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Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Final Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #9 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
Asheville, North Carolina
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29 hotel reviews
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“Haven for REST!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Our Medical Team consisting of 17 volunteers, chose this resort on beautiful Lake Atitlan for some R & R after an intense week of humanitarian relief clinics in the highlands region of NW Guatemala. The view of the Lake & volcanoes in the background was breathtaking! Try lunch or an early evening meal on the "upper deck" above the pool for the most spectacular views! Also, the hotel is located at the end of a busy market street with lots of merchants that are ready to haggle and make you a deal on anything from "jade to junk!" The property is protected by hotel security to keep unsolicited vendors from approaching their guests. Wireless internet works best within 20 yards of the office...any further than that from the router, the reception becomes sketchy! The food was good and so was the coffee and soft drinks (try the limon o naranja con soda). They also use filtered water, and are pleased to refill your personal water bottle from the filtration unit behind the bar. (HINT: Don't drink the water from the tap in your room, or brush your teeth using the water--USE BOTTLED WATER ONLY!) The beds were comfortable and the outdoor hammocks were great for afternoon naps! Well-kept grounds with gorgeous flowering bushes and trees added to the beauty and respite nature of this hotel. We will definitely return to this oasis for rest once again on our next trip to Guatemala!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed here for one night, the room was great with a big bed, bathtub and great view.

The hotel is situated on the lake, at the end of calle santander.

We stayed here at a reduced rate ($85) which is expensive for what you get, the internet doesn't reach the rooms, the cable TV is fussy and the 'included breakfast' limits what you could choose.

The restaurant is extremely extremely over priced (4-5 times the cost of everywhere else)

To improve this hotel they need to reconsider the rate, change the breakfast menu, improve the wifi and cable TV and lower the restaurant prices substantially.

Overall a great room in a hotel which isn't quite there yet!

Room Tip: ask for a room 'downstairs' with a lake view
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This hotel is situated at the end of a main street and is in a great location to explore the town. It is also on Lake Atitlan and the views from the terrace are stunning. The rooms are very nice and decorated in a Spanish hacienda style.My room had a fireplace but i didn't use it since the weather was nice. My one complaint was that the bathroom was very old and needed a serious update. The hot water in the sink would sometimes stop running but the hot water in the shower was ok. The WIFI is free but is only available in the bar and restaurant. The grounds of the hotel are very nice and they have a nice swimming pool with a slide. The food in the hotel restaurant was very good. For breakfast, they did not have a buffet but a good selection from a menu. The staff were very friendly and helpful. With the exception of the bathroom, I enjoyed this hotel very much.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo is the best place to stay in Pana for lake views. It's located just by the water and the views from most of the rooms and the restaurant are amazing. I loved having breakfast overlooking the lake! The rooms are very large, clean and quiet and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. The main street with bars and restaurants is just a five minute walk away. It's true that this hotel is slightly more expensive than most but it's a peaceful oasis and totally worth it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We stayed two nights. The pool is small, but water slide was a HUGE hit with my son!!! The hotel is located only a few blocks from the lake and right around the corner from the "main drag." We had a lovely lake-view room. The room was clean and comfortable. Would have appreciated a safe in the room, however. The restaurant has an AMAZING view, although it's pricey.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Such a beautiful spot. The views are amazing. Be sure that you go on the upper terrace that is located over the restaurant to get the best view.
and you walk out the front and you are right in the town with all the action.

I really have no complaints about this place, except maybe a remote control for the tv would have been nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This hotel is ideally located on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Panajachel. The best rooms (one of which I was fortunate enough to have) face directly on this incredibly beautiful lake, and feature small patios fronting on a lovely garden and lawn with a dazzling view of the lake behind. The amazing location alone would be enough to recommend this place. The bedrooms themselves are spacious and comfortable. No problem with the modern bathroom facilities either. There is a decent restaurant and a pool as well. The staff is friendly and helpful. Panajechel itself is not that interesting a town; the attraction is Lake Atitlan and the traditional Mayan villages that surround it. The boat dock is seconds away from the hotel, and it's easy to get all around the Lake.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room facing the lake.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Final Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful, quiet, relaxing and unforgetable, these may be the best words to describe your stay at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel. Located one hour and 45 minutes from La Antigua Guatemala and to where we have taken a little piece of La Antigua. Your will sense the change of landscape, but the same atmosphere of cordiality and service that you experienced in La Antigua. With 28 standard rooms and 11 lake view rooms each with breathtaking views, unique and distinct details. ... more   less 
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