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“What a breakfast.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jenna's River Bed and Breakfast

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Jenna's River Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Panajachel
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Aarschot, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a breakfast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Jennifer is a great host,a warm and friendly women and also a great cook.
Her breakfast is very good with home made bread,pancakes and jam from all kind off fruits.
The palce is clean and well kept with a beautifull garden.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lopez Island
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17 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Descriptions like 'quaint' and 'full of character' cannot be used to excuse a dingy home. I never felt clean there. Shiver. Tacky rooms, creepy bathroom, wouldn't take a shower for our two nights, way overpriced. Worst place we stayed in our 3 weeks in Guatemala.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a short, but very enjoyable stay. Had to catch an early morning ride to the airport. Jena was up early to have coffee ready. Told her not to fuss, since we were stopping for breakfast later, but she insisted on sending us on our way with a cup. The cinnamon roll was pretty special too!! Beyond that, the accommodations we very comfortable and yes the hot water for that early morning shower felt good. Will stay with her again when I come back to Pana.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We booked Jenna's B&B after reading all the amazing Review here on TripAdvisor and that was a blessing.

Jenna was really helpful and approachable even before we got to Pana and was willing to help with everything from transport to activities.

The place itself is Homey and the back yard is charming as well as the rooftop. Breakfasts were the best I had in Central America and were a real treat.

Our stay was a pure bliss and it was so hard to leave. Highly recommended.

Idan & Ofer

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in Jenna's.
Our room was at top of stairs in main house and was tiny and a little unkempt.
The shower and the toilet were squeezed into the corner of the room in touching distance of the bed.
Sink in room was very wobbly and on a slope.
At best you could say the room had character.

Jenna herself was a wonderful host very friendly and helpful with tours etc.
She realy put herself out on last morning getting up at 5am to prepare us breakfast and ensuring our shuttle arrived.
Her breakfasts are an amazing array of freshly homemade breads and jams , omelettes and vegetables a veritable feast.
Location is excellent just 2minute walk to lake and felt very safe.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

What I enjoyed the most was the communal breakfasts at 8:30 and hearing everyone's travel stories and travel advise. If you leave the table hungry, it is your own fault. Lots of courses - no need for lunch.

Room was homey but I would say a little small for me. I have stayed at B&B's and cabanas in a number of Central America areas and this room seemed to lack space - beyond the bed, there was no place to take contacts out, write a note, etc. Staircase is also very narrow to the room - only an issue when taking luggage up or down.

None-the-less - great value, good location and helpful host.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Owasso, OK
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Loved all about staying here... great location, clean, affordable and Jennifer's breakfast is the best in town. She puts a personal touch to your stay.
Wifi is available.
Location is perfect within a short distance of night life, shopping and boat ramp.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Jenna's River Bed and Breakfast
Address: Casa Loma | Calle Rancho Grande, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Prices include all taxes and full breakfasts.Situated half a block from the lake in a quiet part of town, Jenna's River bed and Breakfast is close to Restaurants, the Natural Reserve and Galleries, The house is a comfortable and homey place to go forth from to explore the Mayan highlands and villages around the lake. A Spanish style building with lovely gardens and terraces. The property has a total of 7 bedrooms, some with queen size beds, another with two single beds, two of the rooms have a queen size bed and day bed to accommodate a third person or child. One of the rooms has a king size bed. All the rooms have private en-suite bathrooms. ... more   less 
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Jenna's River Bed And Breakfast Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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