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Hotel Modelo

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17/05/2017 18/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in a top of the top hotel. The people that work there really make a you feel important, from the bellboy Jose(who by the way speaks very fluent English) to the family that has been running this nice hotel for years will make you feel very well at home.The...

Thank Louis D
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I've been travelling for 5 months now and wanted a place to relax and regroup before getting back on the backpacker trail. Hotel Modelo was the perfect haven. The staff are so friendly and attentive and are always smiling. The breakfast selection is extensive and very tasty and the rooms are spotlessly clean. If you're looking for modern, chic rooms...

1Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Hotel Modelo is a simply gorgeous, elegant hotel (at a very reasonable price) - the artwork and furniture, the accommodations - spectacular. Breakfast is included in the price. The owners are something like 3rd generation and take great pride in their hotel. The sense of family while there is evident, though it's easy to keep a low profile and relax...

Thank KarenBonavita
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

It is not the Holiday Inn, but if you want a centrally located old world charm of a hotel, here it is. I've known the place for 20 years now. It is not totally soundproof from the street or the staff talking in the morning, but I do love the place. It is more expensive than it was and the...

1Thank Wolftree
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Modelo was one of Xela's most elegant hotels at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, thanks to good management by family ownership it retains much of its classic charm and efficiency. Of course, today there is the noise of traffic to bear. Select a room if possible not facing the front of the hotel. The dining room serves just...

Thank Lynn U
Atchison KS
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We stayed in room 7. It has a queen bed. Firm yes, the floor would as soft. Bass from a nearby disco was problematic. It was no problem being by the kitchen we eliminated all the street noise. The problem with the high windo mentioned in another review is exaggerated. Clean and retro would recommend. Test the beds first

1Thank arhusker1
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I have stayed here since 2002. Every time I show up the front desk staff welcome me back. I like rooms 6 and 7 because they do not face the street and are the quietest. Others comment that there are screens on the bathroom, not windows, but no one can see in, they are too high. Beds are firm, free...

1Thank lisamano
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This hotel was very unique and convenient to central Xela, but our room was not one I would want again! The bathroom had a "Window" which was just a screen that didn't latch and it opened into the hallway right outside the kitchen door. So anyone walking by was privy to everything going on in the "privy"!!!! All kitchen smells...

1Thank JBtraveler9
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 7 December 2012

This is a nice hotel. Includes breakfast but it is just a basic breakfast, extra for more traditional breakfast. Rooms are spacious, clean and furniture is from 1940s but that adds to the energy of the hotel. Rooms are a bit cold but every hotel in xela is the same. Staff is great, restaurant staff wears traditional aboriginal outfits. Prices...

Thank Vlad_Tapia
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Hotel Modelo, where do you start? The parrots, the typewriters, the motorbikes? This hotel may have some minor issues but it won us over with it's undeniable charm and helpful service. It's near the centre, a couple of minutes walk and so location is great. We took room 11 which was a family room with dividing doors, 4 large beds...

Thank TheRobertss

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $79 - $103 (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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Yorba Linda, California
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“far from the road side”
Kubilaikhan, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 8,9 or 10. Even the hotel is sorrounded by bars, Thursday and Fridays Xela is very noisy.”
haristondo, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room opposite the street.”
martiniusa, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an interior room”
Micahsplace, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Quality televisions”
616isabellag, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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