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“....#2 worst hotel in Xela” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Real Plaza

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Villa Real Plaza
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Quetzaltenango
Colorado
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111 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“....#2 worst hotel in Xela”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

This was our second option after we left Hotel Modelo and it was one of our worst night over all.....thanks to this kind of hotels they don't attract tourist, we left for Panajachel where we can find a nice hotel with nicer people.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mgmpg
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Green Bay, WI
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2009

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Villa Real on February 12, 2009. The location is great — across the street from the central park. We stayed in the old part of the hotel (room #212) . The room was clean, but did smell a little old and musty. The window opened to the common area below. With the window closed, it was easy to hear people talking below, even the staff in the middle of the night. Our principal complaint was that there was no hot water — not even a hot water faucet on the bathroom sink. There was a single faucet that turned on and off!! I shaved with very cold water. We did not try to take showers in the morning, but possibly there was hot water in the shower.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank UWGBProf
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Milan
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96 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2008

Great location, clean roon and nice staff... the perfect combination.The restaurant is so so but the hotel is a good choice. We reccomend it!

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank TomandRascal
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Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2008

This is a great place if you're planning on visiting Xelaju. It is more affordable than La Posada de Don Rodrigo and it offers more conveniences (free parking). Parking is in a closed garage which adds peace of mind about your vehicle.
It's location is excellent (right downtown), the service staff was friendly and the room was spacious and comfortable. Plenty of activities just within walking distance from the hotel. Great stay !

Stayed June 2005
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Thank jg_explorador
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buffalo
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46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2007

Don't even consider this place. It's old, noisy, ugly, furnishings are horrid. We booked 3 nights but left after one night - and that was one too many. There are plenty of other hotels to choose from.
Ann
Orchard Park, NY

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank ablask
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Albany, NY
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77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2007

We stayed at the Villa real for our first night in Xela. The room was clean and attractive, but I wasn't able to sleep more than a few hours. You could hear every sound from the hall as people walked and talked and from the common area downstairs, including the clanking of silverware as the staff set tables. I think the layout of the hotel with the open middle area allowed the sound to travel very well.
Location is good, right off the Central Plaza.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank joancrounse
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New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2007

My mom, three kids and I stayed here for the month of July while we studied Spanish in Xela.

We had a two-room, one-bath suite with a balcony. It was great to watch all the action of the central town square from our room. We saw parades, saint processions and funerals from there.

The rooms were huge. They are a bit old and a bit basic. The carpet in the rooms were worn and old and we didn't have a dresser. Still, it was fine. This is, afterall, Xela. Not Paris.

However, the place is clean. I always saw someone mopping, cleaning, painting, etc. All the people who work there are VERY friendly and VERY helpful.

It was also safe. We had zero problems. I could not have asked for a better stay. Thanks to everyone at the Villa Real Plaza!

  • Liked — The view of the town square
  • Disliked — The carpeting in the rooms were a bit worn
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank GuatemalaGirl2007
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Property: Villa Real Plaza
Address: Calle 12-22 4a | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango Department > Quetzaltenango
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Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Quetzaltenango
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Real Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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