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Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast

Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scott Township, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. We felt like we were the only ones and had the place to ourself! Pool and beach was nicely kept! Staff was friendly. The use of kayaks and bikes is a plus too. Room was average...Do be aware of all the "rules" they ask of you (limited toilet flushing, short showers) Would stay here... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our B & B! We do encourage our guests to help us conserve fresh water, since the "high season" is also the "dry season". However, the decision to practice (or not) conservation is totally up to each individual guest. More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The staff at this B&B are lovely and the location is great. We stayed in the Beach House, which is right on the beach - you can't get any closer to oceanfront than this! It has a cute porch on the front, and is also right beside the pool. However, we found the Beach House to be very small, and... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at our beach resort! As part of our ongoing pursuit of improvement, we are expanding the master bedroom in the beach house, all pillows have been replaced, a new queen bed is on order. A new sliding glass door is on it's way, all bathroom outlets are now GFI. More 

Pacific Northwest
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Joyce & Frank's place on Maya Beach Placencia is a favorite of ours. We first stayed there three years ago and have come back every year since. The guest houses are small but comfortable and are located right on the beach. We always look forward to seeing Josephine who handles the cooking. Everything I ordered, from pancakes to the shrimp... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

When you find a great spot, and it's consistently good, why take a chance on a less satisfying experience somewhere else? We look forward to your next visit, as we continually strive to improve and expand upon what we have to offer. More 

Zimmerman, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed for the month of Feb. 2015. We had a lovely time. We loved our little bungalow. It was on the second floor, over looking the pool and ocean. I was able to climb lookout platform many mornings to see beautiful sunrises. The staff was awesome. We were always greeted with big smiles and they worked very hard to... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to acknowledge your excellent review! More 

Fort Scott, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Joyce and Frank’s bed and breakfast. The rooms are right on the beach with a great view if the ocean, pier, and swimming pool. The beds, pillows, and hammocks are very comfortable. I found the remote control air conditioner quite handy. We had suite 102, which was very spacious, with 2 closets, an armoire,... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a terrific review! We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at our beach resort! More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a small resort and you quickly feel like family. There is an awesome pool and beach with paddle board and kayaks. A full breakfast every morning but you need to find elsewhere for dinner. Not a problem, there are many options within walking distance. This is the kind of place we love to stay at, in a great... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I planned a trip to Belize with a friend, and ended up with one more friend joining us (we were a group of 4 adults). Joyce and Frank were happy to accommodate us, and advised us that the Bungalows comfortably house 2 adults only, so were were pointed to the Suite, which ended up being perfect! The... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying here on your recent vacation! And then, spending your precious time, to write the lovely review. See you next year? More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful location for 6 nights in February. It's on a gorgeous stretch of beach on the Placencia Peninsula known as Maya Beach. It's approximately 8 miles from the actual village so you'll need to either take a cab which is $40 US return or Joyce does have a car you can rent... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our Belizean "hideaway" recently. So happy that you had a wonderful vacation! As regards the "tipping suggestion" issue: We added that page because so many guests asked us what to do (about tipping). Also, please note that most lodgings in Belize, automatically add a 10-15% service charge, which we do not. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Joyce and Frank's B&B Feb 14-21st--actually through the 22nd because of weather in US and the international airport in Belize--went on strike....but Joyce and frank readily accommodated us for the extra night. The property is so nice and well kept and the Bungalows (we experienced Bungalow 2 and 1)--each have their own charm. The... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to our resort, we are so happy that you chose us, and more specifically, that you all enjoyed yourselves! I want you to know how much we appreciate your kind review. More 

Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I just got back from spending 10 days at Joyce & Franks B&B loved it. Great friendly staff, Perfect beach. Very relaxing and very clean. Breakfast and Lunch were always fresh and great and served up with a smile. This is a small resort with the feeling you are at your own private villa. Would highly recommend... More 

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h2odanzer, Owner at Joyce & Frank's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

now, this is what it's all about...customer satisfaction! Once again, many thanks, and see you next time. More 

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