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Casa Nostra
Ranked #1 of 11 Livingston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Casa Nostra was what made our stay in Livingston really amazing. The host/owner Stuart is probably the most welcoming person you will ever meet and on top of that his cooking is brilliant and the pizza the absolute best in Guatemala. The place is at a great location, very clean and you just feel relaxed and at home. In short, Casa Nostra is the place you definitely want to be when in Livingston.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed here over New Year's for three nights and had a fantastic time. The owners are incredibly welcoming, hospitable and helpful with information and services. Our room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. The place is on the water, and although the rooms don't have a view, you just walk out of the room and into a yard, where you can sit or hammock and enjoy the confluence of Rio Dulce into the Ocean, all this for an unbeatable price. Best of all Stuart is an amazing chef, and we ate almost all of our meals right at Casa Nostra! Best deal in town for sure!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

It was like all of a sudden i had a brother that lived in Guatemala. Stuart and his wife were incredibly helpful, they planned our days for us. We got to see 'La Cuava Della Tiger'(amazing swimming in a cave) even though the tours were not running that week. Its a small place so book ahead if you want to guarantee a room, hopefully they acquire afew more soon. And yes the pizzas are truely the best...Stuart has to order days in advance in order to get the best ingredients. Livingstone(Guatemala) is a better place with people like Stuart there and i really hope that some of his ideas for the local community and wildlife are listened to and acted upon.... Thank you Stuart and Solidad

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 night and really enjoyed our time here. Stuart and his wife Solidad were excellent hosts making us feel very welcome. The pizzas were excellent, so even if you don't stay here, go for the food. The little restaurant at the back was right on the water and a great place to chill in a hammock and have a couple of beers. Being Livingston, the streets are noisy so be prepared to be woken up by dogs and roosters through the night- but you will find that wherever you choose to stay! Highly recommend this place especially for those who want to avoid noisier party hostels.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Kingscliff, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Livingston is a must stop place on your travels. Casa Nostra a great place to stay. Rooms are basic , clean and great value. Stuart is the perfect host and producer of some amazing food. I stayed 8 nights but as always time to move on.
Thanks for the great chats Stuart and introducing me to some memorable Livingston moments .

I have a feeling we will meet again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stuart is a really good host. We spend good times in his "Casa". He gave us good advices for our visit in Livingston and for our trip. You can also taste his famous pizza and ceviche ! You'll not regret your stay in Livingston ! Thanks Stuart. Wendy & Marine.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

This place is just perfect! The food is amazing and Stuart is a really fantastic and helpful host. The rooms are really clean and you get a lot for your money. Ask Stuart to make your dinner from the fresh local seafood.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Casa Nostra
Address: About 500 Yards From the Municipal Dock | Calle Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a boutique Inn offering the best food in Livingston from Seafood, Vegetarian dishes, incredible Pizzas and curries, pastas. We have 3 private rooms and 2 suites with air conditioning. All rooms have 2nd floor balconies overlooking the bay, river and mountains, we are located on the river at the mouth of the Rio Dulce where it meets the Caribbean. Our back yard is the river, we offer outdoor hammocks a new 2 story dock, outdoor riverside dining. We make every thing fresh from scratch, buy our seafood, Calamari, Shrimp and fish daily off our back dock and always have fresh fruit and vegetables for our liquados, vegetarian and vwegan dishes, salads and freshly prepared dishes. You will feel special here and enjoy the tranquil setting, peace and quiet and still be within a 4 minute walk from the center of everything. I can help arrange jungle walking tours, fishing trips, Cooking classes, snorkeling trips to Southern Belize. Enjoy the local waterfalls or White Sandy beaches. We also offer Kayaking and fishing in the Bay or river. Anything you want, just ask. I will make sure you get the most out of Livingston and enjoy your time here. ... more   less 
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