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“Great Food and Great Hospitality”
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Kismet Inn
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Tricia, the proprietor of Kismet Inn is a wonderful hostess. While I was in Hopkins village, she cooked lobster for dinner. In the morning, breakfast was Continental style with Tricia's home made banana, date, oatmeal bread. Another day, she sauteed a shark after marinating it in a liquid smoke celery, onion and garlic. She made a stock with the shark bones bones in lemon grass. She mixed a little corn starch with the stock it was so moist and juicy. She then steamed the broccoli chilled it added lemon and Tricia's aged Mango vinegar and topped it with shredded beet for color, sesame seeds for calcium and added caraway seeds for a nice pungent finish with a garlic Cole slaw. Great food!

Tricia always knows how to make things happen. That's her genius. That's what everybody comes back for.

So come to Kismet Inn in Hopkins Village! It's a home away from home.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Stayed at Kismet for five wonderful days in early August. The rooms are rustic but clean and comfortable.
Spent my days basking in the sun, swimming with the manatees and walking along the beach. During the evening I kept in touch with family on my computer (yes there is a good free WIFI connection) and enjoyed more lively conversation over dinner and well into the evening. All my dinners were good (the prices posted in clear sight) and included fresh veggies and home-made bread.
I wonder if Missy063 has ever really been a guest at Kismet or is a disgruntled competitor as I found the kitchen very clean.
The only problem was with a neighbor, NorthBeach Restaurant, who felt that music can be enjoyed only at the loudest volume with the bass turned up. Since they were having a private celebration they cranked the music up until 3:30 in the morning both Friday and Saturday nights and started again first thing in the morning. By Monday my head was exploding from lack of sleep and excess noise and I sadly had to leave but with great memories of Kismet and new friends.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank Mikela L
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

We just returned from Kismet Inn, at Hopkins Beach, in Belize, and it was a unique experience. The prices there are the most reasonable in all of Hopkins. The fresh bread made daily by our Hostess, Tricia, was so delicious, served with her home made mango preserves and fresh delicious coffee. And what a great lunch and dinner cook she is too! We were able to eat like kings, everything was so fresh. The place was nice and clean. I never saw Tricia sit down to rest until late evening. She is always bustling around, cleaning, washing, raking the beach, pruning, organizing tours for us. She made us laugh almost nonstop with her great sense of humor. We will definitely be back again, and will recommend her place to all of our friends and family.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Lured in by the signs and clear pricing, it appeared to be a decent deal. Soon however Trish started with her "offers". Sensing that something was up, we refused her meals snacks tours and products. In the end we were only gouged for the coffees we drank, the one thing she told us was for free. The beach chairs are falling asleep, the bikes broken, the shower cold and full of bugs, I would not recommend this place.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

Kismet is right on the beach in Hopkins, Belize. The beach is beautiful and the place is fairly clean - though the restaurant didn't seem that clean. The room was ok, but there were lots of openings in the wall that someone might be able to look through. Also, someone had a very loud conversation in the morning that made it difficult to sleep. Finally, Hopkins apparently is not on the grid for water, so they ran out of water during the night. There was a hot shower, which I enjoyed before the water ran out - though the shower was outside and you had to shower in your swimsuit. We did meet some interesting people there. It wasn't awful, but it is definitely no-frills.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kismet Inn

Address: 1 Kismet Street | North Hopkins Village, Hopkins, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Hopkins
Price Range: ₹ 2,042 - ₹ 4,850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Kismet Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kismet Inn has beach front property located in the North end of a predominantly Garifuna fishing village called Hopkins in Stann Creek District Belize. It is an eclectic Inn on the beach with 2 private cabanas, with complete kitchen and all with private 1/2 baths with fans, and mosquito nets.$50US, all prices need to add a 5% GST. The family cabana has 2 separate dbl bedrooms and 3 single beds in the day room or, it can be a dorm at $15 us a person. Kismet has other private rooms with double beds $15 US per person. 1 with a dbl bed and a single bed. It was designed to look like a ship looking out the large port holes viewing the beach. It is one of the most affordable accommodations available in Hopkins. We are well known for our Vegan, Vegetarian, Seafood, Pizzas and Caribbean cuisines. The restaurant is always open. Belize Times quoted "Best food in all of Belize and affordable!" We provide free bikes and WIFI. Due to the increase of crime in Hopkins. Kismet has added surveillance cameras, motion lights, room decors, burglar bars on the windows and as always lock boxes in all rooms. At junction we offer free pick up if you call. Visit our web site for reservation with quick confirmation , or email. ... more   less 
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