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“So Relaxing”
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CayeReef
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We stayed in the penthouse for 9 days and it was the most relaxing vacation we have had "TO DATE"...Amazing views from the balcony...ocean and sun and 360 views from the rooftop terrace!!! The early morning sunrise (5:30 am was blinding and beautiful) there were so many moments of complete silence (except for palm tree breezes and birds) it was unreal! The staff was wonderful especially Miss. Rusty (the hard working doggy). Counting the days to go back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

My wife and I just wrapped up our 10-year anniversary trip to Caye Caulker. CayeReef was the perfect spot for us. The bedroom, kitchen and common space were spacious and clean. The pool was refreshing and shaded (good news for us) from about 2 pm to dark. The rooftop terrace was incredible - 100% sun, 360 degree views of ocean to the east and west and island to the north and south, hammocks, jacuzzi, sunset views over the water, etc. Our internet outlet was not working when we first arrived. After I reported it, it was fixed within 15 minutes, enabling us to video chat with our kids back home. They provided a cell phone for local calls that one can also add international minutes to. The safe in the apartment was so handy for passports and other important belongings. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Aaron E
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We spent 4 days at Caye Reef, we stayed in a very nice and large apartment on the first floor (large bedrooms as well as large living room/dining room). We had a balcony. There is a pool in front of the hotel, and a jacuzzi on the top floor. The apartment was very clean, and very well located: diving shop just across the street, can rent kayaks just next door, bars and restaurants are also very close.
We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

This was my 2nd trip to Belize, but first time staying overnight in Caye Caulker. It definitely is a different vibe than San Pedro, much more relaxed and low key.

We stayed here 4 nights. The condo was great- very spacious, clean, centrally located- all that we could have asked for.

The rooftop is amazing! Great sunset views and nice hammocks to sit and relax. I will definitely be back!

Stayed: March 2012
Thank tiffany000
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

What we were looking for
A nice quiet, comfortable 2 bedroom unit on Caye Caulker. As close to the water as possible.




General location

A very good location. Near the split and close to everything on this small caye. Stores, shops, street BBQ and dive shops. Caye Caulker is a unique little island, not alot of quality eateries, but a few, and although we met some very, very kind locals, the general vibe is that of backpackers, and not super friendly islanders. Caye Caulker is know for the motto “go slow”, but I found it to have a fair amount of street hustlers a la Mexico trying to get get you in to their establishments.
Belize is wonderful and unique, but it has its share of problems like anywhere else. It is not uncommon in Caye Caulker to have buildings, shacks and peirs in a state of disrepair. Caye Reef’s condition is very good.



Cleanliness

Very clean, although our towels were never changed once in our 4 day stay. I had asked for clean towels after day 3, and was told “sure”. It didn't happen.
Also worth noting , the orientation book on the coffee table instructs gueststhat this is a “do not flush your toilet paper, use the trashcan in the bathroom” condo / hotel. We have stayed at one other such place in the past, the “toilet /trash can” was expectedly cleaned out once or twice a day. At Caye Reef we were astounded and very disappointed that the “toilet/trash can was not emptied even once in our entire stay. And for a nightly $180 -$200 US....gimme a break. Please remove my "toilet trash"
A fair price warrants much better attention to potty detail.



The Rooms 

Probably the nicest rooms on Caye Caulker. Very spacious, very tasteful in decor. Bold local art. Modern. Fully equipped kitchen, spices, coffee utensils and clean water. Wifi. Nice tight windows for quiet. Reasonable, moderately effective window coverings for shade. Very good airconditioning system for when it’s just too hot, even with the breeze. Pretty much everything you need. Variable lighting. Our coffee caraffe had a crack and was promptly replaced with new machine. Very nice.

Water pressure and hot water
Perfect.


Sleep and bed comfort

Go for a room with a king bed. Bed comfort good, pillow comfort medium



Amenities

Nice pool, clean pool area, a nice singing man cleans the lounge chairs and all common areas daily. It would be nice if all common areas were non smoking. It would also be nice if all guests observed the “private music devices only permitted with headphones” rule. Props to Caye Reef for putting such a rule in place. Disappointing to see / hear guests ignore the rule. 



Food and Drink
None on site, no problem
Paradiso is the nearest quality breakfast shack, a 1 minute walk. All other food places are very close.
For other good eats, stick to The Rainbow Grill, Sando's Italian and for street BBQ try to catch Otis's jerk chicken...it is sooo good. Skip past Jolly Roger, sorry Roger

The Staff

Quite nice and very helpful. They helped us arrange bike rentals, taxis, flights and as mentioned the coffee machine was replaced in a pinch.

The Crowd

With a condo hotel you get a wide range of people. Sometimes small quiet families like us and some of our neighbors, who just want a nice spacious home base. Sometimes you get large noisey families who cram as many relatives into a room as possible like some of our other neighbors. Their sheer numbers take over and suddenly the common spaces aren’t so common. 



The Vibe
Pleasant enough.


Pros

Stylish and spacious and not run down. Very nice rooftop deck. A “10 local calls” cellphone provided gratis. Great location.



Cons

“Toilet paper trashcan” detail completely neglected.

Suggestions
Have someone attend to the ”toiletpaper trashcans” 1 or 2 times a day.
No smoking.
Remove doorstops from doors, so partiers can party with their doors closed.

Summary
Caye Caulker has a backpacker “rooms for rent” vibe, no luxury resorts. Caye Reef is probably your best choice on Caye Caulker, perhaps also Iguana Reef although I have never stayed there..

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank DKTravler
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StuartHH, Owner at CayeReef, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2012

Thank you for such a thorough review DKTravler. Apologies that the towels were not changed when requested. It is our policy to do so and regrettably, on this occasion, your request seems to have been forgotten. All staff have now been refreshed on the importance of delivering on promises.

We have now changed our policy, in-room documentation and guest briefing to allow guests to flush toilet paper. This is made possible by a new brand of TP and our anaerobic digestor system. We agree that the previous system was incongruous with guest expectations.

We hope your next stay is a five star experience.

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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed at CayeReef March 10 through March 16th. There were 4 ladies traveling together and the condo was perfect. We had grand plans of buying our own food and cooking but that basically lastest all of 5 minutes. Regardless it was really nice to be able to make coffee (nothing like watching the sunrise in your hammock drinking a hot cup of java) and have a refrigerator for water/beer etc. We stayed in the ground floor condo and enjoyed having easy access to the pool as well as not having to climb stairs after returning from dinner/drinks. Bobbi and Bunny were incredibly helpful...Bobby even let me use her phone to call the USA when I couldn't get mine to work. The condo was very clean. A few things...while we didn't mind that there was no housekeeping at all during our stay it would have been great to have someone offer to change out the towels as well as refresh necessities like toilet paper. However, we did ask and it was taken care of immediately.

We felt very safe and really enjoyed talking to the locals as well as the tourists. This i simple island life where time slows down (stands still really). If you want to go on a vacation and have someone serve you fruity drinks on a tray pool/beachside or you like to get dressed up in heels, makeup and dresses you may want to just skip CC all together. We ate our meals in our bathing suits with cover ups or just threw on a pair of shorts, t-shirt and flip flops. I can't wait to go back with my family.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Marcy C
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StuartHH, Owner at CayeReef, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2012

Thanks for the great review Marcy C, it is appreciated. Freshening the place up on request is in fact all part of the service (see the policies on our web site). With thanks,

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

My wife and I stayed at Caye Reef from 2/25/2012- 3/3/2012. We had a wonderful time. The accomodations were 1st rate and the staff was very helpful. We will stay there again. the only complaint I have is that the week went by too fast.... David F Weir

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David W
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StuartHH, Owner at CayeReef, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

Thanks for the kind words David, we look forward to your return.

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Address: Front St, Caribbean Seashore, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Price Range: £79 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CayeReef is six beautiful & spacious beachfront serviced apartments, looking out over the world’s second largest barrier-reef. Comfortably accommodating between two and six guests, these luxury "homes-from-home" include: * Two large bedrooms with en-suite * Spacious lounge area with sofa/sofa bed * Fully equipped kitchen with mod-cons and breakfast bar * Walk-in showers * Balcony over-looking the reef * AC, or use the sea-breeze and fans * Free WiFi internet access * Cable TV * Telephone * Safe * Swimming pool * Roof terrace with jacuzzi * Spectacular views * Unconditional support. ... more   less 
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