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Hotel El Chaparral

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Final Calle Santander | 2-79 Zona 2, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Hotel El Chaparral
Ranked #24 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came on a shuttle from Antigua and arrived in Pana without a reservation. We asked the shuttle driver for a recommendation and he brought us directly to the Chaparral, assuring us that the Mayan family that ran the hotel were nice, respectable people. Indeed, the three beautiful daughters were a bit reserved but very polite and helpful. Our beds... More

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Bloomington, mn
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The hotel is a bit noisy. Seems like the rooms amplify and echo all the sounds from outside nd from nearby rooms. And our hot water lasted for only one shower. It's aggravating when you pay for a place with hat showers and then have to take a cold shower. But hey, it's clean and seems safe. OK, for the... More

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Louisville, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This place was beautiful, with stunning architecture, colorful rooms, a lush interior courtyard with a flowering garden and hanging plants, and a sweet balcony for sitting and enjoying it all. However, Panajachel has a very noisy nightlife that continues well into the wee hours of the morning, and this hotel is right on the main street. The rooms that have... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We took a weekend trip to the lake and chose this hotel because it received decent reviews and the price was cheap. When calling to make the reservation we were told the hotel offered hot water, cable television, and free wifi. I did not have high expectations, considering the room was only 180Q a night, but two nights in this... More

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Cartagena, Colombia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Had my laptop stolen from our locked private room. Before leaving the hotel for the afternoon we had asked the staff where the boats were leaving from to get to Santa Cruz, so they knew we would be out for a while. When we arrived back at the hotels laptop was missing, however, they left the case and charger. Have... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The rooms are fairly small and the bathroom is tiny but if you are using the room for sleep only, this is the perfect place. Only $20 a night for two! It has hot water, cable TV with ABC, NBC and CBS channels and free wi-fi( which works best in the lobby). The location is the best on Satander street... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We came here in january 2013 and we loved it - all 5 of us. The rooms are wonderful, outside the rooms there are a big garden with many wonderful flowers. The staff was very kind also. I don't have anything bad to say about this place. The price was really good also! We will return some day!!! WE all... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is situated right on the main street so you are close to everything. They have their own parking area which is a plus. The price is excellent. The gardens are beautiful. It has a small swimming pool and rooms are ample with a teeny balcony. The rooms are clean and have cable tv. There is supposed to be... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I stayed here for one night in April this year after deciding to leave San Marco on Lake Atitlan (only lasted three hours). The hotel is on the main street close to all the handicrafts shops and restaurants. The lake is a close walk nearby. The rooms are really big, we had one with two double beds. The cleaning could... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We decided to stay at Hotel El Chaparral because it was close to the lake and also because it has a free parking lot and we were not disppointed. Our friends had a room on the street, and they were very happy about it because one of the is a smoker and the rooms on the street has a small... More

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Address: Final Calle Santander | 2-79 Zona 2, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel El Chaparral Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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“El Chaparral” Hotel offers 20 comfortable rooms in a peaceful environment at only half a block from the shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan. Private Bathroom in all our rooms Cable TV Hot Water Wireless Internet Security box at the front office.Our rooms are decorated with an eclectic combination of local Mayan handycrafts, typical clothes or “Trajes Tipicos” from the area, hand weaved and colonial style beds hand forged. Parking garage Climatized pool Restaurant Conventions Center Quiet garden to relax. ... more   less 
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