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Villa Boscardi
Ranked #1 of 26 Belize City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I just spent another night at Villa Boscardi, and I stand by my earlier review. As for the question of food available near by, I went to Friendship Chinese Restaurant this time (about 4 blocks away), and got some decent food, but I'm an experienced Belize traveler, so I'm not concerned about walking around at night by myself.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for your renewed interest in Villa Boscardi and the renewed kind comments on our bed and breakfast. I want to say to our guests that if we tell them to not take anything when they go out (no camera, or purse,...) It is not to scared them. Belize City is safe if you are a smart traveler.
We prefer to use good comment sense instead of being sorry after words. Belize is a third world country, please let us keep it in mind. Let us be safe and enjoy the beauty of this very special country. Kind regards. Francoise.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We only spend one night in Villa Boscardi, but I'm sure we will come back. It is a very nice house, lovely room, everything was so clean that I had a shower without my flip flops!
Nice breakfast, nice people!!
Thank you Françoise!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for your kind review. You made me smile about the flip flops but it means a lot to us.
Thank you for sharing it. We hope you had a safe trip back home and that life has fund back it's routine. I know it is still cold up north so we are sending you some warm Belizean sun!! Francoise.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

If you haven't been to Belize City, the city itself is nothing to write home about. That being said, Villa Boscardi was one of the few bright spots on our trip though the city. The Villa is located in a neighborhood like area and took us a few minutes to find it. Our first stay there was on the front end of our Belize trip and was perfect for a one night stay prior to heading inland. Rooms were clean, breakfast was good and most importantly, we felt safe (I wouldn't call Belize City the safest of cities though it could be worse). We stayed there on the back end of our trip as well and got to stay in one of the back units which was definitely much bigger than the rooms in the main house. Large bed and bathroom, and once again, good breakfast. If you are traveling through Belize City, I definitely recommend staying here!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to welcome you in Belize and start to make you appreciate our country. We send you our best wishes.
Francoise.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had booked for one night prior to flying home from Belize City. Although we arrived in our rental vehicle about noon there was no problem checking in. Françoise was most helpful, greeting us with a cool drink and showing us our room which was lovely. She then phoned to arrange a taxi for downtown and suggested a restaurant for a meal that evening. Although we could have walked we decided to drive although it was only about three blocks away. The next morning following a more than adequate breakfast the checkout was quick and easy. Parking was provided within the villa's grounds. Overall, we were delighted with our choice and felt that Villa Boscardi was great value.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We will continue our best to make it as pleasant as possible for our guests to stay at Villa Boscardi. Best Regards. Francoise.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We loved Villa Boscardi and had a pleasant stay. The room was comfortable and clean, and the property very attractive. We had a substantial breakfast before leaving, which was much appreciated because we had a long drive to Placencia ahead of us. There was a little seafood restaurant on the beach that we went to for dinner that was excellent and very reasonably priced. We went back for lunch on our last day in Belize. We sampled fried fish, conch ceviche and conch soup. All were delicious. If I knew the name of it I would give it a 5 star review too! Francoise, if you read this maybe you can tell me its name.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bastogne, Manager at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Thank you for your beautiful review. Villa Boscardi takes great pride to accommodate, the best way we know, our guests. The little restaurant by the sea is called the Admiral Bay Restaurants.
Lovely food, great Belizean atmosphere, it is a wonderful place to go and unwind.
It is four minutes walk from Villa Boscardi.
Best wishes for the coming year.
Francoise Lays.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We needed to come up to Belize City on business and wanted a decent place to stay. We found Villa Boscardi online and decided to give it a try. What a pleasant place! Clean, stylish, and comfortable! This will be our "home away from home" whenever we have to overnight in Belize City!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Bastogne, Manager at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Villa Boscardi thank you for your kind review. We are most happy to hear that all the hard work we invest in our property bears its fruits. Belize is a gorgeous country definitely worse traveling to.
The country is changing rapidly but is still one of the only country in the world that is offering a slow paste, an eco-tourism, kindness and smile within the divers population.
Belize sends you its warm regards.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

this place was fine. we were a little disappointed because it seemed quite different than we expected. before booking, we asked francoise what was nearby, especially restaurants. she said there were many types of food available, a few in walking distance. we specifically asked about a sunday night, since we know a lot is closed on sundays. she knew what time we were arriving because she helped arrange a taxi. when we arrived, francoise told us there was one restaurant in town she knew would be open and that she could call a taxi, or that we could order chinese, but that we most definitely shouldn't walk anywhere because it was after dark. so we spent our first night in belize eating take out chinese and feeling trapped in our room (from 5 p.m. on...). we didn't actually have high hopes for belize city, but it was a bit disappointing nonetheless. it's not francoise's fault that that's the scene in belize city but we did feel a bit misled about what would be possible from the hotel.

anyway, since we've never stayed anywhere else in belize city, maybe this place stands out by comparison. to us, it was nothing special.

breakfast was really nice though. the room was fine. it could have been a bit cleaner but not too bad.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you for your comments. We have to admit that Belize City on a Sunday night or on a holiday does not have many restaurants open. Around Villa Boscardi we do have the Friendship, Atlantic (Chinese restaurants) and the Biltmore Plaza (International food) which are open. The five other restaurants close by are closed. If you walk to them, we will advise you to leave any valuables at the B & B and just take the money necessary in your pocket. We do not suggest to walk at night, just because you may get lost. We suggest you take a taxi, their are pretty inexpensive US 7.50 dollars for 2 people at night. During the day US 6.00 dollars for 2 people.
We have other restaurants a little further like Celebrity, Fort George Radisson, Soon Chan Palace or Calypso and the taxi will ask for the same price.
We do have deliveries as well which our guests have prefered in this case.
Security in Belize, we will request our guests to use their good common sense. Belize is a third world country and poverty is around but yet people are usually very respectful, kind and courteous.
We are sorry we did not meet your expectations but hope you can bring back some good memories of Belize. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014.

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Address: 6043 Manatee Dr., Belize City, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize District > Belize City
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Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Belize City
Price Range: $126 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Boscardi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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