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Pleasanton, CA (Bay Area)
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property had probably the best views of anywhere we stayed in Guatemala and Belize, but the real treat was the in-room dinners. This property is beautiful. Every review will talk about the sweeping views of the volcanoes and the lake. The lush green around the rooms is fantastic. And the rooms themselves are impressive. We stayed in the Balam'Ya... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed there only for one night at the Jade villa. It was incredible. The receptionist is super friendly, her dog - pug Pupichullo, was my favorite part of the whole stay! :) Just kidding. The villa is beautiful, and that view of the sunset, sunrise...OMG! We swam in the lake and then used their hottub to warm up.... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed with my girlfriend at the JADE villa, and it was perfect. The VIEW is amazing, its quiet and soozing. You can order from CIRCUS BAR (the best pizza in pana!) right from your room, or bring your food to cook if you want to. The kitchen is fully equipped to make a lovely meal. The little balcony made... More 

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Switzerland
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

On every review, everyone talks about the beautiful view and I totally confirm it. From Villa Bamboo your don't get the total view of the three volcanoes but still amazing. The Villa Bamboo was filthy. Bed sheets were gray and wrinkled. Had the impression they weren't changed. Told them floor was dirty and asked them to clean room and change... More 

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villasbalamya, Gerente at Villas Balam Ya, responded to this review

Dear lady. We sincerely regret the inconvenience that had, however welcome your comments to improve the quality of our services. Since we are already working to meet the satisfaction of our guests. More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The villas are spectacular, and the lake view is amazing. We were with a group of friends at the Villa Mirador, which is very convenient for a group because it has two bedrooms with bathroom plus two sofa bed in the living room on the second floor. It has a kitchen where you can cook and a balcony with the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in villa Mirador as a group of friends. The villa location itself is stunning with incredible views over the lake. Excellent amenities in the villa, with breakfast prepared in the morning in situ. You can book a private chef to cook dinner for you but this needs to be done 24 hours in advance so give good notice.... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The hotels contains of 4 great bungalows with an amazing view over the lake. It does not have an own restaurant, but they send you someone to cook in your bungalow-kitchen which is an amazing experience and the food was excellent. One of the best food I have had in Guatemala. I can only recommend you to do that. If... More 

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Oroville, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Property is very beautiful. With lush, well kept vegetation. It is right at the lakes edge with awesome views. Order the meals served and made by a local woman right in your kitchen. The food she made was great. Fireplace,balconies,hammocks, all were wonderful. The only drawback was the front desk lady was abrupt with you when you needed anything or... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Villas Balam Ya are near enough Panajachel to go for an ice cream run but far enough to be away from the noise, the crowds and the visual distractions. This place is like renting your own chalet. You will feel at home but with the service that a hotel provides. They provide you with everything you will need including stocking... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
1 review
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

I had heard about the Balam Vilas in its sister hotel Panza Verde in Antigua, which is known as one of the best hotels in the town. The Balam Vila was as beautiful as shown on the pictures; we stayed in one of the houses closest to the water and we had an amazing view over the entire lake and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Villas Balam Ya

Address: Palopo Km 4., Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Price Range: $197 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Balam Ya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Villas Balam Ya Panajachel, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Panajachel
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“Balam'Ya Villa is to die for”
 of 5 bubbles BurgerMonster, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The largest and best view villa is Villa Mirador, but is the highest one, so you have to go down and up to many stairs to go to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles santiagogaleros, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have a great view. Pick a size that suits you.”
 of 5 bubbles 538sherryw, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The Bamboo Villa has two bedrooms that are quite spaious and private.”
 of 5 bubbles MPeabody, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The cottage is perfect for a couple!”
 of 5 bubbles 886JuliaM, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
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