Hotels in Guatemala City
Many thousands of years of history is hidden in modern, bustling Guatemala City, which has become a cultural and transport centre for the whole of Central America. Hotel, restaurant and shopping centre developments have invaded the ancient pyramids, but conservation efforts have been made and at times the city’s pre-Colombian past can be seen.
Hidden between the fashion shops of the Miraflores shopping centre there is a small enclave of Mayan ruins that were discovered when the shopping centre was built. The Miraflores Museum is a must-see for visitors that are fascinated by Mayan history, as is the jewel in the crown of historical preservation, the National Archaeology and Ethnology Museum.
Guests at hotels in Guatemala City can start a walking tour at the museum, then go to La Merced, an impressive exhibition of Catholic imagery, and conclude their visit at the National Palace, a 20th century building which was once the seat of government, and is now full of modern art. One of the most unique attractions is a relief map, a three-dimensional model of the landscape in Guatemala. A scaled-down view of the peaks and valleys, it shows clearly how two-thirds of Guatemala is mountainous terrain.
Barceló Guatemala City
There is great choice of hotels in Guatemala City, but the Barceló Guatemala City is the best option for tourists and also for people that are thinking of organising a successful celebration or business event.
The 5-star hotel offers luxury and comfort, as well as security knowing that your stay helps care for the environment, as there are energy saving devices in each room and energy saving is possible in all areas of the hotel. Highlights include the exclusive facilities designed for relaxation and the well-being of guests, such as the heated swimming pool, the beauty salon and a variety of culinary options, including buffet specialities, Japanese cuisine and informal canapé evenings.
Strikers Sports Bar offers live music or karaoke almost every night and visitors can get in shape every day of the week in the gym.
Standing out among the hotels in Guatemala City, the Barceló Guatemala City is famous for its large, successful celebrations and events. Diverse group sizes can be accommodated in its variety of meeting rooms that hold between 20 and 1,500 attendees. There is also free bus transport to ensure that transfers to and from the airport are easy and comfortable.
Guests who are looking for adventure in the open air will find that there is a well-prepared team to accompany them. Kayaking in Lake Atitlán, hiking along the Tzalá waterfalls or even up the Pacaya Volcano are just some of the expeditions that are awaiting guests.