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“Perfect Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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“Perfect Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

Great Location just a short walk from town. Quit, but still close enough to easily enjoy all ov San Pedro.
Lovely Beachfront, very nice accommmodations, clean. Well priced.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

We were at the Cloisters for 4 weeks. We found all the people in San Pedro to be very
friendly and hospitable. This beachfront location was ideal for us. Its about a 10 minute
walk to town(best along the beach as its cooler that way). The Cloisters is just far enough
out of town to be very peaceful but close enough to be able to walk to town. The Cloisters
has its own bar and butch the bartender was always very nice and helpful. There is also
the Jolly Roger bar next door which has snacks or meals. We really loved the Palapa bar
which is about a 10-15 minute walk to the North of the island along the beach. It is a two
story bar set at the end of a dock and has a wonderful view of the sea and the reef.
Food and drinks are great there and again the bartenders are extra friendly. We don't
normally drink much but this was a great place to get to know people in the area.
The pool at The Cloister is just the right temperature and is well maintained and as
we were there at a quiet season we had it pretty much to ourselves. We generally
walked to town for groceries at Richies ' Supermarket and then were given a ride back
with our groceries. It was necessary to pay the toll for the bridge which was $5.Bz.
We loved our view of the sea from our sundeck and we loved the constant ocean
breeze....we found San Pedro to be a real paradise and we made many friends there.
Bob and Mattie took good care of us . We had daily maid service from Nedia whom we
grew very fond of.....must not forget to mention Jimmy who did all the maintenance for
the condos. He is a particularly nice young man and we appreciate his willingness to
help us and his friendly daily greetings.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2009

Bob was very nice and gave us good advice and great service and Mattie was very helpful. We were in condo 205 which was a wonderful condo and brand new on the third floor with great views. Recommend that you stay there and go diving .

Stayed January 2009
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Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

My family and I didnt actually stay in this hotel, we had a reservation for the four of us to stay in a suite which according to the website has a "pullout couch to accommodate two additional guests" . When we arrived at the construction site the owner came outside and hung over the balcony to rudely inform us that we had to get two suites for the four of us for twice the already expensive price. We asked him for a phone and he barked at one of his construction workers to "get 'em a phone" and that was the last we saw of "Bob". The worker was extremely helpful, I dont think he was too fond of his boss either. The cloister is located at the very north end of ambergris caye which is nothing but construction. Do not stay here, the owner is rude, the website is deceptive, and the area is miserable. We ended up staying farther south at Coconuts which was nice. Belize is a great place to visit and we had a great trip other than the cloister.

  • Stayed December 2007
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2007

We were looking for the perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we found it at The Cloisters. It was a private place to escape from our busy lives but convenient to all the wonderful sights of Belize.

We stayed in a one bedroom/ second floor, ocean front condo. Since we were in a corner unit, we had ocean views from nearly every window. (There was a banana tree outside the one window in the back.) The front of the property had a combination beach/ seawall area. Lounge chairs were available for guests and drooping coconut palms provided a shady spot to snooze.

We made our reservations directly with the owner/ builder who arranged our transportation to and from the airport. The staff was friendly and available to answer questions or assist with booking tours. Amenities included a full kitchen with plenty of pots, pans, dishes and utensils. We were surprised to find that the housekeeping staff even washed the dishes when we were out!

The Cloisters are only about a mile out of San Pedro town where there are many shops, restaurants and a lot of friendly people. Several restaurants are in walking distance of the condos. We enjoyed Sweet Basil, Beachin' Kitchen, and Papi's Diner. Golf carts and bikes are available to rent and water taxis will even stop at the dock next door. The first day, we rented a golf cart so we could get our groceries and explore North and South of our condo on Ambergris Caye. The next day we napped under the coconut trees in front of our condo. Then we walked into town for dinner. It was dark when we walked back and the stars were amazing. We took morning walks up the beach before breakfast and watched the iguanas playing in the underbrush.

During the week we went snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Park and Shark-Ray Alley where we were thrilled to find ourselves swimming with nurse sharks, stingrays and even a loggerhead turtle. We were also able to tour the Mayan ruins at Lamanai. The ruins were amazing and the guides were knowledgable about everything from history to wildlife and plant life.

The weather was beautiful all 7 days. Highs were between 85 and 90 but there was a constant breeze from the ocean that kept everything comfortable. Our only regret was that one week was not enough!

  • Liked — Views, privacy and price.
  • Disliked — The only thing missing was a soap holder in the shower.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Cloisters

Address: San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 24 Specialty Lodging in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located minutes north of San Pedro Town, The Cloisters is now accessed by the Boca del Rio Bridge. Large vehicles are restricted and the area maintains the peace and tranquility that one expects on a tropical island while being in close proximity to the town and its numerous shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Cloisters Hotel San Pedro
The Cloisters Belize/San Pedro

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