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Villas Balam Ya

Palopo Km 4, Panajachel 07010 Guatemala
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#6 of 36 hotels in Panajachel

See why so many travelers make Villas Balam Ya their hotel of choice when visiting Panajachel. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Villas Balam Ya offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, shops, and a convenience store. Plus, Villas Balam Ya offers a hot tub and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Panajachel's most popular landmarks, such as Casa Cakchiquel (1.4 mi) and Church of St Francis (1.4 mi), Villas Balam Ya is a great destination for tourists.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Panajachel ribs restaurant such as La Palapa, which is a short distance from Villas Balam Ya.

If you are interested in exploring Panajachel, check out La Galeria (1.2 mi), which is a short walk from Villas Balam Ya.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Villas Balam Ya as you experience all of the things Panajachel has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private beach
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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carla n wrote a review Dec 2020
Guatemala City, Guatemala39 contributions6 helpful votes
The staff is really helpful, they can help you get food delivered, get a Tuk-tuk to Pana, and answer any of your questions. They were really accommodating with our dogs, and kid. They have a private garden and dock so you can jump in the lake, enjoy the views on the comfortable lounge chairs or sit on the grass to read. The kitchens have everything you need. Good safe and free parking. I would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
tgfleming1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Drayton Valley, Canada3 contributions
We stayed 9 nights at this accommadation just outside Panajachel Guatemala. Its perched on Lake Atitlan. The views are spectacular and great sunsets. Our Villa which was the Soluna unit had a kitchen,small fridge,king bed in an open area concept. Very clean and well equipped kitchen. We did ask and get a blender. Now there are lots of steps you have to deal with to utilize this resort. So prepare for a workout. The staff was amazing, Nisa is your main host but Rosa,Valintine and Victor are always around to help you. Nisa checked on us twice daily via WhatsApp on our phone and was always there to give advice or even step up tours and travels into town. Rosa brings you breakfast every morning and does your room as often as you want. Shes precious.. There is a hot tub but it needs to be replaced as it never did work properly. We hope the owner who lives in Antigua city values the staff she has here. Certainly we did.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
elleazTO wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Everything about our stay was spectacular - location, accommodations, food, service, activities. The views from the villas are indescribable. Nisa was a phenomenal host, taking care of every detail of our stay. Worth every penny!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Roberto G wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We just spent the weekend at Villas Balam Ya and stayed at the beautiful and spacious Balam Ya villa. The suite is spacious, cozy two room with each their bathroom, nice living room, dinning room and kitchen area. Had an outside small terrace with a garden. The views of the volcanos in the early morning are breathtaking. We enjoyed kayaking and excelente service from the staff. All in all, a beautiful place to stay and relax!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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timgrubb wrote a review May 2019
Los Angeles, California68 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed at Villas Balam Ya - Jade cottage and Balam Ya villa and what a treat. The lakefront property is stunning and all of the cottages / villas are very private. We stayed in both Jade and Balam Ya. Balam Ya is stunning right on the water and big enough for 4 with more grounds to explore - worth the splurge. The service was outstanding - Nisa the manager took care of everything at a moment's notice - we ordered in room massages, and their chef for 2 nights, as well as boat transfers, airport transfer, etc. Everyone was seamless and was world-class. We are looking forward to our return visit as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Hire the chef for dinner - she was amazing
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GuatemalaWestern HighlandsSolola DepartmentLake AtitlanPanajachel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villas Balam Ya
Which popular attractions are close to Villas Balam Ya?
Nearby attractions include Hotel Atitlan Gardens (2.1 miles), Lake Atitlan (1.7 miles), and Atitlan Nature Reserve (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villas Balam Ya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Villas Balam Ya?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villas Balam Ya?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villas Balam Ya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crossroads Cafe, Cafe Sabor Cruceno, and Cafe Loco.
Does Villas Balam Ya have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villas Balam Ya offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villas Balam Ya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Villas Balam Ya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.