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Denny's Beach Resort Hotel

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Aldea Punta Brave, Mariscos, Los Amates, Izabal, Rio Dulce Guatemala
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#4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Izabal
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Denny's Beach is a peaceful, tranquil place with the best beach in Guatemala. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature and the native Mayan Indians in their natural way almost untouched by tourism this is the place for you. Also, the swimming is great and if you are worried about bug bites Denny's is for you as we have done away with them. Hiking, tours, horseback riding, and beach volleyball are just a few of the activities here at the beach.
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Aldea Punta Brave, Mariscos, Los Amates, Izabal, Rio Dulce Guatemala
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Puerto Barrios Airport53 kmSee all flights
Punta Gorda Airport73 kmSee all flights
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NatureMyth wrote a review Apr 2016
Jericho, Vermont25 contributions16 helpful votes
Denny's might have been great once, and it might be great again. At this point Denny is not well, and neither is his resort. The beach is supposed to be the best on Lake Izabal, and it might well be. But if you let pigs, dogs, chickens, and ducks run around everywhere what you get is poop in the water. We stayed 3 days and I went swimming once; that was it for me. The vaunted water ski boat is gone; two abandoned sailboats are moored at one of the docks. We spent well over an hour waiting on Denny's transport boat in Mariscos while they rigged up a way to charge the aging boat battery. The 12 year old boy who rakes the beach every morning obviously would be better at something else. The Manager (Denny's brother in law) ripped us off on the exchange rate. WiFi is pathetic, but that is the case for the whole region. But, there are positives- the staff are very nice and the food in the restaurant is good. Take a walk into nearby Punta Brava and meet the school teacher Edwin Xol- he came back from a nice UN job in NYC to start a middle & high school there. Meeting Edwin was worth all the "issues" at Denny's.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose a bungalow by the water; great water sounds
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Response from Denny09, Owner at Denny's Beach Resort Hotel
Responded 7 Apr 2016
I have tried for decades to keep the neighbour's animals away from the hotel, but with little success. These people are Mayans and don't think much of fences, etc. like we are accustomed to where we come from. What is one to do? Be angry and hostile towards them and create an atmosphere that makes living togerher, side-by-side in peace impossible. Believe me, my neighbours have come a long way over the 3 decades that I have lived there and raised my children. In reality, I believe that dogs, pigs, and chickens do not use the lake as their bathroom. They seem to prefer dry land. The ducks have a mind of their own and defy any attempt to move them from the place that they choose to group together. If animals are repulsive to you do not visit a hotel in a Mayan village accesed only by boat. There are a multitude of hotels offering swimming pools and a complete absence of animals. Denny's Beach is in many ways unique and we try very hard to please our guests and live in harmony with the people and animals that are nearby. I regret that you were not able to use the lake for swimming but honestly feel that this water is clean and healthy.
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Roee O wrote a review Oct 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel5 contributions4 helpful votes
Good and bad here. The good: The location is amazing. Heaven. The grounds are well maintained. The food is good and not too expensive, all things considered. The staff is able & willing, although they speak no English. The bad: I think it comes down to Denny, as far as I'm concerned. The big problem was - he was not there. We were 3 friends, spoke with him in advance, but he wasn't at the resort. Gave a different explanation to each of us - and we were left with a purely Spanish speaking crew. Had to ring him every time we had an issue - like negotiating the ridiculous price of a tour, or trying to understand why we were charged for the boat that took us to the resort. No WiFi to speak of - again, with no heads up, again, with different reasons and excuses. A big issue in this isolated location. The place seems a bit rundown. Like it was happening a while ago, but at a certain point, someone lost interest.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wheresamor wrote a review Sep 2015
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here as we pretty much had the run of the place, we had an upstairs room with a balcony overlooking the lake which was clean and spacious. The boardwalk into the lake is idyllic, the water is very clean and flat here so its heaven if you get it in these circumstances. Denny himself however is temperamental to say the least; he was very helpful in one instance, then very rude the next. The other staff are nice enough and the food is average but reasonably priced. All in all we loved our stay here as it was so quiet and tranquil which was what we were after, however its probably not worth the trip (it is quite isolated) if this is not what you are looking for.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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DSF2 wrote a review Apr 2015
Brentwood, Tennessee91 contributions32 helpful votes
My family and I stayed at Denny's in one of the beachfront chalets. The room was spacious and the A/C worked great! The bathroom is tiny and we had a little difficulty getting the hot water with the suicide shower! The resort setting along the beach is beautiful. We ate dinner out on the lake, and the food was good. We had yummy piña coladas and great margaritas. The hammocks are nice to relax in. The boat ride to the resort is fun. We spent some time with Denny and he was interesting and great to know. He gave us a history of the location and the Mayan culture. We stayed here on our way to Tikal as a halfway stop between Antigua and Tikal. We would highly recommend Denny's!
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Date of stay: March 2015
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toridempster wrote a review Apr 2015
Moncton, Canada16 contributions3 helpful votes
Denny's beach was a beautiful and comfortable place to relax and get away from the business of the city! Also very close to the worlds only natural hot waterfalls. The rooms have air conditioning and balconies with great views.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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PRICE RANGE
US$76 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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denny`s beach hotel izabal
LOCATION
GuatemalaIzabal DepartmentRio DulceIzabal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Denny's Beach Resort Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Denny's Beach Resort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Denny's Beach Resort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Denny's Beach Resort Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.