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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Hotel Chi-ya ticked all the boxes and more for our stay. It MADE our stay. My partner was looking for somewhere to live and work for a few weeks but we loved this place so much we stayed for 2 months! We were backpacking on a budget but staying for 1 month worked out the same per night as the...

2Thank Heidi B
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Hotel Chi-ya is an interesting little hotel just out side of San Pedro heading to the Village of San Juan. You can easily walk to the hotel from either village. This is not a hotel as most would be used to. The property has 7 or 8 rooms and small cottages. You are however on the side of a cliff...

1Thank Antigua G
Panajachel, Guatemala
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Spent 3 nights here in one of the cabins and were in-love. Definitely wished we could have stayed longer. The views from the cabins are incredible and the cabins very spacious with beautiful interiors/exteriors.. Barry, who built them is an incredible artist and staying in them made us nearly forget we were in Guatemala -- there were a few minor...

1Thank StillWithWanderLust
Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2014

My husband and I rented one of the 'apartments' at Hotel Chi-ya for the month of April on the recommendations of many TripAdvisor reviews and the advice of a person we met by chance in San Pedro. We were not disappointed! Our 'apartment' was the top level of a three-story building set on the same site as the cabins the...

Thank Gail H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Cabinas Chi-ya can be hard to find, but that's because they are tucked away alongside the lake. They are located just outside of San Pedro - an easy walk from the central square out of town to the cabins. Or a quick tuk-tuk ride which can be easily flagged from the main road. The cabin we stayed in was spacious...

Thank LLTravels
Oakland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We arrived early from Antigua and saw one bungalow it was lovely right down by the lake. I have a bum leg and the stairs would be an issue, so they had another bungalow coming open but the people were not out yet. So Lilliath had us put our suitcases in her office and we returned to our suitcases in...

Thank DeliaLop
Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I found Hotel Chi-Ya (meaning, in the local Mayan dialect, hotel on the lake) on my serendipitous walk to San Juan, after several sleepless nights in party-loving San Pedro. Once I saw what could be mine for $16/night, I did not leave until I left Atitlan altogether. It is an oasis with enough silence to study in and a view...

2Thank SocklessJ
Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Be careful!! I let fall on the floor a necklace in the room (which was my boyfriend gift before the holidays) and forget to pick it up when I left the room. TEN minutes later, I go back to keep it back, BUT I didn't found it. I was very disappointed and I don't understand how my jewel could have...

Thank benlapopoulos
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Having visited many times at Panajachel, this visit to Guatemala we went to San Pedro La Laguna. San Pedro is accessible by boat or by car. San Pedro is the home of many spanish schools with San Pedro Spanish School being the best. If you want to study Spanish at a quiet place by the lake with the best of...

4Thank terrykeithsmom
Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Set inside a hill between San Pedro and San Juan, with an excellent view of the lake, this is the best place I stayed at in Guatemala. Imagine waking up to this view through huge windows every morning. I didn't ask for any food, but had a cabin with a little kitchen which was rather well equipped. You have to...

5Thank guy s

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Hotel Chi-ya

Address: San Juan La Laguna, Km 175.5 | entre San Pedro y San Juan, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Pedro La Laguna
Price Range: $22 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“the rooms seems to be better value for money than the cabanas”
  • view from the balcony!
 of 5 bubbles alexsO8761GC, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Variety to choose from so best choose your own when you arrive”
 of 5 bubbles 2XKiwisTauranga, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you travel alone the rooms at the entrance are very good and simple with working wifi, If you choose a bungalow you can have a variety of amenities depending on the one you book. You can have a bathtub, or kitchen or a place with several beds to accommodate a group of friends or family. Call ahead and ask specifically about what is available.”
 of 5 bubbles 281amyd, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I would take the rooms on the first floor, corner room. King beds, bath tub, hot water, huge deck, furniture everything.”
 of 5 bubbles Antiguatraveler, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Take the apartment at the top of the property. Incredible. Just incredible.”
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 of 5 bubbles SocklessJ, 27 Jul 2013 | Read review
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