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“Amazing cabanas in San Pedro”
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Hotel del Rio
Ranked #35 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Toronto, Canada
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“Amazing cabanas in San Pedro”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Hotel del Rio was fantastic. The staff were very nice and helpful, there are two ginger cats on the property which are friendly as well. We had the Cabana Casita which was excellent, the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and included a mini fridge, coffee maker and ceiling fan. We had a little porch with two wooden chairs facing the beach. There is also an area with chairs and tables and hammocks for all of the guests to use.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I cannot begin to describe how much I loved staying at Hotel del Rio. My fiance and I stayed in cabana casita and LOVED IT! The hotel's location is close enough to everything that you don't feel isolated but far enough from the noise of the downtown that you can still have a peaceful time staying there. The staff at the hotel make you feel like you are old friends coming for a visit as soon as you step into the office. The cabanas and beautiful and clean with great fans and hot & cold water. The courtyard is great as well and features a picnic table and hammock under a giant palapa. And the view from the courtyard...breathtaking. Honestly, you are really doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you don't stay here while on the island. This will be, without a doubt, the only place we will ever stay in San Pedro!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Del Rio from 03/04 - 03/07/13 while on Ambergis Caye for a SCUBA diving vacation. I stayed in one of the regular rooms and was pleasantly surprised with the room. For $50 a night I wasn't sure what to expect. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The room, while bare bones with no T.V. or A.C., was very clean and the shower even had good pressure. At first the no T.V. or A.C. kind of bothered me, but then I realized I wasn't there to watch T.V. and the A.C., thanks to the sea breeze, was not ever needed! This hotel literally is steps from the beach...you walk out of your room and there the beach is in all its' beauty. My only complaint would be that the walls are VERY thin and I had to put up with drunk, noisy neighbors at night. Overall I was very satisfied with this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Siren, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Del Rio March 1-9, 2013. We stayed in a cabana which was awesome. The people were very friendly and helpful with all of our questions. Also, we met most of the people staying there during this time in the common area. The bakery around the corner is AWESOME! Fido's has good food, nightly specials and great music. Waragoma's has a great mexican menu, and if they're busy the mexican restaurant across the street is good as well(ate at both places and both are good). Sandbar on the beach has AWESOME pizza! Lilly's breakfast is good! We also stopped at Estelle's for breakfast which was good, but shortchange when we paid! if you like bbq, you HAVE to go to lazy croc!! The bbq is AWESOME and yes, they do have crocidles in the lagoon! We did two 1day snorkel trips with Lazzardo and Minor. Captain Louis has a 50+ft. sailboat, that takes you on 4 snorkels and he makes lunch for you on the sailboat We met them at 9am and got back to the dock at 4:30pm.

The only NEGATIVE I have to say about the whole trip was the BARKING DOGS!!! Since, Hotel Del Rio is in a residential area, there are dogs everwhere!!! I didn't sleep one night and my wife didn't sleep two nights!!! TAKE EARPLUGS!!! I even went across the dirt street and talked to the owner of some of the dogs! She said she would put then in at night, but never did!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed at Hotel del Rio for five nights in Feb. 2013 . The hotel has regular rooms, but we stayed in Cabana Chica. Cabana Chica is one of three we seen on the property, and I think it's the best because of it's location on the property. It has a beautiful view of the ocean (just across the street) and is next to the central Palapa where everyone meets to discuss the days events, have a drink or just relax. The staff was very friendly and helpful,but we would like to thank Javier for all of the helpful information and prompt replies to our e-mails prior to our arrival in San Pedro. The location of the hotel was perfect for us, just on the North end of town and beachfront. We enjoyed the fresh baking at the bakery just around the corner every morning, were within walking distance of bars and restaurants, and still had the sense of quiet privacy when hanging out in the Palapa or out on the dock in front of our Cabana. I would definitely recommend Hotel del Rio to anyone who wants a clean, quiet place to stay. We loved Lily's Treasure Chest for good coffee in the morning and found an outstanding local restaurant downtown called Pupuseria Salvadorena for delicious homemade meals in the evening, all within a ten minute walk !
Randy and Wendy. Saskatoon, Sk. Canada

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Osoyoos, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

My wife and I spent a damp five days in San Pedro during a January Norte. The staff at the Rio helped set up a great reef tour during one of the few sunny windows that appeared. The hotel is small and consists of a set of separate buildings in a relatively confined area. Early morning traffic on the adjacent side street can be annoying. Personal privacy in the limited area may be a problem for some. We quite enjoyed meeting fellow travellers. The room was small, but very comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Spent two nights here on arrival in San Pedro. Staff were friendly; took me quickly to my room, which was a nice little cabana near the water.

To be honest I was expected a lot less for what I paid. I was very happy with the overall cleanliness and the place.

It's not luxurious by any stretch; the bathroom was dorm-like and the towels a bit rough but that is really a small concession to make for a great deal and a pretty scenic location.

The whole place had a very laid back, quiet, friendly vibe - guests lying about reading, all smiles and waving to one another. I quite liked it.

The only knock is that it's a bit far from town, which even so isn't saying much - if you have a cart you'd be there in 10 minutes from the airport.

Hope all the good reviews don't drive your price up guys - you're a great bargain!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel del Rio
Address: 1/4 Mile North of Downtown | Beach Front Boco Del Rio Before the Bridge, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Pedro
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#33 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel del Rio 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 10 minute walk from the center of town, on a quite beach north of town, Hotel del Rio has clean and comfortable; Thatch Roof Cabanas on the Beach, Air Condition units and Standard Rooms all with a great beach front view. We also have 2 large cabanas with a complete Kitchen. All our units have private bathroom with hot and cold showers, refrigerators and coffee maker. ... more   less 
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