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#44945 - 10/18/01 03:57 PM a good place to stay
royals Offline
We are traveling to AC in November and are still trying to decide where to stay. Any suggestions?

#44946 - 10/18/01 05:13 PM Re: a good place to stay
KC Offline
Every person on this board has their own favorite place to stay. There are very few places which get bad reports.

The key to finding appropriate lodging for you, is to apply what you want from your lodging. There are many things to consider. You will have to give more details if you want feedback. What do you want in a room/hotel/villa?

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

#44947 - 10/18/01 05:24 PM Re: a good place to stay
munichchick Offline
It really depends on what your taste is. My favorites are Captain Morgans, Victoria House and Ramon's Village because they have that romantic Island atmosphere. If you are looking for a nice, comfortable very personalist dive condo I recomend Gaz Cooper's Playa Blanca Resort. However, everyone likes differnt things and there are many other nice hotels, condos and resorts on AC.

#44948 - 10/18/01 05:34 PM Re: a good place to stay
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
I've stayed at eight or ten of the hotels on the island and have visited and toured every hotel that is open, and I have to say that nearly every one has something good to offer -- value, location, amenities, friendly management, something.

It just depends on your budget, interests and personal preferences.

--Lan Sluder
Belize First Magazine http://www.belizefirst.com/
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#44949 - 10/18/01 05:53 PM Re: a good place to stay
royals Offline
Thank you! What we are looking for is this:

1. nice accomodations (doesn't need to be 5-star)
2. friendly and helpful staff ( I have a feeling I'll have a lot of questions)
3. a nice beach
4. offers different activities
5. most importantly, rates between 150-200 a night.

I've done some research on the Internet and have heard of several of these resorts, I would just like to have a first hand opinion instead of going by only what I've read. Thank you for all of your help!

#44950 - 10/27/01 08:46 PM Re: a good place to stay
Mandy Offline
Stay at Sunbreeze Hotel. Wonderful staff and great sunsets, close to town.

#44951 - 10/28/01 10:16 AM Re: a good place to stay
Richard Chambers Offline
The only item,#5, that you may have a problem with is that "Most" places are well below the $150-200US a nite range!Look thru the "lodging" option on this page.

#44952 - 10/28/01 11:08 AM Re: a good place to stay
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
For what you want I'd probably give the top nod to Banana Beach. It's priced at or under the bottom end of your budget range, but the rooms (all one-bedroom suites) are really nice. I think the seafront units are worth the extra money. The staff is one of the friendliest and most helpful on the entire island. It's on and near one of the best beaches on the island. Banana Beach is planning an expansion, including more rooms and a restaurant.

In this price range, I'd also recommend SunBreeze, Belizean Reef Suites, Mayan Princess and Paradise Villas, among others.

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#44953 - 10/28/01 12:14 PM Re: a good place to stay
canuckchick Offline
when are you coming in November? we booked our rooms six months ago and had trouble getting the one's we wanted because they were already booked - we are staying at the Sunbreeze and it looks great according to the website www.sunbreezehotel.com
my suggestion would be to see what's available first

#44954 - 10/28/01 05:58 PM Re: a good place to stay
rickcheri Offline
The Holiday Hotel EVERYTIME!!!! And it's under your $$$ range and hits all on your list!! Tell Kim Rick and Cheri sent ya!!! holiday@btl.net

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