Ah Turtle Inn. If only you lived up to your website hype....
Turtle Inn is beautiful and much care was taken in appointing the grounds and rooms, but that's where the care stopped.
We stayed for only one evening as a special treat on our last night of our Honeymoon in Belize. (We had rented a home the week earlier and had also stayed at the AMAZING Ek'Tun.)
To start off, we had requested an early check in and were guaranteed that the room would be ready by 1pm. We arrived at 2pm - the room was not ready. By 3pm, the room was not ready. By 4pm, the room was not ready. They offered us a free Turtle Drink, but as I don't drink, they didn't offer to treat us to a water or even a coke. By 4:30pm, the room was ready, mind you - 1 and 1/2 hours after normal check-in. As a consolation, they offered us an upgraded room, which only makes me wonder what the heck was going on in our original room?
We were lucky to be there on a Friday evening for the Garifuna performance which was phenomenal - we had a great chat with the performers. Our dinner, however, was disappointing. My wife had a pasta dish with artichokes and choke she almost did! - The artichokes still had a multitude of thistles.
To make matters worse, we returned to our room after dinner - excited about our last evening together and we were greeted to the most overzealous turn down service I have ever encountered - not only did they turn down the bed, but they took the liberty of opening up the sleeper soafer - assuming as two women, we were sleeping seperately. I can understand this confusion but the front desk attendants and both concierges on duty were told we were on our honeymoon. Multiple times.
When we went into the bathroom, ants were marching EVERYWHERE.
I really wanted our last night to be special. And it was, in its unique awfulness of ettiquette.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury and unspoiled beauty on a pristine white-sand beach.Turtle Inn is a true labor of love. Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. Turning disaster into triumph, the Coppolas led a two-year reclamation project, creating a magnificent resort that is consistently ranked among the best in Central and South America.This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Accommodations are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean ocean. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for enjoying the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Hotel Placencia
- Turtle Inn Belize/Placencia
- Belize Turtle Inn