We stayed here for two nights. Our room with one double and one single bed was clean and we had our own private bathroom, for $15 a night (should have been $17 I think but they discounted it a bit). The girls on reception were friendly and helpful. The location is good, just a few blocks from the Central Park and about a 20 minute walk from the ruins, with a nice restaurant right acoss the road. Free purified water, computer access/wifi, and use of the kitchen (although this was also used by staff/family and since it was small, wasn't often available).
Copan is a world-class tourist attraction, and so accommodations for every budget are readily available. Normally, we find modest accommodations since we rarely spend any time in our room or lounging around the pool. This was certainly the case in Copan, where we spent a rushed two days exploring the ruins and dining out. Nevertheless, in as much as we were likely to be staying in very marginal accommodation during the Lenca trail and Golfo de Fonseca legs of our Honduran tour, and since we had other more senior aged friends meeting us just for Copan, it seemed appropriate to find a very nice place to stay. Fortunately, in Honduras even the high end accommodations are very affordable.
Hotel Marina Copan is well located on a hill just a block up from the main plaza in Copan Ruinas. The hotel has wifi in the lobby, but not the rooms. The hotel restaurant is reportedly OK, but expensive, but we didn't dine there.
What's really great about this place is the colonial style architecture, the swimming pool and jacuzzi, the tile flooring, woodwork, and the incredible landscaped patio areas and fountains. One can spend each day chatting with a friend for a week and never use up all the unique patio garden foundation areas in this hotel.
We paid $104 for a double. There's a secure parking lot for this hotel.
An incredible place to stay with great service and wonderful attention to detail.
Hacienda la Esperanza is a step back in time to a Spanish Colonial home. Thick wooden beams and doors are supported by brick archways, thick walls, large airy rooms, with private baths which are encircled by verandas and terrazzos where you can enjoy the tropical breezes and listen to the parrots in the trees and the trickle of the centrally fountain. Lush gardens surround you where you can enjoy an afternoon in a hammock with a good book or you can stroll the grounds picking fresh papayas, oranges, limes, avocados or numerous fresh flowers. The staff is more than willing to help you with your Spanish, arrange for tours, and assist you with your every need. Full breakfasts are provided every morning using foods from local farmers.
Hacienda la Esperanza is owned and operated by Paramedics For Children a US based 501 c 3 children's charity, which operates a school supply program for 25 indigenous mountain schools surrounding the Copan valley, and a medical clinic for the poor. All room rates are a direct donation to the organization which in turn keeps these programs self-sustaining.
A stay at Hacienda la Esperanza is not only peaceful and enjoyable, with beautiful gardens, cool breezes and a very attentive staff; it is also a hand up to more than 2000 school children, and medical care for approximately 500 people per week. A vacation with us assures that you will not only enjoy your vacation, but you will be helping numerous people in the process.
Please visit the reviews of the hacienda at www.tripadvisor.com
The hotel is beautiful, inside and out, and is filled with sculptures and carvings by local artists. It has all the usual amenities--good beds, pool, AC, restaurant, bar, etc.
There was one little quirk--the power would go out briefly from time to time! Just consider it all part of the adventure, and stay there if it is in your price bracket.
The hotel is not in the town--it is out by the Archaeological Park, and it has a nature trail around the grounds.
There are many cheap accommodations in Copán. I went to La Posada de Belssy where I got a room with two beds, a TV, a fan and a bathroom. I would have liked a bedside lamp for reading as the light in the roof was quite weak, but anyway it was a good room. It was 16 dollars, or 300 lempiras per night (July 2009).
I had some laundry done and it was 50 lempiras, and 50 lempiras was also the price of the breakfast.
At the rooftop there are a few hammocks, tables and chairs. I only used the hammock for a while as I were out most of the time and also because when I wanted to lay down for a while the heavy afternoon rain came and the wind blew the water in under the roof.
We landed at Via Via after a rocky couple of nights at Hotel Lauro's (Lauro's didn't have hot water, and we found 3 cockroaches in our room in our 2 nights there!). For $16/night we had hot water and a comfortable room, there's a small garden, it was very quiet and clean, at the front there's a living room area and also outdoor seating overlooking the street and mountains around town. They have a bar and restaurant at the front that was really good, they made a great margarita! Upon check-in we were served our choice of a lemonade or coffee, both are delicious there. Our first night they had live music which was really fun. The service was great, everyone on staff was very friendly. Two thumbs way up!
We loved the fun atmosphere! It was one of very few budget hotels with nice ambiance.
The Hotel Brisas de Copán is well located, at the end of town closest to the ruins, and near the Parque Central. The owner was helpful, and he organized for me to get a ride to the Hedman Alas terminal on the last day at 5:00 a.m.
My room was dark, and not particularly quiet, but it was clean. The shower was inadequate and leaked a lot on the floor. There was a nice terrace for the use of guests.
Nice hotel in a very central location right off the main square. The hotel is very convenient but if you end up there on the night of a local festival like I did, it's very noisy. Facilities are good.
I completely fell in love with the style and architecture of the hotel, and it's gardens blew me away. The service was very good. They have very good food in the restaurant and a nice small coffee shop (the coffee is wonderful, its named Welchez coffee, and I believe it is actually produced near the town itself). There is marimba playing on weekend nights and it made everything so relaxing and calm. The rooms are comfortable and very much adapted to the hotel's unique style.
I though of this hotel as a very much extended house. It gave me a sensation of coziness and warmth. It has really wonderful spots all around to sit down to have a drink and read a good book.
Vamos a Ver will entice you with its mysterious name ("We’ll See"), and will welcome you in with its cool courtyard decorated with a colorful mix of painted wooden tables and chairs. The hammocks hanging under a covered patio add to the atmosphere. It was slow, so the proprietors let me select a CD to play – a Jimi Hendrix disc I had never seen before. I had a relaxing breakfast here, consisting of eggs, bacon, bread, papaya, watermelon, pineapple, coffee, tea, and orange juice for L.35 (2.50 USD). This restaurant is also owned by Dutch and serves fresh, high-quality food. breakfast with hagelslag and in the evening kroketten
very layback atmosfere great for backpackers and a good dutch breakfast with hagelslag
and in the evening dutch kroketten
When our ride dropped us off just outside Copán Ruinas, we were already welcomed by our next ride. A nice green pick-up of which the driver was the owner of the Mar Jenny Hotel. He offered us a ride if we would want to have a look at his rooms in his guesthouse. Because we were not forced to decide anything yet, we accepted this offered and 5 minutes, and nice ride later, we stopped in front of the guesthouse.
It turned out to be a very nice place to stay. Compared to other places in the village it was not expensive: 180 lempira's, or 10 dollars per night for a room with a private toilet and shower (which was very, very small...). The room was quiet small as well, but god enough ad very important: it had a fan. At the first floor of the guesthouse there also was a nice "chill-out" place with three hammocks in the shade. A perfect place for a siesta around noon, when the village is boiling.
The personnel is all one big family and they also run a small shop on the ground floor. This also is the perfect place to leave your luggage after you checked out and you are leaving for a few hours.
The guesthouse is not really centrally located, but "not centrally located" in a small village like Copán Ruinas, means that it is a 5 minutes walk to the Parque Central.
Wonderful 10 room bed and breakfast. Run by Howard and family. They treat you so nice and give great tips and make a wonderful breakfast with fruits and coffee. Some of the things they made were crepes, waffles and eggs. The rooms are clean and cozy, very basic, no television. Shower worked good. The place is located about 5 minute walk to central square. Very recommended. Great views from their peaceful garden that all the rooms overlook.
Don Udo´s is a lovely colonial style hotel and restaurant in Copan Ruinas. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and have both hot water and air conditioning as well as other amenities. The variety of rooms range from $40 - $100+ for the suites.
The onsite restaurant has fine dining with some of the best steaks in Honduras (or Latin America for that matter) at very reasonable rates (around $10 for a gourmet dinner). The host, Don Udo, is genial, informative, and very welcoming.
There are dozens of hotels and restaurants in Copan Ruinas, but I recommend the quality of Don Udos. Only downside - no pool, however they do have a Jacuzzi and a sauna (great for relaxing after a day of hiking!)
Also, the area, long thought of as a day trip to see the Copan ruins, has developed into a destination worthy of a longer stay. There are numerous activities including Canopy zip lines, numerous hikes to beautiful spots such as Rubi Waterfalls, a bird sanctuary not to be missed, Macaw Mountain, horse back tours of local villages and coffee plantations, caving, river tubing, and numerous other tours.
The town of Copan Ruinas has the charm of Antigua (Guatemala) but is far less "touristy" (and cheaper!). I have found the people of Honduras to be welcoming and very accommodating.
After traveling extensively in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, I´d recommend Copan Ruinas as one of the nicest areas to visit where you can kick back and relax, study Spanish, or have numerous adventures.
The ruins themselves are fascinating. While not as grandiose as Tikal, they are the centre of the ¨Mayan Renaissance¨ and have incredibly intricate stone carvings to fascinate any history buff.
Check Don Udos out. It’s a worthwhile splurge for the budget conscious traveler and a good bargain for vacationers.
Colonial Charm. Great host. Great food. Cool (A/C & Fans) and great tubs!
This was a great surprise. We booked thru the internet and found this beautiful colonial style hotel with the rooms overlooking a garden courtyard. The hotel is situated in a quite corner of the town, but only a block and a half away from the central plaza.
The rooms are very nicely decorated, excellent beds and a very friendly staff.
The restaurant is in the courtyard and we had (I think) the best steak this side of Kobe!!
The prices are very reasonable for the quality received.
There is a jacuzzi and a sauna for the guests and on the 3rd. floor a sun ( or moon) deck with a splendid view of the Copan valley.
In the village Copan Las Ruinas we stayed two nights in hotel Patty. Actually it was the first hotel we saw when we entered the town. Hotel Patty is a two storey hotel with rooms around an inner courtyard, where you can also park your car.
The hotel itself was OK, though nothing very special. The rooms were clean and had a private toilet and shower. Extra blankets were provided because the nights were chilly during our visit in december.
The hotel has no restaurant, so for breakfast and meals we went out. There are many lovely restaurants within a few blocks, even in the same street. Our breakfast we had just opposite the hotel.
In the reception you can book tours to the hot springs 'Agua Calientes' by pick up or to a mountain village by horse. The ruins at the Copan Site, the main reason to come here, are at walking distance.
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