El Convento

Location: Antigua | Guatemala

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

Elegantly blending colonial style and contemporary design, El Convento 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. Great for those short of time who still want to see Guatamala's highlights.

Recommended for...

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

Hotel Overview

Where

El Convento is located opposite the famous Capuchinas Convent in Antigua, a 1.5 hour drive from Guatemala City or 2.5 hours from Lake Atitlan.

Rooms at El Convento

There are 20 sumptuous suites at El Convento which flow from a central courtyard graced by a hundred-year-old Tempixque tree. The suites contain cedar-beamed ceilings, a cosy fireplace and some feature outdoor Jacuzzis and a pillow menu.

Food and Facilities

The restaurant “Siitz'”, meaning delight in Mayan, is overseen by the talented local chef Arlene Meneses who gives international dishes a twist by using wonderfully exotic-sounding local ingredients. El Convento features one of the few heated outdoor pools in the area and the Piedras Negras Spa offers conventional therapies and Mayan rituals.

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 Antigua Valley.

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