Meson de Maria
Meson de Maria is a cosy property in Antigua evoking the colonial era with antiques and pretty foliage-filled courtyards.
There are many pretty Spanish colonial-style hotels in Antigua, and this is one of the most evocative. Situated in a refurbished residence from the colonial era, it has cosy, exquisitely decorated guest-rooms of varying size, set around little patios with terraces and balconies dripping with tropical vegetation. Antiques are dotted round the property which also features exposed brickwork, wicker chairs and open fires which come together in a kind of upmarket rustic chic.
There’s a roof terrace on which to relax and enjoy the sun and views over the city from a lounger, massage and babysitting services on request and a restaurant opposite owned by the hotel . Part of its appeal is its location close to the city’s iconic arch, close to the main square and the principal attractions.
What our clients say
The combo of Guatemala Highlands and Honduras/Livingston offered the experience of a variety of settings and cultures. I must say that Antigua and Atitlan were stunning!CV, New York
Most memorable experience: "Tikal stands out as does the diversity of the bird life."LF, Bristol
Everything about Guatemala was a highlight, particularly the market at Chichicastenango and lake Atitlan.HN, Brentwood
Highlights:- So many memories, I think I have to say Lake Atitlan.KW
Tour of Tikal was much appreciated. Guide was knowledgeable and it would have been difficult to learn as much on our ownNW, Wells
Highlights? “The whole of Guatemala - can’t wait to go back. People were amazing - Tikal awesome. We wouldn’t have even gone if Tom Manchester hadn’t advised us to”.CJ, Warwickshire
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