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“Stunning Grounds!”
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Hotel Atitlan
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Erie, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Stunning Grounds!”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

The Hotel Atitlan, overlooking Late Atitlan, is among Guatemala's elite core of fine hotels. It is situated in the heart of Lake Atitlan's most ethnically authentic people. It is intimate and user-friendly, elegant in a classically understated way. The decor is in the Spanish colonial-hacienda style that was favored by the Guatemlan plantation owners of the 18th century. The Atitlan offers a wide range of services and is among the most dramatic and appealing natural surroundings in the world. Nestled within the rain forest on the hotel property are special locations for serious bird watching. A short walk from the hotel is the Atitlan Nature Reserve, which has a butterfly reserve, herb gardens, suspension bridges, spider monkeys, etc.

The beautiful botanical gardens and pools of this property are what make it special. We took a morning boat cruise across Lake Atitlán, one of the world’s most beautiful lakes to visit Santiago Atitlán, an Indian villages where Mayans still wear traditional dress.. Lake Atitlan is dominated by three dormant volcanoes. This is one of the locations on our Caravan tour that we wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

This is a truly unique place. Filled with Mayan artifacts and textiles, gorgeous botanical gardens, exotic birds, a fireplace in the room, and views of 3 volcanoes ringing the lake. The food was excellent and so was the service, all done by friendly Mayan people. They brought wood for our fireplace and helped us get it started. If you are going to Guatemala, don't miss this.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the newer tower. Stay in the original hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

The grounds and gardens of this hotel were stunning! I was in complete awe of the beauty of the property. Loved soaking in the infinity hot-tub and looking at the lake and volcanoes around me.
The rooms are good but the grounds and view are what make the hotel incredible. I was very pleased with my stay.

One note: If traveling from Antigua, I would recommend taking motion sickness medication (just in case). I am not someone who normally suffers from motion sickness; however, I would have loved some medication for that drive (think mountains and many curves).

  • Stayed January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

The room, view of the lake, food, gardens, pool and hottub all make this one of the most pleasant stays I've had in quite some time, and all at a reasonable price! If you're looking for a romantic getaway for two to relax by the pool, just be sure to avoid going during the holidays...it's nice that the hotel is so family-friendly, but the place can get quite overrun.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a balcony out to the lake, I'd recommend a room on the second floor for a bet...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, Texas
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Take one of the most beautiful settings in the world (Lake Atitlan), add a hotel with warm wood tones and color-filled gardens, and you have a dream setting for a wedding. The hotel staff was amazing - anticipating all our needs. Food and service were professional and well executed. We danced, ate, and danced some more - all for a very reasonable price. We did not stay at the hotel but will next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

While the rooms, restaurant and service are all good at the Atitlan; the views and the grounds are superlative. This makes the place extremely special. Panajachel is not a particularly beautiful town but is interesting, the hotel on the other hand is worth a stay. This would definitely be where we'd stay if we were in the area again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

We just stayed at the hotel and the grounds are unbelievable. The hotel rooms are nice, but simple. The grounds are amazing.

Food was very good, especially the breakfast buffet.

The location is right outside of Panajachel--which is a good thing. It is a 10Q per person tiktuk (taxi) ride per person--which is very reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Atitlan
Address: Finca San Buenaventura | Solola Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Atitlan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nominated by Travel + Leisure; "World's Best Awards 2011".This charming hacienda-style hotel is a formerworking coffee farm situated on the shores of Lake Atitlan, with a picture perfect view of volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan. Highlighting numerous unique Guatemalan traditions with its colorful and vibrant interior, each room is individually decorated with hand-woven fabrics and carpets, handcrafted furniture, paintings and tile floors. All rooms have private balconies and breathtaking views of the lake. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlook the entire lake and the hotel's magnificent wedding, tropical and rose gardens. The Botanical Gardens of Hotel Atitlan are a true garden lover's paradise. Bird-watching is a popular pastime within its botanical gardens. Enjoy a cocktail or a refreshing tea from the selection of tea infusions by the fire in the hotel's bar, and dine in an elegant setting where you will savor regional and international cuisine. You can't miss this beautiful Hotel!!! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Atitlan Hotel Panajachel
Hotel Atitlan Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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