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“Relaxing with nice views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Maria Elena

Hotel Maria Elena
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Hotel Maria Elena
Canton Xetagual, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala   |  
Brittany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing with nice views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Friendly staff with nice views over the lake. Sunrise from the roof is also nice. The rooms closest to the lake have the best views.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We have been on Lake Atitlan since July and we just spent one night in room #10. The place is clean, rooms are large, the hottest shower water we have every had in Guatemala, the second story veranda is wide with tables, hammocks and chairs which catch the morning sun as soon as it pops over San Pedro Volcano. Because your very near the lake the town sounds are not as bad here as say the hotel Maya (where we have also stayed at). Nothing in our room or even in front of our room was tampered with. The hotel is conveniently located and cost $12 for two. It's not high class but it is very nice for the budget traveler. Always, bring earplugs to these villages and towns....dogs and chickens are always noisy,

Room Tip: Bring earplugs and room #11 is closest to the lake.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed there for a few days. A room for a couple costs 100Q, which is very good price at a very beautiful place. The room is spacious and clean and there are hot water in the shower (something that is not so obvious in Guatemala). There's an access to the lake for those who wants to take a swim whenever...
The place it more suitable for couples, that want some peace and quiet.
The owner of place, Felix, is very nice and helpful. so if we would get there somewhere in the future, we would comeback to this hotel again.

There's only one downside that i can think of in the place, it is that there is a lot of noise frome the road near the hotel on the morning.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Watauga
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The hotel is just a couple of blocks from the Panajachel dock, right above the Lake. We paid Q100 per room. There are two beds in each room. We were going to share the room with our daughter and 6 year old grandson but they allow only two people per room. There's a short path down to the Lake where the local women wash clothes and the boys swim. Our grandson had a good time swimming there.

The rooms and bathrooms are sufficiently large and clean. There's a hammock on the porch in front of each room for relaxing. We've stayed there twice now and been very pleased with it.

Room Tip: We like the rooms closest to the Lake but I think they fill up first.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

The hotel wasn't terrible but wasn't anything special. We had a private room with double beds, and private bathroom on the lowest floor. It was nice but you could hear all the noise that goes on in the hotel courtyard. The bathroom was spacious with a nice shower. We had a cheap hammock outside our door that wasn't really worth laying on. It was decent but nothing to write home about.

Room Tip: Get the lowest room close to the lake
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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12 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

The room was big,there is the terrace on the lake and the ladies were cleaning all day long..
The only cons: the bedlinens were very old and wouldn't stay in their place on the bed and the wc worked quite bad..by the way I think it was bringing the stuff you put in it on the lower floor by the garden..
Finally, remember to pay the night in advance otherwise the owner will knock at your door!

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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pukapuka
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

how to get there:
get off the ferry from panhachel go up one block
turn left, quarter mile on right. (5 min max walk)

very clean and on the water front. quite secure. from the landing you have a view of the lake, try to get the second level rooms. around 100Q per night.
big, rooms, hot shower and cable TV! down the street is a italian place, which was great and cheap, also the breakfast joint next to the italian is a bargain.

to be fair:
-very slippery floors, like breakneck, but this we found in alot of places in guatamala.
-no real view of the lake from inside the rooms. all the rooms face perpendicular to the lake so you can only see the lake from the balconey. (one reason we ended up moving down the street to vista de lago posada)

overall:
i would go back there again, its very convienient to everything and really a nice place.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Canton Xetagual, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Pedro La Laguna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in San Pedro La Laguna
Also Known As:
Hotel Maria Elena Guatemala/San Pedro La Laguna

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