I tried this in Spring 2013. I had been to the island 1 time before and stayed at Posado Arco Iris. While I liked that hotel, I had decided next time down to try Chilies. For 1, I dive with Native Sons, and 2 the location is perfect, and the price is awesome.
My cabin had 2 beds in the front room, a ceiling fan, regular free standing fan and a solid wall with a pull curtain door that separated the bathroom. (For this reason,you probably really want to like the person you stay with). I stayed on my own. While I traveled with a group they stayed at various places and I stayed here by myself. I felt 100% safe. In fact I would be comfortable going on a trip down there to dive by myself and stay there.
There was hot water in my cabin although I doubt I used much as the normal temperature of water tends to be fine. Tepid works in the tropics :).
The lady that made up my room was very sweet, and when I had dropped some money under the bed she placed it on top for when I got back. It wasn't much, just a few lemps, and I would not have noticed had it been gone, but she was very honest.
Rooms have screens on them and I had geckos on the screen at night. It was fairly quiet, you could hear the music from the bar down the street, but they close up fairly early, and there is a rooster that gets crazy around 4 am. I would listen to my music and rarely noticed unless I was staying up late reading.
Mish was very kind when I lost my key under the deck and came and helped me fish it out. All in all, it was a great experience. The cabin is off a paved path, very shaded, and had an outdoor light and hammock. The gardens are great, and I just had to walk down the path to dive in the am.
Clean and safe with friendly help and I think I paid 36 dollars a night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best budget hotel on Roatan. Safe, clean and central. On the beach, dorm beds, private rooms, cute wooden cabins, luxury studio apartments, beautiful garden. Native Sons dive shop on property. All rooms have access to a kitchen. We have a small cafe for simple island breakfast and lunch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Chillies Roatan, Honduras - West End