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“Nice Way to Start and End to Our Trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Black Orchid Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Dawson Lane | Belize District, Burrell Boom, Belize   |  
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Denver, Colorado
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“Nice Way to Start and End to Our Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We stayed at the Black Orchid for our first night and last night in Belize. It's about a 20 minute ride from the airport yet it is far away from the urban area of Belize City. It has a good resturant and nice lounge to share a drink and stories with other guests. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it could use a little updating. Once that's done, I am sure that I could not find a thing crtical thing to say about the Black Orchid.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I just returned from the Black Orchid and must say that it was a very pleasurable experiance. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We had breakfast two mornings and it was tasty and served promptly. The lime juice was wonderful. The pool was a welcome relief from tired muscles and the quiet atmosphere made for a very relaxing visit. If you are looking for action, this is not the place. It was just what we needed. The entire staff was exceptional, but the person who stood out was Beverly. She is a gem. She made sure that we were taken care of, and even drove us to our cave tubing adventure. We had a wonderful time with her. We rented a car, which we later found out was the owners SUV ( he was out of town ) and went over to the San Ignagcio area and visited Mayan ruins. The only thing I missed was a coffee pot in the room, but the room was spacious. well decorated and had a very nice patio/deck area. So, I guess the lack of a coffee pot could be overlooked since the restaurant was only a few steps away. I would recommend the Black Orchid especially for those starting or ending their trips to Belize. You won't regret it.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed in a River View room for a few nights. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were basic, but kept well. The tours may seem pricey online, but the transportation was included. Our drives were typically an hour to our drop off locations. They did an amazing job setting up fun and pretty tours! You get free canoe, boat, and bike rentals, so take advantage of them! Overall, it was a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Napa, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed at The Black Orchid in the month of January. It was true delight. The staff was so helpful and accommodating, the food was great and the grounds were well maintained. Our room looked out onto the river and we were able to enjoy the peaceful hammocks and lounge chairs poolside. We used the resorts Kayaks to explore the river, which was full of wildlife. There were iguanas, birds, monkeys and crocodiles everywhere. The resort set up our tours for snorkeling, cave tubing, zip lining, and more. Every adventure was better than the last. Book with the resort because they know the best companies and best guides who will take you out and make you feel like a VIP, rather than getting grouped in with 45 other tourists from the cruise ships.

This was the best Resort. Go enjoy Belize, and definitely stay here!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

We were so comfortable at The Black Orchid Resort! The room was clean and spacious. We had a porch to sit on to watch the iguanas in the trees. The staff was so gracious and helpful, we felt pampered all week. They helped arrange our activities each day and we saw all the places we had wanted to see in the area. Above all, we appreciated the quiet, restful retreat AND the shuttle service to and from the airport. It isn't fancy, but this place did just what we wanted. Make sure to schedule a massage while you are there...fantastic!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I were in San Ignacio and then traveled to CC. Honestly, we weren't into CC and cancel our last night in CC. We were leaving early the next day, and needed to be closer to Belize City. I looked here and decided to go for it. We called and arranged for the free shuttle to pick us up and they were there waiting for us. We got in, and after we ordered some lunch my husband noticed some howler monkeys right outside the screened porch. We ate, and then jumped into a kayak where we saw bats resting, iguanas sunning, beautiful birds, and a crocodile. We decided to go on the zoo night tour, which was just us. We fed some animals and just had a great time. We did cave tubing the next day after an early morning kayak, then left for the airport which was a hop, skip and a jump away. What a gem!
We had given up on the end of the trip b/c of not enjoying C C. Amazing staff and comfortable rooms. Great location, and vary quiet. A gem! Very accommodating!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We only stayed for one night at the Black Orchid, but we loved our stay. Rooms are clean, but pretty basic.

1) Free airport pickup. This was actually a big factor for us in picking a location. Most of the Belize City hotels would have required us to rent a car and then pay additional for parking.

2) Great location! We only needed to stay one night and the main attraction we wanted to do was the Community Baboon Sanctuary. The Black Orchid is very close to the sanctuary and pretty close to the airport. We were able to arrange for a tour of the sanctuary through the Black Orchid.

3) Peaceful setting. The Black Orchid is right on a river in a pretty secluded area. We felt safe on the property at all times. A little disappointed that we didn't have an in-room safe, but found that we didn't really need it.

4) Friendly staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful!

I'd say the only downside is that the food at the restaurant isn't great and you don't really have any other eating options. However, since we were only there for one night, it worked out okay. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Dawson Lane | Belize District, Burrell Boom, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize District > Burrell Boom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burrell Boom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Orchid Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belize has such contrasts from the beaches to the jungle to the Mayan ruins, from the rivers to the Cayes, a good base from which to see it all, is the Black Orchid Resort on the banks of the Belize Old River on the outskirts of Burrell Boom Village, just fifteen minutes from the international airport so it’s easy to reach and easy to leave from. Just a short distance away from Belize City and the airport, the resort is also within about an hour’s drive of most of the country’s mainland attractions, making it a convenient launching point for your vacation adventures. We provide accommodations with an ambiance of environmental radiance, alluring air conditioned rooms and immaculate, quiet and safe grounds. We are an excellent alternative to Belize City and gateway to all Belize has to offer; with knowledgeable guides and transportation for snorkeling, deep sea fishing, cave tubing, Maya Ruin tours, complimentary international airport shuttle, free use of kayaks, canoes, peddle boats and free wireless internet access. Your safety is our business. Come let us show you Belize ... more   less 
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Black Orchid Hotel Burrell Boom
Black Orchid Belize City
Black Orchid Resort Belize/Burrell Boom

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