Believe the superlative reviews. The Phoenix is a really well run property, with super friendly and helpful staff, terrific accommodations, and a convenient central location on the edge of town. You notice how good the front desk staff is before you get there...during the planning stages of your trip they arrange your air transport to and from the island, your diving, and correspond with you via email flawlessly. Upon arrival, the same awesome front desk staff quickly check you in, hand you a complimentary ipad and local cellphone for use during your stay, and offer you some restaurant choices for dinner. You listen as you slurp down a complimentary and delicious rum runner. Room check-in, if you are lucky, can be earlier than typical because many guests catch early flights off the island. The suites are modern and beautifully furnished, with fully stocked kitchens, flat panel lcd TV's, soft towels, and super comfy beds and linens. Rooms are made up every morning while you are out, and there is turn down and extra towel service every evening at around 7pm. The property is within a few blocks of most restaurants in town, and if you choose to rent a golf cart they hand you the keys and for $15 its yours for the night. The air conditioning works great, the wifi is fine for downloads but slow on uploads. The onsite restaurant is OK, nothing to go out of your way for but great when you don't feel like going off the property....and did I mention super nice restaurant and bar staff? Granted there is no real beach in front of the property (aside from a shallow walking beach) but there is SO much more to do in Belize than sit on a beach chair... go diving (Ecologic, a great dive operation, is steps from the Phoenix), go fishing, walk along the beach and stop in at one of the many restaurants to drink a bottle of Belikan and just chill out, watch the ferry boats come and go...try to de-stress and imagine you are a local...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phoenix Resort is a modern and luxurious beachfront resort found on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and in the charming town of San Pedro. The Phoenix Resort features 27 beautifully-finished & spacious condominium suites, gourmet food served at on-site restaurant Red Ginger, the on-site services of Sol Spa, San Pedro's original and most popular day spa, a beautiful saline chlorinated and heated main pool & separate lap pool, pool bar, on-site fitness center, business center, front desk & concierge services from 6am to 11pm, free WiFi, 24 hour security, and the perfect location beachfront in the heart of San Pedro, the social center of Ambergris Caye. All suites face the Caribbean and offer plush Serta pillow top mattresses, 100% cotton linens & robes, Jacuzzi tubs & separate showers, Aveda bath & body products, flat screen TVs, DVD players, Bose wireless speakers, in suite iPads, full kitchens, washer and dryer, laptop friendly safes, central air conditioning, twice daily housekeeping, & much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Phoenix Hotel San Pedro
- The Phoenix Resort Belize/San Pedro