La Antigua is one of the country’s most popular destinations, and for good reason—the city is charming and historical and hosts an assortment of good restaurants, shops, and bars. Antigua’s Spanish schools are also some of the best in Guatemala. Outside the city limits, you can climb volcanoes, ride horses, and go biking.
Posada de Don Rodrigo is situated near the Santa Catalina Archway, one of Antigua’s most recognizable (and photographed) sites. The hotel is set in a couple of old houses, which gives it a distinctly local feel. This is a hotel with tradition, history, and excellent customer service.
The hotel has 41 unique rooms. The rooms are tidy and spotless and have an array of modern comforts, including a private bathroom, hot water shower, cable TV, wireless Internet, telephone, and room service. Some rooms also have bathtubs and a fireplace.
The restaurant at Posada de Don Rodrigo prepares tasty food in both Guatemalan and international styles. The restaurant has friendly and attentive servers and is open from 6 AM until 10 PM daily. Marimba music is played frequently, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights you can watch a live performance of the “Baile de los Moros,” a folkloric dance of Guatemala.
Posada de Don Rodrigo has a rooftop terrace where you can sip drinks at sunset and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding area (which includes three volcanoes). On the ground floor is a lovely little courtyard with a garden and fountain. Both the rooftop terrace and courtyard are a great place to read, relax, or chat.