Though not a fan of larger 'posher' hotels when we travel we chose this place for its location - and so glad we did! Panajachel is noisy, busy and just a location to stay for all the amazing and wondeful trips around the lake. We had a Lake View Room and every morning got up early to enjoy the sun rise from our little terrace and ahead the lights and shadows on the volcanoes changed every hour. Worth the little extra for this upgrade room. Breakfast was a treat evry day, lots of differnt fruits, lots of bread, eggs anyway you like, fresh juices and strong coffee. Very eager and friendly staff, all trying to speak Englisg, some better than others, always with a big smile. Be warned if you go during the busier season - most rooms are under the large (and comfortable) terrace overlooking the lake and you can hear every chair or table moved and during the nihgt dogs jump up and down from the gardens... all in all, the best place, after visiting lots of other hotels for my job,regarding location and quality, in town.