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“Amazing Value and Location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Wave Guest House

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Blue Wave Guest House
Front Street | Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker, Belize   |  
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Ranked #17 of 30 Caye Caulker B&B and Inns
Albury
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Amazing Value and Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

I stayed here for 6 nights in Caye Caulker. We shopped around almost all hostels, gust houses and Blue Wave was definately the best. great location overlooking the beach, very very friendly staff and owners. A few deferent options depending on you budget but great value all round.
We also dived with Frechies who were a great dive company.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London (originally NZ)
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We spent our first night at Yumas/tinas which was twice the price and not as greater value.

At blue wave we stayed in a private room with shared bathroom. There a only 3 rooms set up like this so the shared part is only with maximum of 2 other rooms.

We stayed in room 1 at the front which had a nice sea breaze. The room was massive and tidy. It was cleaned daily and the seets changed every second day. The bathrooms are also well maintained and clean. There is also hot water, not all places on the Caye have this. The kitchen is small and functional we used it for breakfast and a few other meals and found it was all we needed. There is also a big tank of fresh water for drinking and cooking, we drank it the whole time and had no issues.

The private rooms we looked at were a good standard but I will leave those to other reviewers.

Costs, we paid BZE$35 per night (cheaper than bellas guest house for a couple) it is BZE$40 for one night. The private rooms with bathroom were going for BZE$60-70 depending on aircon.

It is in a good location and has it's own wharf for chilling. We found the staff friendly and nice.

Don't forget 10% discount at Frenchie's diving who are very good.

Very reccomendable stay and excellent value

Room Tip: We had room 1 of the private shared and it had more windows and got the sea breeze
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here for our first two nights as we wanted to dive with Frenchies (they offer a 10% discount but not on PADI courses). We were lucky to catch someone before they closed but she was very friendly to show us around to a few rooms.

The rooms are pretty basic but nice not the less.

The front staff was very friendly and very helpful.

We would have stayed here for our entire trip but we thought we'd like to stay somewhere else.

I'd recommend this place without a second thought.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed here based on the reviews below and unfortunately we didn't have as an amazing experience. We hadn't actually booked a room as it was low season so we just showed up. They were just closing the office as we were arriving and told us they had plenty availability, however the lady seemed to be in a rush and didn't want to show us any rooms and just gave us the key to room one even though I had said to her I wasn't sure of it due to a 100 watt strip light which would be left on all night right outside our windows. It wasn't so much the light that was the problem but what I knew it would probably attract. I was right, within 3 minutes of being inside the room we were eaten alive - the room looked like a war zone after we had left it due to the amount of mosquitoes we had squoshed on the walls (the mosquito nets were all torn). We ended up only staying the one night and then moving on. Perhaps the suites are much better but the budget accommodation there is definitely not the best we have come across.

Room Tip: Ask to see the rooms before deciding - don't choose room one.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BlueWaveCayeCaulker, Manager at Blue Wave Guest House, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Blue Wave Guest House does not mean to be rude, but these guests are a bit on the dramatic side, we understand all guests are entitled to their own opinion, We will defend ourselves by clearing the following:
Most hotels in Caye Caulker (with the exception of 2 or 3) have regular business hours from 8-5 or 8-6, it was already way after 6pm. not to say we wont attend to our guests after closing hours which is what we did. Next, Blue Wave never just hands a key to a guest to go see a room, they are always taken to the room and showed the room so that the guest can decide. As for the mosquito nets, we had no clue what they are referring to as we do not provide mosquito nets to our guests (they travel with them most times), all we provide is the hook on the ceiling so they can hang their own, so saying our mosquito nets had holes is strange as we did not provide any to them whatsoever.
Fact check: Mosquitoes: we all know that mosquitoes are not attracted to the light, but instead to the darkness. so saying ht eoutside light attracted mosquitoes is also strange, it is also the wet season in the TROPICS, all guests travel with repellent and had they asked for repellent or bug spray we would have gladly loaned them abottle, even though there isnt much of an issue wiht mosquitoes or sandflies in those rooms. (owners live right above them on the property) as for the bright light, it serves to keep the sitting area lit at night but at the guests request we would happily turn the lights off.
Please do not let this review hinder your thoughts about visiting or staying at our establishment. we are here to serve you. and we stand by that. :) .
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I traveled to Belize in August with a friend for vacation (I had been previously for work) and we went straight to Caye Caulker. We had done a little research ahead of time and booked our first 2 nights stay at Blue Wave. The rest of the trip was unplanned and we were going to play it by ear. The staff at Blue Wave are very helpful and the location is great - near the split (for swimming) and close to town (not that anything is super far from town but...) The place was very clean and comfortable. They have shared-bath rooms for around $20-25 and private bath room (with private balcony/porch, AC, etc.) for around $50. A great bargain! We ended up staying 5 days at Blue Wave before heading to San Ignacio. We just didn't want to leave. I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

On a whim I got online, booked a flight for the next Saturday, put the pups in the kennel and headed for Central America and a country I had only heard about from friends who had never been there. I stayed at a clean inexpensive guest house on the mainland for four days, then took a water taxi to an island I read about called Caye Caulker. I walked off the boat, bought some fresh baked banana bread from a street vendor and a very sweet Belizean taxi driver drove me around to look at several accomodations to see where I might want to stay. Third stop was the Blue Wave. The proprietress was very nice, showed me a room to see if it suited, charged me $20.00 a night, and made this single gal traveler feel safe and right at home. Shared bath was kept spotlesss by staff I never saw, location was perfect for enjoying everything the Island offers and the room was simple and comfortable: bed, desk night table and fan. Sparse accomodations perhaps, but comfy enough to enjoy a book and catnap on a rainy island afternoon before walking across the street for fresh outdoor grilled lobster. Can't wait to go back, can't recommend the Blue Wave highly enough ! If you are looking for a luxury hotel stay, go down the road and pay $125.00, if you want to enjoy the island and fall in love with paradise, stay at the Blue Wave.

Room Tip: Allow your hostess to show you all of the rooms, and choose your favorite !
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011 via mobile

The room we had was very nice and cleaned daily. Great price and included AC and even cable TV. The only downside to these rooms would be that one night there was loud music which was vibrating the room and the other nights it can be a little loud from the crowd outside. Despite all this, we would still return to stay here given the price and cleanliness.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Front Street | Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
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Ranked #17 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Caye Caulker
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful rooms with private bath... reasonably priced. We also have basic rooms with shared bath for budget travelers. ... more   less 
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