The Inn at Roberts Grove Hotel, Placencia
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Honeymoon in Belizefrom A TripAdvisor Member
First, I'm surprised by the constant 5-star rating. In fact, I wonder if some of the postings aren't prompted by those with business interests because they are so over the top. I gave the resort 4 stars because it is one of the best in Placencia, but it still isn't the Ritz. I was aware of this when I went, I wanted to experience Belize, the jungle, etc. but wanted to clarify for those who haven't been.
In all, the resort is beautiful and modern looking. Close to the beach, incredibly hospitable staff, beautiful pier, and many fun excursions. I did find, however, that there were some surprise charges...e.g. $20 room service fee that I was not aware of until we checked out. Also, the establishment is very open...which is wonderful because it allows the ocean breeze. However, as a result, my room was also full of little flea like bugs...even found a few in bed. Also, the white bed sheets had big black mold stains a couple of times. The restaurant is very open, but as a result I was beating mosquitos off my husband during our meals.
Bring bug spray!!!
In all, we enjoyed the accomodations, but believe a few changes could be made to make things more comfortable...especially for the price.
Wonderful Resortfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s Grovefrom LanSluder
After a stay in Placencia, we headed out to the resort's new private island option, Robert's Caye, about 10 miles off Placencia. We were one of the first to try it out, and I'm happy to say we enjoyed it. Perched around on the island "Bora Bora style" are four newly built thatch cabañas. They're situated partly over the water, so you can actually enter the sea from your cabañas for swimming or snorkeling. If you swim out a little ways there's a good bit of patch coral, and you can expect to see a variety of fish, lobsters, starfish and other sea life. Yes, the island is small, hardly more than a spit of sand, and the cabins aren't air-conditioned, but there's hot and cold running water and most of the units enjoy a stiff sea breeze to cool them down. Packages include all meals, boat transfers, use of kayaks and snorkel equipment, and drinks and beer, so all you have to worry about is not getting sunburned. The Frackmans own Robert's Caye, and they still lease another island, Ranguana, which has three cabins (with newly installed bathrooms). Ranguana is larger and has a fabulous setting on the reef, about 18 miles out from Placencia.
Contact info: Inn at Robert's Grove, Placencia, Stann Creek District; tel. (---) or (---), fax (---); e-mail (---), (---). Rates at the main resort: US$179-$500 double in-season, US$130 to $300 off-season. Meal plan is another US$55 per person per day. At Robert's Caye, all-inclusive rates (all meals, drinks, transportation) are US$347 per person for one night, with discounts for longer stays; at Ranguana the rate is US$323 per person all-inclusive. Rates are plus 9% tax. All major credit cards accepted.
Wonderful family timefrom A TripAdvisor Member
nice, but far from the villagefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Lots of couples and honeymooners. If you want a resort, this is a nice place, but if you want to explore the village a bit more and eat meals elsewhere, I'd stay closer to town.
Great restaurant and amenititesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
great resort...unorganized dive shopfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The pools are clean and refreshing after a day of diving. The bar staff is also very attentive.No real complaints about the resort itself. The only draw back is for those who wish to venture into town. A taxi ride for $20.00 US roundtrip. The town is small and one day is enough to see everything. Not much if you
like to shop. Ask for Mike Moore the cab driver. He lived in the US for years and is prompt, safe and has an SUV rather than a bumpy mini-van than many cab drivers use. (4-Moore Taxi Service ------)
The BAD Stuff. Beware of mosquitos,sand flies,sand fleas and other pests.
Many of the tourists were bitten up badly and repellant did not work for most tourists. The town is strewn with alot of litter especially the local beaches and harbor. The Dive shop operated by Robert's Grove needs alot of work. They have no retail sales of equipment and the shop itself is quite empty. The manager seems uninterested in the needs of the diver. The dive crew is hit or miss. Walter my divemaster for 2 days of Whale Shark diving was great. He did all he could to give us a great dive. The other dive masters were not helpful at all and anti-social. Too many bad things to state in detail. The Dorado dive boat is big,clean and a pleasure to dive from. The Enforcer is small and the boat rides are long to the sites. You take a beating by the waves and sun to the sites. 1-2 hrs min. The Whale Shark season is
too crowded and the dive shop was not equipped to handle the overflow. The shop crew is always running late. We left the dock for our 1st day of diving 2 1/2 hrs late due to a crew member filing up the boat with regular
fuel instead of diesel. I could relate many other stories about the need to improve the dive operation. To finish...the resort is highly recommended
but I will utilize another dive shop next year.
paradise found!from topgun1
Great bargain for what you get.from PatrickMcc
A Family Vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
THE GOOD STUFF
The staff were friendly, courteous, knowledgable and extemely helpful
The rooms were spacious and cleam
We Always felt safe
Beautiful views and grounds kept very well
Trips arranged at hotel kept kids attention and were very nice
Nice clientele - quiet at night, all types - couples, families, singles
nice sandy beach, three pools for kids
fair pricing for trips
THE NOT SO GOOD STUFF
no transport to town, no other resorts nearby - $20 round trip in taxi, sometimes you felt trapped
the food was very good but lacked some imagination
trips were wonderful but needed a minimum number of people - we let staff know at beginning of week we wanted horseback riding and told staff we would go any day if others were interested. Another couple did the same but the staff never got us together. It was by chance meeting we found each other and were able to go.
they seemed to nickel and dime you - $60 for snorkeling but another $10 for lunch even though you might have meal plan, $1.50 every time you use the operator, not having transport to town keeps you there so you have to eat there, etc.
we figured it cost less to go without the meal plan than with
the dock, where all trips leave from, was somewhat disorganized and it took a while for trips to get off and running. We took four trips and each time there was something to keep us at the dock waiting. One time we were told a trip had enough people and then when it came time to leave were told that might not be true - we finally left an hour and a half later and although the trip was great!
We had a great time, it's a wonderful place and the not so great stuff really didn't interfere with our vacation. The staff are really world class here and I can't imagine anyone being unhappy unless you don't have activities for the children because the trips don't meet the minimum. The town is nice but keep your interest a day or two at most.
Top Local Tips for Placencia
Inn at Robert's Grove This is a wonderful place to get away from it all
Eating in Placencia We really enjoyed the new French restaurant - French Connection.
Great dinner Try De-Tach in Placencia for a great dinner on the beach.
Other names for The Inn at Roberts Grove Hotel
- hotel at roberts grove
- at roberts grove placencia
- Address: Placencia Penninsula - Placencia - Belize
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