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Hotel Convento Santa Catalina
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

5A Ave Norte #28
Below The Famous Arch
Antigua Guatemala
Sacatepéquez (Departamento de Sacatepéquez), Guatemala  003001

Beautiful hotel in the center of Antigua Guatemalas colonial history.Located in the restored ruins of the Convent Santa Catalina, under the famous Arch, most famous of all Antigua’s landmarks.Modern comfort with charm of Antigua's colonial era

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Property type: Hotel     17 guest rooms/units   Year built: 1870, Renovated: 2015
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Beautiful hotel in the center of Antigua Guatemala’s colonial history. Located in the restored ruins of the Convent of Santa Catalina, under the famous Arch, the most famous of all Antigua’s landmarks. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while enjoying our great city. Hotel Convento Santa Catalina combines modern comforts with the charm of Antigua’s colonial era. We offer everything that you could need during your stay in Antigua.

· 24hr front desk assistance in a very secure environment
- Travel Agency to help with any tours or ongoing travel. Airport pickup for $37.
• Restaurant with great service and wonderful food
• Free city map & bilingual receptionist to answer any travel or site seeing questions
•Free Wi-Fi in all rooms & hotel areas
• Local phone calls
• All large rooms with flat screen cable TV’s
• Free bottled water and coffee
• Snack bar with a great selection of beers, juices & snacks while lounging or reading a good book
• Hot water & great water pressure 24hrs per day
• Laundry service & Bag storage
• Spanish classes & Translation services
• Garden with beautiful flowers & setting areas
• Great 2nd level terrace with breathtaking 360’ views
• Unique hotel set within ruins of a 400 year old convent
• Meeting places for large groups
• Family friendly environment, offering pack-n-play baby beds for your infant
• CCTV camera system in all common areas of the hotel for additional security
• For $5/person you can use the swimming pool & sauna facilities of our other property
•Parking space is limited and requires reservation.

Hotel Convento Santa Catalina is a tranquil hotel in the heart of Antigua. Our hotel is full of the history that makes Antigua Guatemala an international tourist destination. Our unique hotel is set among the ruins of the convent built for the cloistered nuns order of Santa Catalina. This is probably the most historical property you will find in Antigua Guatemala. The Arch is definitely the most famous and most photographed icon of Antigua. The cloistered order of Santa Catalina began in 1609 in Antigua Guatemala. Their convent, where the hotel is today, began being built in 1613 and was completed in 1647. This is one thing that makes our hotel different, and not many other hotels in the world are like this. So, when we say our hotel has history, we mean over 400 years of history within our hotel walls. Most of the ruins are very weel kept and in their original state. The famous Arch, which was built in 1693, has a passageway inside of it and was used by the nuns to cross over the street to their property on the other side. This way, they could stay out of public site, which was part of their cloistered order.

We are located on the most famous street, Arch Street, in the entire country of Guatemala. And there is more, the most famous historical monument of Antigua Guatemala is part of our historical hotel.

The hotel rooms are situated around a large central courtyard with a beautiful fountain that harnesses the feel of a time long passed. Our rooms and common areas are decorated with beautiful Guatemalan furniture and textiles and many priceless antiques. They are spacious with lots of light and bright colors. All rooms come with private bath, cable TV, hot water, linens, towels, soap and window views. They all have furniture for hanging and folding clothes. All rooms have many hand carved wood furniture pieces and breathtaking chandeliers. Some rooms have views of the colonial ruins. All rooms are well lit with ceiling lights and beautiful hand made lamps on the night stands, beside all beds. Our garden has many sitting areas for relaxing or reading a good book. It is easy to keep in touch, while you are here, with our free Wi-Fi internet. We also offer a Travel Agency, airport pickup, use of a shared kitchen, laundry service, bag storage, Spanish classes and a large garden sitting area. Our bi-lingual staff will help you with all your needs and give you good tourist info. For families with children, we offer pack-n-play baby beds and a family friendly environment.

Our bi-lingual staff will help you with all your needs and answer any questions you have during your stay with us.
Parking space is limited and requires reservation.

Our restaurant, Restaurante El Arco, was founded in 2005. It is named after the main icon of our beautiful city of Antigua "El Arco". It is located in the main entrance of the hotel and sprals through one corridor and the central garden area. We offer a delicious and varied menu of international cuisine and Guatemala typical dishes. This guarantees you a memorable dining experience and excellent service.

Location & Transportation

Our hotel is located in the middle of the most famous icon of Antigua, the famous Arch Street, directly under the Arch and clock tower. We have our own famous restaurant in the hotel, El Arco. There are also many nice restaurants within a 3 minute walk from our front door, as well as tons of shopping and little quaint cafes.

Parking space is limited and requires reservation.

  DirectionsWe are located on the most famous street, Arch Street, in the entire country of Guatemala. And there is more, the most famous historical monument of Antigua Guatemala (The Arch with the clock tower) is part of our historical hotel.

If you are planning your own way, from Guatemala City airport, take a shuttle or drive to Antigua (45 minutes) via Calzada Roosevelt. Enter into Antigua, via 3rd Calle. You need to turn right on 5th Ave, go 1 and a half block and Hotel Convento Santa Catalina is on your left at 5th Ave Norte #28, directly under the Arch.
  TransportationWe offer private airport pickups for $37. This price is for 1 to 3 hotel guest. For larger groups, it is $8 extra per person. For this service, please send your (arrival time, flight #, airline name and from what city you are arriving from) via email at hotelconventosantacatalina@hotmail.

We also have a full service travel agency at hotel reception, where you can reserve a tour or shuttle bus to anywhere in Central America.
  AirportLa Aurora International in Guatemala City, 45 minute drive

Amenities & Attractions

  Local Attractions
Convento Santa Catalina, part of the hotelThe Arch & clock tower, part of the hotel
Arch Street, just outside the hotelCentral Park, 2 blocks
Cathedral, 2 blocksHistorical Churches, 1 block
Museums, 2 blocksColonial ruins, you are staying in the middle of one
Market, 3 blocksBeach, 1 hour
Lake Atitlan, 2.5 hoursTikal Mayan ruins, 8 hrs by car or 2 hrs by plane
Copan Mayan ruins, 6 hoursPacaya Volcano, 1 hour
Iximiche Mayan ruins, 2 hours
24-hr front deskAirport pickupBBQ area
Bar/loungeBicycle rentalBreakfast (extra charge)
Breakfast includedCar rentalChildcare or babysitting
Children permittedConciergeCurrency exchange
Express checkoutFree high speed WiFiGardens
Gay friendlyGift shopGroup services
Handicap accessHistoric siteIcemaker
Laundry/valet serviceLinen includedLuggage carriers
Meal plansMeeting facilitiesMulti-lingual staff
Newspapers/magazinesNo curfewOff-site parking (requires reservation)
Open 24 HoursParking (free)Pets not allowed
RestaurantRestaurant on siteRoom service
Safe deposit boxSmoking not permittedSmoking permitted
Taxi serviceTour/sightseeing assistanceVoltage converters
WIFI (free)free bottled water in each room

Guest Room Amenities

Our Junior suite is unique in its type. It was the Principal’s Office of the Convent at the beginning of the 17th Century. It has a king size bed, and in front of it there is a beautiful fireplace. The bathroom has a bathtub with hot water. The room is very large, as are all of our hotel rooms. This room just has some very special history.

The hotel rooms are aligned around a beautiful garden and historic ornamental fountain. We offer a variety of rooms, all comfy. We offer single, double, triple or quad rooms, with private bath & flat screen cable TV's, in a contemporary-modern construction, which contrast very nicely with the Ruins of the Church of the Convent Santa Catalina. All our beds are all anti-stress mattresses with lots of pillows for your comfort. All rooms have closets for hanging your clothing. All have hand made writing desk & chairs, night stands, head boards, iron forged lamps & windows with lots of natural light.

Our family room is located in the Colonial area, and is the biggest room in our hotel. It has also a big bathroom with a bathtub decorated in the colonial style. These rooms are around the main garden. They are standard rooms with one, two or three beds.

Guests staying three or four nights will receive a complimentary Day Pass for the pool, while guests staying 5-7 nights will receive two Day Passes for the pool. The free pool pass is valid for reservations in, April, May, June, August, September and October. You may access the pool any day of the month (January, February, March, July, November and December) for an additional cost of only $5 per person per day which entitles you of the use of pool and sauna. Pool towels are provided at the hotel. The pool and sauna are located in our sister hotel, Hotel Casa del Parque, a 5 minute or a 3 block walk.

  Room Types
Family Room
Single Room
  Room Amenities
Coffee/tea makerCribs availableEnsuite
Fax serviceHairdryerHandicap facilities
Iron/ironing boardKitchenettesMaid service daily
MicrowaveMountain view roomsNon-smoking rooms
Private bathroomRefrigeratorRollaway beds available
Safe box in roomTelephoneTelevision
Television (cable/satellite)ToiletriesVoltage converters
WIFIWake-up calls

Food & Restaurants

  On site Restaurants
Restaurante El ArcoOur Restaurant “El Arco”. It is located in the main entrance of the hotel and sprals through one corridor and the central garden area. We offer a delicious and varied menu of international cuisine and Guatemala typical dishes.
  Local Restaurants
La Fonda De Calle RealTypical Guatemalan food
Las PalmasGreat decor, excellent food, large menu
FridasMexican food

Payment Information

Rate details: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered in our restaurant daily.
Available discounts: weekly, 7 consecutive nights, only discounts directly through the hotel, email the hotel
Additional charges: A charge may be incurred for extra persons in a room.
Credit cards accepted on location: Visa  Visa Electron  MasterCard  American Express  Discover  Laser  Maestro UK 
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
3 day cancellation policy: If cancelled less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to check-in or no-show, you are charged the full remaining balance of your reservation.

For deposits paid to the hotel: If cancelled more than 14 days prior to check-in, you receive a full refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. If canceled less than 14 days but more than 3 days before check-in, you forfeit your deposit.

The hotel accepts US dollars, Quetzales, Travelers Checks and Credit Cards. If paying with credit or debit card at the hotel, there is a 6% surcharge.

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