I must admit that Puerto Barrios did not make a good first impression when I arrived by bus. And no one knew where the hotel was, in spite of it being sort of a landmark! But I found it and am glad I did. You have a choice of the atmospheric old section overlooking the sea (and about ready to fall into it!) or the more expensive newer section with a/c. I picked the old hotel. The room was clean and had a fan and a cold water shower. The other guests were interesting unusual types. You could imagine you are in a novel.
While I loved the hotel and the price was right...teenagers hung out in the park right outside my room playing loud music late at night. It is the seafront and people gather here to get a nightime breeze. You don't have much of a door, just broken wooden slats so you can hear everything outside.
I enjoyed the pools and the hotel restaurant. The staff was very nice. I would not stay anywhere else in Puerto Barrios due to the great atmosphere here at this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Del Norte Guatemala/Puerto Barrios