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“Love Mata Rocks-10 year anniversary trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mata Rocks Resort
Ranked #28 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Love Mata Rocks-10 year anniversary trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed in San Ignacio at Table Rock for 3 days to see all the jungle sights, then booked Mata Rocks for our beach stay since we had been there 5 years ago and loved it! I had requested a queen size room, since the last time we had been in 1 with 2 doubles and they surprised us with a 2nd floor suite! It was really nice with the balcony and the full kitchen, like a little apartment-I could imagine living there no problem, especially with that view! The ceilings are very tall on the second floor, and the A/C is high on the wall-with a remote control. We had a nice TV, couch, and a shower stall bath. The bed was really comfortable. This room would be really great for a week's stay and you could cook breakfast-too many great restaurants to cook lunch or dinner! We had the continental breakfast at the resort and then went to our favorite restaurants at night! It was nice to hang out with Sherilyn and Griselda at the bar again. There was a large family group there and most of the excursions filled up fast, so we didn't get to go snorkling this time except our in front of the resort-they are making an artificial reef there now with sandbags, but there is not much to see-be sure to book the snorkel trips as soon as you get there. We did them last time and they are all great! We got a golf cart 1 day (Sherilyn had to teach us how to drive it) and went to the south end of the island, which is beautiful. Robyn's Chicken wasn't open when we went by a couple of times, I think because it was on the weekend and they were working on the cobblestone road. The bridge was closed for repairs to the north side of the island, but we had fun tooling around San Pedro and eating. We forgot to get our welcome drinks, so they made them goodbye drinks. The beach and pool were wonderful, no trouble getting loungers or drinks! It was over far too quickly but we had a great time once again.

Room Tip: All of the rooms face the beach because of the angles of the building. I think ours was S2-kind of o...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mexilady
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nyc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

We knew we wanted to be walking distance to town but not so close that we could hear the noise. This hotel was perfect for our needs! We had an oceanfront suite, which had a small kitchen and fridge. Great beachfront and offers free bikes to explore the island. I hope to return one day!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank piggymel
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texas
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We only stayed at Mata Rocks for one night, but we had access to the hotel for all 7 days of our stay in San Pedro. The owner of this hotel also owns a luxurious rent house just minutes from Mata Rocks and since we were staying there for the remaining 6 days, we were still considered guests at the hotel. We enjoyed the location, the Squirrels Nest bar and the friendly staff. Sherilynn, Criselda, Tiffany, Gustavo and the rest of the staff were awesome...warm, welcoming, and always there to help us with whatever we needed. We've always preferred smaller properties over big resorts, so this place was perfect for us.

Room Tip: S3 and S4 were both very nice!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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3 Thank RANDETEXAS
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Round Rock, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

My wife and I recently completed a six night stay at Mata Rocks. Although calling it a resort is a stretch, the hotel rooms are clean, the grounds well maintained, and features a small pool and beach bar. Tours and other adventures can be booked through the front desk with pickup typically from the hotel dock. A trip to San Pedro town really requires a golf cart or taxi, unless your looking to sweat off a few pounds on 1 hour round trip hike or ride one of the bikes available free of charge to guests. The continental breakfast is minimal, no variety and stale most mornings but there are great options in town for food so that didnt bother us too much

As noted in some of the other reviews, guest satisfaction does not appear to be high priority for either the owners or the majority of the staff. No one was rude but certainly didn't feel like anyone was going to go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable.

During our stay the pool was drained for routine maintenance for 3 1/2 of the six days we were there. The pool/beach view from our balcony we had enjoyed the first 2 days became a construction site/beach view. Not exactly the Resort vibe we were looking for when we booked. Making matters worse the ownership and management were indifferent to our disappointment and offered only the use of an inferior pool next door as accomodation to the guests. The icing on the cake was when they shut off the water to our room without notice to fill the pool up after the maintenance was finally completed.
San Pedro is well worth a visit but I would recommend staying at Mata Rocks only as a last "resort"

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Martin3239
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Lake Forest, California
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The property is beautiful, serene and relaxed. The rooms are perfect from the beds to the shower to the mini fridge. It's great to have a bar on the sand and I love that it's a little quirky "The Squirrel's Nest - Where Nuts Come to Gather." The water off the beach is perfect temperature and a little way up the beach there is a dock with a large patch of clear water, some shallow, some deep. The hotel had adventure packages at competitive prices and arranged for anything we needed, from laundry to bikes to a taxi when we sadly had to leave. If and when I visit Ambergris Caye again, I would stay at Mata Rocks again. I don't think I'd even bother looking into other properties.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KateHarsh
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

To save a few bucks I stayed at MR while my friends where down the street at Victoria House. I was pleased with MR and they met my expectations. Good ac, clean rooms and property, and pleasant staff all made for a great stay. I did get caught in a three day pool repair and was told to walk next door - I thought something more could have been done but they were trying to keep the hotel in good repair and it was a slow week. I plan to stay here again and may look at a nicer room - I was in a pool site room and they have 2nd floor rooms with balconies and 6 suites with small kitchens. You are too far from town to walk if that is important and they have no food service on site. I did grab a free bike for store and food runs and there is usually a taxi on the street - 5 bucks to town.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert J
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed at Mata Rocks for 6 days. The room was clean, quiet and a nice view. We got a great price on the room so I was pleased to see that it was worth every dime that we paid. It is located just outside of San Pedro so we could get away from the noise and relax on their hammocks when we wanted to. They have bikes you can sign up for free, to go north or south on the island. The continental breakfast is simple but it is free :) Right across the street is Robin's Kitchen (best jerk chicken in town). There is grocery stores and restaurants in walking distance. The other nice thing about the hotel is it is small and friendly. They are very helpful on setting up your snorkeling or any other activities you would like to enjoy. If we go to San Pedro again, we would definitely stay at Mata Rocks again. It was a perfect fit for us.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linrjacob
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Property: Mata Rocks Resort
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:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#20 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#27 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#29 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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