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La Lancha Lodge

Lake Peten Itza, Santa Elena, Guatemala
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently had a wonderful stay at the La Lancha. My friend and I booked a last minute trip sans partners to burn some vacation days and this was a great choice. Our trip was pretty quick, just four nights, but we had a wonderful and relaxing time at La Lancha. The staff were all excellent and the service was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once you arrive at the resort you are amazed by beautiful lake views, and comfortable accommodations in the rain forest. The lodge features colorful Guatamalan textiles and art throughout. Decks provide either lake or rain forest views or both. The sounds of nature are both soothing and surprising. The property is built down the hillside. The pool is at the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Lancha, owned by Francis Ford Coppola, is a resort about 50 minutes driving from Flores. The last 15 to 20 minutes you have to drive over an unpaved road to reach the lodge. The lodge has 10 casitas, some with rainforest view and some with a view on the lake. We stayed here for 2 nights in the first... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 days in La Lancha, which seemed to be more than other people as we saw many guests come and go during our stay. The hotel is conviniently located close to the Maya ruins and offers tours to all of them. We went on 2 tours and really enjoyed them, the guide was very knowledgeable. We also enjoyed... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have owned a guest house in Belize for 10 years and there are 2 of the original Coppola resorts there, and I am a fan and admirer of how they do business. I happened to be traveling back from Mexico City through Flores and el Remate, so I thought I would stop in and experience some relaxation at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place is not easy or quick to get to, but their driver conveniently picks you up at the airport and transports you there. It is a gorgeous place--both the public and private areas of the hotel. The service was impeccably friendly and helpful. They arranged for my day tour of the ruins at Tikal and it was a very... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My daughter and I stayed 2 days/3 nights at La Lancha and we loved it. The casitas are not large but comfortable, well decorated in a local style, and totally charming. The grounds are just lovely and so well designed. The pool is fantastic, esp after a day in Tikal or horseback riding. The lake is beautiful and from most... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

La Lancha was more than we expected. We enjoy top rated hotels, but at the same time, we prefer to stay in areas that are not as commonly visited. This resort had impeccable service, not only was the staff attentive, but at the request of my boyfriend they even went above & beyond by baking me a traditional Guatemalan birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is reported to be Francis Ford Coppola's favourite of his three lodges and we can see why! We really loved our stay at La Lancha and only wish it had been longer. This is a really comfortable lodge with just 10 rooms in a fantastic location looking down on Lake Peten Itza. It appears simple but the attention to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having arrived in La Lancha after stays at two great hotels in Antigua and Lake Atitlan our expectations were high. The first impression is that it is very rustic but not in a bad way as it blends beautifully in with the surroundings. Although we had not booked a lake view casita we could see the lake quite adequately,and our... More 

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Address: Lake Peten Itza, Santa Elena, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Peten Department > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
La Lancha Hotel Flores
La Lancha Flores
La Lancha Lodge Guatemala/Santa Elena

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