Mesón Panza Verde, Antigua Guatemala
|5ª Avenida Sur, 19, 03001, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, GUATEMALA.
Description: Mesón Panza VerdeMeson Panza Verde was established in 1986 as one of the first European style bed and breakfast in Antigua, Guatemala. Ideally located at the quiet end of famous Fifth Avenue, it is a pleasant four block walk from Antigua's main Plaza and Cathedral down a cobble stone street past wonderful ruins and several delightful shops.
People often ask about the name, Panza Verde is what generations of Antigüeños have called themselves. No one is quite certain of the full story, but it is said that the people who remained living here after the Capital was moved to Guatemala City were so poor that they had to subsist on avocados. Being a Panza Verde is mentioned with great pride.
The hotel has only twelve bedrooms, there is an inviting central garden and fountain surrounded by a veranda that is "quintessential" Antigua. Many consider Meson Panza Verde to be the preferred destination for their stay in beautiful Spanish Colonial Antigua, the land of eternal spring.
From the tiled veranda that surrounds the center garden, the scent of roses, jasmine and lush green mountains mingle with the murmur of falling water from the lovely garden fountain, with spectacular 360º views of Antigua, many ruins and three volcanoes.
Their restaurant is considered one of the finest in the country. Its reputation for "international cuisine with a twist" has made it a favorite with Guatemalans and international travellers alike. Their chef was trained in France and Switzerland and brings refinement to classic Guatemalan dishes. Take your choice of dining alfresco on the veranda surrounding the garden and fountain, or amid fine wines, original paintings and objects d'art inside their elegant restaurant with vaulted cathedral ceilings. They have one of the most extensive wine lists in Guatemala, and also take pride in having one of the largest selections of single malt scotch, run and tequila. There is Cafe Terraza on the second floor, and a new Panza Verde Cueva where on Thursday and Friday nights they have live music, featuring Latin, Jazz or Classical piano.
Exhibits by local and international artists are presented periodically in the beamed-ceiling gallery. Their expansive rooftop terrace makes an ideal setting for a large cocktail party or reception. Surrounded by views of Antigua's tiled rooftops, domed cupolas and towering volcanoes, the space is stunning during the day or at sunset. Combined with Galeria Panza Verde, it can also provide a perfect space for small conferences and other special events.
Type of rooms: Mesón Panza Verde9 beautiful Suites
3 Double rooms
Each room has its own personality and is decorated with Spanish Colonial antiques, hand-made textiles and weavings, original art and turn of the century chandeliers that were found in Cuba. Amenities include beautiful fireplaces, cozy bathrobes and fresh flowers.
Additional information: Mesón Panza Verde
Hotel is 2.5 hrs. to crater lake Lago Atitlán and 4.5 hrs. to Rio Dulce; gateway to the northwest Caribbean.
The golf course 20 km. away is Agua Volcano and there are other courses 40 km. away in Guatemala City.
There is Cafe Terraza on the second floor and a new Panza Verde Cueva where on Thursday and Friday nights they have live music, featuring Latin, Jazz or Classical piano.
They offer live music every night from Monday to Saturday. There is a cover of app. US $ 4.5.
GALERÍA PANZA VERDE:
ANTONIO PICHILLA, B´atz´ ENROLLAR Y DESENROLLAR
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 5:00pm
Number of rooms: 12
Official category: Small Luxury Hotel.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1986/2001.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Italian, English, French.Smoking policy: Smoking is only permitted in specified areas.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Mastercard, Visa.
GPS Coordinates: 14° 33' 5.94'' N 90° 44' 2.65'' W
Nearest airport: La Aurora- Guatemala City - 40 km.