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Hotel Modelo
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Quetzaltenango
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Some pros and cons for this hotel”
Reviewed 30 March 2009

The price is definitely right, and the location is fine in the sense that the things you would want to see/do in Xela are readily accessible. There was a fair amount of street noise, however. The public areas of the hotel -- the lobby and restaurant -- are attractive, the rooms not so much. The rooms are clean and large enough, but don't have much other than that to recommend them. The parking is very secure. The proprietess is a lovely person who speaks excellent English. Perhaps reflecting my mixed feelings about the place, I was pleased and relieved - I won't go so far as to say surprised - to find in the morning ample hot water for my shower. I would stay here again, but not if I were traveling with my wife, who is more picky. I initially didn't check yes or no in response to "Would you recommend this hotel to a friend," but Trip Advisor requires a response, so I clicked "yes" -- but that would be with full disclosure including the negatives I've noted.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Green Bay, WI
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Modelo for one night (Feb 15, 2009). Our room was on the first floor. The room was clean and the water was hot for showers. A good breakfast is included.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Longueuil, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2008

Hotel Modelo is one of the nicest in Xela. Unfortunately, it is often booked solid because of tour groups. This is what happened to me when I walked in without reservations. Luckily, the hotel has an annex just down the street and there was room there. The down side is that the annex is not as nice as the main building, although still good value for the money and the people at both sites are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and feature typical colonial furniture. A plus is that the hotel serves a free breakfast in the main building restaurant. The restaurant itself is one of the best in town and the local business crowd regularly eats there. The hotel is conveniently located only a few blocks from the main square. At under 30$ a night, this a pretty good deal.

  • Liked — The friendliness of the staff and the location
  • Disliked — The annex is a bit gloomy
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled solo
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San Francisco
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2008

This is a clean and interesting place set in a colonial home.

  • Stayed June 2008
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Property: Hotel Modelo
Address: Avenida 14 | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
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Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango Department > Quetzaltenango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Quetzaltenango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Modelo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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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