First the good review: great grounds, pool, rooms, restaurant, and Guatemala gift shop. Exactly what I wanted after roughing it for two weeks. But everything is pricy.
The bad review: located 2.5 mi on a HORRIBLE dirt road (in March). If you have your own transportation--great. But if you don't, prepare to get screwed and ripped off by the only putt-putt taxi in St. Elena who wants $30 (that's US dollars) for a 2.5 mi trip--normal price should be about $3 to $4. The hotel staff confirmed the $30 price which makes me think they get a big kickback. That experience left a bad taste for me. Instead of being extorted, I stood by the roadside and got picked up by locals each way, for free. Last thing to add is expect to be woken up EARLY if you stay here as the landscape staff start work before 6:00 AM.
What I would do next time--stay at one of the good-enough and cheaper pensions or B&Bs (like Don David) in St. Elena on the Tikal highway and not venture down the awful dirt road.
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- Also Known As:
- Camino Real Tikal Hotel Peten
- Westin Tikal National Park
- Camino Real Tikal Westin
- Westin San Jose
- San Jose Westin
- Camino Real Tikal Guatemala/Santa Elena