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“Very Cool Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hopkins Inn

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Hopkins Inn
Ranked #7 of 17 Hopkins B&B and Inns
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Very Cool Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Great spot on the water. Nice, roomy cabana with a mini fridge, coffee maker and a breakfast of fresh fruit, juice and bread and pastries served every morning to your vernanda. It's a great way to start the day. It doesn't get much better than this. If what you are looking for is a quiet, well run out of the way place made particularly enjoyable by a couple of vey nice hosts, Greg and Rita, this is the place. The village of Hopkins is like a step back in time. The locals live a humble existence and are friendly and welcoming . Electicity didn't come there until about 10 years ago. There is a nice little beach bar a short walk up the beach at the Windschief which has internet access, and serves food "when people start coming around" which is usually later on in the afternoon, and serves whatever they have fresh that day.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Monroe, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Greg and Rita are great. It was easy to book with them via email and the accommodations were comfortable. I loved that we were right on the beach. My only slightly negative (and, I don't hold this against them at all) is that I wish they had wi-fi access. But to be honest, Hopkins was the most difficult place for us to stay connected. That probably gives the place a bit of a natural experience. We really didn't mind too much.

The prices were really reasonable. Rita even booked us a flight on Tropic Air (they are agents). I would stay here again.

For more information about my travels in Belize, check out www.alaskagirlatheart.com.

Room Tip: I think all their cabanas offer a view of the water, but just in case you might want to request it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

If you are the type of traveler who longs for a more authentic experience than you are going to get in the more highly developed tourist areas of Belize Hopkins Inn may be ideal for you.
We almost didn't schedule a stop here as part of our 16 day Belize sampler. I am glad we did.
The Garifuna people who make up many of the residents of Hopkins gave the village a unique favor. We enjoyed seeing their beautiful bright looking children dressed impecably in school uniforms, and smiling back at the friendly faces of villagers who greeted us with a touch of formality on the street and in the restaurants.
We were happy to sit out by the water's edge and watch life unfold.
One day we noticed a large gathering of magnificent frigate birds and herring gulls flying low just up the beach. We walked over to see that local fishermen had brought in a most abundant catch of fish.
I can't add any more to what has already been said about our gracious hosts, Rita and Greg. As for the cabanas, while we enjoyed one just steps from the beach the friends were traveling with were just as happy in perhaps a slightly smaller unit that set a bit further back fromthe water.
I would love to come back next year, stay a week, and walk the road along the Sittee River again and look for more orioles and volacious trogons.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Simply ditto to all said. Just Go. I also would highly recommend Noel for snorkeling and Marcos (mayaguides.bz) for any of his adventures. Both really great!

Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We just got back from our second stay at the Hopkins Inn. Six years ago we had stayed with Greg, Rita and Lucy the dog (then a puppy) and it was on my "bucket list" to once again drive down the stunning Hummingbird Highway from Belmopan to Hopkins and swing in a hammock on the beach at Hopkins Inn (Belikin beer in hand). Check!

Along with serving a delicious breakfast each morning, Greg and Rita will help you find a local guide for any activities that you are up for. While, this time, it was too choppy to snorkel with Noel Nunez (we did this last time and HIGHLY recommend it), on our last day, we were able to book the Mayan guide Marcos Cucul for a kayaking cave tour down Caves Branch River. Incredible. We learned about kayaking, nature, the river, and a bit of Mayan history from this amazing soft spoken man. I can't recommend Maya Guide Adventures highly enough.

All in all... a perfect trip! Thanks, Rita and Greg! Give Lucy a scritch for us!

Room Tip: Can't beat the beachfront cabanas...if they're open, pay the bit extra
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hopkins Inn

Property: Hopkins Inn
Address: Hopkins, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Hopkins
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,510
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small-scale & casual, Hopkins Inn offers romantic, affordable, and decidedly low-key accommodations. Our intimate and unpretentious beach inn reflects our philosophy that true luxury is in life's simple pleasures. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hopkins Inn Belize

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