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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Room service
- Multilingual staff
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Modelo Quetzaltenango
The shower was quite good with lots of hot water and good pressure. Bathrooms and rooms are quite clean, spacious with a desk, flatscreen TV and coffee machine. There are four hearty breakfast options including decent coffee and fresh juice. Staff are quite friendly as well.
The only downside is noise. The rooms on the street get a fair bit of street noise. We moved to the rear of the hotel which had less street noise but you could hear the music from the adjacent gym or pigeons cooing - but it was an improvement from the street side rooms.
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