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“Beautiful jungle setting” 4 of 5 stars
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Camino Real Tikal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lote 77, Parcelamiento Tayasal, Santa Elena 17002, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Paris, Texas
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful jungle setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

While this hotel isn't in the class of the other Camino Real hotels in which we have stayed, the sheer beauty of the setting makes up for many short comings. Given the remote location, the hotel is really very nice. It is located on a ridge above Lake Peten Itza and the grounds are spectacular. The hotel provides a shuttle van to/from the airport which is an added bonus. There is also a complimentary sunset boat ride on the lake that is a must-see experience. The rooms are fairly plain but comfortable and clean and the restaurant food is ok, but expensive. Be ready to do some walking, since the property is considerably spread out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will stay there again when we return to Tikal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your time comment about our hotel, it is very important to receive such appreciation from our guests. It´s always motivating to receive such appreciation from our guests, this help us to improve every day.

We hope to see you soon again.

Regards,
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warren, PA
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58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

With its view of the lake and its fine bar and restaurant, this hotel was a pleasant surprise after a long drive from Belize City. The staff was friendly and spoke some English, so ordering and checking in were fine. The room was large and old and had a nice balcony with the lake view. The bathroom was large and had a big tub, which helped when needing to wash off the mud from trekking through the ruins. The food was good but over-priced.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about our service and our location, it always motivation to receive such appreciation from our guest.

We really appreciate every comment you mentioned, we hope to see you soon again in Camino Real Tikal.

Regards,
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The hotel is very well located, between Flores and Tikal. My room was the on the top, so far away from lobby, although you can call every time you need a ride, some times is not conformable.

The rooms exteriors are very well decorated, the architecture melt with the forest. Interiors are not the best for me, as this is supposed to be a 5 star hotel. I believe they need to invest in some restoration. The bathrooms are very clean, and this is priority. The TV set is still a old tv without Direct TV, or similar. Just 13 channels to surf around. My daughter who is just 3.7 years, cannot watch any tv show according her age. The furnitures are old.

We have probably the best view of the Peten Itza Lake, and we have A/C too. The food was very good.

The "beach area" is just the name. Is a great area filled with grass...no bar service close...it is not comfortable. it would be nice if they put they efforts to make this area in a real beach spot, they have a lot of space to make better things.

The people are very warm and make their effort to make you fell comfortable, this is a very good point. They even memorize the name of my daughter and helped us in everything we need.

The pool area is fine, and clean.

Room Tip: the last bungalow area, has the best views and away from the pool noisy area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very sorry for the inconvenient you had during your stay, this comment will help us to give our guest a high service in each of their visits. Every problem you mentioned will be notify to responsible department . Again thank you for taking time of writing this review from our hotel. This is very helpful to receive such comments which help us to get better every day.
Please feel free to let us know if we can do something for you in order to visit us again, our email address is coordinador_mercadeo@caminoreal.com.gt

Very truly yours,
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LONDON
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

First impressions: dated and needs a comprehensive make over. Rooms are ok, bathrooms clean but old. Facilities limited though offer a bit of everything. The 'beach' is a bit of scrub grassland at the edge if the lake, with a small jetty. Could be nice but it isn't at all. You need to negotiate a lot of steps at this place too. My biggest moan though is the WIFI, I accept you may need to pay to use the service, but not per device. 2 people with an iPhone and iPad each would require 4 logins and so $40 per 24 hrs. A rip off and very poor.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very sorry for the inconvenient you had during your stay, this comment will help us to give our guest a high service in each of their visits. The WiFi problem will be notify to responsible department . Again thank you for taking time of writing this review from our hotel. This is very helpful to receive such comments which help us to get better every day.
Please feel free to let us know if we can do something for you in order to visit us again, our email address is coordinador_mercadeo@caminoreal.com.gt

Very truly yours,
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A modern hotel with rooms, on three levels, set in several small blocks on a slope over looking the lake. Rooms were fine with a balcony. One major asset were a couple of deep freezes, set along the pathway which you have to walk along to get to the pool and resaurant, where there are bags of ice for guest's use. There is a golf buggy to take you and your luggage to the room also needed when checking out as the end rooms require a short walk and then a number of steps to get to the restaurant/reception area. Set in quite an isolated spot, there are a few restaurants some way off but no taxis near the hotel, but the food at the hotel was fine although the breakfast choice was a bit restricted for our tastes. You had the choice of eating inside of the restaurant or outside sitting under a massive high thatched roof looking over the lake. One nice thing about the hotel is that as well as providing you with a nice packed breakfast, for early leavers, there is also coffee and cakes to enjoy in reception while you wait for your pick-up. Although most of our time was spent at two Mayan sites and we didn't really have time to explore the hotel properly, we thought it to be a well run and pleasant hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest!!

Thank you for a great comment it always motivating to receive such appreciation from our guests, this help us to keep our high service standard.

I will take the liberty to put your comment in our info staff board as it always motivating to receive such appreciation form our guests.

Regards,
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The hotels best feature is its location near Tikal National Park. The lake views and pool are great, but expect basic room services and long walks with many, many steps. This is not a hotel for those afraid of stairs. Food was fine and pretty good considering location. Staff were generally very helpful.

Room Tip: Avoid the higher number rooms series (especially 600's) they are at the far end of a long walk f...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Guest!!

Thank you for a great comment it always motivating to receive such appreciation from our guests, this help us to keep our high service standard.

I will take the liberty to put your comment in our info staff board as it always motivating to receive such appreciation form our guests.

Regards,
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Coquitlam, Canada
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127 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Isolated location on Lake Peten Itza, about half an hour's drive from Tikal. The rooms are clean, but somewhat tired, with wonderful views of the lake. The grounds have beautiful tropical flora. The food is okay, nothing special. The staff are somewhat friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is weak & unreliable. Do keep doors closed to keep out mosquitoes and scorpions.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ximena R, Manager at Camino Real Tikal, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review from our hotel. It´s a pleasant received
comments which help us to keep our high service standard. Your compliments are really a positive stroke and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

We hope to see you soon again.

Regards,
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Additional Information about Camino Real Tikal

Address: Lote 77, Parcelamiento Tayasal, Santa Elena 17002, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Peten Department > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Camino Real Tikal 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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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

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