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Villa Santa Catarina

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Catarina Palopo, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
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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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Cape Coral, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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239 reviews 239 reviews
137 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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az
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Gorgeous setting, killer location, and great restaurant (their hot chocolate is fantastic!). However, the beds were terrible (way too firm!) and overpriced. I don't think that I would return to this location.

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Lima, Peru
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great hotel, excellent service. Some rooms need a little updating, old tvs, but the service and the food is great. I highly recommend it. The lake is very close and there is a beautiful town very close. Locals sell colorful textiles.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The perfect place to start discovering the lake Atitlan far from the noisy and dusty Panajachel atmosphere. Nice hotel with a pleasant colonial style. Very friendly staff. Rooms are spacious each with a beautiful terrace above the large swimming pool. Rooms are very neat ,well equipped. Besides, prices are very reasonable. There is no miracle; the manager in charge, Mister... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Santa Catarina Palopo was a stop on my recent honeymoon to Guatamala and Belize. We spent three nights in this very special location, enjoying the heat of the day perusing through the markets of nearby Panajachel and lounging by the pool or on our large terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel is simple, but very Guatemalan, very friendly and clean,... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel is physically beautiful and located next to Lake Attitlan. However, no air-conditioning or fan or phone in room. The TV was a 13 inch located up high on a small shelf with a remote (which you receive with your room key) that never worked, even after I went and got another one. The bathroom drain smell was unbearable;... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife and I have a soft spot in our hearts for Santa Catarina Palopo. Always will. We spent two special summers here in the late 70s and still have friends in town. The country's Civil War kept us from traveling to Guatemala for many years, but we did stay in touch, and at long last, the time was right... More

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Address: Santa Catarina Palopo, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Santa Catarina 3*
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