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“Absolutley Friendly and Hospitalty Galore”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hobbies Hideaway

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Hobbies Hideaway
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“Absolutley Friendly and Hospitalty Galore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2010

We stayed at Hobbies Hideaway for 2 weeks in Jan. 2010. We went to for a dive vacation but due to my husband having oral surgery shortly before, he was not able to dive. We were still able to have a great vacation in Roatan.
The apartment we had was far more then we needed and the price was right, we got way more then we expected for the price. Although it was right off the cafe and bar it was very quiet.
The food is unbelievable =EXCELLENT
Kathy, Inez and the rest of the staff _ THUMBS UP!!! John and Sue Fantastic !!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2009

This place is just the best with the reef right out front. The hosts John & Sue are just as nice as can be, so helpful with whatever you might need or want to do, they have to hook-up! Although we didn't stay in their rooms (rented the house next door) i had the chance to check them out and they looked great, with a/c and updated nicely. I would return and stay there.
The Sunshine Cafe was delicious and we ate almost every meal there, so became very familiar with the menu (good prices & variety) and never had a bad item. The people that work for John and Sue are just as friendly and helpful as their employers. We also really enjoyed the regulars that would stop by.

Then there is the reef, it is part of the marine park which is maintained and patrolled, and it is swimming distance from the dock, just amazing. it does not get better than this!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2009

I traveled with a group of friends and stayed at the Beachcomber, which is next door to Hobbie's Hideaway. The place was great. Wonderful patio looking out to the ocean. Rooms were minimalist, but that was exactly what we were looking for. Located in Sandy Bay, we were away from the hustle and bustle of West End and Coxen Hole, but close enough to take Microbuses into either town. We were able to snorkel right off the beach from the house.

We spent alot of our time next door at the Sunshine Cafe and Bar. John and Sue are the most gracious hosts. They were attentive to all our needs and were full of great information as far as things to do. Kathy cooks wonderful food and Dinora is a fabulous bartender. By the end of the week, we had eaten almost everything the menu had to offer...and it was all great and great prices too. Don't miss the Friday Night All-You-Can-Eat Fish and Shrimp.

Of course, like any vacation, we were all sad to leave...but I think even more so because John and Sue (and the rowdy gang of regulars) quickly became friends!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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austin, tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2009

To preface this review, my 5 friends and I stayed next door to Hobbie's in a rental unit (Beach Comber) that is managed by the kind owners of said establishment, John and Sue.
Our place was nice and simple. No real luxuries to speak of but, it had what we wanted.
Now John and Sue made sure we were taken care of, from begining to end.
Their establishment had updated rooms with kithchens and showers and are available for short term or long term stays on the Island. It is located in Sandy Bay, a short distance to Coxen Hole and West End. Micro buses run about L 15 in both directions.
I just have to talk about the service we had received while there. John and Sue both took great care of us. Whatever information we needed, tours etc they new who and at a good price. While there, we ate most of our meals at their cafe (Sunshine Cafe) which was also a bar that we frequented most nights. It is more of a local place without all of the tourism and fuss. The food ranged from omlette's to all you can eat seafood. They have amazing conch fritters and an amazing selection of hot sauce.
By the end of the trip, I felt like they were family. While there take some time to get to know them, they have wonderful stories and are a delight just to hang with. I would highly recommend visiting their establishment if you are looking for good food, good customer service and a laid back island feel.
(note: when in Latin American countries, things move at a slower pace so don't expect food to come out American fast. They only have one cook for day and one for night. All things are made fresh)

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Winston Salem, North Carolinna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

If you are looking for an incredibly wonderful stay on a Carribean island, this is for you. You will be surprised at how much you get and how little you pay. My fiancee and I were looking for a cheap place to stay for a few days while waiting for or room to open at the very expensive and all inclusive resort we had scheduled to celebrate her 27 birthday. Instead we found an large and very clean ocean front air conditioned apartment four times the size of the expensive room we had reserved. And, how many tiimes does the owner of the resort pick you up in his sportscar from the airport or ferry? And, you step ort of your apartment to the restaurant and bar where you find an expatriot local international gathering of men and women who welcome you immediately as one of them. The conversation ranges from the extreme left to the extreme right and everything in between. I stress that this is intelligetn conversation without yelling and with a not so much cussing. You meet Captain Steve ( A native of Roatan Island who was born on Roatan when Roatan was part of British Hondoras) who will tell you the days price he is gettng for fresh lobster and fish and will sell directly to you if you care to cook in your apartment.You walk out of your apartment and step directly onto the beach. You look out a hundred yards or so and see the great barrier reef and the pier leadiing directly to the reef that rivals the Great Barroer Reef of Australia. There you are only a hundred yard walk from the very best snorkling and skin diving in the world. You will not believe the mass and variety of sealife. In short, We loved Roatan Island and Hobbies Hideaway so much we are going back for a month in October. By Mickey Andrews, Winston Salem, North Caroling

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2009

Stayed here 2 weeks. Could swim to the reef and snorkel without having to pay for boat. Restaurant was great, Very reasonable and good variety of food.The owners were very friendly and helpfull. Transport by taxi or bus very reasonable for going to other parts of the island,

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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La Ceiba, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2009

I spent another week at Hobbies Hideaway. This is the nineth trip to Roatan and the third time that I have stayed here. The rooms are clean, confortable and roomy. The sunshine cafe and bar are just one step outside of the rooms and 50 feet from the ocean. Of the 39 items on the menu all that we tried were very good and filling without needing to take out a second loan on your home. Soon they may be serving breakfast. At this time only lunch and dinner are available but lunch starts early. There is a long dock that goes out nearly 400 feet into the clean, clear, warm water and the reef is just a very short swim the from the end of the dock.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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1 Thank OneCaptainMike
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Property: Hobbies Hideaway
Address: Main Island road, Sandy Bay | directly on the beach Beach, Roatan 11011, Honduras
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Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sandy Bay,just off the main road on a secluded beachfront area that is quiet and tranquil. The white sand beach parallels the reef and inside the Roatan Marine preserve . Here is a pristine reef system with a abundance of tropical fish and corals within swimming distance from your accommodations Hobbies Hideaway offers affordable prices and a excellent location. Close to West End for the night life,bars and restaurants yet far enough away not to hear the bands at night. Coxen Hole has the new supermarkets and sovenier shops. Best prices on the island just a taxi ride away. $2.00 a person ... more   less 
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Hobbies Hideaway Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands

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