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Hotel and Restaurant Bambu

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Tzanchicham 7, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've used the Bambu many times over the years for groups and personal travel. Great grounds, comfy rooms, and the staff is awesome. Most have been there a long time and that speaks well for both the service and the owners. All great folks. The views and gardens are really wonderful. Yes, there are chickens, dogs, and birds that like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel/ restaurant, good food, great view to The lake, big spacious rooms a very pretty Garden were My Little baby played and enjoyed. Nice staff always Ready to help... Excellent

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved our stay. Very hospitable. Great hosts and friendly staff. Food was delicious. We had Breakfast and dinner every night. The rooms are neat and clean. Stay in the huts. Large thatch roofs. The grounds and gardens are amazing. Second visit. Will return.

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

Our hospitality will always be at your service! Much appreciation for the nice review and we will be awaiting your next visit with good food and a nice clean thatched roof bungalow. Take care! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed breakfeast here!!! Great view, great service, great food!!! We had a great time and the freshly squeezed OJ is delicious... There is a nice dock and sitting in the tables outside are a MUST!

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review about our restaurant! Hopefully the next time you are in town you can stop by again for a tall glass of OJ and try out our hotel as well. All the best and take care! More 

Maui, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We (mom with two teenage sons) stayed at the Bambu for 4 nights. The buildings are beautiful in the old adobe style,located on a gardenlike property right on Lake Attitlan with an incredible view. Even though some of the staff do not speak much English the communication was easy,they were very friendly and always willing to help. The price( $89)... More 

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about us! As we have improved our menu it is wonderful to hear good feedback from our guests. We hope to have you back soon and will make sure we have a couple of our rooms with a private patio area ready for you and your two sons. Take care! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Ive visited Guatemala 15-20 times and was very pleasantly surprised by this place. The landscapes and scenery surrounding it is beautiful and very peaceful. We enjoyed great service from a friendly staff. We hoped for a bungalow but they were booked & we had to settle for a room. It was spacious and clean. We highly recommend!

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us! It´s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we´ll make sure to have a bungalow ready for you if you ever come back and visit again. Take care! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Staying at Hotel Bambu was probably one of the best experiences I've had at hotels. The view from the restaurant/main desk area overlooks the lake and the mountains and is absolutely breathtaking. The rooms are all nice and the landscape surrounding the whole hotel is well kept and creates a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant has great indoor and outdoor seating... More 

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your week with us so much. I will be sure to tell the staff how much you enjoyed their company and that you would love to come back and visit someday! Take care! More 

Newhall, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Scenic location with nice landscaping, secluded pool, waterfront location with kayaking available. My room #1 was a separate bungalow, closest to the water, great view.Other rooms are either individual bungalows or several rooms in a small building. Dining room -continental breakfast included, pay for more - oatmeal, eggs, pancakes. Nice selection of dinners as well. Staff friendly and helpful. I... More 

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

It is great to hear about your experience with Leonardo! We appreciate your review and hope to see you back again someday soon. Take care! More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

1) About Santiago This is a great place to stay on the lake if you want an authentic traditional experience with the predominantly Mayan community in a laid back place. Culturally, this was an exquisite place to learn about how people live today and how they must have lived for many centuries. Women all dress in traditional clothes, with skirts... More 

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

What a joy to hear how much you enjoyed the people and community of Santiago! Thank you for the lovely review and we hope you can make it back to visit us again soon. Take care! More 

Salmon Arm, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The grounds of this hotel, which is right on Lake Atitlan, are quite beautiful and the restaurant is excellent. The staff is wonderful - very friendly and helpful. All the buildings in this complex have thatched roofs. As a result, we had a lot of bugs in our cottage - huge grasshopper like bug, a huge spider on top of... More 

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Katie H, Owner at Hotel and Restaurant Bambu, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our grounds and restaurant! As for the bugs, dust, and cold, there are very few things as a hotel that we can't control which is the climate and nature. We always do everything in our power to help reduce anything that bothers our guests, but we are located in country in the... More 

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