The Tree House and it's private bathroom were a wonderful space. We loved just relaxing on our private deck and the quiet. The view was spectacular. It was clean.
You really have to eat your meals there unless you want to go all the way back to Antigua which is a bit counter intuitive given that you wouldn't want to leave the tree house. Dinners are on a scheduled time and you have to sit and eat with all other guests. Great if you're traveling solo or wanting to meet other young people, but not so much if you want privacy/alone space.
The staff were a bit too high strung (again, fine if you want to meet other young people, but not so much if you'd prefer a quiet and relaxing time without having to make small talk).
Dinner was served 30 mins late. The meals were also too pricey as far as Guatemala standards go AND they didn't mention a tip that they automatically added to our bill when we were checking out. I'm happy to tip, but they should have informed us that, or passed a jar around after the meal, or simply added it on to the meal that already had a pre-determined price anyway.
Also I had to walk back up to the reception area to request towels for our bathroom.
Getting to the location from the closest van drop off point is steep and on un-smooth paths -- we didn't have any warnings if not we would have carried packs vs. luggage cases.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Earth Lodge is a rustic retreat located about 20 minutes by car from Antigua. We are known for our intimate setting, our amazing home cooked meals and our clean comfortable rooms. Perfect for nature lovers, Earth Lodge has one of the best views in Guatemala with 3 volcanoes visible in the valley below.Earth Lodge has a full restaurant and bar, serving breakfast and lunch from menus and a family style dinner each night. We are a family friendly establishment, with a full playground and field for children to play. There is ample hiking in the surrounding farm fields, plus a wide array of board games, books and movies to keep you entertained. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Earth Hotel Antigua