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“Could Not Have Made A Better Choice” 5 of 5 stars
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Copan Ruinas, Copan, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Copan
Ashburn, Virginia
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“Could Not Have Made A Better Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The only problem with a wonderful little hotel like The Hacienda San Lucas is where to begin to describe it. All I can say it that it far exceeded our expectations and we wish we had booked more time there and less time in Roatan.

The real reason I went to Hunduras was to see the ruins of Copan, but I was having a real hard time finding out how to get there. You’d think that Honduras was on a different planet or something because the travel agencies in the States didn’t have a clue how to arrange our vacation. My biggest problem was how to get there from Roatan since no airlines flew directly into Copan. I was really getting discouraged when I started corresponding with Flavia, the owner of the hotel. Not only was she able to give me all the information I needed, but she even helped me arrange transportation from San Pedro Sula to Copan as well as all the other activities we wanted to do while in Copan. She and her staff really went out of their way to ensure that we had a wonderful stay.

Now let me talk a little about the hotel. It’s an ecological hotel so it’s rustic, but that’s what we were looking for. The rooms are equipped with an electrical outlet for your iPhones, laptops, shavers, etc. in the bathrooms and there are two small electric reading lamps as well as an electric fan in the rooms. The bathrooms are clean and pleasant. There is hot water for showers. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. There are hammocks outside for your comfort. The made comes by at dusk and lights numerous candles in and outside your room. It’s very romantic.

The lobby, bar and kitchen are part of an old hacienda that has been in Flavia’s family for more than a century. All meals are cooked over wood stoves in the rustic kitchen. The tortillas and refried beans are to die for. They grind their own corn and make their tortillas fresh by hand every day. The same goes for the rest of the food. Everything is fresh and is cooked in the old traditional way.

You have several options to choose from for breakfast, but it always comes with fresh juice and fruit. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Dinner is extra, but it is well worth it. The food is always very fresh and delicious. They have a different twist on chicken fajitas that was absolutely fantastic.

The hacienda is located high up on a hill overlooking the town of Copan and the view is breathtaking. It’s the best place in town to view the sunset.

Although the hotel is a mile or so outside town, the hotel has a van that they use to shuttle the guests to and from town and the ruins. The service is free of charge. Or you can walk or take one of the mototaxis if you prefer.

I can’t really say enough about this hotel. It was one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in a long, long time. I’d go back in a flash.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed at Hacienda San Lucas a year ago. And the remembering the experience always brings back such vivid memories. A beautiful setting, fabulous food, excellent service, it all was outstanding. I would love to go back. Whenever I think about just kicking back, I think of the hammock outside our room. There are places to hike, great views and such gracious service. If you are going to Copan, stay at Hacienda San Lucas.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We visited the Hacienda for dinner during Semana Santa. The service was incredible, the food was delicious, and the view was unforgettable. It was the highlight of our trip, and a completely positive experience.

What set Hacienda San Lucas apart, however, was the above and beyond service they showed the next day. We had been misinformed about the availability of buses during Semana Santa, and found ourselves in Copan with no transportation to San Pedro Sula for our departure flight back to the U.S. Our own hotel was unable to help us find transportation back to SPS for the flight, and we were cutting it close in missing our flight. Completely in panic mode, we went out on a limb and called the Hacienda, asking if they knew of any options. Although it was early in the morning on a holiday, the owner set up private transportation for us within minutes. Our friendly driver got us to the airport in the nick of time.

We will absolutely be staying at the Hacienda San Lucas during our next visit, and we encourage anyone visiting Copan to do the same.

  • 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you want to be able to walk into town, then don't even consider this hotel as it is a few miles outside Copan & a car/taxi is needed.
But ..... if you want somewhere great to relax after walking round the ruins, then this is the place for you. It is set on a hillside overlooking the valley, & sitting in a deckchair on the lawn watching sunset & sipping a margharita is wonderful... The food is very good, thought there is no choice with the 3 course dinner menu ($25) (but they do ask on checkin whether there is anything that you cannot eat). The room are a good size, & the bathroom (with lots of hot water) is a good size. The staff from the local community are lovely. Free wifi available in the restaurant area. You can also walk through their extensive grounds, which also contain some petroglyphs (but you need 'faith' to decipher them).
We relaly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 March 16, 2013

Eight of us stayed here for 2 nights in early Feb. 2013. None of the photos do it justice. The setting is spectacular, quiet and beautiful with view of the ruins in the distance across the river. Lots of beautiful birds because they have feeders set up. The accomodations are lovely with large rooms/bathrooms. All of the food at the restaurant was delicious. The staff are very friendly and welcoming providing excellent service. One of us had a massage and said it was very good. You feel like you are at a high end retreat. We would have loved to have spent a week in this lovely place. All of us agreed this was our favorite place in Guatemala and Honduras on our 10 day trip. Don't miss it!

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  • Stayed February 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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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The hotel staff were excellent , the hotel made our trip . When we go back to this area we will be sure to visit them again . Sitting outside in the early evening with all the candles burning and watching the sun go down after a day in the ruins was unreal

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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12 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The location is incredible and the view is breathtaking!

We went there for dinner with some friends, the staff is very friendly and was attentive to our needs.
Our meal was very good and a fresh take on Honduran typical food.

Definitely be there to watch the sunset, you will be able to see the entire Copan valley, the river and even the Copan Ruins from the observation area.

A must see when visiting Copan!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hacienda San Lucas

Address: Copan Ruinas, Copan, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Copan Department > Copan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Copan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hacienda San Lucas combines century-old ambiance with first-class service, authentic Maya country cuisine and a spectacular view of the Valley and Ruins of Copan. Eight distinct rooms with solar lighting, comfortable hammocks, nature trails, ceremonial archaeological site and candlelit dinners allow you to relax and enjoy the healing energy of this unique hacienda. ... more   less 
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Hacienda San Lucas Hotel Copan

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