My boyfriend and I stayed one night at Kismet Inn. First, the positive: I'm not sure you can find a much cheaper beach front location in Belize. In addition Trish and Elvis were very welcoming. They went above and beyond to make us feel at home. It was almost like living with a host family.Trish offered to make us dinner for about $11 US each. It was worth it--she made fresh bread (my boyfriend is still talking about it days after), two different kinds of fish, a delicious salad, and sauteed veggies. There was water and beer for purchase. The atmosphere was very chill. The two dogs were so sweet and the roaming chickens were fun to watch. We took long walks up and down the beach as well as several swims. Now, the negative: While the rooms are really inexpensive, they are very basic and rustic. My boyfriend had no issues with our dark and dreary room but I have to admit I might have paid more for something a bit nicer. The room was by no means cozy--it was dark and the bathroom could have used a good cleaning--especially the toilet. I did appreciate the mosquito bed net which allowed me to sleep without worrying about mosquitoes or other beach bugs. But overall, I was not thrilled with the room. In conclusion, you'll love this place if you don't care what your room looks like and just want a friendly place to chill on the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kismet Inn has beach front property located in the North end of a predominantly Garifuna fishing village called Hopkins in Stann Creek District Belize. It is an eclectic Inn on the beach with 2 private cabanas, with complete kitchen and all with private 1/2 baths with fans, and mosquito nets.$50US, all prices need to add a 5% GST. The family cabana has 2 separate dbl bedrooms and 3 single beds in the day room or, it can be a dorm at $15 us a person. Kismet has other private rooms with double beds $15 US per person. 1 with a dbl bed and a single bed. It was designed to look like a ship looking out the large port holes viewing the beach. It is one of the most affordable accommodations available in Hopkins. We are well known for our Vegan, Vegetarian, Seafood, Pizzas and Caribbean cuisines. The restaurant is always open. Belize Times quoted "Best food in all of Belize and affordable!" We provide free bikes and WIFI. Due to the increase of crime in Hopkins. Kismet has added surveillance cameras, motion lights, room decors, burglar bars on the windows and as always lock boxes in all rooms. At junction we offer free pick up if you call. Visit our web site for reservation with quick confirmation , or email. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kismet Inn Belize/Hopkins