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La Casa De Don David

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The Dalles, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A few times over the years I've stayed a night coming or going in Flores and once before in El Remate, but generally recommended that folks stay in the park at Tikal to make the most of their visit. I realize that some folks have more than 1 night in the area and want to stay in more than one... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed here 1 night before visiting Tikal. Small Town Charm. We took a horseback tour arranged by hotel the evening we arrived, which was wonderful and cheap. This place is just by the lake, we even met the owner which turned out to be a wonderful older gentleman. Room was simple, but we really didnt visit El Remate/Tikal to... More 

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LCDDD, Owner at La Casa De Don David, responded to this review

We thankyou for a pleasing review. Since you were héroe in The los seas on II am not sure if you just walked in and recieved our off season low, low Price. Hope you will tell others that this is The place to be in El Remate and walkins usually get a room. thanks David Kuhn More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed several nights with our 6 & 8 year old kids on the road to and from Tikal. This was the best hotel we stayed in on our 3 week trip through Guatemala. The rooms are clean, spacious and have AC. My kids loved the huge garden were they could run around and disturb anyone. The owner Don David... More 

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LCDDD, Owner at La Casa De Don David, responded to this review

We aré happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. You were here for the beginning of our slow season so I had some time to show The kids a few things. The season is slower than ever these days so please tell others there's a 95% chance of getting a room by just walking in. This gives a bigger Thanks... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed here for two nights. Really wonderful property. Beautiful garden facing the Peten-Itza Lake. Nice and clean rooms with very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended if you want to visit Tikal.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This hotel is just wonderful, and I'd highly recommend it as a place to stay in El Remate, and as a base for visiting nearby Tikal. It is splendidly situated on the eastern shore of Lake Peten Itza, and whilst its accommodations and restaurant are just brilliant, what really stood out for me were the large and tranquil gardens full... More 

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LCDDD, Owner at La Casa De Don David, responded to this review

Thanks for an honest review . We have recovered from the hurricane and are now in our slowest visitor month. please tell other possible visitors that most days you can walkin and get a room at a very low price Hope to see you again in The future David Kuhn More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stay for 2 nights (at first we want just one :) ) nice and clean hotel with very friendly, helpfull and funny staff. Good food, good services and mainly good price for that. Close to tikal ruins.(about 15min by collectivo taxi) We can say the best hotel what we visit in guatemala. We can realy recommend it. And of... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed here for two nights as a family of four with our teenaged children and the only thing we regret, is that we didn´t have enough time to stay longer. Perfectly located to visit Tikal and Yaxha (we did both), beautiful property and view of the lake, clean rooms and bathrooms, very friendly and helpful staff, breakfast and dinner... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

La casa de don David has the perfect balance between comfort and nature. The place is built respecting the surroundings, the nature...you can enjoy the lake view during the day and enjoy a drink in the terrace during the sunset. Don't miss" La ceremonia del fuego", a beautiful way they honor their Maya traditions.

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

After a two-night stay, I phoned my wife to say we have to return together. It's the best value for money i've encountered in seven trips throughout Guatemala. Beautiful grounds, clean comfortable room, and good food at fair prices. Frequented by Guatemalans, which I take as good sign.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent location, pleasant staff, great views, comfortable rooms, great value for money when compared to Flores. Make sure to ask for rooms that are not under the restaurant. Also ask the restaurant to go light on salt. Free water, hammocks, awesome place.

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Located just 15 min. From the entrance to Tikal, we welcome you to our little piece of paradise. Don David, Yohana Rodas (Administrator)and staff have lots of helpful information, services and tours. The hotel has 13 rooms with private bath, hot water shower, fan or A/C with one meal included (breakfast)and free limited WiFi in the restaurant, and a guest computer also available. Bottled water is free to our guests. Enjoy typical Guatemalan and international meals in the restaurant from 6:30 am to 9 pm overlooking Lake Peten Itza. Our recently added Maya Garden Fire Show is unique and special featuring the largest Maya fire ring in the world. Relax in a hammock on your varanda or in our Gazebo or view the sunset or birds, from our observation deck, featuring the Toucan Express - a 200m zip line providing drink service to the deck. Learn about exotic fruit and plants in our large botanical garden and walk around of the Mayan Sacred Tree (la Ceiba) circle showing the four cardinal directions. On event nights feature the 266 meter ring of fire show for all groups staying two nights or more in the large Maya garden. We will try our best to make your stay pleasant! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Casa De Don David

Address: Route to Tikal | in Downtown, El Remate 17022, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Peten Department > El Remate
Price Range: $80 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“We chose the premium rooms in order to have ac and a quieter location.”
 of 5 bubbles hopefulist, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi only in the restaurant, I believe. Our room beneath the restaurant was able to pick up signal.”
 of 5 bubbles davehQ6721HT, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“Wifi from the rooms is sketchy, but fine from the restaurant. Transportation is easily arranged. You get a food voucher for one meal a day.”
 of 5 bubbles NatureMyth, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Wife is expensive in Guatemala and is limited at Don David's place.”
 of 5 bubbles josephw658, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All room are in a good setting.”
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