We arrived in San Ignacio in March 2012 without a hotel reservation. We wanted to stay at Martha's, which is across the street from Hi-Et. However, when we travel, we are there to explore the area, not to sit in a hotel room. The Hi-Et was perfect for that. It isn't a hotel, but a guesthouse. The owners of the home were incredibly friendly, and they have transformed several areas of their home into guestrooms for travelers. We looked at one room, which was a room with a private bath for $25usd. However we decided on the room for $12.50usd. What a deal! There were four rooms that shared one bathroom. We stayed there for four nights, and they take cash only.
The room was very small, had a fan, and a private balcony. The walls between the rooms appeared to be plywood, and the wall at the front door to the rooms didn't go to the ceiling, but had about a foot of open lattice at the top. So you can hear your neighbors, and not the most private. The door locked from the inside with a slide latch lock, and from outside with a small padlock and a key. It may not sound secure, but again, this is someone's home, and the only people that come and go are the guests staying there. The owners are always there, usually in the living room which is where you enter the guesthouse.
Hi-Et has free wifi, towels, soap, and a great common balcony to watch the people below. The owners have an adorable friendly little dog who will sit with you on the balcony. It's centrally located to everything, and is quiet. Our room was cleaned daily, as was the shared bathroom.
This was a great budget place to stay in San Ignacio, with great, friendly owners. I would recommend staying here if you're looking for an inexpensive, basic place to stay in a central location with nice people.
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- Also Known As:
- Hi-Et Hotel San Ignacio
- Hi-Et Belize/San Ignacio