The Camino Real Tikal is about an hour away from the actual ruin itself, although the location couldn't be much better. It's a very romantic place overlooking lake Peten. Our room was very comfortable, with a quiet A/C unit and TV. Wireless internet is available for $10/day, although you have to be in the main area to use it. It can't be accessed from the rooms, which extend about a five minute walk from the restaurant and reception.
The hotel restaurant regularly served buffets for meals (Although they said we could order off the menu if we liked, the buffet always seemed the best option). The quality of the food was good, reasonably priced.
They have regular free activities at the hotel such as tours of the lake in their boat, games for kids, and a hike into the forest preserve that surrounds the place. NB: the forest hike is strenuous, with a lot of steep stairways cut into the sides of hills, and lasts about two hours. We were followed by a hotel employee with a rifle when we did it, because of fear of "banditos", although they claimed not to have had any problems. The forest is full of beautiful tropical birds and howler monkeys, however.
Hotel staff was very nice and quite helpful always.
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- Also Known As:
- Camino Real Tikal Hotel Peten
- Westin Tikal National Park
- Camino Real Tikal Westin
- Westin San Jose
- San Jose Westin
- Camino Real Tikal Guatemala/Santa Elena