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“Nice hotel: totally wrong part of town”

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Hotel Vista Real Guatemala
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Guatemala City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel has a lot of character but it is up on the hills on a very busy and noisy highway. Very time-consuming getting into town or the airport (minimum 30-40 minutes in terrible traffic). This hotel is really for locals holding weddings/business events etc

There are much better located hotels in Guatemala City in this price range with superior access to places of interest in the city

Room Tip: get a room on level 3
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

A hotel to enjoy! A place for a quiet stay! If you are looking for a place to just relax, enjoy it! On the hills of the city. Preferable for vacations than work. Rent a cab and avoid the stress of driving, can it be easier?

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Every time I stay here I am amazed! The rooms are 5 star. The staff is excellent. The restaurant and food outstanding. I can't say enough about this place. Spectacular views, beautiful grounds and an atmosphere of class is everywhere. Do not hesitate to stay here if you have the chance. I have had the privelege of staying at this hotel 5 different times and am looking forward to my next visit.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Super great service and excellent service for an extremely reasonable price. I'd highly recommend! The breakfast buffet offers lots of variety. Great atmosphere....very serene and peaceful. Love the atmosphere at night when the corridors are all lit up with candles. Very beautiful place. Nice, large comfortable rooms. Super comfortable bed with clean linens. Will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank BJB2012
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

The Rokoko-Indian-Grandeur style might please or it might not, but in this hotel you have to deal with some severe shortcomings:
- Almost no storage in the room, I managed to somehow fit in my 6-day-business-trip clothing, but there's no way to properly store a couple's clothes
- Next to no illumination in the room
- Internet connection absolutely unusable with frequent WiFi-disconnections
- Overpriced and claustrophobic bar (seems the architects forgot about it and then had to squeeze it in somehow, somewhere)
- Food isn't bad, but in zona 10 every single restaurant I tried is better and far cheaper. The quality of the fruits at the breakfast buffet is lousy, there's no natural yoghurt and the cheese is so-so. OK to good american buffet, though.
- The laundry leaves a very chemical stench which obviously can also be enjoyed in bed
- Location is very far from anything of interest and taxis are the only way of movibg around
- The hotel was built exactly in the center of a 180 degree bend of the extremely frequented carretera salvador, so forget about opening the window: noise and US-castoff-buses from the stoneage make for a prohibitive combination for ears, nose and lungs

The staff is extremely friendly, the premises are well/kept and clean and the architecture might be very appealing if you like the style, but all in all the shortcomings are far too serious to be accepted in this price range. There are way better hotels in this city, which on top are much cheaper, too.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank vippo76
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

The Hotel Vista Real is an elegant hotel with comfortable rooms and awesome grounds. The tropical plants and flowers and water features make for breathtaking views around the hotel. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is prepared and served nicely. The staff is very
helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Yu do have to take a cab or rent a car. But still it is 10 mns from everywhere and the acomodation is excelent!
Pool frozen so don't choose upon this feature
The view is great

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Real Guatemala

Address: Km. 9 Carretera a El Salvador, Guatemala City 01015, Guatemala (Formerly Quinta Real Guatemala)
Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Guatemala City
#1 Family Hotel in Guatemala City
#2 Luxury Hotel in Guatemala City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Guatemala City
Price Range: $106 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Vista Real Guatemala 4.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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