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Green Parrot Beach Houses

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Good option for families
  • pleasant beach area

    Cons

  • No swimming pool
  • time to upgrade and renovate lodging facilities

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Green Parrot Beach Houses Review

This resort has Mennonite-built cottages, some showing their age, along a nice stretch of beach, each with a kitchenette and dining area. The sleeping quarters are upstairs in a loftlike space with a pitched wooden roof. One nifty feature is an octagonal wall panel, operated by pulleys that you can open for a bedside view of the ocean. Two smaller thatch cabañas have outdoor showers. There's a beachside restaurant.

    Hotel Details

  • 6 cabins, 2 cabañas.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-03-2013

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    Green Parrot Beach Houses Review

    We pulled in to the Green Parrot and our two boys (13 and 9) got out of the car to run to the beach ... only to return a minute later saying that the beach was unusable ... well, they were right as there was a four feet wide, three inch thick patch of nasty wash up running along the entire beach. This is in a place where every other hotel rakes their beach to make the beach usable.

    We put our bags in the Cabana-style rooms and I immediately noticed that there was no A/C (EVERY other hotel that we know of in Placencia has A/C) .. it was 85 degrees with 90% plus humidity. The web site emphasizes the ceiling fans ... but make sure you are clear that this does not cut the 85 down to 75 all the windows being open doesn't help. Moreover, when it was time to go to bed, I turned on the ceiling fan and it vibrated so much that it was scary to leave on over our heads, so I turned it off. It was stifling in the "Quaint Cabana" so my wife went to take a shower. When she turned on the water, the bathroom immediately smelled like a dead animal and the water was brownish ... not very inviting. The web site advertises filtered rain water (I guess used in the shower). Rain water maybe ... but it has been sitting in a tank somewhere ripening before it spurts out onto your hair and body. It was too much to take for the four of us, so we checked out and found a different hotel with a pool, A/C, etc. for $15.00 more a mile up the road.

    Also, I should say that we did have dinner there ... but I should have known when I realized that at 7:15 we were the only ones sitting in the dining area. The service was terrible and the food mediocre.

    Beware what people advertise. This place is for campers that want to upograde from a tent for a few days (and an expensive upgrade to boot). Do not take a family there and be aware that you can get twice for your money somewhere else.

    by GBR, 4/9/12

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