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Carretera Pavimentada Ppal. West End, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #10 of 34 Roatan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Skip it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

Please note, I did not stay at this hotel overnight and my review is based only on my experience with the food, service and beach facilities. We booked the "Magical Island Beach Day w/ Lobster Lunch" excursion through the Celebrity cruise line ($72 per person) and this is where we ended up. The description for this excursion states that we would receive a "welcome Mimosa and hors d'oeuvres" upon our arrival. The "Mimosa" turned out to be some type of fruit juice, sans champagne (or any type of alcohol), and the single hors d'oeuvre (I have no idea what it was, but it was extremely spicy and I did not care for it) was served much later, on the beach. The excursion description further states that "lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.;" however, lunch was served only at 2:00 p.m. and consisted of 1 very small, cold lobster tail with some sort of cream sauce poured on top of it, "Indian" rice and an unidentifiable dish that somewhat resembled potato salad. It was quite disappointing and I did not enjoy any of it.

As for our accommodations on the beach, initially, there were not enough lounge chairs for all of the guests, so our host, Paul (who really did try his best to make everyone happy), ran around tyring to locate more chairs. My fiance and I each ended up with dirty, broken chairs (the plastic straps on the seat of my chair were broken so when I sat in it my rear end hung through and my fiance's chair was missing screws so that it shimmied and shifted every time he moved and the chair back would not stay upright). Towels were not provided, so we had to purchase them from one of the shops up the road. There were no umbrellas to provide shade from the sun, so we had to sit far back from the water, under an almond tree. There was a cash bar, but there was no running water, so the bartender would occassionally dip his blender into a bucket of water to rinse it between mixing frozen drinks. Needless to say, we were not impressed.

The restroom facilities were abysmal; 2 tiny stalls, one leaky toilet and one toilet that didn't even work, causing an extremely long line for the women's restroom. No showers and no place to change. The excursion description indicates that "buses will start returning to the vessel at approximately 1:00 p.m.;" however, they did not start running until after lunch, at approximately 2:45 p.m. We couldn't get out of there fast enough!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Atlanta, GA
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

We found the rooms comfortable and affordable, and the maid service was prompt thorough each day. However, beware, they rent the beach to the cruise ships and when the ships are in port you'll wake up to hundreds of people outside of your room first thing in the morning. If you're looking for large crowds of people stealing everything off of your deck then this is your place. We complained to the manager that we could have been warned as we would have gone somewhere else had we known. Also make sure your outdoor shower is functional; any sand in the room brings in the sand flies and they'll eat you alive. Locating the manager can prove to be a chore around siesta time.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, MD
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

We found this place because the room we booked elsewhere was a dump. What a stroke of good luck. Santiago and Carlos made this stay perfect. They went out of their way to make this a pleasurable stay. They have laundry service if you ask. Good cheap beer and bottled water in the office. the best cleanest beaches. Sooo quiet.

  • Stayed October 2008, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Stayed here for 3 nights while we were diving with West End Divers. Great place to stay and study for PADI course, out of the way but near enough to the bars and restaurants. We paid $70 incl tax and definately the best place to stay in the west end. We had a cabin right on the sea front, so could go swimming and not worry about leaving stuff on the beach. There's also an outdoor shower on the deck for after swimming. Big spacious rooms with aircon and big bathroom/vanity area. There's also a romantic gazebo type thing over the water that's very romantic to watch the sun go down. Would definately recommend. :0)

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

I just got back from Roatan and stayed at three different hotels and toured several others; Lost Paradise should be ranked first of all of them. The price on this site is way off; we paid $68/night for a oceanfront bungalow that had two double beds, skylights, a shower with skylights, a fridge, a lovely deck 20 feet from the waves with adirondack chairs. There are several gazebos right on the beach so you can sit on wrought iron chairs or beach chaise lounges in shade or sun under a palm tree or by the water. The owners are great -- their parents started this place in the 60's and one of them designed the bungalows himself; they're really beautiful. This is certainly not a luxury resort-- if you expect that you'll be disappointed-- but it's the comfiest, most beautiful moderate-range place I've ever stayed at. One caveat; Foster's is next door and I hear that the weekends might get noisy; bring earplugs if you're here on a Fri/Sat. Bring snorkel gear -- you can swim 200 yards out to the reef (it's never deeper than 10 feet).

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new haven, ct
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277 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

After reading about Roatan, reading all the reviews on Trip Advisor et al and checking out all the hotel home pages, we chose the Lost Paradise Inn. Probably was a wise decision as I saw nothing else that would have come close. It is clean, neat, and having one's own bungalow is a plus. (Sueno del Mar next door was the only place that looked more "upscale" but when I heard the baby wailing from a balcony there one morning I can imagine that was quite audible in the adjoining rooms, and really appreciated the privacy). Carlos is very helpful. I had requested a bungalow on the water (some are back or across the road) and we had the Aries, which was about the closest. He also helped us plan activities. We were only there 4 days but did the zipline, the park, butterly garden, glass-bottom boat and the dolphin encounter, which the hotel set up for us before the trip.

The two best restaurants we found in West End were closest to Lost Paradise, too - the Lobster Pot and Creole Chicken (mentioned in previous reviews, so I won't rehash). I was surprised that prices were a bit steep on the island and will say that the only bargains were these two restaurants and the Lost Paradise.

As an aside, as a shopper, the town is full of shops but very few that are really interesting (and this coming from someone who likes cheap souvenirs!). The one exception is Waves of Art (I believe that's the name) - can't be missed, it's in a quasi-Victorian yellow building about in the middle of town. It is the only shop (outside of the one at the Anthony's Key resort, but it has more local stuff than even there) with a variety of handicrafts made in Honduras, many by women's groups. Also the only one where I found a good variety of decent jewelry.

  • Liked — Private, clean, cute, helpful staff
  • Disliked — Frosted windows made for no view
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Lost Paradise for several days recently and had a great time. We have four and eight year old boys who loved being able to play in the sand around the cabana (we were in Gemini) and splash in the completely calm water while we sat on our private balcony and watched. They also spotted sea urchins, puffer fish, barracuda, lobster, and many beautiful fish right there at the hotel beach. Carlos, the owner, provides wonderful service and is very helpful when you need to find transportation. We walked down the beach to the Lobster Pot restaurant each morning for coffee and lobster omelets and just next door to the dive shop, Sueno del Mar. The sand fleas bit us at first, but we quickly realized we needed to spray ourselves more regularly, and that made all the difference. If you want a place to sit on the porch and watch the sun set over the sea, Lost Paradise is perfect.

  • Liked — view from room
  • Disliked — sand fleas
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Carretera Pavimentada Ppal. West End, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Lost Paradise Hotel Roatan
Lost Paradise Inn Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands

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