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Villa Sumaya

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Villa Sumaya
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Rating summary
  • 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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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I work and live in Guatemala and were looking for somewhere to stay for our anniversary, and when Villa Sumaya became an option, we gladly jumped on it! Upon arrival, with our welcome drinks in hand, we were immediately at ease and felt so relaxed to finally have some time to ourselves. We rested in our gorgeous... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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55 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I just returned home from a 6 day yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya. It is a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate, enjoy nature and the beautiful lake setting. The owner, Wendy, has paid attention to the details of every nook in the entire retreat center and I felt like I was constantly coming upon quaint, beautiful areas to sit... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was my fourth trip to Villa Sumaya, and I enjoyed it as much as the ones in previous years. The place itself is magical, the rooms are beautiful, and the food delicious and healthy. The staff are kind and helpful. Additionally, I have enjoyed getting to know other guests at the hotel. As a solo traveler, I appreciated being... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been to Villa Sumaya twice now. Spent a week there in 2012 and another week in April 2015. The best part about staying there is the beautiful energy that has been put into every aspect of the place. One of my favorite parts was the small orientation the owner Wendy gave us. It was clear we had arrived on... More 

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I travel all over the world and stay in many types of places. Villa Sumaya is one of those rare sanctuaries where the inner and the outer world are in deep harmony. There are many places where attention to detail, beautiful surroundings, good food and service can be found. There are also quite a few sacred places where the inner... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I dive into the waters. When my head comes up, I see Volcanoes glimmering in the water. Hemmingway called this lake one of the most beautiful in the world. I know why. And the property - from the delicious food, the sweet and friendly staff and the amazing massage I had - was all inviting me into a world of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I recently attended a weeklong retreat at Villa Sumaya. I live on the same lake but had never been to the resort. It felt like I had been transported to a tropical paradise far away from the one I call home (just a few villages away). The space is magnificent. The staff genuinely caring not only about the high quality... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have hosted 3 week-long retreats at Villa Sumaya and have found the caliber of service, the quality of food and accommodation and the incredible uniqueness of the temple spaces and overall property make this by far, the most exquisite place I have ever run transformational retreats. The staff are so helpful! Personal attention is given to ensure every need... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was not here for a yoga retreat but there was a small retreat going on at the same time, which meant like I felt lumped into the masses. As a fairly expensive location for Guatemala, it was sad that we were relegated to the communal buffet-style meals. As a vegan, I was most excited about the food options but... More 

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Catskill Region, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you're thinking of coming here on an individual package, MAKE SURE TO FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT ANY GROUP RETREAT GOING ON DURING YOUR STAY. All guests, however, should hope they don't have any major issues while they're here. Based on Villa Sumaya's self-description as a place for "rest and reflection", with a "nurturing environment", combined with all... More 

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HopeAsheville, Manager at Villa Sumaya, responded to this review

We are very sorry that this guest had a negative experience at Villa Sumaya. Of course we want 100% of our guests to enjoy their stay. According to our reviews we have 94% approval rating. We continue to work hard and listen to our guests, including this person. As this reviewer mentioned, we do respond to critical reviews with the... More 

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