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Yat B'alam Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Copan
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Boutique Hotel”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed at Yat B'alam in January of 2013.

We only had a day and a half in Copan and wished we could have stayed longer. Had we known how lovely the little village and Yat B'alam would be, we would have planned to stay longer.

We did the ruins which were really great (get the guide as they are fantastic) and we were amazed at the good (and cheap!) food that you could get all over Copan.

The Hotel staff was wonderful waiting around for us to finish our white knuckle drive in pitch blackness to get there from SPS (recommendation: There are small flights all over Honduras, use them. Driving and rental cars are rough going, and the ferry to the bay islands are awful). The staff was wonderful throughout, the town was charming, and rooms were sweet and cute, as well as reasonably priced.

Loved this place very much.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

My daughter and I were extremely pleased with everything about Yat B'alam. The room (one of 4) was comfortable with great beds, fridge, TV, and access to a large selection of DVD's. It was nice to find a big bottle of water restocked in the fridge every day. Small gesture, but very thoughtful and helpful. The bathroom had a roomy shower with great hot water and pressure. One afternoon a delicious large fruit plate was brought to our room, compliments of the hotel. It's the little things. . .

The ambience of the small and intimate hotel was lovely with beautiful bright colors and plants. There was a nice lounge area overlooking the narrow cobblestone street below. The gift shop was excellent and a place where one can purchase very nice quality gifts for a reasonable price. Breakfast was not included, but the small restaurant with just a few small tables (two of them streetside) served fabulous food. . .breakfast baleadas, avocado, fruit, several types of pita and bagel menu items, delicious coffee, tasty baked sweets, all at a good price. All hotel personnel are friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Rina, who managed our reservation and manned the front desk as well as helping out everywhere else, was absolutely gracious and helpful with every single detail including planning of tours, etc. Every single person seemed to go out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

I appreciated that the location was not directly on the town square, but a couple of blocks away making for a quieter sleep. Also, we were just steps away from two of our favorite restaurants: Twisted Tanya's and Carlos's great little cheese, sandwich, and wine establishment. What a treat these both were!

We will definitely return to Copan (magical) and will look no further than Yat B'alam---SO glad we chose to stay there!

Room Tip: We were very fond of room #4 as it was not directly on the street. Others might prefer a streetside...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I can't say enough about how great this hotel was. We had one of the front rooms. It had a queen sized bed and two single beds. Their own description of the smaller beds make them seem small, but my dad had no problem sleeping on one. The balcony was pretty small, but it was still nice to have.
There was a mini-fridge, powerful air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, strong wi-fi that allowed me to check my email and upload photos, and it was all supported by a backup generator. The power went out frequently, but everything kept running (unlike at Don Udo's where the only things that kept working were the lights).
The bathroom was also really nice. There was plenty of hot water, and the water pressure was great. The whole building is only about 5 years old, so everything is fairly modern.
The cafe downstairs was good. The breakfasts at Don Udo's were a bit better, just more authentic. The coffee was delicious, and it was super convenient to have the cafe right downstairs.
The staff was amazing. They were soooo friendly and helpful. We spent time just chatting with them, getting to know them, and asking their advice about what to do. We had a little bit of problem connecting with this one tour guide to take us to Ipala and Esquipulas in Guatemala, but the owner worked it all out for us. She called him and his family to track him down and sort out the details. It turned out that he was in Guatemala and not checking his business phone until he returned.
This hotel made a huge difference for us. It wouldn't have been the same without Yat B'alam. If we go back to Copan, we will certainly be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights here at the end of September and loved it. So much so that I'm Writing a review which I never do. The rooms are great. Well decorated and well taken care of. There is a cafe in the basement for breakfast before you head out on your daily adventure and security to let you back in if you have a late night. The town of Copan felt safe and quaint even at night there are a variety of restaurants to choose from to appease all tastes and budgets. See the ruins, go to the hot springs or even hike a dormant Volcano in Guatemala on a day trip. Rina can put you in touch with guides and private transfers and whatever you need. I can't say enough about this place. Check it out for yourself and you'll feel right at home.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The staff was absolutely inviting and friendly. They helped us set up tours right away. The rooms were adorable. Copan is small so it was easy to walk around or find a tut tut. Definitely my favorite hotel that we stayed at in Honduras.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed in August at this hotel. The staff was wonderful, very helpful and friendly (if you speak Spanish).
The final touch was when we woke up in the morning after an overnight downpour, there were umbrellas at each door! Nice touch.

The room was comfortable and well equipped, although tight.
Definitely the place to stay in Copan.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Roatan, Honduras
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2013

we stayed here when we visited the Ruins and it was so nice, clean, helpful...We also stayed at another hotel while there since Yat B'alam only had a two night opening and Yat B'alam was better by far and cheaper. You can eat in the little café in the front (we had brkfst there every day) the rooms are lovely, they brought us fresh fruit. At night they lock the gate on the street so it is a safe place to be.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Yat B'alam Boutique Hotel
Address: Calle la Independencia | Barrio el Centro, Copan 00504, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Copan Department > Copan
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Copan
#2 Romantic Hotel in Copan
#3 Business Hotel in Copan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel with 6 rooms. Our cafeteria serves delicious breakfasts, great coffee and homemade cakes. For lunch we offer tasty pitabread sandwiches and salads. Our rooms have hot water all day, A/C, refrigerator, ceiling fan, cable TV, DVD player with free movies, and soundproofed windows. The hotel offers free WiFi, a generator, laundry service, a reading lounge, and private parking. ... more   less 
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