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#2 of 3 hotels in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.8
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Public wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Car hire
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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5.0 of 5 bubbles737 reviews
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Nestled in a tranquil setting that harmonizes with nature, Blancaneaux Lodge is celebrated by guests for its serene atmosphere and luxurious offerings. The resort's value is affirmed by numerous travelers who remark on the lavish amenities, breathtaking scenic views, and unparalleled service. Its diverse amenities, from cozy accommodations to fresh food and a variety of activities, are highly praised. The commitment to cleanliness and eco-friendliness is lauded, as is the staff's remarkable attentiveness and warmth. Rooms are frequently described as comfortably rustic yet upscale, ensuring a spacious and visually stunning retreat.
Atmosphere
Serene
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Exceptional
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
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Drew L wrote a review Apr 8
Madison, Wisconsin2 contributions
Our stay at Blancaneaux was absolute perfection. As soon as we got picked up from the airport, every detail was taken care of. We stayed in the enchanted cottage, and Osmani provided us with the best service and experience we have ever had anywhere, ever: making dinner reservations, booking excursions, being incredibly mindful of food allergies, and just generally being a great dude. The food at all the restaurants was amazing, the drinks were great, and the setting and ambiance were perfect. The drivers for the excursions were knowledgeable, friendly, and hilarious. Everyone went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect, and we cannot wait to come back! Thank you Osmani!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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We are thrilled to know that you had a great time with us- Thank you very much for your feedback. I will share with Osmani.
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SKMetcalf wrote a review Apr 7
Plainfield, Illinois50 contributions15 helpful votes
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This hotel is amazing. Everyone on the staff is very friendly and will be calling you by name. The grounds are gorgeous, lots of birds, and lizards to see as well. The river or pool is a great way to cool off. No matter what place you choose to eat at you won’t be disappointed. I definitely would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cheryl L wrote a review Apr 5
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We just returned from a 4 night stay at Blancaneaux and it was perfection! We loved our family cabana, which was the perfect size for my family of 4 (ages 12 and 10). The property is gorgeous and the staff are so exceptionally friendly. The food was amazing and the lemongrass mojito was delightful. We were there over Easter and I cannot express how happy the manager made my kids. They loved the Easter Egg Baskets, the Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Dinner Celebration. She really made the trip extra special. The attention to detail was above and beyond. We absolutely loved our stay at Blancaneaux and hope to return some day!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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new_world_travellers wrote a review Apr 3
London, United Kingdom1299 contributions771 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at Blancaneaux Lodge and it was excellent. The property is amazing and the bungalows are very nice. The food is good and the service is generally excellent (except in the bar where we experienced a rude barman). On the negative side they charge for everything and you cannot even get a decent coffee or soft egg at breakfast without paying extra.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Its unfortunate the coffee or eggs preparation did not meet your expectations. Thanks very much.
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Wicus B wrote a review Apr 3
Salt Lake City, Utah26 contributions2 helpful votes
Bernie Matute and his team at Blancaneaux are absolutely fabulous! Their hospitality and attention to detail impressed us from the moment we arrived. This is the kind of lodge we love: cozy, personal and exquisite. The focus is on a personal experience where you are guest, not just a number as in many larger hotels and lodges. Take the time to hike down to Big Rock falls and visit the many Maya ruins in the area. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Holly I wrote a review Apr 1
San Diego, California14 contributions2 helpful votes
WOW! What a special place! Our family of 4 with 2 teen girls ages 13 and 15. This lodge was the perfect family trip! So much to do at all times. We did the ATM tour which I highly recommend! It was incredible! We also did a horseback ride to the Big Falls. This was so special and my girls loved jumping off the rocks into the water. We had the 2 bedroom villa it was stunning! The food was incredible!!! Usually on vacation the food at lodge/hotels is average... NOT here wow the food every meal every bit was incredible! I highly recommend to stay here!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lonardo wrote a review Mar 2024
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Exceptional experience from the moment I arrived. Every aspect of my stay was beyond expectations - from my reception at arrival to my beautiful, clean cabana to the attentive waitstaff and delicious food to the housekeeping who provided delights every day and a big shout out to the amazing guides (Jeronimo, Philip and Alex) who were a wealth of knowledge! I cannot recommend the lodge enough!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank you so much for your valuable feedback- we hope to host you again soon.
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RoamingMenehune wrote a review Mar 2024
New York City, New York210 contributions129 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at Blancaneux. The food was outstanding and the staff was attentive and lovely. We stayed at the Enchanted Cottage and Osmani took incredible care of us. Our room attendants were excellent - it was immaculate and tidy each time we returned. Definitely try all of the eating options - the main restaurant, the Guatemalan restaurant and our personal favorite, the garden restaurant. The team onsite seems genuinely happy to be there and takes pride in their work. Loved the San Antonio Women’s Coop - Cindy (our guide) was terrific and the lunch was out of this world. They were also very kind to our kids and each of them had a chance to throw pottery on the wheel. The one activity I would skip is the half day hike - it’s a walk in the pine forest and a brief stop through a broadleaf forest - we didn’t see any animals or animal tracks.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Craig H wrote a review Mar 2024
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We went here for our honeymoon and could not have had a more perfect experience! We spent most of our time on property and had the truly incredible service. The staff was exceptional, attentive to every detail. On our last night, we were surprised by a romantic dinner at a special table set just for us and a special menu created just for us. It was beyond expectation and we cannot wait to return. Many thanks to the Blancaneaux staff for making our honeymoon so special!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us- we hope to host you again soon.
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Corbet C wrote a review Mar 2024
Portland, Oregon2 contributions12 helpful votes
Absolutely incredible place. My fiance and I had the time of our lives; the staff was BEYOND accomdating, wonderful, caring people. I felt so safe and taken care of from check in to check out. The beauty you will see in this place is otherworldly. While it is pricy, it is worth every cent. What an unbelievable combination of relaxation and great adventure we experienced between the peaceful setting of the lodge and the many, many activities there are to do around the property and in the area. If you are able to come here, you honestly must do it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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It was lovely hosting you and thank you so much for your feedback,
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$382 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
blancaneaux hotel san ignacio, blancaneaux san ignacio
LOCATION
BelizeCayoMountain Pine Ridge Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blancaneaux Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Blancaneaux Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Green Hills Butterfly Ranch (4.4 miles), Big Rock Falls (1.4 miles), and Rio On Pools (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blancaneaux Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Blancaneaux Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.