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“Solo traveler, but Harry's would be wonderful for a couple” 5 of 5 stars
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Placencia Harbor, Placencia, Belize   |  
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“Solo traveler, but Harry's would be wonderful for a couple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The location is amazing! The sun rise from the cabana’s are breathtaking. I was traveling by myself and felt like the cabana would be great for a couple, but I had fun there solo too! I stayed in the one with the Kitchen which was nice if you plan on cooking. Bring snorkel gear if you have it, you can go right off the beach! When you get here… go slow and relax. There are hammocks in the shade that are perfect to just relax on a warm afternoon. I wish I had more time to get to know Harry, he seems like someone who would have a lot of great stories.

Room Tip: Cabana #1 has a kitchenette
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Harry's was a great place for us to stay on a very low key relaxing vacation. Traveled with another couple and every morning we took our coffee to the beach and watched the sunrise. Perfect way to start the day. Beach was very quiet and out of the way. Not much foot traffic. Cabanas were just what we expected. Clean and comfortable. Our luggage was a day behind us and Fern offered to lend us whatever she could. She also helped us track it down and get it from the local airport when it did come in. We are already thinking about our trip for next year. Thank you Fern and Harry.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We recently spent a week with another couple at Harry's. It was exactly what we expected, clean, simple and out of the way. Fern kept us happy without being pushy, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the early morning sunrises to the sound of the surf at night. It was what we wanted. We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Lancaster, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Simple, but spotless cabanas, great water pressure, plenty of room and wonderful, relaxed owners. Location is down a sandy lane and bit of hike if you have walking difficulties but otherwise cannot say enough good things about his place. Definitely backpacker friendly but in a good way, can be a bit disorganized but great attitudes and that matters more.

Room Tip: bit of a hike to hotel over sand so best for backpacks or a golf cart for luggage, lighting can be a...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This was my 6th or 7th trip to Belize although my first to Placencia it was also my current girlfriends first time so i was a little concerned she would not be able to adjust to the pace and no place in Belize personifies that pace more(or lack of it) than Harry's. Needless to say it turned into one of my best vacations ever. Harry is a fantastic and generous host and is full of great stories. We we rarely left the the "resort" except to make runs for supplies (rum steak beer and more rum) and cooked in the sand almost every night. Harry's is at the end of the peninsula so can be quite private, we lucked out as there were no other guests the week we stayed. The sand part of the beach is a short swim over some seaweed so bring your water shoes this will make sense when you get there.

Room Tip: Room one has a small kitchenette, plus the shade of a large tree with a hammock.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I have a feeling that if we'd been able to stay at Harry's that we'd have thoroughly enjoyed it.

Alas... We did not.

We showed up, fresh off 2 airplanes and a taxi, on Christmas evening to Harry's Cabanas to find a small party going on - yay!, right? Wrong. As we walked up and announced our arrival it was like someone stopped the record player. Things got quiet and Harry reluctantly stood up and said, "Uh. It seems we have a problem..."

He walked us away from the party and immediately pawned us off on his girlfriend, Fern. Fern proceeded to explain that EVEN THOUGH we had booked 3 weeks in advance, already paid for 2 of our 4 nights, AND sent a confirmation email the day prior - they had no cabana for us. Turns out that the current inhabitants of our cabana had asked to extend their stay and Harry had said, "Sure." So when they later realized their mistake they neither kicked those inhabitants out nor contacted us. Instead, they waited for us to arrive and Harry took 30 seconds away from his party to say "We made a mistake. We found you another cabana elsewhere though," and then gave us over to his girlfriend to iron out the details. Luckily she was willing to help us. After recommending another cabana in the center of town (more expensive, more noisy), or an impersonal hotel next door (so so noisy AND double the price), we LUCKED OUT and were recommended (by a stranger) another quiet cabana where we ended up staying all 4 nights. It was slightly more expensive as well, but what can you do? Fern drove us there, refunded our 2 night deposit, and even offered us each a beer. Thank goodness for her.

So - Harry, please sort out your booking and try to be a bit more empathetic next time you kick a paid customer to the curb on Christmas evening.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Beautiful wooden cabanas, great hammocks, very hospitable owners and just a great location for relaxation. The best place to stay in Placencia! I enjoyed the nicely build, very cozy and clean cabana. I prefer fans over aircons and hammocks and books over tv's, so to me Harry's place was paradise!
Can recommend everybody this place...would like to go back as soon as I can.

Room Tip: The cabana behind the wisdom tree has a kitchenette...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Harry's Cozy Cabanas

Address: Placencia Harbor, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three hardwood cabanas in a garden setting on the harbour side beach in Placencia Village, Belize. Each cabana has one double and one single bed, hot water showers, small refrigerator and coffee maker. One cabana has a counter-top stove and larger refrigerator. Harry's is in the quietest part of Placencia village right on the Placencia harbour. Step from your cabana into the sea. Great snorkeling right off the beach. See the mountains in Guatemala and Honduras on clear days. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Harry`s Cozy Cabanas Hotel Placencia
Harry's Cozy Cabanas Belize/Placencia

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