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Las Rocas Resort & Dive Center
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   West Bay Beach | Roatan, West Bay 33132, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in West Bay
Rochester, Minnesota
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“Extremely Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My 14 son and I needed to go see what Roatan was all about before sending our family to an island that not many know about. We booked Las Rocos over the internet, because it was a good location, served breakfast, and reasonably priced.
Wow! Were coming back.
During our stay, we took a full day and traveled the whole island, looking at many other resorts, personal house etc.. Price was not an issue. After our day around the island, we came back to Las Rocos and said, "WOW. the location, the food, the small quaint hospitable simple atmosphere WE love! We cannot wait for our next trip with our whole family for them to taste The food and have a drink right on the ocean. The location is perfect!

Andrea

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Las Rocas .But what the hell we can have fun in a tornado. Things that need attention !!! Your dive master Kelvin was unfriendly ,unresponsive .I say that of the FOUR dive masters we dove with (12 dives )the BAR TENDER WAS THE BEST ! And he was not our Dive master ALLWAYS HAD A GOOD ATTITUDE AND HELPFULL!!!! The bed SUCKED . Hard as a rock and we thought it would fall apart at anytime!Just needs a a little TLC put a radio in the rooms fix the damn bed its a (hotel not a hostel )get some water presure ! and tighten up the soap dish for gods sake.Most all the Hotel staff was freindly and Nice . Great Munkey la las with a great bar staff

Room Tip: 2nd floor gets a view over the top of the roof of the 1st floor
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Just got bad from vacationing, our final leg was 4 days in Roatan at las rocas.. i could not recommend this place anymore the staff was great... super friendly, and always ready to help out in whatever was needed.. the people are sincerely welcoming and made us feel super comfortable.. The dive shop was great, Kelvin the dive instructor was helpful and even gave us some tips and advice as novice divers.. The guys Randy & Alex went diving with us the first day and i can honestly say i never felt more safe, all though it wasn't their "job" and they were diving for fun, they looked after us (being it was our first dive) and helped us set up our equipment, they went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable.. Overall i had a great experience, the girls in the office were super nice and friendly and made great conversation with our group.. I would recommend this place time and time again we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are worth the upgrade... there is no TV but with the beach right next door you...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Not the most luxurious, but VERY clean, cozy and friendly. The grounds were lush and well maintained; the dive shop was well staffed and well stocked. Drinks were great; staff very helpful and committed to their guests having a great time.
Location was excellent, They WILL pick you up from the airport and drive you back.
The cabins are small, but VERY comfortable, clean and recently renovated.
An EXCELLENT value .
Close to all activities. 3 min. walk to West Beach; 5 min. water taxi to West End.
Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Perdido Key, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Las Rocas is a typical diver hang-out - nothing special about it - food is ordinary at best, accommodations are basic. What I don't like is that management is misleading - they don't tell you that many rooms do not have a TV...or that the internet-access is a joke (employees agreed, it's a joke) - wasn't functional for 50% of my 1 week stay...& they're still using outdated "G" rated wireless routers, so when service is available, it's extremely slow for multiple-users.

Also, they don't consult with you when they change agreed-upon plans, they just charge you extra & argue about it (no offer to compensate for the lack of PAID-FOR internet service)...?!?

The dive shop was good, especially liked Peter - very good dive-master...otherwise, I would rate this outfit a 2.

Room Tip: The value rooms are small & have noisy window-type AC units, no TV (same as some "Standard...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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lasrocasroatan, Owner at Las Rocas Resort & Dive Center, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thanks for your review. I'd like to add my answer since the "management" have been defined "misleading".

You have booked a dive package in a Value bungalow, our budget accommodations. When you arrived at the resort you asked for an upgrade because you wanted an ocean view. We showed you a Standard Plus (you have been the first one to use this upgraded bungalow) that was available for the first 5 days and a Standard, that was available for the last 2 days. You knew in advance that you had to change room and you had seen both rooms. We also gave you a great deal since we did not charge you for the increased price of the Standard Plus. I now read your complain about the TV. We DO NOT mention nor include the TV in the amenities of our standard and value bungalow. So I do not see why you were assuming that all the bungalows had TV. You asked for an ocean view and we guaranteed you a great ocean view.

As for the internet : you said "they're still using outdated "G" rated wireless routers" . Let me give you a technical explanation for that. We use (I am kind of a geek myself) a state of the art mesh wireless system, that give you internet access all over our property. Yes, our routers are "G" rated. A "G" router has a maximum connection speed of 54 mbit/s. Our guests are each allotted a 0.200 mbit/s second connection. It will take 270 concurrent connection ( in an optimal situatoin but I would say 100 maximum connection ) to saturate the output capacity of a "G" router. Our network NEVER have more than 15 machines connected at the same time. Even a "B" rated router would be enough for our network. You can have a Ferrari but if the speed limit is 30 miles/hour it will be of no use.
I agree, the internet connection is pathetic (in terms of speed) and at the same time outrageously expensive here in Roatan, but that's what we have available here on the island.

As for the unavailability of the service, the system had a black-out of 6 hours ( during the night ) because in one day Roatan experienced several island wide power black outs. One of them was late at night, when no-one at the resort could "reset" the system because of the power surge. I apologize for that, but I do not think it should entitle you for a full refund.

We're not perfect but we care about our business and we try to solve all the problems when they arise.

Thanks for staying with us.
Pasquale
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

In selecting a place to stay in Roatan, we wanted a clean, quiet, basic and enjoyable place to stay that was right for the price -- and that's exactly what we got and more. And we both agreed we'd like to return.

We have stayed at 5-star luxury and all-inclusive resorts around the world, too, as other reviewers have felt the need to mention, and if that's what you're wanting, try somewhere else because this place won't be your vibe. We don't have children, and the quiet, rustic tranquility of Las Rocas was more what we wanted.

We stayed in the "Ventotene" room -- a "value" room I think, located on the second floor, which I would recommend so you get a better view and more privacy. We had everything we needed in the room (we didn't have a tv set, but didn't want one...we have several of those at home, and not what we wanted on an island). Let me address some of the "deficiencies" another review mentioned, because it sounded like he/she was staying at a completely different resort:

1. We did have a desk, which was perfectly fine for sitting, working, typing, writing, or anything else you might want to do.
2. Wooden chairs -- that's what we had, too, but I didn't find them uncomfortable as far as wooden chairs go. They're wooden chairs, not barcaloungers. They suited our needs just fine, but then again, we're not big on sitting indoors when vacationing on an island.
3. Our bathroom was completely enclosed, roof and all, like any normal bathroom. No leaks, no mold, and no silverfish, but I will say that if anything needed improvement, it would be this area. While it was clean, it could stand some TLC. There were a few tiny ants around the sink, but nothing that couldn't be remedied by the staff upon mentioning it.
4. I feel that people who might do the most complaining about this place could have perhaps considered the price more. Let's face it -- it's one of the better values in the area, so it would make sense that it's not going to contain the more luxurious amenities that some folks consider "necessities" in order for them to be comfortable.

Our room did, indeed, get so cold (this is adjustable!) that we needed the comforter at night. Our bed was really comfortable, but then again, we're not THAT picky with beds as some others might be who prefer Tempurpedics.

The food at the restaurant was delicious, and the staff serving it (WE MISS YOU, WINSON!) was friendly, quick, accommodating and warm.

I do have to agree with some of the comments about the dive shop -- but we let them know how they might improve in the future, and hopefully they will. Still, it's handy to use them, as you get use of the bathroom, weights, and a place to hang/store your gear so you don't have to use your room. No lockers, but they do lock up the shop every night. We brought our own gear, so we didn't have to worry about renting. They do not rent tanks for shore diving, but this isn't a place you'd want to shore dive anyway, considering the number and proximity of boats passing by.

We found the staff to be most helpful and accommodating during our stay. If there's something you're missing or needing, just tell/ask them -- if they can provide it, they will. Kim in the office even made phone calls for us, set up a reservation for us, and was willing to help us set up whatever excursions we might want.

The "pool" they have is called a "plunge pool" -- more like the size of a large jacuzzi. But with the ocean only 20-30 paces from our room, and with a pool back home, we didn't miss it. And think about it...no pool = less kids! The peace and tranquility alone at this place is something for which we'd return.

The location is AWESOME -- an aspect I think far underrated in its reviews. It's right on the edge of West Bay, so it's enough of a distance from the really nice beach (away from noise), but a short barefoot walk away. We had heard that West END was "the place to go," but we were so glad we chose West Bay -- and Las Rocas -- instead. West End is more for the 20-somethings who like to stay up, drink and party, whereas West Bay is more laid back, a little slower, and (for us), way more enjoyable. West End is only a 5-minute (and $3 per person) water taxi away.

We did so much on the island in addition to diving and snorkeling -- above all, I would definitely recommend either getting a personal taxi tour or renting a car/scooter for a day to see some of the other parts of the island. Each town/area has its own rhythm, tempo, and even cultural differences, and some of the views in the higher-elevated areas are simply breathtaking.

Room Tip: Ask for a second-story room to get a better view and more privacy.
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Excellent stay in the month of June. The resort was just as we expected - laid back & casual, in a very tranquil setting. We were so pleased after traveling to the west end by water taxi that we chose Las Rocas as our resort. It is perfectly placed in the middle & everything is easily accessible. We chose a stand alone bungalow as to avoid neighbor noise. Food from the kitchen at the resort was GREAT (yummy chicken quaisadillas) (sp?)! We travelled by foot of an evening a couple of times to visit Banarama & a couple of the other resorts for their nightly meal specials. Again, Las Rocas is perfectly placed. My hubby had great fun with the dive center crew - what a great bargain the 10 dive package is!! I know without a doubt, when we have the pleasure of returning to Roatan, we will happily stay at Las Rocas!!

Room Tip: I would ask for the single bungalow again to avoid hearing people above me.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: West Bay Beach | Roatan, West Bay 33132, Honduras
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Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in West Bay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in West Bay
#5 Family Hotel in West Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in West Bay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Las Rocas Resort & Dive Center 3*
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Tucked away on Roatan's most beautifull beach, Las Rocas Resort & Dive Center offers the perfect setting for your intimate getaway vacation. Dive Roatan's marine park from the doorstep of your cabin. ... more   less 
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