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“Right on the beach”
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Seaspray Hotel
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2008

My wife and I arrived in Placencia on the last bus of the evening and headed for the Seaspray Hotel, based on Lonely Planet's review of the property. We were, as far as we could tell, the only guests and were given room 10, which is called a seaview room. The room was clean, but a bit small with two beds in it. The room had a refrigerator and a reasonable bathroom for the price. No air conditioning, but, as mentioned in another review, there were fans to stir up the air a bit. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our stay. With no other guests, we had our choice of the chairs on the beach and it was quiet in the evening. The Seaspray offers a choice of rooms. There are Economy, Seaside (the rooms at the end of the main building, on the beach), Seaview, a Cabana, and what they call the Seastar Room. We felt our room was a good value. The restaurant, DeTatch, was closed our first night there but we ate breakfast there both mornings of our stay and the service was quick and friendly. We are early risers and were glad the restaurant opened at 7 am. The staff at the Seaspray were friendly and suggested restaurants and were knowledgeable about how to get tickets for the ferry to Honduras. Placencia is a quiet place and we liked having nothing to do but enjoy the sea.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Chares
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Reviewed March 22, 2007

I stayed for 3 nights in one of the "seaside rooms". For the price the hotel was a great value.

The room was comfortable with 2 beds (a single and a double), fridge and bathroom. The shower in the bathroom was great with good pressure and lots of hot water. The room was a little hot without much ventilation despite windows on both sides. There was a ceiling fan and 2 other fans in the room which helped circulate the air a bit.

The staff was helpful and efficient. We booked tours thru the hotel (with a company called DTourz that was just a short distance away down the sidewalk) and had no problems. the hotel is also an agent for mayan air and can book flights for you if needed.

The restaurant DeThatch serves good food, however the service is incredibly slow. We waited over an hour for breakfast one mornng and eventually had to bail on our food because we had a tour booked, but they still charged us for the meal. Their dinners were good and the serving sizes were huge!

The location of the hotel is great - right on the sidewalk and close to all the amenities. The hotel is right on a nice bit of beach and there are chairs and lots of palm trees for shade. Perfect place to sit and read!

Definitely would recommend this hotel to the budget traveller.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with friends
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4  Thank tuss
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Reviewed March 13, 2007

We walked into Placencia without a reservation and the SeaSpray had a vacancy. The price was pretty cheap for a double room. Not bad! The room was clean and simple and even had a fridge (a Belize luxury for us). The hotel is directly on the beach and close to many great eating spots. Enjoyed this hotel very much!

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with friends
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1  Thank intelinside5
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Reviewed January 4, 2007

This hotel was the must confortable that we found in belize. We spend 12 nights in belize and our budget was $50 per night. At this price the Best hotel where we stayed was the sea spray. The owner is not very friendly but she manage the place very well. Also the restaurant attached to the hotel the tatch is very good. But overall I will never go back in placencia, the road to get there is the worst ever. Plus it is the most expensive place in belize by fare. The price of all the activity are just insane, and totally out of reason.
Mehdi

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Cambridge783
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Reviewed August 10, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Seaspray Hotel along with 3 other couples and 2 friends in April of this year, and were quite happy with the accommodations. The staff was happy to work with our large party, and while I got the impression that Belizeans in general are very laid back, no one was ever rude or unhelpful toward us. (In fact, the relaxed atmosphere was exactly why we chose to visit Placencia to begin with!) We were in the Sea Star room, #19, which was on the second floor and had a private balcony looking out over the ocean. The sunrises were beautiful, and we were right on the water. There was a bit of seagrass in the water, but it wasn't terrible and you only had to walk up the beach a bit to avoid it. The food at the De Tach Cafe next door was decent (breakfast was great) and could be charged directly to our room at the Seaspray. One morning we even saw dolphins jumping in the water while having breakfast. Our room was very clean and included a small fridge and tile floor. Housekeeping came and cleaned and changed our sheets every day for the week that we were there. All in all, the room was a good deal and we really enjoyed our experience there.

  • Stayed: April 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2006

My sister and I originally planned on staying at the Seaspray for four nights but left after two because we had such a bad time here. We booked a budget room and the only thing I can think of is that the other posters here booked one of the private cabanas or upscale rooms because our experience is in no way reflective of the reviews we read before booking this place.

When you book a budget room, you don't expect much and the room would have been adequate enough - two simple beds, a shower, toilet and sink. However, we at least expected that the staff would come to our room and fix our toilet when we told them it was overflowing (they didn't). We found the front desk staff to be very unfriendly and unhelpful. They didn't even offer any recommendations when we asked them about tours. The woman who I assume to be the owner was miserable.

I would not recommend this place. Perhaps the other reviews are of nicer rooms but if you're doing a trip inexpensively we saw numerous other options in Placencia for the same price that were way better.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2006

We enjoyed our stay the Sea Spray. We had room 21 which we found fit our needs. The king bed was great--nice and hard. It was the most private of the rooms and you fell asleep to the sound of the surf. We did have power outage on the first two days but not for long and no water one day but not for long. The staff was very nice and friendly. The food at DeTache was very good but didn't have some items on the menu. They could have had more beach chairs. The ocean was very murky and there was a lot of trash in the water and well as a lot of sea grass. So there are good things and not so good things about the Sea Spray but for the money it is a very good place to stay and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Additional Information about Seaspray Hotel

Address: Placencia's Sidewalk | Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Placencia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
Price Range: $20 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaspray Hotel is centrally located in the village of Placencia, close to most local restaurants, gift shops, markets, banks, and local gathering places; our location is a great starting off point for your exploration, amazing adventures and experiencing the unique ambiance that is southern Belize & Placencia. We are located on the white sandy beaches of the magical Caribbean Sea. Stretched across our spacious beachfront & floral courtyard are 4 buildings, ranging from 30ft to 70ft away from the pristine seafront & less than 75 yds away from our famous Guiness Book of Records sidewalk. Our rooms are reasonably priced, with rates starting as economical low as $25.00 US per night (immaculately clean, and very comfortable)…our staff is friendly and helpful to whatever your needs may be…so we look forward to seeing you in our little piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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Seaspray Hotel Belize/Placencia

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