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Hotel del Rio
Ranked #35 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Del Rio is in the perfect location in San Pedro. It's right on the beach, a few minutes walking distance to the center of town but removed enough that it's peaceful and quiet day and night.

The property is beautiful with hammocks and chairs for laying out. There are 2 cute cats roaming around looking for new friends and crabs occupying all of the less traveled paths to the rooms.

We stayed in the double room with ocean views which was perfect for 4 ppl. The room was clean and we got fresh towels everyday. There's a clothes line on the porch which we used everyday and the constant ocean breeze made doing laundry easy.

Javier and the rest of the staff were incredibly friendly and told us about all of the happenings on the island everyday and where to find the best meals. It was a great experience and I'd recommend the place to anyone!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

A friend and I stayed in the double room of the Palms Veranda on the sea. The room was amazing as it overlooked the sea. Javier, was such an amazing help and even organized excursions for us. We will be back soon!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Javier made our stay here awesome! He was very helpful with getting taxis, a golf cart rental, recommendations for restaurants and so forth. I felt this was a great value for the money. The rooms are neat and cleaned daily, AC works. The neighborhood dogs bark at night but I'm sure that happens throughout San Pedro. It is steps from the ocean. Our dive boats would pick us up really close.They have hammocks that you can relax in and a table and chairs under a thatched roof. They don't really have a beach in this area (or in a large portion of San Pedro) for laying out.

It is a short walk to town, so it's convenient but away from the "hustle and bustle". These are more modest accommodations but the beds were comfortable. I'm giving this an excellent review largely due to Javier and the staff! The two bedroom that me and my brother shared was nice. My room had no door so it's pretty open and I moved my bed to get more AC and breeze from the fan. We took turns on our 4 night stay.

There is a bakery behind the hotel that makes pastries and cinnamon rolls for many of the hotels! A lot of the dive shops are on the beach toward town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Javier and the rest of the staff where very helpful, pleasant and nice to deal with. The two bedroom room was a great value with a view of the ocean and a nice large porch. I loved the two cats that live on the grounds!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

We were able to book a room only a day before our arrival to San Pedro, thanks to the low season crowds. The property is well taken care of and right on the waterfront. Since it's a bit north of town (10 min walk), there is a constant generous breeze to cool you off.

We interacted with Javier in the office multiple times and have nothing but great things to say about him. He gave us an orientation of the island, noted places to avoid after dark and options for food/groceries and activities. The staff helped arrange transportation to town on multiple occasions which was super hassle free.

We stayed in the palms veranda room, which had a fan only, which was sufficient with the nice Caribbean breeze coming through the screened windows. No bug issues. Wifi in the room only really worked near the very front or the porch. We preferred to lay in the hammocks under the shared palapa when needing to use the Internet.

While there aren't a lot of options for food/drinks in the immediate vicinity, you can easily walk to town within 10 minutes or use a rental bike.

This was a great value place to stay with terrific service and a beautiful location. Would stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was the best trip ever. My friends got married there (just beautiful) The Hotel Del Rio is wonderful and the only place to stay. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. Myself I loved Tik and his Mom Ginger they are the cats of the place. The beach, the sea, the food, the people all the best. We stayed in the Big Blue House. The crabs are even cool. If I ever get to go again I will stay at HOTEL DEL RIO the best and only place to stay. Hi to Jim and all the Guys and Girls that do such a wonderful job running the hotel. Cindy Zamora

Room Tip: This place is right on the Beach. Who could ask for anything more.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Javier and the staff at Hotel del Rio were very accomodating and friendly. Stayed in a regular room with air conditioning and found it to be quite comfortable, albeit no frills; exactly what I was looking for. Room was clean and linens were fresh. The common area under the palapa was the place to be in the evenings as other guests would gather to swap tales of the day and enjoy a few Belikins together. Really enjoyed the other guests. Found the hotel to walking distance to everything in town but far enough away to be peaceful at night.

If you're a budget minded traveller looking for a clean place to shower and sleep, I'd say this is the spot. There isn't a pool but the beach is right in front of the hotel. It's very convenient to everything. The street food at the numerous delis is delicious and cheap. Try Ramirez Deli on the street behind the hotel. Breakfast taquitos are 4 for $1 USD. The jerk chicken and coconut rice and beans is something else!

Try Caramba's in the evenings for the best conch ceviche in San Pedro. Excellent seafood there and Luiz will take care of you with a complimentary rum punch. Must also try the pupusa's at Waruguma; cheap and delicious! Thursday night is the chicken drop at the Pier Lounge; a Belizean spin on cow chip bingo. Good seafood there, too!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel del Rio
Address: 1/4 Mile North of Downtown | Beach Front Boco Del Rio Before the Bridge, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Pedro
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#33 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel del Rio 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 10 minute walk from the center of town, on a quite beach north of town, Hotel del Rio has clean and comfortable; Thatch Roof Cabanas on the Beach, Air Condition units and Standard Rooms all with a great beach front view. We also have 2 large cabanas with a complete Kitchen. All our units have private bathroom with hot and cold showers, refrigerators and coffee maker. ... more   less 
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Hotel Del Rio Belize/San Pedro

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