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The Placencia Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent 4 days and nights at the Placencia in early June - what a fabulous place! Great rooms with comfy beds, balconies, and lux bathrooms, and a fabulous location right on the Caribbean at the top of the Placencia peninsula and a short drive to Placencia Village. The huge pool with swim-up bar was fantastic, and the in-hotel restaurant had top-notch food and service. The entire staff was friendly and helpful - highly recommended!

I had a solo trip for two days on the peninsula and stayed at The Placencia Hotel two nights. I had a lovely, and relaxing time. It is a very beautiful location. Shuttles from airport, and to and from Placencia village were efficient. The food was good, but the staff was excellent! They were by far the best thing about this resort. The snorkeling tour I did was fun and the tour guides on staff were great! The fresh, on-the-spot conch ceviche made by the boat driver during the snorkeling tour was delicious and made it such a unique experience! I would recommend anyone to stay here that is looking for a 4 star experience, that is planning on partying at night in town (as the bar and pool close early at the hotel), and that does not need to stay put in their room or by the pool to get work done requiring internet connection. I also found it pretty cool that there are many large iguanas hanging around the premises, and that there is a decent gym for the fitness-conscious guest. Again, This is truly a decent spot more for the party crowd that plans on heading into town rather than spending much time at the resort, and not the business person working on a deadline or that is expecting 5-star amenities. It's also great for those that want to have a blast parting at the casino next door! During the days I was there, at the end of May, there is no actual clean swimming areas inside the water by the beach, but the pool and swim-up bar is fantastic, as well as the dining and bar experience on the pier! The beach itself, however is groomed daily and pristine clean. You'll find gorgeous lighting and comfy seating on the pier, and a cool step to sit on that allows you to soak your feet in the water at night while sipping on an exquisitely prepared margarita! If you're a coffee lover, the main dining room and bar has an impressive Italian cappuccino (and beyond) maker. The bartender served up a delicious cappuccino and even recommended adding a dash of cinnamon which just made it so much better! Once you've pin-pointed what the nature of your trip is, and fit the requisites of guest-type I listed above, then the beautiful and friendly "The Placencia Hotel" is the right place for you.

I just returned from Placencia again and stayed at the beautiful "The Placencia Hotel & Residences". I have reviewed this breathtaking hotel a number of times, and this time after staying their for a couple of weeks, I am convinced to build a home in The Placencia Residences. The hotel is great, the staff is great the location is breathtaking the service is outstanding. The chef at the hotel Mr Laurent Girard is not only the best chef in Placencia but he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet in the world. He and his wife make you feel like you have known them for years. If its not on the menu, he will make it for you and it is delicious. His wife baking skills are masterful. I am recommending this hotel to everyone who wants to experience true paradise and who wants to see The Beauty of Belize! I am going back again next week and will be staying at The Placencia Hotel & Resideces. Belize is calling me, and I am answering the call.

This is a lovely place. Overall it is well maintained and inviting. The pool is a great place to swim or relax with lounging areas where you can simply cool off without getting all the way in. There's a nice swim up bar and several options for food. Our air conditioner was noisy so they moved us to a different room. The next day they were fixing the problem in our original room. The grounds are well maintained.

I would highly recommend this hotel. We traveled as a family and had a wonderful time. The staff was helpful and pleasant, the hotel is pretty new so its very well mantained. The hotel has a french chef whose cooking is spectacular.

Incredibly beautiful beach, crystal clear waters. Nice and very clean rooms. Great French Chef, food is really good, nice personnel most of them. Incredible infinite pool. Worth visiting great experience.

We visited The Placencia Hotel in March. The resort is beautiful, as is the peninsula. The staff was amazing. They booked excursions, made dining reservations and at the pool bar entertained us with amazing fresh fruit cocktails. Wayne Robbins, our resort host shared so much about the country and made our stay memorable. We will return and with some luck never come home.

We stayed here a few weeks ago when we were just trying to escape for a few days. The resort felt like it was empty, even though others were there. We truly felt like we were on a deserted island, which was what we were looking for. The white sandy beach was easy to access, and food and drinks were easy to get. We were able to get a boat right at the resort to take us snorkeling by the reefs, and we even had one of the workers just cut us a fresh coconut right frim a tree next to where we were laying. How Cool! Marco, the owner is always on property and always has a smile on his face. He is easy to talk to and wants to make sure you are enjoying yourself. We stayed in one of the rooms by the tennis courts. The room was nice, clean and the HVAC worked very well. The Chef (Laurent) was amazing. it was like we had a private personal chef. He would come to us every day asking if we would be dining with him that day, and what meals, he would ask us what we were in the mood for, and then he would make us something special. His ceviche was amazing, and we had a pizza one day that was made with fresh sauteed conch and shrimp that i could not believe. Overall a nice place to visit.

Of all the places I have visited in Central and South America and the Caribbean, Belize has become my favorite Latin American country. And the Placencia is the crown jewel among many that Belize offers. The hospitality of the staff in this coastal paradise overwhelms. Bravi, Marco e Michela. The Placencia is worth a return trip.

Great staff great pool for the whole family,even a pool bar for the grown up part of the family! Peir Bar is my favorite place, best view for romantic dinner, diving fishing snorkeling or just island hopping can be a life time experience with The Placencia Hotel

North Maya Beach, Stan Creek District Placencia

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Spa

The Placencia Hotel places you 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Maya Beach. This 88-room, 4-star hotel has a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Placencia Beach is also within a 30-minute drive of this Placencia hotel.


Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Capriccio specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Palm Terrace offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of The Placencia Hotel's 88 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water.

Property features

The Placencia Hotel features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Panoramic Suite, 1 Bedroom, Beach View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Basic Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Villa, 1 Bedroom, Beach View

Twin 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 335 reviews