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“Friendly and clean” 4 of 5 stars
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20 Far West Street, San Ignacio, Belize   |  
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Ranked #9 of 26 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Friendly and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed here for two nights, Rosa was away but John was there and really welcoming and chatty. He definitely knows everything about the area and we should have talked to him before booking the ATM tour. Room was comfortable and very clean. Also you're only a few minutes walk from town but away formally the noise.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Accomodation is very basic but what makes this place so special are the owners, John and Rosa. They offer a very friendly and informative service. John used to be a travel guide and he enthuses about Belize and it's history. He knows everybody and can get good discounts on trips, tours, restaurants and care hire. It's like being back at home with my Dad listening to his many stories of the past.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

my husband and I moved to stay here after arriving at a really noisy hotel. We wanted to be away from the night club but still walking distance to downtown. John and Rosa are super sweet and knowledgeable about things to do in area. We ended up staying 3 nights because it was a good base to start our adventures. Very budget friendly and basic , but hey we were backpacking and just needed clean bed and shower. John has so much stories to share. It was just great talking to him and meeting other backpackers.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

My boyfriend and i we loved j & r guesthouse.
Jon and aurelie are so friendly and lovley.
First we went to san ignacio because of the market on saturday for 6 nights. After 13 nights we left san ignacio ...
The hostel is very clean and looks nice.
For us was it the best choise to stay. It was after 5 months travel our home far away from home.
Thank you for all.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 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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Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

John and Rosa are great hosts. The place itself is clean and homey. It is literally like being at your grandmas's and grandpa's place. You feel very welcome and John is a great guide if you wanna do something in the town. Rosa washed our clothes and John got us a canoe to take on the river running through San Ignasio. Great place, Great stay. I can really recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Helena, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at J&R and we loved it. The rooms are clean and comfortable but what made the stay memorable was John and Rosa. They were like your fondest memories of your grandma and grandpa, or in our case our mom and dad as we have 8 grand kids of our own. Rosa made sure we had anything we needed and just quietly loved us. John is a man who has such a great pride in his Mayan ancestory that he will talk for hours about the culture and the country. He told us things about the Mayan temples that even the tour guides didn,t know. a must see Belizen experiance.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I have been traveling Central America for several months now; we stayed here back in September and we still look back on it as one of the highlights of our trip. Jon and Rosa are two of the nicest, most genuine people we have met during our travels. Their friendliness and hospitality was what made this place so wonderful. From the moment we stepped in Jon was willing to give us advice of things to see and do in the area. He helped us arrange nearby tours (ATM with Carlos was incredible) and even drove us to his nephew's wonderful restaurant one night and arranged our transport back to the hostel one night. He helped us get to nearby Maya ruins and was truly passionate about the nearby history and his heritage. He also (for only a small price for gas) offered to drive us to the border and assisted us in our first border crossing in Central America. It's the little things - one night the power went out and Jon was quick to light candles. Set in a great little garden with hummingbirds, rooms are clean, laundry service available, shared bath is nice and complimentary coffee & bread/jam are an added bonus. I could say so much more, but the other reviews should just add to your reason to stay here if you are ever in San Ignacio.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 20 Far West Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
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Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
J & R Guest House Belize/San Ignacio

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