Santander Plaza Hotel
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsSantander Plaza Hotel Guatemala City
This place was beautiful. We stayed in cabins. My only complaint was the space. We were like sardines in a can, but I guess they really know how to maximize space! The food was delicious and the staff was very courteous. Because it was gated and guarded, we felt very secure there.
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The humidity today was a killer! The weather channel said it "felt like 72 degrees." Ya right! He obviously was not here today. For lunch we had a broth with chicken, and all sorts of vegetables to add to it. We went to La Feria de la ciudad de Jocotenango. It was a street fair like the typical fairs in downtown Portland but it happened to be at the same park that has the Mapa en Relieve (relief map) of Guatemala. I ...
... with flowers, balloons and people all around me, they all wanna piece of me! Oh wait...there are others behind me! I see signs...names...none of them mine...look again! There in the not too distant crowd Darren Fancy--I point, we meet, get in the van and the 45 minute ride to Antigua. ( it is that easy) We arrive at the hotel at 11pm. They show me my room, bright, clean, own bathroom...no suicide shower, tv, check for bed ...
... are hilarious in their own right. Torben was from Hamburg and he had this big black grizzly beard and a big baldy head on him which he covered with one of those straw hats. The best compliment I can give him is that he looked very like Shylock from the merchant of Venice. Heiner on the other hand was tall, gangly and covered from head to toe in tatoos. He was a football journalist from Dortmund and was a huge Borussia Dortmund fan. The two lads showed us a Germans drinking ...
... our bags and walk around the city a little.
We didn't have a good orientation of the city on our first evening, but we were able to find a popular American owned sports bar to watch game 6 of the World Series. Monoloco (translated to crazy monkey) has a cool atmosphere and plenty of big screen TVs. We got a great table near some screens, had some delicious food, and enjoyed some fun baseball. This was the first baseball game I've watched all season and it was ...
... thin, so breathing was quite tough too. the call of my warm sleeping bag became too loud to resist, and I hit the sack at around 8.30pm, ready for a 4am start the next day - to climb right to the top for sunrise.
Our 4am wake up call happened, but, we couldn't climb that morning as there was an impressive looking electrical storm basically right on top of us. Given it was pitch black and freezing cold, and I had no head torch, staying in my sleeping bag was the ...