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Villa Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina Palopo, Panajachel, Guatemala
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is nice - it's clean and quiet and has some great views. The pool area is awesome. The restaurant service can be very slow, however. And it can take time (and money) to get a ride into Panajachel. There isn't much else in Santa Catarina to do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

My mom and sister in law ate the tuna salad and got very sick and end up in the hospital and I was bitten by a brown recluse ( a very dangerous spider) after grabbing the towels. I was 5 days in the hospital and my vacations were ruined.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a hotel of contradictions. First, the lake. Driving down the hillside towards Panajachel, the view over Lake Atitlan is enchanting. The lake is beautiful, the volcanoes rising from the waters. You think 'idyllic setting for a lakeside hotel'. Driving first through the town of Panajachel, however, it's clear that the pace of development has been driven by commerce,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It has a very nice feel to it. The garden, the views, the decor, everything is beautiful. The restaurant service is very good and the bathrooms are very clean. Sadly I just went to have lunch, so I can't say anything about the rooms. But the whole time I was there I felt at peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Enjoyed three nights here. The rooms are fairly simple but all have good bathrooms, comfy beds and a quiet. Mine was on the second floor and at the end of the corridor and it had a wonderful, huge terrace with a view over the lake and the volcanos. Evening food was good and breakfast was far better than at other... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I did not stay in this hotel, but did dine with my family at their restaurant, so this review is about the restaurant. I was so disappointed that I ordered Pepián, and what I got tasted like it was made from the pre-made boxed powder that you can buy at the store. I am a native of Guatemala, I can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is quite a good hotel. All rooms have a balcony and those on the top floor are very bright and have a nice view of the lake and the volcanoes. Rooms are on the plain side, but big and comfortable. There is no phone and just a small tv (no remote). The bathroom has no hair drier but there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Another quaint hotel we stayed in... quaint, vey simple rooms, beautiful surroundings... hot water was a bit spotty - take fast showers on cool mornings. Beds were okay but the overall experience was still priceless. I'd stay here again! The area is beautiful, the little town is full of character, and right on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Villa Santa Catarina is located about 10 minutes away from Panajachel in the outskirts of the small town of Santa Catarina Palopó. The hotel is just a few hundred yards from the lake and offers breathtaking views of the volcanoes. The gardens are gorgeous and a great place to relax poolside or in one of the hammocks. I love that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went there for lunch on January 26 and we ordered soups 2 burguers sandwiches a chile relleno. They brought us 1 burguer and the other one never came so we cancelled it, they did however charged it and a tip and we said to take it of the bill and the waiter insisted he brought it over wich he... More 

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