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Hotel Gringo Perdido
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in El Remate
Reviewed 2 January 2013

The hotel sits by a beautiful lake, with the best sunsets ever. The hotel was all booked for that day when I walked in without a reservation, so I got to stay at the owner's apartment upstairs, which is large, ventilated and has a huge bed. Very clean as well.Staff is very pleasant and they make a wonderful fresh hibiscus juice. The food is high quality and I got to try typical Guatemalan flavors. It is about 40 minutes from Tikal, which was my main destination, but there are "coletivos" to and from towm from early in the morning, so I did not have any problems getting around. I wold recommend El Gringo to my friends.

Room Tip: The upstairs apartment was very comfortable, with a large varanda and beautiful lake views.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

I visited the Gringo Perdido with a group of 40 other people. They were very pleasing to work with and the staff was very nice. The cabins were great for our large group and were some of the better accommodations we experienced while traveling through Guatemala. There was the normal amount of bugs but compared to others, none at all! The food was great and always served promptly. It has a great location & the lake is perfect for swimming, got to love the hammocks available next to it. And even more perfect, I always felt safe there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We liked the secluded, rustic feel of gringo perdido. The location is really nice.

This said there is nothing reallygreat about the Hotel itself.

We paid $90 a night for 2 with breakfast & dinner. However the hotel and meals did not merit such a high price.

The food was mediocre and the rooms were a bit too rustic for the price - especially the electocuting shower.

Maybe if it's really really hot and you want to swim all day this place would be for you. But if you are mainly there for tikkal, we think that mon ami is a better value with it's $30 rooms & better food.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

I spoke to Anne on Thursday to reserve two cabin rooms for the following day. She took my credit card information to confirm the reservation however, unfortunately, after a long trip we arrived to find one of the two cabins occupied. We were offered the available room for $135 including breakfast and dinner for three of us. For a small-dark room this was about $70 over-priced. It's a nice location with great access to the lake but I don't recommend making plans to stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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3  Thank CA-PRO
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

This hotel is truly a gem...peaceful, beautiful and with great food. It is not for the true budget traveler but if you can afford to splurge for a few nights, this place is amazing. Right on lake peten with great swimming and great hiking nearby. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank brihavey
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Reviewed 25 January 2009

Hotel Gringo Perdido is a nice, natural, hidden lodging near El Remate, between Flores and Tikal. It's nice to be away from the more compact Flores but overpriced Tikal. Gringo Perdido is naturally gorgeous - we had our own private dock with hammocks on the lake. The food was good though it was international fare so it wasn't quite typical Guatemalan food if you crave local fare. But it was good and included in the price.

Perhaps the only negative of staying there was that there weren't many staff around to assist with arrangements or even to talk to. The staff were very nice but knew absolutely no English and if you're Spanish isn't good it can be a struggle to communicate. Based on the website and prior correspondence, I was under the impression there would be more staff to help arrange transportation and what not. Also, the website makes it appear as though a lot of people stay there and they do indeed have a lot of space. But, for two nights there were only 4 of us and the last night it was just myself and my husband. While the solitude was GREAT, at times you almost wished there were a few other people around. So I wouldn't make it a complaint, just different. It's also about a 35 minute walk to the town, El Remate, so you really are on your own here. They have two dogs that act as watch dogs and friendly companions while you stay there.

At night the stars are bright, wildlife comes alive, and it's a serene experience. So if you like peace and quiet and natural surroundings, this is a great place. I would recommend it for anyone like this type of experience.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Reserva de Biosfera Maya, El Remate 17022, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Peten Department > El Remate
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Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in El Remate
Price Range: £52 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hidden gem of Guatemalan tourism, Hotel Gringo Perdido is a tranquil, ecological paradise located off the quiet shores of Lake Petén Itzá in El Remate, Petén. Gringo Perdido is an ideal place to get in touch with nature, appreciate and learn about Guatemalan culture and visit many of the breathtaking archeological sites of great international prestige. ... more   less 
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