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Barrio Mario Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce 01000 Guatemala
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#4 of 8 hotels in Livingston
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.4
Value
4.2
As of October, 2016, Posada El Delfin has a Thailandese masseur by appointment only. Also, with our in-house staff, we can answer in Spanish, English and Thai languages.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Darts
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
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Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Thai

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Grade: 36 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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w0rkinghard wrote a review Apr 2022
Pershore, United Kingdom100 contributions56 helpful votes
I still don't know what to make of Livingston but if you are staying here Posada El Delfin is not a bad choice. Giovanni the manager is very helpful and knowledgeable and all the staff are very friendly. The hotel was clean, the rooms a decent size, the shower did the job and breakfast was a bonus. The swimming pool is good to cool down in and the hammocks on the boat dock are a great place to relax and watch the Pelicans, Frigate birds and the odd Osprey. The rooms can get pretty hot but the rooms have air-con. I would be a bit dubious about staying in the rooms near the table football!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Angela F wrote a review Nov 2017
Roswell, New Mexico18 contributions8 helpful votes
Our church sends groups to Guatemala several times a year and we always stay at Posada El Delfin. We have gotten to know Gus, Ira, Arnolfo, Benjamin, Anna, lots of the staff over the course of a few years and we just love visiting with everyone! We usually get in late after a long day of traveling and are always greeted by friendly faces when we arrive (and refreshing tea!). Everyone is so accommodating and the rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. On one occasion we found ants in our room and had a problem with the air conditioning unit, and the staff quickly relocated us to a different room. All of the common areas are perfect for group meetings, but our favorite spot is out on the pier (although, it's hard to get people out of the hammocks!). The breakfasts across the street in the restaurant are always delicious - I especially like the different fruit juices every morning. The hotel is in a great location - a convenient walking distance into town. We are very busy during the day and it is nice to come back and relax at a quiet, friendly place! There are delicious empinadas across the street at the little store! Be sure to visit Melbourne and Vilma (the owners) - they always take good care of our groups!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Hans B wrote a review Nov 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights. Had some bad and good experiences. The bad (or not so good): breakfastroom with a view at the sea was stil closed, so we had to go to a restaurant across the street. With very friendly people though. Breakfast was allright. On the second day the electricity in our room (and some others) was out of order, so we had to move to a room on the first floor. We could choose out of two; the first one had no curtains on the streetside; allthough we had nothing to hide, that wasn't an option, the second one seemed to be ok allthough I don't prefer a carpet in a hotelroom. When we went to bed unfortunately the shower was dripping and it kept on going all night. We didn't sleep almost all night. And there were big ants in de bathroom. The next day we were moved to another room and compensated properly. The room was the best there was. At the pool, view at the sea. So, what to say? The hotel seems to be a bit worn out and is not cheap (Esther expensive) but has lots of potential, if the basics are right (and fixed). The manager is very kind and helped us in any way. If you are looking for a nice place to stay just (300 meters form the docks) and have some money to spend, this is the place to stay if you're willing to overlook some shortcomings.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Iracema T, Manager at Posada El Delfin
Responded Nov 29, 2017
Good morning: It is say that things are better off when they are corrected in the morning... for that reason, I felt the need to reply....First of all we want to apologize for the inconvenience. It is true that the electricity was out for a good few hours (20 I think) and the person in charge of turning the generator on, mixed the cables and we got a short that caused several rooms to be without power. We moved you to the room with the leak and again I apologize for it, we have corrected that leak problem, as well as the missing curtain in the room you had been assigned to. It is difficult when you deal with people who don't realize how much damage their lack of care can cause to one business. But one thing we can assure you, whenever a problem appears, we try to correct it right away. To us you - our customers- are our top priority! Enjoy your day!
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Netta P wrote a review May 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel68 contributions24 helpful votes
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Beautiful place, very quiet. The rooms are spacious and clean, and there is hot water in the shower (not obvious in Guatemala). Rooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans. The owners speak excellent English but the staff hardly speak English. The landlady is the chef, we did not have dinner, but the breakfast was excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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pkinbne2016 wrote a review Apr 2017
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions23 helpful votes
The accommodation is okay though the bathroom is on the small side. The air conditioning had only one temperature -cold - and one sound - very loud. Late on day two I asked the manager if breakfast was included and he reluctantly admitted it was, even though he had told us nothing about where it was or when it was or that we could have it the previous day. So we missed out on a breakfast to which we were entitled and which we had paid for. Also, though there is a pool, it looks very unhealthy and I suggest the chemical balance is all wrong.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: No, I haven't got any suggestions
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atcolyer wrote a review Oct 2016
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We have stayed here several times and always enjoy the hospitality. Our groups have always felt safe and taken well care of at Posada Delfin. Gus recently added Thai food to his his restaurant menu. It's delicious and authentic. Try the Thai!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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MaryJo S wrote a review Jun 2016
Roswell, New Mexico9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a wonderful clean, comfortable hote right on the waterl! The boat ferry dropped us off right on the dock of the hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and colorful. The food is excellent. Gus is a wonderful owner who really is concerned with the comforts of his guests. We have stayed here twice and will again.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Paul H wrote a review May 2016
Denver, Colorado4 contributions
Very nice room, food, and staff, as well as pleasant common areas with books and couches for all. The owner, Gus, spent a long time in the US and is very interesting - listen to his stories if you get the chance! Maybe ask him about the photo of himself as a kid with a young Sugar Ray Robinson.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Will H wrote a review Apr 2016
Jamaica86 contributions20 helpful votes
Loved this hotel very plush comfy, large room, with a/c and fan. Nice food, very quiet good to sit out on the jetty and watch the boats and bird life, only problem I had was no staff spoke English but we got by admirably, I had problems getting wifi but used restaurant up the road with a good signal!! 😎
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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NatureMyth wrote a review Apr 2016
Jericho, Vermont24 contributions16 helpful votes
Posada El Delfin is a tad down the street from the docks, so you can get away from that circus by just walking a bit. At the public dock you will meet harmless touts who will want to show you the scene; I would suggest just politely brushing them off. El Delfin has its own dock so you can make your own transportation arrangements and be picked up there. Since much of what happens here occurs via the water, this is a positive aspect. I would request a room with a water view on both sides; great views and a cross breeze. Gus Turcios owns the place; his wife Rose provides breakfast in a little cafe across the street. Very nice people. Gus does tours. Livingston felt very safe to us and we walked around in the early evening without concern. La Casa Nostra down the street has excellent food.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Over the water with a view on both sides.
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Response from Iracema T, Manager at Posada El Delfin
Responded Apr 12, 2016
Dear guest: After reading your positive comment, I can only say THANK YOU! We will keep doing our best to maintain Posada El Delfin and its staff serving its guests the best way possible. Again THANK YOU!
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$77 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GuatemalaIzabal DepartmentRio DulceLivingston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Posada El Delfin
What are some of the property amenities at Posada El Delfin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Posada El Delfin?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Posada El Delfin?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Posada El Delfin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Nostra Restaurant, Mc Tropic Healthy Food Livingston, and Restaurant Casa Rosada.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Posada El Delfin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Posada El Delfin have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Posada El Delfin offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Posada El Delfin?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Posada El Delfin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Posada El Delfin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Thai.
Is Posada El Delfin accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.