I spent nearly a year driving across Mexico and Central America with 3 months in Guatemala. I have to say this was one of my favorite hotels in Guatemala. It's all been said before, the garden was wonderful, so much that we (I returned to Guatemala after my solo visit with a group of friends) almost didn't want to leave the hotel. It had gated parking inside the grounds and it was quiet.
I agree with all the positive posts here. I read a couple of comments about a bug found here or there, a small bathroom or a TV that did not work perfectly but I have to wonder if those who experienced this had researched where they were going before traveling to Guatemala. By Guatemala standards, this is a first rate hotel.
From my experience, Trip Advisor needs to put up a category for south of the border hotels where we can rate how many rooster crows and fireworks launchings we hear. Add to that list in Guatemala, how many church chants over loudspeakers. There were none I heard in any of these categories at this hotel. I also heard no bus horns, boom boxes or any noise in general. Great experience in a rather large city by Guatemala standards, even if you ignore the lovely setting. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small hotel located near the main shopping and businesses, but in a quiet street, perfect location. There are rooms spread out through a lush tropical garden, from which one can relax and enjoy watching the birds (over 25 varieties), exotic plants and beautiful trees. Each room is decorated with handcrafted native motif and has a private bathroom with plenty of hot water 24 hrs., TV with cable and free WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Utz Jay Hotel
- Hotel Utz Jay Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan