The place was OK. The best thing I can say about this place is the price, which for an A/C room is about $40 USD. For that price, one cannot complain too much about the lodging. So I am not necessarily telling anyone to stay away from here. Quite the contrary, I recommend this place for budget travelers, as rooms with no A/C are even cheaper. But, just my own preferences, things I like to see (or not see) when I stay at a hostel or hotel, I probably will stay somewhere else in the future.
Keep in mind, I am only referencing the room I stayed in, so what I mention may not necessarily be uniform through all the rooms.
A/C unit: Worked somewhat OK, it did shut down on me once or twice, and began to make some weird noises, had to put it on a lower setting, still worked.
Bed: I slept on the bed, and woke up with my back hurting. Theres no resolving this unless you switch hotels, so what I did was take some Advil before I went to bed, and was able to avoid the back pains from sleeping on there multiple nights. Bed sheets were short. Not sure if there were bed bugs, or the material from the comforter was irritating my skin. Possibly both, maybe? I cant tell 100%.
Cleanliness: Good enough.
Location: Good. Actually Caye Caulker is small. Any location is good. But this particular hotel is on the northern end, near the Split, where one could go swimming. So I would rate this location as better than most.
Service: The lady at the front seemed to be helpful at first. However, I was put off a little bit when I asked to use the phone. Even though I wanted to make a local call, she hesitated and ultimately declined to let me use the phone. Instead she instructed me to buy a phone card and use a payphone on the street. Not so helpful in this instance. Just wanted to make a lousy phone call to the local airline office.
In the future, I would just be more inclined to try out another place. The place is not bad. I don't think most shoestring travelers will be disappointed staying here. But as for me, my own personal preference, I will try something else in the future.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ocean Pearle Royale