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La Casa Rosa Hotel
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Amazingly beautiful grounds & great Thai curry at the restaurant !!! Rosa's is a great romantic spot to eat dinner & watch the sunset over the lake. The owner is very friendly & we felt very welcomed!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We loved staying at La Casa Rosa! I stayed there with my husband and daughter. The rooms were tasteful, clean and bright, with gorgeous views of the beautiful garden and Lake Atitlan. The garden is a paradise full of many different plants and flowers, and various hammocks and benches to hide away. The food was outstanding - we ate breakfasts and dinners there, but never felt pressure if we decided not to order all meals there. Rooms and meals were reasonably priced. Rosa, Nicole and the staff were so friendly . I fully recommend this place and would love to return there. (We actually travelled there in Dec 2011, a while ago now, but I couldn't click that far back as an option - anyways, better late than never to spread the word. Muchas gracias, Rosa y Nicole).

Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I would recomment La Casa Rosa to anyone doing a tour of the Lake Atitlan area.

You can relax in a sun bed on a dock and watch the sunrise or set or simply take in the extraordinary views of this magical lake!

There are places to sit and read and relax throughout the property.
From hammocks to little nooks in rocks to sit and read, work or relax.
Comfy chairs and sofas everywhere.
And, a lovely dining area right at the water or in the main foyer.
Wifi is available in the foyer area too.

The owner Rosa is exceedingly kind and helpful.

A great place to relax or work on a big project.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We ended up staying at Rosa's because the Iguana was full. It was a very pleasant surprise. The room was nice with HOT water and quiet. We were the only people there. The view from the bar was epic. Both Rosa and Nicole were very accommodating and always happy to help. They did not try to sell us anything extra, such as tours or goods which was a nice change. We also got a great deal on our room....180Q. That was probably due to lack of other people staying there, but price is probably negotiable.

The lake is gorgeous as are the gardens on the hotel grounds. We'd highly recommend it, however we have one small complaint regarding happy hour. We aren't positive we always got changed happy hour prices for happy hour drinks. We would suggest to just be careful and keep track of what you order if you're on a tight budget. Gin and tonics and piña coladas are awesome!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We didn't stay in the hotel but in one down the road (i.e. boardwalk made of planks -- issue of the rising water in Lake Atitlan), however, we did take the opportunity to get some drinks here. First off, the lounging area which is comfortably open for guests is well kept and has a beautiful view of the water and environment. However, there is a 2 for 1 happy hour from 4 to 6PM which seems to be on whichever drink you did not order. So, just a word to the wise, while the menu and ads may imply that the 2 for 1 special is on drinks--it is on specific drinks and, if you're a little cost conscious, it is best to clarify this before ordering. Otherwise a very pleasant experience.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We chose La Casa Rosa because of its close proximity to Panajachal and because the grounds offered a safe place for our kids to run around and because the facility was somewhat level to accommodate some of the older folks in our group. Another reason is that we are a large group, two families and single Grandma and a couple Grandma and Grandpa. We needed four private rooms with baths and La Casa Rosa fit all of us with comfort. We stayed for a total of 7 nights.

I did a lot of research and Q & A from past guests prior to booking and found their feedback in line with our experiences. This place is fantastic, run by a Mother Daughter team, Rosa and Nicole are a great team. Nicole added the lakeside lounge December 2011, this was a very smart move as the rest of the property sits back from the lake and with the foliage the views of the volcanoes are blocked. However, inside this secret garden you’ll find the hotel and bungalows tucked away. This not only provides privacy but also leaves you with a quiet nights sleep.

There are a few improvement that could be made to the facility and I don’t want to spend too much time highlighting them because the owners know what they need to work on and seem to be diligently checking things off their list. Hot showers were inconsistent, they could use some newer pillows, ice could be a problem if you are there for an extended stay. Prior to arrival they could use to sweep the bugs that collect from when the place is empty. This is the tropics and bugs happen! We were ok with this but some travelers are not used to bugs. For larger groups I think having hot water or hot coffee in urns in the morning would be beneficial. Realizing that they may not always get a group of 12 American’s, but it would be something that would be nice to have.

As with ANY place on the lake it’s important to let them know that you intend to dine in the evening. Especially if you have a group our size. This was an issue for us and something that Nicole figured out right away. Most places on the lake have a set menu (same thing each night) or do not know what they are serving for dinner until mid-day, so you need to call ahead. We were calling ahead and making lancha arrangements because Casa Rosa has a set menu that we already tried. It’s not exactly easy to get around the lake for dinner and Nicole soon figured out our dilemma and made a meal especially for us so that we did not have to travel. We so appreciated this hospitality.

The best part of our stay was the lakeside lounge and that our kids played with Nicole’s child and her friends. Lasting bonds from travels and sharing each other’s culture is appreciate by everyone young and old.

The gardens are gorgeous here, hummingbirds and butterflies are everywhere and there was always a nice place to just sit and watch the day go by, it’s in a great location to reach Pana and Santiago. The hosts are knowledgable about the area and have a vested interest in their property and community. https://picasaweb.google.com/oregonfox/LaCasaRosa

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

What a great location for a beachside cafe -beautiful view of the volcanos, rising out of the waters of Lake Atitlan. Beautifully decorated with comfy couches, but.... very limited menu.
We stayed in one of the bungalows, which was overpriced, too rustic and disappointing. Bad linens, horrible pillows, broken bedside lamp, no toilet paper, and drapes that don't totally cover the windows for privacy.
The best part was the hospitality of the owner's daughter. She was always engaging, responsive, positive and accommodating. The rest of the staff were not particularly sharp, but sweet natured. This place has lots of potential, but needs to step it up to the next level...and charge less for what is offered.

Room Tip: Bungalows are like camp rooms, so be forewarned and lower your expectations. A double bed upstairs w...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rosa-Lubia, General Manager at La Casa Rosa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

We appreciate yours comment as these help us improve our service. The opinion of our guest are
very important to us. We are sorry for any incinvenience your may have experienced during your stay and we will make sure the necessary changes or improvements are done immediatly.
We wish you a pleasant day
Best wishes
Rosa Lubia Garcia Santizo

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Address: A orilla del lago, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range: $62 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa Rosa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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