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El Hotelito Perdido

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to stay, only accessible by boat and surrounded by jungle, but still managed to feel like the most luxurious place we stayed in Guatemala. The rooms are wood cabins with porches for hammocks and are really beautifully made and designed. Aska, the owner, and her volunteers are really helpful and not only helped us have... More 

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Aska_hotelito, Owner at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear Emily and Mario, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a review. It was lovely talking to you and I hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your trip in Guatemala. It will be a pleasure to host you again if you return to Rio Dulce, Best regards, Aska More 

Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was called Hotel El Perdido, it was only accessible by boat and consisted of a series of bamboo huts with grass roofs, two outdoor showers, and a central open air living space and dining area with clean and comfortable hammocks and couches, reading material and million dollar views. The grounds were set in a wetland, immaculately kept, and... More 

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2 Thank Kateoregon
Aska_hotelito, Owner at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you very much for staying with us and for the beautiful description of our place :-) Hope we see you back, best regards from hotelito, Aska More 

Fort Lauderdale
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rio Dulce is pure stunning beauty, the El Hotelito Perdido is in the perfect location for daily excursions to see the sights. The lampara waterfall is a must, tranquil beautiful lagoon to swim in with crystal clear cool water. Bring a torch as there are no lights or hand rails on the property and walking on the paths back... More 

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Aska_hotelito, Manager at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear Logan, Thank you for taking time to leave a review and for your helpful comments. We are pleased to know that you liked our hotel's location and that you enjoyed the waterfall Lampara. We are looking into improving our lighting at the hotel. In the meantime, we have a couple of spare torches that guests can use if necessary.... More 

Puerto Viejo
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing and so was the staff. There are so many fun things to do in the area, I would recommend planning to stay a few nights. The cabins were clean, comfortable and really cool architecture. We did not plan enough time to see everything but definitely will be back. Thanks and keep up the good work

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Aska_hotelito, Owner at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you very much for staying with us and for your kind comments. We are happy to hear you had a good time with us and we will look forward to have you staying with us again. Happy travels, best regards, Aska More 

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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at El Hotelito Perdido during June 2016, which is one of the most beautiful and zen-inducing places I have ever experienced. We stayed in the Mango suite, a lovely bungalow which has a view of the nearby river, perfect for both friends and couples. The people that worked there were super chill and happy to... More 

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Aska_hotelito, Owner at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear Monica, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. I’m happy to hear that you found our place beautiful. We hope you return to Rio Dulce and will stay with us again. Thanks again for the feedback and choosing our hotelito. Best regards, Aska More 

Pressbaum, Austria
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104 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

El Hotelito Perdido is a very special place! Let me start with the statement that I would certainly go back to stay there! It is beautifully located in the middle of nowhere – about 45 minutes boat ride (they will arrange it for you) from the bridge. The concept is unique – the founder and owner (a Polish woman which... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Hotelito Perdido is an amazing jungle hideaway on the rio dulce near Livingston. There is no electricity, except one charging dock in the common area, the rooms are treehouse like cabins (minus being in a tree) and the atmosphere is complete bliss. There are many activities to partake in including kayaking to see beautiful waterfalls, a five Mile hike led... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We couldn't decide between Semuc Champey or Rio Dulce until someone really pushed this place to us. Genuinely brilliant. The river is awesome and this is the perfect place to experience it. Set back from the main river, you feel pretty isolated but in a good way. Hearty food, beer, nice company, Rasta the dog, warm showers and a relaxed... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

When you get on a boat from Livingston and start heading out, you are overwhelmed with the majesty of the river, which you get to enjoy for about half an hour on the way to the hotel, which is accessibly only by water. When you arrive at the hotel, you are immediately enchanted by everything: the individual cabins, lush vegetation,... More 

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Aska_hotelito, General Manager at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thanks so much for taking your time to leave a review. It was lovely talking to you I hope that the Yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya was a success. I am delighted to know that you liked the scenic boat ride from Livingston, our volunteers, the room and that you have found the place peaceful and relaxing. I... More 

Jericho, Vermont
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Hotel Perdido is not a place you would come to for a pampered comfort-laden experience; it's in the middle of a jungle, on a river, with no roads within twenty miles. But hot showers, good food, great company, restrained excellence.... yes. Get up in the morning and dive off the dock into a cool, clean river, then watch the egrets... More 

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Aska_hotelito, General Manager at El Hotelito Perdido, responded to this review

Dear Susan and William, Thank you for choosing el Hotelito Perdido during your stay on the Rio Dulce river. Thank you very much for taking your time to review our hotelito and to share your experiences. We are very happy to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the location. We were very... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Please email or call us directly if the dates you have chosen show as sold out. Hotelito Perdido is a boutique jungle eco lodge situated in the heart of the Rio Dulce National Park, tucked away on one of the small freshwater tributaries that feed the Rio Dulce. Although it feels like a million miles from anywhere, being just off the popular tourist route between Livingston and the town of Rio Dulce means that the hotel is easily accessible by boat. Both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide currently list the hotel as one of their 'recommended destinations' in the region. The hot springs, the manatee reserve and some beautiful waterfalls are within kayaking distance of the hotel. We rent kayaks and wooden cayucos, we organize various tours (to Livingston, Tiger's Cave, Mayan Q'eqchi village, Manatee Reserve etc.). We offer drinks, homemade food, we make our own bread and we eat our evening meal together, family style. There is dock to swim from, Gym and Yoga House for guests to use, beautiful tropical gardens with fruit trees, plenty of hammocks to relax in, games to play and good books to read. There is communal house with bar, lounge and restaurant, there is a b-b-q area and hammock house by the dock. The hotel can currently accommodate 14 guests. We offer bungalows with private bathrooms, rooms and the Jungle Loft with 5 beds. The hotel is fully solar powered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Hotelito Perdido

Address: Rio Lampara, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce
Price Range: $25 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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