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Carretera a San Antonio Palopo, km 6.8, Santa Catarina Palopo 07011 Guatemala
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 in Santa Catarina Palopo
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Welcome to Casa Palopó. Perched above spectacular Lake Atitlan with a view of three volcanoes and located in the Guatemalan Highlands, Casa Palopó offers two distinct brands of romantic relaxation for the sophisticated traveler. Choose from the charming and colorful accommodations in the main building, which feature seven spacious rooms decorated with contemporary and indigenous artwork or a more modern outtake in the private villa located above the main building with a private pool, jacuzzi, living room and kitchen. In the main building relax in front of the fireplace in our hotel living room or enjoy a gourmet meal in 6.8 Palopo restaurant, with elegantly set tables in an intimate cluster. On the glassed terrace, additional tables spread along the wide veranda, 6.8 Palopó is the place to catch an uninterrupted view of spectacular sunsets.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Airport transportation
Massage
Adults only
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
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Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Mar wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri100 contributions40 helpful votes
Hands down one of the best stays! The property is beautiful and each room has its own design. There is also a 3br villa located at the top of the property, it has a pool and spectacular views. We absolutely loved our room, the Catarina Suite, we stayed four nights, it was very spacious with a huge terrace overlooking the lake and volcanoes. The hotel staff was very attentive and friendly, food is delicious and the drinks are awesome. The front desk arranged our trips to visit the other towns on the lake. This is a place I will never forget and cant wait to be back to. Perhaps the best in the lake.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have beautiful views but the Catarina Suite is epic!
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Response from Gerencia Casa Palopo, General Manager at Casa Palopo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind and nice comment. We were delighted to have you at the hotel and that you have chosen Casa Palopó for your stay. Hope to see you soon. Rosa
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Jimmy-k130 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom42 contributions21 helpful votes
This is a breathtaking hotel set high up looking out over the volcano flanked Lake. This is by far (from what I can see) the best hotel setting in the area. I stayed for 4 nights, which is an optimal length. Rooms 🛏 - STAY IN THE VILLA!! This is a separate 3 suite property set up from the main building. - Master Suite Atitlan 🚨where I stayed has the best view hands down and is set upstairs in the villa, so is quiet and secluded with its own private staircase. - My room had a gorgeous four poster bed, dyson hairdryer, large tub and shower looking out over the lake and different pockets of relaxation like the desk, seats, and balcony. Absolutely stunning. i do think the safe and fridge need to be replaced as neither worked. - The villa has a gorgeous living room, downstairs bathroom, smart kitchen, and a great balcony area, on top of the private balconies with sun beds and chairs. - 🤿 Do not waste time at the other pool, come to the infinity pool to relax and drink rose. 🍷 Food - Many reviews suggest the food is not good. I disagree. I agree that the menu is somewhat limited however they are very accommodating, and will make dishes on request and you can also order from the lunch menu (Tuna Tartare is a must). - The waiters’ English can be limited but I loved Jairo who was proactive and was always thinking about ‘what next’. - Wine list is pretty reasonable with good global coverage, but many wines weren’t available or chilled so be sure to check in advance so not to be disappointed. - A suggestion here for mgmt would be to have waiters equipped with recommendations and more detail on the dishes and how they come. I would also say to the chef (who I met and was lovely) that he should come out to greet guests every evening as it is a nice touch and people can give feedback. Sometimes, less is more when it comes to dishes…. - Breakfast is great with lovely fruit and bread complementary. Other than that, avo toast is different here and DELICIOUS. Activities 🥾 - The hotel can organise certain tours but they are a) well over double what you can source yourself in Pananchel, and b) limited in offering. - I would recommend mgmt consider improving their offering here or at least partner with other providers to widen the offering. Reception could also do with Concierge with good English to help guests more actively. General - Gardens are stunning, lush, and have nice private seating areas. I raised some of the improvement areas to Rosa, and she was most open to improving and very eager to understand. I must say overall this is an incredible hotel where I would love to get married!! A small pts would make this a 5.5 rather than a 4.5. Excited to come back in the future!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Master Suite Atitlan is the best
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to write and for your nice and helpful commets, I hope you made it safe to La Antigua. Please let me know if you got your coasters. We were very pleased to have you as a guest at the hotel, and a great pleasure to meet you. Please come back for your weadding!!!
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Rodrigo J wrote a review Mar 2022
Guatemala City, Guatemala2 contributions
An amazing place with a spectacular view, but the restaurant offers a poor service and even worst food. Even when the hotel is as unique as the location, can’t find a reason to eat there again. Local restaurants may offer an absolute better culinary experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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EKW1989 wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom47 contributions54 helpful votes
Casa Palapo was the first stop on our honeymoon and what a fantastic start. It’s a beautiful hotel with stunning rooms. There was a great selection of in room amenities, I loved the soap/shampoo they had. Also never have I had a Dyson hairdryer in a hotel before, loved it!! All the staff were super friendly, the food was delicious. Hands down one of the best gluten free breads I’ve had that they served with breakfast. On hearing it was our honeymoon the manager even sent us a little something to our room which was great. The view from the infinity pool was out of this world (although it is a bit of a climb to get there but wasn’t an issue for us - just don’t forget your sunglasses before you head up there!!) The hotel is quiet and remote which is great to relax but equally town is only a short tuk tuk away (which you can book at reception) if you want to try somewhere else for dinner Finally - the views at this hotel are simply stunning! Highly recommend if you visit Lake Atitlan
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Gerencia Casa Palopo, General Manager at Casa Palopo
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your kind comment. We were delighted to have you at the hotel and that you have chosen Casa Palopó for your honeymoon. We hope to see you again for your anniversary.
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Vanessa N wrote a review Dec 2021
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Stayed 2 days and 1 night at Casa Palopo with a few girlfriends and we had the best time. The staff was so helpful and accommodating our whole stay. Our room was beautiful and spectacular and the service was top notch. It felt like we were in a family owned and operated luxury resort. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Atitlan. The views are unparalleled and the cocktails delicious!! We even coordinated a boat ride with the front desk for one of the days. This is a great place for quality R&R.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Gerencia Casa Palopo, General Manager at Casa Palopo
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your kind comment. We were delighted to have you at the hotel and that you have chosen Casa Palopó for your vacation. Hope to see you soon. Rosa
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PRICE RANGE
US$276 - US$561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
casa palopo hotel santa catarina palopo, casa palopo santa catarina
LOCATION
GuatemalaWestern HighlandsSolola DepartmentLake AtitlanSanta Catarina Palopo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Palopo
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Palopo?
Nearby attractions include Hotel Atitlan Gardens (5.1 km), Lago de Atitlán (4.4 km), and Atitlan Nature Reserve (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Palopo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Palopo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Palopo?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Palopo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crossroads Cafe, Cafe Loco, and José Pingüinos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Palopo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Casa Palopo have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Palopo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Palopo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Santa Catarina Palopo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casa Palopo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Palopo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Casa Palopo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.