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Hotel El Sol

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Salida a Santa Catarina Palopo, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was a very nicely kept hotel with lots of rooms. I think they have dorms as well as private rooms. We stayed in a private room with 3 single beds. The service was great! Bathroom towels and sheets were changed every day while we were out, and new soaps were provided each day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is a little out of the centre- 15 mins to town, 20mins to the main tourist street but it's an easy walk and safe. It was a very good price for panajachel for a private double room and and private bathroom. Had the best shower of my whole trip- actual hot water and good power. Nice little touches like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

fantastic hotel - could not ask for a nicer owner. The place was absolutely spotless, it was very affordable by panajachel standards, the owner and staff were all very kind. The location is a bit out of the way, but the quality of this place is such that I'll definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ended up staying 3 nights here and enjoyed it. The Owner was so helpful when we had any questions and when booking a transfer for us to Coban at the last moment. He clearly works hard to keep the hotel very clean and there's lots of communal areas to hang out. He was always smiling and made us feel... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

For us the location was just perfect but we were looking for a place a little bit "outside" (the center is still walkable in 15 min. or just a short tuktuk ride for 5q - fixed rate). 5 Minutes to walk and you are at the lake, perfect for sunset! Rooms are comfy, with TV and common areas to chill.... More 

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Positive - 1. Super clean!! 2. free hot spring 3. big kitchen 4. wifi works well Negative- 1. far from a pier (20min walk) and town centre(10-15min walk) 2. expensive (60Q for dorm) I had a good rest here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stayed there for 3 nights. It was a very clean and pleasant place to stay. A bit far from downtown, but it takes only 15 minutes to walk, and it is very quiet. Free Wifi was easy to access. The most favorite point of this hotel was a Japnese style ONSEN, a natural hot spring bathroom. You can relax... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Hotel El Sol for a night that I visited Panajachel. Firstly, the owner is a very friendly & helpful host, who was very keen to ensure I had all the information I needed. Secondly, the hotel is spotless. Nothing more to add on that topic. The bed was comfortable & the room spacious. The location will be... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stayed in the dorm in El Sol for 2 nights while on Lake Atitlan. The place is absolutely stunningly clean. Nice dorm beds. WC and shower clean, hot water provided. Located away from Panajachel center and takes about 10 minutes from main street. Felt safe while walking, though it might be a good idea to take a tuk tuk in... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 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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