El Convento

Location: Antigua (Guatemala) | Guatemala

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Elegantly blending colonial style and contemporary design, El Convento, one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Antigua. Nestled beneath awe-inspiring volcanoes, Antigua is one of Central America’s true gems, home to an abundance of wonderful churches and ruins. El Convento is the perfect base from which to discover this fascinating city.
Perfect forCulture vultures and romantics.
In the knowTake a helicopter tour to Chichicastenango or Lake Atitlan - a fantastic option for those short of time who still want to see Guatemala's highlights.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

El Convento is located opposite the famous Capuchinas Convent in Antigua. 

Rooms at El Convento

There are 26 gorgeous suites at El Convento which flow from a central courtyard graced by a century-old Tempisque tree. The suites have plenty of character, including cedar-beamed ceilings and cosy fireplaces, and some have private patios and outdoor Jacuzzis.

Food & Drink

Enjoy gourmet cuisine, with international dishes given a twist by using wonderfully exotic-sounding local ingredients, alongside an impressive wine list and world-renowned Guatemalan coffee. 


After discovering the area's historic gems, retreat to the serene gardens and courtyard, and relax by the gently trickling fountain.

Activities at El Convento

Step back in time and explore the colonial city, visiting the colonial ruins and churches. For a little more action, hike Pacaya Volcano or take a bike tour through the valley.

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Hotel location

El Convento is a 1.5-hour drive from Guatemala City or 2.5 hours from Lake Atitlan. It is approximately an hour's drive from Guatemala's La Aurora airport. 

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