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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 23 hotels in Placencia
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4.7
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4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
Luxury and unspoiled beauty on the Caribbean Sea. Turtle Inn is a true labor of love. Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. Turning disaster into triumph, the Coppola's led a two-year reclamation project, creating a magnificent resort that is consistently ranked among the best in Central and South America.This 28-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Accommodations are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the beach dissolves into the Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools, a spa, dive shop and three restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Jamie D wrote a review Jul 2022
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We're just about to wrap up our week long stay at the Turtle Inn. We came in with high expectations and they were exceeded. The staff was beyond incredible. They were not only welcoming and friendly, but genuinely cared about offering the best service possible. They greeted you by name every day, introduced themselves, showed interest in getting to know each guest better, and made each guest's experience unique. I would dare to say they were the most accommodating hotel staff I've ever experienced! Thank you, Martin, Oscar, Wendy, Anthony, Rooney, Peter, Lous, Johnny, Suzie, and everyone else (there were so many!), including Chip (the hotel dog) for making our trip memorable! The grounds were impeccable with extraordinary care to detail in keeping in line with tradition. The bungalow was romantic and off the charts! We didn't even want to leave the resort because it was so fabulous--- and that's not typical for us. We had a couples massage by Jum and Marco that was second to none. If you are looking for a relaxing, top notch vacation experience with beyond five star treatment, this is the place to come!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Hendree L wrote a review Jun 2022
Chapel Hill, North Carolina13 contributions5 helpful votes
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Our five night stay at Turtle Inn was fabulous from the warm greeting of the Hotel Manager to the gracious front desk staff and then the kind staff who escorted us to our rooms. Every detail is well thought out. There are fresh flowers on the towels and each night turn down service lights the candle in our room. The pool staff (thanks Louis!) anticipates your towel and drink needs with a kind smile. We took a rigorous adventure to the ATM cave and the 5:30 AM start is worth every minute to have the cave to yourself with the BEST GUIDE ever- Francis! He is an expert in local history and archeology. Melvin and Francis are both friendly and safe drivers who gave us great local ideas for food and fun. The garden staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and feeding the chickens and receiving flowers from them on the tour was memorable. Thank you to Zidany at the gift shop who helped us with things we forgot. Thank you to the whole staff who created a spectacular experience that sets the standard for service and made us fall in love with Belize.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
What a way to start my day. -! Thank you for this great read and for being great fans of us and Belize - we hope to welcome you back soon !!! I will repost this glowing review ! MArtin
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ATL wrote a review Jun 2022
Oak Park, California20 contributions3 helpful votes
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My husband and I just returned from four perfect days at Turtle Inn. Our seafront cabana, food, service, and excursions were nothing short of spectacular. There are very few places where we can fully relax and unwind, but Turtle Inn definitely worked it’s magic. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Consider a stay at their sister property in the jungle: Blancaneaux Lodge. We stayed at both...
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 15, 2022
Until we meet again ! Thank you for taking the time to post. It was a pleasure hosting you - , Martin
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Janet G wrote a review Jun 2022
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Everyone was so nice and helpful. Had a wonderful time, with great food, and relaxing days by the beach and pool. Excellent trip and lovely place to stay. Several day trips were fun and exciting. Would love to go back again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Ours was close to the restaurant and that was great. No noise except the birds.
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
A warm hug and thank you from all of us Janet ! Thank you so much , MArtin
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Amarilis C wrote a review May 2022
Placencia, Belize1 contribution1 helpful vote
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Gorgeous rooms and property! May 2022 Turtle inn exceeded our expectations! The staff knew us by name and took care of our every need. Samuel at the garden Jimmy at the bar and Jose at the frondesk were just amazing! We stayed in a 1 bedroom with a beautiful outdoor shower that was amazing! Showering al fresco was the best! The food at the restaurant was over the top. I'm still dreaming about the delicious urugula pizza! We also enjoyed swimming in the pool. We can't wait to come back to Turtle inn!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Pizza Pizza ~ ! The Pizzeria is now open ;) Thank you for your review !! Martin
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Jennifer M wrote a review May 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely loved our stay. While the food and beverages can definitely add up, every single staff member makes you feel like you’re the most important guest on the property. Cannot stress enough how beautiful the accommodations are and the staff are just beyond gracious. Highly recommend the excursions, spa, food and drinks are outstanding. However, I’ve stayed in equally stunning hotels with incredible food and scenery. The difference here is the staff. They are warm, clearly love their jobs and are absolutely intent on making sure that your stay is as lovely as possible.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Thank you Jennifer ! We are humbled by your post and were honoured by your presence ! Come back soon - Martin
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Sonia P wrote a review May 2022
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I visited the Turtle Inn in Placencia Village with a few of my friends and it was my first time in Belize. What a lovely village. All the locals were very friendly, helpful and seemed genuinely happy we were visiting their little piece of heaven. I was a little nervous before my trip when I learned that Turtle Inn did not have air-conditioning but had heard such wonderful things about the villas and the service I had to believe it would not be to hot to sleep and it wasn't. The villas are right on the beach and the nice sea breeze kept us comfortable during the day and at night. Waking in the morning looking at the Caribbean basically from the foot of your bed is simply magical. The villas are very special with exceptional attention to details. Their GM, Martin along with his entire team made sure we were treated as if we were their only guest while making it seem effortless. The seafood was wonderful though I would make sure not to miss the pizza, yum. We all loved the Thai massages and went back for a second. Thank you Martin and the entire Turtle Inn family for fabulous holiday!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded May 20, 2022
It was such a pleasure to host all three of you and have you as residents for a whole week ! I know I will see you in SFO very soon !!! Thank you for taking the time to post Sonia - we had a blast xx Martin
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srittvo wrote a review May 2022
Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, Mongolia11 contributions2 helpful votes
Turtle Inn met all our expectations and exceeded some. The accommodations were really stunning and were furnished with all the little details you look for. We cannot say enough about the staff, everyone worked hard and were sincerely gracious in accommodating our requests. Juliet was an amazing concierge and the front desk folk were awesome. You felt like a lifelong guest on your tenth visit from day 2, everyone knew you personally. Breakfasts were really delicious and fresh and the dinners we had on site were great-don’t miss the Ristaffel. We were concerned about the lack of air conditioning in the facility, but with an extra fan, we never felt uncomfortable and it was warm when we’re were there. Themessage I had was super and my wife raved about her facials. Prices for the spa were reasonable. The concierge arranged two excursions, snorkeling and lunch and Monkey River tour. These were private, we hate group trips and both were pretty cool. Again really good value. Martin the facility manager is a great host and watches over every detail. He again makes you feel special. What blew us away more than anything were the guests. They were interesting,friendly and pretty experienced travelers that appreciated the lay back ambiance without plastic vibes. This was a real Belize feeling resort. We can see why lots of folk we met were repeat visitors. Only improvement I would suggest is putting in a gym/workout space. There really in nothing in the area and I think it would be a real benefit to patrons. It is hard to jog in the heat so something indoor would be welcome. Summary, great place, great people, great value, and Placencia was a tremendous amount of fun.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It is warmer than we thought in May so pack light clothes. Take the Taste of Belize Tour-amazing...
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Victory ! What a wonderful time we had and thank you for the shout outs ! We greatly appreciate your wonderful feedback and the next time, I will show you our staff gym - you will enjoy working out with all the guys ! Martin
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Beckybsketi wrote a review May 2022
Horndean, United Kingdom92 contributions102 helpful votes
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What a wonderful time we had at this truly beautiful place! Turtle inn has so much character and warmth. I loved our seafront cottage so much even if it was slightly dated it had so much charm, if there was one criticism I would say our shower needed attention as the water pressure was low. The staff are so lovely and Ronnie made us laugh at dinner with his magic tricks. The food was really good most of the time, and probably the best pina coladas ever! We loved the bikes to use to ride into town, it felt so safe in the area. Renato was so lovely on the Early morning birdwatching. The full day snorkelling on pompion was great, just a small group of us, beautiful corals, the largest turtle and nurse sharks. We had a wonderful afternoon flying over the great blue hole, it truly is spectacular! We obviously had the best time which was a good thing considering there are no direct flights to Belize from the uk, we had to take a couple of light aircrafts from Cancun with tropic air but that in itself was a truly amazing experience, so much to see! I would go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Skip a heartbeat and come back tomorrow ! ;0 Thank you so much for this post and for staying with us - we enjoy intuitive hospitality and do our best to perfect it ! MArtin
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Chelsea G wrote a review May 2022
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From start to finish, it is hard to imagine a vacation will ever live up to this! From the moment we were greeted at the airport every single staff member was not only professional but went the extra mile to make us feel like celebrities. Each staff member took the time to learn our names, our habits and our personalities. The ocean front cabin with screened in porch, exterior shower area and a personal shell phone made it to where we didn't need to leave the room to have an "experience". Staff went over and above to meet my needs for example, I got sunburned on day 1 and needed to move our couples massage to later in the week, not only did they move it without question they offered to deliver fresh cut aloe vera plant to my room on ice to help ease the sting. Each morning we got coffee with warm cream delivered via our shell phone, and the turn down service with incense and mosquito net made coming back from dinner that much more comfortable. We were able to try all 3 restaurants and weren't disappointed by any of them however the Mare was our favorite. Beach boys were so accommodating throughout the day, friendly manager roaming the grounds checking on guests, and of course Chip the resort dog made me miss our fur babies a little less. If you're going to fish, request Rico/Eric, do yourself a favor and go snorkel, and if you're an early riser try out the bird watching tour complementary! While not avid wine lovers with little expertise and tasting, Peter not only took the time to explain the wines and cheese pairings but even went the extra mile to visit us at dinner to assist us in pairing wine with our pasta selection. This was our honeymoon and I couldn't have imagined anything more magical, if this is on your list.... DO IT! Cheers to Mr. Coppola and Martin the GM for running such a great resort.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Martin Krediet, General Manager at Turtle Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
With pleasure ! We greatly enjoyed hosting you and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write - it means a lot !! Martin & Chip
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PRICE RANGE
$439 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
turtle hotel placencia, turtle inn belize, belize turtle inn
LOCATION
BelizeStann CreekPlacencia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtle Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Turtle Inn?
Nearby attractions include Kaj Expressions Placencia (1.1 miles), Tipsy Tuna (0.9 miles), and Barefoot Bar (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Turtle Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Turtle Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Turtle Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Turtle Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Turtle Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tutti Frutti, The Breezeway Oceanfront Restaurant & Pool Bar, and Brewed Awakenings.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Turtle Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Turtle Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Turtle Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Turtle Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Turtle Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Turtle Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Placencia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Turtle Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.