This place is not too bad, it is positioned almost dead smack in the centre of Caye Caulker island. In saying that the island is tiny and getting from the hotel to any beach can not be more then a 5 maybe 10 min walk.
The hotel is another quite simple hotel that basically offers you a room to rest your head and not much else. The rooms are a decent size, and have a working air conditioner a TV and an inroom safe, and a fridge.
The bathrooms are also quite large offering a massive shower, which was tricky to operate, with there being a button in the middle of the pipe that needs to be held in for a few seconds after the taps have been turned on. I have no idea what that was about but after that water flowed just fine.
Now, there is a serious FUNKY smell in the room. i have no idea what it was and i did not complain about it cause we were not in our room enough for it to bother me. when returning to the room, there was a strong smell of something, kind of like 'Rotten EGG' it was not only in our room as our fellow travel buddies experienced the same unique FUNKY smell. it was an offensive smell. But we open the window turned on the fan sprayed some deodorant and the problem was solved, until we left and returned again... then the procedure of masking the smell was required again.
There is a WiFi through out the complex just ask at the counter for all of the codes as there is more then one WiFi access point depending on where you are in the hotel.
Across the very narrow road (or path) there is a convenience store with a very good variety, at good priced. here you can purchase any thing from smokes, to Beer, to washing liquid, even fruit and veggies. its basically a supermarket.
There is a self serve Laundry mat about 100 Meters from the hotel for those that require some clean cloths, we used it and it worked just fine at reasonable prices. Of course if your not the type to clean your own cloths on vacation, Then across the road from the laundry mat there is a laundry service, which will deliver your freshly cleaned and pressed cloths to your room at the hotel.
Staff was fine with us, and although did not assist us to our rooms, i found not many places i stayed in Central america was i assisted with my bags. But that was no big deal for us, but it would appear some travellers are looking for this type of experience. If thats the case then this hotel wont assist with bags. The staff were able to help us out with some activities and pointed us in to the right directions for some good fun. So as far as staff goes i think they were great. rooms were cleaned daily, the complex was clean enough. Although due to being on the sandy island there is sand in the lobby from peoples shoes or feet, this i imagine is unavoidable. There is a roof top terrace, which is nice for some photo opportunities or if you care for some take away food and chill out away from the noise up on the roof top.
In Caye Caulker you wont really require any shoes or flip flops, bare feet is the way its done on this island, just watch out for the crabs. We went across the road from the hotel to hire a Golf Buggy, for around US$60 for a day, although the island is small, driving around was quite fun.
Over all i enjoyed our stay here other then the FUNKY smell that was in the rooms. Staff were nice, and prices are good. i found that being in the centre of the island was better then staying on the beaches as the wind wasn't as strong here. there is no restaurant or bar here, so you will have to go out and find some where to eat, but there are many good places to eat on the main strip. Coffee is available only in the mornings here and you'll have to make it your self in the lobby.
Happy and safe travels, be sure to visit Wish Willy's for a GREAT meal.
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- Located in the heart of Caye Caulker. All our rooms are fully air-conditioned, equipped with cable TV, mini fridge and hot and cold shower. ... more less
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