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“A wonderful repast from black beans, rice and platanos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Atitlan Restaurant

Hotel Atitlan Restaurant
Lake Atitlan | Bahia San Buenaventura, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
502-77621441
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Ranked #17 of 49 Restaurants in Panajachel
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: South American, Central American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Nominated by Travel + Leisure; "World's Best Awards 2011".This charming hacienda-style hotel is a formerworking coffee farm situated on the shores of Lake Atitlan, with a picture perfect view of volcanoes San Pedro, Tolimán and Atitlan. Highlighting numerous unique Guatemalan traditions with its colorful and vibrant interior, each room is individually decorated with hand-woven fabrics and carpets, handcrafted furniture, paintings and tile floors. All rooms have private balconies and breathtaking views of the lake. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlook the entire lake and the hotel’s magnificent wedding, tropical and rose gardens. The Botanical Gardens of Hotel Atitlán are a true garden lover’s paradise. Bird-watching is a popular pastime within its botanical gardens. Enjoy a cocktail or a refreshing tea from the selection of tea infusions by the fire in the hotel’s bar, and dine in an elegant setting where you will savor regional and international cuisine. You can’t miss this beautiful Hotel!!!
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A wonderful repast from black beans, rice and platanos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I came here from Laguna San Pedro on a day off by boat. The boat ride was very bumpy. After arriving by boat, we immediately came to the restaurant while we waited for our 2 hour massage appointment (which was worth every penny by the way! and very reasonable too!).

The restaurant has a wonderful view and a beautiful setting! Compared to the restaurants on the other side of the lake, this restaurant is fantastic. It is clean, has a wonderful wooden bar, and has a tremendous variety of alcoholic beverages with wonderful fresh fruits and a variety of rums, including the best and most flavorful rums from Guatemala and other local national rums from nearby countries.

The menu is small but has a wonderful variety of choices for both breakfast and lunch!

They have the best EMPANADAS that I have found in years! I absolutely love empanadas and these were delicious and very authentic: (they included currants, meats and potatoes; that is an authentic empanada!). They were fried to a crisp golden brown, were not soggy, and were perfect in every way. The presentation of the plate was colorful, and the service was excellent.

We were able to sit at the beautiful table and enjoy the view. The wait staff was excellent; we were not rushed or made to feel we were intruding.

Even though we were not registered guests in the hotel and there just for the day, we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Beautiful hotel a couple blocks from the centre
of Panajachel.

The gardens are beutiful and border lago Atitlan.

The food is really good too. We had a salad and then
chicken and fish.

All were prepared and presented nicely.

We really enjoyed our visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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645 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
“Beautiful location with views, good food, and friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

The chicken soup here is fantastic! It is one of my favorites anywhere around the lake.
I'm not a fan of their hamburgers or sandwiches, but that doesn't keep me from enjoying this place. Heck, I'm not a fan of hamburgers or sandwiches in most of Guatemala.
There are many good foods and the views are great.
Nice place with good food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gorgeous property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

At Hotel Atitlan you will be hard
pressed to find a more gorgeous property.

The food is good and service is average.

We ahas salad an chicken which were both
good.

Prices are higher than anywhere else in town but
thats to be expected given its probably the best
hotel in town.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hotel Atitlan has a very pretty property.

We had the Atitlan salad with chicken and
it was very good and tasty.

Service is good too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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