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Mario's Rooms

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Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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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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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is conveniently located but sufficiently quiet. Close to shopping, restaurants, and lake. It is clean and secure. The staff could not be sweeter. The shower is good. Bed is comfortable. Reasonably priced. Includes breakfast. Great choice when you're in Pana.

Thank alaskantravelnut
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I stayed for 3 nights this week with a friend of mine, we shared a two bed room for a very reasonable price. The bed was comfortable, staff friendly and showers hot-if you ask them to heat up the water 30 mins in advance. My only complaint is that the beds were slightly damp- possibly due to the terrible rain... More 

Thank tina o
Roermond, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited Mario's Rooms in the low season, so prices were really cheap. Q110 p/p p/night including breakfast.(ok the breakfast is small but good enough) The location is perfect at the crowded mainstreet in front of an ATM and national Bank. Because of the small garden inside, you will not notice that you are in a busy area. The staff... More 

Thank Tessasalentijn
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Located in the heart of Panajachel, it's easy access from the port or the shuttle drop off. Everything is close, 10 minute walk TOPS to any attraction. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. There is a beautiful garden and a rooftop with a view on the city, lake and volcanoes. There is also a restaurant with good meals at... More 

Thank Maxime B
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52 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Pretty nice, hot water, small room. Biggest negative is noise, walls are thin. We were on the first floor. There is a sitting bench right in front of our window. Our window was open and the persons sitting on the bench were literally inches from us, practically in our room.

Thank JohnBradey2778
Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I got offered a private room for 220Q which was quite spacious and had a private bathroom, a fan and even a TV. As we were traveling on budget I was asking for a cheaper room. We then got offered a smaller room for 150Q, no tv, no fan, but with a private bathroom. After we put... More 

Thank Alex R
Panajachel, Guatemala
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mario's Rooms covers the basics, and covers them well. It's a great value. It is well located on Santander Street, close to all the action. The rooms are small, but clean and cozy. Rooms with private bathrooms, and hot water. The door to the street stays locked, so you don't have just anybody walking around the hotel. The wifi is... More 

Thank GregPJensen
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I stayed in this hostel for just one night during our whistle-stop tour of Guatemala, and wished we could have stayed longer. Our room was clean, spacious and had lovely brightly coloured decor. There is a nice courtyard with a hammock and a delicious breakfast (choice of 3 things; I had eggs and refried beans with coffee)... More 

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Oakland, California
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed at Mario's Room last minute during our last days at the Lago. It is truly a treasure and we were so happy we chose it. Rooms were small and quaint with comfortable double bed, shower with hot water, and clean and calm atmosphere. The hostel is located on a busy street but all the rooms are tucked back... More 

1 Thank Sarah L
Dawson Creek, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We found this place to very clean, reasonably priced (130Q for a single), safe, staff was friendly. There was hot water and wi-fi and even a friendly resident dog to share your large (included) breakfast with. We found a great little restaurant run by a local couple, right around the corner. The Last Resort does a great job with fresh... More 

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