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Hotel del Rio

Boca Del Rio Drive (Beachfront) Boca Del Rio Area, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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#34 of 62 hotels in San Pedro
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Just 10 minute walk from the center of town, on a quite beach north of town, Hotel del Rio has clean and comfortable; Thatch Roof Cabanas on the Beach, Air Condition units and Standard Rooms all with a great beach front view. We also have 2 large cabanas with a complete Kitchen. All our units have private bathroom with hot and cold showers and mini refrigerators.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Boating
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Walking tours
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Tile / marble floor
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Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Boca Del Rio Drive (Beachfront) Boca Del Rio Area, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
Hotel del Rio
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Ryann M wrote a review 9 Apr
Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our second visit to Hotel Del Rio in San Pedro, Belize. Reasonably priced beachfront accommodations with the authentic Cabana feel. Pleasantly surprised by the addition of air conditioning to most of the Cabanas since our last visit (2012). The staff are friendly and helpful. We'll come back again!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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7thEarlofSidcup wrote a review Jan 2024
Randolph, New Jersey92 contributions75 helpful votes
I have just completed my second stay at Del Rio with a third already booked. The hotel is right on the water with restaurants, bars, dive shops and grocery stores close by. It is about a fifteen minute walk along the beach into town. Accommodation is varied but I have loved my little cabana. It is small and basic and there is nowhere to put my stuff, but it is clean and comfortable and both the refrigerator and the a/c work well, as does the WiFi. I have a little raised porch with a hammock and chairs. I am traveling alone but it would be crowded with two. The staff are wonderful and housekeeper Yesenia does laundry for a small fee. The only negative is some noise from nearby Wayo’s bar, which does however cease promptly at midnight. So not ideal if you like to go to bed early. Perfect though for me as I often end the night at Wayo’s!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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AsiatravelABC wrote a review Nov 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom39 contributions30 helpful votes
Great place to stay on San Pedro. We stayed on one of the rooms in the white house behind the thatched cabanas. The rooms are clean and spacious. The location is great and there are several bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk away. There is also a fantastic little coffee shop on site. When we first arrived the owner gave us lots of really useful information about the island and things to do etc. Would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Thank you for the review and it was a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you again! Warm Regards, Mgmt. & Staff
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Tara K wrote a review Aug 2023
Vineland, New Jersey89 contributions14 helpful votes
We visited Belize in April of 2022. We cannot say enough great things about Hotel del Rio. It is exactly what we wanted. When we woke up the first morning, we couldn't believe the view from the room as we opened the door. It was a perfect location for walking to everything we needed and of course had golf cart parking. The proprietor was so helpful in getting us a golf cart and sharing so many things to do in town. After several days, we truly didn't want to leave. We then traveled to San Ignacio for a few days and had planned on going to Placencia, but had an issue. We flew back to San Pedro to spend our last few days and I thought I had booked a last minute reservation at Hotel del Rio but I never clicked confirm. The proprietor went out of our way to make sure she found us a room. This place actually made our entire vacation! Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Jason B wrote a review Jun 2023
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Convenient if you want a budget trip to San Pedro. Very clean awesome staff make you feel like your family. The hotel is right on the beach, within walking distance of many of their local spots. Walking distance from downtown to many of the famous restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 27 Jun 2023
It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again Jason. Warm Regards, Hotel Management & Staff
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ColleenManning wrote a review Feb 2023
Glassboro, New Jersey4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the Casa Blanca. The room was small but clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was not comfortable and there was no place to sit in the room except the bed. Not ideal. One of the reasons we chose this spot was the complimentary light breakfast daily, as listed on their VRBO listing. This is no longer available. There is a small coffee shop on premise that was very good and the ladies who operate it were very pleasant. There are two small dogs that live there, I’m assuming the owner’s, that are pretty much free range, which I don’t normally mind but there doesn’t seem to be much vigilance with cleaning up the grounds behind these dogs. It was very difficult to navigate the droppings when returning after dark. It was overall a nice place with good location but I wouldn’t visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ROSE S wrote a review Feb 2023
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania271 contributions281 helpful votes
Such a great place to stay! Staff was welcoming and friendly. Great folks to talk to. I loved how close it was to the water. Best of all was the fact that even though it was only a very short distance away, it was so much less congested than "downtown." Added bonus--bakery, Roadrunner and Arabella's right around the corner.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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MeganDiaz wrote a review Sept 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom3 contributions
The room was very small and not enough storage space, however it was in a very good location downtown San Pedro near the bars and restaurants. The outside of the place is really nice, it has a cute garden
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Robert O wrote a review Dec 2021
Victorville, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 10 days in San Pedro and stayed at the Hotel Del Rio. It is truly an authentic experience of the Island. From the thatched roofs to the hammocks, and the beautiful grounds, you knew you were in paradise. They have a pier with 2 chairs at the end, which is an awesome place to watch the sunrise and sunset each day. That is where I would always find my husband in the mornings. Their staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and the manager. Christine, is very knowledgeable about things going on on the island. There a numerous restaurants, nightlife spots and swimming areas around the hotel so you can walk everywhere and have a great time, They also have a little coffee shop on the premises that makes delicious fresh pastries each morning and makes a great breakfast sandwich. If you want a 5 star giant hotel, go to Cancun, but if you truly want the Island feel, this is the place to be, I will definitely come back here again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Stefanie B wrote a review Mar 2021
Noble, Oklahoma8 contributions2 helpful votes
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We originally booked our stay at Hotel Del Rio in February of 2020. Once Covid had everything shut down, the hotel graciously let us keep our booking for a future date. We were able to rebook our trip for March of 2021. The owner, Jim, Christine, and Katnie were very accommodating. Communication with them during the pandemic was easy and straight forward. Once we arrived, they greeted us promptly and were very friendly. Having been in such close communication with them over the previous year, it felt like we knew them already and they welcomed us like family. We opted for one of the un-airconditioned, thatch roofed huts. Our room was clean and comfortable. We did also have a small refrigerator that we used mostly for our bottled water that we bough daily. They do have air conditioned units available, also units with kitchenettes if that is what you are looking for. Even though we didn't have A/C, with the windows open, we got the nice ocean breeze and were never too warm while sleeping. The main palapa in the courtyard became our favorite place to sit and relax. We ate most of our meals there at the table. We loved that there are several local "delis" just behind the hotel. The restaurants on the beach were great, but we liked the little hole in the wall places that the locals eat at. And they were much cheaper! The hotel has an amazing view of the ocean, from just about anywhere on the property. There is also easy access to the beach and swimming just across the street. Along with a dock overlooking the Caribbean with two Adirondack chairs at the end for enjoying the views. I would highly recommend Hotel Del Rio for anyone going to San Pedro. They are one of the few more authentic Belizean style hotels, and they will make your stay enjoyable! We can't wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Great ocean views
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Responded 23 Mar 2021
We were happy to have you, it was a pleasure. Hope top see you soon! Take care.
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PRICE RANGE
RM 482 - RM 644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
del rio hotel
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel del Rio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel del Rio?
Nearby attractions include Wayos Beach Bar (0.2 km), Nauti Crab (0.2 km), and Playa Bar and Grill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel del Rio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel del Rio?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a walk-in shower.
Is parking available at Hotel del Rio?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel del Rio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cool Beans Café, Sandy Toes Beach Bar & Grill, and D Family Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel del Rio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel del Rio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.