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“Good location, nice setting, great value” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mario's Rooms
Ranked #3 of 33 Panajachel B&B and Inns
The Dalles, Oregon
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327 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Good location, nice setting, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

I pass back and forth through Panajachel several times each summer; when I spend the night, Mario's Rooms is my 1st choice. The staff is friendly and helpful, the garden is pretty, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the location is perfect, and it's a terrific value, especially since breakfast is included. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: I like the rooms at the back, further from the street and the restaurant, but I've never had a b...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Mario's Rooms was recommended by the forums on Lonely Planet as a great place to stay in Panajachel, but since my Spanish is minimal and I could only find a phone number for bookings I decided to risk it and just show up. They had plenty of rooms available and I was offered a choice of an cheaper room for 100 quetzals or a bigger one with hot water for 120. I chose the luxury option and was glad I did. Comfortable bed, free breakfast, fuzzy little tv with over 100 cable channels and clean bathroom with hot water. I ended up staying four nights and was very happy with my decision. Stay at Marios if you are on a budget but want value for money!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Mario's rooms is really a cute place. The rooms and bathrooms were clean with relaxing hammocks outside the rooms. We had a second floor room with a volcano view. There is also cable TV on those days when you want to know what is going on back home. We paid about $25 dollars for a double a night with a small/simple breakfast and dinner. You do have to pay for our drinks and any extra you might want with our meal. They do have filter drinking water for guests. The host are friendly and helpful. For the price and location, this is a wonderful place. We paid more for places with questionable bathrooms and walls we did not want to touch traveling through Guatemala.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SDTonya
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Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at Mario Rooms and had a fantastic stay. The rooms are spotlessly clean, it's centrally located, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is surprisingly good. We travelled through Central America for 3 months and this was the best value place we stayed at. Paid a lot more for places nowhere near as nice. $25 for a good sized double room with ensuite, breakfast and lunch included.
Try the orange juice, one of the nicest we had on our trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ian T
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

Highly recommend! It’s a good value for your money. We not only got a very clean and well-kept room with bath, they also had free drinking water available and provided a free mini-dinner and breakfast each day. Good location, close to everything including the boat docks. We were very happy and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Idaho
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

A nice, clean hotel , friendly staff, breakfast and dinner included in the price of $25 for two,(not the best food,but not terrible either, and what do you want for this price) lots of flowers, lovingly cared for, highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Purplecat8104
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Budapest, Hungary
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Thanks to hopefullist Tripadvisor for this and many other great ideas... Mario's was just right for enjoying Lake Atitlan area. We stayed 5 days here, room at the top/back with pleasant landing, windows, and mostly quiet (roosters of course, but they brought back farm boy memories). Simple and satisfying breakfast, safe water provided, wifi, and friendly staff. All of Pana just outside, and close to docks and cafes and tuktuks galore. A lively town, with Mario's as oasis of calm.

Room Tip: Upstairs at the back seem best.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mario's Rooms

Property: Mario's Rooms
Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
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Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Panajachel
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Mario`s Rooms Hotel Panajachel
Mario's Rooms Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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