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Catamaran Island Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Under Expectations”
Reviewed 10 April 2007

The hotel is not what it seems to be.

Standard "huts" as what they call "special rooms"

No TV nor phone in the room. Just a very old AC Machine that has a very tiny gap among temperature degrees u can play with. Bathroom was made for very small (maya) people; it was just a nightmare to take a bath in there.

BAYGON bottles are always there for killing tons of mosquitoes that are just waiting for fresh skin to feed of!!!!

Restaurant is quite far to be a 2 star hotel restaurant in the zone - if you are lucky enough and u can get any means of transportation, u can go to other surrounding hotels (specially the ones near the legendary castle) to get some descent food and service at a very considerable price.

Size of the pool is too depressing and entertainment is a word they do not know at all.

This might be a good location just for elderly people or guys that just want to sleep by listening to sound of river waves under the room.

I must give this site a 3 or 4 out of 10 as my final grade!!!!

  • Liked — the view from the rooms near the river
  • Disliked — restuarant and service in general
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2007

The Catamaran Hotel was overrated both on this site and in the Lonely Planet. The cabins were tired looking, slighly uncomfortable and had the potential of lots of bugs as implied by the standard can of Raid in each room.

The pool area is nice, and the bar is a good spot for a drink. The restaurant is far from high-end, but the food is edible.

The hotel has a large marina that is used by yachtees who frequent both the pool and bar.

For the price, the hotel is decent.

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Catamaran Island Hotel
Address: On the Rio Dulce, Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Catamaran Island Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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