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Reviewed January 3, 2007

We stayed 2 nights at the Villa Maya as part of a 14 day 16 person group tour of Guat/Belize/Honduras/el Salvador.
We have stayed in the Flores area before: a stay at the Camino Real and in El Remate at the La Mansion del Pajaro y el Serpente.
Villa Maya is situated on a nice lake with an abudance of wildlife.
As described in other posts, the restaurant and lobby area are open air and the pool area overlooks the lake. There are small crocs to view as well as tropical birds.
The food was good and the room was better than expected considering the remote location.
I would stay there again, if we were to return to see Tikal.
(It is a drive to the ruins, however)
~SRQgirl

  • Stayed: December 2006
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4  Thank SRQgirl
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Reviewed March 19, 2006

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in January 2006 as part of a Central America tour. The hotel was our base for visiting Yaxha and Tikal.
We enjoyed the Villa Maya very much. It has a terrific setting on a lake with a wildlife sanctuary all around – birdwatching was excellent right from our room and from the public areas of the hotel. Indeed, one of the noteworthy aspects of the Villa Maya is how well designed it is to take full advantage of its location. The beautiful open-air lobby, open-air restaurant, pool area and hot tub have views of the lake. Rooms are arranged in separate bungalows with four rooms each, all of which have a good view of the lake from the room itself and from a small veranda. The bungalows are set away from the lobby and public areas along a nature walk.
Our room (#201) was large, air-conditioned, and had windows along one side with a vista of the lake and gardens. The bathroom vanity area was in an alcove open to the sleeping area, with the w.c. and shower as two separate rooms. Counterspace was fair, and the bathroom area had white ceramic tile with some spots mold in the grout lines. There were no amenities except soap and there was no hair dryer. The room had a desk and a reading chair, and also a small refrigerator on top of a small dresser. In keeping with the back-to-nature theme, there was no phone or t.v.
Food in the restaurant was very good, and we ate both breakfast and dinner there. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful.
Overall, we liked the Villa Maya. However, it was some distance from Yaxha and Tikal, and if being near those sites is important it would be best to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Reviewed February 18, 2006

This hotel has a lovely pool area. The food was average. We also had difficulty with the room. The first day and a half we had no hot water and once that was corrected the air conditioner stopped working. This hotel is close to Tikal.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Reviewed February 3, 2006

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel after a day at Tikal...it was our last night in Guatemala and a wonderful place to unwind after exploring the ruins. We had a lovely room with balcony overlooking the lake. There is a nice pool and hottub and also a nature walk around the lake. We went into the town of Flores (about a 20 minute cab ride) for dinner and ate at a well-known restuarant, Luna, which is frequented by locals and ex-pats alike. The woman at the front desk hired the cab for us and he waited three hours for us to finish shopping and dinner and then brought us back to the hotel. While there are other nice hotels much closer to Tikal, they are pretty isolated and we were happy to have had the chance to see Flores. This would be a nice place to spend a couple of days simply relaxing.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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16  Thank Diane S
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Reviewed November 10, 2005

Travelling to the Tikal ruins national park in Guatemala we stayed at the Hotel Villas Maya. It is about 30 minutes outside the park. Built in the rainforest it has a rustic feel but also has a beautiful pool and great restaurant/bar area. They built the place around a lake and the property is full of birds and flowers. They have an aviary with Scarlet Macaws. The main hotel Villas are located circularly around the aviary.There are also larger villas with 2-3 bedrooms located separately around the lake. It felt private and quiet, with no television or phones in the rooms but A/C! At night on your balcony you can just listen to the frogs and other night creatures. We even got a picture of the "pet" caiman that waits for his fruit from the kitchen. Thoroughly enjoyed this little piece of paradise! ps the fully stocked gift shop provides great shopping and ice cream! Just be sure to pack your mosquito repellent, after all its in the jungle!

26  Thank munizera
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