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137 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great staff makes you feel very welcome right from the beginning. Our cabana was a cozy little double bed setup with a fridge, microwave and a bathroom. A hammock and a couple of chairs made the porch the most inviting place to stay, the sea only ten or fifteen steps away. Most nights it was wonderfully breezy. You can easily... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The cabanas are perfect for right on the ocean!!! For Four nights I literally could open my door and walk 25 to 50 feet to the ocean!!! The rooms are very quaint and minimal amenities but the luxury of the view just makes up for it entirely!

1 Thank cdpalmore1129
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stayed at Tradewinds totally coincidentally. We were double booked and Janice (the owner) happened to have a room available. We were really lucky The cabanas are very nice and comfy. They are directly on the beach just 5 steps away from the sea. Only 5 minutes away there is a town center, port and all happenings. But you will... More 

1 Thank zuzkaovsa
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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125 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Nice location as it is near the end of the peninsula. You have several options. I would advise against the cheapest guest rooms as there is little room except for sleeping. The cabanas on the beach are the nicest. Since there is no AC these are also the coolest for sleeping. The place is in need of maintenance and I... More 

2 Thank kimjady
Carson City, Nevada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The location, quiet and 20 feet from the water, is the best. But Janice, who has owned it for over 30 years, can't get around to check on things, and/or no longer cares. They have 4 kayaks but only 1 is sea worthy. There is garbage around the place. The maid just stopped by to say hi but never cleaned... More 

5 Thank Jim G
San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Came down for Thanksgiving in Placencia. Loved our room, right on the beach. Can't go wrong here.. It isn't upscale, but it's clean, comfortable, and the sound of the ocean, guarantees a good night's sleep.

2 Thank jeffrocomb
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This place is fantastic! Private cabanas right on the water, very clean and excellent service. Nothing more really needed. Janice was very easy to book with and had everything ready for us when we arrived.

1 Thank Chris B
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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299 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We were here just after Lobster Fest, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. There were 4 of us in 2 cabanas. The cabanas are literally right on the beach - a great place to watch the sun rise and to fall asleep to the waves at night. Remember that this is not a 5 star place and... More 

3 Thank LeeMike
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Pros: owner let me leave our luggage in office after checkout time while we were doing activities before leaving the island. Hot shower. Cons: dirty room and towels; dogs from neighbors running around and were vicious; would not stay again

3 Thank sarajsteen
Spring, Tx
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We love to head here at the end of winter for lots of SUN before the busy season of spring & all the yard-work that goes with it. The cabanas have the Best location and are Quiet, clean and relaxing!!!! Miss Janice and staff are pleasant, professional and speak English, as does most of Belize.

4 Thank Carol S

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Address: Placencia Bay, Placencia, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Number of rooms: 83
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“there are 6 beech front cabanas, all great.”
 of 5 bubbles H6020GKjimg, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The corner cabanas are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles Dreamer94, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go to the shore or don't bother! You want to be able to open your door to the water, and it's worth the extra money.”
 of 5 bubbles rachelcV1680XH, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The 'standard" rooms are directly on the beach without any view obstruction, about 30 steps to the water.”
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 of 5 bubbles wolfeee99, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Cabanas nearer the sea are the smaller ones - the deluxe ones are set back a bit - so it is a toss-up between a nicer cabana or an uninterrupted sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Flipperty, 23 May 2014 | Read review
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