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“Paradise found”
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Hopkins Inn
Ranked #6 of 20 Hopkins B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Staying at the Hopkins Inn was like finding Paradise ! The village of Hopkins is colorful, clean, small, everything that my husband and I wanted after 4 days of activities in the Cayo district. We showed up at around noon and our oceanview cottage was ready, right on the sand, with an unobstructed view of the sea from our verandah, and a walk of about 10 feet from our front door to a lukewarm ocean water! Placencia beach has a lot of algea in the water which makes it a little unpleasant to swim in,not so in Hopkins! The sand is white and as you enter the warm water, you keep walking on sand with no big drops, no rocks, no algea, just sand and water!I looked at my husband and declared "this is Paradise!"Rita brought us breakfast the next morning on our verandah, toast, fruit, and pastries ( the cabana has a coffee pot in it with coffee, so we could have as much as we wanted and as early as we wanted), and we just shared our time between reading, swimming, eating ( we did go the Jaguar reserve) and talking to people; there are several supermarkets in the village, and the cabana having a fridge, we bought water and beer, very handy.The cabana itself is very clean and very tasteful, good size and the bed is comfortable, good job Greg!Hopkins is a delightful village but you do need a car,I don't know if the bus goes there and the road is unpaved.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank evelyne6
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

My family spent 3 nights with Rita and Greg at the fabulous small Hopkins Inn, in the middle of April. the room was incredibly clean the continental breakfast fantastic and the beach clean and beautiful. What a great spot to wind up our trip to Belize, in the centre of Hopkins Village which was a delight to visit. Very friendly people and great restaurants to eat in, inne's, Thongs, and King Cassava were great and the Pizza joint on the beach at the north end of town makes a mean pizza and has a frenetic pace. Forget all of the fancy 5 star place south of town this is real Hopkins the way it should be. Will be back and we will tell everyone. The Duke's(Rita and Greg) helped us arrange the Cockscomb tour we did and they are a great source of info having lived in Hopkins for 18 years. Keep up the great work.

Room Tip: Every room is great and the sea breezes mean no AC which is spectacular. NO bugs as well on the beac...
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank piledriver
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed at the Hopkins Inn for 5 nights late March 2012 and would recommend the lodging to anyone. The location was perfect - we were able walk to any of the town restaurants or shops that we wanted to go to and the beach was right out your front door. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the showers were great. The beds were also very comfortable and you get a small refrigerator and coffee maker in your room.

Your hosts, Greg and Rita, are very friendly, available and happy to help arrange tours orwith anything you may need. They set up a snorkel tour for us on very short notice and it was amazing. And Rita's daily breakfasts are delicious!

We cannot wait to get back, Hopkins is such a lovely village and a wonderful place to visit. If we do, we will be staying with Greg and Rita.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent. Even the ones that are ocean view are still very close to the water and nic...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Megerl
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights on our vacation. We used one day as a relax and catch up our journals on the beach day and the next we went to Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve.
Our cabana was great, after 6 days in the jungle it was amazing to have electricity and a big shower to relax in. We did arrive exhausted and right as it got dark, and Rita was right there to greet us. We dropped our gear and took showers (this was after the horrific Outlook Tower hike at St. Herman's cave) and afterward Rita brought me a bag of ice for my hand that I hit on a limestone shard on said hike.
She's great, very no nonsense and helpful with information for your stay in Hopkins. The maid service was great, breakfast was always on time and delicious.
We didn't experience anything negative during our stay but it really is a B&B on the east edge of a town. We used it as a stop over for Cockscomb and it worked marvelously for that, but there's not much to do. So if you want to read or journal on the beach this is a great place to do so.

Room Tip: Pick a cabana by the beach, we woke up MANY times to barking dogs, roosters and other city like nois...
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Alicia T
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Hopkins Inn was a decent place to stay in a dirty little village that does not have much going for it. I booked this place after I read all these raving reviews about what a gem Hopkins is .... and now I would suggest that you do not believe the hype! This B&B was located on the beach but the water is murky and there is always garbage washing up though the owners do try to keep it clean. The cabanas are cute and tiny with hard beds, little fridge, coffee maker, table chairs and private bathroom. It was clean and decent for where it is but maybe a bit over priced. The breakfast is sweet breads, fruits and juices which were good but too much sugar for my taste. When we arrived the lady owner Rita was very welcoming and was helpful during our stay but the male owner Greg was very reserved and somewhat odd. He was friendly with other guests and drive them around town, etc but we felt uncomfortable as he barely said anything more than hello. Not sure if we did something to offend but that was a downside to our visit. The maid was very nice and friendly and the dog was very cute and well behaved. Personally I would not recommend Hopkins Village or visit again but if you decide to go, Hopkins Inn is a decent centrally located place to hang out.

Room Tip: Pick a cabana close to the beach
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank CaribbeanCanadian
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Additional Information about Hopkins Inn

Address: Hopkins, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Hopkins
Price Range: $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small-scale & casual, Hopkins Inn offers romantic, affordable, and decidedly low-key accommodations. Our intimate and unpretentious beach inn reflects our philosophy that true luxury is in life's simple pleasures. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hopkins Inn Belize

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