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Posada de Santiago
Apto. 1, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I did not stay at the Posada on my trip but had lunch there & viewed the properties & rooms & definitely plan to go back. The food was excellent, good service, welcoming, impressive atmosphere. The rooms were decorated very creatively in beautiful Guatemalan style. The grounds are lush and relaxing. Felt like a perfect retreat setting.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at Posada Santiago for four nights, in the Hacienda, which is the largest of the houses. We had a lot of space - three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large kitchen/dining/living room area. A large porch right outside with two hammocks, and many chairs. The place was immaculate, the grounds were beautiful and very well-tended. We went to the pool every day, the view from the pool is absolutely lovely, overlooking the lake and volcano. The pool was clean and a decent size. We used the rowboats to row on the lake a couple of days, it was nice that they were included in the fee for the room. We ate every meal at the restaurant, which was excellent - large portions, a good selection on the menu, we never got bored with the offerings. The blue corn pancakes are terrific. There wasn't much to do in the town itself but for a relaxing vacation Posada Santiago was perfect.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been waiting to write our review for the Posada to make sure we were the 200th reviewer- happy 200!

Come to Posada for the beautifully crafted stone bungalows, the blue corn pancakes (the Mason's breakfast) and for the fantastic care of the staff and owner.

A true Guatemala legend.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I always love staying at the Posada - the excellent food and service, feel-at-home atmosphere and comfy rooms are all a pleasure, and the shower made me feel like I was momentarily back home in the States.

This visit coincided with a fantastic afternoon and evening of lakeside live music and barbecued everything - even tofu for the veggies (not me!:). Love the addition of solar panels installed to heat the Jacuzzi and pool.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Posada exceeded our expectations in every way! David, the owner, has created a spot that fits in perfectly with its surroundings on the lake. Each casita is decorated with local furnishings, textiles, and handicrafts. We were in Casa Rosa and it was very comfortable. We loved the location as it was quiet and serene but had easy access to the lake where we kayaked by ourselves one morning and also took boat trips to neighboring villages. The restaurant food was delicious at each meal (as were the drinks!) and the servers were so sweet, especially Nino! We thoroughly enjoyed a tour of Santiago with the knowledgeable and delightful Dolores Ratzan and our two days spent with Rolando who accompanied us hiking San Pedro and exploring Pana and the Solala market. We would never have been able to do what we did (ride a chicken bus, try our hand making tortillas with a woman vendor, visit the cemetery, and learn SO much about the local culture, customs and history of the lake) without Rolando. It’s clear to see that David has created a real family with his staff at the Posada. There is great mutual respect. This is a gem of a place!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We arrived cold and wet and hopped right in the hot tub! Swam in the pool right at the lake's edge and in the lake too! The sauna was hot but dripped blue paint on us....
We rented the house, La Hacienda, and used it just for sleeping since we ate all our meals in the hotel restaurant. The food was delicious and well priced. Try the excellent hot chocolate! We would recommend this to others. The grounds are beautiful and the staff friendly.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We absolutely enjoyed our time at the Posada. The staff were fantastic, the ambience was very tranquil, and the atmosphere very authentic at this quaint and inviting hotel. Very laid back and friendly environment to enjoy our comidas deliciosas y bebidas. The rooms are appointed and suited to the local culture. We totally recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Santiago.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Apto. 1, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santiago Atitlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santiago Atitlan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over seventeen years the Posada de Santiago has built a reputation for excellence among travel agencies, tour groups, and countless satisfied guests from across the globe. Nestled between the volcanoes that cradle the indigenous Tzutujil village of Santiago Atitlan, the Posada provides the perfect base from which to experience Guatemala's natural beauty and colorful cultures. With charming stone cottage lodgings, renowned cuisine and luxurious lake front amenities, the Posada is a place where happy guests want to return. ... more   less 
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