I spent one night in Atelie del Mar in February 2009 and I am glad to say that it was a very good experience.
When I phoned to book a room the owner was very polite, friendly and helful when I asked him what was the best route to get to the hotel. When I arrived, the owner was very welcoming and he showed me two rooms and took the time to explain me how the air conditioning worked. The room was quite big and the bathroom very clean and well decorated. You can see that the hotel is very well maintained. Water was not very hot, but it was so hot outside that it did not bother me.
They have two swimming pools, a small one where kids can have a lot of fun and a very big one where I enjoyed swimming. Swimming in the sea is not very safe due to the currents so it is very nice to be able to enjoy a big swimming pool in hot Monterrico.
I think Atelie del Mar offers great value for money and a friendly environment very close to the sea (you just need to cross the road to get to the beach). The only improvement I could recommend would be to offer TVs in some of the rooms for those who are interested.
Although I travelled on my own, I think it is a real paradise for families as there was a family with 3 young kids who were having a lot of fun when I was there.
If you stay in Monterrico, Atelie del Mar is the place to be. Also enjoy the Mangrove tour organised by the Tortugario. It is a great experience!
- Also Known As:
- Atelie Del Mar Hotel
- Hotel Atelie Del Mar Guatemala/Monte Rico
- 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