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Hotel El Sol

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Salida a Santa Catarina Palopo, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel, Guatemala
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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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Bethesda, MD
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve stayed here for a night the last two summers, when I was ending my trip to the lake and wanted an early shuttle back to GC for the flight home. The whole place is spotless and very secure. It’s away from the action, so it’s very quiet. The bed is comfortable, the water is hot, the cable works, and... More 

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australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice clean hotel with spacious rooms. The rooms are cleaned daily. It is cheap and quiet. However I found it too far out of town and away from restaurants. Even though it is only 5Q to take a tutt tutt. They are not always around. There is no restaurant on site so for breakfast you have to... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to place if this is a hostel or a hotel. All the facilities of a hostel but spacious, clean and private rooms feel like a hotel. It was a little out of town but a perfect stopover place. They organised our onward travel to San Cristobal De Las Casas via email which was really helpful.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the nicer hostels I've stayed at. The inside and back yard are impeccably clean, dorm beds are comfy and have foam pillows. Japanese food is a nice change as well from burritos:) he owner is very pleasant and helpful. I also enjoy the 10 min walk in and out of town but a tuk tuk... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a simple budget hotel but it's very clean, the room was cool and spacious and the owner was so nice and helpful. It is a bit further out of town but a tuk tuk ride is only 5Q and the place is quiet at night. If you fancy a break from Guatemalan food, the hotel offers Japanese food.... More 

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Benalmádena, Andalucia, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My second visit to this nice and peaceful hotel just out of the village of Panajachel. The walk from the villages is about 20 min and is very safe also during the nights. On the way you find that there is more then touristic stalls, like locals, nice little comodores and a very good supermarket! Hotel is spotless, quiet and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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Sydney, Australia
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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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