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“Mediocre, But Does the Job”

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Yim Saan Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Belmopan
Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Mediocre, But Does the Job”
Reviewed 21 August 2008

There aren't too many hotel options in Belmopan so I suppose Yim Saan isn't so bad even though it reminds me of a motel 8. The rooms were reasonably clean and the A/C works fine. The beds were a bit uncomfortable.

The hotel is relatively new. We paid $55 USD/night for 2 double beds with private bathroom and private balcony. The only thing to note is that it is located a short car ride outside of Belmopan so if you need to be right in the city center, you might want to stay elsewhere.

The receptionists were nice and the restaurant downstairs served mediocre, but edible inexpensive Chinese food.

  • Stayed August 2008
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Reviewed 1 February 2008

We decided to spend a couple of night in Belmopan so we could do cave tubing with Ian Anderson's Jungle Lodge. However, we did not want to spend a lot of money to stay at the lodge, so we decided to stay at this hotel off the Humingbird Highway right before Belmopan (10-15 minute walk). The rate was $55 for a double, however I negotiated it down to $40 because it was clear that the place was practically empty (perhaps because it was the weekend and they may rely on government travelers during the week).

The hotel seems out of place along a desolate highway. It is rather large (by Belize standards) and only a couple years old, so it looks in good condition. It has some Chinese decor throughout. Rooms come with a nice TV with cable, air conditioning, and a fridge, and were nicely furnished/decorated. They were rather clean, however our bathroom gave off a strong musty smell that never seemed to go away, although we managed to weaken it a bit by blowing a fan in it. There were also little ants along the bathroom wall and one particular part of the bedroom wall. We complained about the ants, and they sprayed the bathroom and they seemed to go away.

We ate at the restaurant downstairs both nights, and they have a pretty exhaustive menu (although mostly Chinese), and the food and portions were good.

This might be the best value and option for staying in the Belmopan area. However, it didn't really feel like a place for tourists and it is rather isolated along the highway, so you will not want to spend more than a night or 2 here on your vacation.

  • Liked — Good value, clean and new
  • Disliked — Ants, musty smell, desolate feel to the place
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2007

We were at the end of our week in Belize, and were driving from Placencia back to the airport in Belize City. We had a morning flight and did not want to make that long drive so early. We decided Belmopan was about half way so thought it was wise to stay the night there and head to the airport in the morning. We had no reservations, as our decision to do this was last minute. We stopped at 2 hotels in Belmopan that were noted in Fodor's Belize guide book. We asked their price and asked to see a room. We were not pleased with the price and what was availalble and one room reeked of smoke! There's really no internet info on Yim Saan but we had heard about it through a message board. We stopped and they had rooms. It was clean and very safe, and had a restaurant downstairs which was excellent since we were starved! The service was super fast! And we only paid $47 US for our room that night! They have remote controlled A/C units, television, and phone in the rooms. Can't beat it!

  • Liked — price, cleanliness, location, restaurant, quiet
  • Disliked — belmopan area not for long term stay
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Yim Saan Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 4253 Hummingbird Highway, Belmopan, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Belmopan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yim Saan Hotel & Restaurant is situated in the entrance of Belmopan on the Humming Bird Highway. The Restaurant menu provides a variety of meals. Our Hotel features 25 rooms offering Double, Single and King occupancy. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. ... more   less 
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