Hotel Cirilo: charming boutique hotel in Antigua, Guatemala

Hotel Cirilo in Antigua, Guatemala is a small boutique hotel located in one of the most charming colonial towns in Central America. The town of Antigua, founded in the early 16th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and an outstanding example of preserved colonial architecture and cultural value . Built 1,500 metres above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the space of under three centuries the city, which was built on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired a number of superb monuments.

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Conceived as a tranquil and quiet retreat, Hotel Cirilo is located at the Candelaria neighborhood, one of the most peaceful areas of the original urban area of La Antigua Guatemala, close to everything yet far enough from the hustle and bustle. Surrounding the recently restored ruins of a colonial church from the eighteenth century, the hotel is small-scale with only 7 spacious rooms with fireplaces. The restaurant offers views of the gardens in the nave of the old chapel and the majestic cone of the Agua volcano that dominates Antigua’s landscape. A solar-heated lap pool and free WiFi are some of the other amenities offered at Hotel Cirilo.

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Hotel Cirilo
Calle de los Duelos No. 11
Antigua Guatemala
Tel  (502) 7832-6650

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.


  1. Antigua Guatemala is a nice town. You can visit ruins and the rest of the country: Tikal ruins for example