We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tutzil Nah Cottages

P.O. Box 246, Belize
Tutzil Nah Cottages
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    16
    13
    4
    3
    3
See reviews for
7
22
6
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (39)
  • Mar-May only
    (16)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (4)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (3)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (16)
All months
Minneapolis
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As another reviewer suggested, this is a hard review to write. It is especially hard because we are friends of the Chun family who own and operate the Tutzil Nah Cottages. And as the other reviewer said, it all depends on your point of view. This was our fifth trip to Belize but our first stay at Maya Centre. We're... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My spouse and two children (11 & 13) and I spent four nights here in March 2015. We traveled to Cockscomb each day, including day and night hikes with Julian Chun, as well as several hikes we did on our own. We saw lots of wildlife in the park, including six kinkajous, pace, two fer-de-lance snakes. peccary, and squirrels. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We did a night and day time safari with the chan brothers. Not only did we get within 30ft of a jaguar (which we could not see because it was dark, but could smell and hear walking up the river behind us!) but we learnt so much from the family about what it means to live in Belize. The accommodation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Let's start with the positives: Cockscomb Wildlife Basin is an amazing park. It's lush and beautiful, the trails are clearly marked, and there is a wide variety of scenery and wildlife. I hiked solo and met a jaguar!! Even if you are not so lucky, this place is totally worth a visit. In regards to Tutzil Nah, I stayed in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johstown
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

For those exploring Coxcomb Basin and/or visiting the Jaguar preserve, the Tutzil Nah Cottages are probably one of the most convenient places possible to stay. The Chuns provide qualified and skilled guides, wonderfully tasty meals, and clean lodging that can handle basic traveler demands, including Wi-Fi service (a bit spotty, but it's there. Just ask if you have problems). The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
Level Contributor
92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The people bring this property value up a notch. If the people were unfriendly - then I would give it a 2 or 1. This community is warm, friendly and great cooks. EAT THERE --- They do a great job for village cooking! The sleeping facilities are affordable but may be a bit rough for some travelers. It's more of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As someone else mentioned, this is not an easy review to write. This is a review not just for Tutzil Nah Cottages, but for the guide and transfer services of the Chun brothers. For both of those reasons, prepare yourself for a long review . . . . For our trip to Belize, visiting the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Gregorio Chun and his older brother worked closely with 'big cat advocate' Alan Rabinowitz as he established Cockscomb as the first jaguar reserve in Belize. Gregorio lived with his family in this jungle as a boy, never seeing electricity or wearing shoes until age 14. Now he is Chief of Maya Center (a Mopan Maya village) and runs this tidy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poway, California, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I highly recommend staying here for a real cultural experience.The Chun family was wonderful and very helpful and hospitable. We stayed in the cottage nearest the road. It had indoor plumbing. Be prepared for one step above camping. The beds were clean and comfortable.The shower was a cold trickle and the toilet had no seat to sit on. The food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of the hardest reviews to make. Depending on your take i could see people giving our experience a 1 star to a at least 4 star. It was all how you look at it. Our experience. Booking by email went well and the Gregario was professional through the booking and stay. The accommodations are VERY rustic but clean. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

48 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (48)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (27)
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities