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“Great weekend getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Atelie del Mar
Playa Monterrico Calle de Cementerio, Monte Rico, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Monte Rico
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great weekend getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a cute hotel! Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Rooms are simple but cute, clean and have air conditioning. It's close to all the fun but still far enough to avoid the hostel craziness. I definitely would recommend this hotel!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thanks for taking your time to write your feedback and your recommendation of Hotl Atelie del Mar, which we appreciate very much!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very clean hotel,very nice pool area, hammocks, great ambiance, air conditioned rooms, cable TV, restaurant on premises serving free breakfast, walk across the street (no traffic) to beach, friendly staff that ready to help, great stay for the money!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Warm thanks for this helpful revue. Breakfast is always included, but furthermore we offer our guests a lot of options for lunch and dinner always done in the moment you ask for it and as you write, the staff is always ready to help. THANKS!
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Ciudad Real, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful, quiet, nice hotel in Moterrico. Not directly on the beach, but the largest swimming pool in the resort. Nice rooms with air conditioning, good food, friendly service and owners with class (Thank you Violeta and Stig)
What more could you want?
Will be there again soon!
Uwe

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
You are absolutely right, the last 7.5 years, this swimming pool has been the largest in Monte Rico. And as you know, we like to be with our guests, better said the ones who want attention from the owners and we don´t have any problems with those who don´t like it; someones want to have contact, want their privacy, others not, but we always respect that completely!
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For the money, this is the best spot in Monterrico--actually it is the best spot in the town period. It is clean and laid back and Stig and Violeta were very nice. I also feel more secure here that other hotels in Monterrico. It is not directly on the beach which is a good thing. You can hear the waves but not the crowds. I think this place would be a really good bet for families with small kids. The restaurant was also really nice. I had the coco chicken, which is actually coconut ginger chicken. Trust me, you will like it. The place has a nice clean pool, which is nice given that the undertow makes swimming in the ocean difficult. They play nice music at the pool at low volume.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks for that really nice and interesting revue. We ourselves believe as you that it is better to not to be on the beachfront; you hear the ocean here but just as you write "not the crowds" and as the waves anytime can be really strong, we do believe that you sleep better a little bit further from this ocean. Love to read that you liked the Coco chicken (Coconut Ginger Chicken), and I promise that you aren´t the first to love that meal.
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Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Hotel Atelie del Mar. The room was clean, comfortable, had a tv with lots of channels, private bathroom, highspeed and always working free wifi, and most importantly in the heat of Monterrico, a cold air conditioner! Trust me you will want one!!
The pool was clean, the music was a good mix, not blaringly loud but good. The garden is a work of art too. I ate all meals at the restaurant and didnt see a need to go elsewhere. It may be a bit more expensive than other restaurants in monterrico, but you get what you pay for. And that is a clean restaurant serving huge portions, and always delicious. Try the shark, so incredibly delicious!!
The owners Stig and Violeta were absolutely lovely and made you feel at home. They were interesting to talk to and always making sure your stay was how you wished. I will tell everyone I know who wishes to travel to Monterrico to most definitely stay here.
This is not a hostel atomosphere, and is geared towards couples, solo travellers wishing for some relaxation, and families. If you are looking for a loud party every night do not think this is your place. But if you wish to be comfortable, safe, connected to the world with reliable wifi everywhere on grounds, and well attended to, then stay here. You will not be disappointed.

Stayed March 2014
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
I could just write a great thanks for your revue, but a special thanks for your mentioning of the reliable WiFi and that this is not a party place. As you write, most of our guests are families, couples and single travelers that want to stay in a clean, tranquil place, have good meals - as you mention, not the cheapest restaurant in Monte Rico, but for sure one of the safest. Seven years and nobody has been ill after, while Violeta for sure has taken care of quite many that have been eating at other restaurants...
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Antigua, Guatemala
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed at this great little hotel for three days during our travels to Montericco and it was certainly the best reason to visit. The rooms are simple but very clean with nice quiet air conditioning, a godsend in this very hot part of Guatemala. The meals in the dining area beside the pool were simple but tasty and we had little reason to eat anywhere else. Try something with their coconut curry sauce.

The pool is scrupulously clean and big enough to swim laps. It's surrounded by stunning gardens-an absolute paradise. But the best part is the warm hospitality. We felt like family the moment we arrived and were greeted by Violeta and Stig, the owners and managers of the place. Such interesting people! Be sure to visit Violeta's art gallery.

Room Tip: There are four rooms beside the pool and in the gardens. These are the nicest ones.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thanks for that warm revue. One of our most important tasks is to make our guests feel welcome and well taken care of during their stay here and we are happy when our guests are happy. Thanks also for recommending a visit to the Art Gallery, where we (read Violeta) today hung up 12 new works.
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Vancouver BC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Hotel Atelie del Mar is just as advertised. This is not fancy living, but a nice, clean, quiet place to hang out. Rooms are modest but functional, and clean with exceptional air con. The pool and courtyard area are the real features, the pool meticulously cleaned daily. A real nice respite from the heat. Not directly on the water but literally only two minutes from the beach, and close walk to main strip in Monte Rico. Added bonus is Violetta, a simply warm, charming hostess. She makes you feel really welcome.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stigbjorkas, Propietario at Hotel Atelie del Mar, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thanks for your comments, and the private ones you gave me. We agree with you, the rooms are basic but have what you need, because in Monte Rico you don´t stay much inside, at least not at day time and then the pool and the courtyard area must be nice and well taken care of. Violeta sends her thanks!
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Address: Playa Monterrico Calle de Cementerio, Monte Rico, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Santa Rosa Department > Monte Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Monte Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our 16 rooms have air condition, TV and off course private bath. The large pool, 20 x 7 meters, was totally renewed in May 2012. The colorful garden, with lots of different flowers, plants, fruittrees and different palmtrees. We have a generator that guarantees you that the a/c etc. is working even when the power is out. Breakfast is included in our rates. ... more   less 
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