Found this trip on sale through Roatan Charters and decided to go on 2 weeks notice.
After 40 min van ride and 10 minute boat to the Cay, a little concerned. You enter Reef House from the canal in the back. Not to worry. A short walk gets you on to the property and all is well.
Older resort and I must tell you that if you are looking for a 5 star resort you need to find a different island. I have stayed at a couple other resorts on Roatan and while some are not as dated, I would prefer RHR over the rest.
Clean, comfortable, cable tv, AC, ceiling fan, purified drinking water all a bonus.
Mike the manager was replaced our 2nd day there...apparently personal issues.
Dave and David are the new managers and from day one had started to make improvements as to quality and attentiveness to individual guest needs.
While the meals are all preset there is lots of it at every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Some things I don't eat but no need to worry about starving and they will cater to special dietary needs.
David also happens to be a chef and he seems to be giving input as to the menu. On our last night he prepared dinner consisting of Caesar salad, beef tri tip roast (which he asked the group at lunch how they liked their beef to be cooked), local caught grilled lobster tails with drawn butter and backed potato. Easily a $50 meal in the states.
Secured wireless internet is free and worked well wherever you were in the resort.
Night life is what you make of it. Honor bar stocked with beer, wine, sodas. Take what you want and mark it down and then settle at the end of your stay. Prices very reasonable for beverages.
Wonderful ocean views out front with a jetty making shore dives simple.
Dive crew was great. Davit and Choco made sure everyone had a good time. Davit was outstanding at finding things and pointing them out to the group. (He is also deadly with his spea rgun when going after lion fish) Allowed to pretty much follow your own computer profile and not overly concerned with experienced divers needing to stay in a "cluster"
Reefs look very healthy but not an abundance of fish.
Azule is the cat who seems to be in complete control of guest relations. Strolled into my room one evening and decided to spend the night. BE CAREFUL!!! Once she chooses you you belong to her.
I wish Davey and David the best of luck in their new endeavor. They are very enthusiastic about the RHR and are already making long term plans for improvements
I am hoping to return in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- REEF HOUSE IS A SMALL, FAMILY OWNED RESORT, ORIGINALLY STARTED IN THE 60'S AS A FISHING LODGE. We are a small operation & can cater to all sorts of individuals & small groups. We almost always have at least a room or two to spare, so email us & let us know what interests you or any question on your mind. We'll get back to you and are happy to be flexible & make your experience here your "Best Vacation Yet!" Terri H. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reef House Hotel Roatan
- Reef Hotel Roatan
- Reef Resort Roatan
- Reef House Resort Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands