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“Great value and location” 4 of 5 stars
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Posada Arco Iris
2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Carretera Pavimentada Principal, Half Moon Bay, West End, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 West End B&B and Inns
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great value and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at the 1 bd apt, there was 5 of us, so the placed a queen bed in the living room/kitchen area. After staying at hostels for the entire week, the hot water was very welcoming. The place has a lot of charm and amenities. The staff cleaned our room every day and gave us fresh towels and the kitchen was well stocked with silverware and pots and pans (however w/o a car, there's not many places you can go and stock up on food). The beach access was right across the street and it had chair for us free of price. Standard kayaking and snorkeling accessories were free as well. The only con is the beach is gorgeous, but not the best beach on the island. Since the rooms and secluded among the foliage, there were a lot of red fire ants as well, so keep that in mind and be careful! Other than that, at this price, you can't get anything better on such an "expensive" island.

Room Tip: Bring your own sheets and pillow cases. The sheets are probably like 50 thread count, so you may fee...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bellingham
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The room was clean and the staff were friendly. They have WiFi in the room that worked most of the time. It was safe and on the main street in West end. They have a restaurant that is a bit pricey but the food tastes good. No complaints.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Granada, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Nice, charm and cozy posada right next to beach in half moon bay. Perfect located next to the beach in the middle of the Jungle. Perfect for relaxing and reading break. Staff friendly and helpful. Old rooms but preserved actually gives you a more local experience away from luxury.

Room Tip: Las habitaciones del fondo son mas tranquilas.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you are looking for a small place to stay with a local feel, this is your place. If you are looking for 5 stars, pools, room service, and 1200 thread count sheets -- it isn't! Our rooms was clean, we opted for no AC and in January with fans on and windows open, no problems. They are screens on the windows so there is no problems with bugs. The sheets and towels are a bit tired, but it didn't bother me. If you are a sheet/towel snob, bring your own. The location can't be beat. There are free kayaks for your use and the paddles are found in the office (open 8a-8p). One night some guests were parting loudly, but I mentioned it to the office in the morning and there wasn't any other problems.

Room Tip: The stairs are steep to the second floor with no elevator, so if you have a problem with stairs, ask...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Arco Iris is nicely located down one of the beach across from the popular Sundowners Beach Bar. We had a room on the second floor with two queen beds and one master bedroom and bathroom. There was plenty of space, nice, high ceilings and plenty of fans to keep air circulating. Windows are completely covered with fly-screen to further keep the place nice and breezy.

The balcony was a great place to sit after a day of diving and enjoy a drink. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to make meals; a very convenient way to eat on a budget. Food isn't overly expensive of the island but it's not cheap either.

Staff were pretty friendly, if not a little overly directly immediate in requesting payment. Bear in mind there's a 16% surcharge on anything purchased on credit cards on the entire island, so cash is king.

Sundowners is usually open until 10pm or so, after which the Blue Marlin can be great for a few drinks until 12. We dove with Reef Gliders who were amazing and had some really great food just off the taco man across the road from the dive shop.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Arco Iris offers it all - a great location right in the action at an unbeatable price. At $42 a night per couple for a basic room you really can't find anything better.
We stayed here over Christmas-NYE this past December. The posada offers lounge chairs at no cost to their guests on the beach infront of the hotel. This little spot is nice because it is less crowded than the public area where all of the cruise ship visitors go. The rooms are basic but they include a fridge (which is nice if you want to keep cold beers/wine in the room for cocktail hour on the porch). The beds were the only thing that weren't great. They were pretty old and since the rooms don't get direct sunlight the matresses were a bit damp.
Overall if you're not fussy about the little things you'll be very comfortable here.

Room Tip: Rooms near the back are quieter (there is a restaurant at the front) but you will hear the generator...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed here multiple times while completing my house in West Bay. The location is great, the staff knows you by name and the food is some of the best in West End. They have two other locations that are newer, but this one has the best location.
I dropped a satchel containing quite a bit of cash and it was returned to me intact when I got back to my room later that day
There are more luxurious accommodations available on the island, this one is the best value.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Ken W
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Additional Information about Posada Arco Iris

Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal, Half Moon Bay, West End, Honduras
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Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Posada Arco Iris 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of West End-Half Moon Bay, in front of the beach with beautiful, relaxing view of the ocean in place where looking at the sunsets makes you feel like you never want to leave is located Posada Arco Iris. We have 19 units in total, different types of accommodation, standard rooms, studios with kitchenettes and apartments ... more   less 
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Posada Arco Iris Roatan, Honduras - West End

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