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Hotel San Rafael, Antigua

A tranquil respite in the heart of Antigua and just two-blocks from the city’s central park and cathedral. The San Rafael Hotel is a sophisticated boutique hotel and the ideal base for exploring the cobbled streets of Antigua.

The San Rafael Hotel offers seven thoughtfully designed rooms in a beautifully renovated colonial home. Each room is unique; design elements include four-poster beds, sky lights, hand-carved wooden furniture, stone fireplaces, antique crystal chandeliers, traditional Guatemalan fabrics, and generous bathrooms (some with sunken tubs; others with custom-painted tile showers).

Carefully landscaped courtyards boast Italian cypresses, fig trees, native plants, and gurgling fountains. An indulgent, complimentary breakfast is served overlooking the gardens.

The San Rafael Hotel is an elegant home for those looking to explore the colonial town of Antigua. Explore the cobbled stone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful churches, arches and plazas or venture further afield and discover the surrounding coffee plantations and volcanoes.

San Rafael Hotel, at a glance

  • Luxury boutique hotel in the colonial centre of Antigua
  • Beautifully renovated with only seven rooms
  • Manicured gardens and outdoor sitting areas
  • Cosy interiors with comfortable arm chairs and large fire places
  • Complimentary tea and coffee in the courtyard every morning
  • Just a short walk from the main plaza where there are a host of bustling bars, restaurants and souvenir shops

For leisure and pleasure

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site fo Antigua on foot with a local guide
  • Take a street food tour of the colourful local markets and street food vendors
  • Discover the historical importance of the city in the churches and colonial buildings
  • Visit the chocolate museum or bargain for handicrafts in one of the markets
  • Visit the Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint for spectacular views of the city 
  • Day or overnight hikes to the nearby Fuego and Pacaya volcanoes can be organised
  • Visit a nearby coffee farm in the foothills of the volcanoes and learn how to harvest and brew your own blend

  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    KM, August 2020