Rohnert Park, California
March 28, 2005
I stayed at Posada del Sol for a total of five nights during the month of March 2005. It's a lovely little hotel on the quiet Calle Nazarenes on the northern end of Antigua.
The hotel consists of seven large, nicely decorated rooms. All have three beds: two doubles and a single, or two singles and a double. In each room is also a desk and chair, a wardrobe, and local wood carvings or textiles on the walls. I stayed in rooms #5 and #7, both of which were upstairs and overlooked a pretty courtyard and flowers. The rooms were very clean and had small televisions and bottles of water. The bathrooms were small and clean, and the hotel provided fresh towels each day. There was hot water, but in #7, it was hotter and ran longer than in #5, which had a different kind of shower system.
Only concerns: It was sometimes easy to hear noisy neighbors, because everyone seems to keep their windows open at night in March. And also, the windows themselves at the Posada had no screens, so beware of little critters that can fly in at night and leave you itchy in the morning!
Bald-headed 'Nesto' runs the front desk and is very helpful. He doesn't speak any English but is a very patient communicator. He answered my email (in Spanish) before I arrived, and I was able to make reservations easily with him. They charge US$35 dollars each night but lower the price to $30 if you stay with them three nights or more, whether or not they're consecutive nights.
From journal Colors of Paradise - Antigua, Guatemala