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“Good for the price, many mosquitos” 3 of 5 stars
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Foster's West Bay
Carretera Pavimentada Ppal , West Bay, West Bay, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in West Bay
San Salvador, El Salvador
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good for the price, many mosquitos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fosters is a good hotel located in the best beach in Roatan. We stayed on the Beachfront Cabana, the room has the basic ammenities for the price, cable tv, ac, microwave and refrigerator. The only "problem" is that they have a little pond (riito) with dirty water and a lot lot lot of mosquitos, you will be eaten alive so we recommend have repellent. There is a bar called boho that is really good (2$ beer). Regarding the food, it is good but not the best option. Another important situation is the access to the hotel, it is not in good condition. Overall it is a good hotel for the price.

Stayed July 2015, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited Foster's West Bay while on a cruise ship in February. We immediately fell in love with the place and vowed to return. While we were there we relaxed on the beautiful white sand beach, swam in the crystal clear Caribbean water, and were given a tour of one of the cabanas at Foster's, Sky cabana #4. After returning home, we decided to book that beautiful cabana for one week in June, and returned to this unspoiled paradise on June 11 for one week.
We have traveled to the Caribbean several times on cruise ships and we are used to Hilton Hotels, and all inclusive resorts, so a trip to Foster's was a little bit out of the ordinary for us. We quickly learned that Foster's is the Caribbean, the way it was meant to be enjoyed: a step back in time to a place where the natural beauty and charm of the area and more importantly the people take center stage.
Let's start with the main man himself, Mr. Foster. Foster is actually his first name but he is so respected by the locals, workers, and tourists, that everyone calls him Mister. This soft spoken man takes great pride in his business and his land, but takes even greater pride in making sure everyone who visits is treated with respect, and that their stay is unforgettable. You unofficially become a member of his family the minute you walk on to the grounds. When we left, he was not available but he called his son who was driving us to the airport to be sure he said goodbye.
Foster's son Gerrilee provided the transportation to and from the airport. He took us to a local grocery store when we arrived to get anything we might need for our cabana . He is a wealth of information about the island of Roatan, and will gladly show you around that beautiful paradise. He has great pride in his home, and is excited about the future of the Island in which he will undoubtedly play a major role.
Samuel provides security for the resort and the grounds and does a wonderful job. There was never a time when we were afraid to leave our belongings on our beach chairs and go for a walk or a swim because Samuel was on duty. He also is instrumental in getting anything you might need. We had met him on our first visit and were so glad to see him again.
Daniel is the resident snorkeling expert as well as another helpful do everything person. He will gladly set up snorkeling trips or rent you the equipment you need for snorkeling from the beach.
Leslie runs the restaurant and also took care of our reservation. She and her husband Marty quickly became like lifelong friends, and her lobster tails, shrimp and steak kabobs, and all of her food is unbelievably delicious, and a great value. We also had lunch and breakfast there on a few occasions, and were never disappointed. While we cannot name all of her staff individually, we always had great service and we were always greeted with a smile. All of the bartenders, waitresses, and waiters were great. Being from Cleveland we had a great time watching the Cavaliers playoff games with Leslie, Marty and the staff. We even had a fun filled rivalry with Billy, a local who works nearby and cheered for our opponent. He was a friendly and wonderful guy, and we had fun.
Jackie kept our cabana sparkling clean, making sure we had plenty of towels and all of our needs were met. We always looked forward to returning to our room after she was done to see what towel animal she left there to greet us. Her beautiful smile was infectious and brightened our day.
The girls in the main office worked behind the seen but where available to answer any questions and provide printing and other computer services if needed.
Harris, is a do everything young man who we loved sitting with at the restaurant when he would get off work. He was eager to help us with our luggage, and tend to our every need. He was a good friend and we are thrilled to be staying in touch with him on Facebook.
Also on the property is the Boho Beach Club run by Sylvia, a transplanted Canadian who has made Roatan her home. Her breakfasts were excellent and the short ribs we had there for dinner were outstanding. Her cocktails are cold, delicious, and welcoming on a hot Roatan day, and we could just sit and chat with her for hours, and sometimes did.
As we said earlier, we stayed in sky cabana #4. The gorgeous cabana sits on concrete pillars and overlooks the ocean. Sitting on the front balcony you are literally right in the trees. The king bed is extremely comfortable, and the cabana includes a small refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, large water cooler, and television. The bathroom is spacious, with a walk in shower. There is plenty of closet and drawer space, and there is a ceiling fan above the bed and on the balcony. The air conditioning works great.
If we can give any tips to future vacationers, pack light, bring flash lights for walking the beach at night, leave your cares behind, and let Foster's West Bay do rest. When you see Mr. Foster, tell him we said hello, and we will definitely see him again........soon.

Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locations is unbeatable, and the service very good. The rooms are comfortable and the staff was helpful. The views from the rooms are great! This is definitely a good place to stay. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BayIslandsAdventures, Propietario at Foster's West Bay, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear crstudy,

Thank you very much for choosing Fosters, West Bay. We appreciate your good rating and look forward to welcoming you back in paradise, it was a pleasure to have you.

Yours truly,
Foster Diaz
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not a fancy hotel but it has great deal of rustic charm. The rate was very reasonable and we were almost right on the beach. We food was pretty good but ther are many places to choose from right on west bay beach!! We found Fosters to be comfortable, laid back and relaxing!!!! It was a great get away!!

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  • Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BayIslandsAdventures, Propietario at Foster's West Bay, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Jackson m,

Thankl you for taking the time to post your review. we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Yours truly,
Foster Diaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Ouyr experience was a wonderful one. Everyone was helpful and kind to us. we throughly enjoyed our visit to West Bay Hole. That will be a wonderful place to visit wheen completed. My grandson who loves sea animal life feel he has had the ball of his life and wants more.

  • Stayed June 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

My family had dinner at Foster's last week. Our service was excellent. Our waiter couldn't have been any better. All of our meals were good and exactly what we expected. Good cocktails too. Can't beat the location right on the beach at West End.

Stayed June 2015, traveled with family
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Mentor, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Fosters West Bay, Cabana #4 for a week at the beginning of May. Prior to our arrival, I e-mailed Leslie of Foster’s to ask some questions, and the correspondence was very quick and friendly. Cabana #4 was as expected- it was basic and had a fantastic, unobstructed view of the ocean. We received cleaning services every day which was nice. The air conditioning unit was efficient, the frig was big enough to store a handful of things. I made oatmeal a few mornings, had empanadas and banana donuts a few mornings. Only snag is there is no way to wash dishes. Washed them out in the bathroom sink a few times. Other times I left them and when we got back from the beach the cleaning staff had cleaned them. I would have gladly cleaned them, but there was no dish soap or sink other than the bathroom. There was a small safe which was enough to lock up some cash and passports. Never saw any bugs. This cabana was exactly what I was looking for- it was on the water and it was by itself (quiet). Everyone I encountered at Fosters was nice and friendly. Harris helped us with our luggage and chatted with me in the morning; Jerry Lee was very friendly as well and drove us to the airport. There is no Wi-Fi in the room, but there is in at the restaurant. I am giving this review a 5 star rating based upon what is advertised, what was received and the price.

Of course staying at Fosters, we ate at Fosters several times. The two (2) waiters we had this year were the same ones as last year. Very nice. The one even came down from the restaurant to grab us some sun loungers. We had their blackened fish, fish tacos, chicken salad and I asked if I could have a salad with blackened fish on it- the response was sure, no problem. The beer was cold, the vodka drinks were good and the wine was ok.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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Number of rooms: 10
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