My friend and I were travelling on our GAP year and didn't actually spend the night at this hotel we were so horrified when we saw it. We had foolishly booked it and prepaid in advance; when we arrived we were shown to our room by 'Fitz' the manager, who was quite clearly drunk. He showed us to our room and it smelled terrible, musty and dirty. The furniture was very old and mismatching and there was NO RUNNING WATER. We went downstairs to complain that the toilet would not flush and the taps weren't working; he assured us that someone was coming to fix it and it would be fine within half an hour. There was no remote control for the tv and the hotel didn't feel secure at all, even during the day time (we arrived in mid afternoon). My friend and I decided we would definitely try and find somewhere else to stay. As we had predicted, when we returned the water still wasn't working, but when we tried to speak to the manager about why we were leaving and trying to negotiate our deposit which we had pre-paid for three nights, we had no idea what we had let ourselves in for...a rude, agressive, alcoholic manager who was totally unreasonable and would not take me or my female friend seriously. He told us that when you book on the hotel website you are actually booking through an agency in Canada (which is not stated anywhere on the website) and so he couldn't refund our money. He also refused to call the agency because of his phonebill. Eventually, and with no refund, we left and found the Sunbreeze hotel down the road, which was more expensive but 100 times nicer, and we enjoyed our stay there. Our brief experience with the Coral Breeze Hotel was incredibly unpleasant and strongly tainted the rest of our stay in San Pedro.
- Also Known As:
- Coral Beach Hotel Belize/San Pedro