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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I stayed at Hotel Modelo for one night. The manager (Jose?) was very nice. My bus arrived in the evening, and he was kind enough to send a taxi to pick me up. That was nice. Next, I requested a "quiet room" and was put in a room NEXT TO the kitchen, and across from the hotel restaurant. It was...

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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Very few hotels in the world have the spirit of true hospitality, when you feel like you are at home. Here I felt wholeheartedly welcomed. The hotel is proudly owned by the same family for four generations! Here you will see the owners dining together with guests, chatting with you and trying their best to make your stay not just...

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Reviewed 13 October 2013

If you want to stay in the city of Quetzaltenango here one of the best, close to the central park, a big colonial house, with restaurant, little garden, big rooms, very good prices, very good service, if you are going in to a hike the next morning they make your boxlunch! Manuel a super nice person and oll of them,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Spent four days in Xela visiting a relative and needed a comfortable, place to stay. The rooms were a bit musty and the beds were rock hard. They charged for more than a single bottle of water a day, which was a suprise. Breakfast was good and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. Understand that you are in Xela...

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Morgantown, Wv
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Nearly everything was wonderful at the Hotel Modelo. The staff were extremely gracious and helpful. We were provided unlimited pure drinking water which was greatly appreciated. The dining area was a great example of classic Xela charm. Breakfast was delicious with many great options and service was outstanding all around. The wi-fi generally worked well in the halls and lobby...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2013

the modelo is an ideal choice for Xela. as a family of 4 we had enormous adjoining rooms with 4 beds and it included a wonderful breakfast at a very modest price. the hotel is the oldest continually operating hotel in Guatemala and has been in the same family for generations. it is perfectly located with numerous good dining options...

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Avalon, California
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This hotel has been operated by a family for three generations, and is a great place to stay in Xela (also known as Quetzaltenango). The rooms are spacious and clean, and have recently added flat screen TV's and upgraded amenities. The included breakfasts are very good and made to order (eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, fresh juices, fresh fruit, yogurt, etc.)....

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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 June 2013

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in a top of the top hotel. The people that work there really make a you feel important, from the bellboy Jose(who by the way speaks very fluent English) to the family that has been running this nice hotel for years will make you feel very well at home.The...

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I've been travelling for 5 months now and wanted a place to relax and regroup before getting back on the backpacker trail. Hotel Modelo was the perfect haven. The staff are so friendly and attentive and are always smiling. The breakfast selection is extensive and very tasty and the rooms are spotlessly clean. If you're looking for modern, chic rooms...

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U.S.
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Hotel Modelo is a simply gorgeous, elegant hotel (at a very reasonable price) - the artwork and furniture, the accommodations - spectacular. Breakfast is included in the price. The owners are something like 3rd generation and take great pride in their hotel. The sense of family while there is evident, though it's easy to keep a low profile and relax...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: RM239 - RM319 (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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