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Pensativo House Hotel

4a Avenida sur no. 24, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/09/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 112 hotels in Antigua
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
At Pensativo House Hotel, you are our guest and this means the world to us! We will pamper you and try our very best to make your visit to this amazing city one for the record books. Our goal is to make you feel completely comfortable and worry free at all times. When you stay at our hotel in Antigua, exclusively for adults, you are treated like the king of the house. With robust Colonial architecture, a garden courtyard entrance, and the perfect location on a charming residential cobblestone avenue only steps from our city’s Central Park, Pensativo House Hotel is the travel destination you dream of discovering – and a place you never want to leave. Boasting a detailed eye for Guatemalan art, design and décor as well as a wish to subtly infuse historic elegance with contemporary luxury, our 26-room boutique house hotel offers an intimate luxury experience in a relaxed environment in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala. Come explore the culturally rich neighborhood just beyond our doors, known for its authentic Guatemalan cuisine, artisan markets, boutique shops and vibrant nightlife! From our home you can easily stroll to dozens of landmarks, including the renowned 17th century cathedral of San Jose, enchanting plazas; impressive historic ruins with amazing views and incredible venues that house beautiful coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores, factories, think tanks, schools, universities or galleries. While relaxing on property, savor the taste of our sumptuous homemade breakfast straight out of our delicious kitchen. Recharge in one of the many cozy corners all over our hotel, or spoil yourself with an amazing spa treatment either at Ceiba Spa at Porta Antigua or in the privacy of your own room. Discover how no other luxury boutique hotel in Antigua connects you with the essence, warmth and hospitality of our city like Pensativo House Hotel!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
Adults only
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Susan M wrote a review 19 Jan
Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica72 contributions34 helpful votes
The hotel itself is beautiful. The courtyard and roof terrace are fantastic. The rooms are large and the bathroom is good. We found the room quite cold and dark. Because the room over looked the courtyard you couldn’t open the blind . It would have been nice to have lights on the roof top terrace so you could sit out in the evening and have a drink. The hotel doesn’t have a laundry service which is strange, however there is a laundry on 5th and 7th called Summer laundaria . The hotel was helpful when we needed to print some paperwork . The breakfast is good but the service is slow . I asked for a bowl of fruit that came with yogurt and granola . On one day there was no yogurt and no explanation. Beware they put fruit on that’s not on the menu. I have a severe kiwi allergy, there was no kiwi listed, however it came out in my bowl. I explained I’m allergic and it was just removed. There was a big lack of understanding of allergies. It was challenging getting a total replacement as the kiwi had touched the other foods . Antigua is a gorgeous city and the hotel is well placed and very safe. If you don’t want to walk at night you can call an Uber and it’s really cheap. If we came back to Antigua we would stay here again as the hotel is beautiful. I would like a better chairs in the room and a heater or a lit fire.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring a jumper it’s cold at night. Go to Aqua roof top bar you can see the volcano.
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Response from Pi HH, General Manager at Pensativo House Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Susan M, We truly appreciate your valuable feedback. We'll be working with our Restaurant team to improve on the experience we are providing to our Guests so that every special request or needs are attended, such as allergies and attention to service areas. On your next visit to Antigua you'll be able to experience the changes we are working on, really hope you come back soon! Sincerely,
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EKW1989 wrote a review 13 Jan
London, United Kingdom47 contributions54 helpful votes
We stayed at Pensativo over New Years and had a lovely stay. The hotel is beautiful and feels very typical of the area. The room and bathroom were both huge which was lovely. However we were on honeymoon and booked a double room and instead were given a room with 2 small double beds and couldn’t swap to a single large double. The only improvement to the rooms would be somewhere for us both to have sat (there was a chair and a desk) and no balcony. Perhaps a small table and 2 chairs could be added? Also we had to request the mini fridge which was advertised (we were told they’d been taken out of the room due to covid..) For a hotel of this standard the amenities could be improved by having a separate shampoo and conditioner rather than the cheap 2 in 1 variety Breakfast was delicious although slightly disappointed that they could not accommodate gluten free bread even on request Location wise it was perfect - only a short walk to town but slightly quieter due to it being slightly out the centre. Also it’s sister hotel has a pool/gym you can use for free which we made use of Overall a lovely hotel but a few little touches to improve on
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Pi HH, General Manager at Pensativo House Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Emma T, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We are so glad that you had a lovely stay. Your feedback regarding reservation process, room details, amenities, and gluten free bread request will be taken into consideration to improve our guests' experience. Hope you visit us again in a near future. Sincerely,
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andrea osuna wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions
Antigua is a charming city for couples and what is the best way to plan a romantic weekend than this place. The rooms are romantic and offer everything that you need to relax. We stay for one night but we are already planning to come back
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Percy Aguilar, General Manager at Pensativo House Hotel
Responded 22 Aug 2021
Dear Guest, We are so glad that you're planning to come back! Our team will always be happy to be at your service, hope to see you soon! Warm wishes,
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Esther H wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
We had an amazing time at Pensativo House...the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the rooms were big and beautiful! My son got married and had the most beautiful wedding with the best wedding food I've ever tasted. It's an absolutely spectacular hotel and venue. The staff was so welcoming, warm and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Double Queen was big and beautiful!
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Response from Percy Aguilar, General Manager at Pensativo House Hotel
Responded 23 Jul 2021
Dear Guest, We are so glad to hear you had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much for trusting in our services for such important and memorable event. Really hope you come to visit us again in a near future. Sincerely,
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nugz wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
I absolutely love this boutique hotel. My husband and I always leave feeling loved and cared for. Wendy and her team think of every detail and make sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable. Breakfasts on the terrace are my favorite way to start the day. I highly recommend visiting them with your partner or with family.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Percy Aguilar, General Manager at Pensativo House Hotel
Responded 15 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the traveler community on Trip Advisor. Your comments really motivate us to continue making our guests feel loved and cared for before, during and after their stay. Really hope you visit us soon! Warm wishes,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pensativo House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pensativo House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Antigua Cigars (0.4 km), San Jose El Viejo (0.3 km), and Casa de Artes (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pensativo House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Pensativo House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pensativo House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pensativo House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Moros by Porta Hotel Antigua, Por Que No? Cafe, and Taqueria Doña Lupita.
Does Pensativo House Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Pensativo House Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pensativo House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pensativo House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pensativo House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande (0.5 km), Real Palacio (0.8 km), and Casa Popenoe (0.6 km).