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“Centrally located, clean rooms, good view”
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Holiday Hotel
Ranked #40 of 55 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I must have researched online, at least 30 hotels before deciding on this one ... and I am happy to say that it was good... good for me because its always a risk deciding on the pics you see on the websites.
What I liked the most :
- centrally located ... within walking distance of most restaurants ... although I would recommend renting a Golf Cart for convenience at USD 60 per day
- right on the beach ... you can walk into the water ... unlike other ocean front properties which do not have access to the water
- very nice rooms and AC .. although a bit old ... it was one of the first hotels on San Pedro
- helpful staff ... I would have liked them to be a bit more warm, but they are surely not rude
- excellent restaurant, a bit pricy, but good food
- very good breakfast place right behind ... a takeout joint ... very economical
- very close to the tour operators for snorkelling, diving,

If you like seclusion and a private beach, this is not for you. Then you should look further North or South on the island. The problem with staying far from centre is that you will have to rent a Golf cart or take a cab everytime you want to eat or shop or just feel like you are in a tourist spot ...
We were there during New Year time which is the absolute peak season, yet the rates were reasonable ... they have rooms for 4 people (family) but they insisted on minimum 3 nights stay, which I guess is required if you want to see and experience the place.

Access was very easy as it is right next to the san pedro water taxi terminal. We went ahead to Mexico and took a water taxi to Chetumal from the same place. Very convenient as you have to be there at 7 am.

Overall, very satisfying experience .. I recommend it!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Shail_Guggali
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We stayed in the Holiday Hotel April 2nd and 3rd 2013. We were traveling with a group of 22 people and stayed here for a couples days rest after a 2 week Humanitarian project in San Felipe in the Orange Walk area of Belize.

The Holiday Hotel was a great little hotel. We stayed in a ground floor room in the two story section on the right as you are facing the beach. The rooms were very clean and had air conditioning. It was right on the beach but you could laze around on the beach chairs with a degree privacy.

There are not many other amenities that come with this hotel, but we were not looking for that. We came for a nice safe room to sleep and the rest of the time we were out on excursions and exploring the town. We rented golf carts and had a great time driving around seeing everything.

This is not a resort. It is just a very nice place to stay at a reasonable rate.

The night before moving to the Holiday Hotel we stayed in an absolute dive across and down the street - the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my entire life. We moved out in the morning after a sleepless night and walked down to the Holiday Hotel. They had room for most of our team on the spot. What a find!! and what blessing to stay there. The Holiday Hotel became a place of refuge after that one night experience. It made the rest of our time on Ambergis Caye wonderful.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mike_Rosenau
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

If you want to stay in a hotel within steps of great food, drink and dancing - not to mention the beach, then head to Holiday Hotel. Everything from the restaurant to the bar to the staff was excellent! We could not have asked for better. Definitly try the pina colada - best one in San Pedro. Thank you Rodie! Shakira at the desk is very helpful with anything you need, from Belizean change to golf courts to attractions. We will be back.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Axeljarrett
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

The Holiday Hotel is a great place. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the AC is ice cold, showers are hot, the towels are large and abundant, but the best part is the central location. Almost all of the attractions, restaurants, bars, and shops are within a 10 minute walk. We dove with Island Divers Belize which is attached to hotel. You can't get any easier than that. The beach in front of the hotel is one of the nicest in town and the lounge chairs under the palm trees are just awesome. The food at Caprice is top notch. The bar is stylish with plasma TV's and the servers are fun and professional. Don't hesitate...book a stay at the Holiday. You won't be disappointed

Room Tip: The bottom floor rooms are so easy access to the beach
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Richmond M
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We ate at this hotel's restaurant twice and with both meals the service and food was exceptional. The atmosphere was relaxing especially being that this restaurant is right on the beach. The coconut chicken is to die for...I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

As someone that travels to San Pedro every couple of months, this is my new favorite place. The staff is amazing, the bar is always open and convenient (can charge to your room) and it's right in the center of town for a great price. The rooms, although relatively basic, are updated and clean with AC, TV (which I have never turned on once), refrigerator and hot water. It's directly across the beach from my dive shop (Island Divers Belize) and I just love staying here. I can reach them by skype to book my trips which is super convenient and they are super accommodating with any need I might have. Absolutely love them! Will be back very soon!

Room Tip: If noise is a problem for you to sleep, you might want to ask for a room closer to Ruby's so you...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank ZTAKPsi
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

This hotel was right on the beach, the rooms were clean, the service was great, and it was within walking distance to everything downtown. There were also plenty of things to do right there, scuba diving, Kayaking, snorkling, you did not need a car or golf cart everything was right there, and the massage on the beach was wonderful too. Great value also, I will stay at this hotel again

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 130Gina
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Additional Information about Holiday Hotel

Address: Barrier Reef Dr. | Beef Front, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#38 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: £74 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The first, the original in San Pedro....Holiday Hotel...The most recognized name in San Pedro, Holiday Hotel stands newly renovated while maintaining its colonial charm. It sits directly on a stunning beach, where you can enjoy a relaxing massage through our spa services! As our pampered guest, you'll be able to experience fine dining at our very own Caprice Bar.Grill! All rooms offer a spectacular view of the world's second largest barrier reef! Stay at Holiday Hotel and immerse yourself in all we have to offer! Visit our very own "Celi's Deli" Open 7 days a week from 5:00am to 5:00pm - is situated in front of the hotel, and is the perfect place to find your delicious local treats that can be accompanied with a warm coffee or drink of your choice. To give it a special touch to your breakfast please walk to our restaurant deck to sit down and enjoy your treats while contemplating the mesmerizing Caribbean sea that washes along our shoreline. ... more   less 
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