What a great spot right on Lago Peten Itza! Excellent food, service, and rooms. David has created quite the spot. His creativity can be seen throughout the property. If looking to head into Tikal, look no further for a spot to stay.
I was visiting Nebaj on a solo journey to explore this beautiful region rich in lush landscapes and Mayan culture. I arrived in a collective (shuttle van) from Coban and was dropped off at the plaza. Standing with my back towards the front of the church, looking straight down the street five blocks is where La Casa de David is located. It was easy to find. Walked in through the wide entrance and was greeted by Betty who offered me room #7. Big beautiful room with a king-size bed and nice big bathroom. I turned this lovely room down at first, because I thought a room towards the back of the hotel would be much quieter since it is further away from the road. I went with room #10. Smaller room with two double beds, but less road noise. Two days later, I reclaimed room #7, because there was a problem with the ceiling light in room #10. Room #7 wasn't as noisy as I had expected it would be, after all. I had booked on Booking.com and paid extra for breakfasts. Juan asked me what time I would like breakfast and I told him 8 AM. Betty prepared amazing breakfasts every morning for me; pancakes, refried beans, eggs, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee. The first night I was in Nebaj, I could feel I was getting sick with a bad cold. Juan had one of his employees bring me tea service on a silver tray to my room. Piping hot tea ( I had bought a box of chamomile tea at the grocery store, one block up the street) on a chilly night was very welcoming! Juan was available mornings and evenings, always asking me if I needed anything and checking to make sure I was happy and satisfied. He also shared a book about his family and the region of Nebaj with me. Fascinating story with beautiful pictures! Juan is very well-educated and well-traveled, he is full of information and inspiration! I hiked to the waterfalls one day and one day I took a forty-minute ride in a shuttle van to Chajul, which is an amazing small village which apparently sees very few tourists from the looks I was getting. The children followed me everywhere with vivid curiosity as I walked around the village taking pictures and enjoying the experience of being in this tiny village from another era. The stark-white exterior of the church and the pretty plaza in Nebaj is beautiful and very photogenic, the interior of the church tells of the tragic history during the civil war. Sit for awhile and try to imagine. The market in Nebaj was nice to stroll through, the people were exceedingly friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my three days in Nebaj. If you are looking for an authentic Guatemalan experience you will love it here, if you need to be electronically connected to social media and the outside world at all times, you probably won't enjoy Nebaj, as the electricity was sporadic and unavailable at times in Nebaj during my stay. La Casa de David fulfilled all my needs. Excellent Wi-Fi when it was available, heavy blankets and comfortable beds for those cold nights and outstanding breakfasts prepared by Betty! Juan speaks fluent English and is an expertise at advice and can help you with anything you might need. They have a beautiful garden filled with fragrant flora and butterflies. The hotel was quiet and secure at all times. Thank you Juan, Irma and Betty for all your wonderful hospitality and smiles.…
Small, clean rooms with all the essentials for a comfortable stay near the center of Nebaj. Helpful, friendly management and staff. Though the location is near the center of Nebaj, it was quiet and safe. Extra blankets are provided for cold nights. It was the perfect place for us.
La Casa De David felt like a home to me. This hotel/hostel is located right in the center of Nebaj. The rooms are huge,clean and so comfortable. Juan and the staff were very kind and helpful. Great value for money. Highly recommended!
The hotel is laid out around a beautiful garden and parking area. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The bathrooms are modern. Staff are friendly, helpful. The rooms are cleaned every day. There is a fully equipped, well stocked kitchen with plenty of room to cook or have a cup of coffee. The location is excellent: close to a grocery store, several Tiendas, restaurants, the plaza, museum, artesanos' and food market, and ATM machines. The sole problem was with wifi which is accessible only from a corner by the reception desk. I can't stress enough how warm Juan is. He is genuinely interested in making sure his guests have everything they need to enjoy their stays. Juan is extremely knowledgable about all aspects of the region and is more than happy to share his knowledge.