Jungle Lodge is a simple place. The rooms are fairly basic but more than adequate with big bathrooms and mosquito nets and fans over the beds. Since you'll be out at the Mayan ruins all day and hopefully in the restaurant or bar in the evening, this is just fine.
The staff were more than helpful and friendly and even found us spare (used) tickets when we lost ours and wanted them as a momento. There's free wifi too - not fast, but it isn't anywhere in Northern Guatemala or Belize.
I'd recommend the Jungle Lodge for the above and also because it's right in the Park, right next to the entrance to the ruins - you can stay till dark when everyone else has gone home earlier and easily get back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In 1952, the government of Guatemala assigned a piece of land to Mr. Antonio Ortiz Contreras for the construction of a hotel which will help with the logistics of the TIKAL PROJECT, and room and board for the archeologists. This project was supervised by the University of Pennsylvania with the collaboration of many other universities around the world. Form 1956 to 1969, 113 scientists worked in the Tikal Project, making it one of the longest archeological projects in the western hemisphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jungle Hotel Tikal National Park