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Rainforest Haven Inn

2 Victoria Street, San Ignacio 501 Belize
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#4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
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Unlike a new hotel, the Rainforest Haven Inn in San Ignacio, Belize is an historical structure, formerly home to Busman Arnold, a Belizean entrepreneur. Each room is unique with air conditioned, cable TV, private hot and cold bath, mini refrigerator and free WiFi. What makes us unique is that we are the only accommodation in the downtown area that offers a roof deck with a 360 degrees view. Perfect to drink your morning coffee or relax in a hammock with a drink. Guests have access to a full kitchen on the third floor which is perfect to make a quick meal, warm your food or make some coffee. We are about a 3-5 minute walk to restaurants, grocery shops, banks, tour agencies, bus terminal etc. Everything is very close without feeling like you are in the thick of it. On site there is also Traveller's Maya Juice (education rum tasting room), Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class (come cook like a local), and a gift shop.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Car hire
Full body massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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ALJ wrote a review Mar 2020
Tucson, Arizona185 contributions47 helpful votes
We popped in here on a cloudy afternoon touring San Ignacio, having read about the rum tasting. Initially, we were a bit surprised at the steep price, but this was one of the funnest things we did in Belize. The rum tasting includes seven rums (!), with plenty of information about how the rums are made, the history of rum in Belize, and drinking culture more generally in the country. While the rum tasting is located inside a hotel, I cannot weigh in on that - but this is worth of stop whether or not you stay here to get a good sample of the rums.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Jim Dunnigan wrote a review Mar 2020
Whitefish, Montana8 contributions
Great spot, awesome staff, nice spacious rooms. Will and Luid were so nice to us while we were there, and gave us a ton of intel on the dos and don’t of the area. We had a nice 2 bedroom apartment for a few days and it was great. Cool little rooftop seating area. Will come back
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Riverliver wrote a review Feb 2020
Cleveland, Ohio623 contributions250 helpful votes
We loved the location of this hotel and the desk staff were wonderful. The room was spacious and cleaned well every day. BUT the shower temperature was a mess - either scalding hot or freezing cold. We talked to the desk, but it was not fixed. We finally figured out how to take a shower without getting burned or frozen, but it involved turning the water on and off all the time to let it regulate. Not fun. Having said that, this is a 5* place if you get a room with a shower that works well. We had a kitchen area outside our room that we shared with one other room. It had a fridge, stove, sink, table and chairs and cooking utensils. Very handy. You can walk to the market and great eating places. Plus, we had a parking place each day. The roof top area is pretty unappealing (needs work) but it still a good place to view the city and have happy hour. We took the cooking class and that was really fun. And we learned a lot about cooking in general - not just about cooking Belizean food. Highly recommended! We would stay here again, but just not in the same room (unless the shower is fixed).
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Some rooms have access to their own patio - or access to the kitchen area as we had.
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casey_lini wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
We called a somewhat last minute audible and decided to book with Rainforest Haven Inn. Be the time we were done with check in we were so happy we made the call. The staff here are the so incredible lot friendly, helpful and informative. The hotel is walking distance from so many great restaurants, markets and Cahal Pech ruins. They have rum tastings, hot sauce tastings and cooking classes that are truly fun and educational. The rooftop terrace has an amazing view and also provides a common areas for guests. They also have a kitchen area for guest use, although there is so much good food in the area we never used it. So thankful that we decided to stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone else.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Anna P wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada279 contributions13 helpful votes
The location is amazing. It’s minutes walk to all the restaurants and the market. And at the same time it’s a bit away from the center and, therefore, it’s very quiet. It’s super clean and all the staff is amazing and made our stay so enjoyable. A special shout out to William who provided so much helpful information about the area. Can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Shamera C, Manager at Rainforest Haven Inn
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you too for making us part of your trip it was a pleasure hosting you guys here. Wish you guys the best.
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$59 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainforest Haven Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rainforest Haven Inn?
Nearby attractions include Green Iguana Conservation Project (0.2 miles), San Ignacio Market (0.2 miles), and El Pilar (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainforest Haven Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Rainforest Haven Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rainforest Haven Inn?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainforest Haven Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainforest Haven Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cenaida's Belizean Food, Pop's Belize Restaurant, and Ko-Ox Han nah.
Does Rainforest Haven Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rainforest Haven Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Rainforest Haven Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of San Ignacio.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rainforest Haven Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainforest Haven Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting El Pilar (0.10 miles).