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La Casa De Don David

Route to Tikal in Downtown, El Remate 17022 Guatemala
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#1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in El Remate
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Located just 15 min. From the entrance to Tikal, we welcome you to our little piece of paradise. Don David, Yohana Rodas (Administrator)and staff have lots of helpful information, services and tours. The hotel has 13 rooms with private bath, hot water shower, fan or A/C with one meal included (breakfast)and free limited WiFi in the restaurant, and a guest computer also available. Bottled water is free to our guests. Enjoy typical Guatemalan and international meals in the restaurant from 6:30 am to 9 pm overlooking Lake Peten Itza. Our recently added Maya Garden Fire Show is unique and special featuring the largest Maya fire ring in the world. Relax in a hammock on your varanda or in our Gazebo or view the sunset or birds, from our observation deck, featuring the Toucan Express - a 200m zip line providing drink service to the deck. Learn about exotic fruit and plants in our large botanical garden and walk around of the Mayan Sacred Tree (la Ceiba) circle showing the four cardinal directions. On event nights feature the 266 meter ring of fire show for all groups staying two nights or more in the large Maya garden. We will try our best to make your stay pleasant!
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301lisa33 wrote a review Jul 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,350 contribution274 helpful votes
This is a lovely small hotel, offering rooms in the sizeable garden. They all have balconies with hammocks. The room was generous and comfortable. (The bathroom rather cramped.) All so charming but facilities are basic but clean. With A/C but no TV nor safe. Maybe need more bedding - but we didnt ask for more Very close to Tikal archaeological site. Located on the edge of lake Peten, with views although not access. A cute little aerial conveyor system to provide drinks onto the veranda overlooking the lake. providing sunset views. So quaint and fun. We stayed overnight and ate there too. The dining area is small but not many residential guests. It is open but covered, so fans but no A/C. Meals were all good but breakfast not very generous.
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Date of stay: November 2019
QuintanillaSchmidt wrote a review Mar 2020
San Antonio, Texas93 contributions49 helpful votes
The place is a great value---clean, safe and the food and service were on point. We felt welcomed and relaxed. The sunset is beautiful and the clientele were like minded travelers. Don David himself is very much in evidence and was a delight to talk with.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: we were on a corner with a veranda and hammock on the porch
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Tiffany G wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a gem! The garden is full of useful plants and many are labeled. They make teas with the herbs from it. They feed the birds daily via zipline and you can watch them as you eat. If you are lucky, a hummingbird will zip by for a quick drink. Beautiful Mayan garden with a large 20 year old Ceiba tree surrounded by Dragon fruit cactus. Access to the beautiful and swim-able lake just outside the property. The room I stayed in was a shared one but there are nice privacy curtains and even when it was full, I couldn't tell. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned well daily. The bed was comfortable enough. Super affordable rates (at least for the shared room I stayed in). Hot water in the showers are a bonus. There is a fantastic lookout over the lake which is the money spot for sunsets. You can even get your drinks delivered to the lookout via a zipline. Nice touch! Friendly dog roaming happily on the grounds. Good menu and the food was better than most hostels I have stayed at in Guatemala and reasonably priced. Vegetarian options. The restaurant has a lovely view of the lake and sunsets are amazing here. Nice hammock hut for lounging or doing yoga. Great launching pad to Tikal with a tour agency across the street. Constant and reliable wifi access. Friendly service and they remembered my name even amongst many other guests. I originally reserved the room for 2 nights and ended up staying a week. Rosita and David are lovely and friendly and have a wealth of knowledge. Rosita grew up on the property. I believe there is also parking on the property. You must visit here on your way to Tikal or just to relax and enjoy Guatemalan life.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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LondonHamlet wrote a review Jan 2020
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With some help from Rosa naturally! Don David got the restaurant with the best views in El Remate! If your not staying there, make sure to stop by in their restaurant , particularly around sunset! And do ask for their American lemonade when there, The real thing, unbeatable! Or have a full meal! Its semi- medium budget for El Remate, but where the whole tourism started. Budget value these days! Don David from Florida knows anything that happens around El Peten! Just ask! He set up the whole El Remate tourism industry, for all other around! A lovely man! As is Rosa! Spent a few years around El Remate I admit! So know the places!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Room Tip: Best tip, get a front table in the restaurant for sunrise-sunset...Best views in el Remate!
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ROC wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed at David’s wonderful hotel twice. The staff, rooms, food and park like setting on Lake Peten are outstanding! David is a wealth of information on the area and culture. If you have the opportunity spend some time talking with this fascinating man. He took us on a walking tour of the grounds which is essentially an arboretum. Be sure to order a beverage from the lake side deck which will be delivered by a “mini gondola “. The hotel is conveniently located in El Ramate. Take some time to explore this quaint village. You have easy access to Tikal and the beautiful island city of Flores. This off the beaten path gem is a real bargain!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from LCDDD, Owner at La Casa De Don David
Responded Nov 15, 2019
Thank you Randel for your visiting our hotel. We are happy you returned on your second visit .. Our garden signs for each of the 52 species of plants and trees are now being will be on 30 and are to be placed in the garden by 25 Nov 19. Some of us may have mentioned to you that we have decided to do more birthdays weddings. The third wedding is scheduled for 30 nov 19 . Guests staying on that date should expect a little noise by none after 9pm. Hope to see you again on your next visito Tikal
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GuatemalaPeten DepartmentEl Remate
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Casa De Don David
What are some of the property amenities at La Casa De Don David?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at La Casa De Don David?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Casa De Don David?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Árbol, Las Orquideas, and La Casa de Don David.
Does La Casa De Don David have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Casa De Don David offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Casa De Don David located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of El Remate.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Casa De Don David?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does La Casa De Don David have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is La Casa De Don David accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.