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El Rey Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Diego
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 3 couples traveling from Belize City down to Placencia, and wanted to spend a couple days in the Blue Hole National Park area. Belmopan was right on the way, and the El Rey Hotel was just what we wanted. It was in a local area which was nice to walk around and there were shops just a couple...

Thank Patrice T
Vanilla_Custard, Manager at El Rey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments Patrice, we were thrilled to have you and your friends stay with us the night, and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your Belize adventure. I am on the way back from a meeting in Honduras in the next few days and loaded up with some really amazing new regional coffees, will...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hotel so we had a launch and landing for an inland tour. Super friendly staff. Nick, the owner was great, as well as the night time desk receptionist. Both owner and front desk staff were very helpful with other areas of Belize and transportation. Clean rooms with private bathrooms were just fine! Great affordable place to stay.

Thank cmi5840
Vanilla_Custard, Manager at El Rey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much. My wife and I try hard to provide clean affordable spaces for a short or prolonged stay in the City. You hit the nail on the head with your comment about Belmopan being a great base for exploring West, South or East with much to do near Belmopan. Thank you for your comments, it was a...

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay with my family. The room had its charm. It's warm and welcoming hospitality. The staff from we entered came out to assist with our bags. In my daughters words a quaint and beautiful hotel. My favorite was having the option of choosing your coffee of the day depending on what region of the world you felt...

Thank Javier W
Vanilla_Custard, Manager at El Rey Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we were thrilled to have been able to host you. As I travel around the world and as friends come to visit, there is always a bag of new and exciting coffee in the plan! Glad you enjoyed our big and varied selection, it remains one of our very unique little guest attractions. Thanks for...

Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place clean, convenient and the staff is friendly and helpful, however, unless you are used to dogs barking all day and night, you won't get any sleep here. We booked for 5 nights, the first night was fine, but the next 2 I could not sleep at all, the dogs barked literally for 5 minutes at a time every...

Thank Chrystalsmom
Vanilla_Custard, Manager at El Rey Hotel, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the dogs those two nights, though we are powerless to intervene. Sadly, there is no pound in Belize and stray dogs go from neighbourhood to neighbourhood until the City council does a round up, a few times a year, which always wrenches at our hearts as animal lovers. We notice that some of our guests are...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with 3 other girls for our medical placement in the local hospital. Really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious. The host was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The nightly rate was slightly more than some other places in Belmopan if traveling on a budget but reflected the quality of the...

Thank Jess I
Vanilla_Custard, Manager at El Rey Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks and we were happy you chose to stay with us. Great news - we introduced a new category of room "Economy rooms" which now mean we have the lowest priced AC rooms in the city. We opened up 4 rooms with this category and they are snapped up very quickly most nights, so we...

Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The El Ray is a warm and welcoming place. The rooms are all different, the beds are very comfortable, the rooms are clean and well maintained. The restaurant is small but serves really delicious local breakfast with an amazing coffee selection. The staff are incredible and Dahlias cheesecake is some of the best I have ever had.

1Thank kymm95
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It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! We certainly hope that you will make El Rey Hotel your home away from home when visiting Belmopan again.

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Clean, Chilly air con, friendly staff. Best was the comfy bed, WiFi was never an issue, fast. Moderate price, but a great value. Requested early check in, the desk staff was friendly and welcoming. Quiet side street near Embassy Row, UB and capitol centre.

Thank Geof L
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in the last leg of our family trip to Belize. We booked this place specifically for the AC room. The room was clean and cozy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food from the kitchen wasn't that bad either and the world coffees were a nice touch. There isn't much to do in...

Thank Santo M
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Always clean, usually quiet, El Rey has the essentials needed for a stay in Belmopan. The distance to the bus terminal is hedging on long, and the selection of places to eat nearby are not vast. Staff is responsive and professional.

Thank Jessica C
Belmopan, Belize
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Right off the bat, one of the first things you see is the outside, looking clean and welcoming, especially the large sign that says welcome in many different languages. It somehow made me feel at ease right away. Very friendly and welcoming staff, clean establishment, quiet neighbourhood. What's not to like? The rooms are not large but are comfy, well...

Thank menoa_minnoan

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Additional Information about El Rey Hotel

Address: 23 Moho Street, Belmopan, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Price Range: €35 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Rey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms further back are quieter.”
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“Only stay in Belmopan if you really need to. Avoid if you can.”
RobertM529, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The best floors are on the bottom, first floor.”
JimmyR462, 27 May 2015 | Read review
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