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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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Hotel el Arca de Noe

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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks 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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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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Enola, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

If your idea of the perfect hotel is the Waldorf=Astoria, don't stay at Arca de Noe. However, if your idea of a perfect stay includes a million-dollar view of Lake Atitlan and its towering volcanoes, well-prepared, tasty food at reasonable prices, and a staff that treats you like family, Arca de Noe is your place. Located right by the dock... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay on the lake, because the chef was excellent! Here you must book in advance for the fixed price meal which varies daily. We ate tender chicken with a lovely wine and onion sauce one night with yummy side dishes and a fantastic orange pie for dessert. Another night we had superb chiles rellenos... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Importantly, this hotel is locally owned and staffed. The guys working the front of the house speak English, but are happy to help you practice Spanish. I stayed here for 5 nights during Christmas, and would gladly return. Amazing volcano views. Simple and rustic accommodations, but comfortable.

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Hotel El Arca De Noe Guatemala/Lake Atitlan
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
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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