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“For the price I was surprised there was no fan.”
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Sea Front Inn
Ranked #11 of 18 Punta Gorda B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Good Points:
Clean.
The mattress was comfortable.
The receptionist was friendly and helpful.
Great view from the communal verandas.

Disappointments:
As I said in the title there was NO fan, only a window unit air conditioner that rivaled sleeping next to a train for db noise. It did cool the room so...

The sheets were polyester. and shiny. (for $65 usd I expected at the least a lower thread count cotton) Shiny sheets are not comfortable to sleep on.(I'm not talking satin here...)

Opening the door I was hit by a wave of perfume that led to an air freshener that had to be ejected from the room it was so foul. Clean has no smell.

The room was at the corner of the stairs and there was a light that shone through an odd window by the ceiling that couldn't be covered lighting up the room.

There was also no deadbolt or security chain leading to the next issue...


At 2 am I woke to a man entering the room. He quickly stepped back out and shut the door when I yelled.( I think they were full so perhaps there was a room mix up???) There was a political party staying at the hotel, and I recognized him with the group the next morning.

In the morning there was a funky smell that explained the air freshener. The funky smell was less offensive however.

I had a look in other rooms that were being cleaned and they were both bigger, and better appointed with sheets that contained some cotton although I can't pinpoint the %. There was a funky smell in at least one of them confirming that it wasn't just the one room.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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PatJanScott, Public Relations Manager at Sea Front Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2012

Sorry to be so long in responding to your review of the hotel. We do apologize for your discomfort. At the time of your visit, the hotel was full and we are sorry for any inconvenience that you feel that you suffered. Anytime that you are staying with us and feel the need for different sheets or a fan for your room, you only have to ask the receptionist and someone will be glad to assist you. At far as the a/c, we are in the process of upgrading all the a/c units in all the rooms. The locks were also double checked after your review and apparently you did not lock the door correctly. If you visit again, check on that when you check in and someone will be happy to assist you in properly locking the door. Thank you for your review and if you come back our way, please let us know if you have any problems.

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

The Sea Front Inn is a cute hotel with a great water front view. The owner, expat Larry Smith, is very personable and knowlegeable of the area and has been in Belize for 40 years. We had a room with 2 double beds which was large enough to fit my wife and I along with our 2 teenage children. The air conditioning worked great and it was convenient to town and to the water. There is a small pier in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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PatJanScott, Public Relations Manager at Sea Front Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2012

Thanks for staying with the folks at the Sea Front Inn. We are so happy that you found everything all right. I have to say that we do have a lovely area and are so happy to share it with you! We look forward to having you back. At any time, let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your stay more enjoyable!!!!

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We had an amazing time at the Sea Front Inn. We were planning to take a boat from Guatemala to Belize and had no hotel reservations in Punta Gorda. We found the name of the Sea Front Inn the night before we left Guatemala and hoped that they would have room for us. We got to the Inn at lunch time and the office help was on lunch, so we were helped by Carol & Larry (the owners). They were very kind and helpful. They treated us like family and introduced us to April and Beto, their daugter and son-in-law. We ate at April's Snack Shack for lunch, where she shared their own lunch because we wanted to try some authentic Belize food. It was Awesome! Beto, was great in trying to find us a boat to go snorkeling. Although on such short notice it was impossible, he was able to give us many other options on things to do. They even gave us a bus ride around town and showed us where we could go for dinner that night. The family atmosphere that they have is so inviting! The rooms were clean, the air conditioning worked, and the cinnamon rolls at breakfast were delicious. We felt very safe and comfortable walking around at night and had the best views in town from our hotel room. It was great to hang out in the hammock and enjoy the sea breeze. Also, a great place to swim right across the street from the hotel. What more can you ask for? Our family is already planning on going back for a longer stay!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Anne S
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PatJanScott, Public Relations Manager at Sea Front Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2012

Thanks so much for sharing your visit to the Sea Front Inn with us. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable time and that certainly pleases us!!! It was great that you were able to meet up with Larry and Carol, as well as Aprill and Beto!!! The Snack Shack is a wonderful place to catch a meal and meet up with all kinds of interesting people. We love hearing from folks like you and knowing that we had a part in making your stay in Belize more memorable. Hurry back to see us. We are looking for bigger and better things in the near future and hope to see you again soon!!!

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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Our stay was great here the rooms were clean food was great and the atmosphere was pleasant. If you are looking for a great place to stay this is it. We also took a boat trip that can be arranged through the front desk Beto was a great boat guide and his wife April has a snack bar that is also one of the best. Will definitely be back

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank Sherrieiv
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Management response:Responded 22 June 2012

So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sea Front Inn. We aim to please! Also glad that you got to go on the trip with Beto, he is usually available for trips to the Cayes, birding and kayaking about the local area. Aprill can make lunches for you to take on your day trips, as well as her usual menu at the Snack Shack!!!!! So hurry back!!!

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Reviewed 19 June 2012

The Sea Front Inn is a welcoming, refreshing venue in Punta Gorda. The sea breeze from the ocean revives guests and the hotel layout maximizes the ocean views. Hotel decor is unique with murals and sculptures and each room has a theme. The food is outstanding, and security is excellent. It is clean, and staff is very helpful. Wifi was very good! Easy walking distance to town and restaurants.

Room Tip: We have stayed in various rooms, and they have all been nice.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 22 June 2012

Thanks for your kind words regarding your stay at the Sea Front Inn. We feel that we do have a wonderful location to share and want your stay to be the best that it can be. We value your opinion and look forward to having you visit again!

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

I stayed at the Sea Front on two occassions. Both times the owners and staff were wonderful! Amazing views, wonderful rooms, quick walk to local businesses. Loved the hand press to make our own orange juice and beautiful artwork throughout the hotel. Took advantage of the WiFi to get work done on viranda and was joined by curious gecko. I never enjoyed checking e-mail quite as much.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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PatJanScott, Public Relations Manager at Sea Front Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2012

Thank you for taking a moment to review the Sea Front Inn. It makes our day when people enjoy their stay! Larry and Karol work hard to present Belize in the hotel. From the local wood and stone used in the building to the local artwork, the hotel was built with love and pride in the area. Also, we are happy that the little gecko kept you company without being offensive!!! Hurry back to see us, we look forward to being of service to you!!!

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Reviewed 11 June 2012

The place was very clean and the view was terrific! It is close enough to town to walk to and I felt very safe. I had my 10 year old daughter with me and was not worried. Just use some common sense. The staff was polite and the price was reasonable. I would go back again, and probably will.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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PatJanScott, Public Relations Manager at Sea Front Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2012

Thank you for your review. We were happy to be your host at the Sea Front Inn. We are glad to share our piece of paradise with you, and hope to always present a clean, comfortable and safe place to rest after your adventures in Toledo district. Please look us up when you are back our way, we look forward to seeing you again!!!

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Additional Information about Sea Front Inn

Address: 4 Front St., Punta Gorda, Belize
Region: Belize > Toledo District > Punta Gorda
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Gorda
Price Range: £42 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come, rest, relax and be refreshed as you enjoy the gorgeous sea view from our verandas, peaceful atmosphere, comfortable clean rooms, garden courtyard and amazing food at Boneville Cafe with fresh pastries, coffee's, burgers, market fresh menu and more! ... more   less 
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