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Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel has seen better decades. Clean, nice staff, however lots of deferred maintenance. On the waterfront but no beach. Big, but shallow pool. They were fixing part of the entrance to the casino, so they are working on it. Ok to stay a day or two, not really much to do around.

Our flight got canceled at BZE and we had to stay overnight. It was a $30 cab ride each way to Ramada Princess, and it was in an area that isn't very safe. Nice that it has a casino and movie theater in it, and the free included breakfast is good too. Most people from our cancelled flight was also at this same hotel, but don't go wandering around the city. There's no beach behind the hotel to lay out on either. Boo, but there is a hotel pool.

If you're traveling to Belize you have to see the entire country. Staying out on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker isn't going to Belize as far as I'm concerned because you're stuck on an island and I've been to Belize 4 times now over the last 3 years. The Princess is the best hotel - maybe in the country - but at least in Belize City!! No other hotel sits right on the Caribbean Sea. The other hotels have some rooms with ocean views but the Princess has all the rooms facing the Caribbean 20 feet away. The FREE buffet breakfast is delicious and unbelievable both in quality, quantity and in service. The front desk ladies are adorable and very helpful. The rooms are large, clean, and have beautiful ocean views. I chose the Princess for all of my Belize visits because the staff make a visitor feel like family. I like the Princess because its a great HQ to head up to Mexico, west to Guatemala or south down to Placencia. To go out to the Cayes I can either hire a boat from the Princess marina or go downtown and take the water taxi's that only run 2-3 times a day. And at the end of the day I can get a great massage at the spa inside the Princess and then have a very healthy dinner in the hotel dining room or at the Calypso Bar on the water next to the marina!! I can't say anything bad about The Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel and that's why I stay there!!! If you want to stay on a Caye don't tell people you went to Belize!!! The Princess is the gateway to explore Belize!!!!

The bed was comfortable but there were roaches in the room and we had to wait over an hour after check in to get our rooms.

The first night was torture. Between 1:30-2 am my sister and I was awaken first by the phone then by insistent knocking at the door, which escalated to a banging which made it seem like the door would come off its hinges at any moment. Numerous calls were made to the reception desk. The pounding finally ceased; however, my sister and I were never contacted by anyone from the hotel. About 9:30 am that morning we spoke to the manager who apologized profusely and said that the military parties had checked out and one of them had made a mistake in his room number.

We had an incident the first night which could have turned out badly. The situation was diffused by the night security but no followup as to our condition was addressed by the night staff. It wasn't until in the morning when we approached the day shift that they jumped into action. We do accept the apologies of the day staff but it was a little too late. Hope this incident afforded management a review of their employee training.

We had no room key for the entire 6-night stay (system down); had to be escorted by the porter each time we wanted back into the room. No wi-fi in the room - had to go down to lobby or stand outside the room to get signals. Standard letter in the room "we are upgrading" - however the letter was undated. I question if there were any upgrades. The roof leaked in the eating areas. Management likes the USD prices and tourist dollars coming in; however, hotel ownership is not willing to spend these dollars to maintain the hotel for the type of revenue it generates from US tourists.

Walkable along the seaside to the National Museum, Image Factory Contemporary Art Space and Downtown.

It was above average. It was a one stop shop with restaurants, food, movie theatres, a pool and a casino.

I came in at 11am. My room wasn't ready yet. I know they had to turn over for the next day, so no problem. I finally was given a room around 3pm. There were no towels in the bathroom and the wifi didn't work in the room. I needed the wifi for work so I informed the front desk of the issue. They told me it would be corrected in 20 minutes with a reset and towels would be brought up. After 30 minutes reminder and a 1 hr reminder, neither problem had been resolved. So I went back down with all of my things and requested a different room. I was given another room around 5:30pm. The wifi was not working in this room either and their were still missing linens for the bathroom. I went through the same process. I finally got into a room with working wifi and towels at 7:30pm. Extremely frustrating day and not a good welcome to the property.

Comfortable hotel, but strong smells in elevators, lobby and casino. Nice staff and restaurants. Would still use again.

Internet didn't work in the rooms. TV's worked in one room and not others. There was a pool party going on with obnoxiously loud music playing that reverberated throughout the property. Armed guards at the front entrance. Had to wait an hour at check in because rooms were not ready.

Excellent staff. Have stayed here for last 8 years. Best for us.

I rented this hotel because I wanted access to the pool for the kids while I was in the city taking care of some business. When I booked I was not notified that the pool was not in service. Our room was at the far end of the hotel which was nice and quiet. However, when we needed to call room service our phone would not work. When we addressed this issue with the staff we were told that the phones are not working in certain rooms. Any requests we had would require a walk from one end of the hotel to the other to get to the lobby. We booked a room for 4. Staff stocks the room for 2. When we ask for additional supplied we were told that our room should only be for two. Upon check in, I was required to write all guess names on the info card and it clearly showed myself and 3 others. That is what we paid for but we got service for two and got a mouth full from the staff as if we were asking for a hand out.

The cost of hotel does not line up for what you get ( it's so over priced). Had to request a second room because tv was broken and telephone in my room was not working. Oh and you're not able to make local calls from your room. Will have to go to front desk to make a call. Breakfast buffet was the same everyday except for the type of bread served with the food. Also what they have is what you get. You will not get to order breakfast for a cost. If you can avoid staying here I strongly recommend you do so. My worst stay in Belize ever!!

excellent staff nice surroundings excellent food good service nice entertainment

Front desk staff was very impatient & unprofessional, so we ended up cutting our stay short & went to the Biltmore hotel.

After we an accompanying Pastor had a rough boat ride from Guatemala to get to Punta Gorda and miss the plane. We had to pay for taxi 5hrs to the Ramada Belize Hotel. The bed felt like heaven, so to speak. :) risiing early to go to Kolbe prison to minister to the inmates. In the chapel we praised the Lord, and the Inmates raised the roof with praise. We came back to the hotel. The pool felt like an Oasis. The restaurant was fabulous.The view and ocean is fantastic. If the theater and bowling alley were open it would have been a1

Don't normally rate hotels but hope this helps: Checked in and found a hair on the white sheets & Mud footprints on the floor. Called for cleaning twice. No one showed up Smoking in the lobby is permitted. Good show at the casino and movie theatre in the property. This is a plus. Also great location

I cannot say it's the best hotel in Belize City, but what I can say is that the staff caters to being the best. Whenever you ask for service within minutes you're being taken care of. There are two restaurants on site and the food is excellent.The breakfast and dinner buffet gives you a choice to choose from and the price for dinner is fairly reasonable as you can eat all you want.Breakfast is a part of your package. The hotel is centrally located and taxi drivers are right there to take you wherever you need to go for a reasonable fare.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel places you within a leisurely stroll of Museum of Belize and Swing Bridge. This 160-room, 3-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a marina and a casino. In central Belize City, the hotel is also close to Image Factory Art Foundation and Tourism Village.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Seaview Restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Calypso Restaurant offers relaxing ocean views. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel's 160 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel features a marina, 2 outdoor pools, and a casino. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for BZD 30 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a nightclub, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Upgraded)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel

Everyone (15) Business (5) Couples (15) Family (2) Friends (7) Other (6)
3

hotel needs sprucing

Everyone

Hotel has seen better decades. Clean, nice staff, however lots of deferred maintenance. On the waterfront but no beach. Big, but shallow pool. They were fixing part of the entrance to the casino, so they are working on it. Ok to stay a day or two, not really much to do around.

By , from California on Feb 9, 2018

3

ok hotel with casino & movie theater, but not safe

Everyone

Our flight got canceled at BZE and we had to stay overnight. It was a $30 cab ride each way to Ramada Princess, and it was in an area that isn't very safe. Nice that it has a casino and movie theater in it, and the free included breakfast is good too. Most people from our cancelled flight was also at this same hotel, but don't go wandering around the city. There's no beach behind the hotel to lay out on either. Boo, but there is a hotel pool.

By , from Dallas, TX on Jan 24, 2018

5

best hotel in belize city

Everyone

If you're traveling to Belize you have to see the entire country. Staying out on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker isn't going to Belize as far as I'm concerned because you're stuck on an island and I've been to Belize 4 times now over the last 3 years. The Princess is the best hotel - maybe in the country - but at least in Belize City!! No other hotel sits right on the Caribbean Sea. The other hotels have some rooms with ocean views but the Princess has all the rooms facing the Caribbean 20 feet away. The FREE buffet breakfast is delicious and unbelievable both in quality, quantity and in service. The front desk ladies are adorable and very helpful. The rooms are large, clean, and have beautiful ocean views. I chose the Princess for all of my Belize visits because the staff make a visitor feel like family. I like the Princess because its a great HQ to head up to Mexico, west to Guatemala or south down to Placencia. To go out to the Cayes I can either hire a boat from the Princess marina or go downtown and take the water taxi's that only run 2-3 times a day. And at the end of the day I can get a great massage at the spa inside the Princess and then have a very healthy dinner in the hotel dining room or at the Calypso Bar on the water next to the marina!! I can't say anything bad about The Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel and that's why I stay there!!! If you want to stay on a Caye don't tell people you went to Belize!!! The Princess is the gateway to explore Belize!!!!

By , from Croton on Hudson, NY on Dec 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Brian, Thanks for your kind and encouraging comments and the time you spent to share them. We are very pleased to learn, that you had a joyful time with us. As personalized service is our core principle, we are very pleased to see our efforts recognized. I will certainly share this with my team. Thank you and hope to see you soon again with us. Sincerely, Rigoberto Mesa General Manager

1

the bed was comfortable

Everyone

The bed was comfortable but there were roaches in the room and we had to wait over an hour after check in to get our rooms.

By on Nov 8, 2017

2

ok hotel; no beach access; they have pool

Everyone

The first night was torture. Between 1:30-2 am my sister and I was awaken first by the phone then by insistent knocking at the door, which escalated to a banging which made it seem like the door would come off its hinges at any moment. Numerous calls were made to the reception desk. The pounding finally ceased; however, my sister and I were never contacted by anyone from the hotel. About 9:30 am that morning we spoke to the manager who apologized profusely and said that the military parties had checked out and one of them had made a mistake in his room number.

By , from Chicago, IL on Aug 8, 2017

4

nice water view. spacious, clean, good layout.

Everyone

We had an incident the first night which could have turned out badly. The situation was diffused by the night security but no followup as to our condition was addressed by the night staff. It wasn't until in the morning when we approached the day shift that they jumped into action. We do accept the apologies of the day staff but it was a little too late. Hope this incident afforded management a review of their employee training.

By , from Orlando, FL on Aug 4, 2017

1

belize vacation

Everyone

We had no room key for the entire 6-night stay (system down); had to be escorted by the porter each time we wanted back into the room. No wi-fi in the room - had to go down to lobby or stand outside the room to get signals. Standard letter in the room "we are upgrading" - however the letter was undated. I question if there were any upgrades. The roof leaked in the eating areas. Management likes the USD prices and tourist dollars coming in; however, hotel ownership is not willing to spend these dollars to maintain the hotel for the type of revenue it generates from US tourists.

By on Jul 11, 2017

4
Everyone

Walkable along the seaside to the National Museum, Image Factory Contemporary Art Space and Downtown.

By on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 11, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in giving us your review. Yes, we are in a strategic location which is an utmost convenience to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you once more. Sincerely, Rigoberto Mesa General Manager

4

ramada belize

Everyone

It was above average. It was a one stop shop with restaurants, food, movie theatres, a pool and a casino.

By on Jun 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 11, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for your kind comments and the time you spend to share them. We are very pleased to learn, that you had a joyful time with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again during your next stay in Ramada Belize City Princess Best regards, Rigoberto Mesa General Manager

2

wifi and housekeeping issues

BusinessTravelers

I came in at 11am. My room wasn't ready yet. I know they had to turn over for the next day, so no problem. I finally was given a room around 3pm. There were no towels in the bathroom and the wifi didn't work in the room. I needed the wifi for work so I informed the front desk of the issue. They told me it would be corrected in 20 minutes with a reset and towels would be brought up. After 30 minutes reminder and a 1 hr reminder, neither problem had been resolved. So I went back down with all of my things and requested a different room. I was given another room around 5:30pm. The wifi was not working in this room either and their were still missing linens for the bathroom. I went through the same process. I finally got into a room with working wifi and towels at 7:30pm. Extremely frustrating day and not a good welcome to the property.

By , from Austin, TX on Apr 10, 2017