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“Must see if you come to the Lake!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Atitlan Gardens

Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
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Show Low, Arizona
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Must see if you come to the Lake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Take the time to come to Hotel Atitlan and tour the gardens. This is a jewel of a place and is often overlooked by travelers to Lake Atitlan. The grounds are beautiful and you have a great place to photograph the Lake.

Visited March 2014
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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Incredible Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

See the local birds in these gardens especially the White Peacock. The gardens are one of the few things that will possibly distract you from the view of the lake.

Visited January 2014
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Boston
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“Not a mythical Garden of Eden. It's real.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Was a place to stay during an extensive bus tour but would enjoy spending more than the two days we stayed there.

Visited November 2013
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New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Noise!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent 3 nights at this beautiful hotel. The grounds and the view are spectacular, however the service and noise spoiled our stay. First off I want to commend Victor at the front desk. He went above and beyond expectations assisting us when needed. Victor was the exception when it came to service. Our waiter at dinner on our 1st night did provide good service, however I was quite surprised when he asked for his tip in cash! Alberto also served us at the pool the next day, but we rarely saw him. At one point I went looking for Alberto but could not find him, so my wife placed a snack order with one of the other waiters. This seemed to offend Alberto who promptly closed our tab and again asked for a cash tip. We sat pool side for the next 30 minutes without any service what so ever so we left.

From the time we arrived and for the next 2 days we were subjected to the racket of the techno music fest taking place adjacent to the hotel. The noise was unbearable if you were at the pool or gardens and the thump, thump, thump went on until 1:00 am the 1st night and round the clock the 2nd night. After 2 sleepless nights we left the hotel for a more tranquil Panajachel. When we returned at 5:00 pm that evening the music was still pounding! We happened to run into the owner of the hotel and mentioned the noise. She said her lawyers were going to sue the land owner and we should buy a bottle of wine and stick something in our ears to help us sleep! Nothing more was offered for a horrible stay at this beautiful hotel. The owner and staff have some work ahead of them if they ever expect to become world class. I would not recommend them.

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Herndon, VA
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“good to do right after visiting the nature preserve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Atitlan is located next to the nature preserve, so we visited the gardens and had lunch at the hotel restaurant after zip lining and hiking in the preserve. The restaurant is on the water, and the view is beautiful. The food was also quite good. The garden is small and pretty. It makes for a very nice day to combine a visit to the nature preserve and the hotel to see the gardens and have lunch, dinner or a snack.

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