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“Great location in the park!”
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Jungle Lodge
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Reviewed August 19, 2007

We arrived in Flores after a long overnight bus ride beginning in Antigua and wanted to spend the night in Tikal. I'd been told no advance reservations were possible and we wanted to stay at the Jaguar Inn. After taking the 7AM shuttle to Tikal we found the Jaguar Inn was full and went over to the Jungle Lodge. They had a room immediately available and gave us an off-season rate that was pretty much the same as the rate at the Jaguar Inn.

We had an attractive, clean bungalow with 2 comfortable double-sized beds, mosquito netting and a large private bathroom. We headed out to go zip-lining just outside the park entrance and on our return the pool was almost behind our unit and we relaxed and swam with spider monkeys above us in the trees. We were prepared for the limited times of electricity so no surprise here.

We woke around 5AM the next morning to the noise of the howler monkeys in the trees above and around our cabin (no need for an alarm here!!) and entered the park at the 6AM opening. Check-out time was late enough that we were able to leave our bags in the room, return and take a cool refreshing dip in the pool and change before checking out.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2007

wonderful stay - restaurant is excellent

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank valwillms
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Reviewed June 25, 2007

Stayed: October 2006
2  Thank Incatikal
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Reviewed April 28, 2007

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank SouthCarolinaRichard
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Reviewed April 3, 2007

We arrived from Belize for a 3 night stay at the Jungle Lodge. Our room was a simple 2 bed cottage with a large bath situated in a beautiful jungle courtyard. The beds were hard but we were so worn out each night that we slept fine and hoped to be awoken at 2 am. from the Howler Monkeys. What a treat. The staff was perfection and always willing to accomodate our every wish. There were a few who spoke English but I would recommend practicing some Spanish. The food was great each day and our groups's last meal of Chicken Crepes, Pork Tenderloin and Chicken (with tomatoes) was superb. We did wander next door to use the internet and found the food was cheaper but no way near as flavorful. I would pack some patience and a candle and be thrilled with the conservation efforts regarding the limited power at night. Don't forget to also pack Deet and if you do get bites, try Mentholatum to stop the itch and no-seeums. The birds, my favorite was the auro pendula, are spectacular. The dawn tour from Temple IV for $15 is a lifetime must and fit in a 4:30 zipline canopy tour - it unleashes the 3rd grader in us all. Shopping bargains were best at the Guatemala Airport but variety was nice in Tikal.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with friends
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4  Thank lbiber
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Reviewed February 1, 2007

We arrived at the airport of Flores late at night (unexpected delays). There was no one left anymore, except one guy waiting for a group of travellers in our plain that were going to the Jungle Lodge. Everybody told us the Jungle Lodge was the best place to go, so we asked if we could join. That was OK, he arranged a room for us, so that service was great.
The room itself wasn't very special. Two simple beds, a simple shower and toilet, that's it. The electricity goes off at night, so you'll sleep badly because of the moist and heat. Food isn't very special.
But the best thing is: it's next to the entrance of the park, so you will be the first to enter and in the early morning, with mist and howler monkeys around you, there's no experience that can be compared to visiting Tikal. It's great. So if you can stand a night without sleep, and accept the food, then it's worth it!

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank M&CUtrecht
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Reviewed January 17, 2007

Jungle Lodge is the place to be if you really want to unplug from the modern world and get back in touch with nature. They have remodeled... the food is better than ever... and having howler monkeys as your alarm clock is PRICELESS!
If you are a city slicker stay home... This hotel is for those who love a change of pace and a real adventure of a life time. I have been going to this hotel for 12 years! I love it... The site of Tikal is amazing and right out your front door! it doesn't get better than this. It is a step back to a quieter time on the planet.
Aluna Joy from Sedona Arizona

  • Stayed: January 2007
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Address: | Parque Nacional Tikal, Tikal National Park 17013, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Peten Department > Tikal National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tikal National Park
Price Range: $46 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jungle Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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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