Reviews

Tomasz S

Very nice location of the object, beautiful view of the lake and volcanoes, nice garden. Very tasty food. Helpful staff. The standard of the room is typically Guatemala, meaning the average. Overall positive impression, good value for money.

agataluz

Hermoso lugar, a orilla del lago Excelente, el lugar es hermoso, las habitaciones son comodas, espaciosas. La comida es exquisita!!! Tuve la oportunidad de convesar con Don Domingo, el Chef y la verdad que elabora sus productos con mucho cuidado, cariño y ademas calidad gourmet. La mayoria de las personas alojadas en otros hoteles vienen al Hotel Arca de Noe para comer una rica cena o almuerzo. Todos son muy amables y hablan español e inglés. Es de resaltar ya que en "La iguana perdida" el personal sólo habla en inglés y estan en un país de habla hispana. Tienen servicio de Wifi pero es unicamente en el salón comedor (no así en las habitaciones). La conexion es muy buena. El hotel cuenta con un muelle privado por si quieres darte un baño en el Lago. SIn dudas volvería!

unmancia

Si tienen la suerte de andar por el Lago Atitlan, van a sentir, sin lugar a dudas, toda su energía y magnetismo como símbolo vivo de la cultura maya. Si tiene más suerte, quizás, puedan darse una vuelta por Santa Cruz La Laguna. Santa Cruz es un pequeño pueblito, de los 12 que se encuentran a orillas del que muchos consideran el lago más lindo del mundo. Unos metros a la izquierda del muelle hay una parada obligada para los amantes del buen vivir y del buen comer. Se trata del Restaurant Arca de Noé. Los va a atender María, con una cordialidad que dan ganas de abrazarla, y por una ventana de la recepción se puede ver cocinando a Don Domingo. No hace falta buscarla con la vista, el aroma a comida deliciosa, los lleva solos. Estos dos mayas de la etnia kaqchikel, hacen del lugar una maravilla por su cordialidad, dedicación y sapiencia. La magia del Atitlan vive en ellos. Y ellos son tan generosos que la comparten con quienes los visitan.

Dheeraj Saluja

"I stayed here for five nights while I took Spanish language lessons at the Santa Cruz Spanish School. I stayed in a lakefront bungalow and the view was nice. The bungalow was simple and had the basics of what I needed. It is accurately described as rustic. I ate at the restaurant several times, but not for dinner. I had breakfast and late lunches, and I enjoyed the food. The wait staff was nice and also patient considering my limited Spanish skills. As another reviewer noted, there is a hostel nearby and you can sometimes hear music and laughter in the evening - particularly around dinner time. However it doesn’t carry on all night. There seems to be pretty strict adherence to noise rules in this village. Overal, I would recommend, and would return here if I come back to Lake Atitlan."

Mark2019

"A Wonderful Hotel" My wife and I stayed here for 9 nights in January 2019 and will be coming back in 2020 for sure. We stayed in one of the lakefront bungalows which are right on the water, set in a beautiful garden, with an unparalleled view of the Lake. The bungalows are spacious and well-designed. The hotel is located near the dock for easy transfers and access to the tuk-tuks to visit the village of Santa Cruz on the top of the hill (and the excellent Cecap restaurant there). Paulina and her staff (shout-outs to Rosa, Andrees mayor, Andreeus menor, Margarita, Manuela and Rosa) were very helpful accommodate our every need and cleaned the bungalow whenever you request it. The chef in the restaurant is very accomplished and the 90 quetzal set dinner is always worth the price if you have a big appetite (but we didn't every night). The view from the restaurant is lovely and the vines planted attract hummingbirds in great numbers. Santa Cruz is quiet and laid-back but there are plenty of activities available: hiking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddling, visits to other towns on the lake by launch, studying at the Santa Cruz Spanish School. There is noise in the bungalows until 9 p.m. from the Free Cerveza Hostel, so if you want to retire before then bring some earplugs. Don't let the comments about spiders or insects disturb you, we saw none at all except in the garden. We can't wait to go back next year.

Mark2019

"A Wonderful Hotel" My wife and I stayed here for 9 nights in January 2019 and will be coming back in 2020 for sure. We stayed in one of the lakefront bungalows which are right on the water, set in a beautiful garden, with an unparalleled view of the Lake. The bungalows are spacious and well-designed. The hotel is located near the dock for easy transfers and access to the tuk-tuks to visit the village of Santa Cruz on the top of the hill (and the excellent Cecap restaurant there). Paulina and her staff (shout-outs to Rosa, Andrees mayor, Andreeus menor, Margarita, Manuela and Rosa) were very helpful accommodate our every need and cleaned the bungalow whenever you request it. The chef in the restaurant is very accomplished and the 90 quetzal set dinner is always worth the price if you have a big appetite (but we didn't every night). The view from the restaurant is lovely and the vines planted attract hummingbirds in great numbers. Santa Cruz is quiet and laid-back but there are plenty of activities available: hiking, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddling, visits to other towns on the lake by launch, studying at the Santa Cruz Spanish School. There is noise in the bungalows until 9 p.m. from the Free Cerveza Hostel, so if you want to retire before then bring some earplugs. Don't let the comments about spiders or insects disturb you, we saw none at all except in the garden. We can't wait to go back next year.

Vivian S

We loved the place! This hidden gem is amazing, so peaceful and relaxing. Just what we wanted after a couple of traveling days. This place gives you the best view over the lake, even when it’s dark. In combination with the lovely people, beautiful garden and good food, it’s the best place you can stay!

Davidmtoronto2018

"I stayed here for five nights while I took Spanish language lessons at the Santa Cruz Spanish School. I stayed in a lakefront bungalow and the view was nice. The bungalow was simple and had the basics of what I needed. It is accurately described as rustic. I ate at the restaurant several times, but not for dinner. I had breakfast and late lunches, and I enjoyed the food. The wait staff was nice and also patient considering my limited Spanish skills. As another reviewer noted, there is a hostel nearby and you can sometimes hear music and laughter in the evening - particularly around dinner time. However it doesn’t carry on all night. There seems to be pretty strict adherence to noise rules in this village. Overal, I would recommend, and would return here if I come back to Lake Atitlan."

SIOBHAN D

I didn't stay at the hotel but enjoyed the restaurant a few times during my stay in Sanata Cruz. The food and drinks were delicious, I especially enjoyed the breakfast. The view is beautiful, surrounded by goregous gardens.

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