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Re: Mata Rocks #122047
05/10/06 05:30 PM
05/10/06 05:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 25
San Diego
BelizeBomber Offline
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I guess it is all subjective isn't it? Not returning a full week's deposit and renting the room right away for the same price doesn't strike me as being too ethical. I was there, I saw the rooms. They look like motel 6.

Re: Mata Rocks #122048
05/10/06 05:56 PM
05/10/06 05:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 21
OlderandBetter Offline
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There sure seems to a lot in a name. As a repeated return visitor to Mata Rocks, I obviously strongly disagree with "Bombers" description of both the resort and Liz and Terry.

It is a small resort, that is one of its main attractions. The staff is wonderful and it would be hard to find a friendlier or more helpful group of people on the Island.

I've been lucky enought to meet some of the people who have posted on this thread, most are well pleased with and enjoyed Mata Rocks.

In my opinion you would be sorely pressed to find a better place to stay.

Re: Mata Rocks #122049
05/11/06 09:29 AM
05/11/06 09:29 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 700
J DOG Offline
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Great place, best pool, bar, beach set up south for sure. Very clean & free bike's!!!
Go for it for sure!!

Re: Mata Rocks #122050
05/11/06 09:50 AM
05/11/06 09:50 AM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 177
IRM Offline
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Some people just can't see the ocean for the coconut trees.

Re: Mata Rocks #122051
05/11/06 09:58 AM
05/11/06 09:58 AM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,133
San Jose, CA USA
Gela Offline
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I had the pleasure of staying at Mata Rocks a few years ago. I had the corner room on second floor. Simple, clean and comfortable. The bar is great, the closeness to the beach is perfect and nice and quiet. Definitely Paradise.

Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's - Now They Lead to Hurricane's!"
Re: Mata Rocks #122052
05/12/06 12:15 AM
05/12/06 12:15 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4
Seattle, Wa
GreenlakeMan Offline OP
GreenlakeMan  Offline OP
Thanks for the input...Sounds like a great place!

Re: Mata Rocks #122053
05/12/06 05:31 PM
05/12/06 05:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 59
New York State
Placidguy Offline
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My wife and I stayed there last fall for 2 weeks... would'nt stay anywhere else... Great breakfast. Free bikes, WONDERFUL service (Trust me, I know- I've been in the hotel business for over 30 years...) Plus they helped us set up 4 different tours and excursions and we were really happy with all of them. Man, I miss it !!!

Re: Mata Rocks #122054
05/21/06 11:32 AM
05/21/06 11:32 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 7
jcowdogg Offline
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I stayed there about 6 weeks ago. The room I stayed in was very nice. Monica (front desk) was very helpful and the bar was great, especially at happy hour. I was not very please with Terry (the owner) however, he screwed up on a reservation for us to do a day trip. We ended up not being able to go and left a black mark on an otherwise amazing vacation. He didn't even apologize or try to make it up to us. I did not think he was nearly as friendly as people on here said he was before we went. Because of that I am not sure I would recommend it.

Re: Mata Rocks #122055
05/21/06 05:52 PM
05/21/06 05:52 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 157
Whidbey Island Washington
Xoe Offline
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I got back Friday morning from a wonderful week in Room 2 at Mata Rocks. I believe it is exactly as represented: a small, intimate, well maintained resort in a great location with an excellent staff; rooms have a fine sea view (not just a peek) from the lanai and/or the room. Not fancy -- but the prices aren't "fancy" either. For comfortable attractive sea view accommodations at a modest price, it's a treasure.

I'd considered Banana Beach also; however, a room there with a good sea view costs more. I would not care for a room in the courtyard section of B.B., as it feels closed in to me. Mata Rocks felt intimate AND at the same time very open to the Caribbean and the reef and all the things I go there for. I would definitely go back.

Belize Bomber, where is this Motel 6 with rooms like that???

Re: Mata Rocks #122056
05/22/06 01:08 AM
05/22/06 01:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 79
Los Angeles
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Hi Xoe - Mata Rocks looked like a very nice place when we dropped you off after dinner on Wednesday night. We stayed at Xanadu, and it was awesome.
Our trip report is coming up soon, after we get the pics sorted through. I loved A/C so much, I would love to live there!!! Thanks for the pics, and it was wonderful sharing time with you there!
Karen & Michelle

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