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Yat B'alam Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Copan Ruinas
Reviewed November 20, 2008

Friendly English-speaking owners and a large, clean comfortable room (room#2) - we can recommend this as a place to stay when visiting the ruins. Apparently the hotel is one year old this week (Nov 21).
We found that the map they gave us was all we needed to tour the ruins - having learnt a lot about Mayan culture, architecture etc earlier while in Tikal, we enjoyed going around the Copan site by ourselves - the information panels are bilingual. As from anywhere in Copan Ruinas, getting to the ruins is a pleasant short walk from the hotel.
There's a multitude of eating places around.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2008

Small, nice hotel in Copan Ruinas. The owner and the staff are extremely kind and helpful. The rooms are very clean and well appointed. Great location in the village. In the same building (in typical colonial style) some nice shops and a bar where you can enjoy a great breakfast. I absolutely suggest it for your stay in Copan.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2008

Our stay in Y'at Balam was heavenly. The owners Rina and Hugo have created a charming boutique hotel and staffed it with friendly, knowledgeable people. Specifically, Gill and Kathy were superb and surpassed our expectations. From doing our laundry to running out to a pharmacy when I got hit with a gastrointestinal bug, we felt so welcomed. (Note, do not eat the food in the San Pedro Sula bus station!) We savored our breakfast on our balcony overlooking the mountains and mist and delighted in the artisanal shops on the main level. Situated in the center of Copan Ruinas, you can walk to the ruins in approximately 20 minutes, all of the restaurants and shops are at your doorsteps and a taxi ride from the Hedman Alas station is $2. While this boutique hotel may be small in size, only four rooms, it is colassal on charm, style, cleanliness, and hospitality. Make your reservations early!

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

The Yat B’alam is the Gem of Copan Ruinas! Our room was perfect in every way – beautifully decorated, stylish, spacious, cool and clean – exactly as pictured on their website. The common areas were so inviting, with many extra touches – comfortable seating, candles, flower petals in the water fall pools. Very relaxing!

Some of the extra amenities: soundproof windows (great for sleeping in), refrigerator and DVD player in the room (DVDs to borrow, too) and a secure parking garage if you have a car. The café was very convenient with excellent coffee, great food and outstanding service. They also have their own water supply system – this became important as during our visit, the town experienced a water main break. While many businesses, restaurants, etc. had to shut down, we were able to enjoy refreshing showers after a long, hot day.

Best of all, the owners were wonderful hosts. They were eager to ensure that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. This attitude was shared by their entire staff and all services were personal and impeccable. The Yat B’alam is the truly best find in Copan Ruinas.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2008

We understood that Yat B'alam had only been open since around January. We think we may have been the first Brits to stay here.

With only four guest rooms its rather like a charming bed & breakfast. The style of our room was simple yet stylish and very comfortable. We had everything we needed.

The beds were very comfortable. We had a fridge and cable tv. The bathroom was stylish. Rooms were very clean and the communal areas of the hotel were charming. The air con was most welcome after a hot day exploring the ruins.

There are a couple of really good restaurants within close walking distance. The main square is also within close walking distance.

There is a cafe within the hotel where you can get a good breakfast including wonderful coffee from Cafe Miramudo (coffee from the Bird park).

We could have had free use a nearby swimming pool if we'd wanted but we weren't bothered. There was some noise at night (fireworks etc) which might be something to do with the time of year we travelled - Easter.

All in all if you're looking for a good deal with some charm then I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you give this place a look. The owner was keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay and we certainly did!

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed December 22, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 14, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Address: Calle la Independencia | Barrio el Centro, Copan Ruinas 00504, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Copan Department > Copan Ruinas
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Copan Ruinas
#3 Business Hotel in Copan Ruinas
Price Range: $87 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel with 6 rooms. Our cafeteria serves delicious breakfasts, great coffee and homemade cakes. For lunch we offer tasty pitabread sandwiches and salads. Our rooms have hot water all day, A/C, refrigerator, ceiling fan, cable TV, DVD player with free movies, and soundproofed windows. The hotel offers free WiFi, a generator, laundry service, a reading lounge, and private parking. ... more   less 
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