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Catamaran Island Hotel

Rio Dulce, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
DIS127 Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You reach the island on Sledge Hammer from the other side of the river, near the bridge. The island is small, well landscaped and intimate. The accommodation is in bungalows over the river, good location, clean but the rooms are very basic. Hot water was turned off on my arrival, but later restored. Toilet is partitioned area in one corner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Catamaran Island Hotel in late March 2015 for 1 night, at the end of a long day travelling from Honduras to then visit the unusual archaeological site of Quiriguá (before a return-trip along the Río Dulce to Livingston the following day) on the ninth stage of my 18-day 'Mysteries of the Maya' holiday operated by Voyages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelled to the hotel on a boat, as that is the only way to get there, which was fun. The rooms are wooden huts, some of them over the water of the river. The rooms had everything we needed, a comfortable bed and bathroom ( ok a shower room ). There is also a swimming pool. To buy a drink... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun taking the boat, "Sledge Hammer", to the hotel. Rooms are in wooden huts, some reached by wooden jetties. The huts are very basic and a little like a summer camp/holiday camp experience (think Dirty Dancing!). Having said that, the beds were very comfortable and the rooms were very clean. Plenty of hot water in out bright pink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Guatemalan attempt at a Maldives resort. Wooden cabins on piles over the edge of the river, and crystal clear waters they are not! However, the rooms were spotlessly clean, beds comfortable and loads of good pressure hot water. the pool is a little disappointing... 18" to 4ft deep but pleasantly refreshing. Food was OK, alcohol cheap despite having to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We reached the cabins from Rio Dulce town by boat. They are inaccessible by car. The cabins were quaint, quiet and offer a relaxed stay. The food is good and the cocktails are amazing. A trip to livingstone by boat is a minimum of a 90 minute trip and parts of the river can be pretty rough. Stop off at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The place has a great location, you have to cross the river in a boat if you from the city, but if you call The Catamaran they will arrange their boat "Sledge Hammer" to pick you up. The rooms are a bit old but comfortable. Some people complain about the hot water, but you just have to let the water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is actually a fair boat ride away from Livingston. Its location on the Rio Dulce is very nice. The facilities themselves, however, leave a lot to be desired. Our cabin was reminiscent of a summer camp cabin. We felt as though we were "roughing it". Fortunately, the beds were reasonably comfortable. The bathroom was very tiny and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night as part of a Tucan tour. Loved it! Fabulous location and property. On a little island and all of the rooms are separate little huts- gorgeous! The pool, restaurant, lobby area and sitting areas are all really nice with lovely views of the water. Our room was really comfortable& clean. We had dinner in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had trouble trying to book this hotel on line but in the end were able to book it through the couple with whom we were to sail out of Rio Dulce. It is, incidentally, off Rio Dulce, not Livingston. When you get to Rio Dulce, you have to call the hotel and they send their launch to get you.... More 

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