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The Round House Hostal

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La Pintada | Cayo Quemado, Livingston, Rio Dulce 01800, Guatemala
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This place is so peacefull. Its on what to me is one of the most beautiful rivers I've ever seen. Chris and Danny, the owners are really nice, the place is clean and well maintained. I highly recomend taking a kayak down to Livingston..it is spectacular

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely the place to stay if visiting the Rio Dulce area. Located on the river it's the perfect place to just relax on the dock and take a swim in the river. Or you can hitch a boat ride into town or kayak if you feel up to it. The staff are great, making you feel totally at... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Reading the reviews brings back memories. I had drinks and diner at the roundhouse in March of 2013. I arrived by sailboat. I can't help but wonder if the master Dutch sailor one traveller mentioned was the man I was sailing with. He was Dutch had a beautiful sailboat and was well acquainted with the owners. I didn't stay in... More 

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Thank Maggie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Even though getting there was a little bit hard us because no boats where going that place, the owner went and picked us up and took us there. The place is comfortable, quiet and surrounded by nature, Chris and Dany where so nice, they introduced us to everyone staying there, we had drinks and a great dinner family style. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

The roundhouse has a fantastic location on the river, making it a great base to explore the Rio Dolce from (by kayak, which you can hire for 30q per person per day). The accommodation is pleasant, but very open, so not ideal if you are squeamish about bugs and the like. The family style meals were nice and generous, and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

To me, Round House is, by itself, the reason to stay in the Rio Dulce area. I can see why people stay longer than they thought they would. It's just pleasant, quiet, simple, well-managed, well-designed. You can actually take a nap in a hammock here without feeling like you're missing anything. You're not missing anything. You're supposed to take a... More 

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St Denis, La Reunion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is perfectly isolated for those who want to take it easy for a few days. It's a 2 hour boat ride from Rio Dulce and about 20 minutes from Livingston. If you book in advance they can pick you up so it's cheaper than the public boat. The hostel is cute and built on several floors, the dorm... More 

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We planned to stay only 1 night at The Round House, but we ended up staying for 11 days there. Chris and Dani made this place a home for travellers who love jungle, river, birds and whistling insects, and of course the Eco-life style. I very much enjoyed my daily chilling time at the dock, watching different boats come and... More 

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Clam Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My stay there was very relaxed and I was surprised and interested to see how native folks came and went along the river. The owners and staff were always a step ahead of me if I needed anything. There was no waiting. Excellent food and cleanliness in a beautiful setting.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The hostel was clean, beds comfortable and the evening meals delicious. The location is serene and with the exception of the hostel there is nothing else there. The service was OK, I did not like having smoke blown in my face by bar staff however. My biggest complaint is that being in such a remote location the only way to... More 

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