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Hi-et
Ranked #17 of 32 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This place is nothing spectacular. But the rooms are clean, the water is hot, and its super conveniently located. It's run by a guy named Junior and his family. They are nice enough, not overly talkative. The prices are great though. $25BZ for a single bed room with a shared bath. $50BZ for a 2 bed room with private bath. All in all a good experience.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

A one minute walk from the main street in San Ignacio, this guest house is very central to anything going on in San Ignacio. it's run by a family, and you have to walk through a bit of their house to get to your room. The rooms are very simple. We had some miscommunication before arrival, and we thought we got rooms with shared bathrooms, but they were all booked so we ended up staying in rooms with a private bathroom, but they were very accommodating and gave us the rooms for a cheaper price (we were students on a tight budget!) Rooms had running water with a shower, toilet and sink, two bedrooms. Not sure if they had hot water, but it was so warm outside that you really wanted to take a cold shower :) Rooms had a fan but no air conditioning.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We've stayed here on every trip to Belize. It's one of the safest feeling places we've stayed in the country since you actually walk through the owner's home to get to your room. It's also a bargain at $25bz a night! We stayed in one of the rooms with a shared bath. Just a bed, a fan, a corner rod with coat hangers and a little balcony.The balcony is a pleasant place to sit quietly in the early morning or late evening and just watch the world go by. The rooms are small, and you don't feel like you have much privacy with the lattice at the ceiling, but you don't spend much time in them anyway, and even though all the rooms were full we never had to wait for the bathroom. The family is great and the location is unbeatable, right in the heart of downtown.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JVedaJones
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

It appears as though the word is out about the bargain rooms at Hi-Et cause the 25Bz rooms were full the three nights that we stayed. We opted to pay for the private rooms (50Bz) because they seemed like the best option in town (and we looked at a lot of other places). We had the room that is near the fridge on the right when you walk in. Internet works in this room. The place is very nice and the family is so friendly. It has a fridge, microwave and kettle which is really helpful if you want to prepare some food or have nice cold drinks. There are several other options for private rooms in the city that are slightly cheaper, but they don't appear as safe as Hi-Et, nor do they have internet or refrigerators.

Room Tip: If you can, try to book ahead for the shared rooms cause they are usually full! The private rooms ar...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robin-RTW
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I paid about $25BZ for a single room with a balcony and shared bathroom.

For the price, I thought it was a bargain. My only complaint was that I had a floor fan which was rather loud... if you could get a room with a ceiling fan, you'll be happy.

I was rather lucky that Hi Et isn't near any of the clubs or bars, so I wasn't kept up all night by annoying music

Room Tip: get a room with a ceiling fan.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank circuitmonkey
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Hi-Et was a great little place to stay. We found the owners friendly and accomdating. They held our luggage while we were out after we checked out. Clean and comfortable space, the shower was warm!! The only downside was that the neighboring house played their TV quite loud until about 11 PM and then again around 6 AM so it was a good thing I'd brought ear plugs!

We'd stayed at another hotel in San Ignacio two night previous and found this experience to be so much better due to the famly run, friendly nature of the folks who run it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gretyl1977
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

This place was one of the best deals and cutest places I got to stay in Belize. My little, clean, cute room had it's own private porch, and the shared bathroom had the best hot shower I took in my entire 2 months in Belize and Guatemala. Great central location, next to an excellent Belizian restaurant and the best tour guide in the area, John Chuc.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Tas777
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Address: 12 West Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
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Ranked #17 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
Price Range: £10 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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