The smart thing to do is put your reservation in right away at Jenna’s River B&B ! Because of Jennifer, our stay there became part of the vacation, a destination, not just a place to stay. In case you’re not convinced by the 50 or so glowing reports here on TripAdvisor, here is ours.
Jennifer will help you with travel plans, safe transportation to & from the GUA airport, sightseeing, restaurants, night life, shopping, what to do (& not to do) & anything else you need. She does many things & all to perfection: paint, sew, cook, speak 4 or 5 languages, run the best B&B & is your friend in Pana. This gracious hostess does all these things seemingly effortlessly. If you stay a few days, you may meet some of her wonderful friends. All muy amable! This includes Jennifer’s 3 dogs. I am not a dog person, but these 3 are extremely polite & very adorable.
Speaking of exceptions to my dislikes, I am not fond of seafood & never eat fish soup. But Jennifer will be delighted to take your order & cook you a special traditional Guatemalan meal (reasonably priced). So one night she prepared traditional “Tapado”, a seafood soup consisting of very fresh clam, fish, shrimp and plantains! I would never have ordered this off a menu in a million years & prepared myself for being embarrassed for not eating it. But it was delicious & I cleaned my bowl. To continue, I do not eat pancakes - ever. Jennifer fixed pancakes one morning. Oh my gosh! They were terrific, not like any I’ve ever had before. I hope her recipe isn’t a secret – I "need" it. And if your mouth isn’t watering yet, let me tell you that you’d be happy to survive on her homemade bread alone!
We stayed in the larger room, decorated beautifully with Jennifer’s art. The queen bed has an unusually comfortable mattress. There’s no want for lots of hot water. Some report that Pana is noisy at night, but this B&B is extremely quiet. The location accounts for that in spite of the fact that it’s just off the main street of shops, entertainment, restaurants & transportation. We could walk anywhere in Pana or easily get a “tuk tuk” ride.
My only regret is that we didn’t have the time to just hang out at the B & B absorbing it’s dreamy ambiance, like joining pup Lenny in the warm November sun on the sofa on the terrace overlooking the yard & garden profuse with tropical blooms or chatting more with Jennifer. So, we’ll just have to return!
On the 1 to 5 scale, we give Jenna’s B & B a 6!
(See all my Trip Advisor reviews of our 5 days in Pana, as I have time to post them.)
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Jenna's River Bed And Breakfast Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan