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Barrio 3, San Marcos La Laguna 10001, 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
    4.5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed at Hotel Aaculaax on two recent trips to San Marcos. It is a unique inn, near the lake and built into a hillside, with some the most amazing rooms and suites we have stayed in. Each has some common design elements, like the stained glass windows and the clever integration with the surface of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is the place you are searching for _ if you are in San Marcos for what it is (a rural village off the beaten path in Guatemala's highlands), if the details matter (from the artsy light fixtures to the flowers and Mayan garden sculptures), and if your main goal is to drop out and just sit for a while... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is by far the best hotel in San Marcos! The staff was extremely helpful and kind. The breakfast is unbelievably fresh and I highly recommend you try their handmade jelly. The hotel is very eco-friendly, in some cases even using the naturally placed mountain rocks for a wall. They recycling everything possible for reuse or as cleverly crafted decorations.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Aaculaax last week and really loved our stay. The hotel itself is so lush, filled to the brim with flowers and foliage that really is impressive. We stayed in 2 different rooms, one was built right into the rocks of the mountain and the other was upstairs and beautifully decorated with unique glass windows.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Att the shores of Lake ATITLAN in Guatemala lays LUSH / the former Hotel Aaculaax. This is German - Swedish Jens and his American wifes version of heaven on earth . A fantastic place built on ecological principles set up on a cliff overlooking Lake Atitlan in the outskirts of the small but vibrant Maya village of San Marcos La... More

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New York City
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19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Undoubtedly one of the most memorable accommodations where I've ever stayed, Lush Rentals brought plentiful smiles to our group of 6 in San Marcos. We were blown away by the attention to detail in the rooms, such as the shower built right into the earth, super cozy beds, the antique furniture, the intricately-carved wooden doors. Everything was different, unique, but... More

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Brugherio, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The place is absolutely amazing with different and absolutely unique rooms, some with kitchen and terrace. Each room has its story and features. We have been for one night in the "panorama room" with the bed surrounded by a 180° view of the Atitlan lake and the restroom built IN the rocks like a cave! We have spent two more... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Hotel Aaculaax (aka Lush Apartments) is a dreamy, tranquil kind of place, located in a lush garden of datura, banana trees, bougainvillea and hundreds of other flowering trees and plants. The buildings and rooms themselves are works of art - beautiful stained glass, old carved wooden doors and dozens of creative touches abound. I stayed in the Granadilla (passion fruit)... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Me and my husband wanted to treat each other to a nicer hotel on our last night, we chose Aaculaax and chose right! Beautifully built, all of the rooms are unique and wonderful! A great getaway from the busier turisty streets of Panajachel, San Marcos la Laguna is a quieter, more alternative community of foreigners from all over the world.... More

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British Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Everything about this place is great. The staff are warm and genuine and helpful, the rooms are clean, creative, pleasant and some of them have amazing views. Food was great. Luxurious at a relatively reasonable price. Close to everything. I would definitely go back.

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Address: Barrio 3, San Marcos La Laguna 10001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Marcos La Laguna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Aaculaax Guatemala/San Marcos La Laguna

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Hotel Aaculaax is ideally located on a hillside on the shores of spectacular Lake Atitlán in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. The hotel has 10 unique rooms and suites, each one individually designed, with one-of-a-kind art works and locally made furniture. All of the rooms boast of incredible views of the lake and surrounding volcanoes, a private terrace or balcony, offering guests a harmonious balance with the surrounding nature. ... more   less 
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