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Akihito Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Orange Walk B&B and Inns
Smithers, Canada
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great value for your money!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

This place definitely isnt fancy, but it was a comfy clean bed and decent room for a great price. Its an old concrete building that kind of looks like an old prison. But the people that run it are friendly and helpful. I guess one drawback was that the bathroom wasnt quite up to our standards, but It was a good, cheap place to spend a night anyways.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Budget travellers will want to check this place out.
The noise in the morning (6am) is all the shops on the main road opening their steel doors, so get a room in the centre of the building. Hot showers are a plus and the place is reasonably clean. Location is great and the owners are nice. We've stayed here on 3 different occasions and it was always a good deal. I broke my nose in Sarteneja, Belize and had to go to the Orange Walk hospital. I was laid up for nearly a week in this town and this hostel was a real saviour.
When you've travelled central america for a while and been in various hostels, you will really know to appreciate this place with clean linen, tiled and clean areas/rooms, great central location and of course: reliable hot water!

Having stayed in near 100 hostels in central america. I rank this one in the top 5.

Room Tip: 2nd floor, there are 2 rooms in the centre. They are much quieter being off the street. The building...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jetlag-carcrash
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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Most backpackers will choose Akihito as it's the cheapest option in town. Individual rooms are not cheap, though (30$BZ), as the dorm option (15$BZ) is only available for groups of 3+. The beds are alright, and so are the bathrooms (there is some hot water!), but it's VERY noisy as it's right off the main street. There's not much to do in town (nothing at all, actually) and you're probably here for the Lamanai site, but if you're going to visit other big Maya sites while in the area, I would avoid Lamanai as it's very expensive for the value of the visit (see my other post on this matter if you're interested).

Room Tip: You can choose one with views to the courtyard or the corridor(!!), i.e. with less light, or one wit...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Oscar C
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Chiayintsun, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

That is a good hotel.
It's pretty cheap, but the quality not bad.
So it's very worth.
When you travel to Orange Work, Belize.
You should choose this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bruce L
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Orange Walk
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

I've been staying at the hotel on and off for over three week now (I'm on a school research project), the impression/information I got is very different from previous reviews, so I figure I should make some addition/correction to some of the older reviews:

1. First of all the price from the older reviews is wrong: The hotel have no dorms, rather they have “bunk bed” rooms for $7.50 USD per person, but the catch is that you need 3+ persons to stay in the room. For those travelling in pairs the cheapest option is still $7.50 per person (they have a room with two beds for 15 USD). But if you are travelling alone the cheapest option is $15. After looking through 3-4 budget hotels in town I believe this hotel is by far the cheapest option, the second cheapest hotel in town cost about twice as much.

2.. I've seen no cockroaches so far. The place is fairly clean, although everything looks dated. There are two cleaning ladies who are constantly mopping floors etc.

3. The address listed on TA is WRONG!!! , The Hotel is not on 22 Queen Victoria Ave but rather it's on 22 Belize Corozal Road (Queen Victoria Ave is a different part of the same road). Packages sent to 22 Queen Victoria will reach the hotel though, as long as the hotel name is clearly marked on the package (also Google Maps shows the street as Queen Victoria Ave).

4. The service is very good in my opinion. The guy at the hotel went out of his way to arrange meetings for me with several local sugar factory workers, and he even fixed my laptop (All for free).

However, do expect to pay for trivial things like borrowing their phone to call for a taxis or pizza. In general the hotel will let you borrow their phone (which is prepaid) and will charge you whatever the phone company charge them (which is A LOT, expect to pay a few dollar for even very short conversations.) If you make a lot of calls the phone bills can easily outrun the hotel bill. Land line to land line calls after 6pm are free though.

5. oh and the old review is wrong about the internet: wifi costs 2.5 USD for no matter how long you stay. It’s actually not a bad deal (there is an internet cafe close by charge a minimum of 2 USD for 1 hour).

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Samu T
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

There are no dorm beds here, you have to come with other people, so I was stuck paying for a single room. When i asked if there were cockroaches, he said "yes, but not many, and they're impossible to get rid of." The people running it are not helpful, very obnoxious and have the strangest sense of humour. They charge you for everything here, ie the 3 minutes I used the computer to check my email and they said it would be 75 cents, so I decided to use the rest of my 15 minutes to write this review. I would not recommend this hole, nor would I ever come back!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Danielle G
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Melbourne, Australia
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350 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

it looks way worse from the outside, a bare concrete block. rooms are a decent size, there's cable TV in the rooms (on tiny tv's) and wifi available (for 5 BZD). pretty good value for the price but it's hardly the sort of hotel you want to hang around in. simply a good place to sleep in a dreary dusty town that only seems to be good for getting elsewhere (notably the trip down the New River to Lamanai ruins)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank travla67
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Property: Akihito Hotel
Address: 22 Queen Victoria Road, Orange Walk, Belize
Location: Belize > Orange Walk District > Orange Walk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Orange Walk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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