The Friendliest People I’ve Ever Met, Really: KenMar Bed & Breakfast in Belmopan

I live in a friendly country so this might seem like exaggeration…but it’s not.  This bed and breakfast is amazing.   So unexpected.  If you are travelling to Belmopan, Belize…the place to stay is KenMar Bed and Breakfast.  I promise.I got lucky.  I was travelling to Belize’s capital to see Prince Harry (see:  Harry: My Scoop).  I called a few hotels and they were booked. But Tripadvisor recommended KenMar.  And I can see why…

At the bus station, I grabbed a taxi to the hotel.  If you need a taxi cab in Belmopan, call Smith.  604-4181.  Great rasta guy.  He chauffeured me my whole trip.  KenMar is right behind the biggest hotel in town, the Bullfrog.

And we pulled up to KenMar.

The owner, Marion checked me in.  She had her hair in curlers for the prince’s arrival.  I rolled in like a bag of dirty laundry.  Honestly…the boat…the bus?  She hugged me…said “baby, you’re so pretty”.  I knew I loved this place.

Right up to my singles room.  #23, the Butterfly room.   Great white high thread count sheets…crispy and clean.

The room was fully equipped.   Water, tooth brush, razors, a sewing kit, soft toilet paper, an alarm clock, a TV, air conditioning, a manual to find your way around Belmopan…

Marion gave me the keys and I took a quick nap.   She kept hugging me.  I am not a hugger.  But this lady is amazing.

So…I saw Prince Harry.  Came back to the B&B and went to sleep.  When I woke up…I thought I was on candid camera.

I was a bit late to breakfast.  Marion didn’t care.  How do I want my eggs?  Do I want them with olive oil, New Zealand butter or vegetable oil.

Home made bread?  And Home made cinnamon rolls?  Fresh OJ?  What???  This is crazy!

These guys (Marion and Kent…both Belizeans) bought the place 6 years ago.  They lived right next door.  And the current B&B?  It was an abandoned disco.   They bought it at auction.  And refurbished the whole building.  It is honestly amazing.

I got a peek at the suite…beautiful.   The rooms are cool and clean and spacious.  But the owners are first class.  They are so friendly.  You will love KenMar Bed and Breakfast.

And…for anyone who is skeptical.  I paid full price and did not tell the owners that I am a blogger.   It was all on the up and up.

Home made bread?  A sewing kit?  I’ll be back.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01686373746550895205 Sharon Hiebing, Wealth Ships’ Expat Relocation Consultant

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01686373746550895205 Sharon Hiebing, Wealth Ships’ Expat Relocation Consultant

    How funny! After the Diamond Jubilee festival, we went and had dinner and drinks at the Bullfrog Inn. In the dark, I didn’t even notice the KenMar’s B&B. The rooms look adorable!

    Did you get a chance to go to the Bullfrog’s Restaurant/Bar. Really nice place, clean, friendly staff, and the food was decent.

    I especially liked the openness of the restaurant/bar, and the pool table! It was pretty packed that night – it would be funny if we were there at the same time, although it sounds like you went straight back to the b&b!

    Nice review – I now have somewhere else to refer people coming to Belmopan to.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00827216725546465735 Me

    I was at Bullfrog before…maybe 5pm…and after! at about 9pm. WOW. Get to this b&b…honestly…amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15572905521059358017 Emily

    We ate a late breakfast this morning at the Funky Monkey and ended up sitting with Gail and John, who stayed there with you. I said “She’ll be blogging it”, to which Gail replied “She DID take a photo of the breakfast.” Haha! Gail said it was the best place they’d EVER stayed (they had the Royal Suite). I’m pumped to go there myself. Worth a trip to Belmopan for no other reason, right?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00827216725546465735 Me

    Emily, I saw that Royal Suite…it was INSANE. HUGE. It is actually worth a trip to Belmopan to meet these two.