We arrived in Panajachel in torrential rain and were greeted with a beaming smile... And an umbrella. I'm not sure which was more welcome at the time!
Jenna really makes this place what it is. Yes, there is a welcome hot shower, cosy room (v comfy bed) and homely surroundings, plus three rather fabulous dogs (midge, cha cha and Lenny) but Jenna is the heart and soul of the experience.
From first email contact she was super helpful with travel plans and went out of her way whilst we were there to phone friends in other parts of the country to get weather recommendations so we could decide where to go next. Oh, and don't get me started on the breakfasts-other reviewers will attest to these being the best around. Jenna kindly let me have a peek at her pancakes recipe as we were bowled over by them.
Panajachel is perhaps not everyone's cup of tea (it is less pretty than other villages) and we were frequently recommended by others to stay in different villages, however we chose to stay here for two reasons: firstly the reviews of the b&b, which were universally glowing, and also the convenient boat routes around the lake villages, which helps when you are on a tight timetable. Restaurants were also good quality and varied-we particularly liked the newly opened Vietnamese on the main road and the two delis (very delicious quesedillas). If you were staying for longer it might be an idea to split your stay between Pana and another village.
Thanks Jenna! We hope to see you again soon, and will keep you updated on that Nicaraguan island ;-)
Emma and Andrew
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prices include full breakfasts.Situated half a block from the lake in a quiet part of town, Jenna's River bed and Breakfast is close to Restaurants, the Natural Reserve and Galleries, The house is a comfortable and homey place to go forth from to explore the Mayan highlands and villages around the lake. A Spanish style building with lovely gardens and terraces. The property has a total of 7 bedrooms, some with queen size beds, another with two single beds, two of the rooms have a queen size bed and day bed to accommodate a third person or child. One of the rooms has a king size bed. All the rooms have private en-suite bathrooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jenna's River Bed And Breakfast Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan