We travelled for 24 days through Chiapas and Guatemala and this was by far the worst stay on our trip.I do not get the picture why some people rave about this location. We stayed in room #6 where you can hear every single car pass by through night long. The lady seemed nice but is more interested to sell tours.The trip to the canyon was perfect, the trip to Panajachel( companyTierra Maya) was a complete nightmare costed 350 pesos per person and took nearly 4 hours to long (arrived in Pana. at 8.45pm instead of 5pm) When we asked her if it was a direct trip and if we needed to take food along she said that the trip doesn't make any stops so we had to take food! Strangely enough we stoped after 80min for a hour brake at a restaurant where the driver had breakfast, the trip was not direct and we had to wait more than 2 hours at the border for another bus to arrive. The fasted we went was 35 km per hour since the bus only had 3 gears. I have mailed the hotel just to let them now about our trip they had organised but the haven't been "able" to reply over the last 2 weeks!
Maybe they are to busy selling more trips, closing the front door within the first minute youy leave it open(prison-feeling), or chatting with all the french customers who seems to be their favourites. Look the place is clean and cheap, the lady seems nice but she is not, she has to do all the work while her husband chats with the french customers, her mother is like a doorkeeper closing the door every minute of the day, for some reason is it difficult to get an extra coffee in the morning and it is way to far to the centre especially in the rain season.
A possitive note I was glad to see that Tierra Madre still hasn't changed in 24 years and the food/bread/location is absolutely brillant!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hi! We are a friendly young Canadian-Mexican couple owners of the hotel LE GITE DEL SOL located at only 5 minutes walking from downtown. Our hotel benefit of a reading place, roof-terrace with panoramic view of the city, clean and comfortable rooms with private bathroom. Some of our facilities include are: choice of complete delicious breakfast, free Internet and guest kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Gite Del Sol San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas