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Rancho Grande Inn
Calle Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #15 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
Bossier City, Louisiana
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“nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I imagine that summertime at the pool would be a fun time for youngsters at the Rancho Grande in Panajachel. The location is central, the rooms/cabins are quite nice and the breakfast was very good. Breakfast is across the street from the complex where the rooms are located.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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16 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This was our fourth visit to the Rancho Grande Inn! It is very satisfying to be able to return to a place and experience the same peaceful, picturesque, and well appointed accomodation time after time. The staff is all very attentive and helpful, and the breakfast is unmatched. The only suggestion I have is that the rooms be provided with brighter lighting, as we wanted to stay in and read during the afternoon showers.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Rancho Grande in May. This is our fourth stay over a period of 10 years. The grounds are as beautiful as ever and the breakfast is delicious. To keep up their positivereputation, we recommend that they get some stronger lights in the room as we could barely read, and update the bed linens as ours had some tears. We'll be back on future trips.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

From the first phone call, the Staff at Rancho Grande were attentive and professional. They were willing to negotiate rates for a longer stay, were helpful in arranging reliable transportation from Guatemala City and had connections on call for paragliding and other activities. Everyone was wiling to serve, whether it be extra pancakes (the ones everyone has raved about!) or allowing a later check-out because the children were still napping.
The grounds are beautiful, including swings and a pool and most rooms are very pleasant. The price scale is a little higher than what we normally use, so I would hope that in the future the bathrooms are painted and the towels are newer so that 'quaint yet luxurious' expectation one has for the price is fully validated. If you can't afford the hotel, at least pop by and see if they'll sell you that stellar breakfast!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Very clean, nice view and beautiful lawns and flowers. Excellent price and AMAZING breakfast... fresh orange juice, honey and coffee from their own plantation and the best corn pancakes ever!
highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

I stayed at the hotel Rancho Grande for 3 nights, recuperating from a terrible back problem.

The staff were there to greet me and were aware of my medical ailment and were very helpful. They had secured the services of a back specialist who started treatment 2 hours after I arrived. The staff looked after me wonderfully and were very supportive indeed.

My room was in a private large garden located on a quiet street leading down to the harbour. The room was in fact equivalent to a beach hut in look and size. The bed was enormous, the bathroom although not stylish was a good size with a large walk in shower. I had a TV in my room with a bag load of channels. The room was carpeted, unusual, by was immaculately clean and gave it a home feeling.

The breakfast was to die for. Those pancakes were the most delicious I have ever eaten in my entire life!

The location of the hotel was perfect. Easy walk to the harbour and far enough away but still close enough to walk to the busy Mayan markets, bars and restaurants etc.

It helps if you can speak a little spanish as only one person could speak good english.

I would definitely go back here, if just to take a slow walk down to the harbour and watch the most amazing sunsets over lake atitlan.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Our family of 6 along with another family of 5 spent time at the Rancho Grande. Honestly, you will not find a better hotel for the price. The breakfast is amazing, absolutely delicious pancakes, the best ever! Everything was clean and the yards were well kept. We lived close to Panajachel for awhile and really truly you will not get a better place to stay!

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rancho Grande Inn

Address: Calle Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
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