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La Riviera Atitlan Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bahia San Buenaventura | Solola, Panajachel, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

stayed here for 4 nights they had a special stay one night get one free. Hotel was nice beautiful view only center building used other ones are condos hotel was very empty felt like we were the only ones there I think we were sometimes pool was nice ate our beakfast there it was okay nothing special our tv did not work properly complained but nothing was done about it I am sure they could of changed it with another room as 80% or 90% were empty

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2007

When rounding the corner to Panajachel this hotel stands obtrusively with three tall, green buildings that somehow don't fit with the landscape. We kept thinking, "no that can't be our hotel" but sure enough it was. Part of this hotel is actually condos and it seems that the clientele may be locals on vacation, which for us, added to its appeal. (Not the US cookie-cutter hotel, surrounded by Americans.) The hotel and the rooms are a bit dated but we overlook that since the view made up for it and we spent very little time in the room. The rooms had most amenities, fridge, hair dryer, cable TV. All the rooms have balconies that look to the beautiful view of the lake. The pool had plenty of lounge chairs, and 2 Jacuzzi's, unfortunately the one by the pool was not working at the time and was ice cold but the other one to the side of the pool worked fine. There are free paddle boats to use, and a trampoline also a full gym,
a games room with billards and ping-pong. The staff was friendly and accommodating. No complaints about the food and I'm usually picky. If you like ceviche you must try the seafood ceviche with the homemade tortilla chips, best poolside with a beer! There is a small shop in the hotel to purchase beverages and snacks, but you will pay the "gringo" price, so best to pick those items up in town. The town of Panajachel is a good home base if you want to go the Thurs or Sun Chichicastenango market and there are dozen's of tour companies booking trips. From this hotel you can get a tuk-tuk into town for $5 and head to the main street for the usual shops selling the typical tourist items. Restaurants in town seem hit or miss and the hotel may be the best bet for meals. There are 2 other hotels in walking distance to this one that you could also visit for meals. I would stay here again.

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Address: Bahia San Buenaventura | Solola, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Riviera Atitlan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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