We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Eggs Beans and Chips... and tortillas”
Review of Hickatee Cottages

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hickatee Cottages
Ranked #1 of 18 Punta Gorda B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We can't stop talking about the great time we had at Hickatee...Ian reminds me of my lost brother whom we kicked out of the house...actually a very charming funny person who makes your time there very enjoyable...Kate cooks great food in spite of Ian's challenged service level :)...Overall a great place that I must come back as I left my heart and spirit here..ok...enough of that ...please stay here as Ian is saving up to go to Tibet to become a monk:)...great times at Hickatee...thank you again...we will be back....once our two year ban is lifted.:)....

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is worth the extra shillings...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Hector S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (381)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

186 - 190 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2012

This place is terrific. We found this to be a great jungle experience with wonderful hosts, great food, beautiful clean rooms and all at an excellent value. This is a "must stay" if you travel to southern Belize. Thanks to Ian and Kate

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bruce W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We loved our stay at Hickatee. We started out with an eve. walk on their good trail into the jungle, and then enjoyed a delicious meal on their veranda. The food was without exception excellent. One of us needed to be gluten-free, and Kate was wonderful in finding foods and even experimenting with gluten-free English pancakes, just for us! Everything was fresh and the spices and flavors were great. We stayed in cottage # 1 which was lovely-- beautiful wood floors, screened windows with louvered shutters for privacy but also to allow air flow. Nice big bathroom. The grounds are like a botanical garden with trees and plants labeled. The local staff is friendly, polite and capable. Kate and Ian were wonderful hosts, helpful to the Nth degree with planning outings, giving advice, and teaching us about the area. We also enjoyed getting to know the other guests-- an international crowd happened to be there, and it was fun to chat with them. We do wish we were still there!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Marggi S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2012

There are many great things in Belize - this is a gem and one of them.
Super place, set on the edge of the jungle. Amazing hosts and cats!
Get Ian to do a night walk in the jungle and marvel at his knowledge of bugs.
Kate's food is super (not at all sure how she manages!) and start with and top off with Ian's punch and after dinner tipple.

Room Tip: Wilby suite - super
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kobekatt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 April 2012

This was my second stay with Ian and Kate at Hickatee Cottages and I could not be more pleased with my experience. What I most want to share with other travelers is the incredible value. Our total bill (all accommodations, food, and drinks) for two nights was the same as our bar bill for one night at Five Sisters Lodge.
The rooms are spotless and comfortable, the food is incredible, the owners are gracious, and the surroundings make you realize how special it is to be in Belize.
If you have an interest in natural history you can receive an education in wildlife research in Toledo. Ian and Kate commit time and effort to bat, bee and howler monkey initiatives, to name a few. If you have an interest in music they are one of the only establishments that expose visitors to local artists. During our stay they brought in a Garifuna drummer who did a show/lesson with the guest, all free of charge.
I when I stay with Ian and Kate I sample and learn about local food, coffee and liqueur all while listening to their stories of how they cleared their property and started their lodge. I fall asleep to the sounds of howler monkeys and wake up to the sounds of oropendolas.
If you want to learn while traveling, this is an excellent choice.

Room Tip: I've stayed in the duplex unit and the honeymoon suite. All I ever cared about was being able t...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Shark_Girl_Anna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Punta Gorda
8.3 km away
Copal Tree Lodge, a Muy'Ono Resort
34.4 km away
Hotel Finca Tatin
Hotel Finca Tatin
#1 of 8 in Livingston
366 reviews
30.3 km away
Dos Arboles
Dos Arboles
#8 of 8 in Livingston
128 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
31.6 km away
Posada El Delfin
Posada El Delfin
#4 of 8 in Livingston
100 reviews
10.2 km away
Cotton Tree Lodge
Cotton Tree Lodge
#4 of 18 in Punta Gorda
276 reviews
3.3 km away
Sea Front Inn
Sea Front Inn
#11 of 18 in Punta Gorda
73 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hickatee Cottages? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hickatee Cottages

Address: Mile 1.5, Ex-Servicemen Road | (Aka Boom Creek Road), Punta Gorda ..., Belize
Region: Belize > Toledo District > Punta Gorda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Gorda
Price Range: ₹ 6,497 - ₹ 9,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Top-rated jungle B&B, just one mile from PG Town in southern Belize, Hickatee offers Caribbean-style accommodation, bar-restaurant, plunge pool, morning coffee delivered to your verandah, free bikes, over a mile of nature trails on site, and free visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm. Family-run, we offer friendly service, a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, excellent value for money, and a great base from which to explore the offshore southern cayes and Toledo’s many inland attractions. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hickatee Cottages reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hickatee Cottages Hotel Punta Gorda

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing