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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The hotel design and details are outstanding. It takes you back in time without leaving the comfort of modern days. Service is exceptional and breakfast is great. Each room is very nice also. Definitely surpassed my expectations.

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chicago
Reviewed 23 April 2016

In my 20+ years of traveling this hotel is among the top two worst hotels I've stayed at in the world, and the worst in Guatemala. Xela does not have that many hotel options and this one actually is much more HOSTEL than hotel. I entered to check in and saw the dark lobby and all its tired furnishings and...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Over the last year I've been coming to Xela every few weeks for work. The Hotel Modelo is my first choice. Maria Eugenia, Jose, Marla and the rest of those working at the hotel are always extremely welcoming and helpful. The hotel is superbly located just a few blocks from the historic center. The rooms are basic but very comfortable...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Decent location, I assume one of the more luxurious ones in xela. Not the cheapest accommodationm. We preferred this over hostel stays. Clean and safe. Friendly staff. Very good location close to city center

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Guatemala
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Even it is an old hotel, it has been fully refurnished. The service is excellent. It is very well located, close to everything in Xela. Try the vegetarian breakfast. Highly recommended.

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Thank haristondo
London
Reviewed 5 February 2016

It has the feel of another, kinder, less stressful age: the staff are charming, the rooms are adequate (a good word used by another reviewer), the central location is excellent -- so too is the value. An altogether good experience.

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Stayed here for over a week as part of a workshop. The family that owned the hotel was incredibly accommodating for all of us, providing great breakfasts each morning and bar service in the afternoons. Rooms were clean, showers were hot, and the hotel has a very nice, historical atmosphere. The owners are also great at setting up transportation and...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night in Dec 2015. Our room was clean. hot water in shower. Very close to the Central Park. Nearby amenities include Pasaje Enriquez, which houses several bars with live music being played. Breakfast was included in our rate and we had our choice of omelette or desayuno chapin (typical guatemalan breakfast). LCD tv. We were very adventurous...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Hotel Modelo is a pleasant, centrally-located hotel. Rooms were functional and adequate, if nothing to get too excited about. Beds were comfortable, and the rooms were clean. The hotel has a funky décor of old typewriters and office-machines. If feels like there is a lot of history here. The staff was good and helpful. Rooms in one part of the...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed it very much. The hotel is somewhat dated but compared to other hotels in Xela this one stands out. Very comfortable, reasonable rates, good breakfast (included) and free parking which is important when traveling by car. Hotel is family run and soon will be in this family for 100 years. Owners speak...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1892, set in the heart of Quetzaltenango, Hotel Modelo has proudly kept up with the needs of visitors to Quetzaltenango, conserving its beautiful building intact. All rooms have been decorated with original artwork and regional handicrafts. Hotel Modelo has been a family run establishment since the beginning and four generations of heart put into it have allowed us to understand our costumer's needs and meet them beyond their standards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Modelo

Address: Avenida 14 | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango Department > Quetzaltenango
Price Range: $72 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Modelo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Ask for room 8,9 or 10. Even the hotel is sorrounded by bars, Thursday and Fridays Xela is very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles haristondo, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room opposite the street.”
 of 5 bubbles martiniusa, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an interior room”
 of 5 bubbles Micahsplace, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Quality televisions”
 of 5 bubbles 616isabellag, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back, away from the street are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles BobS965, 30 May 2016 | Read review
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