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Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel

1 Avenida Lote 1 In Front of the Beach, El Paredon Guatemala
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#2 of 9 Speciality lodging in El Paredon
Swell is a Surf & Lifestyle hotel with a laidback spirit, located on the beautiful and untouched black sand beach of El Paredon, Guatemala. Swell offers a rustic, yet elegant and cozy barefoot boho-chic atmosphere for travellers to gather, kick back and share in our small piece of paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Jane M wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a lovely week at Swell. Our room was tucked away from the pool, with its own little patio. Good air conditioning which was a relief in the hot and humid weather. Nice clean pool, very nice staff, short walk to the beach. The most outstanding thing about the hotel was the food which was really delicious, fresh and interesting. Definitely would recommend anyone to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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santiagogaleros wrote a review Jul 2021
Guatemala City, Guatemala146 contributions54 helpful votes
Swell is an excellent, if not the best option in El Paredón. The design of the hotel is very beautiful and relaxing, and the service is excellent. Also, the food in the restaurant is delicious. Definitely looking forward to going again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: The best rooms are the ones facing the pool.
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gonguimorales87 wrote a review Apr 2021
Guatemala City, Guatemala14 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed there for 2 nights and the facilities, staff, food, SUP tour and surf lessons were AMZING. Definitely coming back. The property has everything and it’s very well maintained. The only thing is that you have to pay cash because otherwise they will charge you with an extra 7% for using cc. They should give you an option such as Zelle or direct bank account ti make payment. 9/10 - excellent 🔝🏄‍♀️✨
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lushatitlan123 wrote a review Jan 2021
Antigua, Guatemala20 contributions
Great location. Really great service. The owners really want you to be comfortable and happy. Cozy, romantic and stylish rooms. Everything is done to create a wonderful stay. Thank you so much! We love Swell!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RVoswinckel wrote a review Sep 2020
Hamburg, Germany165 contributions26 helpful votes
Upscale from the surfer hostels of El Paredon the Swell is a nice place to spend a few days. It is about one row of houses off the beach. A Canadian and his French female partner own and run the place and take good care of their guests. Specially the 4 “Swim-Up Suites” right on the pool with A/C and a small seating area inside and on the pool are very comfortable and good value. The showers as of all the rooms are outside and tropical (watch for mosquitos at times!). There is one other room with A/C and then some without but most of the time ok with a little sea breeze. A couple of upstairs rooms have steep ladders! The pool is large and clean but could use a partial shade. The food prepared by an American is really good and a very pleasant surprise. The public area with high tables and stools to eat and another area for communicative lounging is outside. A table with real chairs to eat would be nice. Would I go again YES (if I could bring my little dog!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$62 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GuatemalaEscuintla DepartmentEl Paredon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, El tiburon, and Soul Food Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of El Paredon.