Martha’s Guest House is listed as B & B. Actually, in my book this is a boutique hotel. Three stories and ten rooms with secure staff-attended entry lobby and attached small but full-service restaurant. When traveling solo, I often hop from hotel to hotel. Such activity is not acceptable when traveling with my wife. Martha’s was my third hotel in the five day stay in San Ignacio. After a night on the two terrible beds (same room at Cahal Pech Village Resort) I vowed newer again abandon Rule #1 – Inspect room before check-in. After brief introductions and price negotiation (Rule #2 - seek a senior’s discount) I was shown to 3rd floor room #9. The owner Martha was in the room addressing staff on the finer points of cleaning shower tile. Large tastefully-decorated corner room with lots of windows, views of palms and nearby hillside, great ventilation with adjustable ceiling fan, over-size shower, and comfy king-sized bed. Phone, television, optional A/C, dressing table and small dining table and even a rocking chair.
The intended one night stayed turned into three nights. Martha is not only a seasoned hotelier but also a notable chef. The quality of food in the restaurant was great. Everything, from pizza cooked by the slice to hamburgers to steaks & seafood to local cuisine, as well as many regional favorites. The escabeche (onion and chicken soup) was unbelievable. Don’t discount the coctail menu with one of the best margaritas I have found in Belize. They use a fine traditional recipe of equal parts quality tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. I highly recommend Martha’s Guest House. For early coffee (opens 6:30 AM) and great breakfast try Pop’s diner and it located just around the corner.
- Also Known As:
- Martha`s Guesthouse Hotel San Ignacio
- Martha's Guesthouse Belize/San Ignacio