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!
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!…
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. …
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!! 😎
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.…