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Villa Boscardi
Ranked #1 of 26 Belize City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada (YOW)
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97 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This place is excellent. Villa Boscardi is a friendly B&B in a residential area of Belize City. The rooms are very comfortable. I had a spacious second floor room with a king bed equipped with AC and a ceiling fan. Bathroom is not large, but adequate and very clean. Breakfast was very tasty -- something different each day -- and the coffee is excellent. The hosts will take care of you in English, French or Italian and perhaps other languages as well.

My business colleague and I found two different restaurants on two different nights, both within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bastogne, Manager at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy, you have enjoyed Villa Boscardi.
We are proud of our little place and look forward to always improve to satisfy the demand.
We appreciate very much your kind encouragement.
Best Regards.
Francoise Lays.
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

After a week of diving off Punta Gorda, I ended my Belize trip with a night in Belize City. When I arrived at Villa Boscardi, I was absolutely smitten with the charm of the B&B. The host Francois is wonderful and gracious and Stephanie made an awesome breakfast. The room is clean and lovingly decorated. It's a short 3 minutes walk to the water front. I will definitely stay there again the next time I am in Belize.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Olivia W
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy, you felt comfortable to stay with us and you have enjoyed our premises as well as our surroundings.
We look forward to see you again on your next trip. Best Regards. Francoise Lays.
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Grapevine, Texas
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

My husband and I live in southern Belize most of the year. We recently needed to spend the night in Belize City for cataract surgery and decided to try Villa Boscardi B&B. It was a great choice. Villa Boscardi is the convenient, safe, and pleasant neighborhood of Buttonwood on the north east side of the city. We flew into the Belize City municipal airport, took a taxi to the ophthalmologist, had the procedure, and then took a taxi to Villa Boscardi; total taxi fare was $20BZ ($10US). The grounds are small but beautifully maintained. Our room was spacious, spotless, and very nicely decorated, as were the other public rooms. We walked a couple of blocks to lunch at a little spot on the water called Admiral's Bay for good local cuisine. For dinner it was a short taxi ride to the Sahara Restaurant for Lebanese food (excellent). A generous breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, and juice is included in the room price - what a deal! A house phone available for calling taxis, restaurants, etc., also a house computer for internet access. Wifi is also included in the room rate. The proprietor, Francoise Lays, was very gracious and the hostess, Stephanie, was friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcomed and comfortable. Our only complaint is that the bed was too hard. Even though, we plan to stay there again in 2 weeks when it is time for a check up. In fact this will be our "go to" place in the city whenever we have need to stay over night.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for very nice review. We will try to keep up with the improvements. We just redecorated our rooms adding flat screen TV in some of the rooms. New sinks and mirror,...
We have decided to supply some of our rooms with a softer mattress to satisfy our guests (room no 5 and room no 6). Our other guests prefer a firm bed.
We look forward to see on your next visit to Belize City.
Best Regards. Francoise.
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boise
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

What a Wonderful Place. Such Hospitality, Charming & the comfort of home while getting our Belize City do list done! Even homemade Breakfast in the Morning. We will be back Francoise!!! Thank you for the Wonderful stay!
Janice & Larry Dunn

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank jmdunn76
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you with us. By the same opportunity, we want to inform you and our other coming guests that all the rooms have been renovated and refreshed. Hoping to see you again in Belize.
Best Regards. Francoise.
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Stayed for one night before returning home to London. We booked here because we didn't want to stay in the centre of Belize City and thought it'd be safer and nicer in the suburbs, which is essentially what you get for your money. It was easy to get a taxi here from the centre and it cost BZ$15 for a 15 minute ride. The room itself was nicely decorated with a bath and shower, along with a/c, king sized bed and air con.

On arrival we were welcomed by Pauline who is one of the hostesses employed by the owner. She offered us juice and spent some time explaining different places to eat in the area, along with menus. She was very attentive and friendly, plus cooked a good breakfast the following day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank e-s03
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you with us. By the same opportunity, we want to inform you and our other coming guests that all the rooms have been renovated and refreshed. Hoping to see you again in Belize.
Best Regards. Francoise.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I was not a fan of Belize city. Since it has the international airport we figured after a long flight we would stay one night before heading out to better locations. Thank goodness for Villa Boscardi. Loved it! Clean, friendly, (VERY friendly) and quiet. A great place to stay! If you are in Belize city get out of the main center and get to Villa Boscardi. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank David F
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Well, thank you! I do not have to add anything to your review! Just a wonderful smile.
It is a wonderful satisfaction when you hear things are running fine.
All the best to you and your family. Francoise.
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Jupiter, Florida
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219 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Villa Boscardi, May1st, 2014… Belize City

we stayed at "Villa Boscardi" on May 1, 2014 for one night on our way to visit the Mayan Ruins "Xunantunch". Ms. Stephanie welcomed us and gave us a wet washcloth, so we were able to clean our face / hands upon arrival, nice touch. We also received a "Welcome Drink". We were accommodated in Bungalow # 5 which are very comfortable accommodations and very clean. This room includes air conditioning, private bath, fan, desk, hair-drier, cable TV, wireless internet, telephone. We also met the owner Mrs.Francoise Lays and I can say that both ladies assisted us in finding a restaurant & Super Market, they really go the extra mile for their guests. Villa Boscardi is about one block away from the Caribbean Sea. The streets around the Villa are not the very best, there are many pot holes, but it is not the fault of the wonderful management at Villa Boscardi. A local restaurant by the name of "Admiral Bay" is just one block away and located directly by the sea, unfortunately it was closed during our visit, because of a holiday. The restaurant is a rustic place, nothing fancy( an open air Food Shack ), the view to the sea is fantastic and so is the breeze. They serve a number of grilled items such as fresh fish, pork & chicken. Luckily the "Friendship Restaurant" operated by Chinese people, just a couple of blocks away from Villa Boscardi was open. Again, nothing fancy, but the food is good , they also offer a huge selection of dishes cooked to perfection by the Chinese crew. The following morning Ms. Stephanie prepared a hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, fruits, coffee and fresh juice, which was very well prepared. Francoise, joined us and we chatted and she gave us some hints about BELIZE. All we can say is, that the two Ladies were very much concerned about the well being of their guests. We can recommend "Villa Boscardi" very highly to our fellow travelers and you too will enjoy the warm hospitality we received. Not too worry security is very good here. ( see pictures below )

Room Tip: accommodations in Bungalow No. 5 are superb
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bastogne, Owner at Villa Boscardi, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for your fine encouragements.
We have called for the pot holes on the street but the government has not enough money to rebuild the street! But hopefully they have promised they would come and patch them! They are doing a brand new road on the Sea Shore Drive and it will improve the area quite a bit.
We do hope to have the pleasure to see you again in Belize.
All the best to both of you. Francoise.
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Property: Villa Boscardi
Address: 6043 Manatee Dr., Belize City, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize District > Belize City
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Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Belize City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Boscardi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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