We (2P) stayed for 2 nights at Lamanai Landing and enjoyed our stay very much. The rooms are simply furnished, but have a large bed and before anything else a balcony with a great view on a lagune. This lagune is also the place, where the tour to the Maya site Lamanai starts (directly at the hotel). We booked the Lamanai tour from the hotel and were super happy (ca. 3 h of boat cruise through the Crooked Tree Sanctuary with animal spotting and 2.5h at the Maya site). Also we did the 2h birdwatching around the hotel, which was a cool experience for us as usually-non-birdwatchers. We can definitely recommend booking the tours offered by the hotel. The meals in the hotel restaurant were tasty. Not the cheapest ones (to be honest, we did not compare within the area, so this is more like a feeling), but overall fine. If you are looking for a hotel with good and uncomplicated service, a great atmospheric balcony and an excellent tour offering, this is the place to stay!…
We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are were clean, the staff was very accommodating, and the views were spectacular. Normally I don’t just eat at the hotel restaurant, but the menu was expansive and the drinks (especially the Mojitos) were delicious. We wound up staying for several hours each night. They also arranged a tour for us to Lamanai that left from their dock. Tyrone was our guide; he made sure we had just as good of time on the river as we did in Lamanai, telling us about all of the flora, fauna, and history of the area. If you are thinking about a trip to Orange walk, this place has all that you need.
We had a fantastic day traveling to the ruins and being on the river. Eric, our tour guide, was amazing. He was knowledgeable, patient, and entertaining. He made our day unforgettable. We would recommend this to everyone.
Beautiful hotel. Reana the bartender is the absolute best and makes the best rum punch. Very clean and quiet place on the river. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back. Everything from check in to check out was easy and we were happy with.
I was a bit worried at first, given how far out in the country our taxi was going, but this place was completely pleasant. The rooms are clean and spacious and the beds are comfortable and big. I wouldn’t call this a fancy hotel, but it’s definitely quiet and relaxing place. The best part of this hotel is the staff. Zuby and Reina really stand out. Every morning we were greeted by Zuby who made us feel at home and welcome. Reina is a gem and made delicious drinks every night for us. Try her punch! The restaurant food is good. The cooks do a good job. As others have said, it’s not fancy, but it’s adequate and well rounded menu. The coffee is delicious! I can’t complain much about this place. Some of the prices were a bit on the high side in the restaurant, but that’s certainly typical of most hotel restaurants. I wished the rooms had some USB charging spots since I left some behind. Overall, a great stay and we’d definitely come here again!…
My family went here as a part of our Belize vacation and stayed at this hotel and visited the Mayan temples. After our long and fasanating tour with Amir and Hector we went inside to rest and took out the family to the restaurant. The service is absolutely amazing, the place is very clean with a nice view of the water and cool breeze. Our waiter named Reina is precious, she asked how our vacation was going with a big smile and made us laugh a lot. We ordered a few items off the menu. The food arrived quiet quickly and tasted delicious. Reina told us all about the culture, how people in Belize live, the school system, places to visit, and more for over an hour. She fulfilled all our needs. We will definitely be eating breakfast there tomorrow!
It wasn't as upscale as the other places we stayed, but it was one of our faves. Reyna makes your trip worthwhile! Great service and bartender. The breakfast was the best we had anywhere in Belize and we will be back. I hope they value Reyna as she is an awesome employee. The river trip to Lamanai was also totally worth it.
I stayed here for 22 days and it was excellent. The rooms are very comfortable, and the food is amazing! The local dishes are some of the best food I have had in my life. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Will definately be back.
Hotel has a great position, & we took a trip to Lamanai, the river could be beautiful, but it is dying ! Sorry to say the hotel is suffering due to the ongoing New River pollution issue (search it on the internet). The river is green, smells of Sulphur & the fish are dying & being washed up on the shore & beneath the hotel. For the rest of Belize we were impressed with all the conservation efforts, but it seems the New River has suffered for years with no signficant action & now its passing the tipping point, its heartbreaking as the locals are trying to protest against those responsible. On our return we have joined 'The friends of the New River' to give our support.
Pros: Reina! Reina was seemingly the sole bartender and server when we came back from our tour at 2pm. She was such a fun spirit and makes a killer mango margarita. She mentioned she had to come in early that day (probably because of the AM fiasco we caused), and she was there shutting it down at night after we returned from our dinner in Orange Walk. The next morning, she was the manager on site, the server, and bartender. Huge compliments to the kitchen staff, they cook some delicious meals! We absolutely loved the breakfast - everything was so great. Cons: These are all minor issues because everything worked out and it was such a short stay: There was a very strong (sulfuric or sewage?) smell when we arrived at 830am. The smell came and went during our just-over 24 hour stay. Also, the air conditioning unit's fan in our room was clicking and sounded like it will break soon. Lastly, we interacted with a handful of staff members. Roannie is someone I spoke with on the phone and via Facebook to book a 9am tour tour along with our accommodation. When we arrived at 830am, the only staff there were two men who didn't know we were coming, they had to make several phone calls to get someone over with our room key. The hours on the reception office door say they open at 7am but no one was there. When we returned from the tour later at 2pm, I'm not sure if Roannie is also the person who took my payment, but the woman who checked us in didn't seem to want to have anything to do with us. Not sure if she was just having a bad day but even during some evening drinks she wouldn't outright interact with us. Overall, Reina definitely made our stay at Lamanai Landings worth it. We did enjoy the king bed and the waterfront view of the room, as well.…