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Hotel el Arca de Noe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was well located, however the last boat is around 7;30PM and I missed it. So I had to pay about 30 dollars to get a private boat. you should be careful. This place is 2nd or 3rd stops from panajachel which is not too far. Room was nice and the view was really good. I like the bar... More 

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rio dulce, guatemala
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we'd been told how nice the bungalows were, but unfortunately none were available for our dates. all the rooms on their web page looked acceptable, so we booked. big mistake not viewing prior to paying. this must have been a storeroom the day before, basic beds, no end tables, lamps, only 1 towel (two guests), no drinking water offered. the... More 

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Tours-atitlan, Manager at Hotel el Arca de Noe, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you did not have great experience at our hotel. We have checked the room and have fixed the issues that you had, unfortunately if you would have told us your concern we would have been happy sort the issue for your confort and enjoy. I just want to let you know that we have new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We've been coming here for years. Right on the water, gorgeous rooms, great service, delicious meals. Nothing compares to being right on the lake. The family that runs this place is so helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Absolutely terrific. You cant ask for a better view of the lake for the price. The staff is lovely and the food very affordable and great. I had full meals salad through dessert for about 11 dollars us. Lunch and breakfast 5. A gem. Going back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3-4 nights and found the owners friendly, caring and accommodating my budget and activity plans. And it's great to stay in a property which is owned by the locals!!! They have good guides if you need one and offer some good activities too,liking cooking and sharing meals with local family, learning weaving or trips to the various... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We stayed two nights in this hidden gem owned by Pedro Solis of Tours Atitlán. We had a newly renovated bungalow facing the lake. The decor was rustic and trés-chic. The hotel's restaurant was surrounded by flowers that attracted beautiful hummingbirds. You could do some birding while you were having breakfast! The staff was friendly and very welcoming. We especially... More 

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Pressbaum, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Arca de Noe was one of the most positive surprises on our 3-week Central America trip. What a precious gem! This boutique hotel was decades ago designed and built by an Austrian but was a few years ago taken over by a brilliant local couple – Pedro and his wife. Nobody could do better than they, we were impressed by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Although we did not stay in Santa Cruz la Laguna we did stop by to take a look at the digs and have a quick bite at the restaurant. The owner was nice enough to let us look at the cabins and talked to us about a possible future stay! We loved how quaint and lush this hotel is overlooking... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

my wife and i had a great time at this beautiful, peaceful site... the staff was helpful and friendly, the food at the restaurant was tasty and authentic, the sunrise over the lake was breath taking... my wife (who doesn't love boats) even sorta liked the boat trip over

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Hotel Arca de Noé is in Santa Cruz la Laguna on Lake Atitlan. I was determined to stay there when I read that Santa Cruz has no road access and could only be reached by lancha. That sounded like my kind of destination. Tours Atitlan, who have a base on the premises, arranged for me to be picked up at... More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arca de Noe Hotel is a gorgeous place to stay in Lake Atitlan - we're famous for the most rustic and eco-friendly style hotel, and even with the best lake front cabins to relax!There are more elegant hotels in the region. There are certainly more expensive places to stay, but no hotel at any price can match Arca de Noe's quiet ambiance.The hotel has ten rooms, five with private baths with very hot showers! our hotels runs with 100% solar energy system! and help the environment. At our Hotel we have a Restaurant, Free Wifi, Transportation, Day tours and Hikes and many more activities. 100% local family owned - Spanish, English, and French are spoken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel el Arca de Noe

Address: Main street next to the main publick dock, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range: $32 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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