“A friendly, family-run hotel with clean modernist furnishings, comfy beds and a rooftop restaurant, minutes from the heart of the city”
There are 6 rooms in total, stacked apartment-style on the second and third floors. There are 2 rooms in each in category - small (Standard), medium (Junior Suite) and large (Loft Suite) and each category has a 1-bed (kingsize) or 2-bed (queensize) option.
Décor is clean and cosmopolitan - whites, metallic greys, earth browns - and a wee bit Ikea. Intended to be practical for longer stays, each room has complimentary WiFi, a well-stocked kitchenette and a video door buzzer so guests can receive visitors without involving reception. There's plenty of natural light and the 2 larger room categories have a small balcony.
When travelling with a sibling it's great to have enough space to keep familial relations harmonious, which is just what we found in our 2-bed Loft Suite. A lounge, a kitchen and a dining table flowed into a bedroom with a queensize bed dressed in organic cotton sheets, non-allergenic pillows and a luxurious feather duvet.
The loft-style second bedroom was reached by a steel wall-mounted staircase. My brother was all praise for the comfyness of his bed - just the right amount of firm - and reluctant to leave it in the morning, although his lack of bedside light was frustrating (all other beds seemed to have one). A small bathroom has a cool stone and glass sink unit contained eco-friendly toiletries, with a shower over a bath.
The rooms were quiet, given the hotel’s central location, but the thin blinds might annoy light sleepers and the shower was a little puny on hot water.
Piedraluna’s balcony restaurant is on the third floor and, while the view over residential buildings won’t have you reaching for your camera, it gives a welcome sense of peace and space. Furnished with wicker style chairs, large pot plants and patio heaters, it's a nice place to dine or have a pre-dinner drink.
The service was good - attentive and discreet - and very accommodating, with offers to keep the kitchen open to accommodate a late plane arrival. I had a tomato soup starter (tasty with a good tangy bite), followed by tenderloin medallions with caramelised onions - the meat was tender, if a little cold, and the fries crisp and delicious. Other dinner dishes included Thai curry prawns, Pollo Parmesano and Mediterranean-style fish dishes. Lighter options included salads and sandwiches. Though the menu was rather expensive, the atmosphere and home-grown organic vegetables made it worth the price.
Breakfast (not included) is classic Guatemalan in style: scrambled eggs, refritos beans with cheese and salsa, and bacon and ham if you want it. A basket of bread rolls and orange juice and coffee are also included.
You can request a packed lunch to take out and about with you: choose from a variety of sandwiches, a snack such as Pringles, fruit, and a Granola bar or a cookie. You get a drink too.
Your room has a well-equipped kitchenette - a fridge, a microwave, a 2-burner electric range, a coffee machine, a kettle, cutlery and crockery - where you can rustle up meals and snacks. Local markets offer an excellent selection of fruit and veg and there's a large grocery store 2 blocks away.
Cots and extra beds can be provided for children on request. Parents of smaller children are dissuaded from choosing Loft Suites 5 and 6, which both have stairs.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots are available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking