Meson Panza Verde was established in 1986 as the first Luxury Boutique Hotel and Restaurant (European style) in Antigua. Ideally located at the quiet end of famous Fifth Avenue, it is a pleasant five minute walk from Antigua's main Plaza and Cathedral down cobble stone streets past wonderful ruins and delightful shops. The hotel has a total or twelve rooms. Nine uniquely decorated suites and three double rooms. Just beyond the entrance, there is an inviting central garden and fountain surrounded by a veranda that is quintessential Antigua. Meson Panza Verde has been selected as a Fodor´s Choice Establishment.
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French doors open onto a private patio overlooking a Zen Courtyard, with views of Volcan Agua. Separate from the main hotel, Suite 7 boasts a king size bed, antique corner writing table and unique fireplace. The ample bathroom with a Jacuzzi for two looks back over the lap pool and is filled with afternoon light. Master Suite 8 also has a king sized bed under it's 12 foot high ceiling, a large Moroccan style fireplace, a pair of woven cane chairs and an unusual antique chandelier and writing desk from Cuba. Suite 9 has a large beautifully appointed bathroom with a jacuzzi for two, set in a stone foundation, romantically placed beneath an amber colored window which captures the late afternoon sun.
Originally designed as the owner´s apartment, it is the largest of all the suites at the hotel. With unusual floor to ceiling glass and wrought iron windows, this suite has excellent views of Volcan Agua, which on most days changes color from dark green in the morning to nearly purple at dusk. In the living room there is a large corner fireplace flanked by two settees. Beautiful antique chandeliers brought from Cuba light both the main sala and the adjacent bedroom which has a king size bed placed under a cupola with views of both Volcan Agua and the hotel´s north garden. Through mahogany doors is an elegant dressing room containing a jacuzzi where you can also enjoy volcano views. The master bath is set in a cupola next to the dressing room. To the right of the entrance doors there is a small private winding staircase to the third floor terrace.
Mesón Panza Verde is well known for its fine cuisine and romantic ambiance. Dine in our elegant Main Sala with vaulted ceiling, amid fine wines and original paintings. Its reputation for "international cuisine with a twist" has made it a favorite for Guatemalans and international travelers alike.
The expansive rooftop terrace makes an ideal setting for a 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 Galería Panza Verde, it can also provide a perfect space for a private lunch or dinner or small conferences. Galeria Panza Verde (The Art Gallery) Customarily, a new exhibit by both local and international artists opens every second Wednesday of the month. Inquire with management as to when the next exhibit takes place and what it involves.