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“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Villa Caribe

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Hotel Villa Caribe
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The only place to in Livingston if you'll be there for more than 1 night. Place is expensive for the market, but you have a beautful place to call home in case it rains, which it does with great frequency in Dec- Jan.

  • Stayed January 2013
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Set with an amazing view over the bay, this hotel has amenable staff, spacious rooms (with efficient AC) and a great pool area (the pool is a good size, at least 20 metres). We were going to stay two nights but ended up staying for four! The only downside was the food - breakfast was a luke warm buffet and the other food was overpriced and mediocre. This is not a reason not to stay here - stay here, enjoy the pool but then eat at Casa de Rosada and Don's Pizza!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff was friendly and the pool was really nice. We were in Livingston for 4 nights, and I don't think we could have handled it if we didn't have the awesome pool to chill out in, away from the hustlers and strange smells. The view from our 2nd floor balcony was really nice. It is quite expensive.

The restaurant leaves something to be desired. Also realize that some of the rooms have strange little spiral staircases leading up to them. If you can't lug your stuff up a spiral staircase, make sure you are on the bottom floor (but you'll miss out on the view).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. My room was simple but clean and with a lovely view of the sea. However, I could hear the guests upstairs as they moved chairs, took showers etc.

The restaurant serves good seafood and there is good Garifuna entertainment if there are groups in the hotel. Breakfast is disappointing, largely because the food is not kept warm.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Izegem, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel is surely not a 4* Hotel.I think I would give +2*.We stayed here with a group begin November, The sheets on our bed was dirty and had a big yellow spot (???), on it.The airco was VERY noisy.In the reception the lady only understood Spanish and the manager was surely not friendly. .The food was not warm and little choice.
The only thing that I positive from this Hotel is the location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My family and I travelled to Livingston in early July and had no other plans to stay anywhere else other than the Villa Caribe.
As always, we received nothing but the best services from check-in to the last minute of our stay. Hats off to Manfred, who ensured that our stay and that of other visiting family members was nothing but the best.

Room Tip: The cabanas are the best and most comfortable. Wish they would add some real king or queen beds to t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights during our round trip through Guatemala/Belize and we liked it a lot even if we did not like Livingston that much.
Our bungalow was huge, clean and had a great view of the sea, so we would definitely recommend to go for a bungalow instead of a standard room.
The garden and pool is beautiful and from the restaurant you have a great view of the sea (no comment on the food, as we hadn't had any meal there)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Caribe
Address: Calle Principal, Barrio el Centro, Livingston, Rio Dulce 01001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa Caribe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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