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Hotel el Arca de Noe

Main street next to the main publick dock, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you want authentic Guatemalan food or some of your favorite American dishes you are sure to find them at Hotel el Arca de Noe on Lake Atitlan. We just happened to find this place while walking along the lake one afternoon and decided to stop for a bite to eat. We were not disappointed. The lake view was wonderful,... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed there with our 2 kids- 6 months old and 2.5 years old. One of the best locations on the lake ( if not the best!) The garden is absolutely lush and the views amazing. You eat your typical breakfast ( with avocado and papaya) 3 steps away from avocado and papaya trees. Great for kids to learn where... More

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Toursatitlan, General Manager at Hotel el Arca de Noe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you liked our hotel. We have taken care of the menu at the restaurant and have taken a double check with our prices. I as you know Santa Cruz is the only and most remote village in Lake Atitlan and the unique meat to bring food at our place is by... More

Santa Monica, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As soon as arrived we felt in love with this place. It is very quite, rustic but yet beautiful place located right on the water. There is even a dock where you can just jump right Into the water. The rooms are rustic look with typical rugs and blankets from Guatemala and very clean. Great internet connection. The bar and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

good value here and good service, with breathtaking south-facing views of the volcanoes from all of the common areas and most of the rooms. Aaron and staff (a local family) were very friendly, helping to organize our San Pedro hike and kayaking time and make us lunches for our excursions. Food may be pricey, but its delicious and isn't that... More

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Trier
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I booked over that hotel the language school as well and for the first of my two weeks a homestay. The family was really nice, the accommodation more than basic, but that was not a problem, more an authentic experience. My Spanish teacher was also good and I am still in contact with her. The staff that works in the... More

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful, location was great and the food was delicious. It's rustic, almost like camping but with a room and a bed. The room we were in overlooked the beautiful lake with a great view of the volcanoes. You could hear the lake gently lapping up against the edge of the grounds during the day... More

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vancouver bc canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Nice staff, but musty room and mattress. The shared bathroom is down a treacherous stone stairway, and the facilties are barely adequate, with poor drainage. The room while initially charming, was airless, and we slept with the door open all night. We had dinner there one night, and it was great. The coffee, at 12 quetzals a cup was thin... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We booked on booking.com and the reservation was not exactly the same as when we arrived. Online we were told a private bath, but when we arrived we needed to pay a little more. The value was still great and the room was available. The staff was excellent and I believe the issue was the fault of booking.com, not this... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We absolutely loved staying here. The cottages are basic but clean with comfortable beds, and the views!!!! When I opened my eyes in the morning the first thing I saw was the lake with Volcan San Pedro in the distance. The Guatemalan family that runs it are incredible. Warm & welcoming with a wealth of information about the area. They... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was in Xela for an extended amount of time and wanted a trip to the lake for the weekend. This place was perfect. It was really easy to get from Pana to Santa Cruz and then back. The family running the place was very friendly and welcoming...they spoke English very well, but were very willing to communicate in Spanish... More

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Address: Main street next to the main publick dock, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
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Arca de Noe Hotel is a gorgeous place to stay in Lake Atitlan - we're famous for the most rustic and eco-friendly style hotel, and even with the best lake front cabins to relax!There are more elegant hotels in the region. There are certainly more expensive places to stay, but no hotel at any price can match Arca de Noe's quiet ambiance.The hotel has ten rooms, five with private baths with very hot showers! our hotels runs with 100% solar energy system! and help the environment. At our Hotel we have a Restaurant, Free Wifi, Transportation, Day tours and Hikes and many more activities. 100% local family owned - Spanish, English, and French are spoken. ... more   less 
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