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Isabel's Guest House

Belize City, Belize District

Hotel Description
From this historical building in the heart of the city, some rooms overlook the famous Swing Bridge. The sizeable rooms, which are immaculately clean, come fully-equipped with fans, bedside lamps, and private baths. One room offers TV, AC and a small refrigerator. There is a large lounge area on the upper floor which doubles nicely as a meeting space for small groups. Although it is one of the most central hotels in the city, within a stones throw to banks, the post office, grocery store and water taxi terminal, it is surprisingly quiet!

History & Owners
Maria is one of three sisters originally from El Salvador who married into the Melhado family and manages this property. She loves being her own boss, especially as a woman! The building and house were constructed by her father-in-law in the late 1800?s. The Guest House is named after one of Maria?s sisters, Isabel. The three sisters also own the Three Sisters Guest House, located about 10 minutes from the downtown Isabel Guest House. They work cooperatively so if one guest house is full, they call the other to see if there is space.


Fan in RoomPrivate Bath
Hot Water24-hour Electricity
Phone on SiteChildren Allowed


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
#3 Albert Street, Belize City
The Guest House is centrally located just south of the renowned Swing Bridge. Actually, it?s difficult to get more downtown than this! As you cross the Swing Bridge going south, it is located directly above the Central Drug Store. The well-marked signs direct you to the entrance, which is to the right and then left and up some stairs. Everything is within walking distance of this downtown location.

Local Flavor


Music, Art & Interesting People:

Mr. Melhado
Interesting Person - Historian, Storyteller
Living in a building that has been in his family since the 1800's, Mr. Melhado has a legacy of stories to share.

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Name: Maria C. Melhado
Telephone: 501-207-3139
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 362
Belize City
Belize District


  • Location
  • Price
  • Ambience that is created

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60, $61 to $99
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Travelers Check
By phone or email
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
10-15 Guests

  • Nighttime security
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