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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful peaceful spot with great views over the lake. We stayed one night in the cabin with jacuzzi (for only $35!) and then a couple more in one of the slightly cheaper cabins - still with an amazing balcony and views over the lake. The perfect spot to relax between lake town visits. 15 min walk (or a short...

Thank TrujilloDonald2010
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Chi-ya is a lovely retreat from the craziness of San Pedro. It has beautiful views of the lake and I highly recommend taking the canoe out for an hour or so. The location is half way between the two villages, taking about 15 minutes either way. Note, if you do a tour to Indian Nose, our tour agency picked us...

Thank Calli S
Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 June 2016

When we arrived (with a reservation), nobody seems to be there. Finally a man popped up and it turned out he was the husband of the owner. But he was not used to receive guests... So it was not a warm welcome. But the rooms were very comfortable with a great view across the lake for a reasonable price!!! Lot...

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 15 March 2016

One of the best places to stay in the Lake, chilled, beautiful view, amazing and friendly staff and I can honestly say this is a jewel! Also, you can get any tuc tuc drivers phone to drive you to and back to san pedro if you want to party out but don't wanna stay in a Party hostel. Definitely worth...

Thank Walter R
Roatan, Honduras
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I lived on the lake for 1 year so knew this place existed. But when we got there it was breathtaking! We got the top apartment that had a full kitchen which is great if you plan to stay more than a few days. A huge wrap around deck. Ceiling to floor windows in the bedroom. If you want to...

1Thank Lisa M
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We found this lovely spot after deciding to leave the hustle and bustle of San Pedro. It is absolutely gorgeous and secluded. It was a wonderful way to enjoy the lake with stunning views of lakes and mountains. It's a quick walk into town to San Juan. We loved spending time in San Juan - a quiet town that feels...

Thank M M
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We stayed in an apartment which was huge with fantastic wrap around deck. We found it very relaxing and a great place to sit out on the deck and take in the lake views. Owners left us to our own devices but were on hand if needed. We had a fridge and full cooking facilities so it was very nice...

Thank 2XKiwisTauranga
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a single night but wish it could have been a lot longer! The views from the cabin are undoubtedly the best in town, with a perfect view over the lake and Indians Nose. The cabin itself was huge with panoramic windows so you could even kick back and relax inside if you preferred. We stayed at...

2Thank shunterd88
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stayed here for two nights. It was great. You should stay here too. The bungalow: - three beds (!) - large private deck - full kitchen - living room-like space - hot water shower - roof-top sitting area (sort of - accessed off the main path) - very private and spacious - gorgeous views - very clean Extras: -...

1Thank AnnaWPP
Reviewed 20 February 2015

For people who are used to or interested in an Eco lodge this hotel is my pick in Guatemala. I have stayed with them repeatedly, and I'll continue to do so because the quality and privacy of their property allows me to sleep, relax and always see new animals or birds. They have very nice rooms that are close to...

1Thank Amy D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Hotel Chi-ya

Address: San Juan La Laguna, Km 175.5 | entre San Pedro y San Juan, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Pedro La Laguna
Price Range: $23 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hotel Chi-Ya Guatemala/San Pedro La Laguna
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“the rooms seems to be better value for money than the cabanas”
  • view from the balcony!
 of 5 bubbles alexsO8761GC, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Variety to choose from so best choose your own when you arrive”
 of 5 bubbles 2XKiwisTauranga, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you travel alone the rooms at the entrance are very good and simple with working wifi, If you choose a bungalow you can have a variety of amenities depending on the one you book. You can have a bathtub, or kitchen or a place with several beds to accommodate a group of friends or family. Call ahead and ask specifically about what is available.”
 of 5 bubbles 281amyd, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I would take the rooms on the first floor, corner room. King beds, bath tub, hot water, huge deck, furniture everything.”
 of 5 bubbles Antiguatraveler, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Take the apartment at the top of the property. Incredible. Just incredible.”
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 of 5 bubbles SocklessJ, 27 Jul 2013 | Read review
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