$237 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 26, 2014 Check-out: Nov 28, 2014

The Placencia Hotel and Residence

4 stars
Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Stann Creek District, Belize City, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
1.5
out of 5
2 reviews
DISCRIMINATION FOR HAVING DISABILITY

BEWARE!!! Do not go to this resort. Our recent experience was horrible. We reserved and paid our... See full review

  • Victim of Discrimination
  • Mar 13, 2014
Not our idea of paradise

The Placencia Hotel caters to the rich. The bar staff are quite attentive, but you have to ask them... See full review

  • Snorkeling Couple
  • Jun 28, 2012
Modern 3,000-acre resort hotel secluded in Placencia
The Placencia Hotel and Residence welcomes travelers to posh and modern self-catering units tucked in a 3,000-acre beachfront property in Placencia. Holidaymakers at this Belize resort hotel enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing and sunbathing at the private beach. This sophisticated property also features Panther Golf Club, which offers an 18-hole championship golf course, private clubhouse, tennis club and lounge with casino and private poker room. Vacationers can enjoy horse-riding at the Equestrian Center on site. After working out at the fitness center, visitors can take refreshing dips in the over-sized infinity-edge pool and have a pampering treatment at Marina Village Spa & Wellness Center. For dining needs, patrons relish international cuisines blended with native flavors at Capriccio, Palm Terrace or Azure Pool Restaurant on site then sample tropical cocktail drinks at The Pier Bar Lounge in house. 
3 Reasons To Stay
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • Equestrian center 
  • Placencia Marina & Yacht Club
The Placencia Hotel and Residence Rooms
The Placencia Hotel and Residence offers stylish villas and suites with European decor and laid-back beach design. All units come outfitted with air conditioning, cable plasma TV, Wi-Fi access, tea/coffeemaker, mini bar and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. Some units have private patio that opens to garden views.
Things to Do
  • Splash Dive Centre (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Silk Caye National Park (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • The Shak Beach Cafe (0.1 mi/0.3 km)
  • Villa Maya Beach (6.2 mi/10 km)

Hotel Map

16.6401 -88.3275
Area served
Placencia.
Nearby airports
Philip S.A. Goldson International Airport - BZE.
Area description
The Placencia Hotel & Residences is located on North Maya Beach in Placencia in Southern Belize.

The Placencia Hotel and Residence Rooms

Queen Suite
One Bedroom Queen Suite offers a queen size bed, private bathroom with standing shower and private garden view patio on the first floor.
Each is appointed with air conditioning, satellite plasma-screen television, wireless Internet, coffeemaker and mini bar. Suites are double occupancy only.
King Suite
One Bedroom King Suite offer a king size bed or two full size beds, private bathroom with standing shower and private garden view balcony on the second floor.
Each is appointed with air conditioning, satellite plasma screen television and wireless Internet. Select rooms offer a coffeemaker and mini bar. Suites are double occupancy only.
Master Suite
One Bedroom Master Suite offer a queen or king size bed, private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower and private garden view patio or balcony.
Master King Suites are located on the first, second and third floors. First and second floor suites offer a separate living room with seating area.
Each is appointed with air conditioning, satellite plasma screen television, high speed wireless Internet and microwave, coffeemaker and mini bar. Suites are double occupancy only.
*Third floor units do not have a separate living room area.
Sea View Villa
One Bedroom Sea View Villa offers a queen size bed, separate living room with seating area, private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Each is appointed with air-conditioning, television, wireless Internet, microwave, coffeemaker and mini bar. A futon bed in the living room accommodates an additional guest (additional costs apply). Maximum occupancy per room is 3 (2 adults maximum).
Sea Front Villa
One Bedroom Sea Front Villa offers a queen sized bed, separate living room with seating area, private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower and front row views of the Caribbean Sea.
Each is appointed with air conditioning, television, wireless Internet, microwave, coffeemaker and mini bar. A futon bed in the living room accommodates an additional guest (additional costs apply). Maximum occupancy per room is 3 (2 adults maximum).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Tour desk
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Lamanai: 80.1 mi

Dining

Capricio Restaurant
The Capriccio restaurant offers a splendid view of the Caribbean Sea within a relaxed air conditioned setting.
Passionately prepared cuisine offers a mix of traditional Italian dishes along with a taste of local Belizean Creole cooking. Fresh fish from the ocean highlights the menu daily. Wine aficionados relish one of the largest wine selections in Belize direct from our 9,000-bottle international wine cellar.
Palm Terrace
The sweeping Palm Terrace, perched over our private beach, offers a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner classics, graciously served among the cooling trade winds while you listen to the palms sway in the breeze.
Azure Pool Restaurant
The Azure pool restaurant offers a tropical open air setting fringing Belize's largest infinity edge freshwater pool.
Lounge in an informal and relaxed environment, where footwear is optional, or visit our swim up bar for a cool cocktail under a palapa.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (2)

Ratings and reviews for The Placencia Hotel and Residence

Overall score

1.5 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
1.5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2.5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1.5
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Victim of Discrimination
Business
Miami Florida
Mar 13, 2014

DISCRIMINATION FOR HAVING DISABILITY

BEWARE!!! Do not go to this resort. Our recent experience was horrible. We reserved and paid our hotel thru orbtz, and upon arrival we were turned away because of my disability. Manager did not have the decency to come out and speak with me so I could explain my situation. I travel with my service dog, with all necessary documents (doctors note, vaccines, permits, USDA certificate etc) and front desk said I could not be on the property with an "animal". I assumed that a manager of a supposed fine resort would have the education to have me explain my situation and even go as far as to explain my conditions (something in the US I would never have to do) yet SHE refused to speak with me, in person nor by phone. This was during a Belize holiday, so everything was booked. We had just driven 3hours to the beach and were stranded with no where to stay. They discriminate again people with disabilities, therefor violating Americans with Disabilities act. Although they are not in the US, they are serving US tourist, so I would strongly suggest staying away from this resort, as it could be you being discriminated against. On a different note, this hotel is NOT close to the city, and is actually VERY FAR from everything. Ggle maps and Appl maps has it closer to the city then it actually is and was why we had chosen this hotel to begin with. The ignorance of the staff and upper management does not allow them to solve problems or think critically. If you ever were to run into any problems with your stay at this resort, disability or not, these are NOT the kind of people you want helping you resolve it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Snorkeling Couple
Business
North Carolina
Jun 28, 2012

Not our idea of paradise

The Placencia Hotel caters to the rich. The bar staff are quite attentive, but you have to ask them for what you want or need. The mixed drinks are great at the bars, but they are expensive. You can expect to be approached by staff about purchasing property in Belize while a guest in the hotel as the owner is developing not only this resort but has other real estate interests in the area. This location of the Placencia Hotel is quite far from Placencia Village and it is thus suited for travelers who live there, those who want to be away from the action, or who have rented their own vehicles. While the Hotel provides transportation to and from the airport when guests arrive and leave, a shuttle to and from the the village is only provided by the Hotel sporadically when the Hotel staff need something from town. The hotel has a couple of beach cruising bicycles, but it is too hot to ride them the 12 mile distance to and from the village. We rented a golf cart from a private business in the village. Hotel staff offered to help, but the hotel charges a fee for helping you to book a golf cart. There is also a public bus that stops at the hotel a few times a day and one can take it to the village for only $1. The problem is that the last bus returns at 2:30 in the afternoon making it impractical to go the the great village restaurants for dinner or to the bars to listen to live music. The food is delicious at the Placenia Hotel restaurants but prices are quite expensive. A non elaborate breakfast for two people (eggs, bread, coffee and orange juice) was billed at $35 and it took an hour to produce it. A similar breakfast at the Maya Beach Hotel which is located four miles closer to the village cost less than half that price and there you can eat the breakfast while enjoying a view of the sea. At the Placencia Hotel Restaurant, for reasons that were never clarified,, the lights even in the morning are quite dim, the shutters are closed, and one sees nothing but the bar and dining room. Be aware that a queen suite at this hotel is a suite only in the sense that it includes a room with a queen bed and a bathroom in which you can close the door. While the bed is quite comfortable, the room air-conditioned, and the bathroom is modern, the bedroom is small and there is no room to walk around in it as the bed fills the room. The Hotel has attempted to create a light rain shower feel to the shower, which means that the shower is very "light." Because the room was so small, we asked and received an upgrade to a master suite and were accommodated. The Master suite does contain a separate sitting space with a table and chairs, and futons which can provide extra sleeping space for additional guests and it provided a better view. The master suite also has a jacuzzi tub. Remember that you are going to a tropical resort. Our suite needed to be sprayed to discourage insects from residence while we were there. If you want to take tours, DO NOT BOOK THEM AT THE HOTEL. Do book them on-line or in person in the village. If you get to the village and book with the tour vendors you will pay half the price the hotel charges for the tours,. The hotel staff won't tell you this but they add a $25 charge per person for transportation and for booking the tours. $25, by the way is what you can expect to pay in each direction between the hotel and Placenica Village, if you must travel by taxi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

RENT A GOLF CART. Book snorkeling/diving trips in village or on-line rather than through the hotel.

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