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Hotel Kangaroo
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2012 and would love to visit again.

We arrived to Rio Dulce by bus in the middle of the night and were picked by by Gary at the harbor by torch light (the hotel can only be accessed by boat). Waking up in the morning to see the beautiful setting of the hotel was really special.

its really great to sleep with the sound of the wildlife around about, 2 of our bedroom walls were netted which gives the impression of sleeping under the stars while keeping the bugs out!

Decent food, a lovely setting perfect to just relax on the river side. Good location to kayak around and see the surrounding area by boat at your own pace.

Well worth a stay in when in Rio Dulce!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank emlux89
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

It's an amazing place to relax after travelling for a few months. Gary and his wife will make you feel at home right away. The food at the restaurant is simply fantastic! You must try the Aussie burger! I would definitely stay there again. The only bad thing is the mattresses in the dorm, they need to replace them ASAP because some of them are brutally uncomfortable!
But all In all it's a great place with great host where you can decompress in a jungle settings by the river.

Mike

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
Thank Divetiludie
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Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there 4 nights, 2 in the dorms and 2 more in a private room w/ shared bathroom. The hotel is located in a beautiful place on the riverside, close to San Felipe Castillo and Finca Paraiso. They will come and pick you up from Rio Dulce even late in the evening. The dorms are really nice and worth the price, and Gary is very nice and helpful. However, the private room is expensive for what you get, the restaurant is poorly managed and the food is very expensive for small portions. In general, it feels like they're taking advantage of their remote location and charge you for every small thing (refill of water, a boat to Rio Dulce is 20Q, regardless to the number of passengers etc.). Bottom line, worth one night there, more than that - look for somewhere else...

Stayed: December 2013
Thank Noa N
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Kangaroo is located on a beautiful estuary near Rio Dulce. It's very tranquil, with plenty of wildlife (turtles, birds, iguanas and of course the dogs) around. The hostel itself is very comfortable. We had a private room, which was a cabin with hot shower and a good bed.

The food from the Mexican restaurant on site is simply amazing! It's also affordable for us backpackers.

Brian gave us heaps of tips for local attractions and onward travel. Graciela is a great host and Luis is always there to help with anything. We had a lovely stay, thank you!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RobL74
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you're going to Fronteras, stay here. Gary and Graciela are extremely welcoming, the food in the restaurant is far and away the best hotel food I ate in Guate, and the staff takes incredibly good care of you. One of my most memorable and wonderful experiences in Guatemala.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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