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Villa Santa Catarina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Catarina Palopo, Panajachel, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
Kent
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“Lovely location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for two nights whilst touring Guatemala and we found it very comfortable and clean in an ideal situation on the edge of Lake Atitlan. The balconies overlook the swimming pool, grounds and the lake. The gardens were full of flowers and many birds. Outside the hotel women were sitting on the pavement weaving and selling their beautiful goods. Next door to the hotel there is a shop attached to the school which sells handicraft goods to raise money for the school. Well worth a visit. The breakfasts were good and there was a good choice of food in the evening. We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cabrieres-d'Avignon, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The hotel is a combination of marvellous things: wonderful place, great service & hospitality, great food, lake Atitlan next to the hotel. A place to warmly recommend to anyone willing to visit lake Atitlan area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our two day stay, friendly service, delightful location, beautiful grounds. Watched the pool guys cleaning the pool with meticulous care in the early morning. Bedrooms fairly basic but fine. Guess they're fighting a losing battle with volcanic dust!!
On our first evening we ventured up the approach road to the village as the afternon school shift children were leaving school - a cacophony of fun and lots of attention from very young children learning the hawkers trade. We climbed up the steps to Restaurante Santa Catarina in the village square and were extremely well received by Helena and her family. We only stayed for a beer but promised to return the following evening.
Pleasant dinner in hotel with well presented food on our first night. 2nd night we ventured back to Helena's family restaurant with 8 friends that we were travelling with. Greeted like long lost friends we asked what she suggested rather than chose from the comprehensive menu. This is a very basic eatery but if you want a change from hotel eating then give it a try, lean over the balcony and shout 'Oggy, Oggy, Oggy' and the children in the square will enthusiastically respond with 'oi, oi,oi'!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rode Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I loved the hotel and what a setting when I looked outside in the morning following my evening arrival. The staff were very professional and extremely attentive nothing was too much trouble for them, I guess they made my visit even more special.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

the hotel is a few miles from panajachel but has a great position in the tiny village with a good pool and a lovely garden full of birds.It is easy to get transport into town but we appreciated the tranquility for a couple of days and were able to get a boat from there to the other towns around the lake.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The room was nice, and the bathroom spacious, and the room was looking over a lovely swimming pool... and this is it. There is no restaurant/bar near by, and you have to dine in the expensive and american style restaurant. The food is reasonable, but this is not want you want to eat in Guatemala. If you want to reach the nearest village, you have to take 15mins tuk-tuk ride ($8 each way).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We thought the hotel was in a lovely setting with views across to the lake and volcanoes. The rooms were basic but comfortable although there was no safe. There was also no air con or ceiling fan which might be uncomfortable in hotter weather. The breakfast was basic with no buffet. The evening menu was also limited and of average quality. But there was no real alternative. Also the drinks prices were inflated and the staff made errors on the bills.

Room Tip: Best rooms are over the reception for view of the lake and volcanoes.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Santa Catarina

Address: Santa Catarina Palopo, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Santa Catarina 3*
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Santa Catarina
Villa Santa Catarina Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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