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Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Mario's Rooms
Ranked #4 of 24 Panajachel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, unlike so many dark places tucked in the back of ancient buildings in Guatemala, Mario's offers rooms with cross ventilation and abundant light. These are also simply yet warmly decorated and most have private clean baths. Matilde, who is in charge, is a dutiful, cheerful young native -- hence, the service is topnotch. Very economical and conveniently located too.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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36 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cut our time in Antigua short and decided to head to Panajachel for the night before heading to San Pedro. Mario's had space and we stayed in a comfortable room with two beds. The courtyard is great, wifi worked well, and the beds were comfortable. We left our bags with them for the afternoon before heading off. Great budget... More 

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Boxtel, The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Marios rooms for two nights in february. The rooms are clean and okay sized, but quite expensive compared to other places we have stayed at at the lake. Location is good, but Panajachel isn't that big, so a location a bit further from the main street would have been fine as well. 170Q for a private double without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the 5th or 6th time I've been through Panajachel over the past 20 years and it has certainly changed. I don't think I'm going to go out of my way to stay in Pana next time I'm through but if I do, I'll certainly stat at Mario's Rooms! The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the restaurant was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

no-nonsense posada on the main road of panajachel. the inside garden is very nice and quiet, rooms are cheap (you could choose between smaller 160 quetzales or 170 larger rooms in early december 2014), and wifi is available everywhere in the hotel. people is very friendly and helpful - but that's pretty much the standard in Guatemala! an atm happens... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Rooms were a little small but very clean. One improvement I recommend is to make sure all windows are screened as some are not. It's a small place so sometimes had to spend a few minutes to find the rront desk staff. Otherwise, it was simple, clean, cheap with central location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The staff was great. The garden seating area was beautiful. Our room was cheap and clean (cheaper than what we are paying for a hostel in Antigua) and with a private bath. I wasn't feeling well one afternoon and we asked for a TV, which the staff brought up to our room without a charge or a question. Our bed... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Mario's Rooms were the budget/cheapest option from our Adrenalina tours weekend package for Lake Atitlan. I had read in the Lonely Planet Guide book that is was modest, but clean and the best in the budget category. I have to say I wasn't expecting much, but it is quite a bit nicer than I ever thought. We had two rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good value for money. Rooms are pretty big and clean, breakfast is included. Nice garden, staff was friendly and helpful all the time. You can reach everything within a few minutes walking. Would go there again.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stay at Mario's Rooms whenever I am in Panajachel because of the warm and friendly staff and owners! If feels like home for me because I have been staying there for several years when in Pana. The rooms are very clean and I love all the flowers in the courtyard. I always feel safe and secure at Mario's Rooms.... More 

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Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Also Known As:
Mario`s Rooms Hotel Panajachel
Mario's Rooms Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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