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Chelemha Lodge

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Created by a Swiss master craftsman in wood this ecolodge is beautiful, has wonderful views and is ecologically sustainable, Armin who is an amazing cook and his wife Elvira are helpful and welcoming. Apart from protecting the cloud forest,( which has walking trails), and the quetzals they also use their organic farm to help to teach sustainable agriculture to the...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Chelemhá offers excellent hosting and guides, accommodations, food, and of course opportunities to explore the unique cloud forest preserve. Contact them through their website to work out the details of what you would like to do within your visit. For example, from our request, Chelemhá arranged our transportation and a local guide to travel with us. We stayed with a...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We visited Chelemha for just two nights during a tour of Guatemala and Belize. We arrived after the beautiful two and a half hour journey up into the mountains from Biotopo del Quetzal to a warm welcome from Armin, the manager and chef, and from Knut Eisermann from Cayaya Birding who was our fantastic guide for our stay there. Before...

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Luckily, I decided on a short notice to go to that beautifully located place and I was very much enjoying my stay at Chelemha lodge. If you love nature, you have to go there. For me it was the perfect place to calm down and to value the slow way of life away from the noisy cities with their poor...

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Thank Ed O
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Wonderful location, admirable wood construction, very special care from Armin regarding hosting and the quality and quantity of food. A place to contemplate, heal and strengthen. Lucky to be able to visit this place.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is not a usual hotel to review.. This is more like an experience. Let's start with getting there. It's really really way out in the mountains.. You go about 2.5 hours on dirt roads (4x4) and slowly 'services' start to disappear. No more phone signal, no electricity. However, upon arriving you encounter the perfect 'comfort' for a place like...

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

If you're looking for a place to literally get away from everything and relax, this it it! The atmosphere is so relaxing and the entire experience is top notch. For the adventurer I'd recommend trekking in; it definitely gives a great appreciation of the quality of the lodge!

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 15 May 2013

I spent three nights in this place and I really loved it! No TV, no mobile phone and no need at all for both! Just you, yourself and NATURE. And maybe a few other guests, your personal nature(birding) guide and, of course, Armin -your host- taking so perfectly care of you! And after a long day's walking in the forest...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 8 September 2012

By having only moderate expectations prior to arrival in Chelemha, my wife and I were swept away by the beauty of the forest and people. We chose Guatemala as our honeymoon destination, traveling for 17 days. The first and best place we visited on our journey was Chelemha. The accommodations were extraordinary in a serene setting. The guide from the...

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Coban, Guatemala
Reviewed 21 February 2012

In my 11 years living, traveling and working in Guatemala, I've never stayed at a place as ideal as this. In my opinion, this lodge is the best all round value in any natural area of Guatemala. The food is amazing. The lodge is spotlessly clean. The trails are well maintained. A few days ago, the lodge began to offer...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Chelemha Lodge

Address: Chelemha Cloud Forest Reserve, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Alta Verapaz Department
Price Range: $60 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Take the one with the view to the valley on the first floor.”
392edo, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Only four rooms available, all in the main house so I don't think there is any difference. It is better to go as a group, that way you kind of have the 'house' to yourself.”
Roukiat, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“Tip: I had not charged my camera's battery before we went to Chelemha and was not able to do it there. I was disappointed that I missed out on some fantastic photos.”
rpowell, 6 Feb 2012 | Read review
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