REVIEW

Hotel Plaza Colon

An elegant colonial mansion with courtyards, fountains, and balconies that faces the carriage-lined Parque Central.

By Erika Jakubassa, Monday, May 17, 2010, 4:33 PM

Hotel Plaza Colon

About this Hotel

Price From $89

'Hood The historic center, in front of Parque Central and surrounded by the city's finest colonial architecture: the impressive Catedral de la Asunción, city hall, and the Casa de los Tres Mundos cultural center.

The Vibe A restored colonial mansion that gives off an immediate sense of elegance and calm. Guests pass through a sidewalk café shaded by a sweeping second-floor veranda to enter the hotel. Inside, the courtyards, gardens, and fountains make a welcome retreat from bustling Parque Central.

Rooms The 27 large rooms are well-appointed with parquet floors, ceiling fans, dark-wood furnishings, and beamed ceilings; book one of the six street-facing rooms for your own balcony overlooking the park (rocking chair included). Modern amenities like plasma-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning round out the appeal.

Plus Kids under 10 years old stay for free and pay only for breakfast.

Minus There's no on-site restaurant, but the hotel is flanked by a sidewalk café and a wine bar. Guests staying in street-facing rooms should be prepared for possible street noise at night.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Discover, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles from $89, including breakfast.

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