My partner and I spent 3 nights at the Mikaso Hotel in San Pedro last week. The hotel had expanded since I had last seen it 2 years ago. I remember it looking very "unfinished" back in 2010 so it was a pleasant surprise to arrive at a pretty nice place for a 2 star hotel.
The rooms are basic - no frills there. Two bath towels - that's it. No end tables or TV. However, the beds were very comfortable and the duvets must have come from North America and they were fabulous. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The facilities are much better than expected.
Breakfast at the hotel was great and the cook Sandra even came in early our first morning as we had to make an early, early appointment in a village across the lake. It is the first time my partner has had "eggs easy over" that actually were done right. Prices are really affordable - gin and tonics for $2, a wonderful breakfast for $4!
The terrace is wonderful for suntanning and relaxing. Umbrellas on the tables, 2 jacuzzis, pool table, hammock and the best view of the lake. We could hear the ducks "running" across the lake as they moved out of the way of the local fishermen. I thought it would be noisy as it appeals to a younger crowd than us but it was quiet at night and only got noisy around 8 in the morning which is very decent.
We loved the place, thought the ambience was fabulous and would go back in a heartbeat. We just hope the lake doesn't keep rising or Mikaso will find themself "in" the lake instead of right "on" the lake. Definitely convenient and worth checking out for the price.
- Also Known As:
- Mikaso Turismo y Aventura San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mikaso hotel & Restaurant is the ideal place for those who love nature and calm. Built in a colonial style with spectacular views to Lake Atitlan. The hotel has 11 rooms with private bathroom. We have a dorm specially designed for groups or large families. Our hotel offers multiple services such as Mediterranean Food restaurant, resto-bar on the terrace roof, laundry service, a relaxing garden on the lake's shore and private dock. ... more less