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Hotel and Restaurant Bambu

Tzanchicham 7, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Maui, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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
4 hotel reviews
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 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to the Hotel Bambu three times in the past few years. Every time I have stayed there the staff have been very inviting and accommodating to my needs. The restaurant staff are very friendly and the service is great. Make sure to order a margarita and a pizza. The margarita is homemade and the best I have... More 

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

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! We can't wait to have you back for a refreshing margarita and a hot pizza! Take care More 

Antigua, Guatemala
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I spent just one evening at the Hotel Bambu, but found it to be a lovely hotel with friendly, thoughtful staff and large, clean, attractive rooms. The view from the little sitting area right outside our room had a fantastic view of the lake. Once there, I was kicking myself for not scheduling an extra day to use the sit-on-top... More 

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

Its great to hear that you enjoyed your last stay with us! Please visit again soon so you can enjoy our kayaks and swimming pool! Take care More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Part 1, the basics: We stayed in bungalow #1 which overlooks the lake. The grounds and view are beautiful, the bungalows are very nice and clean (nice bed--good bathroom), and they provide you with a pitcher of clean water. The food at the restaurant is wonderful and at reasonable prices--on weekends they serve amazing pizzas. Our favorite part was taking... More 

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

It was our pleasure to drop your passports with you and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Come back soon and we will reserve a bungalow and a pizza for you! Take care More 

Los Angeles, California
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24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

No Air conditioning (but was very cool when i was there) No Heat (but that was not a big deal) Internet was spotty and only available in the dining room. Room was very clean. Soap was really nice--which is just a thoughtful thing to do. Despite the cool weather mosquitos flourished--and the room had no screen so it made it... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate the time you spent with us and any type of feedback is great. The Hotel Bambú is dedicated to offering the best experience possible for our customers, and we will take your comments into consideration. We hope to see you again someday. Take care! More 

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