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Lorraine's Guest House
Revelstoke, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Just OK”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

So were those suckers who were brought here by one of the guys at the ferry dock. Apparently don't do that. I'm sure we got ripped off. But anyway $40 a night around the holidays was good for us it seemed. We stayed in a cabana with a large deck with a hammock and table and chairs. There were 2 queen beds that were not too bad and it was nice having a coffee maker and fridge. The bathroom however....pretty gross. If you can get past the grossness around the toilet and the occasional cockroach its not that bad. But don't get hustled. You can find it on your own. It's only a block or so from the beach close to I and I reggae bar.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

If it wasn't for the location, weather and lack of atmosphere; I'd be giving this place 5 stars. So to touch on those points: location) It's not on the beachfront, there is technically a sea view a la fawlty towers sketch, and it's a bit further out than other places, but this is only a slight niggle but kind of links into the next point.
Weather) Ok I know the weather is beyond control BUT be warned when it rains the potholed roads become labyrinths and can almost double your walking time.
No atmosphere speaks for itself, three private cabins that's it, no communal area.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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bavaria
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Lorraine's Guesthouse is located in the south of Caye Caulker, in the less touristy area. Nevertheless restaurants and supermarkets are close and since the island isn't too big anyway, any point on the island is a maximum 20 minute walk away.
The staff is nice but a little strange from time to time. The boss is open-hearted and helpful. If you want to play pool in the evening, he and his grandson are the perfect opponents - at least if you know how to play- they are good. The boss loves drinking rum, so don't be surprised to find him half drunk sitting under the porch at night. Speaking of the boss's grandson: He's going to take over the business once his grandpa is too old, but he doesn't seem to like the idea that much. Nonetheless, he's a nice kid and helpful, too.
The huts are clean and comfortable, but you will realize that the mosquito nets only provide a minimum of protection against the sandflys. There are sandflys everywhere. But that's a general problem in Belize and the Cayes. Take strong mosquito repellent with you to get rid of those blood suckers.
Be careful who takes you to the hostel. Try to get there on your own, not with one of the hustlers waiting at the port - they will charge a provision, which will be passed down to you via the room prices.
The prices at Lorraine's are low, but you should try to bargain, since the prices depend on the accommodation-situation on the island and thus vary a lot.
All in all it's a cheap and recommendable place to stay, but don't expect too much comfort.
One last thing is left to say about the Cayes and Belize: I had a feeling of being ripped of everywhere I went where there were no fixed prices. Belize is more expensive than the countries around it, which may enhance this feeling, but If you don't feel comfortable bargaining, you shouldn't try to travel on a tight budget in Belize. It won't last.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

The hotel was a little bit out of town (and away from the sea breeze), but you can walk everywhere on the island. We had a room which converted into a 3 bedroom flat. Bedrooms were average and the mattress was the foam kind (which was uncomfortable during the hot and humid nights). Be careful of Mosquitos on the Island they are the most aggressive I have encountered and will chase you up the street. Make sure the fly screen is not ripped, they will get you. Used toilet paper was not removed by the staff. I was there for Lobster Festival - fantastic days and nights. Very cheap lobster to be had. Overall the price was very cheap and to be fair our friends room was better. So check the rooms first. Positive note is the owners stays on the property and ensure security of the property.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We loved Lorraine's guest house! It's owned by Orlando who is absolutely wonderful. We are traveling on a budget and it doesn't get any better than this. For our first two nights on Caye Caulker we stayed in a gross hotel room on the waterfront and paid more than what we paid to stay at Lorraine's. You have your own private cabana and they all have screened in porches with hammocks which are great for enjoyed island life with some rum. There is no housekeeping here which we like because we would rather ask for what we need when we need rather than having some one intrude on our space. And all you need to do is ask, Orlando will be sure to get it for you. This isn't on the beach front but just a block or two away so it is easy walking or biking if you rent one. Its perfect!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Caye Caulker, Belize
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

My wife and I just stayed at Lorraine's Guest House for 4 nights. We had a great stay and enjoyed the island and the people immensely. Owner, Orlando, and soon to be new boss his grandson Sandy made us feel at home and part of the family. The cabana was clean and spacious with a hammock and enclosed veranda, which was great for just hanging out and enjoying the relaxed vibe of the place. The cabana came with a fridge so keeping those rum and cokes cold was a nice change from other places we have stayed at. Cabanas are well priced at USD30 a night, which is very good for what you get and the island. All in all a good stay and would recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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tucson
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Lorraines is now located on middle street, just down from the famous I&I bar... the new bungalows are beautiful with hot cold water two double beds,coffee makers and a very knowledgable family tunning the place with great advice about the island. Also all bungalows have a fridge and screened in verandas. If you have any questions about Caye Caulker at all ask Orlando, Martha and the will point you in the right directions. These bungalows are 60 belize at night and worth every penny! enjoy!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Lorraine's Guest House
Address: Beach Front (no road access), Caye Caulker, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
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Ranked #30 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Caye Caulker
Number of rooms: 7

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