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Banana Palms Hotel Resort & Marina
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We traveled to Rio Dulce with the family for New Year's Eve. We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The facilities were nice and well maintained; the decks and pools were great (a shallow one for kids and a deeper one for grown ups); the restaurant was comfortable and the food was good; the attention was excellent, including room service and other requests when needed; the rooms were large and well maintained; finally, the hotel offered jet-skis, kayaks and other water activities, as well as helping arrange boat tours of the river and coast. My only beefs: the suites for two families have only one bathroom for both, there is no internet at the rooms, and the front desk cannot exchange dollars for Quetzales (local currency). Other than that, it was an almost perfect experience.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Polo M
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Staying in the off season it was just us and another couple. The have duplex style bungalow rooms, that have so much space. The air con was freezing cold which was great for all the humidity, it is right on Lake Izabel and you have great views from the jetty. We got to watch the sunrise which was beautiful. The area itself is a gated resort, with a restuarant, pool and suprisingly a helipad. I think you can also rent kayaks as we saw them on the jetty. There is a sizable parking lot and since there was next to no one we got to park close to the path of our bungalow. WiFi is only in the lobby but it is good WiFi, you will see at night a lot of beige geckos, who make the cutest chirping sounds. And the staff were amazing super helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank IOGWFH
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The infrastructure of the hotel is really nice, have many paid amenities such as tours in the lake/river, waverunners, etc. The food is great a little bit expensive but great; the rooms are pretty nice.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
Thank Nelson S
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

After staying at a lot of relatively expensive hotels that were mediocre at best, it was a real treat to stay at the Banana Palms. As some of the other reviews have stated, the rooms are relatively plain and unadorned. There were no light fixtures on the lights. My wife and I had to sleep separately as the 2 double beds were too small for the both of us. BUT, it was very clean. There are screens on the windows so no bugs. Plenty of hot water. The grounds are fabulous. The pool and restaurant were good. It is a short walk to El Castillo de San Felipe (which was amazing!). Private boats to Livingston can be arranged near the castle for only a little more than you pay for the public boats- if you haggle. And you can leave when you want. They will pick you up right from the Banana Palms dock. If you are in Rio Dulce, this is the place to stay.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This place had great rooms ! Big rooms great for a large family. Food and drinks were also great! The pools were clean and fun to relax and listen to music. Front desk staff was fantastic!? Great tours and very good in price.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
Thank dmsaboya
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Additional Information about Banana Palms Hotel Resort & Marina

Address: Meters From Castillo de San Felipe 300, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18019, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range: €95 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banana Palms Hotel Resort & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Banana Palms Resort And Marina
Banana Palms Resort & Marina Hotel Livingston
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