Hotel del Rio

Hotel del Rio

Boca Del Rio Drive (Beachfront) Boca Del Rio Area, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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4.5
#33 of 62 hotels in San Pedro
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Just 10 minute walk from the center of town, on a quite beach north of town, Hotel del Rio has clean and comfortable; Thatch Roof Cabanas on the Beach, Air Condition units and Standard Rooms all with a great beach front view. We also have 2 large cabanas with a complete Kitchen. All our units have private bathroom with hot and cold showers and mini refrigerators.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Boating
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Walking tours
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Boca Del Rio Drive (Beachfront) Boca Del Rio Area, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 74 out of 100
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San Pedro Airport
Caye Caulker Airport
18.5 km
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CanaBajan Beach wrote a review Jun 2020
Canada
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a week in January and it was the perfect place for us. The location was great. the cabin was ideal and the staff and owner were simply wonderful. Sea side views with beautiful sunrises on the pier. The continental breakfast is served at the community palapa right in the centre of the grounds so you get to meet travellers from all over the world and exchange Belize 'must do's' before your day even started. The housekeeping staff were so sweet and the office personnel very helpful if you need golf cart, tours or where the best coffee shop is. The owner was down having coffee most mornings and has so many great stories. Hotel Del Rio is the perfect location for access and has plenty of cart parking. Walk out your door to the left and you will find La Choza (see review) which was a fantastic local hangout, walk to the right and you will find Hurricanes (see review) which was one of our favorites. this hotel is the perfect blend of modern conveniences and old belize charm. We will definitely be back !!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We are so happy we chose the cabin as opposed to the apartments but all seemed very nice.
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Stefanie B wrote a review Mar 2021
Noble, Oklahoma
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We originally booked our stay at Hotel Del Rio in February of 2020. Once Covid had everything shut down, the hotel graciously let us keep our booking for a future date. We were able to rebook our trip for March of 2021. The owner, Jim, Christine, and Katnie were very accommodating. Communication with them during the pandemic was easy and straight forward.

Once we arrived, they greeted us promptly and were very friendly. Having been in such close communication with them over the previous year, it felt like we knew them already and they welcomed us like family. We opted for one of the un-airconditioned, thatch roofed huts. Our room was clean and comfortable. We did also have a small refrigerator that we used mostly for our bottled water that we bough daily. They do have air conditioned units available, also units with kitchenettes if that is what you are looking for. Even though we didn't have A/C, with the windows open, we got the nice ocean breeze and were never too warm while sleeping.

The main palapa in the courtyard became our favorite place to sit and relax. We ate most of our meals there at the table. We loved that there are several local "delis" just behind the hotel. The restaurants on the beach were great, but we liked the little hole in the wall places that the locals eat at. And they were much cheaper!

The hotel has an amazing view of the ocean, from just about anywhere on the property. There is also easy access to the beach and swimming just across the street. Along with a dock overlooking the Caribbean with two Adirondack chairs at the end for enjoying the views.

I would highly recommend Hotel Del Rio for anyone going to San Pedro. They are one of the few more authentic Belizean style hotels, and they will make your stay enjoyable! We can't wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Great ocean views
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Response from Christine Waltman, General Manager at Hotel del Rio
Responded Mar 23, 2021
We were happy to have you, it was a pleasure. Hope top see you soon! Take care.
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Robert O wrote a review Dec 2021
Victorville, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 10 days in San Pedro and stayed at the Hotel Del Rio. It is truly an authentic experience of the Island. From the thatched roofs to the hammocks, and the beautiful grounds, you knew you were in paradise. They have a pier with 2 chairs at the end, which is an awesome place to watch the sunrise and sunset each day. That is where I would always find my husband in the mornings. Their staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and the manager. Christine, is very knowledgeable about things going on on the island. There a numerous restaurants, nightlife spots and swimming areas around the hotel so you can walk everywhere and have a great time, They also have a little coffee shop on the premises that makes delicious fresh pastries each morning and makes a great breakfast sandwich. If you want a 5 star giant hotel, go to Cancun, but if you truly want the Island feel, this is the place to be, I will definitely come back here again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ColleenManning wrote a review Feb 2023
Glassboro, New Jersey
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Casa Blanca. The room was small but clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was not comfortable and there was no place to sit in the room except the bed. Not ideal.

One of the reasons we chose this spot was the complimentary light breakfast daily, as listed on their VRBO listing. This is no longer available. There is a small coffee shop on premise that was very good and the ladies who operate it were very pleasant. There are two small dogs that live there, I’m assuming the owner’s, that are pretty much free range, which I don’t normally mind but there doesn’t seem to be much vigilance with cleaning up the grounds behind these dogs. It was very difficult to navigate the droppings when returning after dark.

It was overall a nice place with good location but I wouldn’t visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TrtleDiver wrote a review Feb 2020
Ambergris Caye, Belize
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved our week at the hotel del rio! The rooms are quaint, yet have everything we could need. The staff are helpful, courteous and engaging. The owner is a great guy to sit and talk to as he is always willing to give advice and recommendations on what to do etc. If you are looking for a laid back relaxing place to stay, you have found it at the Hotel Del Rio!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tara K wrote a review Aug 2023
Vineland, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Belize in April of 2022. We cannot say enough great things about Hotel del Rio. It is exactly what we wanted. When we woke up the first morning, we couldn't believe the view from the room as we opened the door. It was a perfect location for walking to everything we needed and of course had golf cart parking. The proprietor was so helpful in getting us a golf cart and sharing so many things to do in town. After several days, we truly didn't want to leave. We then traveled to San Ignacio for a few days and had planned on going to Placencia, but had an issue. We flew back to San Pedro to spend our last few days and I thought I had booked a last minute reservation at Hotel del Rio but I never clicked confirm. The proprietor went out of our way to make sure she found us a room. This place actually made our entire vacation! Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Stay here!!!!!!
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ROSE S wrote a review Feb 2023
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a great place to stay! Staff was welcoming and friendly. Great folks to talk to. I loved how close it was to the water. Best of all was the fact that even though it was only a very short distance away, it was so much less congested than "downtown." Added bonus--bakery, Roadrunner and Arabella's right around the corner.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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7thEarlofSidcup wrote a review Jan 2024
Randolph, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just completed my second stay at Del Rio with a third already booked.
The hotel is right on the water with restaurants, bars, dive shops and grocery stores close by. It is about a fifteen minute walk along the beach into town.
Accommodation is varied but I have loved my little cabana. It is small and basic and there is nowhere to put my stuff, but it is clean and comfortable and both the refrigerator and the a/c work well, as does the WiFi. I have a little raised porch with a hammock and chairs. I am traveling alone but it would be crowded with two.
The staff are wonderful and housekeeper Yesenia does laundry for a small fee.
The only negative is some noise from nearby Wayo’s bar, which does however cease promptly at midnight.
So not ideal if you like to go to bed early. Perfect though for me as I often end the night at Wayo’s!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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AsiatravelABC wrote a review Nov 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay on San Pedro. We stayed on one of the rooms in the white house behind the thatched cabanas. The rooms are clean and spacious. The location is great and there are several bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk away. There is also a fantastic little coffee shop on site.
When we first arrived the owner gave us lots of really useful information about the island and things to do etc.
Would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christine Waltman, General Manager at Hotel del Rio
Responded Nov 26, 2023
Thank you for the review and it was a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you again! Warm Regards, Mgmt. & Staff
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Jason B wrote a review Jun 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient if you want a budget trip to San Pedro. Very clean awesome staff make you feel like your family. The hotel is right on the beach, within walking distance of many of their local spots. Walking distance from downtown to many of the famous restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Christine Waltman, General Manager at Hotel del Rio
Responded Jun 27, 2023
It was a pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again Jason. Warm Regards, Hotel Management & Staff
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Answer from Hoteldelrio
San Pedro, Belize25 contributions
Good Morning: Please be advised that yes, some of our rooms are air-conditioned. These are all our Casa Blanca Rooms and our Palms Garden View with Kitchen. Any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you.
WendyWhite2015 asked a question Jan 2015
Yelm, Washington16 contributions5 helpful votes
Does the Hotel Del Rio arrange for a transfer from the Belize City Airport?
Answer from TravelMama1970
Erving, Massachusetts2 contributions3 helpful votes
No. You can buy a water taxi service AND transfer service from the Belize Water Taxi website OR...taxis are the way to travel. You can hail a taxi from the airport to the water taxi for $50US, buy a round trip ticket for the water taxi for $70US then get a taxi to Hotel Del Rio for $5US.
Answer from Hoteldelrio
San Pedro, Belize25 contributions
Hi Kathy, Greetings from Sunny San Pedro. Thank you for your interest in Hotel del Rio. For the dates you are inquiring we have A Casa Blanca Unit with Air Condition, 1 double, 1 single bed, private bathroom with Hot and Cold Shower, with a mini fridge, and a great ocean view available for those dates. If you are interested in this unit, You can email us direct or go online and book through our online reservation system. We are only 15-20 minutes walk from the air port. Cabs are easily access from our hotel. The front desk is also readily available to call one for you for what ever time you may need one. We will be awaiting to hear from you soon! Regards, Hotel del Rio
Hector wrote a tip May 2024
Iowa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available and May was a good time to visit."
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Tara K wrote a tip Aug 2023
Vineland, New Jersey83 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here!!!!!!"
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Stefanie B wrote a tip Mar 2021
Noble, Oklahoma8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great ocean views"
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CanaBajan Beach wrote a tip Jun 2020
Canada135 contributions44 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We are so happy we chose the cabin as opposed to the apartments but all seemed very nice."
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dennisrx1 wrote a tip Jun 2019
Hurricane, West Virginia74 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabin 13 is right in front with porch facing ocean."
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PRICE RANGE
C$134 - C$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
del rio hotel
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel del Rio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel del Rio?
Nearby attractions include Wayos Beach Bar (0.2 km), Nauti Crab (0.2 km), and Playa Bar and Grill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel del Rio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel del Rio?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a walk-in shower.
Is parking available at Hotel del Rio?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel del Rio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cool Beans Café, Sandy Toes Beach Bar & Grill, and D Family Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel del Rio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel del Rio have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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