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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for somewhere tranquil to stay, then Santa Cruz is perfect. There are just a few guesthouses to choose from but we struck gold with Arca De Noe. All rooms overlook the lake and are all a discreet distance apart from each other so you have privacy. We stayed in the most basic room (170Q incl tax)... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my Mom and my friend for a couple nights before heading to Antigua. The hotel is quiet and relaxing. It is a short walk from a louder hostel if you are looking to meet people or party. The rooms have a cabin-like feel to them, so don't expect televisions or bathtubs. I can't describe how beautiful... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from Arca de Noe, where I stayed with family for a few days of relaxation. The place is even better the second time around. Many improvements have been made since my last visit. The Quetzal room, my favorite, has new furniture, new paint, new windows and cosmetic improvements but the same old comfortable rustic charm. Pedro and... More

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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