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Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Ranked #16 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014
John1101 Dayton, Ohio
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Spent a week at San Buenaventura this May 2014 with my wife and a close friend and had an amazing time!! The location is perfect. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was great and the owner, Natalia was very hospitable and we feel like we made a good friend. Cant say... More

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Parachute, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed a whole month in this hotel in February 2014. There was plenty of space, the vaulted ceilings are incredible, it is quiet, a little bit out of town (a nice 15-20 minute walk into town or a quick ride with a very cheap taxi), the trees and birds are awesome, and it felt very safe. We walked around... More

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Zurich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were staying here in January 2014; the location is superb, but you do need to have a car to take full advantage of it (which we did). Also insect repellent is definitely a good idea as there's lots of mosquitoes. Aside from those two points (and the very hefty price) we enjoyed our stay very much, as previously mentioned... More

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Atlanta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This place is dirty and old, terribly overpriced and not worth your time. We were the only ones there so it was quite creepy, every other nearby hotel was full. Rooms are basic and dated like a 1970's roadside motel, and they reek of mildew. Location is just far enough out of town that walking is not possible or safe,... More

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Riveradellago, Manager at Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan, responded to this review

It is unfortunate for all parties when a dissatisfied guest does not elevate a problem or misunderstanding. to the attention of management at the time it arises. It may be that the employee at the reception desk didn´t do everything possible to rectify a legitimate problem. But, we had no opportunity to react and we have no way to investigate... More

Venice, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My parents an I stayed for 3 nights in February 2012 at the Hotel San Buenaventura in Panajachelo, Guatemala. AFTER checking in, we found out the hotel policy is that as soon as you check in, none of the days you have booked are refundable. If you cancel your reservation PRIOR to checking in, you are only held accountable for... More

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Riveradellago, Gerente at Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan, responded to this review

Hotel San Buenaventura is at the edge of a heavily wooded coffee farm on the shore of Lake Atitlan. We are immediately adjacent to the San Buenaventura nature reserve. We have private wooded hiking trails, a private swimming pool, sauna, restaurant, private beach and a playground for kids. Our restaurant draws many accolades for its meals, although it may lack... More

new york, NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

I've been sitting at the hotel's restaurant for over 20 minutes enjoying the views of the lake. However, I had to go into the kitchen to ask for a cup of coffee that it just came! I rated this hotel with a 3 based on the pool (that I really enjoyed yesterday,) the views, WiFi in the room and how... More

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CR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I spent one night in this hotel, staying in a 2 bedroom casita with friends with kids. There was plenty of space available for four people, and we probably could have fit more in the living room. The sleeping rooms are comfortable and have cable tv, but are also fairly simple--don't expect high-count sheets or Egyptian cotton towels. They were... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed in a two-bedroom house with a sloping lawn that meandered down to the lake. The house was quite large -- two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, and a step down into a full livingroom with pull-out sofa and fireplace. Good internet and cable TV. As soon as we checked in, around noon, we arranged through reception... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

My wife and I shared one of the two houses (kind of like side-by-side townhouses with a Guatemalan twist) with another couple over the New Year holiday. We found it to be perfect for what we needed - comfortable and safe. The house had two full bedrooms, each with own bath, a living room with fireplace (it gets quite cool... More

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Redwood City, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

If you don't require a 5-star experience, this place can offer a reasonably good experience for the price. In this area, you can spend a lot on a nice place or go dirt-cheap and fearing for your safety. Overall, our stay at this hotel was fine. But the manager/owner did rip us off when it came time to check out,... More

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Address: Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan 3*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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