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Western Guest House
Ranked #9 of 32 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Palo Alto, California
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“Wonderful kind people, clean, perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed here for five nights and could not have been happier. It feels like a family home. Rodolfo could not have been nicer. He talked with us as we sat on the lovely porch swings upstairs about his life growing up in San Ignacio. He welcomed us as friends or family. They have a beautiful kitchen which guests use. it is all very clean with a lovely sitting area too, very comfortable. Our room had just been painted so Rodolfo offered to move us to another room. We loved the town too. It is a perfect place to explore the area from. We visited several caves and Mayan sites. It is easy and safe to walk into town and there are many women selling dinners at night. There is a great market with fresh fruits and vegetables. This was perhaps the nicest, friendliest place we stayed in our 2 months of travel. It is a great value, perfect for families, couples and those seeking quiet, clean, friendly lodging away from the traffic and noise of the center, yet in close walking distance.

Room Tip: We were in the front room, which people can sit outside of, but it has two windows, which is nice.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Very nice guest house with 8 rooms, some big some moderate. All with optional AC. I have stayed here no fewer than 8 times in last two years. Julia and Rodolfo always there to help and make coffee in morning. Ruth handles the room services with military precision.
Close to all the attractions in town, market, square, bars and mall. Be sure to check out river and Sergio at Destiny Tours.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

I've stayed in three and viewed four accommodations (3 in San Ignacio) and Western is by far the best. It is located at the end of a pedestrian-only street (Burns) so very convenient and quiet - barely a walk to the center of town, the Cayo welcoming center, the market, numerous tour operators, restaurants, bus stop, etc. Ea. room has a double and single bed; towels and soap, fan and bottled water (this is big) provided. Love the kitchen (toaster, fridge, stove, blender!, etc.), common area and swing seating on balcony; the feeling is clean and quiet. I purchased a papaya each day to cut up for breakfast and evening snack. It is an OASIS and nice respite when you return from your various ventures of the day.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This guesthouse is very warm and welcoming. Located near the center of town, it is exceptionally quiet and a very short walk to a number of restaurants and convenient stores. The rooms are clean, spacious and receive daily housekeeping. The communal kitchen and living area is an added plus, and the wifi is fast. My wife and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed three nights in San Ignacio in the Western Guest House. We stayed in Rm 2
Good:
1) What a great bargain! We paid just $38 (USD) per night to stay in a nice room with a double bed and a single bed. Apparently, for a few dollars more you can rent a room with air conditioning (we didn't know this was an option, but it was pleasant in the room with just the fan on)
2) There is a large kitchen and common room that can be used by all lodgers, so if you want to cook your own meals (we did not) you can use the stove, oven and sink. There is also a common refrigerator where you store your food.
3) Western Guest House is located within easy walking distance of plenty of restaurants and all the tour companies - just walk two blocks south on Burns Avenue and you will see more tour operators than you can shake a stick at. We used PACZ Tours to visit both Caracol and ATM - I recommend both of those excursions.
4) Plenty of hot water in a clean and modern bathroom. They provided us with fresh towels every day.
5) For $7 USD you can use the washing machine and dryer. This was quite convenient, it allowed us to bring fewer clothes on our trip because we knew we could wash them all at the halfway point of our vacation
Bad:
1) On Street Parking. We left our car parked in front of the guest house because there is no parking lot. This wasn't a problem, but
2) Saturday night in San Ignacio had a lot of late revelry. I am not sure if there was a festival going on. So there was some noise. Also, one early morning a loud trash truck went down the street and woke us up. But overall noise was not a problem. The other lodgers in the Guest House were quiet.
The positives far outweigh the negatives, this is a great choice for a budget traveler. I would stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Yeah, it's all good! Well done rooms, great beds, very clean, friendly staff, great community kitchen, super WIFI in rooms, located steps from central and quiet. If you need A/C maybe a bit pricey, but the fan worked for us.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed three nights in early February and would highly recommend the guesthouse to any traveler. Our hosts were warm and welcoming, the rooms clean and comfy (we stayed in 2 different rooms), the large communal kitchen, dining and lounge area was a nice plus. Wi-fi worked good. We showed up with no reservation which is the reason we had to switch rooms. First room had A/C (you pay extra if you use it) plus a standing fan which suited us fine. Second room fan only, two nights slept well. Rooms are above the hardware store and have a seperate locking entrance for security.
The guesthouse is a short walk from the shopping center, bus pickup/dropoff and about 20-30 minutes walk uphill to the Mayan site Cahal Pech, which is a must-see.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Western Guest House
Address: # 54 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Western Guest House is a nice little hotel located at the far end of Burns Ave. The Owners live on site, so security is never an issue. They offer free WiFi, a kitchen for guest use, and fully furnished room with private bath and A/C. If you are looking for somewhere to stay and feel like you are home - this is the place. ... more   less 
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