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“Nice but soulless”
Review of Hotel Casa Rosada

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Hotel Casa Rosada
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 24, 2013

It is a short but noticeable walk from the city center. Quiet place with appropriate cabanas and very nice common toilets. The problem is, it being one of the few premium places in otherwise pretty overrated (in my opinion) town, It just blends into overall atmosphere of disinterest. You can swim there but water is muddy and not really appealing. Pier is cool for relaxing, didn't try the food.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

its the second time my boyfriend and I stayed at casa rosada. Izmael the manager is one of the nicest hotel managers i ever met. the cabanas are simple but comfortable, clean and have good matresses. the lobster we had for dinner is one of the best I had while travelling. also try the garifuna nut cookies - they are delicious! and if you're looking for good coffee - this is the place to go in Livingston.
this is for sure the place i will stay again!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

You won't regret coming here, I first came here to have breakfast and immediately fell in love with this place. I decided to stay here several nights, it is an excellent place to chill out. The food was great, the view even better and the service excellent. Ismael is managing the place wonderful, he is always happy to give you information on whatever you might need during your stay. I love the style of the hotel, it has a nice relaxing atmosphere, the view on the sea is beautiful. Livingston is a fun town to stay a few nights, casa rosada offers different activities (kayaking, going to the beach, waterfalls, spending time with garifuna community and many more) The rooms are simple, clean, the beds are good, and they have hot showers and good wifi. One good advice: try the dinner, the food is great and healthy!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed in Casa Rosada for one week, and it exceeded all my expectations... Beautiful and peacefull environment, the best coffee and food!!! Every morning waking up with the sunrise and the singing birds... As the hotel is on the shore, you can go swimming any time, do tubing or cayacking, boats can pick you up or drop you directly on the deck of the hotel. Also the working crew is just amazing, very friendly and helpfull, taking care of all your needs and necesities. Higly recomend this place! If I am again in Livingston, this is the place where am gonna go :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Indre D
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed in Casa Rosada para unas noches and I could enjoy a combination of delicious food, nice view, relaxing atmosphere and helpful staff. I really liked the fact, that you have such a quiet place in such a vibrant city. If you are on the streets, you can enjoy the atmosphere, and when you get back you can just hang out, relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the river mouth.
The food was great, no matter what you ordered: From a small pizza for lunch till a big stuffing evening dinner! The beds are really comfortable and the staff nice and helpfull.
Go there and find out what's so special about the place!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

It's like a 5-star resort for a low-key traveler. Super chill staff, right on the water where the river opens up to the ocean. All the comfy chairs are conveniently positioned to look out on the water, and the whole place has a very serene, welcoming feel.
The dorm rooms especially are amazing. The room is open with a second-floor view of the ocean, and a ocean breeze all night long.
The food was also a nice surprise. Reasonably priced, familiar foods with local twists.
Highly recommend it overall!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lara W
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you are traveling to Honduras-Bay Islands, Belize, Central America or anywhere in South America look for advice and help with Ishmael(You do not need to be his host, he helps everyone), from experience I guarantee you, you will economize money and time.

Casa Rosada is a place to relax and eat the best food at reasonable prices in Central America. I ate the traditional dish Tapado in different restaurants in my journey through Rio Dulce and Belice, really the best around with a score of 200 is the Casa Rosada and the othesr 50 points; Filet Mignon is fantastic, the Lobster delicious. They told me that they had a dinner of 54 Tapados to a group of people from France.

This place is very clean, with a magical atmosphere, best coffee, reasonable prices and fully recommended.
Also I recommend the walk with Pichi you learn to see the world differently

Ishmael I have no words to thank you for your hospitality and advice that helped me in my six months of travel through the beautiful Guatemala and Central America. Arabic brother I cannot believe that in San Blas Islands the Kunas fondly remember you as Kuna of heart, you left history in the region.

Observation: When Ishmael is not in the hostel everything is different

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Kazimfl
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Address: Livingston, Rio Dulce 01800, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel La Casa Rosada in rustic Livingston, Guatemala, is located in the rain forest at the mouth of the Rio Dulce and the Amatique Bay of the Caribbean Sea. The old banana port of Livingston is located where the Rio Dulce spills into the Bay of Amatique on the Caribbean Sea. Overlooking the sea from a low hill, Livingston is still an isolated settlement and is only accessible by boat. Livingston has mixed cultures: Q'eqchi (maya), Garifuna, Chinese, Hindu, ... The Rio Dulce, sourced by vast Lake Izabal, is known for its plunging 300 ft canyons, hot water springs, and lush tropical green. Livingston is located 45 minutes by boat from Belize -- famous for its beautiful reef keys. Nearby is Honduras, also known for its spectacular diving, snorkeling and magnificent art-filled ruins of Copán. From Livingston you are within hours of the ruins at Quiriguá and the sensational Tikal. ... more   less 
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La Casa Rosada Livingston
Hotel Casa Rosada Guatemala/Livingston

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