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The Ellysian Boutique Hotel

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#7 of 23 hotels in Placencia
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Welcome to The Ellysian Boutique Hotel – your gateway to an extraordinary Placencia experience. Nestled in the vibrant village, our boutique hotel offers an incomparable retreat where local spirit and Caribbean charm meld seamlessly. No need for a car, taxi, or golf cart; explore the enchanting surroundings on foot. At The Ellysian, we've crafted an environment blurring the line between accommodation and dreamy escape. Our suites are personal sanctuaries, designed for a fantasy-like stay. Whether a sea-facing suite with ocean vistas or one overlooking the village center, immerse yourself in Placencia's essence. Gentle sea sounds and vibrant village energy are yours from your space. Beyond a comfortable rest, our commitment to hospitality ensures an unforgettable experience from arrival to farewell. The Ellysian Boutique Hotel is here to make your dream getaway a reality. Join us in Placencia's heart, create lasting memories. Your Caribbean adventure begins here.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
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5.0 of 5 bubbles236 reviews
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The Ellysian Boutique Hotel stands out for its exceptional value, with guests applauding options like cooking personal catches for a nominal fee and offering discounted suite upgrades. Its prime location is a hit among travelers for easy access to beaches and local attractions. The hotel's amenities, including a pool, beach access, a restaurant, and a spa, consistently receive high marks. Visitors also appreciate the welcoming atmosphere, spotless cleanliness, and spacious modern rooms. Above all, the hotel's service is praised for its personalized, warm, and efficient staff.
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yote110rigby wrote a review Feb 26
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My wife and I stayed at the Ellysian on our honeymoon and the experience was totally amazing. We can't thank Shadine enough and Norman for all their personal assistance. Shadine arranged for our local air flight from Belize City to Placencia and for our day personalized tour to the chocolate farm, the spice farm and the Mayan ruins. She also helped recommend restaurants and arranged for a golf cart to get around so we didn't have to rent a car. Twice we ate at the Muna Restaurant on top of the hotel. It is one of two excellent restaurants on the peninsula.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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chefmsm wrote a review Jul 2022
ohio310 contributions142 helpful votes
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First impression was wow! And it lived up to it. Small boutique hotel, very nicely decorated. Room was very spacious and clean. Bathroom quite large. Pool small but definitely adequate. Staff amazing. They always made us feel as though they were happy we were there. Restaurant was very good and would recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chantel Garcia, General Manager at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
Responded Aug 2, 2022
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a superb review. Here at the hotel, clean and comfortable spaces with amazing food is our precedence; we are thrilled to know that you hold our hotel, our staff, and our service in such high regard. We work hard to offer a high quality of service and also to make guests feel like a part of our family! We are happy that you felt the love. Thank you once again for your review, and we look forward to hosting you soon The Ellysian Team
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James P wrote a review Feb 24
Brookline, Massachusetts513 contributions186 helpful votes
Quiet and luxurious oasis in Placencia. Nice on beach - very nice rooms. Staff helpful and accommodating. No elevator in this hotel though - so mobility challenged people should get first floor accommodations. Restaurant breakfast good - but challenged re speed.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: First floor unless you can do stairs
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Response from Chantel Garcia, General Manager at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks a bunch for sharing your thoughts with us! We're so happy to hear you found our Hotel in Placencia to be a peaceful beachfront haven with comfy rooms. Your shout-out to our fantastic staff has put big smiles on our faces! We totally get how important it is to have options, especially when it comes to mobility. Thanks again for your awesome feedback, and we can't wait to have you back for more good times by the beach! Warm regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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4082RMike wrote a review Feb 8
Renton, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
One of our best hotel experiences ever. Every staff member (thinking of Jacqueline, Shadine, and Vanessa) was incredibly thoughtful, helpful, and welcoming. When I got sunburned they even picked some soothing aloe leaves for me. The location is good - a short walk to everything, but still quiet, and with a nice beach.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel! We're thrilled to hear that our team, especially Jacqueline, Shadine, and Vanessa, made your stay exceptional with their thoughtful, and welcoming service. It's heartening to know that we could provide soothing aloe leaves for your sunburn, reflecting our commitment to guest well-being. We're pleased you enjoyed our ideal location in the heart of Placencia village, offering a short walk to attractions while maintaining a serene atmosphere with a beautiful beach. We look forward to welcoming you again for another memorable stay! Warm regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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Shayne K wrote a review Feb 6
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This hotel made our entire vacation possible - and amazing! We were in Placencia for our anniversary and had to cut short our stay at the previous hotel (issues with weather and thatched roofs...) After some searching, we discovered the Ellysian and couldn't have been happier. They offered us a discount on one of their last remaining rooms, a beautiful suite on the ground floor moments away from the beachfront and pool. The front desk staff was extraordinarily helpful when it came to recommending daily activities and we always came home to a lovely note, lit candle, and occasionally necessaries like after-sun Aloe Vera to help with our sunburn the day we came back from snorkeling. The restaurant on the roof was gorgeous, the food was excellent and the drinks were delicious. The bartender by the pool was capable and in some cases even athletic - climbing a tree above the cabana to retrieve fresh coconuts for us as we swam in the pool. Our entire stay was fantastic, and the considerate, invested staff couldn't have been more excellent. We recommend The Ellysian to anyone passing through Placencia and will certainly return. Thanks to everyone on the staff for making our vacation a wonderful one!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing The Ellysian to celebrate your anniversary! We're delighted to have played a part in making your vacation memorable. It's wonderful to hear that our team went above and beyond to accommodate you, from providing a beautiful suite to offering helpful recommendations and thoughtful gestures like after-sun care. We're thrilled you enjoyed our Muna Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, excellent food, and delicious drinks. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay. Cheers to wonderful memories! Warm regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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Shelley H wrote a review Jan 2024
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The Ellysian was a beautiful getaway for both me and my husband. We loved the view of the beach from our room. The staff were so warm, friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, the fresh fruit upon arriving was a really nice touch! The bed and pillows were very comfortable and we slept great! We loved staying on the property and felt very well taken care of by all the staff. A fabulous experience! We’ll definitely come back!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing The Ellysian Boutique Hotel for your beach vacation! We're thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the dreamy atmosphere, stunning beach views, and the warmth of our staff. It's delightful to know that you appreciated the clean and comfortable room. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fabulous experience. Safe travels! Warm regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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usambara749 wrote a review Jan 2024
Boulder, Colorado2 contributions
The Ellysian is a very nice hotel in the heart of Placencia. Felt very up-scale. Right on the main street/main sidewalk, and right on a nice beach. The room was quite nice, with a huge balcony. Staff were very kind and welcoming. The decor was very modern.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our welcoming staff contributed to a memorable visit. Your feedback is truly valuable to us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Ellysian. Warm regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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Ami D wrote a review Jan 2024
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
Do not book here if you don't want your reservation to be cancelled without notice, or to be offered a low rate that is later changed to a higher rate. You will be in a bind if you've already planned flights, etc. I had booked a one-bedroom suite at The Ellysian in March 2023 for a trip planned in December 2023 for my family. I was able to secure a very low rate on Booking.com because of planning so far in advance. When I called The Ellysian to ask a few questions about the property, they realized that I had secured a low daily rate during their high season. At first, the hotel said they had made a mistake on Booking.com and offered to re-book me under a higher rate. I did not accept this offer - and I believe they could not cancel my reservation under Booking.com's terms and conditions. In July, my reservation was cancelled without my consent. The hotel sent me a notice asking for my payment information, which I had provided in March and then provided again in July. The next day, the hotel cancelled my reservation by claiming I did not provide my payment information. This was false - I provided my payment information back in March and again in July - and have the emails to prove this. When I complained to Booking.com and The Ellysian's management, they refused to honor my original booking. I tried to report this violation to the Belize Tourism Board, but again nothing was done. I hope to warn other travelers against booking at The Ellysian - your reservation may be cancelled, and you will lose money on your flights and making other accommodations. It was very upsetting for me, especially after planning so far in advance to secure a lower rate for December travel. In my 20+ years of travel, this has never happened to me. Beware of booking a room at The Ellysian in Placencia.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jan P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great rooms, great location right off the boardwalk. On the beach. Close to awesome dinning. Great friendly helpful staff. Wonderful attention to details. Would definitely recommend this hotel. We will surely stay there next time we are in Placentia...
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 21, 2024
We're delighted to hear that you had a great stay at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel and that you found our rooms, location (in the heart of the village), and staff to be excellent. Your 5-star rating means the world to us! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Placencia. Warmest regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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Noelle Julia wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing boutique hotel peaceful clean and modern ! Very relaxed atmosphere.. But the team makes it even more magical with their special attention Thanks to Shadine who organized all our tours everything was stress free. New year eve was also fun with Vanessa, Chantelle, Camille, Ronesh and the rest of the team. Wishing you all a great 2024 🎊 Noelle& James
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 21, 2024
Hello Noelle and James, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you found The Ellysian Boutique Hotel to be a little gem with a peaceful, clean, and modern atmosphere. It warms our hearts to know that our team, especially Shadine, contributed to making your stay stress-free and magical. We're glad you enjoyed the New Year's Eve celebration with Vanessa, Chantel, Camille, Ronesh, and the rest of our team. Wishing you both a fantastic 2024! Warm regards, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kaj Expressions Placencia (0.2 miles), Tipsy Tuna (0.09 miles), and Barefoot Bar (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barefoot Bar, De Tatch, and Tipsy Tuna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Ellysian Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Ellysian Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Placencia.
Does The Ellysian Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.