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3 Avenida Norte No. 9, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#31 of 114 in Antigua
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El Carmen Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Antigua, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and a concierge while staying at El Carmen Hotel. In addition, El Carmen Hotel offers free breakfast, which will help make your Antigua trip additionally gratifying.

Close to some of Antigua's most popular landmarks, such as Cathedral de Santiago (0.1 mi) and Convento de las Capuchinas (0.1 mi), El Carmen Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Antigua has plenty of Asian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Toko Baru, Red Koi, and Restaurante Mulan, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Cerro de la Cruz (0.4 mi), Caoba Farms (0.9 mi), or Casa Santo Domingo Museums (0.3 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Antigua!

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Yadami_everywhere wrote a review Jan 2022
Miami, Florida94 contributions64 helpful votes
2 blooks from Antigua certer. Many restaurants and places to visit around the hotel. Breakfast is so good. People of this property are amazing service.Hotel is old but clean and in good condition. View from the breaksfast is amazing.Great terrace view from top of hotel. Can see multiple volcanoes. All family love it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Great location, steps from Central Park and Cathedral.
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Responded 18 Jan 2022
Thank you for your comments, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can visit us soon!
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Val M wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California5 contributions
The roof top is fantastic and very enjoyable to have breakfast or work (as I did, see picture!) The hotel is charming and very well located in the center of town. The staff is nice - good if you speak Spanish m. I stayed in 2 different rooms. One was a little outdated, the other one was bigger and had a renovated bathroom- the second one was definitely better :-) I would stay there again. Good value/quality.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 2 Jul 2021
Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.
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David L wrote a review May 2021
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There are so many excellent things to mention about El Carmen Hotel. It is in a prime location that leaves you a block from the Central park and a couple of blocks from the Arch. So many great restaurants and bars located near by. The staff here is friendly and happy to help when asked upon. Walking into the courtyard and having free wi-fi to enjoy a nice coffee in a shaded area. The terrace upstairs allows you to have a great view while enjoying an included breakfast with your stay. The food is excellent and the staff that helps you enjoy your free breakfast is great. The rooms have A/C which is huge when it can get a little muggy and humid during the daytime in the right season. I was able to connect my firestick and let the kids enjoy disney plus on downtime, which was huge. The beds are super comfy. 100% coming back to this awesome cozy hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 Jul 2021
Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our location in Antigua. We hope to see you again very soon!
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Olman A wrote a review Nov 2020
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I just visit Guatemala for the first time and visit the Colonial City of Antigua! My wife and I stayed at Hotel El Carmen. The Hotel environment was wonderful and all the staff was very friendly and attentive. In addition the Hotel location was very convenient to explore everything around this city. Their breakfasts options were the best... Fruits and orange juice were always included and served before the breakfast was ready. Their coffee was excellent and always freshly brewed. I definitely recommend El Carmen to any visitor.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Just ask for the best rooms available and check them out. Staff is very friendly and helpful
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Responded 2 Dec 2020
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our location in Antigua, coffee and breakfasts. Thank you for your comments!
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Dawn R wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas61 contributions10 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of visiting Hotel Carmel while stuck in Guatemala after the president shut the borders due to the coronavirus. We are the only three staying at the hotel and these people have been perfect. They serve breakfast in the morning they’re opening the bar at night. They have been kind and courteous and respectful and overly sympathetic to our cause. They slashed the price in half because they know we’re stuck. If I ever get back here I will absolutely visit this place again the city is beautiful and I can’t say more about the staff here.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Thank you for your comments, we are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us!
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US$84 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
GuatemalaSacatepequez DepartmentAntigua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Carmen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Carmen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Casa del Jade (0.06 km), Antigua Foodie Tours (0.3 km), and Casa Santo Domingo Museums (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Carmen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at El Carmen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Carmen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wachuma, La Bruja, and Canela Antigua.
Does El Carmen Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, El Carmen Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at El Carmen Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Carmen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Carmen Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande (0.5 km), Real Palacio (0.1 km), and Casa Popenoe (0.3 km).
Is El Carmen Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.