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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just posted our long overdue review of Turtle Inn, where our family of five stayed when Hurricane Earl turned towards Belize last summer. We evacuated to Blancaneaux, and it turned out to be serendipitous -- We adored Blancaneaux. The August weather was lovely, there was a jungle - Swiss family Robinson feel, and we had a fabulous time. Bear...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

I will certainly share with our entire team, thank you for your feedback.

san francisco california
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should know what an amazing place Blancaneaux is, and when paired with its sister property Turtle Inn you really get the best of both worlds. I recently got back from a 5 day trip with my 16 yr-old daughter over her spring break week, and we had such a fabulous time, I’ll treasure it the rest of my life....

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us- thank you for posting your experience at our lovely hideaway in western Belize. We look forward to hosting your entire family on your next vacation.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just got back from staying at this hotel in Belize. It was unbelievable. We hiked to big rock falls, we did a cave tour, we went over to Tikal in Guatamala. The lodge arranged everything for us, transportation and guides. The guides we got at each of our tours were very enthusiastic about the culture and...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

So thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our tours, food and drinks. To experience our spa is an good excuse to spend your next vacation with us.

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Blancaneaux Lodge for two nights as part of a Backroads family tour. Our two teenage children were as enamored with the peaceful beauty as we were. It was cool at night in the treetops (no air conditioning necessary) and the nearby rushing stream that powers the hotel lulled me to sleep. My two favorite luxuries were the...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Your feedback is valuable to us- thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share.

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from 3 nights at Blancaneaux Lodge. The restaurant service was perfect (thanks Pedro and Johnny) as was the food. We were particularly impressed that our room was refreshed every time we left the room. The setting was perfect, peaceful and a wonderful retreat from the snow. I wish we had stayed longer. Thanks to everyone at the...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

From our entire team- Thank you for posting your feedback. We hope you will return again.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very rare for a resort to be able to combine the rustic, luxury, nature and comfort all in one. The Blancaneaux (and its sister Belize location, Turtle Inn) easily achieves this high bar. Every experience in this small, private Lodge caters to the guests regardless of interest. We came here with our family, 11 years after our first...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy to know that we met all your expectation during your stay with us. We to host you again soon.

St. Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited Blanceneaux 13 years ago after first sailing in Placencia and then driving to Blanceneaux. It was beautiful then...but even better now. This trip was part of the the Coppola Safari where we visited La Lancha in Guatemala (nice...but not like this resort). We finished the tour at Turtle Inn on the beach in Placencia. They are all...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed this visit as much as you did the first time. we hope that you will visit us again.

Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Blancaneaux Lodge was perfection in every way. The setting in the jungle alongside a small river is stunning. The grounds are lovely without being overly manicured. We stayed in a large casita decorated with Guatemalan textiles and carvings and which included our own very private pool where we would sit at dusk and listen to and watch the melodious blackbirds...

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We are so thrilled to read your review- thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post your feedback.

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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

I have been fortunate to travel the world and this is the first time I am compelled to write a review. Belize is a beautiful country and blancaneaux is the perfect place to stay. The grounds are lovely, the rooms are charming with spectacular views (we stayed in Francis Ford Coppola room and the enchanted cottage) what really makes blancaneaux...

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We are very happy that you had enjoyed your time at our lovely resort- we look forward to host you again on your next vacation.

Woodside, California, Usa
Reviewed March 17, 2017

After a long 2 hour drive on a combination of paved and dirt roads you make a left turn into a special compound carved out in the middle of the jungle along a beautiful river that you can swim in!! The thatched roofed villa a beautifully decorated with local artifacts and our unit had a great private porch that overlocked...

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Thank you very much for taing the time out to post your feedback- We will share with our team.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the resort was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blancaneaux Lodge

Address: Central Farm | Cayo District, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Price Range: $302 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Blancaneaux Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Blancaneaux Hotel San Ignacio
Blancaneaux San Ignacio
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“Rooms near the main building are convenient and offer easy access to the pools”
KatieJoeMo, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed close to the main lodge which was convenient for meals.”
lucygirl4, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“A river view Casita...if there is just the two of you. Check for the walk down hill if you don't like steps.”
Diablo27, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Our casita was quite a walk from the main lodge. This would not be a good place for someone with difficulty walking.”
Sunshinecorgimom, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms along the river are fantastic and private”
Msbrandin, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
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