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Villa Santa Catarina

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Santa Catarina Palopo, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Cagliari
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96 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Guatemala
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Lancashire, England
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The hotel is situated in a small quiet village and is only 100yds from the shores of Lake Atitlan so it is a very nice location. The hotel itself is pleasant, well decorated and in well tended grounds that have a swimming pool and a small relaxing pool. Both were cleaned on a daily basis whilst I was there. Our... More 

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Evanston, Il
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were on a 3-week tour of The Lost World of the Mayans with a small group (9) for two nights. Our room was large and had a lovely terrace. The shower in the bathroom was enormous. We arrived about 7:30 PM after a long day of travel from Copan, Honduras and went to dinner right away. The food was... More 

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