Value Score Average Value
Good For Solo
I stayed at the Princess Hotel for one night during a trip through Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. I read about the Princess in a guidebook and decided to splurge. Overall I was satisfied with my stay here. The rooms are large with comfortable beds, great views of the Caribbean, airconditioning, large bathroom, and tv.
The dinner buffet changes with a different theme each night. The night I was there, it was an"Asian" theme. The variety of food was quite lacking. There were about three entree choices and then a few sides for the theme. The fresh fruit was really good. For the price (~30$BZ), I expected more and was disappointed, although after a day of nearly nothing to it, I ate a lot. The breakfast buffet, which is included with the room, was better than dinner. They had an omelet station with a good variety of ingredients and the cook prepared it well. There were other choices of waffles, "hot dog sausages" (oddly just chunks of hot dogs with onions and peppers), skillet potatoes and fruit and other sides.
Unique Quality: This hotel has a casino with many different slot machines and few table games such as roulette, blackjack, and poker. Some machines take only US dollars while many others tokens. The casino pays out in US$ unless you request BZ$. The hotel also has three movie theatres showing relatively new movies for 10$BZ, which is less than half the price I pay in the US. There is also a video arcade and a bar/lounge.
Snooze and Lose!
Did not stay there but heard from some who did. They said that almost no one wins in the casino. That alone is reason enough for me to stay out.
Do not stay here.
The place is an absolute dump and they quote one price and charge another. They quoted me $89US for a 1 night stay. When I got back home I found out they charged me over $500. I tried calling and e-mailing the hotel manager to resolve the mistake, but he says that they have no record of my stay. The belize tourism board is just as incompetent and unhelpful.
Lookout for scams and liars almost everywhere in this country.
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