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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Action Belize

Action Belize
2 Mile Northern Highway, Belize City 999999, Belize
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Panacea, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Fished 2 days, was good one day and okay the next, guide (Richard Young) was very nice man who knew the water and loved to fish. Disappointment was in the outfitter (John) who booked the trip; we originally bought a package thru CCC at a benefit auction for 2 day,3 night trip for 3 to Belize . Package was to include fishing 2 days, 1 room at the Biltmore, Belize City (turned out is a Best Western), land transportation from and to airport. We decided to add a room for our 21 year old son, no rooms available at Biltmore, so we "upgraded" to the Raddison. We extended our stay on our own and booked the rest of the week in southern portion of Belize (Homanassi Resort in Hopkins-which was great). Upon checking out of the Raddison, I inquired about possibly needing a room for the night upon our return to Belize City later that week, was told that I could get room for same rate and given a quote. Turns out, our upgrade charge equaled that of the entire bill at Raddison with no credit for Biltmore. Complained and was told that I got better rate off the street than they do as regular customers and therefore there was no credit. No ground transportation at either end, did manage to get refunded for that but spent a long time waiting for shuttles that never showed. Both hotels were pretty much dumps. and Belize City is a very poor and dangerous place for tourists,Do not reccomend this trip to anyone with family or anyone looking for resort type atmosphere-much better to go out to Cays or go south of the city. Lesson learned, beware of auction vacation deals!

Visited July 2012
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ActionBelize, Owner at Action Belize, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
The guest purchased a trip through a benefit for the non-profit Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Florida, with whom Action Belize has been long time associated. Our package trips and this trip are lodged at our partner hotel - The Belize Biltmore. When guests saw it was a Best Western, they opted for another hotel - The Radisson. They also added another room to the benefit package for their son who had joined them on the trip. Guest doesn't have a problem with the fishing, but rather the cost they had incurred on the hotel change they requested. These CCA benefit trips are a fund raisers where Action Belize staff and Biltmore Hotel participate in donating services. The Radisson, however, does not participate in any donation which resulted in the guest feeling they didn't get proper hotel credit when opting out of the Biltmore reservation. Please note on this promo trip, if you change the accommodation to a non-participating hotel, you will have to pay the appropriate increase in costs. We hope our guests will continue their support of this great cause. Everyone in the Action Belize camp gives so that most moneys paid to the CCA stay with them on this promotion. Also note that the Belize Biltmore is a very nice hotel. Our fishing guests returning year after year, just wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
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