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Hickatee Cottages

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Mile 1.5, Ex-Servicemen Road | (Aka Boom Creek Road), Punta Gorda ..., Belize
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kate and Ian Morton have done something remarkable in creating Hickatee Cottages. In an out-of-the-way part of Belize, they've built a unique and amazing place from scratch - a cluster of charming verandah'ed bungalows-on-stilts, surrounded by intense tropical vegetation. Ian watched the locals building, learnt how to construct Belize-proof buildings (this is hurricane and monsoon country), and set about doing... More 

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Punta Negra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Hickatee Cottages (our first was in 2007) and surprisngly it is even better than it was before! Rooms are well appointed, clean, comfortable and are spaced out nicely so everyone has privacy and their own garden space. The food is fantastic and the attention to detail ensures that everything is ready and waiting before... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't find more charming and sincere hosts than Kate and Ian Morton...and their staff of locals. Absolutely great for people interested in natural history, especially plants, birds, and insects (the interesting kind, not the kind that bother you). The rooms are very well maintained. Hickatee gives you an out-of-the-way experience in an out-of-the-way part of Belize. However, it is... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great stay - wonderful Place in the Jungle - very good Food! Liked Ians Drinks.. ;-) Howler Monkeys came even to the Resort itself. Was great to hear the Sound of the Jungle in the Night. Garifuna Drumming on wednesday - great excursions to Blue Creek and Mayan Village with tourguide José can be organized. Most charming Hosts: thank you... More 

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Mancos, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed 5 nights in late February and really were enchanted with the beautiful jungle oasis. Ian and Kate are wonders! We drove down from Belize City and toured ourselves around the area and Ian was a wealth of info on things to do and places to see. Loved drumming up a storm with Ian and other guests led by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed at Hickatee for 9 days enjoying all aspects of Ian and Kate's fabulous hospitality. We sometimes walked into town (best done before it gets too hot) and all the locals waved and said hello. We walked the Hickatee trails during the day and at night (!) sighting activity from agoutis and pacas. In the afternoon we'd mostly be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed 2 days in Hickatee. If we knew, how lovely this place is, we would have booked some nights more! The cottages are situated near Punta Gorda. It's a short ride downtown , but you can take one of a bikes, which a provided for free in the cottages. Kate and Ian are very caring and thoughtful hosts. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Hickatee Cottages are one of those places you tend to read about and go no that can not be true. I am here to tell you its true in this case, this is very like an oasis in desert but in this case its an oasis in a jungle. PG is one of those undiscovered little gems and this could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Quaint and charming cottages in a jungle setting. The hosts, Kate and Ian were top notch in the care of the guests and sharing their love and knowledge of Belize. They reconfirmed flights and travel arrangements without us even asking. Ian picked us up and dropped us back off at the airport and even entertained us with local drumming! They... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been on the road for 6 weeks and Hickatee has been the only bad spot to date. The cottages are superb. I've read several reviews complaining of the excessive rules by the owners, which I think are unfair. What I didn't see in any of the reviews were the friggin' demon flies that kept us hostage in the room.... More 

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