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J & R Guest House
Ranked #14 of 34 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I have been traveling Central America for several months now; we stayed here back in September and we still look back on it as one of the highlights of our trip. Jon and Rosa are two of the nicest, most genuine people we have met during our travels. Their friendliness and hospitality was what made this place so wonderful. From the moment we stepped in Jon was willing to give us advice of things to see and do in the area. He helped us arrange nearby tours (ATM with Carlos was incredible) and even drove us to his nephew's wonderful restaurant one night and arranged our transport back to the hostel one night. He helped us get to nearby Maya ruins and was truly passionate about the nearby history and his heritage. He also (for only a small price for gas) offered to drive us to the border and assisted us in our first border crossing in Central America. It's the little things - one night the power went out and Jon was quick to light candles. Set in a great little garden with hummingbirds, rooms are clean, laundry service available, shared bath is nice and complimentary coffee & bread/jam are an added bonus. I could say so much more, but the other reviews should just add to your reason to stay here if you are ever in San Ignacio.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this place on route to Guatemala. The owners were so lovely and made us feel right at home. The place was very clean, comfortable and just what we were needing for a quiet night of rest! It's also just off from the main hub of town so much more tranquil. We were served complimentary bread and jam in the morning with coffee, followed by some important advice about how to not get scammed crossing the border to Guate! At $35 Belizean for a double with shared bathroom, this is a great deal. Would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

John and Rosa are a delightful couple who really make you feel like guests in their home (which is literally what we were).

The garden and the breakfast patio looking onto it really set this apart from other budget accommodation in town. Very handy for anything in San Ignacio and John's local knowledge is very helpful. A quiet, unassuming Belizean couple - they started letting rooms in their home once their children left home and as this grew so popular they built more rooms on.

The rooms are clean and offer everything you'll need.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

John and Rosa are wonderful hosts. A guest house with options of shared or private baths. very nice gardens and seating area for the rolls and jam with coffee or tea that were put out in the morning. Very bare bones, clean and comfortable with a room fan for circulation. In the town, safe walking distance to restaurants, shops and the bus stop. Very helpful people, very gracious, VERY economical. They have been open for 8-10 years and have many repeat guests according to the guestbook. Loved this, I would go back!

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: J & R Guest House
Address: 20 Far West Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
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Ranked #14 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
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Number of rooms: 7
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