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.
Reviews (473)
Filter reviews
473 results
Traveller rating
238
162
49
15
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
238
162
49
15
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviews squirrel's nest beach bar continental breakfast junior suite sea grass small hotel jerk chicken golf cart ambergris caye robin's kitchen small pool free bicycles in town other guests fresh fruit every morning hotel dock
Filter
Updating list...
20 - 25 of 473 reviews
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I recently stayed at Mata Rocks for the first time. After reading Expedia and TripAdvisor reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect, both in the way of seagrass or breakfast. I can happily say that neither was a problem ~~Mata Rocks has recently built a new seawall, which has created a huge beautiful beach area unaffected by the seagrass! A perfect white beach with great palapas and bar service. Also, the continental breakfast was exactly as advertised, (and as a continental breakfast is): juice, coffee, pastries, fruit. If a guest requires more, there are several restaurants nearby. I definitely will return to this hidden haven...

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SolaTraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
terryandersonBZE, Owner at Mata Rocks Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for staying with us and your great review. We appreciate it

Terry

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My girlfriend and I visited the Caribbean for our very first time and Mata Rocks was nothing short of perfect. From the moment we arrived, the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. The property was very well kept and the room was spotless! It was apparent that the staff took great pride in the upkeep of their facility. It isn’t the newest or fanciest place on the island by any means but, what it lacks in that department, it makes up for in its intimate experience. Every morning at 7:30, they had coffee and breakfast awaiting you at the beach bar a mere stones throw away from the ocean! Fresh fruit and coffee and homemade bread. They have bicycles you can use to cruise around the town (OR BEACH!) We enjoyed every moment of our stay and will definitely come here again if we return to San Pedro.

Room tip: Not a bad room at the resort. East facing allows for ocean sunrise viewing from your bed
Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank lenartloriann
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Czar12, General Manager at Mata Rocks Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thanks very much for staying at Mata Rocks. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you return.

Terry

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 16, 2018

What a great place! How nice not to deal with cookie-cutter hotels that don't have time for their individual guests. Mata Rocks is small, clean, and a hidden gem! The bar is fantastic and the drinks everything you could want on a tropical vacation. Listening to conversations at the bar, this hotel has recently built a seawall to avoid the seagrass problem all beaches are having. Therefore, enjoy your Mata Colada under a palapa on a large white sandy beach and be thankful you steered off the beaten path!

Room tip: all rooms have a great view
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lynn G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Czar12, Owner at Mata Rocks Beachfront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for staying with us and your great review. We appreciate it

Terry

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Mata Rocks has clean compact rooms (somewhat cramped bathroom) with good wifi. Located a bit further from town but they have free bikes that you can use to get around. As other reviews have mentioned, there can be a strong odor from the decaying seaweed that washes up on the beach in front of the hotel but this did seem to be an issue throughout San Pedro. All of the rooms surround the pool, which is nice for cooling off at day-end. In the morning they serve coffee, toast, juice and some fruit at the bar next to the pool. Would recommend as a basic budget hotel with friendly staff.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank 423samuell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 31, 2018

When we arrived at the Mata Rocks property, our room wasn't ready, there was no power, no water and no air conditioning. Hours after checking in, when power was restored,there was still no water. When the water came back, the pressure was extremely low, barely a trickle. On the first day of our stay, very dissatisfied with the property and our room, we asked for an upgrade. We were told there was no upgrade available.
The mattress hard was CRUNCHY….very uncomfortable!
The smell from the sea grass is like rotting flesh and can be smelled even inside the room.
When we asked Mata Rocks for a refund for the nights that we did not stay, Travelocity said they had to get permission to refund from the property owner. The property owner, who by the way lives in Texas and has NO idea what is happening on-site refused for the following reasons:
1. He said we refused an upgraded room
2. He said we refused the handyman entry into our room to investigate the sink issue
These reasons are lies!
1. WE asked for an upgrade and WE were told by his staff there were no upgrades to our room.
2. The handyman did come to our room when were packing to go to another property. We explained that we were packing and asked him to come back in 10 minutes when we were finished.

The Mata Rocks property is more like a hostel than a hotel. DO not stay here.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank Kellie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews