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Hotel del Rio

Boca Del Rio Drive 1/4 Mile North of Center of Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#31 of 58 hotels in San Pedro
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car hire
Couples massage
Secured parking
Walking tours
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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68Somewhat walkable
Grade: 68 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
5Attractionswithin 0.5 km
233Reviews5Q+A50Room tips
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Robert O wrote a review Dec 2021
Victorville, California5 contributions
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
Stefanie B wrote a review Mar 2021
Noble, Oklahoma8 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Great ocean views
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Response from Christine Waltman, General Manager at Hotel del Rio
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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Jordan C wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is everything all the reviews say and more. My boyfriend and I have spent a week here and we leave tomorrow and I couldn't be happier with the hotel del rio choice I made! The hotel is beautiful. We stayed in one of the hut rooms and there was plenty of space. The water is both hot and cold. Plenty of amenities if you need them. With staying in the hut room, you don't get an air conditioner. I thought that would be a problem because my bf loves sleeping with the AC on especially in hot humid weather. BUT it was PERFECT. Being right across from the ocean (and I mean literally 15 feet from the ocean) you get an amazing ocean breeze coming in. There is also a ceiling fan to move the air and a floor fan. So we were plenty cool!! The property is well taken care of. House keeping whenever we needed. Chris (the owner or manager) is AWESOME. So very kind and helpful. We wanted to do excursions and she referred us to the right people and we were able to do the things we wanted at a very affordable price. Due to covid, there was no food at the hotel and that is totally okay because you are surrounded with tons of restaurants. The location couldn't be more perfect. I have had a TripAdvisor account for years (that's how I pick all the places I'm traveling to) and this is the first review I have every written. Great, great place.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from James Edgar Seale, Owner at Hotel del Rio
Responded 13 Feb 2021
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to assist you in seeing our beautiful country. Having memorable experiences is the best part of travel! We hope to see you again. Warm Regards and Take Care. Hotel del Rio
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CanaBajan Beach wrote a review Jun 2020
Canada142 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed for a week in January and it was the perfect place for us. The location was great. the cabin was ideal and the staff and owner were simply wonderful. Sea side views with beautiful sunrises on the pier. The continental breakfast is served at the community palapa right in the centre of the grounds so you get to meet travellers from all over the world and exchange Belize 'must do's' before your day even started. The housekeeping staff were so sweet and the office personnel very helpful if you need golf cart, tours or where the best coffee shop is. The owner was down having coffee most mornings and has so many great stories. Hotel Del Rio is the perfect location for access and has plenty of cart parking. Walk out your door to the left and you will find La Choza (see review) which was a fantastic local hangout, walk to the right and you will find Hurricanes (see review) which was one of our favorites. this hotel is the perfect blend of modern conveniences and old belize charm. We will definitely be back !!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: We are so happy we chose the cabin as opposed to the apartments but all seemed very nice.
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Gina M wrote a review Feb 2020
Airdrie, Canada35 contributions6 helpful votes
Currently staying with my family at this location. Simple rooms, great outdoor space and views. Helpful staff to set up rentals and tours. Breakfast includes toast and fruit with plenty of coffee. Perfect place to chill out and relax.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jim Seale, Owner at Hotel del Rio
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us at Hotel del Rio. We value your opinion and want to invite your back again. Yours Jim Seale
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$57 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
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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), The Gallery of San Pedro (0.3 km), and Nauti Crab (0.2 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 Sandy Toes Beach Bar & Grill, D Family Cafe, and Gypsy-restaurant And Bartique.
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.