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“View worth a million bucks” 5 of 5 stars
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Lomas de Tzununa
Punta Tzanchaj, Tzununa, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala   |  
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san jose
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“View worth a million bucks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This property is a small piece of paradise. From the breathtaking views (and they are really spectacular) of the volcanoes to the extremely friendly wait and service staff to Thiery ( the owner), everything was perfect. It was like staying in your own home. Everyone is so down to earth that you feel like you are with family. And that's what really makes this a wonderful experience. (Oh and did we mention the views).

We arrived by boat and YES, there are 350 steps from the pier to the hotel, but then you don't get the views if you don't work for it. The steps were of moderate difficulty. We were able to climb up in 10 mins by pacing ourself.

The rooms are basic and functional and comfortable. This is a Eco friendly resort, powered by solar energy. Running hot water, beds and patio right on the lake with volcanoes. We saw the most spectacular sunrise and sunsets.

Typically once people return from day trips they don't go back out again because of the steps and also that it’s a 30 min boat ride to the bigger villages.

But no one wanted to leave. Dinner is served in a friendly atmosphere with Thiery playing classical guitar, while chatting with guests. The food is good. Nothing gourmet, but all organic , homemade, and locally sourced. All the staff is locally employed by Thiery and his wife as a means of developing the small village where the hotel is located. Everyone has a smile on their face.

Thiery and his wife have been here for 8 years and live on the property with their son. They have started a library and a music academy and contribute to many other initiatives in the village.

This place feels like home if home had such gorgeous views. If you are looking for a 5 star resort, this place is not for you. If you are looking for love, warmth, inspiration, learning about the surrounding community and meeting some wonderful people, then you have come the right place.

We plan to visit again soon (if that has not been obvious so far :) )

Room Tip: We stayed in San Juan: Great views from all rooms !
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We had it all in there its one of the best places to relax and enjoy an excellent service, good food and amazing view point on the lake. The owner is a terrific guy and he is much involved in the hospitality

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Our family loved this hotel very much. The views are spectacular. The rooms were spacious and clean and we enjoyed not having a TV or telephone. The kids especially enjoyed the bunk beds. The restaurant was great. All of the food was fresh and delicious. The service was fantastic. This hotel is in a perfect location. We can't wait to return and stay longer. Just take your time on the climb and enjoy the view.....it's well worth it!

  • Stayed April 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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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

As we all know from real estate it's Location, Location, Location and Lomas de Tzununa certainly has an amazingly gorgeous view high above Lake Atitilan. Sadly, the location and stunning view is about all this place has going for it. The rooms are spartan in decor and ambiance and they have absolutely none of the amenities that you'd expect to find in a hotel. The restaurant has a rather limited menu that does not seem to ever change.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sanford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This hotel must have the best views of not one but three volcanos. The hotel and restaurant has everything you need to have a good relaxing time in the middle fo God's creation. The views will take your breath away. Thiery is an amazing person. Pays attention to detail and looks for ways to make your stay as comfortable as can be. And the staff is as kind and courteous as he is. If you are traveling to Lake Atitlan this is the best place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This hotel has the greatest views of the lake ,but you should be ready to pay a price for it. For us it was not the good place if you had only 2-3 days . Hotel is 20 minutes boat ride from Pana which is the center city and main location there is not way to get by land from Pana - only by boat . So, you take the public boat you will be pushed into A very small boat with crowded locals carrying all their staff and if lake is not calm as it happened very often than expect all your staff to get wet as it happened to us. Our suitcase was soaking wet from the waives that came in the boat. If it rains as it happened to us the day after , and you are at the front of the boat be ready again to get totaly wet as boat is very partly covered . After such an experience we only used a private boat which cost us a lot of money ( about 20$ per each ride compared to 3 $ on the public one.
Than when you reach the pier be ready to clime 350 steps(the hotel staff will carry the bags for you). For us it was a good exercise but I know it's not for all.
There is another option to get down at the village and call the hotel to pick you up which they charge for it a small fee. ( I think charging for such a service is not wise and should be offered as a service)
The rooms are big but no TV or phone in the room so if you need anything from the hotel staff you have to call by mobile or clime again more stairs from our room it was another 70 stairs to the reception and dining room. Amenities in the room are very poor and there was not even shampo in the room.
Be ready that after 17:00 there is no services of boats so you are to stay at the hotel and you can Only have dinner in hotel.
The food is good and owner Tierry is a very nice Belgium guy who is taking care of the guests and even plays in guitar at the evening dinner.
The service of all staff was very good and people are very nice.
So if you want just to relax in the hotel with beautiful views that's a good place.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great staff, great food, great price......and AMAZING views!!!! This is an ideal place to stay on the lake for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Additional Information about Lomas de Tzununa

Address: Punta Tzanchaj, Tzununa, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lomas de Tzununa is located in Tzununa (Municipalily of Santa Cruz La Laguna), Lake Atitlán. The Hotel has 10 rooms all with wonderful views on the Lake Atitlán and its villages, private bathrooms and a private balcony. Lomas de Tzununa has a restaurant (national and international food), wi fi internet connection in the restaurant and swimming pool areas, swimming pool and access to the Lake Atitlan. We also rent kayaks and have a private boat for trips arround the Lake. We have a car to bring people up to the Hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lomas De Tzununa Hotel Santa Cruz La Laguna
Lomas De Tzununa Guatemala/Lake Atitlan

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