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“Clean and comforatble” 4 of 5 stars
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Posada Arco Iris
Carretera Pavimentada Principal, Half Moon Bay, West End, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 West End B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Clean and comforatble”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Just got back after staying 10 nights here and we were quite pleasantly surprised with the quality and especially the cleanliness of the place.
We stayed in room 18 on the second floor which has partial views of the sea and benefits from a sea breeze although we did pay extra for the air con which I would recommend as I would have found it very difficult to stay in the room otherwise.
The room was cleaned with new towels and linen every day. The staff were friendly too and it is very quiet despite being centrally located.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Granada, Spain
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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 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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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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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 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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Melbourne, Australia
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74 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Posada Arco Iris Hotel
Posada Arco Iris Hotel West End
Posada Arco Iris Roatan, Honduras - West End
Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal, Half Moon Bay, West End, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West End
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Arco Iris is beautiful tropical beach front property located in Roatan's West End. The property has 3 types of accommodation: standard rooms, studios with kitchen, apartments with kitchen. All rooms are available with either ceiling fans or air conditioning. Posada Arco Iris offers free wi-fi, kayaks and beach chairs. Our genial bilingual staff will be pleased to assist you with any of your island needs. Arco Iris is also proud to offer you the best in island cuisine with an Argentinian flair at our attached restaurant Argentinian Grill. ... more   less 

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