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Hostal San Nicolas

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Calle de los Pasos # 20 y 9a. calle., Antigua 03001 Guatemala
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We are a small hotel, located at quiet southeast part of Antigua located just a few minutes from the famous San Francisco Church, where Saint Hermano Pedro rests. At "Hostal San Nicolas" you can enjoy a unique atmosphere. We only have four comfortable rooms and a staff that will treat you as family. Hostal San Nicolas is a 5 minute walk to Central Plaza it is close enough to allow you to explore the main tourist spots but also enjoy the ambience of the local streets and people. Has a lovely sitting room with fireplace, gorgeous courtyard, you can spend the day enjoying the garden courtyard before joining a tour or leave for your meeting.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Theeverydaytravelista wrote a review Jun 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina38 contributions5 helpful votes
This hostal is very low-key and in a wonderful location. Easy to walk all around Antigua from here. The ladies who work at the front desk were the sweetest. They made sure everything was well taken care of, including the guests and their safety. We loved that aspect as it was our first visit to Antigua and we weren't quite sure what to expect. Overall this was a quiet neighborhood as well. When we left, I wanted to give the front desk ladies (who were extremely hard workers) a hug - they made our stay that great! My boyfriend and I were here for a wedding. The location is great, rooms and grounds are extremely clean and well-maintained, and the staff was excellent. Very safe. Beautiful place! Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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EugeneGreenie wrote a review Feb 2018
Eugene, Oregon4 contributions
Small (only 4 rooms) quiet hotel. Located across the street from Hermano San Pedro Cathedral. Attentive staff, Anna, has been very helpful. Has all the modern conveniences, hot water, internet, and is classic colonial building. Excellent breakfast in a formal dining room. Easy walk to the central park.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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dublaze wrote a review Nov 2017
Oakland, Ca.10 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a room at the Hostal San Nicolas for a one-night return to Antigua after traveling throughout Guatemala. Unfortunately, our Friday evening flight from Flores (near Tikal) was cancelled, and we couldn't fly back until Saturday morning. Thus, we had no chance to make it for our Friday night stay at San Nicolas. Knowing that our reservation was nonrefundable, I relayed our situation to the staff as soon as soon as I new it, early Friday afternoon, so hopefully they could rent the room to someone else (and see fit to give us a refund). Within a few hours, they agreed to give us a 50 percent refund. That seemed like a square deal to us. They said that since it was Friday, it would take a few days to enact the refund. Lo and behold, a week or so later, the hotel emailed me to say the refund was initiated on their end. Could I check things on my end? And yes, my credit card online transactions showed the refund. This hotel looks like a very nice place to stay, and based on that great level of customer service, I expect it would be a trustworthy place to stay, as well. If and when we return to Antigua, we will look to make a reservation here.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Helle S wrote a review Jul 2017
Soborg, Denmark16 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice small and peaceful, a nice little garden makes it the perfect spot. You are getting a hotel service with a family touch. Do not expect the big breakfast buffet- you sit around a table with other guests and get the food you choose on a plate.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark J wrote a review Mar 2017
Splendora, Texas8 contributions4 helpful votes
I just took a quick spur of the moment trip to Guatemala. I ended up at Hotel San Nicolas for three nights. I booked through the internet at the airport, but when I arrived my reservation had not gone through. The desk person, Anna, gave me the room at the advertised rate and helped with all the details of taking a volcano tour, where to eat, and booked several shuttle rides for me. This was the same with the other staff members. They were a huge help to someone with very limited Spanish. The room was what I expected. Clean and comfortable. The outside temps were very comfortable, which is good as there is not climate control in the room. This is common at hotels here, but something you should know if you are American and expect every room to have AC/heat. The only other thing I would mention was the room was advertised with a hot tub. Which is not exactly wrong, but not what most Americans would expect. It is a regular bathtub with jets not a big Jacuzzi for several people. The water was hot and always available. It was not one of the electric (suicide showers) that are also common in the area. The small central garden in the center of the property is beautiful and peaceful, I could see someone spend time there if their main goal was to relax and de-stress The hotel is a bit of a walk to the main square. This let's it be quiet, but if walking is an issue for you, you may want to stay closer. I did feel very safe walking the streets even late at night. I would stay here again, as I thought the value for the price was good.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I stayed in room 4, kingsize bed and tube.
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Response from HSNAntigua, Administrador at Hostal San Nicolas
Responded 29 Mar 2017
Thank you so much for your visit and for share your opinion with us, we are glad to know that you've enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon. Best regards,
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US$80 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GuatemalaSacatepequez DepartmentAntigua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal San Nicolas
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal San Nicolas?
Nearby attractions include Convento Santa Clara (0.3 km), Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande (0.1 km), and Antigua Cigars (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal San Nicolas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal San Nicolas?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal San Nicolas?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal San Nicolas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Por Que No? Cafe, Restaurante Las Antorchas, and Toscana.
Does Hostal San Nicolas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostal San Nicolas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hostal San Nicolas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal San Nicolas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostal San Nicolas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande (0.1 km), Real Palacio (0.5 km), and Casa Popenoe (0.3 km).
Is Hostal San Nicolas accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.