Hotel Camino Real is an excellent hotel, 45 minutes away from Tikal and probably 1 hour or so from Flores. It is settled in the natural protected reserve Cerro Cahui with many wild birds, animals and beatiful flora. Is really a paradisiacal place to spend time. They offer free walking tours to Cerro Cahui and also a boat ride during weekend to see the sunset. The latter wasnt really one of the best experiences. One of the "attractives" of the boat trip was to feed the birds with bread which on my professional experience, isn't the best thing to do with wild animals, and definitely not very coherent with being within a protected natural area. This practice can encourage tourists to feed animals in other protected areas as well and go against the rules of other natural reserves as Tikal and Yaxhá for ex.
About the rooms, they are big and clean. The ones of the upper floor have a great lake view and are very quite. The instalations have many comodities like mayan sauna, a pier to swim in the lake, a nice pool, good restaurant and excelent service. What we definetly didnt like about the hotel is that staff is not very helpful on giving information about visits you can do around, and they push you to take the tours offered by the agency based in the hotel which are way more expensive than other options. If you start exploring other options you can find very good and quality services. We took a private taxi and a professinal guide to Tikal and Yaxhá and was near 200 USD cheaper than the private tour that offered the agency. In the hotel they wont give you information about other tour services. Also getting out from the hotel to have dinner in Flores for example is quite expensive, 70 usd for a taxi. I suggest they should have shuttle services at certain times of the day to Flores. They could still have a cost but probably would be much less if they offered organised shared transport (as they do for the airport pick up). Any way, we are a couple on our 30s -40s on our Honey Moon and we are experienced travellers that have visit most of Europe and South America and definitely is a very good value for money. I would reccomend this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Camino Real Tikal Hotel Peten
- Westin Tikal National Park
- Camino Real Tikal Westin
- Westin San Jose
- San Jose Westin
- Camino Real Tikal Guatemala/Santa Elena