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Hotel Real Santander

3a. Av.3-45 Zona 2 Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Panajachel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We moved here from a noisy place down the street and loved it. We had the top corner room and sat on the deck with our take out chicken or drinking wine and had a fabulous view. Don't get me wrong that is probably the noisiest of all the rooms but it suited us well. We made many friends from... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We used booking.com to book a room for two people we paid $60NZD for a twin room for two people (350QT which is rather high but we knew it would be a long trip there). When we arrived the manager told us this was the price for one person and we needed to pay another $60NZD for the second person.... More 

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sanjoseca
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34 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We ended up here because of reservation mixup and were pleasantly surprised. Located in center of main street so very close to everything. Had room overlooking the street and sat on balcony on Friday evening watching the traffic go by. Staff was very pleasant and very helpful. Only drawback is no breakfast served there.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Hotel Real Santander is by no means a luxury hotel, but it is clean, reasonably priced, and centrally located in Panajachel, Guatemala. There can be some street noise - it's in the very heart of town - and there was no wifi (I use a stick modem with no problem). But it is always clean and it has a... More 

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Grand Bend, Ontario
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88 hotel reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

This hotel was booked for us by our guide. We stayed 2 nights. The rooms are above, and there are small shops below as well as the hotel lobby which doubles as a travel agency. There are external stairs, like a motel, to reach the rooms above. It is necessary to climb and drag your luggage up. But once up... More 

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2007

I've rated this hotel "average" simply because I was expecting "OK" and was quite surprised by the room quality and gracious employees. As mentioned, the street noise can be a bit loud, however, we enjoy that energy so we requested a room right above Calle Santandar. The rooms were spotless, and the office staff very helpful. Kept our bags for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2005

This hotel was amazing and totally unexpected given its surroundings. It can be found about halfway along Calle Santander, the main road in Panachachel above a tour office and some shops. The rooms are huge, immaculately kept and have 2 huge, comfortable double beds. Some might find these minor details, but the T.V. has cable, the toilet paper is folded... More 

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