We stayed here for a week and considered moving after the first night, but stuck it out.
We are used to sleeping in 80 F heat with no A/C and we found the room stifling the first night. We asked for a second fan the next night and spent the rest of the week with one point into each side of the bed.
As stated in other posts, the windows are wooden louvers - so either they are open and you get breeze, but the world can see in, or you close them and sweat.
We also had a gecko crawl through a crack in the wall on our first night, who proceeded to bring his friends in all week. They would chirp and chase each other all night.
We were woken up every morning by the birds jumping around on the metal grate on the roof.
Previous posts mentioned the lack of water in the shower, which we experienced the first two days. The middle two days of our week there was plenty of hot water, then it was back to a cold trickle for the rest of the week.
Would definitely recommend a flashlight / torch for going out at night. The sidewalk is dark and uneven at this end of town. Also the power in the village went out twice while we were there.
Pros: helpful staff, fridge, second fan on request, hammock and washing line outside, PRICE.
Cons: see above, plus ants in the bathroom, and yes the barking dog, but the white noise of the fan drowned it out.
Would stay again for a night or two, but not longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manatee Inn is a very clean, well priced, 60 yards from the beach 8 roomhotel run by a young Canadian/European couple. The Inn is located inthe north quiet part of the Placencia village and yet a short 4 min.walking distance to the much busier center of the village. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manatee Inn Belize/Placencia