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“Great views from the terrace”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel K'amol B'ey

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Hotel K'amol B'ey
Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
UK
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great views from the terrace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Well kept gardens. Simple but clean and comfortable room. Wake up call from the roosters. Amazing roof terrace. Take a tuk tuk in the evening to the main street as the route there is badly lit and didn't feel 100% safe. Took a trip on the lake but really haggle for the best fare. If you go zip lining great fun, just a bit scary and one hell of a climb to the top zip line.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed here on a group tour through Central America and really liked this place. It had a lot of character and very nice gardens! The rooms itself were nice with a comfortable bed and good showers with hot water! The staff were very helpful and you can also do your laundry there very cheaply. I must recommend though going to the top terrace and watching the view up there. However, I would have really liked some tables and chairs up there to sit and watch the nice view. The hotel itself is right near the waters edge and the lake side restaurants, however its about a 10 min walk into the main street where all the better restaurants are. I felt pretty safe walking in the dark with my partner but after 10 when it gets deserted its a little more scarey. Overall I would recommend this place as its great value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed 2 days at Kamol Bey on our Central America tour. Location is quite OK, just 200m from lake Atitlan boats and just 10min to Calle Guadalupe in Panajachel. The outside of the hotel is very well maintained with a beatiful garden... rooms are very basic though: you'll find a bed, and a toilet + shower with warm water, yet all is quite old. The towels are about the thinnest and most worn out I had in my last 5y trips (including many Africa trips), bed linen was just a bit better.
Many other reviewers seem to complain about noise...that's not really an issue for me. Yes, it is quite noisy, but that's what you can expect from budget hotels where sometimes big groups of youn people arrive. I always have a set of earplugs with me on tavel, and they're often useful, even in much more expensive hotels where e.g. airconditioning can be noisy. The airco won't bother you here as you don't have any, but that also not really needed here. Some disappointment around service is also that you don't even get the little water bottle which most hotels give you, and you can't even get/buy one at the reception as they simply don't propose it.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a Central America tour. Good hotel with small rooms but very clean. Also very clean bathrooms with very hot water- the first time for us during this tour!
I had some very wet clothes from
The lake and the hotel staff showed me where the clothesline was as well as the outdoor washing area to wash my clothes!! So helpful.

We did New Year's Eve here and the hotel gave our group permission to set off firecrackers on the rooftop.

Great hotel great staff and very clean. Thumbs up to that. Some distance from the tourist main drag, which was a bonus for us.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Close to the seafront and all the local shops and restaurants. Up a very windy cobbled street which is not lit and wont take much bigger vehicle than a pick up - but they will collect you from the front. Small rooms but they are clean and well presented. rather noisy due to local wildlife (which cannot he avoided) and local traffic sounding horns gone midnight (as this was the neighbouring property this could be avoided). Great views from rooftop - if they added a few table and chairs would be great place for 'sundowners' - best rooms on first floor for views and wi-fi signal.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Tularosa, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went to K'amol B'ey as part of a package tour out of Antigua to Panajachel. The hotel was everything they said. It was neat and clean with hot showers. For the price it was fine, just wish the rooster (gallo) next door had not decided to serenade us from 3am till 7am. Could not shut the window because that was providing a nice cool breeze. Also the beds were very "firm".

An added bonus is the view from the roof terrace. It has a spectacular view of Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Pretty little hotel located a 5 min walk to the main st of town and 2 min to the dock (to get you around lake atitlan). Pretty building with well landscaped garden. Basic rooms, but with everything you need: decent bed, lamp, wifi, hot shower etc. (Big roof top to take some good photos from too)
Nice, clean place to spend a night or 2 to explore pana!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel K'amol B'ey
Address: Final Calle Ramos, Playa Publica, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
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Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel K'Amol B'Ey Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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