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Hotel Atitlan
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is an older hotel but well maintained. The grounds have exceptional gardens and the entire property is well maintained. The restaurant is excellent but most of all the views from this location are among the most spectacular in the world. This is not an exaggeration. Additionally, this hotel is a few minutes away from Panajachel which is important for quiet serenity.

Room Tip: Go to the second or third floor for the best views.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

One of the most beautiful hotels that I have stayed in. The grounds were gorgeous with manicured gardens and beautiful birds. The views were wonderful of the lake and volcanos. The food was excellent. The rooms are individually decorated. Wonderful service.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Spent 2 nights at Hotel Atitlan and enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is set on the shore of Lake Atitlan, about a five minute tuk tuk ride from Pana. We were so happy that we selected Hotel Atitlan and did not stay in Pana, which we found to be rather chaotic. The hotel is beautiful, with amazingly beautiful gardens and walkways throughout the resort property. We had a room on the third floor with gorgeous views of the lake and volcanoes. Perfect! We found the front desk staff to be business-like. The waitstaff was very friendly, and the meals were all delicious, although one of the buffet breakfasts had food that had sat for too long and wasn't hot. The first day it was hot, but not on the 2nd day. Noticed someone at the end of the buffet line after we had finished our breakfast, and they were ordering some eggs. Wish we had thought to do the same, as on the first day, we had delicious scrambled eggs. On day 2, there were cold omellettes. Anyway, friendly waiters/waitresses, delicious coffee, too. We had dinner there both nights, and all of the entrees we ordered were delicious. We traveled independently, but there were a couple of bus tours there, which seemed to liven things up. The hotel has a fantastic bar area, and there is a nice terrace for dining overlooking the lake. The pool was very cold, but the infinity hot tub was great! Definitely recommended. One morning we had a tour guide (Domingo from Tornado's Excursions) pick us up in his boat right at the hotel dock. We toured three villages with him, and had a fantastic day. Highly recommended!
We also walked to the Atitlan Nature Reserve which is very close to the hotel. They had lots of hiking trails, hanging bridges, a butterfly room, coatis, monkeys, ziplining, etc. A fun way to spend an afternoon.
Hotel Atitlan is the best place to stay on the lake if you're looking for something near (but not in) Pana.

Room Tip: I had read that Room 315 was the only Standard Room on the third floor, so I requested it, and was d...
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

This must be one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. Its not "over the top" but stylish yet simple. A lovely pool area overlooking the lake and lovely rooms.
Simply breathtaking. The meals were quite good and staff friendly.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The Hotel Atitlan is a very good hotel. It is situated away from the main village away form the hustle of town - you can walk to town and back which we did - a portion is on the main road but all part of the experience.
The hotel itself has a tremendous view of the lake - from every room. We were on the 2nd floor in 202 - near the main lobby but no noise at all - and a direct view down the lake - perfect.
The hotel grounds are very well done and the infinity hot pool overlooking the lake is a joy at sunset.
The outdoor restaurant is very nice - The main indoor dining area was a little large for us and any groups at the hotel were set up there so - outside was more intimate and the service was very good however you do wait for your meal - but - think where you are and stop and enjoy! One night was cool so we sat by the enormous fireplace in the bar and they set a place for us there.
This is a good hotel - there is no air conditioning but it is not needed - just open your balcony doors to the fabulous view. There were a few little bugs at sunset - as there are in all similar climates but they are quickly gone. The front desk staff speak perfect English and are only to happy to help you plan your day. The rooms are spacious and bathroom is good with endless hot water. Internet is free of charge - even in the rooms.

Room Tip: Most 2nd floor rooms will have the best views of the lake.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

The Hotel Atitlan is a resort type property about 1 mile from the hectic downtown area of Panajachel. Its location is both good (away from the noise and along the lake) and bad (you need to get to and from the city). The rooms are very nice and all have balconies/patios facing the lake and volcanoes although many rooms have trees and foliage blocking the view. Our room (201) had a perfect view but was right above the main walkway and next to the public areas. The rooms themselves were adequate but the bedding was bad. Very hard beds and pillows were a definite negative. Service was up and down. One desk clerk was fabulous and helpful, the other was rude and unhelpful. Service in the restaurant was very good. The pool and jacuzzi along the lake was a great place to relax. Some publications may say you can walk to town (less than 1 mile) but that is really not true. It is a hilly and dusty walk and I wouldn't recommend it. The good news - the tuc-tuc ride to town costs only $2.50 (two people) and the rides are always available. I would recommend this hotel because it is away from the hectic noise of downtown Panajachel but it would be better if the bedding was more comfortable and they focused a little more on service. Two emails to the hotel have never been answered. Also, the lack of an included breakfast makes it a little more pricey. One very good thing that we took advantage of - if you stay at this hotel and their sister property in Antigua (Dona Leonor) you get a 15-20% discount on both room costs.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor for a better room. You might want to look at the room to see i...
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We spent three nights at Hotel Atitlan to give us a base from which to tour Lake Atitlan for two days. The hotel is 5 minutes, or so, by tuc-tuc or taxi to Panajachel, and not staying in "Pana", after seeing it, was fine with us.
We chose a second floor room in the old section so we could leave the balcony door open at night. And NO bugs.The views of the lake and lakeside gardens were perfect, and we were close to the restaurant, bar, pool and reception area. We had all of our breakfasts and dinners at the hotel. Even though the menu was somewhat limited, the food was well prepared, professionally served and enjoyable., especially on the patio over looking the pool and lake.
We had no complaints about our room. It was a decent size, well maintained and clean. The public areas were nicely decorated and well maintained. The gardens were spectacular with many varieties or orchids and other flowers in bloom, peacocks strutting around, and other exotic birds in cages or sitting on their perches. This area, too, was well maintained and worthy a walk or two. The hotel staff was friendly, very helpful, professional, and most spoke English.
We highly recommend Hotel Atitlan if you are planning to spend some time visiting the villages around the lake and if you are looking for a little peace and quiet afterwards.

Jim and Frida Murray

Room Tip: Second floor in the old section will give you a great view of the gardens and lake, privacy and a sh...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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: £87 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Atitlan Hotel Panajachel
Hotel Atitlan Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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