the modelo is an ideal choice for Xela. as a family of 4 we had enormous adjoining rooms with 4 beds and it included a wonderful breakfast at a very modest price. the hotel is the oldest continually operating hotel in Guatemala and has been in the same family for generations. it is perfectly located with numerous good dining options in the immediate area.
the only things preventing me from giving it 5 stars were that the building itself and beds were showing their age and it was quite chilly. however, the place was spotless and these factors simply add to the immense charm of the hotel.
what seperates the modelo from others it the management. we asked to depart a day early in order to visit Atitlan and there wasn't a hint of disappointment or dispute. the world around, it is these family run boutiques that top their respective TA domains that make independent travel so utterly enjoyable. a must stay while in Xela.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1892, set in the heart of Quetzaltenango, Hotel Modelo has proudly kept up with the needs of visitors to Quetzaltenango, conserving its beautiful building intact. All rooms have been decorated with original artwork and regional handicrafts. Hotel Modelo has been a family run establishment since the beginning and four generations of heart put into it have allowed us to understand our costumer's needs and meet them beyond their standards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Modelo Hotel Quetzaltenango