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Hotel Villa Caribe
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 7, 2010

We absolutely loved the 5 days we stayed in Livingston. We arrived during low season and were offered one of the Casitas (junior suites) for $65 usd a night including breakfast. The room was spotless and new and had air conditioning, a tv and a private patio overlooking the Caribbean and pool... and yes this isn’t just any pool, it’s the largest hotel pool that we have ever seen!
The pool was the highlight of the resort since there really aren’t a lot of other places to swim in Livingston. The pool has three levels of depths including a shallow area for sunbathing. There is a huge waterfall that tumbles over rocks into the pool which makes for both a soothing relaxing sound and a great place to take photos. You can get pool side service from the restaurant if you let them know that you want it. The hotel gives you beach towels to lay out in the lounge chairs under the coconut trees (watch out for falling coconuts!)
The hotel restaurant is huge and offers an amazing view of the River Dulce and The Caribbean. Free WiFi is available from the palapa top restaurant. The hotel participates in a service training program in which students learn guest services. It is a great program that shows that this country is preparing for future tourism.
A variety of lower priced room without air conditioning are also available.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

This hotel is beautiful location overlooking the sea. Private patio with hammocks and comfortable armchairs. Nice swimming pool with tropical vegetation makes an impression of Caribbean resort. Rooms are modern, but no TV and very bad lighting, lack of light for reading, mattresses not too comfortable but clean bed linen. Very nice modern bathrooms with plenty of hot water. The price includes breakfast served at the restaurant with a beautiful view of the sea. Personnel not the most friendly but speaks some English.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed February 26, 2009

We had a very nice, large top floor room (reached by an eccentric internal spiral staircase) with a balcony overlooking the large pool and bay.Unfortunately the room runs across the entire width of the building with a window on the landside which let in loud booming music from a nearby bar until about 3am.
The manager was extremely helpful in sorting out for us problems caused by our tour agent.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank PetroniusMinor
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Reviewed October 21, 2008

We received a lovely room with a porch facing the sea (punta palma). This was a great place to sit and watch the pelicans and storks. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The decor was also very special (carribean). The A\C was great. The breakfast buffet was great and had a variety of meals. The swimming pool with its small waterfalls was also great, check out the ping-pong table. The only problem was that there were a few ants in the room (perhaps inevitable in such a place).The other problem was that there is hot water only in the evenings. Don´t have dinner in the hotel´s restaurant as you can get the same food for cheaper prices on the main street.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tal K
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Reviewed March 28, 2008

This hotel, as far as I am aware, the only hotel in Livingston looks very attractive when arriving by boat. Sadly it is all downhill from there----the beds are like iron,no air conditioning in very humid conditions,no means of contacting reception from the room ie. no telephone,the girl on reception hardly understood English,the food and 'entertainment' in the dining room poor and the service laid back and disinterested. Livingston itself is a truely benighted place offering not one vestige of interest. With a good pool and access to the river I can perhaps understand Villa Caribe appealing to the very young and honeymooners who probably don't notice too much! Sorry but this place shold be taken off travel itineraries.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank chouxfleur
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Reviewed November 13, 2005

Lovely location in chilled Livingston! I was in a top floor room with balcony and a view of the sea and bay.

Nice bar to have a drink and watch the pelican roost in the palm trees. Also good buffet breakfast.

A very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed: November 2005
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8  Thank Wayne L
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Caribe

Address: Calle Principal, Barrio el Centro, Livingston, Rio Dulce 01001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range: $111 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa Caribe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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