Lonely Planet review
This longtime budget favorite, in a central but rough-and-tumble neighborhood, has suffered in recent years from a lack of maintenance and an excess of noise, but at the time of research, friendly and enthusiastic new managers were working to get the place back into shape. Its mellow vibe fits its classic two-storey wooden Caribbean exterior (painted in a very groovy lilac and white). Rooms are adequate, if on the small side, and they have all benefitted from fresh coats of paint and a little TLC. There's a breezy verandah that faces the sea, and welcoming chill-out spots on the 1st and 2nd floors. Great meals are available for a nominal charge.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
The Seaside Guesthouse provides clean and safe accomodations for the budget travelers. We have 8 rooms in various configurations.Some have private baths, some are dormatory style with shared bath.We are conveniently located walking distance to the Water Taxi Terminal, and not far from the main bus station.In addition to comfortable accommodation, and a safe and friendly atmosphere, the Seaside is pleased to offer the following additional services to our guests:Tourist Information - Our bulletin board has up to date schedules for bus, boat, and plane transportation throughout the country. Information is also available on attractions, lodging, and tours throughout the city and country, as well as menus for local restaurants. Our staff can also direct you to recommended activities in the city and around. Check out our book swap and reference library, with books on Belize and Central America, including flora and fauna, people and culture.Tours/Transportation Arranged - Reserve or purchase tickets for Mundo Maya express buses to Flores, Tikal, Rio Dulce, and Guatemala City. Also ask our staff about booking land or sea tours, and local plane transportation.Internet Access - Internet Access, including instant messenger services is available in the dining/bar area during open hours.Food and Drink - Light meals and snacks are available in the evenings and during open hours. Dine on the upstairs veranda overlooking the sea or in the bar area downstairs. Our menu features many options for vegetarians, as well as daily specials and desserts. Beer and Wine are available, in addition to bottled water, sodas, coffee, tea, and fresh squeezed orange juice.Telephone - A pay telephone is located in the common room upstairs for guests to send and receive calls. Bag Storage - Overpacked? Bag storage is available at the Seaside for a small charge if you want to lighten the load as you explore our beautiful country.Television - Our kitchen/bar area features Cable TV via satellite, news programs, and a variety of movie channels, and is available to guests during open hours.24 Hour Access - Guests are given unrestricted access to the guesthouse at any time during the day or night. No curfews or lock-outs.