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“What a brilliant place to enjoy Caye Caulker !” 5 of 5 stars
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De Real Macaw
Hicaco Ave., Caye Caulker, Belize   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Caye Caulker
Toulouse, France
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“What a brilliant place to enjoy Caye Caulker !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A very good place to stay for family of 4, well-equipped flat and a nice sea view from the terrace with hammocks !
Moreover there is a roomy kitchen which allow you to cook your own dishes, so you don't have to eat outside all the time.
It's not far away from the public Beach, so you will spend a wonderful journey !

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We had the best time at De Real Macaw staying in an oceanfront room. It has a big wrap around verandah with chairs and hammocks that we sat back in every afternoon without fail. Nothing better than cracking a beer and watching the world go by. The rooms were great, basic but everything functioned well and we didn't see one bug the whole time. The place is central to everythkng, we hired bikes but absolutely everywhere is in walking distance. Eat next door at Enjoy bar, the food is incredible (and became a daily ritual for us too) We didn't want to leave! Thanks for making our stay awesome Real Macaw!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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 September 5, 2013

Likes: great location, clean accommodation.  Management and staff hands on and very helpful. Wifi good at front of property. Centrally located for access to water taxi , restaurants and supermarkets.
Dislikes none

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

... It's barely a shed. Situated round the back of the hotel we were frequently visited by moths, lizards and cockroaches. Also the shower and toilet are both in the (very small) room only separated by a curtain. Other than this room the rest of the hostel looked good and was in a good location!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed in de real macaw during our 5 night stay in Caye Caulker. The hotel is on the Front Street where most things are happening: only a minute walk to the Split where you can chill out in the day, and easy walk to all the main restaurants. Views of the sea and a great place to watch the local guys chirping at every tourist who passes them. Rooms are really clean with good air con as well as balconies with comfy hammocks: Rob was extremely helpful, sorting out tickets for boat travel and even helping us get our laundry to the laundry shop when we were out diving. A really great taste of the island; if you're coming to Caye Caulker, stay here

Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Lovely clean room- the maid cleans daily and it's spotless. The "main" sea front road runs directly infront and you can watch the waves all day long. The proprietor is very friendly and helpful and he takes security very seriously so it felt totally safe. It was a great stay at the end of our holiday. If you book early you can have a first floor room which has an even better outlook and can be quieter as we had a ground floor room and could clearly hear the movements of our neighbours up stairs- still brill though!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We got to De Real Macaw after staying at Ambergris Caye. When we arrived my reaction was "this is it?" I had reserved (and paid extra) for a beach view room. Well, saying this is room is beach front is a bit of a stretch. In between the room and the ocean is the main street on Caye Caulker (though admittedly it's not too busy of a street). Plus my "view" was from the side window. The place is really basic, basically reminds me of a hostel more than a hotel. They do have a little kitchenette so you can cook things up, but overall the room was a huge disappointment.

On the positive side, the owner and staff were very nice and friendly. They give you a lot of extra small services, like they will cash US traveler's checks without a fee. They also give you a little guide to the island, though I found their prices to be out of date on tours by about 20-30%. It is next to the social part of the island "the split" where people go to watch the sunset and where there seems to be more bars and restaurants. But for me, that was a negative, since I was so close to the street I could hear their noice at night.

On our last night on the island we stayed at Popeye's, which is actually on the beach, but further south. It was a much better experience IMO.

Room Tip: Don't pay for the beach view, it's not worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hicaco Ave., Caye Caulker, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Amenities:
Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Caye Caulker
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