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Mayan Princess Hotel
Ranked #26 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Maryland
1 review
“Excellent, nice simple clean place to stay”
Reviewed 2 May 2008

Simple, yet spacious rooms and very clean with kitchenetts. Balconies overlook the beach close to the water. SCUBA diving service dock is within 100 yards. Receptionists were very courteous and helpful. Morning continental breakfast bar to which you go to select food and take to room left a bit to be desired as to quanity of selection. Hammocks are available to be strung from hooks on balconies. Save by taking some food with you. Grocery stores are nearby; however, a little expensive. Convenient to everything. Transportation furnished from and to airport.

  • Liked — Near SCUBA service/dock
  • Disliked — Some noise at night as room was near street and over reception area; not the norm with other rooms.
  • Stayed April 2008
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Murrieta, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2008

We booked a dive package from The Mayan Princess from their website (great deal and diving with Amigos Del Mar that are about 100 feet away from the Hotel). This is THE way to go if you are planning on diving Ambergris.

Our room was very comfortable and clean (we even had The Movie Chanel, HBO I think, and news from Denver CO). AC worked fine (but was a little loud). I slept fine on the bed (which is unusual for me when I travel).

We got a room on the third floor. The view was great but might be a problem if you have trouble with stairs.

Very highly recommended and I look forward to staying there next year!

  • Liked — Location and Value
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, WI
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Mayan Princess from November 3-10, 2007. We enjoyed everything about it!

As others have posted, the hotel is in the middle of town. It's within walking distance to several restaurants: Reef Restaurant, Lily's, Elvi's, Jambel's, Fido's, etc. It's also close to the Island Ferry if you choose to go north or south of the island. Additionally, Amigos del Mar Dive Shop, is almost in front of the hotel so that's very convenient if you are diving with them.

The hotel has three floors. We stayed in room #18, which was on the third floor. The hotel does not have elevators but the staff brought our bags up to our room. Our room had a king size bed (which was a bit hard but was tolerable), a kitchenette, a sitting area with a hide-a-bed, TV, two chairs and a coffee table, a small bathroom (tub/shower/toilet) with the vanity outside the bathroom and a very niced sized balcony.

The kitchenette had a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, two-burner stove and glasses/plates/silverware for four people, one pot and two fry pans. Definitely enough to make breakfast every morning (which we did after purchasing food from "Super Buy", which is about two blocks away.)

The refrigerator was a decent size for a weeks stay. It had a small freezer where we were able to put a small bag of ice in and also were able to put the ice trays in. In the rest of the fridge, we were able to almost fit a case of Beliken's and liter bottles of Crystal water (both purchased from the distributor at the south end) along with a dozen eggs, some ham, bacon and cheese.

The balcony, with it's french doors, had a plastic table with four plastic chairs. It also had hooks that you could hang a hammock on (get the hammock from the front desk.) We used the hooks to hang our dive gear on. (We noticed a lot of dragonflies in the morning from the balcony flying around but they didn't bother us.)

The shower worked fine and we always had enough hot water and water pressure to do what we needed to do. The only complaint we had was we never got fresh towels. We probably could've asked for them but we always found other things to do than worry about fresh towels.

The A/C worked great and sometimes, we even turned if off at night and let the doors open to catch the breeze. However, at times, Fido's was a bit loud or the next door neighbor's dog was barking and we'd just close the doors.

The beach in front of the hotel has some older lounge chairs. You can get pads to put on the chairs at the front desk. However, most of the time, we noticed locals using the chairs so really, there wasn't anywhere to sit. This didn't bother us too much since we spent most of our time diving. Other than that, the beach is somewhat clean. As far as swimming goes, there's some weedy areas but as long as you avoid those, you should be okay. We also noticed three sting rays in the area.

The hotel offers continental breakfast with breads that you can bring up to your room to make toast, zuchinni bread, carrot muffins, ground coffee (to make in your room), orange juice, bananas, oranges and apples.

They also have one PC with free internet access from 7 am to 9 pm daily.

There is no hotel bar but you can either buy/bring your own or just take a quick walk into town or on the beach and you'll be having a cold Beliken in no time.

Overall, we would definitely stay here again. It's location, cleanliness and staff's friendliness was perfect!

  • Liked — The location was near everything we were interested in doing: diving, eating, drinking.
  • Disliked — No elevators...but it's not the end of the world. Just ask for a first floor room if you don't want to climb stairs.
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2007

We have stayed at the Mayan Princes for many years. It is our favorite vacation spot. The hotel is right in the center of San Pedro so everything is within walking distance. The rooms are clean and comfortable and all of the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The best dive shop on the Island is right in front of the hotel so diving, snorkeling or just a boat ride is easy to arrange. The main water taxi service is also close by. The best restaurants are just minutes away. What more can one ask for in a small personable place to stay for a great vacation on the Caribbean.

  • Liked — Convenience
  • Disliked — No restaurant
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Marylander45
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Las Vegas
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2007

My two adult kids and I went to Belize to enjoy some great diving. We were not disappointed and our stay at the Mayan Princess was excellent. The location couldn't be better for diving and dining options. We stayed on the third floor in a corner room--we'll ask for it again when we return.

  • Liked — Locaton next to great dive shop
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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6 Thank LVLaw
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2006

Stayed here for the second time, same room and absolutely loved it! The location is perfect. Stay on the top floor for the view... although there are no elevators, so if stairs are a problem, you should stay on the bottom floor. The rooms are very clean, kitchens are equipped with service for 4-6 persons. The bed was NOT comfy at all, very hard, but clean. They were a little stingy with the towels, but when I asked they were happy to accommodate. The AC works perfect, at least in room 18! The staff was very helpful. I felt perfectly safe (as a woman) staying there mainly by myself as my son and his friends were out at the clubs till all hours. San Pedro is awesome. The reef is unbelievable! Must eat at Curumba's.... fish burger to die for!!! Everything is within walking distance, including bank, laundry, had to walk a while for milk for my coffee, but it's a wonderful place to wander. The people on the island are truly one of the nicest on this planet. I will be back next year. Someone have a rum punch for me!!

  • Stayed April 2006
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8 Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 11 March 2006

Rooms nice in that they have a living area, kitchen, balcony overlooking the water and very close to restaurants, dive shops etc.
Beds not comfortable, blinds don't keep out the intense morning sunshine if you like to sleep in. Beach area noisy most of the time with kids swimming during the day and partying going on at night so difficult to keep breeze going into your apartment because of the noise and needing to close your door.
Staff very nice. They followed all requests when booking the room. Daily maid service. Hotel is quiet, it is the activity occuring outside that was problematic (not under hotel's control).
Not very much to do on Ambergris Caye unless you dive or snorkel. Amigos Del Mar Diving located in front of the hotel was great and nice to be able to come back to the room in between dives. Island is very expensive by American standards.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Additional Information about Mayan Princess Hotel

Property: Mayan Princess Hotel
Address: Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#25 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mayan Princess Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mayan Princess Hotel is located on the finest beach in San Pedro, Belize - as a result all rooms afford panoramic ocean views from their very own private balcony. No other hotel on Ambergris Caye offers quite the same atmosphere or friendly service. Rooms are furnished with a wide range of practical amenities, and all include a well equipped kitchenette. We offer many complimentary hotel services as well, including free airport pick up, complimentary WiFi, and a private dock use for all guests. We are also less than 100ft away from both of Ambergris Caye's water taxi services. We take pride in the value that we offer to guests, and in addition to great rates, all children under 12 stay for free. Numerous activities and tours such as scuba diving, snorkeling, cultural and jungle tours can also be arranged through Mayan Princess Hotel. Our staff are here to help make your Belize vacation as relaxing (or as exciting) as you desire. If diving is part of your vacation plans, we are conveniently located steps away from Amigos Del Mar dive center, located on the Dock right across from the Hotel. Enjoy the best of both worlds - stay with Mayan Princess Hotel, dive with Amigos Del Mar! The many dive sites dotted around Ambergris Caye are renowned for offering some of the best diving in the Caribbean. The incredible Blue Hole is also a popular option with our diving guests. The nearby Belize Barrier Reef harbors over 500 species of exotic fish and a whole host of other marine wildlife, including some of the world's most impressive corals. We look forward to welcoming you to Mayan Princess Hotel and Ambergris Caye! ... more   less 
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