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Situated in Antigua Guatemala, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Las Capuchinas Convent and La Merced Church. Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A. and Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an indoor pool, and spa services are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 26 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and TVs. Minibars, room service, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

El Convento Boutique Hotel ratings based on 74 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
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Excellent hotel a short walk from city center

4 out of 5
by from Chicago
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Pros: The main floor area with its construction simulating an old convent; its vegetation; its comfortable chairs, and dining area is like an exclusive club
Cons: Our room on the second floor consisting of all walls and no windows except in the ceiling was somewhat claustrophobic.
Location: The hotel is across the street from one of the important ruins of Antigua, the Convent of las Capuchinas. It is several blocks from most activities.
A premium hotel, one of the most expensive in Antigua. The staff handles everything in a first class way. The staff is there when you need assistance but otherwise respects your privacy.
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Amazing Colonial Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Louisville
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Pros: The look and feel of the colonial architecture throughout
Cons: Better lighting in the private patio, and perhaps a firepit for an extended outdoor experience.
Location: The location was perfect, within walking distance of everything, shops, local market, and a plethora of restaurants. Yet, located in quiet street.
After my visit I confirmed every single review about this hotel and its staff. Friendly and helpful staff, super comfortable and high end accommodations. The layout of the suit I stayed in was very cozy and had all amenities that made my stay very pleasant. The fireplace was perfect for the December days of cool weather, the private patio is tastefully decorated and glaringly accented with the water fountain, that the overall look and feel of staying at a convent is very real and exquisite. When I visit Antigua Guatemala again, I will most definitely stay at this hotel, as it exceeds my expectations of a boutique hotel.
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Thanksgiving in Guatemala

5 out of 5
by from Atlanta
Posted Dec 2, 2016
Pros: Rustic decor, courtyards, pool, candles, charm
Cons: The special menu in the restaurant Thanks giving night was fantastic, but other than that, I thought the food was bland and uninteresting
Location: The old buildings, architecture, jade stores, street sellers were all so interesting to visit. Easy day trips. Central location
This was our best Thanksgiving ever and definitely the most memorable. We had dinner in the restaurant of the hotel which borders and interior courtyard with a fountain. The hotel is built on a series of courtyards, some have fountains, another a pool sitting underneath a stone wall fountain. The courtyards are green and cool and enchanting. This must have been an old convent (hence the name) and once inside you have the sense of comfort, romance and magic. We went with our three teenage boys. We splurged and got separate rooms. Very nice. Our room had a private terrace which was walled in with a private jacuzzi and wall fountain. sitting in the hot tub with my husband at the patio table, totally private, was so relaxing. The bathroom was huge. The decoration is definitely rustic. If you want sleek and modern or sweeping views, this is not the hotel. If you want intimate, charming and luxurious, this hotel more than fills the bill. I think this is one of my favorite hotels ever and I've been all over the world. Great location. about 3 blocks from the center plaza/park. Everything is in walking distance. Great vacation with teens. We climbed a volcano and went to the lake. DONT rent a car. So easy to get lost and road not so safe. It is very easy to get transfers from the airport and tours to the main spots.
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Amazing Hotel

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 8, 2016
Probably one of my favorite hotels on earth. Beautiful inside.
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Looks like an old world convent

5 out of 5
by from from Florida
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Pros: I really like the staff. And the restaurant is superb.
Cons: The steps and stairs make this not for everyone. Other then that I wouldn't change a thing.
Location: In 6 blocks you are in the city park. Horse drawn carriages. Street food. Tours. Children playing. Or get taxi into surrounding areas
21st century convenience. Beautiful. 6 short blocks to Central Park. Only for the sure footed. I'm a senior and do fine. But their are stairs and stepping stones. The staff is world class. Everyone is so kind and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 7, 2016 by General Manager
Dear Ellie, thank you so much for writing a review of your recent stay. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your overall stay. We hope you come back soon!
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beautiful hotel,good location great staff

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 19, 2016
Staff was very friendly polite and always there to help us in any way.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2016 by General Manager.
We thank you for writing us a comment of your recent stay. Please come back soon!
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Nice hotel in Antigua Guatemala

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 12, 2016
Hotel El Convento is a nice hotel. The only thing we did not like is that our rooms were too dark. They have closed the terrace and put a wall where they had balconies, so we felt closed in. Next time we will ask for rooms in the first floor. But for the rest, the hotel is very beautiful, and service is excellent .
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2016 by General Manager
Thank you very much for rating our property, we will definitely take in consideration your comments. We hope you come back soon!
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Beautiful hotel

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Sep 5, 2016
Pros: the rooms
Cons: I was expecting a nice terrace with a great view but it was closed
Location: la cuevita de los urquizu, nice restaurant
Lovely hotel in great location, tranquil, close to everything, the hotel room it was beautiful, the staff was very helpful, friendly, efficient. great hotel. but the terrasse was closed and not coffee
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 5, 2016 by General Manager
Dear AA, thank you for taking the time to write us a comment of your recent stay. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your overall experience. We hope you come back soon!
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Beautiful, Quiet Retreat

5 out of 5
by from Claremont, CA
Posted Sep 4, 2016
Lovely hotel, friendly, attentive staff. I would stay here again, and again without a second thought. Beautiful grounds, attention to detail, and centrally located in Antigua. Restaurant with bar service on-site, too. Tough to beat what you receive for the price at El Convento.
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Sep 7, 2016 by General Manager
Thank you so much for taking the time writing us a comment. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your overall experience. We hope you come back soon!
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Beutiful well mantained hotel

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 20, 2016
The air conditioning system is very bad. It cools to a desired temperature and then it stops. So it becomes cold and then warm, no stability in the room temperature
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Baroque hotel also offers an indoor pool, spa services, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

El Convento Boutique Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 26 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2008 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Indoor pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Shower only 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Television 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Desk 
  • Fireplace 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Minibar 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

This hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: GTQ 80.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Internet access
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: GTQ 88 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • El Convento Boutique
  • El Convento Boutique Antigua Guatemala
  • El Convento Boutique Hotel
  • El Convento Boutique Hotel Antigua Guatemala

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This hotel is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.
  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.