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Hotel El Faro

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Outdoor pool
On the beach
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Hotel El Faro

Hotel El Faro

3.5 star property
Taxisco beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

19 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Km. 138 Aldea Madre Vieja, Taxisco, Taxisco, Santa Rosa, 6024

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Adita - 15 min walk
  • Caida Del Sol - 8 min drive
  • Cevicheria Emanuel - 8 min drive
  • Comedor Zuly - 10 min drive
  • Panadería Alejandra - 10 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Faro

Hotel El Faro is a great choice for your beach stay in Taxisco. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a children's pool and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per room (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel El Faro Santa Rosa
El Faro Santa Rosa
Hotel El Faro Monterrico
El Faro Monterrico
Hotel El Faro Hotel
Hotel El Faro Taxisco
Hotel El Faro Hotel Taxisco

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel El Faro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel El Faro does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Hotel El Faro?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Faro?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Faro?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel El Faro?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150.00 per room roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Faro?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
What is there to do at Hotel El Faro and nearby?
Hotel El Faro has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Faro?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Adita (15-min walk), Caida Del Sol (4.6 mi) and Cevicheria Emanuel (4.6 mi).

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel on the beach, friendly staff.
I visited the hotel for my husband's birthday celebration and the staff made every detail I requested was special, everything was excellent!!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Exclusive Monterrico getaway
Beautiful and isolated modern-style hotel, with a large and clean infinite swimming pool right infront of the beach. Open spaces everywhere with ocean view, where the sound of the waves can be clearly heard.
Jorge, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great family hotel - VERY remote and secluded
The pool at this hotel is AMAZING. We swam all day each day. There's a bar/restaurant and the food and drinks are good but pricey - by far the most we've paid in Guatemala. Make sure you've planned your transportation to/from in advance because arranging transportation is not something they do much of there (again unlike elsewhere in Guatemala). But, once I found a company, they happily called and made the arrangements. The beds were incredibly hard and you had to go to the office to switch out towels every time you needed a dry one - a small inconvenience, but drove me crazy. El Faro is clearly trying hard to be high end and the property is very nice, but there is no access to anything else unless you have a car. They didn't offer a shuttle or anything to the little town and the few other places we read about (and we didn't ask). They did stuff like mow the yard right by the restaurant the whole time we were eating breakfast. Again, a small thing, but there's a pricey meal that wasn't enjoyed. I got the feeling that we were among the very few who ever went there without their own car. The wifi is good. We loved the little porches off every room. We sat out there as much as possible. Fantastic view!
Andrea, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

New hotel close to the beach!
This hotel has great facilities and is family orientated. Like 10K away from the Monterrico town. Fair priced menu. Kids menu very nice too.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I actually had my doubts because the pictures looked incredible, we drove trough iztapa and into Monterrico when we first saw the El faro sign and we took a left into a dirt road in the middle of pashte fields, then we finally saw the huge gate, as the security guard lets us in the parking lot we started seeing how beautiful the hotel really was, not to mention the gorgeus front desk staff, the check in was the easiest and fastest I have ever experienced, as she showed us to our beautiful room, we walked through the pool area, at that point I knew I was gonna have a great time. The owners thought this out well, from the design to the towels and sheets, very nice place. They have a great food selection, but there still work to be done, they have the idea but they have to improve it, I ordered ahi tuna, they must of froze it and attempted to rapidly thaw it out by stick in the microwave, but that just cooked it, when this dish is well known for being served raw, but over all the food was good. I have to congratulate the bar tender at the pool, the guy just killed it with every drink I asked for, well made with quality liquor, mixers and made from scratch lime juice, best micheladas, margaritas and pina colodas I have ever tasted. The pool is huge and great for the whole family, i could be drinking, swimming, relaxing at the room's front porch or eating at the restaurant and always have my kids within site.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Beautiful on the beach but lacks modern amenities
For a hotel so far from central monterrico, it should have more things to do. The lack of wifi and tv and the seemingly unimportance the staff placed on not providing it was frustrating. An expensive hotel should be better prepared. One hour with some guy in our room TRYING to fix something that should have been done the night before we arrived. Really? There were 20 rooms available and we got put in the one that didn't work with no care at all about my 8 year old sons wants. I got told while checking out,"the room next door is available" Too little too late by then. it is perfect for those who want to do nothing but relax near a beach in a beautiful hotel, but not for those who expect technology as well.
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel beautiful pool, great food.
Went with my family and have a great weekend. After checkout at 1:00pm you can stay using the installations.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Modern beach front hotel.
My family and I were happy to have enjoyed this contemporary hotel. Every one on the hotel staff deserves recognition for an excellent service. The pool design and social areas are well thought out and the rooms as well. Originally planned for a two night stay and we were really happy to add an extra night to our trip. You won't be disappointed.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely venue
Hotel El Faro is a beautiful hotel by the beach with a big swimming pool and a pool bar. The staff at the restaurant and bar were excellent and helpful. Also the cleaning staff was very nice and cooperative with cleaning hours. Our problem was the management of the hotel. The manager would not let all members of our group to check in to the hotel as the hotel had some connection problem with Expedia. Note: the room was reserved and payed a year in advance and the confirmation had been sent to the hotel. Yet this was made our problem, which we obviously could not solve as we do not work for Expedia. The manager also discarded agreements on prices to enter the pool (for friends staying outside of El Faro) and services included in the payed price. Without these problems, our stay would have been beyond expectations and the hotel would have been a true value for money.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hieno hotelli merenrannassa
El Faro on tyylikäs hotelli meren rannassa, jossa on upea allasalue ja kivat puitteet muutoinkin. Henkilökunta on erittäin ystävällistä ja avuliasta. Hotellin manageri käyttäytyi todella tylysti: palveluehdot ja hinnat muuttuivat koko ajan ja tietysti asiakkaille huonoon suuntaan. Olimme tulleet viettämään hääjuhlaa, ja oli todella harmillista, kun hääpari joutui pahoittamaan mielensä juuri ennen seremoniaa johtajan ladellessa uusia ehtoja, joista hän ei ollut maininnut mitään aiemmin. Hotelli oli vähän eristyksissä, sillä lähimpään kylään on useita kilometrejä, ja olimme siis riippuvaisia paikan ravintolatarjonnasta ja tietty myös hintatasosta (joka oli vähintäänkin puolta kalliimpi kuin missään muussa vierailemassamme hotellissa), Meidän täytyi tullessa jättää omat juomat respaan, omien eväiden "salakuljetuksesta" langetettiin sakkorangasitus..
Pikkulinsku, 2-night trip
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