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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I we went up on a weekend with my boyfriend. The place had a great back story, the decorations are all from a different era, they have decent rooms, and had great customer service. The complimentry breakfast was wonderful.

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Boulder
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Hotel Modelo is a great option for a colonial hotel in Xela. Basic amenities like Wifi and restaurant, charming character to each room. Moderately priced, excellent service, a few blocks from the main plaza. Just out the door are numerous options for restaurants, bars, pastry shops, hipster hangouts, and the surprising bustling nightlife of Xela.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This small 120-year-old hotel oozes charm and is well-kept up. It was a delight to stay here. We loved all of the old woodwork and the decorations. Rooms are adequately sized. Not large but not small. The bathroom is small but functional and the shower water pressure amazing! Breakfasts were quite nice and the location is excellent. The only downside:...

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Seattle
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Just finished a 7 day stay at the hotel. What a great staff and very accommodating. I had a team of 14 medical personnel staying for the week and the staff did everything to make our stay great. I've stayed here many times in the past and was not disappointed. They set up a great buffet breakfast for our team...

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1Thank HearDoc
Guatemala
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights with my partner. A lovely old colonial house about two blocks from the main park in the historic centre of Xela. Very attentive staff and a nice choice of breakfast. The free WiFi worked well and the room was very comfortable with a powerful and hot shower. The room also included a flat screen...

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1Thank Leigh_Whitworth
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Had a wonderful stay, the hotel is vintage clean and beautiful, right near downtown with lots of restaurants! But besides the location and cleanliness the staff was extremely helpful! I became ill and they provided translation for a doctor and even made a trip to the pharmacy for me! 5 star service all around. My room was on the street...

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Poole
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I stayed in this hotel as base for my expedition to Volcan Santa Maria over 2 days and it's conveniently located near the centre of the city of Quetzaltenango. Just take care of the traffic outside as it can be busy sometimes. Inside the hotel looked it was of vintage style with comfy settees at reception, a restaurant, computer with...

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Guatemala Department, Guatemala
Reviewed 31 May 2015

There are not a lot of choices here in town so keeping that in mind Hotel Modelo is in the top few. Old rustic hotel with history. Rooms are ok...service is very friendly. Very good restuarant too. Prices are economical

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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

This very old hotel should be proud of its history, the problem is that it looks as if that means no upgrades or maintenence. We had a room next to the kitchen, no soundproofing, so kitchen noise and smell was our wake up call. The family we traveled with had a street view, and a lot of noise from the...

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Dayton, Iowa
Reviewed 5 April 2015

After 65 countries, including Africa and India, and 7 continents this was the worst. The bathroom sink was coming off the wall, the shower sprayed all over except on me because is was old and rusty, the room was the same temp as outside at night-in the 50's- no heat and hotel is located on the busiest street in town...

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joedelbusto, Gerente at Hotel Modelo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, After reading it, we have checked every shower head, sink and toilet in the hotel to make sure they are in adequate condition and have started a programed monthly revision to make sure this doesn't happen again. We are also working on improving our communication with guests to make sure they are comfortable...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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
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  • 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: $77 - $102 (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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