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Km 4 carretera hacia Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá, 07011 Panajachel, Guatemala – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 42 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hotel Villas B'alam Ya.
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Canoeing, Hiking, Cycling, Diving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Massage, Hot Tub, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Laundry, Ironing Service
Safe, Shops (on site), Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 8 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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All around fabulous villa, Rosa the housekeeper was most helpful and friendly , enjoyed the breakfast . Going into Pana was easy via tuk tuk , we enjoyed being out of Panajachel .
The amazingView, awsome staff
The view was breathtaking, our villa was beautiful, service and food excellent.
Physically challenging to get there, and very steep location, so going out by boat, car or walking was challenging.
Everything was great, staff was amazing and facilities were good with free wifi, movies, hot tub, kayaks, etc. Only negative was distance to other things. Pana or a nearby larger hotel will cost you $9-$18 US each way, depending on where you want to go. Small price to pay for this amazing place though!
Beautiful room with an impressive look of lake Atitlan, beautiful gardens. Hotel 4 kilometer outside Panajachel (close, but not too close) Kayaks to visit the lake are available (not extra-cost). The other personal was very friendly and helpful.
The Manager, Leslie seemed very rushed when we arrived to the point that did not received us in the reception area, very odd, as people from Guatemala are very friendly and welcoming. Later on we found out that there were movies and a cell phone, available upon request.
I would think the view from our cottage (Bamboo) is one of the most spectacular of any place on earth. The design to capture that view is perfect. This setting needs promotion.
Great location, grat views, an stylish decor and a refined architecture of the cabin.
The beach is nice but there are much nicer
Stuff, rooms are disgusting and filthy
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Jade cottage. The views were breathtaking, the rooms were lovely and clean and the cooking was delicious. Leslie was incredibly helpful, always answering her phone, and was able to answer any questions we had, helped us arrange meals, tours, and shuttles. Everyone who works there is kind and helpful, we had an amazing experience and hope to return! :)
Everything. You will feel like you are in your private home in one of the most beautiful / relaxing settings on Earth. Private security guard roams the area 24/7 (not that the area seems dangerous at all) but he's also there for any questions. You really feel like family staying in a guest home, the staff will take such great care of you, the owners puppy "Frida" naps in the shade throughout the 4 villa grounds. Kayaks are available for guest use free of charge. Renovations were top notch, better than a Hilton Garden style in the U.S. My wife and I have traveled to Italy, Turks & Caicos, and this destination matches both with the "take your breath away and relax" factor.
No mosquito net around guest bed (it would have been so nice!), in late July this was a necessity. Luckily we had repellent spray.
Distance from town and available transportation.
We stayed in El Mirador and our friends stayed in Ba'lam Ya--both were clean, spacious,comfortable, beautiful and had gorgeous views of the lake. We highly recommend having their chefs come and cook dinner--every bit of it was delicious and more than worth the price!
Internet was a problem--we only had it for one day (out of two) and was very slow when we did have it.
I loved the layout, the way it is landscaped and the views from the room. Coolest little kitchen with an unbelievable view of the lake, two and half walls in the kitchen are all window, then it extended into a private outdoor patio and on the other side it connected the bedroom and kitchen by a balcony.
Can't think of anything to complain about.
Spectacular Villa with an even better Staff!! Thanks so much to the Manager Lesley and Rosa who took such great care of us everyday!! Will be back soon!!! Mark B.
beautiful location; privacy; good staff
wifi could have been better
Amazing location and site near but not in Panajachel. Spacious and well appointed Villas. Excellent staff, lovely grounds, and great cooks available for private dining. Manager excellent at explaining resources and arranging for drivers and private boat as needed. Excellent views from all areas of unit.
Not for people with mobility issues. Minor maintenance needs to be done - cracked sink in bathroom, thatch coming off roof in spots.
Beautiful place. Very tranquil. The kitchen was fully stocked with all needs. The staff come to your place to make breakfast. It is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you are looking to be close to town this is not the place to stay. It is a bit of a trek.
Very beautiful, you could not ask for a better place,or for better assistance in anything you want to do. This is at least 8.99 to me.
Walking the many stairs and no hand rails on the boat dock
Waking up to the view of a volcanic lake outside my window was spectacular. Comfortable and modern villa with a cozy fireplace stocked with firewood. Food and drinks available to buy or optional local cook to make a meal in the villa was a nice perk.
Caution: name is not El Gran Jaguar. It's called Villas b' Alam Ya. Excrutiatingly difficult to find without the correct name. The manager, Leslie, was not particularly helpful. Appeared annoyed mostly.
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