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“Perfect, but not a B&B”
Review of Placencia Villas

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Placencia Villas
Ranked #7 of 27 Placencia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Yesterday we left One World after four nights in studio Sea Horse.
We really loved it here, a quiet place in 'centre' of Placencia.
Most time at the beach we spent at Barefoot or Tipsy Tuna, as they have chairs at the beach.

You cannot say One World is a B&B, as it really is a self-catering accommodation. You clean the place yourself, (yes, including all the garbage), make your bed,but you do get clean towels if you ask for them.
Our airco made a lot of noise the first night, but was repaired as soon as we mentioned it. When we came back from the beach Claudia had put it on a freezing 17 Celsius to test it (we almost had a quarrel about who left the AC on).

The studio is very well equipped with a fridga, coffeemaker, microwave, all the cups, plates, utensils and knives you might need, including a peeler we used to slice our semi-Dutch cheese.
And we loved the breadtoaster to toast our bread from John the Bakerman.

Add to all this the very fast WiFi and we could not have asked for more.
We will miss sitting at the garden watching the iguanas and squirrels in the tree.

Thanks Claudia and staff!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I chose OneWorld based on reviews here and Lonely Planet. I stayed a total of 12 nights after extending a couple of days. The place is clean, well-located, and quiet with wellworking wifi throughout - the best wifi i have tried in Belize, probably due to the use of network extensions. It is wellpriced and well-equipped - I liked it that the two rooms i tried had functioning aircondition, personal hammock, a clean and working kitchen and small stuff that i needed but wouldnt bother to buy such as scissors and coffee filters. The laundry setup was also good and used by other tourists and backpackers from other hotels - again well-priced. Claudia, the owner and manager is helpful, reasonable and no-nonsense, which was not typical for my experience of Belize over a total of five weeks this year. I wouldnt think about staying elsewhere in Placencia, except for the major resorts such as Turtle Inn and Roberts Grove, where a good service experience would be ensured, but at a higher cost and with the constraints of a resort holiday. My biggest overall gripe with Placencia is the beach, which is not well-kept at all but that seems to be a general problem.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

My daughter and I have spent a week at One World and loved it. Claudia keeps the property spotless and goes out of her way to make sure you are very well taken care of. We rented a one bedroom and it was perfect. The location is outstanding, central to everything in the village and only a minute or two walk to the beach. We much preferred being on main street. I arranged everything with Claudia over email and she even offered to take care of purchasing our Maya Island air tickets from Belize City to Placencia. That was so helpful! For the practicals, kitchen is fully stocked, AC cools fast, water pressure is solid, screened porch with hammock is dreamy. Great find, this will alway be our choice to stay in Placencia.

Room Tip: We really liked the upstairs apartment, especially the second story porch.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We only stayed one night here, but I wish I would have stayed here the entire trip! The A/C actually WORKS. With a remote control - and is QUIET. The bed is comfy, lots of windows and natural light. Hot water, nice bathroom - you can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jay K
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at One World Rentals in Placencia in May of this year and absolutely loved it. It's the perfect option for people who don't want middle of the road priced-accomodations, and is suitable for just a person or two, or families. The entire place is clean and well-maintained, the beds are comfortable, there is A/C as well as fans, hot and cold water, tv with surprisingly a lot of clear American channels, and our room had a kitchennette. It was great that we didn't have to eat out every night or morning. We just went to the grocery store down the street and got lots of our own food and drink to cook there. It is not beachfront, but still super close, and has a little courtyard with chairs and each room on the main levels has their own hammock.
I would HIGHLY recommend staying here! Do it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We were in Placeencia right before Lobster Fest, no rooms!! We took an impromptu trip to Placencia, with no hotel reservation. Luckily we stumbled on to One World. Nothing fancy, but clean, cold AC, great location, and Cheap!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We arrived in Placencia without booking ahead and after many hours in transit on bus from Belize Zoo (the James Bus Line and Hokey Pokey) in hot weather. Needless to say we were grouchy! After looking up and down the sidewalk street, we were about to make our final decision but I opted to wander inland for the ATM first and stumbled upon One World. What tremendous luck! The larger, separate house (purple) near the laundry was open for our three night stay and was ideal. Our family of four would have loved spending the entire vacation there, and we rarely all agree on ANYthing. Claudia and her staff (forgot her name!) were incredibly helpful, laundry machines were a blessing, and the actual room with full kitchen (oven even produced a wonderful birthday cake for us), two very comfortable beds, great shower, cable TV and AC were amazing.

I loved being in the center of town, near everything but still peaceful and mostly quiet. My husband loved access to the Pickled Parrot for cheap drinks, and our kids loved proximity to the Shak for the best smoothies ever and being right next door to the Tutti Frutti gelateria for incredible gelato.

Would consider another visit to Placencia again just to stay in these accommodations--the best of our entire trip!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Placencia Villas

Address: Placencia downtown, Placencia, Belize (Formerly One World Rentals)
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Placencia
Price Range: £63 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Placencia Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Placencia Village is a home away from home. No need for a car or golf cart, you can walk to the most beautiful beaches in Belize and the best restaurants in Placencia. Enjoy our beautiful gardens, beaches 300 feet away and the numerous nature tours of Placencia, all while sleeping comfortable and sound in our Villas. They are located on an attractive property with a beautiful courtyard, close to shopping and restaurants. All immaculate units are fully and tastefully furnished, have a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, cable TV, air-conditioning and free wireless internet access. The popular "One World Gift Shop" and a public laundromat are also onsite. Jaime and Steve (the owners) will try her best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible! ... more   less 
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