Luxury awaits at the newly restored The San Rafael Hotel in Antigua, Guatemala. Preserving the charm and history, while enhancing modern amenities and luxury this captivating hotel is sure to exceed guests expectations.
The San Rafael, which opens following a three-year restoration, incorporates the remains of an early structure significantly altered in the nineteenth century.
The recent restoration preserves the form of a grand, traditional colonial home with its brick, stone and stucco construction; two courtyards; antique tile roofs; and three water features (including a dramatic wall fountain). Besides the furnished patio where one can enjoy a leisurely breakfast while gazing over the garden, guests will appreciate the elegant and lofty sitting and dining room, the perfect space in which to sip a glass of wine, sit before a roaring fire, or catch up on emails and correspondence.
Entering through the gates of the San Rafael, visitors enjoy a sweeping view of the first courtyard with its two fountains and richly varied planting: Italian cypresses, ficus trees, and the colorfull blossoms of native plants.
The hotel office and reception are conveniently located off the entry vestibule, where newly arriving guests will be greeted with a welcome beverage, and hotel residents may seek advice on touring the city, securing reservations at Antigua´s finest restaurants, or making arrangements for a private excursion.
Submerse yourself in colonial character at The San Rafael Hotel. Imaginative fireplaces, fine linen, custom four poster king beds, locally-crafted accents, and much more await in these one-of-a-kind rooms.
Breakfast is a special occasion here, guests enjoying it while seated around the courtyard or in the dining room. For those fond of coffee or tea upon awakening, and before sitting down to breakfast, complimentary self-serve beverages are available in the courtyard each morning. The breakfast menu includes traditional offerings as well as a rotating array of special dishes. Breakfast is served between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:30 am weekdays, 11:00 am weekends.