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The Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Utila
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“worth every penny”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

super clean, wonderful location, wifi was not good, had to sit outside to get it but what can you do, super friendly owners, would not stay anywhere else on Utila. There is a great burger place almost across the street. Buy the water from the owner, better deal then from the supermarket.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Quick review: Bed = 3/5. Shower = 4/5. Internet: 2/5 (Too slow for video, but free).

The first thing that strikes you about The Lighthouse is that the rooms are extremely clean. The building itself is also very well maintained! The lady that runs this place is very proper and service minded. In fact, there is a certain (and I might add imposed) "I am your mother" atmosphere to her, as she requires every guest to attend the Lighthouse 101-breifing with her. You will either like that or not. (She will not start reading from the new testament, so rest assured). In conclusion: should I travel to Utila again I would not AT ALL hesitate to stay at The Lighthouse. Unparralelled service and great value for money.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Revelstoke, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

After a week in a stuffy sweaty dorm with 3 other people and being ripped off at the Jade Seahorse my fiance and I decided to stay at the Lighthouse over the Chrismas holidays. This place is immaculate! I don't even wanna leave!! And no sand flies here. If your willing to splurge a little definitely stay here!!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 days in August. I can not say enough about Thelma the women who runs this hotel. She gives you a little speech when you first arrive. I didn't mind, because she covered just about every question you have or will have. That way you are free to enjoy the rest of your vacation well informed. This is by far the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Also, I felt extremely safe the whole time we were at the Lighthouse and in utila.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stayed there for a week in July. Thelma gives you a quick talk about the island right after you check in. The place was quiet, relaxing, very clean and the views over the water were great. We would awake each morning, brew some coffee and watch the water for stingrays and the sky for birds.She even arranged for our tuk tuk back to the airport. We stayed in the middle room on the top floor. If you want more of a breeze in your room stay in a corner unit where you have a window with a screen to let the fresh air blow in. It was hot when we were there and really appreciated the air conditioning. I would definitely recommend this to others. Although it's at the edge of town, it was a safe place to walk around at night. She also provided large jugs of spring water for a minimal fee to use in the room.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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The World
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

In May, my girlfriend and I spent two weeks in Honduras. Our first stop was in Utila and after much research we decided to stay at the Lighthouse Hotel.

To be honest, after reading review after review praising the hotel, we were a little suspicious. But our expectations were exceeded. The place is simply wonderful, a bit away from the center of the island, which makes it a very peaceful and quiet location. But Utila is a very small island, which means that everything is fairly close.

Our room was spacious and immaculately clean, with air conditioning, a small kitchen, double glass doors and a great bed. And the bathroom looked brand new.

We decided to stay in a room facing the lagoon, because after reading some reviews we felt that these would be cooler. But surely the best option would have been one of the rooms overlooking the sea.

And Thelma, the owner, is just an amazing person, who gave us many tips on what to do on the island. Surely we love Utila largely because of her, and her son O'Neil.

If you have any doubt where to stay in Utila, do not think twice. Surely the Lighthouse Hotel is the best option on the island.

Room Tip: I read in some reviews that the rooms facing the lagoon are colder than those overlooking the sea. B...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We planned to stay three nights and stayed seven!! We loved it here, if you are looking for somewhere to relax, take in the ocean and have some quiet time on a hammock then this is the place for you. Waking up to the view of the ocean every morning and seeing fish swim beneath you never became tiresome. The rooms were spacious, clean and it was great having a fridge!!!

Thelma and her son Jenson were lovely and very welcoming, they provided very useful information on Utila for example where to eat, things to do and where to get the best deals on the island. The Lighthouse is only a short walk from the cafes and bars but far enough to feel that you have escaped the bustle of every day Utila life.
The Lighthouse made our trip to Honduras!!!

Room Tip: Having the view of the ocean is definitely worth the extra few dollars.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Lighthouse
Address: Main St, Utilia Bay Islands, Utila IB3103, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Utila
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Utila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Lighthouse Hotel Utila
Lighthouse Hotel Utila

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