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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Paco Real is a grouping of chalets in the centre of the tourist area of little San Marcos de Laguna on Lake Atitlan. We stayed in one of the larger rooms with a private bathroom. The room was spacious and bright during the day, a bit dimly lit at night and the bathroom space was rather awkward. The grounds are... More 

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Yanceyville, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I really couldn't ask for more from a hotel experience. I stayed in two different rooms both of which were good sized and clean. The staff were friendly and Paul the head honcho was always there to handle any question I had. Before coming I stayed at one of the expensive "luxury" hotels in San Marcos, but I enjoyed my... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Once I stepped into the compound I knew I had made the right choice. Paco Real is a beautiful place, in a good location, has a nice restaurant and wifi! The man in charge, Paul, is very nice and helpful and the room (I stayed in the dorm) spacious and bright. Most of the staff were friendly most of the... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We stayed after receiving a personal recommendation that this was the place to stay. We signed up for the San Marcos language school program (which we completed over the week). The rooms were clean, the grounds were well maintained and the food was good. Keep aware of your personal security as you would elsewhere in Guatemala, but we had no... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We were so impressed with our stay at Paco Real. The room was large, clean, and comfortable. The staff took great care to cover all our needs, and give us any information we needed. We were treated with kindness by all of the staff. The food was excellent at the restaurant, and the drinks are cheap. It was nice to... More 

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Comfy bed, great staff, good food and bar. I only stayed for a night but had a great time and would strongly recommend this hotel!

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Goa, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I stayed here for 3-nights. The room was dark, hot, and smelled of mildew. Unfortunately, on my last night I became a victim of robbery. I slept with my window open for ventilation and awoke at 5:30 am with 2-men in my room. One going through my luggage, the other ran. I screamed for help, even though the robber said,... More 

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PacoReal, Owner at Hotel Paco Real, responded to this review

Yes this was an unfortunate experience. All of us at Paco Real were very sorry and unhappy when this incident happened as we strive to make our guest’s stay as pleasant and as safe as possible. Luckily, our guard responded quickly and the thieves fled with only a pair of cheap cosmetic earrings. It is true; Paco Real is set... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

First of all: I appologize I'm late with my review! Me and my girlfriend stayed two nights at Paco Real while visiting Lago de Atitlan and Chichicastenango. We had a great time there. The two owners, Frank (Canadian) and Ramon (local), were very friendly by helping us to find my mobile phone which I have lost in a mini bus... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

After retiring from a very stressful job I headed directly to the pyrimides course in San Marcos and stayed at Paco Real hotel which turned out to be truely magical , a real gem. Bear in mind, Guatemala is a developing country so I was not looking for accommodations that you would find at the Four Seasons, but I've spent... More 

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Troncones, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

After traveling throughout Central America for almost 6 months now, I have had many amazing experiences. San Marcos, on Lake Atitlan, was definitely one of the greatest highlights of my trip, and Paco Real was one of the beautiful places that made me feel so at "home" while I was there. Within my first few days in San Marcos, I... More 

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
rustic hotel restaurant with tradional construction.50 metres from the lake.good value clean accomadation,with fabulous international menu ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Paco Real

Address: Barrio 3, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Marcos La Laguna
Price Range: $8 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Hotel Paco Real Guatemala/San Marcos La Laguna
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