In Belama Phase 2, a safe, middle-class suburb between the international airport and downtown, D'Nest Inn is run by a charming couple, Gaby and Oty Ake. Gaby is a retired Belize City banker, and Oty is originally from Chetumal, Mexico. The four guest rooms, all with air-conditioning, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi, are furnished with antiques such as a four-poster bed. With a private entrance and your own key, you can come and go as you like. The two-story house is on a canal near the Belize River. Gardens around the house are filled with hibiscus, frangipani, roses, and other blossoming plants. Because of the owners, this is our favorite place to stay in Belize City.