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“Trying it on with the price.” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Graditas Mayas
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street | Two blocks west from central park, Copan 504, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #21 of 22 Hotels in Copan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Trying it on with the price.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

It's central america so I make allowances but:

● if you can avoid it - do not take the rooms overlooking the street. The tuks tuks on cobblestones sound like freight trains and I think monday night is drunken karaoke night at the catina.

● The only thing that helped drown the sounds out was the air conditioner which sounded like a helicopter. I got used to it but you may not. Test the sound of the ac in your room and negotiate the price down or get another room if you can.

● also i agree staff couldn't or don't want to get into trying to answer your questions when you're using spanish (with a dictionary) and charades. They don't even try to respond.

Was alright enough otherwise but overpriced for what you get. My experience (double room) was it's better than a hostel but slightly below an average budget central american hotel.. but they try it on with the price.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went to last minute plans to Honduras and wanted to visit the Copan Ruins. We were unable to find a hotel and ended up spending 1 night at Hotel Graditas. We have read past trip advisor reviews and were no great. However, because we had no other choice we decided to give the hotel a try. It was the most horrible hotel experience. There were 4 beds shoved into one little room. The bedding was not clean; I ended up breaking out in a rash. I took a shower and had to take a very cold shower as there was no hot water. The shower head was connected to a bunch of wires coming out of the wall and feared being electrocuted. The room was filthy. If at all possible do not stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Bring your own bedding.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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395 reviews
137 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A last minute desire to spend NYE in Copan lead me to a hunt for two rooms with two double beds for three nights. All Copán hotels were sold out or priced sky high, I was left with only this hotel as an option. I knew it was budget, so was parepared, but this place is unacceptably loud, too loud that I could not sleep, even with earplugs.

I was pleased because it is two blocks away from main square and close to plenty of shops and the market, it has free parking and free internet/wifi, AC.

Good
 Plenty of hot water, beware of suicide shower
 Beds are ok, AC is quiet and Fan is ok, TV with cable is mounted ceiling high.
 Free Parking, cars left in courtyard, you do have to move it around when parking tandem.
 Microwave in hallway.
 Generator, it was turned on once when power went out
 Great 3rd floor terrace, hammocks, great views
 We booked a double and a family room with 4 double beds and two baths, great, fridge included.
 Free internet, desktop in lobby, wifi never worked for me,

Not so good
 Noise, Noise, Noise. It is by far a noisy hotel, on a very busy street where truck and motor taxis speed by at all times.
 The hotel is built Alcatraz jail style, all windows and door face toward inner hallways. You can hear people in hallways and in other rooms.
 Cement/tile build magnify the noise.
 Front desk staff is not very helpful. They are willing to help, friendly, but not very effective even for minor requests.
 The doors creek and make all sounds when you move them. Too noisy.
 Tiny bathroom.
 No shelves, closet, and small furniture to place items. No shelves in bathroom

The Ugly
 Two cantinas are located the hotel, loud music, yelling drunks.
 A store with loud music at all times is located adjacent hotel. Kids yell at all times
 Although this place is cleaned daily, walls are stained, water damage on ceilings, stained tiles and walls make this place seem dirty.


Tips
 Negotiate rate. I went during peak season and was overcharged. The front desk confessed that during slow season you can get a 50% discount for multiday stays.


Budget hotel, so expect budget accommodations. Housekeeping is good, but this place is basic.

Overall the biggest turnoff is the noise, never had any decent sleep. Good location, can be cheap if you negotiate rate, great if you want hot water, generator and AC/FAN. But unfortunately I will not return because I like my sleep.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs, try to get room as far away from street.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Hotel Graditas Mayas is really on the low end of budget hotels in Copan. There are cheaper places to stay, but you would be hard-pressed to find anyplace more shabby. The rooms at Graditas come complete with chipped paint, holes in the plaster, and windows that don't latch completely. And it is noisy to boot. There is a huge discrepancy between the photographs on the hotel's website and what the place actually looks like. We couldn't get out of there fast enough.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Copan is a wonderful and a relatively safe town in Honduras. The Ruins are great but get a guide. Night life is very laid back. Hotel is a good value and close.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Santa Monica, California, United States
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61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The main reason I love this hotel is because our flight got into San Pedro Sula at 3:45pm and there were no buses leaving that late to go to Copan. I did not want to stay in San Pedro Sula for a night, but Hotel Graditas Mayas came to get us for about $120, which was well worth the 3 hour ride. The ride back to San Pedro on the regular bus took about twice that amount of time. I was so grateful that they were available to pick us up.
I liked the hotel, too. The people were nice, and suggested good restaurants and attractions. I'd stay at this place again any time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

We arrived at the Graditas Maya after a 6 hour drive. We had been warned by locals who were on our bus that the hotel was not good but as we had already booked online decided to have open minds and take it in our stride.
When we walked into the hotel we were greeted by 3 members of staff who knew no English and we stuggled in admittedly limited Spanish to advise them of our reservation. Eventually the manager called an English friend who translated for us...all the while his Wife was muttering '' no Espanol, ridiculous!'' We though this was rich seeing as this hotel was advertising on US websites and they hadn't bothered learning even basic English.
Anyway, the room wasn't as bad as we had expected. It was clean and although on the small side it was much better than some of the previous places we had stayed in.
However, we went out for drinks on the 2nd night and returned at 11pm to discover that the hotel doors were locked and there was no bell or side door in which to enter the building. After 15 minutes of knocking and shouting loudly we were eventually let in by a member of staff. For a hotel to bolt it's doors and give no warning in our opinion was completely out of order and this along with the lack of customer service has probably helped explain the reason why we saw no other guests staying at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Street | Two blocks west from central park, Copan 504, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Copan Department > Copan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 22 Hotels in Copan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Graditas Mayas 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great hotel in the heart of the city. Its services are air conditioning, hot water, fans, cable tv, telephone, rest area, private parking, wireless internet. Very good prices! Great moments; a great hotel. ... more   less 
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