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“Very Nice Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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River Park Inn
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Nice Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We really appreciated the friendly service of this place, the A/C and the fact that it's just outside of town which is a bit noisy. It only took 10 minutes to walk to all the restaurants. There were lots of animals in the yard too. I would def recommend staying here since the price is good and it's family run.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Marcos, Texas
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were really happy with this inn/campground. It was just outside the town, maybe a 5-10 minute walk from the heart of town, it was close to town, yet felt remote and tropical at the same time. Don't ask the people at Hodes how far to the River Park Inn. They're all friendly but all told us it was several miles down the road which after the long bus ride from Belize City was a big let down. Don't be fooled, it's only a two minute walk down the road on the right, the location is great!We stayed on the top floor of the concrete cabana, which was surprisingly nice inside. We had a little patio outside where we watched a magnificant thunder and lightning storm, and the property has lots of coconut and mahagony trees and backs up to the Macal river, which we enjoyed cooling off in. Bing was really friendly, and very willing to help. We were contemplating taking a guided tour to Tikal, and he told us how we could get there on our own for much cheaper. It didn't really turn out all that much cheaper, all things considered, but it was quite an adventure none the less and we're happy we did go on our own. The place was very clean and had a very friendly vibe about it. We did have an issue with the heater for the shower shorting out on us, but I'm sure that's fixed by now. We would definitely stay here on any future trips to San Ignacio.

Room Tip: Concrete cabana is nice, but can be loud if the campers are feeling roudy, the pavillion is just und...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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92 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

My stay here was great. I could not have asked for a more pleasant stay. 5 minute walk to town. Peaceful setting just on the outskirts of town. Quiet at night, great for sitting out on the veranda in the evening with drinks looking at the stars.

The owner, Bing, could not have been a better host, he is GREAT!

Room Tip: Ask for one that has a fridge. Bing told me he was working on getting fridges for all the rooms, but...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

River Park Inn made our visit to San Ignacio Town an unforgettable experience. Ernie and Myself (Nelly) found Riverside Park inn while exploring on Branch Mouth road. The peaceful view of the inn surrounded by many green trees situated right at the bank of the Macal river, was such a welcoming site. Meeting Mr.Tzib and his family, complimented the package. We spent seven wonderful, relaxing days. We wish we could have stayed longer. Mr.Tzib was very accommodating. On our outings, he took the time to make sure we returned safely to our clean and relaxing room.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Recently spent 2 months with a group in Belize using this as our main base that we'd return to every week or so. Very nice campsite, good facilities and only a five min walk out of town. Very friendly owner (Bing) who would always be nice and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

3 of us stayed here while we had 2 days experiencing the San ignacio cave tours. I made my booking online with a general booking website a few hours before arriving, and originally paid for a cabana. However, on arrival, we were given a hotel room. The owner was out at the time, but when he returned he explained that the cabana had been given away (due to delay with reading emails etc) but that he would honour the price we had booked and let us have the air conditioned hotel room (quite a lot more expensive! And very nice!) The owner was such a pleasant guy. The inn is a 7 minute walk from the town centre which means it's really quiet but you can easily wander into town for dinner etc.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Devon, UK
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

This place is a great find in San Ignacio. It is just 5 minutes walk through the park to the town centre, and yet seems a world from the hustle and bustle.
We stayed for a few nights on our Central America trip, and found Bing the owner to be really helpful and genuine. We liked the simple clean rooms with a few extras like A/C and TV. The hotel itself is still in the process of being built so I'm sure once it's completely done it will be even nicer. However this didn't detract from the hotel in its current state, and it was extremely peaceful.
The grounds are really big and very pretty, as you can walk down through the garden to the edge of the river.
This is a good alternative to staying in a town centre hostel or hotel if you want a private room with private bathroom without breaking the bank.
I would reccommend this place most definitely!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about River Park Inn

Property: River Park Inn
Address: Branch Mouth Road, San Ignacio, Belize (Formerly Cosmos Camping)
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Specialty Lodging in San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — River Park Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
River Park Inn: Midst coconuts, mangoes, avocados, bananas, custard apples, limes, and a profusion of other fruit trees as mouth-wateringly tropical; with bougainvillea, poinsettia, and a host of other flowering eye candy enticing you as sweetly; the while that your olfactory nerves are in a delirious transport for the frangipani infusing the warm tropic air, yourself quite as balmy, you could easily be convinced you’re in a lovely botanical garden miles from the city. But that’s, of course, before you dreamily take to the air yourself upon the wildly delightful river "walk," floating atop a broad carpet of green, flanked by stately, giant leafed teak trees, to the accompanying symphony of parakeets, parrots, and such like avians of the torrid zone. These, naturally, lead you into a welcoming grove of larger, leafier leviathans, beneath whose canopy you continue to float in a blissful transport, arriving in due course at the riverbank, above which you hover in the dappled light, gazing rapturously down at the river. As the tall, willowy, delicate-leafed bamboo rubs shoulders with you in the most amiable way, a thought creeps in: Why, if I don’t believe it loves the water, too! (At this idyllic point you will be moved to upwardly adjust your hasty first impression as high up on the favorable scale as comports with your current soaring emotion. Don’t worry. Long experience has taught us to factor this anticipated adjustment into your scheduled stay, and we’ve allowed ample time for its completion. You won’t miss out on a single programmed sensory fulfillment. What is equally beautiful, though, is that Belizean-family-owned Cosmos Camping, 10 lush acres of the "Savannah" on the peacefully flowing Macal River, and right on the edge of picturesque San Ignacio Town, "Gateway to the Cayo District," could not be more ideally positioned. So situated, you will forcefully have to remind yourself, if able, that you are just a 10-minute walk to the open-air farmer’s market, adjacent to the bustling downtown core, and so but a hop, step, and a jump from the post office, library, all four Belizean banks, and the many and various shops, restaurants, and pulsating nightlife, as well as bus service to all points in Belize and to the Guatemalan border 10 scenic miles west; yet, having returned, your arms full of Belizean fare for ridiculously few Belize dollars, you’re just far enough from its bustle to relax and be soothed with little more than the sounds of nature . . . or no sounds at all. Yet, if you hunger for more, however unlikely, you need but take a short stroll over the narrow Hawkesworth Bridge, Belize’s only suspension bridge (with time out to stop and admire the riparian view and to gaze once more on the Macal River, itself looking forward to soon meeting the Mopan River to become the Belize River, and to continue flowing on, as it’s done since time out of mind, to Belize City and the Sea). When you’re finished reflecting, you need but continue some dreamy paces more to find yourself in San Ignacio’s equally hilly sister town, Santa Elena. Do climb its charmingly verdant hills and admire the view. However, that being said, if you’ve yet to get here, especially if you dawdle along the way, you can’t rightfully expect everything to be as so idyllically described. Time waits for no guest; it marches on. Things change. So you might wish to take a moment now to prepare yourself for the shock of finding, in place of old Coronation Park, the spanking new 2.5-acre, $3,000,000BZ Cayo Welcome Center, replete with visitors’ center, museum, open-air plaza with central water feature, food outlets and restaurants, live music and crafts, palm and other shade trees, invitingly green lawn areas, and off-street parking. Also, expect to find that the whole connects via a short walkway, not to the old congested Burns Avenue, with parked cars milling about, hogging up space, leering at comely drivers, and leaving barely enough room for buses and large trucks to noise and fume their way through at top speed in order to better run down hapless jaywalkers. No, expect to leisurely stroll the newly revitalized, ever-so-spacious Burns Avenue Pedestrian Mall, in which, gone the way of the ancient Maya, are the parked cars, and the buses and large trucks fuming noisily somewhere else about having their traditional custom taken away from them; and in place of the customary flattened pedestrians, expect to see upright, three-dimensional ones, actually moving a muscle, equating to walking about leisurely, without the least fear of losing their other two dimensions; when they’re not seated, that is, at one or another of the new thoughtfully provided seating areas, admiring the new street surfacing beneath their feet, the ambiance-enhancing plant life, all beneath spiffily illuminating street lamps by night, that are nonetheless by day so attractive unilluminated as to have you, in turn, cast your admiring eye shine upon them. ... more   less 
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