First off this place is very new . They just opened in January / February. We are in our late 40's/50's & traveled to Roatan for the first time. We chose the Posada Seremein & crossed our fingers that we had made the right decision. We were looking for: Clean, safe and secure, close to a nice beach and close to good food/drinks. We were very happy with our choice and our stay.
If you want plush, pampered & customer service look elsewhere. We were greeted by our barefoot maid that spoke zero English but had a smile that can light up a room. She hustled me to the Argentinian Grill where I paid for the balance of our room with the cashier. The maid whistled to another worker & he hustled our bags up to the third floor for us along with the beverages and groceries we had purchased on our way from the Airport. We booked Jorge from Roatan Custom Tours in advance he was kind enough to stop a the grocery store where we loaded up on beverages and snacks for the room. We never once in 7 days had the owner or cashier or anyone ask us how our stay was etc...never did meet the owners. It's all very laid back.
The room is one open room with a mini kitchenette that includes a stove top, a toaster, mini fridge, mini coffee maker a few pots, plates, cups, wine glasses etc...pretty much two of everything Plates, mugs, glasses etc...the coffee pot is cone filter type & you provide your own coffee. The water from the tap is purified but we used bottle water "just incase". There is a tiny ice cube tray in the freezer but I had brought two larger trays from home & Ziploc bag and made my own ice in them. Worked perfect for the drinks that we made at our room and took to the beach with us. We had brought our large Thermo mugs with for coffee and beach drinks and they worked great. There is a corkscrew in the room. We left behind a box of straws, a bottle opener, and can koozies as they all came in handy and we hope that the next guest will leave them for the following guests to enjoy :). We were on the 3rd floor and loved hanging out there with drinks & watching the sunset. Bring your own beer and booze and sodas and you will save a lot of $$.
There is one dish towel and some paste soap to do up your dishes. If you like paper toweling or napkins bring your own from the local store as there are none in the room. They clean daily and refresh your towels. There are no facecloths so bring them also if important to you.
We loved the beach area that is only steps away. It's soft, white and powdery. It is located right "behind' the Argentinean Grill. The beach chaise chairs are new and actually comfortable. If you would like an umbrella set up no worries just request one from the hardworking beach fellow on site.
I would suggest to bring bug dope. Variety of biting critters and the spray helps.
They have surge protectors plugged in at the desk & by the bed so it's great for charging the extra stuff. Wi fi was great once they got it to work. Lots of English speaking channels on the flat screen tv mounted to the wall. We didn't spend a ton of time watching tv but were happy to have it for late night tv and early a.m. news etc...
There is no "closet' but an open wardrobe type of unit w/ wooden hangers. Plenty of room to hang clothing and stack the rest. A drawer if you need in the end table and one on the desk.
There is no safe in the room so know this if it's important to you.
Breakfast was included in our room price and was "ok" small portions. 3 choices. American, Island or Mexican served daily from 7:30-11.one drink with it: water, coffee or juice. Christopher was our waiter each a.m. and a nice guy. The staff is very nice but not really outgoing. Service a bit slow but we were on island time. We didn't eat "meals' there as it was a bit pricey for our tastes. We wandered down the beach and ate elsewhere we tried lots of places. Our favorite was Beacher's next door. Great prices, great dinner specials and a friendly wonderful staff now they know how to make customers feel 'welcome". A suggestion to the owners might be give a discount on meals to people who are booked at your property.
No beach towels provided here. Two chairs (one was broke) on balcony & a table & hammock. 3rd floor more is $ & lots of steps up but we enjoyed the exercise. If you have mobility problems choose floor one or two. They are still working on the "garden" area in front of these rooms but they are just as nice as floor three. You don't have ocean view from 1 or 2.
Be forewarned...you will be sitting and enjoying a nice quiet morning and all of a sudden the "cruisers" will invade the place. Apparently they pay $10.00 a person to use the chairs /bathroom/wifi etc....it gets really, really packed. Most days they are gone by 3:00 at the latest. But with the swarm of them comes the swarm of beach vendors. It get hectic.
The snorkeling nearby is fantastic. Leave the resort and walk to your LEFT towards Infinity Bay. Right where they have their big inflatable trampoline in the water that's where you enter. Follow the channels out for wonderful snorkeling.
The hotel property area is pretty quiet and nice to just run back to the room for a drink or to cool off in the wonderful A/C. The beds were so very comfortable and the linens and towels brand new. Nice Place. I hate to speak so highly of it as I want it to still be available next year when we go to book :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada Seremein B&B West Bay The hotel has 8 studios.Rooms are brand new ,modern,bright and spacious.. The rooms on the first floor have direct access to the beach from the private patio. Top floor rooms have amazing view overlooking the Caribbean Sea.... Everything you need for a perfect vacation.... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Seremein Roatan, Honduras - West Bay