Why we like it
- Lovely rooms and suites are arranged around a central garden courtyard
- Casa Encantada is on one of Antigua's many cobbled stone streets, not far from the central plaza
- A pool is located in the hotel's private gardens
- Other facilities include a sun deck with loungers and a salon (guest lounge). A bar is located on the roof terrace
About Casa Encantada
Tucked away behind a traditional timber and iron door, this hotel is a hidden gem set amongst colourful private gardens. With just nine individually decorated rooms, it is an exclusive hide-away amongst Antigua's cobbled streets.
From the outside, it has the appearance of a ranch-style family home, and this is a feeling that permeates throughout, thanks to an intimate atmosphere and friendly, attentive service. Inside, décor is Antiguan, typified by the locally made armoires and framed ceremonial huilpiles (shawls) that adorn the walls. Even so, there is no shortage of luxurious touches - from plush bathrobes and Italian linens to imported amenities.
Meanwhile, the salon is a wonderfully cosy space, particularly in the evening when it is the ideal spot for a glass of wine in front of an open fire.