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Pook's Hill Lodge

PO Box 14, Belmopan, Belize
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Pook's Hill Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Belmopan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My two daughters and I were looking for a comfortable place to rest our heads as we wanted to explore the many treasures the country has to offer. Pooks Hill exceeded all of our expectations. Run by an accommodating and talented staff, every day was full of affirmations that things can be done well. The food was fresh, creative and... More

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Mountain View, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unless you want to be a prisoner to the tours run by the lodge, this place has very little to offer. It is remote, but not in an exciting way, and the management thinks they are way cooler than they really are. The mosquitoes can be quite annoying, too.

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Missoula, Montana
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place to stay! Pook's Hill Lodge is out in the middle of the rain forest, down a 5.7 mile dirt road. It is off-grid, but you'd never know it. The staff and owners are amazingly friendly, and make the place a wonderful retreat. Happy hour is at 6 pm, and everyone gathered in the open-air lounge area... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at Pook's only one night in a Bird's Walk Cabana. We were on a budget but this was our one night splurge at an expensive, remote jungle lodge, and we picked Pook's so we could be the first into ATM (yes, it was worth being first). We went on their night jungle walk, which was fun -- lots... More

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This year we went to the Easter Festival in Antigua, Guatemala and also visited Santiago and Tikal. We opted to return to Pook's Hill at the end of our trip because we had enjoyed it so much last year. We were not disappointed. Last year Vicky was on site and this year we got to meet Ray. There is a... More

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Maineville Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just returned from a fantastic stay at Pook's Hill Lodge. For a rural, rustic, off the grid, supposedly low amenities resort, the customer service was outstanding. The Pook's Hill staff took care of everything in our prearranged itinerary. They picked us up at the Belize City Airport, stopped briefly at the Belize zoo, then brought us to the resort for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed at Pooks Hill for 4 nights as part of a group trip - we had the entire property to ourselves. We travelled during the hotest month of the year (April) and I was concerned about no AC, however the temperatures at night were fine (warm but not hot). There was lots of cool water in the shower for... More

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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stared our Belize trip at Pook's and couldn't have asked for more! George picked us up from Belize airport and drove us about 2 hours to the property. We stayed in the Bird Cabana. It really felt like a grass hut in the jungle but with a bathroom! The local meals served family stile were great. Joining the guests... More

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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed three nights here as part of a tour arranged by Audley Travel. We were transferred by their local agents, Via Ventures and the driver knew the road well so we were not bumped around too much on the approach road. We were warmly welcomed by Hugo and Mayra, and Ray and were soon shown to our cabana overlooking... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Pook's Hill is a hidden gem in the heart of the jungle. Off the grid and way off the last paved road, Ray, Myra and Hugo will make sure your stay is comfortable, you see as many birds and other wildlife as you want, you see the region's natural and historic attractions, and you eat and sleep well. I long... More

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Address: PO Box 14, Belmopan, Belize
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Location: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Pook`s Hill Hotel Belmopan
Pooks Hill Hotel
Pooks Hill Cayo
Pook's Hill Lodge Belize/Belmopan

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Pook’s Hill is a small eco-lodge situated within the primary rainforest of Western Belize. It borders a 7000 acre reserve and the Roaring River, and is only 4 miles from the ATM cave. Eleven thatch cabanas surround an ancient Maya site and look out over the jungle canopy. Each has a private bathroom with hot water and 24 hour electricity. Pook’s Tours offers a full range of day tours to attractions in Western Belize as well as transportation services to or from any destination in Belize and Tikal in Guatemala (it is a two hour drive from Belize City). Pook’s Hill provides visitors with truly unique jungle experiences in a breathtaking natural setting and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the treasures of Western Belize. All management and operations at Pook’s Hill are carried out according to sustainable business practices. ... more   less 
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