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“Laid-back luxury”
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CayeReef
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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253 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Laid-back luxury”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you want to experience the laid-back vibes of Caye Caulker without giving up the luxury mod cons, this is the place. In contrast to the backpacker budget choices on the island these condos have a pool, a roof jacuzzi with a 360-degree water view and air conditioning that's almost TOO powerful. This comes at a price but we felt it was a good value for the money. Food is fairly cheap on the island, so you won't cook much, but drinks can really add to your restaurant bill. You save a lot by visiting the supermarket and enjoying your rum drinks on the condo balcony or roof. Most of the time we had the roof or pool to ourselves. Two bed/two bath arrangement perfect for our family of 3, but could sleep up to six. Bedrooms were very quiet and comfy. Showers had plenty of solar-heated hot water. We stayed for one week in Penthouse #5 and after a day of diving, we enjoyed happy hour while watching the shrimp stick man, assorted stray dogs and other reality shows unfolding on Front Street beach. Sunrises were awesome with morning coffee and cinnamon rolls bought from the bakery the day before. We had a couple of stormy days which knocked out the internet, but Bobbi and crew quickly got it back on. They are just a phone call away if you need anything and they give you a local cell phone to reach them. Every room in our condo had a view and the location on the nicer end of the island is great, not far from the split. There's a small private beach and our son took out the building's kayak. We didn't want to leave. A perfect stay!

Room Tip: Go for a penthouse if you don't mind stairs, but all the rooms are nice, tastefully furnished wi...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SH_at_CayeReef, Owner at CayeReef, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for the detailed and positive review, reliantship. You seem to have found most of what I love about the Caye. We look forward to hosting you again.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed in one of the penthouses, #6. The rooms are large, the kitchen is spacious and the balcony is awesome with the hammock. It is so close to everything. The pool was a nice size and great place to cool of in. The rooftop deck was cool, we had dinner up there one night. The beds are a little hard though!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redlands, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We asked for the smallest condo and were given Room 1. It was up a short flight of stairs (I’m so glad we weren’t higher up.), and it was huge, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Lovely and comfortable. The location is great. We were one block from beach swimming at the split, tour companies and restaurants. We were very happy with it and would return. The one negative is that the sofa smells of mildew, and that spread to our clothes.

Room Tip: The stairs are fairly steep. I liked having a lower room. It's really quiet there. Pool noise w...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

These condos are individually owned. The one were stayed in was excellent. The beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked if you felt like cooking. Lol! Not what I would do on vacation but hey to each his own. The pool was clean and the lounge chairs comfy. It is a very convenient location as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommended place to stay on the island. Very modern and clean compared to some of the older hotels/condos/rentals on the island. Perfect place to relax and enjoy Caye Caulker. Right across the street from the ocean with an amazing balcony view.

  • Stayed July 2013
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SH_at_CayeReef, Owner at CayeReef, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review Letoile14. We hope we can welcome you back some time soon.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a lovely hotel-apartment where you will not be bothered by continual staff! They only clean the rooms every three days which, as a frequent traveler, I appreciate no one bothering us as we enjoyed the room. Large, well furnished and very comfortable bed and pillows. However, the low flow on the shower was very annoying having come from a lodge in the rainforest that had the same issue! We had one of the penthouse rooms which is well worth the extra money. Great view of the ocean, the people of Front Street and the lovely Frigate birds that fly overhead. Pool area is quite nice and kept very clean. Great location - close to everything! Be sure to take the water taxi to Ambergris Caye - nice way to spend a morning or afternoon!

Room Tip: Get a penthouse room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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SH_at_CayeReef, Owner at CayeReef, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for the five star rating "CharlestonCat" and for the constructive feed-back, it means a lot to us. I don't believe anyone has commented on the power of the showers before - they clearly have much more water in the Belize jungle than the Cayes (in fact we only have the water that falls on our roof and what we make from reverse osmosis of sea water).

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

First time in Belize and we arrived on the first night of Lobster Fest in Caye Caulker and stayed at CayeReef four nights (room 3). This place was absolutely perfect. Central air that worked great- always cool inside. A balcony that was perfect for people watching or looking at the water. Plenty of room with a large living room and full kitchen, and two large bedrooms each with its own bath. The rooftop patio is awesome, and affords a great view of the island, the sunrises and sunsets. The location is close to town and two blocks from the split, but never loud at night. I really can't complain about anything at this place.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: CayeReef
Address: Front St, Caribbean Seashore, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CayeReef is six beautiful & spacious beachfront serviced apartments, looking out over the world’s second largest barrier-reef. Comfortably accommodating between two and six guests, these luxury "homes-from-home" include: * Two large bedrooms with en-suite * Spacious lounge area with sofa/sofa bed * Fully equipped kitchen with mod-cons and breakfast bar * Walk-in showers * Balcony over-looking the reef * AC, or use the sea-breeze and fans * Free WiFi internet access * Cable TV * Telephone * Safe * Swimming pool * Roof terrace with jacuzzi * Spectacular views * Unconditional support. ... more   less 
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