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Hotel Chi-ya

San Juan La Laguna, Km 175.5 | entre San Pedro y San Juan, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed in an apartment which was huge with fantastic wrap around deck. We found it very relaxing and a great place to sit out on the deck and take in the lake views. Owners left us to our own devices but were on hand if needed. We had a fridge and full cooking facilities so it was very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a single night but wish it could have been a lot longer! The views from the cabin are undoubtedly the best in town, with a perfect view over the lake and Indians Nose. The cabin itself was huge with panoramic windows so you could even kick back and relax inside if you preferred. We stayed at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. It was great. You should stay here too. The bungalow: - three beds (!) - large private deck - full kitchen - living room-like space - hot water shower - roof-top sitting area (sort of - accessed off the main path) - very private and spacious - gorgeous views - very clean Extras: -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For people who are used to or interested in an Eco lodge this hotel is my pick in Guatemala. I have stayed with them repeatedly, and I'll continue to do so because the quality and privacy of their property allows me to sleep, relax and always see new animals or birds. They have very nice rooms that are close to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Hotel Chi-ya ticked all the boxes and more for our stay. It MADE our stay. My partner was looking for somewhere to live and work for a few weeks but we loved this place so much we stayed for 2 months! We were backpacking on a budget but staying for 1 month worked out the same per night as the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hotel Chi-ya is an interesting little hotel just out side of San Pedro heading to the Village of San Juan. You can easily walk to the hotel from either village. This is not a hotel as most would be used to. The property has 7 or 8 rooms and small cottages. You are however on the side of a cliff... More 

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Spent 3 nights here in one of the cabins and were in-love. Definitely wished we could have stayed longer. The views from the cabins are incredible and the cabins very spacious with beautiful interiors/exteriors.. Barry, who built them is an incredible artist and staying in them made us nearly forget we were in Guatemala -- there were a few minor... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My husband and I rented one of the 'apartments' at Hotel Chi-ya for the month of April on the recommendations of many TripAdvisor reviews and the advice of a person we met by chance in San Pedro. We were not disappointed! Our 'apartment' was the top level of a three-story building set on the same site as the cabins the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Cabinas Chi-ya can be hard to find, but that's because they are tucked away alongside the lake. They are located just outside of San Pedro - an easy walk from the central square out of town to the cabins. Or a quick tuk-tuk ride which can be easily flagged from the main road. The cabin we stayed in was spacious... More 

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Oakland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We arrived early from Antigua and saw one bungalow it was lovely right down by the lake. I have a bum leg and the stairs would be an issue, so they had another bungalow coming open but the people were not out yet. So Lilliath had us put our suitcases in her office and we returned to our suitcases in... More 

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