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Salida a Santa Catarina Palopo, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Hotel El Sol
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Japanese proprietor has created a wonderfully tranquil refuge away, just a ten minute walk or short tuk tuk ride, from the Calle Principal. The tiles are gorgeous! In addition to the free WiFi and free coffee, there's a fully stocked kitchen to use. The water in the showers is spectacularly hot, just wait a few minutes for it to... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very clean accommodation with hot water, excellent WiFi and good prices. The host was very helpful and responsive to questions. It is a bit of a walk from downtown. Two hundred character requirement.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Hotel el sol is a tiny bit out of town but it is definitely worth the stay. The prices here are amazingly reasonable. It is only 15 min walking distance from town and a quick 5min tuk-tuk ride (5q per person). The owner is very friendly and helpful. He keeps the hotel extremely clean and the private rooms had maid... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This has to be the best hotel at Lake Atitlan. The place is spotless inside out. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. There is hot water in the shower and no time restrictions when you can take a hot shower. The kitchen is clean and well-equipped. It is not that far away from Centro or the docks. You can... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Japanese-lead hotel is on the outskirts of Panajachel, a 10 min walk or a 10Q mototaxi ride from the centre. There is nothing around and the place itself is somewhat quiet, too. Spacy and clean rooms, big bathroom, wifi and cable TV plus a common rooftop terrace will make your stay pleasant enough. Staff is helping you out in... More 

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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We only stayed here one night, but that's not a reflection of the hotel, rather just our travel plans for the city. However, would highly recommend to anyone & would stay here again in the future if in the area. It is outside the city center but within walking distance or taxi if your feeling lazy. The area might look... More 

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Brisbane
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91 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This hostel is located about 10-15 minutes walk out of Calle Santander, right on the edge of town which is a little inconvenient especially in the rain as the restaurants are a bit far. However, it is extremely nice and clean (like every other Japanese hostel I've ever stayed in) which makes the walk worth it, and there is a... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
35 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This little hotel is clean, quiet, friendly, and out of the general yuk that is Panajachel. There is a free coffee bar and a well stocked and reasonable little store across the street. The closest restaurant is La Casona right down the street where Lessie does a nice job at a fair price. The tuktuk drivers will haul you around... More 

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Provo, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This hotel was perfect for a small group of students with several options for putting more than 2 people in a room. It was clean and quiet and the owner was very helpful. It was also very safe with lots of security and the rooftop view of the volcano was a perfect way to start the morning.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This hotel is clean, the staff are very nice and it's location is good. It's not down the main strip but a pleasant walk or 10Q in a tuc tuc. The rooms are pretty basic but have Mayan bed linen, hot showers, toiletries and wifi so everything you need! Coffee making facilities are also complimentary. A great hotel to stay... More 

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Address: Salida a Santa Catarina Palopo, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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