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Guanajuato, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would love to give this a better review because the staff is so kind and helpful. But it goes beyond quirky and approaches the non-functional. No hot water in shower, electrical wiring that looks dangerous, crazy restrictions on where you can walk. Food mediocre. The location and view are great. It is presently for sale. Maybe a new owner...

Thank sumacmexico
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights at La Casa de Don David as we explored some of the local Mayan ruins (Tikal and Yaxhá). It was the perfect base of operations, on the border of Lake Petén Itzá in a peaceful and scenic location. The room was spacious and clean (we went for the premium option) - the shower wasn't particularly...

Thank nmezza
Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place! $37/night included one meal each day--and they didn't care if you chose breakfast, lunch, or dinner. All meals excellently prepared. I stayed here because its location in El Remate put me only about 40 minutes from both Tikal and Yaxha. My guide, Marlon Diaz (owner of "Em Guatemala Travel"), met me at the border as I...

Thank LosAngelesTraveler89
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were simple but had nice touches like weavings and a hammock and candle on the balcony. Showers good. The garden is full of birds which are fed. Hummingbirds drank nectar from a feeder by our breakfast table - the restaurant has a great view. The included meal was great, I had lake fish. The zip wire that takes...

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Lander, Wyoming
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I used this hotel as a base to visit Tikal and Yaxha. It served that purpose and adequately met our needs. Strengths - very friendly and helpful owner and staff; fascinating unique construction and equipment in the hotel. Ask to see the Toucan Express operate! The location is well situated to visit Tikal and Yaxha. Challenges -...

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Lockport, Illinois
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The place has a very friendly staff. It offers one free meal a day, and you can choose if that would be breakfast, dinner or a packed lunch. It is very convenient, because many tours around the area are with sunrise which will make you miss breakfast, or you may need to leave early and miss dinner. The location of...

Thank Vaida C
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I stayed here in November with some friends. It was our first time in Guatemala and had come to the area to visit the Tikal and Yaxha sites. The staff were so friendly and helpful - they helped us find a guide and gave us advice on the area. The hotel gardens were full of exotic birds and the plants...

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The Dalles, Oregon
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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...

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

I David speak for all of the staff and appreciate you praise. We enjoy having nice guests like you folks. Also want to say you choose the right guide for Tikal. I have watched Roxy grow up here from her early childhood thru good and bad years and am happy to see her doing such good work and making this...

McAllen, Texas
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...

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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

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...

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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...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: RM245 - RM579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Premium rooms are further away from the restaurant and as such quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles nmezza, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't know if one room is better than another; I was in room 6 and it was fine, with three single beds.”
 of 5 bubbles LosAngelesTraveler89, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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