Hotel Gobernador

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Huehuetenango, Guatemala

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Hotel Gobernador Huehuetenango Reviews

andrejav andrejav
718 reviews
Hotel Gobernador May 18, 2012
Hotel Gobernador is very strong name for this small old maze of passages and rooms. I would not be surprised if walls are built with mud and straw, and only fresh coat of color keeps everything from falling apart. Entrance is roughly in the midpoint of the street, one floor creamy-orange façade and large car door that brings you to the small plaza inside the hotel.

Reception is right at the entrance and lady working there is super helpful and nice. I got the cheapest nice room (w/o bathroom 35Q-5$) with the big good bed and some basic furniture inside. They handed me towel, soap and shampoo, which usually does not happened in cheep places like this. Old school crème color and brown doors are painted very rough, not really paying attention on where wood begins and wall ends… Red tile gives some charm in the rooms and wooden white ceilings are slowly giving away to the moisture and old age. All room doors open towards the passages, they are thin with fogged glass parts. Rooms do have some privacy(you can also put blanket or a towel over the door) and they feature dead bolt and good locks so security is kind of fine. Above the door some artist wrote the numbers that are generally uniform and understandable. Passages are a bit confusing first time you go through, but it is easy to navigate especially because there is arrow showing the way. Most of the rooms have their own bathroom, but there are couple bathrooms/showers that you can use if you are in the cheapest rooms. Bathrooms are specious and have hot water, which is the most important thing for me in the highlands.

Community room is a small shack near reception and it features TV surrounded by sofa and two leather chairs. I came to the city at the beginning of the rainy season, which does not give me too much of sightseeing options during the rainy afternoon, so I ended up watching the box for 8 hours (they have cable TV)… until the guy that works as a security finally kicked me out of there around 10:30 hehehhe

I was surprised that even at this high altitude and during the rainy season, which is supposed to chill down the temperature, it is still very pleasant to be in the shorts and T-shirt. Even in the morning I did not feel like I need extra blanket or even a shirt…

Location is very central, right behind the central park and few blocks from the market. Anyway, whole city is small and easy to walk over in very short time. What surprised me after coming from Xela (which is supposed to be larger and more prominent city) is that Huehue has more restaurants, shops, and it looks like more people all around. Maybe that is my imagination, but it is the city that really lives, and if you are going towards the terminal which is couple kilometers away from the city, you will get into serious traffic and even more people and larger market…

It is definitely one of the good budget options in the town, safe, close to food, transport and sights and just the right price.
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