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“Had a fantastic time!” 4 of 5 stars
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Jamestown, Ohio
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“Had a fantastic time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you are looking for a Hilton, you're in the wrong place. You may... be in the wrong country.
Very basic facilities enhanced by very helpful staff and some partnerships with local businesses that allow ECBR to have a larger footprint than it is able to have independently.
Stayed here as part of a package that involved two local restaurants (George's Kitchen and Melt)< Crazy Kanuck's and the Fitness Club.
I never cooked there, there was a kitchen though. I would be wary putting more than 2 people in the suite I stayed in; only the bedroom is air conditioned.
Sleep quality was affected by AC unit and Karaoke from bar across the street, but not drastically.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We took advantage of a seven night offer through Groupon and were so pleased that we did. Having the taxes, transportation, breakfast, and activities included added to the value of our accommodations. The resort is a little older and more rustic but we enjoyed every minute! Reliable internet, a great beach, fantastic staff (we loved Josie), and perfect location added to our enjoyment on our vacation! Our unit was clean, beds were comfortable, and as two younger females on a budget vacation, we felt very safe. The live music at the beach bar provided great entertainment and we loved our daily breakfast at Melt. The walk to town is about 15 min, which made it very easy to tour around San Pedro by foot. We highly recommend this resort for anyone looking to maximize the vacation budget and able to look past a few outdated amenities. If you visit, say 'hi' to Jane the resort cat for us...she kept us company our entire trip, even sleeping at our door.

Room Tip: All of the rooms have an ocean view. If you are a lighter sleeper, you may want to ask for a room f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The resort was great, located on a beautiful beach in the center of San Pedro. The people make the place a 5 star, because they are so friendly and always have a smile on their face.

The resort was older, but beautifully situated. The food at MELT made it even better.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

When we first got to San Pedro via the water taxi, we knew the hotel was on Coconut Drive. We had a basic map that showed the street on it, but not the hotel. There are no street numbers or signs in San Pedro, so we found the street and started walking. It was about a 15-20 minute walk.

Check in was really easy and the two ladies in the office were really nice and helpful. We stayed in a basic room, 2A, and that turned out to be great for 2-3 people. You enter through a sliding glass door, into a living room area. There's a futon couch, small tv with cable, dining table with a couple of chairs, and a small kitchen with older appliances and mismatched dishes. There is a fan in this room, and with the sliding door open, that was enough most of the time. Then you walk through the kitchen to get to the bedroom and bathroom. There's a double bed, dresser, closet, nightstand, and two chairs. The bathroom is attached and is very small, but functional. No bathtub. The bedroom has a fan and window AC unit, so that was good.

The property of the hotel is nice. There's a breakfast/lunch cafe and a bar, hammocks and beach chairs on the beach, and a tiny (kind of laughable) pool that's about 20'x6'. However, with the hotel key you get admission to the San Pedro Athletic Club two blocks down the street. This is where you go swimming. It has a 250K gallon pool! The club is right next to the airport runway so you watch the planes take off an land about 50' from you. The club also has tennis courts and workout equipment (which we did not use).

Overall, everyone here was really nice, including the groundskeeper and nighttime security guard. I would stay here again and would recommend this hotel to a family or couple that wants to be a little out of the way. It's not a crazy happening area, but that's what we were looking for.

Also, all the hotels on the beach seem to have happy hours, so check those out. On Sundays, the Crazy Canuk (Exotic's bar), has a live band and a horseshoe tournament.

Room Tip: Buildings 1 and 2 are closest to the beach. Room 2A is literally 28 steps from the water. Random...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Just returned April 24-May1. I would go to this resort again and would recommend it to some-others would find it a little too rustic. The place needs some TLC but then most places inBeleze seem to. It was clean though, and the beds comfortable. I have to give a big shout out to Mateland and I hope I spelled his name right He is a treasure! He knows everyones name and will get you whatever you need-thanks for the coconut water. We felt very comfortable there- like family. The beach bar was always busy (lots of expats) Sunday it's THE place to be.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Overall, I recommend this resort. It is right on the beach (although, the beach is not conducive to swimming). There is a dive shop right next to the resort, which is very convenient.

Be aware that the air conditioning unit only services the bedroom and on hot days/nights, it gets very uncomfortable in the loft and in the front room.

There are also no hairdryers in the rooms.

The food onsite (at the bar and at the Melt) is terrible, bland and greasy. However, when we were there, the free breakfast vouchers we received through our Groupon were valid at George's Kitchen and the food and service there were great!

I would visit again if I were going scuba diving (and I would bring a hairdryer on my next trip).

Also, our friends in the next room had hooks on the porch for drying their scuba gear and we did not. So, really it's a hit or a miss with the amenities that come with the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We needed a budget hotel to offset our inland splurge. It is conveniently located close to town on a lovely beach that is kept very clean by the awesome staff. We wanted a golf cart for a day to explore and Rhonda at the front desk had a beautiful cart delivered in minutes. Scuba reservations? Dinner reservations? All taken care of for us. The kitchette was very handy for breakfast items and other things that needed a refrigerater. We did not cook, but the microwave was nice to have also. The rooms are all right on the beach. The units need a bit of TLC but as there is a teardown/renovation in the future plans upkeep is kept at a minimum. Nonetheless the staff and location made up for the conditions. I did enjoy the real thatched roof!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Exotic Caye Beach Resort

Address: South Coconut Drive | PO Box 11, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#25 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exotic Caye Beach Resort is a place full of perfect moments. All suites of Exotic Caye's Resort are set in a tropical ambiance with ocean views. Enjoy the tranquility of a relaxing massage. Soak up the sun. Lounge peacefully in an oceanfront hammock. Smell the fresh air. Dance the night away at Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar, take a Yoga class, workout, snorkel, dive, fish or simply do nothing at all. Our staff makes sure this is a vacation you will never forget! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Exotic Caye Beach Hotel San Pedro
Hotel Exotic Caye Beach
Exotic Caye Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro

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