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.
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
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).…
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.
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!