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1 Aguada St, Santa Elena Belize
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Tucked away in a tranquil setting in San Ignacio's twin town, Santa Elena, you'll find The Drift Inn Cayo Hotel and The Aguada Restaurant, named for a watering hole used by the Ancient Maya, and on our grounds sits a watering hole. This idyllic setting is attractively landscaped with blooming trees, orchids, iguanas, over 63 species of birds, and a lovely array of foliage and flowering plants. Combined with a charming atmosphere, attractive hardwood interiors, an excellent restaurant and bar, swimming pool complete with a patio, and all located in the best valued hotel in Belize; The Aguada is hard to beat. This quiet getaway is a welcome change from the hectic pace of downtown San Ignacio. Women and family owned and operated, the most distinctive aspect is the family atmosphere... we'll make you feel instantly at home!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Internet
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Samantha C wrote a review Apr 2022
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We enjoyed the stay, very clean, staff were friendly, loved the pond with the fishes and turtles. A nice little get away from the hustle and bustle in San Ignacio. Would definitely recommend. It was also easily accessible
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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mkcurran wrote a review Apr 2022
Yuma, Arizona1055 contributions85 helpful votes
I booked this hotel right after the new owners took over. I found the property clean and very beautiful. We probably spent hours looking at the fish and turtles in the pond. When we checked in they gave us wrist bands for the pool. I'm not sure why. After dinner and the best drinks the first night everyone in the place knew our names. They also got to know how we operated really quickly. The hubs and I would go the restaurant and have drinks or coffee while waiting for Mom and they picked up right away that when she showed up they got her drink order then came back for the food order. It was nice to have them anticipate our needs so effortlessly. This was a great place to call home base for 3 days of Jungle activities.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Hailey Powell, Owner at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel
Responded 17 Apr 2022
The wristbands are to show who is allowed to be on the property after hours as well as a souvenir for guests. I'm glad you enjoyed our little oasis in Cayo! We hope you choose to Drift Inn again on your next visit.
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Tracey E wrote a review Mar 2022
Dallas, Texas18 contributions
We stayed here for three days in March and had a wonderful time! The staff is amazing, rooms were great, and the restaurant food is INCREDIBLE!! Thank you for an awesome experience! We will be back for sure!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Hailey Powell, Owner at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad the restaurant was satisfactory. Safe travels and we hope to host you again soon!
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Lisa L wrote a review Feb 2022
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Maybe smoking is allowed here, I don't know. But I stank all over, because outside they smoked all the time. I didn't like this very much. I think the staff was smoking and I wrote a whatsapp message, but it didn't get through.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Haileynpowell, Owner at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel
Responded 09 Feb 2022
Hello Lisa, Smoking cigarettes is allowed outdoors in our ~3 acre property, but not allowed in our hotel units. I apologize that fellow guests were smokers during your stay. Our work phone broke this past week and it has been replaced now. Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm sure if you had brought it to our staff's attention in person they could have moved you to a different unit if they were smoking near your room. Safe travels.
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Voyage673000 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Enjoyed it.. It was casual, clean, good food and great service. Grounds are well kept and the location is quite nice and away from traffic so you don't hear busses early in the morning. Nice. Recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Hailey Powell, Owner at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel
Responded 03 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it and are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aguada hotel cayo
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aguada Hotel
LOCATION
BelizeCayoSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drift Inn Cayo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Green Iguana Conservation Project (2.2 km), Cahal Pech (3.3 km), and San Ignacio Market (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Burnz, Cenaida's Belizean Food, and Pop's Belize Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Drift Inn Cayo Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Drift Inn Cayo Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Drift Inn Cayo Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Drift Inn Cayo Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Drift Inn Cayo Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.