We found the Garden of Eden on the Edge of Lake Atitlan. A beautiful property surrounded by acres manicured grounds. The ride getting to the hotel can be tricky as you maneuver through the mountainous switchbacks but the beautiful gardens and views await you. The property is located on 3 floors accessible by stairs and around a lush courtyard.
The rustic foyer welcomes you and you will feel right at home from the moment you step in. There is a bar with a roaring wood fireplace to keep you warm at night as you enjoy a quiet and still evening. The restaurant has a local flair and the food reflect the local market culinary delights.
We had a room with a balcony looking at glassy Lake Atitlan. You must be aware that the rooms had no air conditioning or heat but you will not need it. The temperature is delightful year round and a blanket can take care of it if you need it. A heated pool and an edgeless hot tub look toward the lake and you can even use their twin helicopter pad should you indulge on a quick trip from Guatemala City.
The gardens and trails are a must to leisurely visit and a zip line is available within walking distance if you are so inclined. Overall a beautiful hidden gem that we will return to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atitlan Hotel Panajachel
- Hotel Atitlan Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan