This charming little inn is in a woodsy area just behind Orange gift shop and in front of the owner's house and woodshop (which somehow, we never heard noise from). If you're looking for a resort, look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a nice, reasonably priced place to eat and sleep in between adventures, look no further.
The room was simple, yet it had everything we needed. It was clean, relatively quiet (aside from a dog barking for a couple hours the first night), had A/C, hot water, comfortable enough beds, etc. There's no tv, no clocks, no internet, no pool, etc. It's a bare bones, nature experience. You'll get woken up by sunlight and birds chirping. The bar/restaurant is fantastic. Great food and drinks. We even saw locals come hang out here in the evenings, if that tells you anything.
The staff here were amazing - super friendly and helpful. Stacy spent a ton of time sharing her insights on the area with us. And Julian, the owner, was nice enough to let us keep our room until five on the day we were checking out so we could come back and shower after a cave tour.
My only criticism would be the dog. The location is kind of in the middle of nowhere too, but it's relatively central to most of the attractions in the area.
I'll definitely stay here if I'm in the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique Belize experience awaits you in the rolling foot-hills of the Maya Mountains of Western Belize! The Orange Guesthouse & Cafe is small and family-run... -Good service and value for dollar-Fun family ambience-Delicious International & Belizean cuisine-Fresh fruit juices and cocktails from our well-stocked barOur rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious! They're cooled by your choice of either fans or conditioning and they all have private baths with hot anf cold water. ... more less