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Villa Sumaya

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Villa Sumaya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lyon, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Villa Sumaya was created by a lovely lady Wendy who had a dream. Well she made it come true ;-). A lovely concept where one can organize retreats in a spiritual and beautiful surrounding. I was there for 11 nights for an intensive Akashic Records retreat organized by Ernesto Ortiz of www.journeytotheheart.com . The room, no. 18 was superbe... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Lake Attilan, surrounded by three volcanoes, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this beautiful hotel. The rooms were lovely and comfortable. Everyone served me with a warm smile. The food was delicious and healthfully prepared. The body workers were extremely capable. The owner, Wendy, has done an amazing job in creating tranquil and spiritually uplifting environment. I had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have led three yoga retreats at Villa Sumaya and I will continue to return in the future. It is a stunning place in a breath-taking location. Lake Atitlan is indescribable beautiful but Villa Sumaya's charm, beauty and meditative elegance harmonizes with the land, the lake, and the surrounding culture in amazing ways. Wendy, the founder of Villa Sumaya, lives... More 

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Gardner, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Villa Sumaya is listed as one of the 30 recommended global retreat sites in the 2009 edition of Great Yoga Retreats...and for good reason! So what is Wendy's (the owner) secret? - "Attention to Detail"! Wendy does a marvelous job of combining a spiritual approach to organizing programs with very well run dining and lodging facilities. The retreat program that... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I went there for Spring Break for a yoga course. It was a fantastic experience. The rooms are beautifl and very comfortable beds. The ambiance, decoration and location are perfect. You can take a boat to get to know the towns near Santa Cruz. I would go back without thinking! Don´t miss the massages that they offer!!!

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miami beach
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Villa Sumaya's location could not be better, facing the 3 volcanoes on the Lake. It is geared towards the (mostly female) yoga-wellness traveler, so you may encounter yoga retreat groups. That being said, the rooms best feature is the view as they tend to be rustic-get one of their single-standing bungalows for maximum privacy (we had no 9). We are... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Last week I had the complete pleasure of attending a three day retreat at this beautiful location. I would highly recommend the location and its mystical charm. After living in the area for the last few months seeing and sitting in a hot lub was music to my bones. The layout of the retreat rooms are spectaculare . I especially... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been to Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan near Santa Cruz twice, each time for a week with a group doing yoga and writing. The place is extremely well designed and appointed with a mix of traditional Mayan weaving and other lovely touches of color and design. The palapa for yoga is spectacular, the beds in the rooms are... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I have just returned from my 3rd visit to Villa Sumaya. I will return next year too. It is one of the world's best kept secrets. The area is breath-taking, the accommodations are comfortable and cozy, the food is extremely delicious and healthy. However, my favorite aspect of Villa Sumaya is the spiritual and mystical properties of the area. If... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I came for a writing and yoga retreat and got so much more. Kindness and sincerity love and compassion are abundant. My writing deepened. Questions I brought with me that I never expected to be answered were answered. I felt the most right about my self than I have in decades. Everything was compatible. the food - colorful, fresh. local... More 

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