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“Fantastic, with the sound of the waves at night.!”
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Seaspray Hotel
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2008

Stayed 2 nights here - self, wife, adult son in next room. We had the ground-floor room which has its own balcony right on the sand - nicest room I think (also the cabana has a similar position). Room not large but big enough. Well run place -Hubert is the handyman who looks after the place well and helps with luggage. Overall, particularly because of the location, this is probably the best seaside hotel in the world we have ever stayed and at only US$50 a room! - at the same time small, peaceful and natural surroundings. The sea was like a warm bath and shelved gradually. Staff will help book trips - we went on the manatee watch - fairly pricey but we had good sightings. Placencia itself is a great place - laid back with a real caribbean feel. The De Tatch restaurant is part of the Seaspray and was very good, not expensive and an unbeatable location. On our second night we intended to eat somewhere else but having looked at several others they didnt match up to the De Tatch and we went back there. The road to Placencia is not too bad for an unsurfaced road. Only problem is that you can't drive right to the Seaspray if you have 2-wheel drive, but Hubert will wheelbarrow your luggage the 100 yards or so.
Definitely a place we'd like to go back to!

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2008

We loved this little place, lots of character , beautiful gardwns , the staff was helpful and lovely ( and believe me I had a lot of questions) they went above and beyond to find the answers to all my bizarre questions.... we were in the cabana, and it was right on the beach... lots of shade.... we loved it!!!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2008
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1  Thank cubby2000
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Reviewed 1 January 2008

My wife and I arrived in Placencia on the last bus of the evening and headed for the Seaspray Hotel, based on Lonely Planet's review of the property. We were, as far as we could tell, the only guests and were given room 10, which is called a seaview room. The room was clean, but a bit small with two beds in it. The room had a refrigerator and a reasonable bathroom for the price. No air conditioning, but, as mentioned in another review, there were fans to stir up the air a bit. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our stay. With no other guests, we had our choice of the chairs on the beach and it was quiet in the evening. The Seaspray offers a choice of rooms. There are Economy, Seaside (the rooms at the end of the main building, on the beach), Seaview, a Cabana, and what they call the Seastar Room. We felt our room was a good value. The restaurant, DeTatch, was closed our first night there but we ate breakfast there both mornings of our stay and the service was quick and friendly. We are early risers and were glad the restaurant opened at 7 am. The staff at the Seaspray were friendly and suggested restaurants and were knowledgeable about how to get tickets for the ferry to Honduras. Placencia is a quiet place and we liked having nothing to do but enjoy the sea.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Chares
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Reviewed 23 March 2007

I stayed for 3 nights in one of the "seaside rooms". For the price the hotel was a great value.

The room was comfortable with 2 beds (a single and a double), fridge and bathroom. The shower in the bathroom was great with good pressure and lots of hot water. The room was a little hot without much ventilation despite windows on both sides. There was a ceiling fan and 2 other fans in the room which helped circulate the air a bit.

The staff was helpful and efficient. We booked tours thru the hotel (with a company called DTourz that was just a short distance away down the sidewalk) and had no problems. the hotel is also an agent for mayan air and can book flights for you if needed.

The restaurant DeThatch serves good food, however the service is incredibly slow. We waited over an hour for breakfast one mornng and eventually had to bail on our food because we had a tour booked, but they still charged us for the meal. Their dinners were good and the serving sizes were huge!

The location of the hotel is great - right on the sidewalk and close to all the amenities. The hotel is right on a nice bit of beach and there are chairs and lots of palm trees for shade. Perfect place to sit and read!

Definitely would recommend this hotel to the budget traveller.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2007

We walked into Placencia without a reservation and the SeaSpray had a vacancy. The price was pretty cheap for a double room. Not bad! The room was clean and simple and even had a fridge (a Belize luxury for us). The hotel is directly on the beach and close to many great eating spots. Enjoyed this hotel very much!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank intelinside5
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Reviewed 5 January 2007

This hotel was the must confortable that we found in belize. We spend 12 nights in belize and our budget was $50 per night. At this price the Best hotel where we stayed was the sea spray. The owner is not very friendly but she manage the place very well. Also the restaurant attached to the hotel the tatch is very good. But overall I will never go back in placencia, the road to get there is the worst ever. Plus it is the most expensive place in belize by fare. The price of all the activity are just insane, and totally out of reason.
Mehdi

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Cambridge783
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Reviewed 11 August 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Seaspray Hotel along with 3 other couples and 2 friends in April of this year, and were quite happy with the accommodations. The staff was happy to work with our large party, and while I got the impression that Belizeans in general are very laid back, no one was ever rude or unhelpful toward us. (In fact, the relaxed atmosphere was exactly why we chose to visit Placencia to begin with!) We were in the Sea Star room, #19, which was on the second floor and had a private balcony looking out over the ocean. The sunrises were beautiful, and we were right on the water. There was a bit of seagrass in the water, but it wasn't terrible and you only had to walk up the beach a bit to avoid it. The food at the De Tach Cafe next door was decent (breakfast was great) and could be charged directly to our room at the Seaspray. One morning we even saw dolphins jumping in the water while having breakfast. Our room was very clean and included a small fridge and tile floor. Housekeeping came and cleaned and changed our sheets every day for the week that we were there. All in all, the room was a good deal and we really enjoyed our experience there.

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seaspray Hotel

Address: Placencia's Sidewalk | Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Placencia
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
Price Range: £15 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaspray Hotel is centrally located in the village of Placencia, close to most local restaurants, gift shops, markets, banks, and local gathering places; our location is a great starting off point for your exploration, amazing adventures and experiencing the unique ambiance that is southern Belize & Placencia. We are located on the white sandy beaches of the magical Caribbean Sea. Stretched across our spacious beachfront & floral courtyard are 4 buildings, ranging from 30ft to 70ft away from the pristine seafront & less than 75 yds away from our famous Guiness Book of Records sidewalk. Our rooms are reasonably priced, with rates starting as economical low as $25.00 US per night (immaculately clean, and very comfortable)…our staff is friendly and helpful to whatever your needs may be…so we look forward to seeing you in our little piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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Seaspray Hotel Belize/Placencia

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