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Hostal El Portal de Champey

Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the hostal with booking.com but they didn't receive it. Also all the other guests of our shuttle had problems with their booking. We received a dorm, that was okey.. Juan, one of the staff called a guest fat and didn't want to apologize afterwords, very rude person with no respect. We also had some problems with the key,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited semuc champey a couple of days ago and was recommended El Portal by another traveller. The location is perfect, you can't get much better in fact. It's a bit of a drive from Lanquin but transfer shuttles come free with arriving and departing guests so that's ok. It's a 2 minute walk from the park as well so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place has a good atmosphere and it's really close from the National Park, full of nature around. They also offer good rooms, but when we got there, the staff (that worked more than 14 hours/ day) was a bit disorganized and we have to change the room 3 times. At the end, my husband had to sleep in a... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I traveled for 10 1/2 hours in a people mover full of Germans, Canadians and 2 girls from Holland. If you're traveling from Antigua or Guatemala City, I suggest you travel alone because you'll have time to make new friends. Make sure you bring about Q75 a day for food. Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNeXFmfMdXM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I spent 2 nights at El Portal a few weeks ago, and it was great ! The staff is friendly, the rooms good and the location is perfect for those who want to explore the Semuc Champey pools (one of my best times in Guatemala !) and to be quiet (this place is isolated, no more electricity after 10:30pm ...).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great location: about 50m from the park gates. It doesn't get any better than that. However, I feel they take advantage of this by offering inferior food at quite an expense from their restaurant. There is no kitchen for lodgers. The rooms were nice and the town is quite far - I hitch-hiked out - so there are few options... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great spot to stay near Semuc. Room was fine. We were upstairs, above a room. We weren't really aware what we were booking as it was open concept, luckily we had a mosquito net. Lot of bugs in the room and the music from the bar was really loud until past midnight. Making it impossible to sleep. You can walk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful location right next to the river. Good facilities and comfortable beds. Food is ok and not too overpriced considering you are in the middle of the jungle. Cheap beer at happy hour also a plus. The staff let themselves down though. They appear friendly but they will try rip you off when it comes time to paying your bill.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The accomodation looked so cool, tree house affect open air... But in reality beds were rock hard, I woke up freezing , no Mosquito nets. Staff try and rip you off... When we arrived we said we paying 40q and he said that's fine, but when we got our bill he had charged 50q but then changed it when I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The more you hear about this place from locals, the more it makes you sad. They don't have competition right next to Semuc and they don't care for gringos which is a recipe for unpleasant experiences. On the phone they said a shuttle there would be free then when we got there they made us pay for it. It didn't... More 

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