I pitched up at this hotel by chance after bus travels from Guate and just needed a base really to explore San Ignacio/Cayo. Started off at the neighbouring hotel but they were fully booked so the owner phoned through to Yolande who luckily had space to accommodate me.
Good value for money ...nice clean rooms with running hot water. Great location for the great choice of eating places along the main street and also for ease of access to the bus stop which is only a couple of minutes' walk for easy access to Xunantunich ruins by local bus and further afield to Belize City or Corozal. The local bus is worth a ride even for just watching the local landscape! Several safe banks also located within a few steps.
There is a main kitchen with fridge that can be used by guests.
Only down side was noise as my room was close to the front of the hotel which faces the main street but this was a negligible issue for me as I'm good at sleeping! Unfortunately, I did have one bad night due to an external generator or possibly neighbouring room's a/c noise which was really loud and continued for most of my second night's stay. On balance this wouldn't put me off staying again though - I will just remember to unpack my ear plugs!
Yolande and her son were fab hosts. The external gate gets locked in the evening which is a great safety aspect but there is a key to access so you don't feel like a pest if you roll home after 9 pm!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mallorca Belize/San Ignacio