by Ben the Grate
November 12, 2005
However, as Hurricane Wilma was forcing coastal Belizeans inland, I found myself in the rare predicament of not being able to find a room in San Ignacio. The Venus Hotel was my last resort.
And I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were lovely, the loveliest I found in Belize, with tiled floors and private baths with glass-block showers. And real hot water! Unfortunately, the hot water here is provided by the frightening electrical contraptions that screw onto the shower head. It's always disconcerting to see a bare electrical cord running into the water supply of your shower. Nevertheless, I've yet to be shocked by one of these frightening contraptions, and they work, as long as the water volume isn't turned too high.
The Venus Hotel sits right on the main drag in San Ignacio, about a block beyond Eva's Restaurant. Their back balcony overlooks the city square, the fruit market, and the river beyond.
Most rooms comes with ceiling fans, private bath, and cable TV, and some even have A/C. Expect to pay around $30 for a double room with a private bath without a/c.
If you don't like the idea of a guesthouse but you're operating on a budget, the Venus Hotel is for you! They take credit cards if you're running low on cash.
From journal It's UnBelizeable!