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Mata Rocks Resort
Ranked #23 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

This is not a true resort, so if that's what you're looking for this is not the place. But this hotel is amazing. It's right on the beach with a nice (though small) pool. There are comfortable beach chairs and loune chairs as well as a nice dock to walk aling. There's a great bar area that attracts a lot of interesting and talkative people. The rooms are spacious and the suites have their own patios which is really nice, particularly for your morning coffee. There are bikes to use for free which are more than adequate means of transportation to and from the center of town. We really loved the place and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Smaller resort located about 10-15 minutes away from the water taxi terminal. Rooms were nice and had beautiful views. They work with a number of tour operators as well so if you want to do any tours (i.e. snorkeling in Shark/Ray Alley, Diving at Blue Hole, etc), they will come via boat and pick you up right at the dock.

This resort has a nice little bar out back where you can have delicious drinks (the best dirty banana I've had since I was in Jamaica). They also have a few food items that you can order.

Room Tip: Almost all rooms have a good view so you can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We went to Belize, because we wanted to know the arrecife area and snorkel, the hotel its perfect if you dont want to pay too much, but you want something nice and clean, theres beautiful hotels but too expensive and cheaper are ugly. The room has everything: tv, kitchen, fridge (we bought different brands of beers to try), hot watter, and beatiful view. The shore of the beach of the hotel is not too clean, but it has a little and cute pool and you has a basic breakfast, but who wants to eat to much when you are going to swim all day!
We went all days tours, theres a different places and beatiful, so we spent all the time out and we arrive at afternoon. A recomendation, if you want to save some money take your snorkel equipment with you, so you dont have to pay the rental of these each day.
Note: Belize is not cheap, if you buy things at store it is too expensive food, drinks, camera, sunblock. But swim with sharks and manta rays, and watch the turtles, the big fishes, and the colorful little one, was the Best! I went in May and the weather was great and temperature of water delicious!!

Room Tip: The Second floor in front of the beach, if you loved the sounds of the ocean, this rooms has a litle...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Really enjoyed our stay at this smaller property that was south of town - out of the hustle and bustle of san Pedro. But it was close enough to walk up the beach into town (about 15 minutes). There is no restaurant but the bar sserves continental breakfast in the morning. It is only juice, coffee and fruit and pastries and if you don't descend on it early the picking gets slim. We usually just grabbed some coffee then walked into town for a real breakfast. The bar was a fun place to hang out and the bartenders were pretty chatty if you engaged them. The drink prices were great, especially during happy hour. The beach was small but had chairs and umbrellas for everyone. The sea grass didn't get raked very often so you had a bit of that smell, but it wasn't terrible. Could be improved. The rooms were really nice and clean and it was nice having a kitchenette. There is a little grocery store around the corner so you can stock up on simple things like snacks and fruit for inbetween your trips into town for a restaurant. The trips scheduled through the hotel were just fine. We did Hol Chan and Shark Ray alley with their guide. Very affordable and good guides. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Mata Rocks is a wonderful place in a small bit of paradise. Nice staff, cool little beach bar, comfy beach chairs on a little beach. We had a suite with a nice kitchenette and very comfy bed. Flat screen TV with many channel sat tv. Free beach bikes.
The resort has a small dock where dive, fishing and snorkle trips just pick you up. I was diving each day. So when you see your dive boat coming, just jump up from your beach chair walk down the dock get on the boat and your diving in paradise (150ft visability water) in 10 mins!!!! All your gear is set up already by the dive boat crew. This type of diving spoiled me forever!

A 20 min walk to town (down the beach). The Marina food store (5 min walk) and a few restaurant's are nearby. We liked "Caroline's Restaurant" near the gas station. Also by the main dock in town we liked "Licks Restaurant" (great new menu each day...very fresh fish! Good cold smoothie's too). The dive boats bring you near the main dock between dives so I would go grab a nice mango/banana smoothie from Licks each day...yumm.

Mata Rocks Resort works out very well. It's really not too far from town. Very pleasant walk to town down the beach. You can ride bikes down the beach to town too. The dock is well used. Golf cart rentals are right at the office. Super friendly helpfull staff.We loved our stay!

Room Tip: The upgrade to a suite is worth it here
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We traveled to San Pedro Belize during shoulder-season, 1st of July 2012.... Our stay at Mata Rocks was not without a bump - but it was everything it advertised to be. The staff is friendly and courteous. The hotel itself is right on the beach, and has its' own boat pier - so going to our water destinations was quick and easy. The staff also helps with activity arrangements, the hotel offers nightly happy hour 2-for-1 drinks, free bikes to ride into town, a nice, simple morning breakfast, and the quiet and privacy we wanted. We received the wrong room for check-in but that was quickly alleviated and we were given a complimentary [and much larger] room. We highly recommend Mata Rocks, and would stay again!!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

My family of three which included our 15 year old son had a week long stay in early Aug. We stayed in a junior suite which was roomy enough for all of us. Not much room to store stuff but we mannaged. The room was neatly furnished and very very clean. We enjoyed being right on the beach. Don't expect the staff to be very attentive, if you need something just ask it will get done. For convenience book your tours at the front desk. Book tours with Searious for snorkeling at Hol Chan and to Xuintunich they are very organized, efficient and knowledgeable. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 45 Coconut Drive | PO Box 47, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#20 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#22 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#29 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: £85 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mata Rocks Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate beachfront hotel providing personalized service in a casual atmosphere. Located one mile south of San Pedro on a beautiful sandy beach. All rooms and Jr. Suites have ocean views, A/C, cable TV, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, hair dryers, safes. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Complimentary continental breakfast, daytime use of bicycles, and taxi transfer upon arrival/departure are included in room rates. ... more   less 
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Mata Rocks Hotel San Pedro
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