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“Really wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Sumaya

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Villa Sumaya
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala   |  
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seattle
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4 hotel reviews
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“Really wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I was a solo traveler and had an amazing experience at villa Sumaya. Wonderful practitioners, from Sarah who led my yoga practice, all the excellent massage therapists ( I saw Robert and Tracey) and Kirsten who was so wonderful I saw her twice for energy healing. The place has such a fantastic energy about it and the fact that it is only accessible by boat makes it feel secluded, while you can still travel easily to all of the wonderful towns nearby. I left feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. What an experience!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

You can believe everything you see at Villa Sumaya's website. The facility is wonderful, the staff helpful and friendly, the food is fabulous (coming from a former non vegetarian) -- and the lake and volcanoes provide an atmosphere that is peaceful and life changing.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just return from a 1 week yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya. Went last week of January. 17 participants.
Never been to Guatemala. I had high hopes for the trip but Villa Sumaya was fabulous beyond my expectations. It's the kind of place that is the labor of love of the person/people who run it. Every detail is done to pefection. They take care of you from the moment you land in Guatemala City. The accomodations, landscaping, site location, food, all fabulous. Vegetarian cuisine. I am not a vegetarian but I could be if I could eat food like that .
This is high season. They had many healing therapists on site that were the best I have ever experienced. Massage and all different kinds of healing techniques. Wasn't planning on doing much of that but could not let the opportunity pass. All the members of my group reported only incredibly wonderful experiences with all the different therapists.
Lake Atttillan is one of the most beautful, interesting places on earth. Can't wait to g back.

Room Tip: all rooms great, they will help you select the room that will be right for you. some are bigger, so...
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  • Stayed January 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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is absolutely our favorite yoga retreat center. Warm, engaging staff, excellent food, charming accommodations, beautiful temples for yoga, and sacred Lake Atitlán with volcanoes we have come to love. A lovely, peaceful, serene space that is more heavenly each time we spend there. Consider a pilgrimage to Lake Atitlán for personal reasons or as part of a retreat. What a perfect destination. Our groups have only glowing things to say about their experience here. I look for three things in a retreat center: 1. A paradise setting 2. Sacred ground 3. Connections to the indigenous people. Villa Sumaya has all three in abundance. The healing arts are exceptional and we love that it is accessible only by boat.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful. We love the bungalows for a even more seclusion. Lotus House, 2nd floor is...
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  • Stayed January 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
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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Villa Sumaya offers everything you need for a personal or group retreat. Lovely spaces with spectacular views from every direction. There are many diverse healing/massage services offered for very reasonable prices, and each one was excellent. The food was healthy and tasty, and the smoothies are divine. I came with a group for a yoga retreat, and the yoga spaces were terrific, each with a beautiful view of the lake and volcano.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is one the best run Eco-lodges in Latin America. Good rooms, food, hot tub, sauna, massages, yoga, lake swimming and views. Service was excellent. No complaints. Mostly vegetarian fare. Internet only in common area. Swimming from dock.

Room Tip: The cabins are quiet and have nice patios with view of lake.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

A wonderful place for an unplugged holiday! Yoga, delicious food and friendly staff! Amenities are full with massages, healing and indigenous activities.

The locals of the surrounding area are so beautiful and welcoming!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Sumaya

Address: Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Villa Sumaya Hotel Santa Cruz La Laguna
Villa Sumaya Guatemala/Lake Atitlan

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