There are some beautiful hotels in Antigua, most housed within charming colonial buildings and many family-friendly. We tried and tested the following hotels in Antigua. 

Hotel Cirilo

Antigua Hotels

Hotel Cirilo


Hotel Cirilo is located on the outskirts of town in the old Candelaria neighbourhood. This area was were Antigua’s working class once lived when the city was first established in 1542. As the population grew, so did the number of churches and chapels. The Hotel Cirilo is built around the recently restored ruins of a colonial church from the 18th century and is quite beautiful. There are only seven rooms at the hotel and each one boasts an open fireplace, which was very welcome on a chilly December night! There’s a lovely solar-heated swimming pool (the water was “bracing” when we visited!) and a flower-filled garden. The hotel serves a very good breakfast but lunch and dinner are lacking, head into town instead. One word of warning, the hotel website says that their facilities are not designed for children under 15 years old. However, we visited with a 9-, 7- and nearly 2-year-old and the staff could not have been more accommodating. You will just need to keep an eye on little kids near the pool. From the centre of town, the hotel is positioned a brisk 10-minute walk without kids and a slightly longer stroll with a toddler!


Antigua Hotels

Our room in Hotel Cirilo



Casa Santo Domingo

Where to stay in Antigua

Casa Santo Domingo. Photo credit Wanderlust Living


Neither of us stayed at Casa Santo Domingo when we were in Antigua although Victoria and her family did enjoy Christmas lunch here! Casa Santo Domingo is widely considered to be Antigua’s most luxury hotel and our friend Andrea over at Wanderlust Living has an excellent post about just how amazing this hotel is!


Where to Stay in Antigua

Casa Santo Domingo Photo credit Wanderlust Living

For more ideas on where to stay in Antigua with kids, take a look at these reviews on TripAdvisor.



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