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The Ellysian Boutique Hotel

1 Williams Drive, Placencia Belize
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  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#8 of 23 hotels in Placencia
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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T H wrote a review Aug 2020
Dakar16 contributions1 helpful vote
When Belize opened up for local tourism, we made a dash for The Ellysian. As residents in Belize, we frequently visit Placencia; however, we've recently become acquainted with the Ellysian, and we've fallen in love with the place and the exceptional staff members. First of all, "To be or not to be" is our favorite unit. Our son adores the pool and the fact that the property is in front of the beach. I, however, have come to appreciate the exceptional leadership and management of Chantel. In attention to clearly caring about the staff, she cares about the guests. We are always grateful for the time she takes to talk to our 7 year old and to expose him to the wonders and beauty of Belize. Josh always exhibits the highest level of professionalism and attention. Erica is the friendliest and most astute drink mixologist in Placencia! Ms. Loretta and Ms. Bethany both are attentive to the rooms and to our every need. Many thanks to the Ellysian for always making our staycations memorable! We look forward to returning to Placencia soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Chris B wrote a review Feb 2020
Friendswood, Texas5 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My wife and I stayed for 10 nights and absolutely loved everything about The Ellysian. The staff was warm and welcoming, routinely going out of their way to help us with whatever we needed. The rooms were spacious and docorated in what I would call "posh caribbean" with dark wood finishes, a mini fridge, huge stand-up shower, and beautiful views of the bright blue sea. Outside is soft sandy beaches and an infinity pool with plenty of seating at both. Lots of coconuts on the palms to enjoy fresh water, then fill with your favorite drink from the pool bar, which incidentally has the best bartenders (Miguel and Mario) and freshest drinks in town. There's also a very nice bathroom outside right next to the pool area so you don't have to go back upstairs to get rid of processed beer. We also booked an excursion package with them, which made it very easy to do ruins, caves, and snorkeling. There's a restaurant on the top floor with amazing 360° views and excellent food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also have the food brought to the pool, but you'll miss out on the views. Finally, you cannot beat the Ellysian's location. It's right on the sidewalk in the heart of the town of Placencia. No need to rent golf carts, take taxis, or have a rental car because you can literally walk anywhere in town in 10 minutes or less. My favorite nightspots (Tipsy Tuna and Barefoot) are three buildings away on the sidewalk or beach. All things considered, you'll be hard pressed to find a better place in Placencia so I highly recommend staying here...you will not regret it!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from crysrosado, Guest Relations Manager at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Hi Chris & Michelle, We truly appreciate the awesome review. Thank you! Our brilliant team is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. As such, we are happy that we were able to exceed your expectations. We are pleased that you were able to relish in our oversized bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and floor to ceiling glass doors complete with a veranda to enjoy the morning's sunrise. Muna Rooftop Restaurant on our 4th floor offering unique tastes and bold flavors was able to please your pallets. Furthermore, finding delight in all the unique pleasures our hotel has to offer - beach toys to create amazing memories, bicycles to explore the charming village and sipping on our signature drinks at The Trap Pool Bar. It was an absolute pleasure to host you both, and we look forward to seeing you again at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel. All the best,
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Mindy L wrote a review May 2020
Columbus, Ohio155 contributions14 helpful votes
The rooms are give names not numbers. Ours was "To Be or Not To Be." It was on the second floor looking out over the sidewalk. Not very noisy like in San Pedro. The sidewalk makes it very easy to get to anywhere you might want to go without dealing with traffic. There is also a grocery store right there at the street so you can keep your drinks and snacks fully stocked. The room was more like a suite with a very large living room/kitchen area that has plenty of room for 4 people and even comes with all the plates and things for dinner for 4 right there at the bar. The bathroom is very large and just the shower can handle 4 people at once if you really want to. The bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. The pool area is very nice right on the beach, with a bar right there. It gets lots of sun early and shade in the afternoon. The restaurant is up on the roof and it's a long walk up the stairs since there is no elevator in the building. The view from the top is great but the food is not cheap and not a great selection.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: No Elevator in the building so be careful getting a room on the top floors!
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Al0haAsh wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas47 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at The Ellysian during our week long vacation and couldn’t have asked for more! We absolutely loved it! The suite rooms are huge - the house keeper keeps it sparkling clean, the beachfront is serene, and the location is second to none! You are right on the beach and sidewalk and close to all the restaurants, bars, and a grocery store! However, what pushed it over the top was the people who work there! They are so friendly and helpful - especially Jean! She helped us contact the dive shop multiple days when the weather was questionable and always checked in on us! We especially loved our nightly notes left for us! We highly recommend staying here and will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
dbutch2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Elgin, Illinois29 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I have been to Placencia many times. The Ellysian is a beautiful small hotel with an unbelievable view of the ocean. The staff is very helpful and respectful. The rooms are very well maintained and clean. This hotel should be on everyone's bucket list.
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Date of stay: April 2019
$312 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Tipsy Tuna (0.09 miles), Barefoot Bar (0.06 miles), and Treasure Box (0.2 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 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, Afrodite Caffe' and Bar, and Barefoot Bar.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Ellysian Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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.