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“Great Place” 5 of 5 stars
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North of town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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Ranked #36 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Hurst, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Reserved the casita and was pleasantly surprised that I did not miss TV or A/C.
The hotel is right on the beach and has access to a dock for swimming. The cool
night breezes actually had me closing the windows! Javier was most helpful acquiring
a golf cart for me to rent. Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

We loved this place! It is nicely situated on the north side of town (an easy, waterfront 5-10 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of town), which is perfect because downtown is pretty loud at night.

The views everywhere on the Caye are spectacular, and Hotel del Rio's are particularly wonderfully enjoyed from the center courtyard.

We stayed in the cabana casita in July, and we were fine with just the breeze at night. Don't let the lack of AC scare you!

Javier and Tomas were very friendly and tried to help us with any and all of our requests.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

The people that work here made us feel incredibly welcome. They were extremely accommodating and went above and beyond.

The units are small and quite rustic. The bed is HARD and small for two adults. But this part of the island is the place to be. It is close enough to walk to the restaurants and clubs but still on the less touristy side.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Wonderful place. The people are very helpful, and will go for the extra mile to keep the guests happy. The hotel is right on the Caribbean sea, with a beautiful beach. The rooms are very clean and breezy. We have come back almost a dozen times in the years.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed 10 nights in the Dream House in April, 2012. It had a great view, very comfortable beds, a good sea breeze to keep the nights comfortable and was very cute from the outside. Javier was extremely friendly and helpful and made our stay enjoyable. Downside was that it was extremely rustic, with broken door handles that look like they were that way for years, a bathroom door that jambed, and the kitchen utensils and pots and pans were in such poor condition, I would not dare give them away at a garage sale. We shared 2 butter knives with 4 people. Most pans had broken handles and there was no kettle for boiling water. OK if you do not plan to cook anything and only use the coffee maker. The other units were in much better shape and this one seems overpriced for the condition it was in. Still had a great time though! Will miss Javier very much. The people of San Pedro were extremely friendly too. A pleasant beachfront walk to town was also enjoyable. Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan were highlights of our 3 weeks in Belize. Javier can set you up with whatever trip you want.

Room Tip: Dream house seems to be the oldest and least renovated of the cabana but has the most space for 4 pe...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Stayed 3 nights at Hotel Del Rio on Caye Ambergis. Loved this little place. We stayed in a room at the back which was basic but exceptionally clean. It had the softest sheets and pillows I've ever slept on. It also had a fridge which was very handy. Javier on the front desk is extremely helpful. Anything he suggested for us was awesome. He recommended Waraguma restaurant in town and without doubt it's the best seafood we've ever eaten. He also suggested we go with Searious to do some afternoon snorkelling and again it was the best snorkelling we've done anywhere.
The hotel is a nice walk along the beach front to town. It is directly across from the sea but there is no beach. It is still possible to drag a sun lounger over by the water or on the dock and get some sun. I would have no problems staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed in the upper front room, which was perfect because you could sleep with the doors open and get the sea breeze all night. The rooms were clean and the staff was great. They had great suggestions for places to eat and a were a great help in organizing any activities we wanted. The hotel is on the north end of town and a little quieter than right downtown in San Pedro. We rented bikes the entire time and felt very comfortable riding on the streets and on the beach. Great way to meet the locals because you ride along with them every day. The only drawback is not being able to snorkel and swim in the water right outside the hotel but I loved the trade off of the accessibility of all that San Pedro had to offer,

Room Tip: Choose the upper level thatched room. Great view and great breeze.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel del Rio

Address: North of town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Pedro
#31 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 10 minute walk from the center of town, on a quite beach north of town, Hotel del Rio has clean and comfortable; Thatch Roof Cabanas on the Beach, Air Condition units and Standard Rooms all with a great beach front view. We also have 2 large cabanas with a complete Kitchen. All our units have private bathroom with hot and cold showers, refrigerators and coffee maker. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Del Rio Hotel
Hotel Del Rio Belize/San Pedro

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