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Davis, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Arca De Noe for over 3 weeks and had a wonderful time. The staff is kind and generous and the rooms are very good for the price. This is located in a primo location for catching the boat to anywhere or hiking either direction. We are so grateful to Pedro and Paulina and all the staff who...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Santa Cruz is generally very quiet as you can only reach it by boat. The hotel is not luxurious but has comfy rooms just by the lake with great views over to the volcano. Each room has a little terrace with chairs outside and you can just sit and enjoy the boats coming and going to the nearby jetty. The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Wow.. I wish we didn't leave this place!! How I loved having my breakfast looking at the hummingbirds in the beautiful gardens and with the most stunning view of the lake. The energy of this place is incredible, and that's mostly due to our hosts and staff. Paulina helped us so much and even gave up 2 days to help...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 29 November 2016

What I like: Location: With lake view in my room. Although it is close to the dock, the room has good soundproofing, I don't feel noisy at all. Setting: The whole area is surrounded by beautiful plants and tree, making me feel like staying in the forest. Everyday I woke up, was brushing teeth next to the nature and having...

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Cottonwood, Arizona
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This shore side hotel is not only conveniently located right off the boat dock at Santa Cruz and has some of the best views of the lake. Each room gives you a chance to relax and enjoy Lake Atitlan in comfort. The evening meal is well worth the experience. The food is cooked to perfection and carries great presentation. No...

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London
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our room was under attack from huge spiders, seemingly constantly. The owners said the spiders don't bite, and we shouldn't worry about them. My wife and kids didn't completely agree. Then there were the scorpions and the roaches. See the photos I have posted. And the restaurant is right next to where the Tuk-tuks park, right by the main pier...

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Tours-atitlan, Manager at Hotel el Arca de Noe, responded to this review

Dear Traveler From London, I am so sorry to hear about your experience at our Hotel. I am sure you are a well experienced traveler, for giving us such a review. At the mean time, our hotel is advertised as a rustic hotel, and huge garden and sometimes these insects can enter the rooms with not prior notice. We do...

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in September 2016. Pedro and Paulina, the owners, are an amazing couple. The staff were great and they were so patient with our lack of Spanish skills. They even taught us some. The food at the restaurant was so good and so plentiful. We loved the ambiance of the place. It is in a beautiful location with...

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London
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This hotel was well located, however the last boat is around 7;30PM and I missed it. So I had to pay about 30 dollars to get a private boat. you should be careful. This place is 2nd or 3rd stops from panajachel which is not too far. Room was nice and the view was really good. I like the bar...

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rio dulce, guatemala
Reviewed 11 August 2016

we'd been told how nice the bungalows were, but unfortunately none were available for our dates. all the rooms on their web page looked acceptable, so we booked. big mistake not viewing prior to paying. this must have been a storeroom the day before, basic beds, no end tables, lamps, only 1 towel (two guests), no drinking water offered. the...

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Tours-atitlan, Manager at Hotel el Arca de Noe, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you did not have great experience at our hotel. We have checked the room and have fixed the issues that you had, unfortunately if you would have told us your concern we would have been happy sort the issue for your confort and enjoy. I just want to let you know that we have new...

Reviewed 10 June 2016

We've been coming here for years. Right on the water, gorgeous rooms, great service, delicious meals. Nothing compares to being right on the lake. The family that runs this place is so helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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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 

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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: $42 - $91 (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.
  • Yes, a scorpion too...
 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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