Hotel Boutique La Merced

Tranquility behind closed doors in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala

Colourful buildings line narrow cobbled streets; the fronts of coffee shops, restaurants, and craft stores working in harmony to bring beauty and charm to the well known city of Antigua, Guatemala. The subtle hum of locals going about their business blends seamlessly with the pleasant buzz of those who are simply visiting, eager to witness the infamous yellow arch and magnificent volcanic backdrop with their own eyes.

Every corner you turn is a treat for the senses. Every direction you look offers awe-inspiring views of volcanoes and rolling hills that encompass this picturesque city. Fresh fruit carts pop up on every corner, complete with the proud toothless smile of an elderly man who’s happy to be a part of your day. Children play and laugh in the streets, sharing simple toys that provide hours of entertainment. It’s a place of life and laughter, the apotheosis of the city’s story.


Once the country’s capital city, Antigua’s architecture whispers tales of colonial times, with countless simple yet striking wooden doors now the focus of much attention from travelers and photographers. Hidden behind one of the many wooden doors is an elegant boutique hotel that offers peace and tranquility in the heart of the lively city.

Centrally located just a few blocks from the famous arch, Hotel Boutique La Merced is the perfect base for exploring this historic city. Step through the doors on the main street and enter a different world. The sounds of the city are left outside on the pavement, as the door closes to reveal a meticulously peaceful space within.


An open courtyard filled with greenery and palms is the perfect focal point. An abundance of light floods in from above, illuminating the elegant archways that form the structure of the building.

Hotel Boutique La Merced is a quaint establishment with only a handful of guest rooms, giving it a true home-like feeling. Each room is incredibly spacious with high ceilings and original stone floors, and tastefully decorated with neutral shades. The rooms are adorned with traditional Guatemalan pieces and high quality linens, offering unbeatable comfort and a real sense of luxury.

With a maximum capacity of 16, and the ability to book the property as a whole, this would be ideal for a large group holiday or a special occasion. A beautiful well maintained garden at the back of the property offer plenty of outdoor space for celebrations with family and friends.


Start the day well with a home cooked breakfast of eggs or pancakes, served with fresh fruit and exquisite Guatemalan coffee. Be sure to get the most out of your day by asking for recommendations from the helpful and friendly staff team. They know all of the best food spots in town, and can even advise which places to go on certain days to taste the very best local food on offer.

Hotel Boutique La Merced is the perfect choice for those wanting to be in the heart of the city with the tranquility of being in the hills, and the comfort of being at home. If you’re planning a group trip to Antigua, look no further - this is the place for you.


Highlights of Hotel Boutique La Merced

  • Incredibly spacious rooms.

  • Luxurious bed linens.

  • Lovely communal seating area, perfect for relaxing with a book.

  • Central location, yet very peaceful inside.

  • Great size for large groups - you can reserve the entire hotel for a set price.

  • Breakfast is included, giving you a great start to the day.

  • Loads to do in the area, and staff are happy to recommend the best places to eat (great food that you probably wouldn’t come across otherwise!)

  • Staff are extremely friendly and go above and beyond to ensure you have an unforgettable stay.


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