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Foster's West Bay
Carretera Pavimentada Ppal , West Bay, West Bay, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #10 of 11 hotels in West Bay
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Treehouse is awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in the treehouse at Fosters from feb 22-march 2. The treehouse, while a bit overpriced ($50ish is a lot for backpackers on a budget), is really awesome. The treehouse sways with the wind, but is very sturdy. We were there for a couple of stormy days when the wind really picked up. There is a deck up top with an amazing view, and a lower deck in the mango tree branches with a hammock for relaxing. The shower is on the porch, so be prepared to hang a couple towels to create some privacy. A big plus is the purified water cooler in the room. There is a coffee maker and a small fridge/freezer as well. If the treehouse only had a small 1or 2 burner electric hot plate it would have been perfect, as dinner in west bay (priced in dollars, more for cruise shippers & resorters than backpackers) is a bit pricy for Central America.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We arrived at this place because it was the only one that had room for us, If I were to know I would have chosen some other place. The owners are some kind of uninterested for the people that stay at there hotel, very serious and not offering solutions for the people that arrive at there hotel. We were moved from one room to another in our two night stay because of availability but I couldn't find this hotel in any booking site in order to get to know it before arriving to the islands. The rooms have all the accommodations, but the first night we were in a room with no air conditioning, It was brooken and it was a awful night with the heat of the shore, make sure that your AC works when arriving at Foster's. They didn't show us around the hotel in order to get to know the bathrooms, the showers o local attractions, that was missing and necessary. One sunday afternoon a "DJ" was trying to mix some music but he keept playing the same songs over and over all afternoon long.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wasilla Alaska
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had some distorted views on TripAdvisor about staying at the Fosters West Bay cabana #1 turns out the women that sent the reviews just wanted a free upgrade. I have a bad back and had brought extra foam to put on our bed , been here 10 days and it’s still in the suitcase. If you are not form the 5th Ave.district in NYC and want first class service in a simple but quite atmosphere at the best price Fosters is for you. We have traveled all over the Latin American countries and we feel very safe and well taken care of here Mr. Foster will make sure you are doing well himself by stopping by to see if everything is fine. Stay at west Bay on Roatan you will love it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This review may be a bit out dated, happening 3 years ago, but I felt I needed to write it so others may understand the amazing feeling of waking up and looking out of the window to paradise!

We had been volunteering in Honduras for 2 weeks and decided to head to Roatan and relax in the crystal clear beaches. We were taken to Foster's by a keen taxi driver, and 4 of us got a cabin there.

This is not a high class hotel service- this is a home like cabin. It's quite basic, although it has a TV, and hopefully it also has a mosquito net now, as this was a problem before. But it felt rustic, and real- not made up and tarted! The shower worked, but the hot water was limited. Although after 40 degrees centigrade weather, the last think you want is a hot shower!

We woke up to what can only be described as paradise. Never have I seen anything like it befopre in my life. Palm trees surrounding you, with coconuts and mangoes hanging off the trees...and 20m in front of you is a white sand beach with crystal clear water...and then the second largest coral reef in the world in front of that. This was worth the money- it was incredible.

The owners are friendly and helped us out immensely. Overall, one of the greatest few days I've ever had.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

If they had newer more comfortable beds I would consider a 4th star for this place. The staff was great and helped us out with some logistical issues that required local expertise. The restaurant and bar was very good. No internet in the room but wifi was available in the office and restaurant. A/C worked. Cleanliness was a bit of a concern when we first inspected the room but on Caribbean standards it was close to par. We showed up with no reservation because we were stuck in Roatan for the night on the way to Guanaja. It was $80 total wich isn't too bad but did not include breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kentucky
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed all last week (Jan 4 - 12, 2013). Third trip to Roatán and second time to stay at Fosters.

If you are thinking a resort type accommodation by U.S. standards get that out of your head. By Honduran standards, it's quite nice. It's not the Waldorf Astoria, but by golly, it's a great location owned by local folks. If you have a problem with something, they do what they can to make it right.

I would like to offer one of the sons an apology. He put together a day trip to Cayos Cochinos, and we backed out. This cost him a little money. I am truly sorry for backing out like I did. He handled it like a true gentleman.

One of the other sons took us on an island tour. All the way to Punta Gorda. Thanks for a fun fun day! He even took us to a competitors resturant at the end of the day in West End. It was an honor to buy his supper. He even asked me if I would say grace at the dinner table. Good Christian man!

The fare at the cabana outdoor resturant is decent. They are very accommodating. They responded to any need that my wife, mother, daughter, or father had.

We ate at a nearby competitor resturant (Bite On The Beach). In conversation the owner asked where we were staying. I said Fosters. They responded that although they are competitors in the resturant business, they had nothing but respect for the family. She commented how they are one of the last local property owners who never sold out, but stayed to operate a successful business. Very nice to hear.

One of the workers for Fosters did extra nice things for my folks and me that when we went to a nice steak dinner in West End we just had to take him with us. He was so pleasant to have around. Good family man!

My advice.... Stay at Fosters. Sweet family. Hardworking family. But get the idea of American style resort out of your head. Be flexible. Have a chit chat with Mr. Foster and his boys. Good family.

Will definitely stay again next year.

I left out names of people as not to taint any person as positive or negative. Go judge for yourself!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

we stayed at Foster's and loved the location. the bungalows are comfortable but rustic. there was rarely any hot water available. the mosquitos are definitely an issue, as three of us got devoured! the owners are friendly and the restaurant is great. I think it's a little overpriced for what you get but I would probably stay here again due to it's great location!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera Pavimentada Ppal , West Bay, West Bay, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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