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Kawilal Hotel

Avenida Puente de la Gloria, Riveras del Rio Michatoya, Amatitlan 01063 Guatemala
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Kawilal Hotel opened on March 25, 2013. It is the first LEED-NC - GOLD certified hotel in Guatemala, and second in Central America. The hotel was built next to Kawilal Spa to provide hospitality for our guests. The hotel has 6 single rooms (1 queen size bed) and 12 double rooms (2 queen size beds). The complex has thermal water springs which are used for several hydrotherapy treatments.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Hot bath
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Kendrick C wrote a review Feb 2020
Guatemala City, Guatemala8 contributions3 helpful votes
Kawilal Hotel belongs to a concept from Santa Teresita's thermal waters spa, split in SPA, restaurant and Hotel. The concept is ecological oriented and the rooms are designed under that premise,their rooftops are like yards with grass and flowers, all the place is surrounded with ambient music, the water from pool is warm due to the thermal origin and the overall service provided is very good with a well trained staff. The a la carte restaurant has very interesting options and the staff amenities are a must! Definitely a place to go if you're visiting Guatemala and are looking for great experiences close to the city.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from HJUC, Gerente at Kawilal Hotel
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Hello knedrickkc thank you very much for your comments!! Best regards to you! The Kawilal Hotel Team
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Ainsi wrote a review Oct 2019
Alliston13 contributions4 helpful votes
We are from Canada.We made a reservation for 2 nights, 3 months prior to our arrival as part of a 2 week vacation in Guatemala.We requested an early check in 3 months in advance-got no response from the hotel. We had an hour drive by taxi from Antigua .when we arrived our room was not ready and we were informed that the confirmed reservation we had, would not be honoured and we had a room for one night only not two. The woman at the front desk just said "do you have anywhere else to stay" We are from Canada in the middle of nowhere Unbelievable After much arguing the made us a reservation in Guatemala City at a 400 room hotel and we had to pay for our own taxi to the hotel in Guatemala City the room was fine, the food was fine.The noise from the city below was deafening. we went to the Santa Terisita spa because the website implied that it was included with the hotel stay While in one of the pools an attendant made us get out an told us, after confirming with the hotel front desk that our hotel package did not include this The people who manage and work at this hotel should not be in the hospitality business
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: rooms on the upper level might be quieter
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Benjamin wrote a review Mar 2019
Houston, Texas, United States30 contributions25 helpful votes
There was no internet, the bathroom smelled terrible, the ceiling fan was unbalanced and made a terrible racket when on high. The room was hot. There is no A/C and it was not possible to get sufficient ventilation to cool it down. The noise at night from the traffic, the neighbors, the fireworks???, made it difficult to sleep. When the guests next door spoke, it sounded like they were in my room! There was music playing late into the night. This is not a quiet property. The hotel pool and Jacuzzi are nice, and would be much nicer without the traffic noise. The onsite restaurant serves mainly hotel guests and relies on convenience rather than food and service for its revenue, therefore I didn't expect much and they just barely met my expectations. I might visit the spa, but would not stay at the hotel again.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from HJUC, Gerente at Kawilal Hotel
Responded 15 Apr 2019
Hello Benjamin, we apologize for the inconveniences. Our front desk is always on call to solve any issues that arise in any room. We're are very sorry we were not informed of these issues which we could resolve with our maintenance staff on site. Regarding the noise there were local events out of our control that produced the noise. We will take your comments seriously. Thank you for your feedback. Best regards, The Kawilal Hotel Team
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Megan T wrote a review Mar 2019
Chapel Hill, North Carolina4 contributions
Our family enjoyed a week at Kawilal and Santa Teresita Hot Springs after traveling around Lake Atitlan. We were greeted by professional service and delicious complimentary frozen mango drinks! Our room was super nice and very comfortable. Hot water in the beautiful natural stone walled shower was a special treat. The room was sparkling clean, as were all the facilities. The restaurant had the best food we had tasted in Guatemala- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The swimming pool at the hotel was very clean and a wonderful temperature- refreshing during the day and warm during the cool evenings. Our children spent time every day at Santa Teresita Hot Springs, where they played in the pools and on the slides with other children, while we soaked and rested nearby. The food here was really tasty too- especially the Strawberry Mojito and the Quesadillas del Pollo. Overall, the time at Kawilal was a highlight of our trip. Celeste was especially helpful, with everything from repairing a broken shoe to scheduling a pharmacy delivery. When we are back in Guatemala, we will most definitely return to Kawilal!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from HJUC, Gerente at Kawilal Hotel
Responded 11 Mar 2019
Hello Megan, thank you very much for your kind comments! We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us and will extend your comments to Celeste. We hope to have you visit us again someday! =) Kind regards, The Kawilal Hotel Team
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JenniferJune412 wrote a review Sep 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia50 contributions16 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed two nights at the Kawilal hotel and booked several spa treatments at the adjacent spa / Santa Teresita. The hotel was gorgeous and pristine. Staff were incredible and restaurant food also exquisite. Amazing pool and jacuzzi - beautiful and impeccably clean. The booking staff patiently spent a lot of time with me via email and WhatsApp to make the reservation for the hotel and spa, as I was trying to make special arrangements for my friend’s bday. They were very accommodating and friendly. Spa treatments were good. We did the thermal circuit (awesome), chocolate coffee body scrub (amazing), hydrating facial (mediocre, but to be fair we booked a 25min facial), and 75 min massage (very good, standard massage). We didn’t go in the other pools at Santa Teresita as there were a lot of kids and it seemed like more of a family resort with fast food kiosks, etc., which wasn’t our scene. One thing to note is that there aren’t many English speakers, as most of the guests seemed local. My mediocre Spanish got me through most of Guatemala just fine, but I really struggled in Amatitlán. Unsure if there is a strong local dialect, but anyway, if you aren’t fluent, make sure to have a translation app / book and be gracious.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from HJUC, Gerente at Kawilal Hotel
Responded 16 Oct 2018
Hello Jennifer thank you very much for your comments! We are very glad you enjoyed our facilities and hope to have you stay with us again someday. Best regards! The Kawilal Hotel Team
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US$132 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GuatemalaGuatemala DepartmentAmatitlan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kawilal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kawilal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Naciones Unidas National Park (1.3 km) and Teleferico de Amatitlan (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kawilal 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 Kawilal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kawilal Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kawilal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Cebollines, Las Mengalas Restaurant, and Cafè del Arte.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kawilal Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kawilal Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kawilal Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kawilal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kawilal Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande (14.5 km), Real Palacio (14.8 km), and Casa Popenoe (14.7 km).
Is Kawilal Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.