We decided to have lunch here after our zip lining outing since it's so close to the Nature Reserve. The hotel itself is in a secluded cove on the lake with outstanding views, so it seemed like a good idea. I must say though, that if I hadn't been warned about what happened next, I probably would have turned around and left.
Apparently, in an effort to keep "gawkers" or "look-e-loos" out of the hotel, they impose a $55Q per person fee just to enter. If you stay and eat or drink, they will apply it towards that, but otherwise, they keep it. Even knowing this was going to happen, I thought it was one of the most rude and impersonal welcomings to a hotel I have ever experienced. Not very classy for a sophisticated place, in my opinion.
In any event, we paid up and had a lovely private table out on the patio. The hotel has gone to great lengths to create an unbelievably gorgeous landscaping design. The cobalt blue pool, limpressive gardens, and local artwork and table cloths, combined with the amazing view, make for a very relaxing environment in which to have a leisurely lunch.
We had the french onion soup and black bean soup respectively. My fiance didnt care for how salty the onion soup was, and I didn't care for the way they blended all the beans up so it was only broth, so we switched and each enjoyed the others soup fine.
My main course was the tuna salad stuffed avocado, which was delicious. But my fiance got robbed. He ordered nachos with guacamole and only got a plate of chips with guac dip. When we asked the waitress she said that's nachos. Well, um, not where we're from, and we've had nachos all over Guat, and they've never been like that either.
All in all, we enjoyed our lunch here. We expected their prices to be higher but thought they were pretty reasonable considering the status of the hotel. Would recommend it but be prepared for the greeting you will get.
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