The Placencia Hotel caters to the rich. The bar staff are quite attentive, but you have to ask them... See full review
Jun 28, 2012
One of the Premier Beach Resorts in Belize with the largest swimming pool in the country. The property has 3,000 acres of lush green gardens. 3 onsite dining options, a certified PADI dive center, Spa facilities and water activities.
The Placencia Hotel & Residences offers suites and villas overlooking green garden or sea views. The resort offers a variety of activities from local tours, tennis, water activities and spa treatments.
The other amenities includes Reception and Water Activities.
The Placencia Hotel and Residence Rooms
One Bedroom Junior 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, microwave, coffeemaker and mini bar. Suites are double occupancy only.
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.
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.
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).
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitness center or spa
Philip S.A. Goldson International Airport - BZE.
The Placencia Hotel & Residences is located on North Maya Beach in Placencia in Southern Belize.
Nearby points of interest
Lamanai: 80.1 mi
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.
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.
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
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):
Short drive from hotel
RENT A GOLF CART. Book snorkeling/diving trips in village or on-line rather than through the hotel.