We stayed at Casa Amelia on two occasions in January - on arrival in Guate before going to Tikal, and on return from Tikal. The hotel is right on the lake-front, and is close to everything (that's not hard, Flores is not a big island). Our first room was quite small, but had the advantage of opening onto the rooftop deck, where you can spend hours watching the comings and goings in the street below, and on the lake, aided by a delicious margarita or two from the bar downstairs. And the sunsets...! Our second room was a lot bigger, on the second floor, with lake views. Staff were very helpful, and arranged our transport to Tikal, also a taxi to the Aktun Kan caves at Santa Elena - the taxi driver was happy to wait for us to do the cave, then bring us back, at very reasonable cost. Airport transfers as well.
The little restaurant/bar downstairs is great for breakfasts, overlooking the lake, and has a small menu for other meals. The next-door restaurant, Casa Maya, which I believe is owned by the same people, has a full menu and is worth a try.
Our rooms were clean, with plenty of hot water, and were equipped with aircon and ceiling fans. There is a jetty in front of the hotel, and, I believe, a beach around to the right, although when we were there these were under about 3 - 4 feet of water due to recent heavy rain. However I did have a swim in the lake - the surprisingly crystal clear water was an ideal temperature for a swim.
We would certainly come back here.
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