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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa San Juan

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Villa San Juan
Ranked #6 of 16 Belmopan B&B and Inns
Maine
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“We hugged them when we left...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Omar and Ellen were such wonderful hosts and we had such a lovely time staying with them, it felt like we were visiting with friends or family. We were driving ourselves and Omar sent us very detailed, easy to follow directions to get to them. It's certainly in an area you wouldn't expect to find such a great place - in a residential area on the edge of the city.

Our room was huge with a gigantic bathroom - modern and very clean. The bed was really comfortable. We had a little problem with the AC the first night and without us even asking, Omar immeditately put us in another room until he could get it fixed the next day. These things are going to happen but what matters is how they are handled and this was handled extremely well.

Ellen's breakfasts were some of the best we had in Belize. We have a family restaurant in the US and told her that if she ever wanted to come work for a month or two we'd love it! She is a great cook.

Villa San Juan is a beautiful place and on that alone, we could recommend it but Ellen and Omar really made our stay memorable. When we moved on to our next hotel stay, we really missed them!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Omar and Ellen were excellent hosts. The rooms are spacious and meticulously clean. Ellen and Omar do a fine job serving breakfast, and are more than willing to help with almost anything. We though the Villa San Juan was an excellent value for the money and if we ever returned to Belmopan, we would definitely stay there again. The only difficulty is finding it the first time by car, but goolemaps makes that doable. Belmopan made for a good base to see San Ignacio, the Blue Hole national forest with its cave tubing and Xuanantunich.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Very clean and in a good location near the bus station. Omar was very professional and hospitable. However, he didn't help us organize our tours. We were expected to book them ourselves. It's a very ticky tack criticism in an otherwise wonderful stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is a spacious, clean, modern home/B&B with very nice and friendly hosts. Breakfast was excellent. We only stayed one night as we were catching a flight home the next day and it was an excellent choice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We feel very lucky to have stayed with Omar and Ellen at their home/B&B in Belmopan. We spent our first two nights in the country with them. They were very gracious hosts and the first people who introduced us to the warmth and openness which we have found tobe common among the locals we have met during our two week stay here. Their home is bright and clean, the pool was lovely and it was great to be able to use the kitchen. They provided helpful information and suggestions for the time we were there as well as for our trip south to Placencia. Ellen's breakfasts were fantastic! And Omar deftly got my laptop and iPad connected to Wi-Fi as soon as we arrived. This was so much nicer than staying at a hotel. I think whether we return for a short or long stay to Belmopan, I would hope to stay with them again. In fact, we wished we had stayed a few more days as Belmopan is a fairly central place from which to go to various parts of the country such as San Ignatio, Orange Walk and Corazol.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Villa San Juan exceeded my expectations in every way. This stay was a month long and prior to arrival, I was a bit apprehensive about my first trip to Belmopan. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the facilities at Villa San Juan were clean and relatively new. My suite had a full sized everything, i.e., kitchen/gas range/fridge/washer/dryer. The bed was comfortable and each bedroom has its own television and air conditioning unit. Bathrooms are large and clean. The outdoor patio and swimming pool were also very nice. The facilities are only half of the Villa San Juan equation.

Each morning we were treated to a home cooked breakfast with freshly brewed coffee. The breakfast always included fresh fruit and fruit juice. The hosts were available but not intrusive. On occasion they would stop in with a tasty treat of some sort. This may be as simple as a pitcher of coconut milk that Omar would harvest from one of the poolside trees or maybe a delicious hand crafted dessert. I enjoyed this stay enough that I hope to return with my family in the very near future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I stayed with a group at the Villa San Juan for a week in July 2012 and it was a wonderful experience. The Villa was a 'home away from home' - comforable, classy. And the meals were excellent - well-balanced and characteristic of Belize. (We were introduced to the frutit pitaya.) We felt as if we were at a luxurious hotel owing to the treatment of the owners and the professional manner in which the arrangements were handled. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the pool which has an interesting design. Given the opportunity, I would definitely return some time in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Villa San Juan
Address: 3639 Tangelo Street | Cohune Walk, Belmopan, Belize
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Location: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Belmopan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa San Juan 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed & Breakfast near Belmopan City Center. ... more   less 
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