La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most impressive cities. In fact, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. While here, you can stroll along its cobblestone streets and explore museums and churches. Some of the country’s best restaurants are here, as are a number of high-quality Spanish schools. If you’ve spent a day exploring the streets, head to Cerro de La Cruz, a hill to the north of town, to get a view from above.
Pensativo House Hotel is centrally located in Antigua—guests can easily walk to Antigua’s best landmarks from here. The surrounding neighborhood is known for its tasty cuisine, artisan markets, and vibrant nightlife.
From the complimentary Wi-Fi to the lavish spa, this hotel is top-notch. Casa Rosal also functions as a museum, and is home to a permanent collection of pre-Columbian pieces, including antique furniture and colonial artwork.
The hotel’s spacious guest rooms and suites are attractive and feature a nice range of amenities. Guests will enjoy the showers, which have hot water and rain shower heads, and the large beds that are set with Egyptian cotton sheets. The rooms are fitted with unique furniture and elegant décor, and have views of the surrounding volcanoes and cityscape. They also come with a flat-screen cable TV, safety deposit box, and minibar. The hotel’s suites include whirlpool bathtubs, fireplaces, and even a private patio with a Jacuzzi.
The two on-site restaurants serve wonderful local cuisine and Spanish tapas. Start your day at the Ya’ax Restaurant with a classic Guatemalan breakfast, which includes eggs, beans, and fried plantains. Once evening rolls around grab a happy hour drink from the Lounge La Quinta and then head back to Ya’ax for a gourmet dinner. The restaurant uses traditional local ingredients alongside global flavors.
Spend your afternoon soothing your muscles with a trip to the hotel’s spa. Arrange for a massage or spend time relaxing in the sauna. Guests might also choose to hang out in the garden courtyard or catch up on emails using the Wi-Fi.
The hotel’s business center is helpful for printing boarding passes or catching up on Facebook. Other services ofPensativo House Hotel include free parking, dry-cleaning, conference/event rooms, and print/faxing service.