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Hotel el Arca de Noe

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Pressbaum, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Arca de Noe was one of the most positive surprises on our 3-week Central America trip. What a precious gem! This boutique hotel was decades ago designed and built by an Austrian but was a few years ago taken over by a brilliant local couple – Pedro and his wife. Nobody could do better than they, we were impressed by... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Although we did not stay in Santa Cruz la Laguna we did stop by to take a look at the digs and have a quick bite at the restaurant. The owner was nice enough to let us look at the cabins and talked to us about a possible future stay! We loved how quaint and lush this hotel is overlooking... More 

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2 Thank Patty G
Carrboro, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2016

my wife and i had a great time at this beautiful, peaceful site... the staff was helpful and friendly, the food at the restaurant was tasty and authentic, the sunrise over the lake was breath taking... my wife (who doesn't love boats) even sorta liked the boat trip over

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Hotel Arca de Noé is in Santa Cruz la Laguna on Lake Atitlan. I was determined to stay there when I read that Santa Cruz has no road access and could only be reached by lancha. That sounded like my kind of destination. Tours Atitlan, who have a base on the premises, arranged for me to be picked up at... More 

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Comox, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Wish I had the cabins over to the right with patios. Mine had a couple of chairs down on the grass. Bed comfortable did not get any hot water out of the shower. Staff friendly but communication early in the am can be a bit off due to language issues. Staff clean room maybe a bit too early, one day... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Locally owned and ran, Arca de Noe is a great choice for a relaxing stay on Lake Atitlan. The hotel consists of individual cottages built of stone and wood, simple but lovely. Four are located lake front with views over the lake. While other reviews have termed them rustic, they are a big step up from budget hotels in Central... More 

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Monrovia, California
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

literally steps from the dock at Santa Cruz.. this little hotel is perfect for the laid-back travelers. We had cottage B3, which is furthest from the lobby and has a nice sized private patio. The room was large but sparsely furnished.. one more lamp in the room would have been nice. The hotel provided citronella candles every day, and the... More 

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1 Thank Sarah E
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

My friend & I stayed 3 nights at this hotel, and took full advantage of the services that Pedro & his brothers offer (e.g. birdwatching, hiking & exploring the area). The location is ideal, and the cottages are in the MOST scenic spot. The hotel is accurately defined as "rustic" so it is not for the luxury traveler. While the... More 

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1 Thank flyingtoucan
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

before i had arrived here i paid $30 deposit in order to get room b3 but i ended up in room b2 which was kind of disappointing seeing how room 3 had more privacy and i asked in advance with email proof that room b3 was to be given to me and i though i would be ensure with a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Arca de Noe is situated immediately to the left of the Santa Cruz dock, making it really convenient to get around the lake. The views from our room were incredible: we could see the lake immediately below us and two volcanoes on the other side. Accommodations were tasteful and standard. One star off for cleanliness on two fronts: our toilet... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arca de Noe Hotel is a gorgeous place to stay in Lake Atitlan - we're famous for the most rustic and eco-friendly style hotel, and even with the best lake front cabins to relax!There are more elegant hotels in the region. There are certainly more expensive places to stay, but no hotel at any price can match Arca de Noe's quiet ambiance.The hotel has ten rooms, five with private baths with very hot showers! our hotels runs with 100% solar energy system! and help the environment. At our Hotel we have a Restaurant, Free Wifi, Transportation, Day tours and Hikes and many more activities. 100% local family owned - Spanish, English, and French are spoken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel el Arca de Noe

Address: Main street next to the main publick dock, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range: ₹ 2,188 - ₹ 4,855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“I live in the first room next to the restaurant, there is wifi signal in the room!”
 of 5 bubbles lomoody, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in other hotels offer fewer spiders, roaches and scorpions.”
  • One of many, many spiders....Several like this daily.
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 of 5 bubbles Traveler_from_London, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you can't get a bungalow, forget it”
 of 5 bubbles encor, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles PattyG899, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“cottage 3 is probably the largest room (it has a queen sized bed and a single bed), with a private patio and farthest from the dock.”
 of 5 bubbles SarahE64, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
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