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1 Williams Drive, Placencia Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 24 in Placencia
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
Ideally located within the vibrant village of Placencia, you are immersed into an incomparably lush escape mirrored by local artisan shops & restaurants; no car, taxi, or golf cart necessary. Each suite is fitted with a private verandah-viewing either the sea or the famous sidewalk center of the village. Your experience will feel less like a simple room in a hotel and more like your dream getaway.
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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
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
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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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Modern
Centrally Located
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Elicia R wrote a review Apr 2022
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The Ellysian was wonderful and the staff helped to make our family vacation in Placencia truly amazing! This was the best trip that we’ve been on and we will definitely be back. Placencia is beautiful and such a fun and friendly village with beautiful beaches and lots of fun things to do.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Easy to walk everywhere in Placencia Village from the Ellysian. We spent a wonderful week there!
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Niamh McGuinness wrote a review Apr 2022
Canada3 contributions
The entire Ellysian team are the best in the business - Shinellie, Jean, Cherilyn, Chantel, Javier, Nelson, the bar staff and the drivers - exceptionally talented and warm people who took unbelievably good care of us. I cannot recommend the Ellysian enough, both as an idyllic holiday destination and an elopement venue. Having faced the challenges of planning a wedding through the pandemic, myself and my (then) fiance Ben decided last-minute to elope. We chose the Ellysian elopement package and it was the best decision we ever made. From the minute we reached out to the hotel, everything was beautifully taken care of. Shinellie, our wedding planner, was extremely responsive and professional throughout the entire lead-up to the wedding and handled everything beautifully despite the short notice. The room was stunning, very well air-conditioned with beautiful views over the Caribbean. The location was fabulous, right on the Placencia sidewalk. It was close to all the action but was always quiet and serene. Muna, is one of the most beautifully-appointed restaurants I have ever seen and the food was fantastic. The chef (who I believe was named Nelson) is exceptionally talented and was completely flexible in creating an unbelievable wedding menu for us - uniting local and international cuisines. The only sad thing was that we were too full to finish it all! Shinellie and her team helped us through all the paperwork, and we had a driver take us to get our licence and to handle all of the administrative requirements. On our wedding day, all we had to do was show up! The team even took photos for us, and they're so good that they look genuinely professional. Thanks to the Ellysian for making our wedding day the happiest one of our lives and for making Belize our dream destination.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Niamh, Thank you for leaving us a stellar rating and review. Here at the Ellysian, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond to exceed our guests’ expectations. Our hearts are overwhelmed knowing you appreciated the simplicity of our chic room designs and the hospitality of our staff. We are cognizant of the fact that you could’ve chosen somewhere else to make such a memorable wedding experience, but you didn’t. You chose us and for that, we feel truly honored to have played such an important role in your big day. Shinellie, Chantel, Javier, Chef Nelson, and the other hotel staff were more than happy to make your wedding unforgettable. We do hope that the pictures captured will give you a lifetime of memories. Our exquisite Muna Rooftop Restaurant is known for providing great food and service and endeavors to do nothing less. Chef Nelson and his team continue to prove excellence as they strive to make sure all our guests' needs are fulfilled. It was a pleasure to host you for a private dining experience. We wish you and Ben many wonderful years together and look forward to hosting you for many Honeymoons to come… Warm Regards, The Ellysian Team
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Bené wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
The property is gorgeous for sure. It's in a great location in Placencia where you're a short walking distance to everything you'd want to do in the town (with the exception of excursions that are further out). I'd say the highlight of The Ellysian was the staff, particularly Vanessa and Chantel. Both of them went above and beyond to make sure I had an amazing birthday trip. Majority of the staff was friendly, kind, and attended to their guests. They're the reason I'm giving the hotel a 4/5 instead of 3-3.5/5, which would be a little bit more accurate. While the property is gorgeous, clean, and safe, a few improvements are needed. A better system is needed so that guests get what they need but don't feel like they're bothering the staff when asking. None of my WhatsApp msgs were responded to, but email was. Couch cushions in the room and on the balcony were stained, the "nightstands"/wood attached to the bed were a bit dusty, I couldn't enter through the front door after hours because my key didn't work, and there was a mishap with one of my excursions. When brought to the staff's attention, they did attempt to rectify. These are minor details that can happen with a boutique hotel. Definitely give grace and understand boutique hotels don't have the same bandwith as chain hotels. My major complaint is the price for what you get. I don't mind paying great money for hotel accommodations. However, I didn't like the surprise hotel service fee for food, drinks, massage, and excursions. Belize is a very inexpensive place, and I ended up paying a lot of money to only be there for four nights. There are much, much cheaper options in Placencia. But will you get the beauty of The Ellysian and everything being onsite? Maybe not. Would I recommend The Ellysian? Absolutely! Do I think I overpaid for the value? If I'm being honest— yes, I do.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Highly recommend the penthouse or ground rooms that open up to the pool/beach area.
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Response from The Ellysian Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Bene, We appreciate that you took the time to give us your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you during your recent Birthday vacation in Belize. We are pleased to know that you found our location to be ideal- this is one of our most recognized attributes. While we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the hospitality provided by our team, especially Vanessa and Chantel, who tried their utmost best to ensure you enjoyed your solo travel and birthday dinner with us, we are saddened by the fact that we weren’t able to meet all your expectations. Here at the Ellysian we charge 10% service charge on all services being offered. Please note that the service charge is shared amongst our entire hotel staff on a monthly basis and ensures that back-of-house employees also benefit from this service fee. Furthermore, the 12.5 % General Sales Tax (GST) is a governmental fee added to goods and services within Belize. Kindly note that we value all your pointers and your comments have been shared with our team so we may continuously improve our guests’ expectations and to try to improve our vendor relationship for tour minimums. All the best in future travels. Warm regards, The Ellysian Team
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MstqMI wrote a review Mar 2022
Manistique1108 contributions270 helpful votes
First of all, this hotel is in an excellent location. We were able to walk to many restaurants and little shops. And it's right on the beach. Also has a pool and outdoor bar. The staff was wonderful- very friendly & helpful. We had early morning excursions so the receptionist arranged for us to have breakfast ready at opening time at the Muna (rooftop restaurant) one day and another day, ordered us a take out breakfast for the morning (which we actually got the night before). They also arranged for someone to come to the hotel to administer our covid test which we needed to get back into the US. There were a few minor things that I would've liked: I like a clock in the bedroom (I wake up in the night and like to know the time) and a telephone. I know everyone has cell phones now but one morning, the water wasn't working. We didn't have the hotel number so I had to run down to the reception desk to let them know. When I had read the description for the Ellysian, it said hair dryers were provided so I did not bring one. We didn't have one in the room but after asking, one of the staff found one for us. All in all, it was a great experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi There, We are grateful that you took the time to leave us a review. Like you, guests often rave about our central location in the heart of the village- no taxi or golf carts needed. And of course, the hospitality of our team which truly makes the stay, like no other. Additionally, with Covid-19 regulations still in place, we do try to make the process as seamless as possible by arranging for onsite testing in the comforts of our lobby. Thank you for your recommendations as well, we will be sure to table it at our next management meeting. As to the water issue, we do apologize for that inconvenience- it has been remedied with a replacement pump. And, once on site, we do encourage all our guests to download WhatsApp for ease of communication with our team, we will be sure to emphasize this with future guests. We wish you all the best and look forward to exceeding your expectations should your travels ever bring you to Placencia Belize, once again. Warm Wishes, The Ellysian Team
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Kristina R wrote a review Mar 2022
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My husband, our kids, and I had a wonderful stay at the Ellysian Hotel. The staff was really kind, helpful, and friendly. We had the world’s best waiter. The cook was amazing. He even cooked a fish one of our kids caught. He also cooked a fresh lobster that we bought. The food was fantastic! The restaurant has a beautiful view. The room was very clean and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable which is rare when staying at a hotel. Our family was very impressed with everyone and everything at this hotel. We give it a five star rating!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Hi Kristina, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed the hospitality that we provide here at the Ellysian. Our restaurant staff is the best! It was our pleasure to prepare the fish and lobster for you and your beautiful family. Thanks for choosing to stay at The Ellysian and dining at Muna so consistently during your stay. We look forward to hosting you in the near future… Best Wishes, The Ellysian Team
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Janine S wrote a review Feb 2022
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My husband and I had the most amazing stay at the ellysian! The rooms were beautiful and every room had a balcony. The staff was beyond warm and welcoming and made our excursians effortless. Jean at the front desk took great care of us and even got us a semi private snorkeling tour that was so special. Vanessa was a fabulous mixologist and just made me drinks that she thought I would like and they were fabulous. The rooftop restaurant is fantastic and the staff made the food taste even better. We got in late our first day and Havier (sp?) melted our hearts with his warm greeting. Eddie and Justin were also really great. We took every restaurant recommendation the front desk staff gave us and we were never disappointed! Thank you again for a wonderful stay. We can't wait to come back. -Janine and Chad P
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 17, 2022
Greetings Janine and Chad. It was more than a pleasure to be your host while in Belize. Glad that our amazing staff made your experience extra special. It is heartwarming to know that you enjoyed Vanessa's refreshing drinks and our chef's mouth-watering meals. We look forward to your return visit.
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Toni S wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Love this place!! We had such a wonderful time here. The atmosphere, our room, the views were all so beautiful but nothing compared to the staff and workers at the hotel. They brought us Complementary drinks on the beach when we first arrived. The service was excellent and everyone was so kind and helpful. They arranged all our attraction trips and transportation. There are many great restaurants and boardwalk in walking distance, not to mention the beautiful restaurant Muna and spa on the top floors of this hotel. And since we were from out of the country they had our Covid test scheduled there at the hotel before we left. This was a perfect place for a nice romantic getaway! This will be our favorite spot whenever we come to Belize!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 21, 2022
Hi Edward & Toni, very unique and amazing couple. Thank you for such a picturesque review. Hosting you was such a pleasure. Thank you for choosing The Ellysian for your valentines' getaway. It is always heartwarming knowing that our staff supersedes your expectations in creating a memorable experience. Your favorite spot awaits your return. See you soon!!
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Sksksksksksk wrote a review Feb 2022
Nagoya, Japan4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such an amazing time at this lovely little hotel! The rooms are spacious and chic and comfortable. It sits on a beautiful beach within walking distance of everything fun to do in Placencia. And the restaurant Numa on the rooftop is beautiful, with excellent food and a stunning view. But what made the Ellysian so especially wonderful is the delightful staff, who were so warm, welcoming and helpful! Throughout our stay in Belize, we were impressed with the kindness and warmth of the people, but the Ellysian took it to a new level! Well done!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from The Ellysian Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
Responded Feb 19, 2022
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time out to leave such an amazing review. We truly appreciate your feedback. We're extremely delighted to know that you had a great stay and that you appreciate our location as much as we do. Furthermore, we are grateful that you were able to take advantage of our newly built rooftop restaurant and bar - the best on the peninsula! Being a great host is our mission, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond to exceed our guests' expectations. Looking forward to your next visit with us. All the best,
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boyandgirlw3kids wrote a review Feb 2022
San Pedro, Belize46 contributions25 helpful votes
We traveled to Placencia to last week and stayed in one of the family suites with our 3 kids. The suite was much larger than expected with a separate bedroom from the living area and kitchen. We spent a lot of time at the pool on the beach. Staff were very accommodating and made a point of checking in on us to ensure we had everything we needed during out stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: ocean view rooms have nice patios with great views
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Responded Feb 21, 2022
Greetings from The Ellysian. We are greatly honored to have hosted you and your family. We are delighted in knowing that you loved our spacious family suite and enjoyed our refreshing pool. Our greatest attribute is going the extra mile to ensure our guests are comfortable. We definitely look forward to seeing you again.
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Karen Simplis wrote a review Feb 2022
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One if tge best vacation I have had in the last three years. The Ellysian is one of a kind stay as it pertain to the front desk they treat you like family. The Ellysian is beautiful seafront perfect for a romantic charming vacation. The rooms have panoramic view well lit and inviting. You can get carried away looking at the waves, the beautiful sunrise or sky lit with stars . The cocktails served around the pool are to die for . You can relax by the pool having lovely cocktails served with fresh sezsonal fruits . At the Luna restaurant you can always witness a beautiful sunset .The view is breathtaking. The restaurant serves some of the most mouthwatering menus which include seafood, pork beef and chicken. All day everyday you can enjoy traditional dishes and snacks and salads. At your disposal fadt wifi ideal to share moments with your family and friends. Innovative air conditioning system with primary air exchznge to prevent the spread of viruses or you can enjo the y fresh Carribbean breeze.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 21, 2022
Hi Karen, thank you for the amazing review. The Ellysian staff pride themselves on going above and beyond so that our guests feel at home. We indeed have the perfect bliss for romance and relaxation. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers!!
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$256 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BelizeStann CreekPlacencia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
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 lounge, a poolside bar, and a snack 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 Brewed Awakenings, Barefoot Bar, and De Tatch.
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.