La Villa Serena Hotel


La Villa Serena's warm and elegant atmosphere invites you to experience her peace and tranquility by exploring her tropical flowers and lush greenery, relaxing in a hammock while swaying in a gentle breeze or watching the volcanoes from the terrace. Each room has been carefully styled to allow you to delight in the art and ethos of some of the most mystic and enchanting cultures ever known. Choose among living the African, Ottoman, Australian, or Mexican experience in the privacy of your own room and simultaneously a colonial style with a sophisticated difference.

Wander among the rest of the villa and her exotic orchid collection as you discover your own nook to enjoy and revel in. You will be received by La Villa Serena's owner whose warmth, hospitality and charm will make you feel right at home. Her extensive worldwide travels have allowed her to collect works of art from all over the globe, become adept in various international cuisines and most importantly, to realize the importance of sweet pleasures while traveling.

If you are accustomed to good things in life, come and and stay with us, where your comfort and enjoyment are our first priority.

Colonial Home

experience the real colonial family like stay

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Villa Serena's Services

  • Wireless Internet throughout the premises
  • Safety deposit box in all rooms
  • Cable TV
  • Each room has a private bathroom with abundant hot water
  • Airport transportation, private or in a shuttle
  • Tours, in a shuttle or private transportation to:
    • Tikal (by air also) daily departures. Optional: lodging inside the National Park, private guide and meals at the hotel.
    • Pacaya Volcano shuttle, twice a day.
    • Antigua's neighbouring towns
    • Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan. Market days both places can be visited leaving early in the morning.
    • Monterrico, daily departures
    • Copan, Honduras by land. Optional: private guide in english or spanish through the ruins with lodging at the boutique hotel Yat Balam.
    • Rio Dulce and Puerto Barrios.
    • Coban, Guatemala.
    • Lanquin caves.
    • Land transportation and conections to Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica
  • Complete breakfast of your choice
  • Snack and wet bar
  • Communal lounge areas
  • Communal terrace with incredible views
  • Daily maid and linen service
  • Goose down comforters and pillows; imported linens
  • Lending library
  • Personalized assistance for getting around town, restaurants, places of interest, tours
  • Private Spanish Lessons, where you can chose to be accompanied by your teacher to historical sights in Antigua, visits to museums, markets, handicrafts shops
  • Taxi service
  • Doctor housecalls
  • Pharmacy service
  • In room massages
  • Free secure parking
  • Laundry service
  • Catered dinner (upon request for 4 or more people) varied cuisine available.
  • You can rent the entire Villa which has a maximum capacity of 15 people and is perfect for a reunion amongst friends or family!

Going Beyond

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Antigua Guatemala

La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its numerous colonial ruins and churches is a charming town found in the central highlands of Guatemala. Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Goathemalan (City of Saint James of the Knights of Guatemala), was founded on March 10, 1543 in the Valley of Panchoy after two previous attempts to establish a capital failed.

In 1566 King Felipe II of Spain gave it the title of"Muy Noble y Muy Leal" ("Very Noble and Very Loyal") and for over 200 years Santiago de los Caballeros served as the seat of the authorities of the Spanish colony of Guatemala, an immense region that extended from present-day southern Mexico and encompassed almost all of modern Central America.

In 1773, a series of earthquakes destroyed most of the town, and the Spanish Crown ordered the capital to be relocated to a safer area, the Valley of the Shrine, where Nueva Guatemala de la Asuncion (New Guatemala of the Ascension), present day Guatemala City, was founded. The badly damaged city of Santiago de los Caballeros was ordered abandoned, although it was not entirely deserted, and was referred to as la Antigua Guatemala.

In the present, Antigua has risen from her ruins and become a delightful town of approximately 35,000 people where her colonial heritage abounds and permeates the very air. The sound of horse drawn carriages among the cobblestones is an every day affair, as is walking among colonial ruins around practically every corner. Surrounded by three volcanoes and rolling green hills Antigua's picturesque nature is undeniable and infinitely captivating.

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Colonial City

World Heritage site by UNESCO

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Guest Reviews

Find out what other guets are saying about us and their experiences in Antigua Guatemala

  • Guest Review

    "Fantastic B&B"
    Why do I keep coming back? This was my 4th visit to Antigua. And the 4th at the Villa. What makes each visit fantastic is the accommodations, location, attentiveness and knowledge of the staff. Also the views from the rooftop of the city and the surrounding volcanos.

    Rick S.
  • Guest Review

    “Perfect Week in Antigua”
    We had the best time in Antigua at La Villa Serena. Our hostes can speak English and Spanish and is a very warm and welcoming person. She'll guide you at your arrival to visit Antigua. The house is in a nice and very calm residential neighborhood. She decorated the different rooms with great tastes: antiques family furnitures, Guatemalan textiles and flowers and plants everywhere. It was very relaxing to stay there as working at the same time. The breakfast is very good and you'll feel like at home. Thank you again! We'll come back !

    Celine G
  • Guest Review

    “True to its name!”
    This is a wonderfully serene B&B located only 10min from Parque Central in Antigua. Its location allows you to get the best of both worlds- solitude with view of volcano to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Antigua and yet close enough to pop back to pick up something or after a long day exploring. The Manager is a charming host and we loved little Mimosa too. A hearty breakfast outdoors amongst the beautiful lush succulents set us up each morning. We loved the decor which is a mix of Guatemalan pieces and items from all around the world. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Guest Review

    “Thoughtful and warm - the best in Antigua”
    La Villa Serena is a charming B&B that keeps a genuine Guatemalan flavour. The details in each room are dreamy - from the Guatemalan bath sinks and pillow cases to furniture pieces that are true pieces of art. Breakfast in the little patio surrounded by the house, plants and decorative details is a mix of serenity and entertainment with all the guests that come from everywhere in the world. Don't miss the view of the volcanoes, surroundings and beautiful colonial rooftops from the terrace. The host will always smiles and she is guaranteed to welcome you, make you feel at home and entertain you with the most wonderful and warm stories of her travels and love for Antigua.

    Paola A
  • Guest Review

    “Truly Lovely”
    We had such a wonderful stay at Villa Serena. Our hostess treated us like family. It is beautiful and tranquil and has views of the volcano from the terrace. Mimosa, the resident pup, is a darling and we will miss playing with her! Also the breakfasts were delicious! We plan to return next summer.

    Michelle M.
  • Guest Review

    Thank you so much for providing a sanctuary to stay whilst in your beautiful Antigua. It was truly "home away from home," something special, and made us feel part of a family. Your home is so beautiful and Barrie and myself wish you luck in all your future endeavours.

    Kind Regards,
    Julie and Barrie
  • Guest Review

    Peaceful Oasis,
    Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality and warm welcome. We felt like staying with friends rather than being in a guesthouse. You have created a wonderfully pleasing and peaceful oasis.

    Randa and Jerry Mendenhall
  • Guest Review

    We were enchanted at La Villa Serena.
    Thanks to our hostesses for their courtesies, the delicious conversations and the hotel full of beautiful details. Much Success!

    Peace and Goodness
    Malu de Navarro
  • Guest Review

    Thank you so much for sharing your home and for making me feel like an old friend rather than a visitor from afar. Your B&B is delightful and I look forward to returning here again.

    Best Wishes
    Jacqueline Gardiner
  • Guest Review

    We thank you for your generous and kind hospitality.
    We have enjoyed our stay in your wonderful city and surrounding areas. A beautiful, peaceful, place you offer. Our sincere thanks,

    Pat, Michael and Mark Anderson


what other travelers have said about us

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Villa Serena Hotel

La Antigua Guatemala

Callejón del Espíritu Santo #16.
Tels.: + 502 7832-8448 / 7882-4426

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