The rooms were clean and the pool was wonderful. However, don't buy the water at the hotel - it is much cheaper if you just walk over to the museum and market area and buy big jugs there. Even the water at the stands inside the park was about half the price.
If you book a tour, pay the park entrance fee yourself instead of going through the hotel. Just negotiate the guide price. They were adding on 20 dollars for the entrance fee and it you pay in Quetzales it was about half that at the gate. However, for some reason, it turns out to be less expensive to pay for your room with dollars instead of the local currency.
Tip the service people directly - when we asked them, they said the tips are not passed on to them if you pay the management.
If you hang out in the pool towards evening, you can usually see some great monkey action as they swing from tree to tree.
Don't go walking out alone - it is a fairly dangerous area of Guatemala, although I felt quite safe with the guide, and on the grounds of the hotel.
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