Combining a colonial ambience with state-of-the-art facilities and excellent service, El Convento is the most luxurious place to stay in the architecturally and culturally fascinating city of Antigua, ringed by three majestic volcanoes. Anitigua is often heralded as Guatemala's most beautiful colonial city, and in fact in the whole of Central America, and this is the perfect place form which to explore.
El Convento's 26 rooms and suites feature flat screen televisions, iPod docks and wireless internet, while fireplaces, multi-directional rain showers and outdoor Jacuzzi tubs on private decks create a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.
Native plants and fountains fill the courtyard and walled gardens and there is a small lap pool, while a terracotta–tiled walkway and shady alcoves offer seating areas with indigenous cushions providing a splash of colour. As the sun sets, head to the rooftop patio for sublime views of the surrounding volcanoes before feasting at the hotel's wonderful El Convento restaurant, serving exquisitely presented gourmet dishes with subtle twists and infused with spices, flowers and fruits of the region.