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“Very good quality for the money” 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 10 West End B&B and Inns
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Comayagua
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good quality for the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Beach front property near the Sundowner Bar and Grill. I've stayed here a couple of times. You can get rooms with A/C or just fans. Rooms are clean and well maintained. They do have wifi but if you're in the back, it's up and down throughout the day although outages tend to be short lived (minutes). They have propane stoves but they're not autolighting and there are no matches supplies. Either bring a lighter or buy matches in town.

Mattresses are old but still okay (not lumpy or broken). Should you need something fixed, they'll work to sort it out that day. They have snorkel gear and canoes free for guests. Those who dive are located near many dive shops so you don't have to haul it far. There's a restaurant / bar in the front or you can walk a few minute through town and see what's open.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    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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New Haven, CT
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49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

An amazing little hotel just off the main drag in West End, Posada Arco Iris is a tropical oasis. You get a private beach, with lounge chairs on the sand and a coral reef just offshore. They offer free kayaks and cheap snorkeling equipment if you want to be active, and a restaurant and bar if you don't! The rooms are large, and the hammocks are a great place to spend an afternoon. I found the hotel to be incredibly clean and the staff to be friendly and helpful. Would recommend getting the air conditioning though -- it can be sweltering without a way to cool it down.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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White Hall, AR
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We just returned from a 10-night stay. We had a great time! The beach in front of the hotel is wonderful! The rooms are basic but they are clean and quiet. The mattresses are a bit old and the pillows are flat and/or lumpy but what do you expect for $50/night?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Quadra Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place is in a wonderful location, and the large inner garden with its huge tropical trees and vines proves an oasis of shade and quiet when you need a break from the sun. It is on the 'main drag' so is very close to all the diving places, shops and eateries, yet not too close to the louder night scene if you want to get some sleep before your early morning dive. The staff are very nice and friendly, the rooms are clean and large, and the ambiance is perfect. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

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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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Bellingham
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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 10 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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