Rooms in Guatemala City
Replies: 29 - Last Post: Nov 12, 2012 8:20 AM Last Post By: braxman
Nov 9, 2012 4:04 PM
Nov 9, 2012 4:35 PM
16Tapachula is what it is. If you couldn't buy cheap stuff there, the city would probably see about 99.9% less Guatemalan visitors than it does now.
For 80 or 90 bucks (or even less) you can get a very nice room in an upmarket hotel in a good part of Zona 9 or 10 - dunno why you'd be fudging around out at the Tikal Futura.
Nov 9, 2012 4:53 PM
Nov 9, 2012 5:41 PM
18#16, I have stayed at almost every upscale (Westin, Raddison, Barcelo, Biltmore, Princess, Mercure, and others) hotel in GC. None compare to the TF. So you either have not stayed there or we have very different opinions.
Same with Tapachula. Much rather spend a weekend or more there than Antigua. So again, you either have not been there very often or we have very different opinions.
Nov 9, 2012 5:53 PM
19My biggest beef with the TF is its location - walking distance to every half assed chain restaurant in the country, a bunch of bland shopping malls and very little else. I much prefer to stay in Zona 1 but I would take Zonas 9 or 10 over 11 any day for the pure fact that I actually like getting out of my hotel room and looking around every once in a while.
I've spent enough time in Tapachula to get the general idea. I'd probably rather stay there than Antigua, too, but that's true of many, many places and isn't saying much.
Nov 9, 2012 6:11 PM
20Well, at least we agree about Antigua.
When I go to GC I have my own car so where I stay is not an issue. My point is that the TF for about $80 a double with a fantastic breakfast it is a great value. Climatized indoor swimming pool, 3 jacuzzis, steam room, sauna, massages and very, very fine rooms. Take the elevator down and you are in a shopping mall and right next door to the nicest mall in GC. Very nice restaurants in Las Majadas and across the street.
We actually go to Tapachula for a vacation. The port has been upgraded and is nice with fresh fish on the beach etc. Great food on the plaza and there is always a concert or dancing Santas going on. A room with a pool is a necessity though.
Nov 9, 2012 9:19 PM
21I booked the Pan American Hotel for my upcoming Guatemala City visit. It was a very budget friendly $42. and has a great location in the historical centre. Although the same room was $70 on Expedia, so be careful how you book.
The Grand Tikal Futura was $116 for the same dates. While it seems expensive in comparison, that is really a very low price for a nice looking hotel like that, and would cost triple that amount, or more, in many other places.
Nov 10, 2012 4:40 PM
Nov 11, 2012 7:04 AM
because according to SIMAN they opened their store in Miraflores in 2003:
or were they just camped out in the parking lot while construction was going on?
Nov 11, 2012 7:51 PM
Nov 12, 2012 5:44 AM
25-triple sigh and a protracted rolling of the eyes-
I would say near enough to ten to not bother being a dick about it.
My point is this, and this is my only point: Miraflores is far from being "the nicest mall in GC". Not now, and not for a long time. How long exactly I leave to the urban historians.
Nov 12, 2012 6:54 AM
Nov 12, 2012 7:24 AM
Nov 12, 2012 7:53 AM
28Come on you guys. I'm sure that if you were to meet face to face, unless you already have, you two could become good friends and continue your valuable contributions to this part of the forum. Specially since you guys live in guatemala. I'm sure everybody else agrees with me that we don't want to lose neither one of you.
Nov 12, 2012 8:20 AM
29hey, I'm not going anywhere and I doubt that chefhagen is either - it's just a difference of opinions is all. And I doubt that either of us is so invested in the question "which is the nicest mall in Guatemala City?" that we're going to sulk off in a huff.
just another weird tangent on the TT...
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