The Mariposa Lodge, where small is mighty. Mighty good that is! Small means personal, friendly service and answers to your questions day or night. Small means budget friendly with everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Free parking on premises
1 queen bed
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 10AM
Sue and Mike were great hosts. Any time we needed something it was taken care of immediately. The walk up to the lodge was difficult at times but the location was great. For a long term stay I would suggest that you make sure your accommodation has ample storage/closet space. …
Response from Mike:
Hi Elke, You'll be happy to hear that after weeks of phone calls I finally got enough dry weather to get the back hoe in to grate the road on Friday. We should be good now until next rainy season. Once the split systems and new windows were installed we changed our pricing to reflect the increased operational costs. We apologize that your booking happened before that renovation and we were unable to offer the AC for free at the price you had booked. As I'm sure you understand from being here a month, Electricity on Roatan is more than 10 times more expensive than what you experience in Canada. The cost of running these high efficiency units is approximately a dollar US per hour.
The hosts are very friendly, and the Mariposa Lodge is solid, but not great. Location is fairly convenient - up a side street from the main drag in West End, and within a 5 minute walk of most dive shops and restaurants, which is handy. That has a downside, however, because it …
Response from Mike:
There are challenges to booking in rainy season, you can save money but when the weather does turn bad on a small island, it reeks havoc with all the services. Sorry we didn't know about your WIFi issues until this review. We would have called our provider. Communication is everything. The Apartment you were in was renovated a week before your arrival. We do understand that as a growing tourist community noise is becoming a larger concern, that is why we installed new windows, insulation and Air-conditioning. You chose open windows. You could have changed that decision at any time. It is because of this renovation that you were upgraded from the smaller room with a double bed you booked to a large suite with a brand new King Bed. Sorry the photos didn't match. The new shots are loaded now. Cleanliness is typically one of our strong review points. Given that you were the first guest in that room after an extremely through post renovation cleaning, I don't know what more housekeeping could do. Perhaps retileing the shower is overdue. We work very hard to exceed our customers expectations, sorry we failed you.
Retired from Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1999, moved to Roatan Island to run a small inn and scuba dive. The freedom of hosting has afforded me the time to explore massage therapy, run children's educational programs, renovate and flip houses, and drive long haul to explore America…
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