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“Excellent value, amazing service, just not near the lake”
Review of Hotel Primavera

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Hotel Primavera
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Reviewed 16 March 2009

I arrived in Pana without a reservation on a Saturday afternoon and found the two hotels that were first on my list were both booked. Those both were off the main street, and I picked them to avoid a noisy location. I ended up at the Hotel Primavera because other passengers on my shuttle were staying there and said their guide books recommended it. It was a wonderful experience.

The room was very modern, with a small TV, an internet conncection, and an up-to-date bathroom that included a glass-enclosed shower stall with amazingly hot water that seemed to be unlimited. The towels were high-end and very soft. The room was very clean and well-cared for. My room, #5 overlooked the main street, and it was just a couple blocks from Pana Rock, a bar that played loud music until well after midnight. If you're looking for a quiet room, choose a different one. I was fine wearing earplugs, but a barking dog in the street woke me up in the morning.

The staff was very helpful and friendly. I spoke Spanish with them, but they did a good job speaking English with a couple who didn't speak much Spanish. They had lots of good information for me about the lanchas (boats) that take you to other cities around Lake Atitlan. I wasn't leaving until 4 pm on Sunday, and they put my overnight bag in a locked closet so that I didn't have to drag it along with me as I went exploring.

The posted price was $30 U.S. per night for one person and $40 for two people, but they gave me the room for $20 U.S. ... cash. That was probably because it was around 5 pm on a Saturday night, and they had few prospects for filling the rooms. All in all, it was the best value I've ever found in any of my travels. I've found rooms at that price, but NEVER one so clean, modern and charming!

It is on the main street that leads down to Lake Atitlan, and the street is lined with restaurants, shops and street vendors. The only downside is that it is on the far end of the street, about 7 or 8 long blocks from the water. I don't mind walking at all, so it was no problem for me, but there was definitely no lake view, and it would be a far walk for someone elderly or not in very good shape.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 July 2008

Found it based on tripadvisor.com. I traveled with my husband and two teenage daughters. Had everything teenagers like: tv, on the main shopping/coffee shop strip, and a decent bed. The showers are fantastic. We were in a room directly over the street and i was worried about the noise, but it wasn't terrible. I think latin america tends to be loud, anyway, so i am more used to it possibly. We stayed on a sun and mon night, also - and i would believe that the weekends would be a bit louder. I thought it was a great value. Part of the deal is parking for an extra 20Q a night at the Texaco station which is just a few blocks away - secure and close and we had no problems. I would definitely stay there again for the price. It is a good place to head out from on day trips, etc.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank desertmidwife
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Reviewed 1 June 2008

I couldn't book this hotel online but i kept it in mind when we arrived to Panajachel. It was right in the beginning of Calle Santander - the main street in the city and we had no problems with getting a room. I am very picky when it comes to chose a room but the front manager showed us at least 4-5 rooms before we settled with #8, it's on the second level with a fireplace and it's own private staircase.
Rooms are spacious with big windows and nice beds. Hot water was present at all times.
The hotel doesn't have a parking space but they let us park a car right in front and kept an eye on it when we went on a tour around Lago de Atitlan. The hotel also has a very nice restaurant and a great souvenir shop.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2007

My wife and I just spent three nights at this small well appointed hotel and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The staff could not have been kinder and helpful Special kudos to Carmen, Marta, Enrique and Orlando. My wife had a bad accident in Chi Chi and we were whisked away to a hospital in Solala and cared for like we were old friends. The hotel could not be more convenient to everything. It is right on the main drag next door to restaurants ,bars, internet cafes ,and is a people watching pleasure. Room was large clean, hot water all you want. I would return there anytime and send all my friends and fellow trip advisor members.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank poppyseed11
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Reviewed 7 August 2007

After many trips to Guatemala and specifically to Panajachel, I have to say the Hotel Primavera is quite simply the best value for money hotel for anyone. It is wonderfully located, perfectly clean, the beds totally comfortale, the help able and willing. The owner is German and it shows in all the details!! I heartily recommend this very pleasant, clean, safe and romantic hotel.... to anyone!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PanaItalia
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Reviewed 12 May 2007

This hotel is right on the main street and most of the rooms face that street. Weekend traffic is constant, loud, and full of diesel and gas fumes. If you stay on a weekend, be certain you have one of the few rooms in the back, or better yet, stay at a more secluded place off the main street.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SanFranciscoBill
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Reviewed 6 May 2007

Primavera Hotel, though simple and spare, is very comfortable, clean and centraly located in Panajachel. The rooms facing the street can be a little noisy at night, but the inner rooms are quiet. The bathrooms are small, but clean and functional with hot and cold water. The rooms have TV with a host of satelite stations. The staff is very nice and helpful. All in all a very nice, low key hotel and a good place to stay for a day or a week.

  • Stayed: May 2007
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Thank anrubins
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Additional Information about Hotel Primavera

Address: Calle Santander, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
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Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Panajachel
Price Range: £19 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Primavera Hotel Panajachel
Hotel Primavera Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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