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San Ignacio Resort Hotel
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in San Ignacio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 19, 2011

We had a wonderful experience with the San Iganacio hotel during our honeymoon to Belize. We stayed for a total of 4 days, 3 nights. The staff was very helpful in assisting us with all our needs and accommodations. We had exceptional experiences with the drivers who were all friendly and helpful. Our trip to Tikal was booked through the hotel and although a bit pricier than other places it was definitely worth it. Great drivers, guides, air conditioned vans, and smooth transition across the border. We ate at the hotel restaurant several times. The food was tasty. The only area of improvement could have been the pace of service at the restaurant. The servers were friendly, but always slow no matter how many people were in the restaurant. Be sure to check out the Iguanas!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

The sleep was restful, the dinner was outstanding, but the best part was waking up in the morning to hot coffee on the terrace watching tuacans. It was truly special. The management are some of the friendliest people around. They treated us like family, literally. Will definitely return and stay longer.
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  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

The food in the resturant was very tasty.
Watch out for the geekcos!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

Clean and friendly environment. Rooms were very large and elegant. Very relaxing balconies and outside dining are with tropical rainforest backdrop. We spent time on the patios watching the many tropical birds on display in the trees behind the hotel and the outdoor dining patio,

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

We weren't certain what we would get when we checked in. In 10 seconds, all our worries were put aside. Beautiful property, wonderful people. The new Spa was perfect and the massage was on of the best I have had in a very long time. Do not miss the Green Iguana Project and the Medicine Trail. Not extensive, but very informative.

Due to Delta's inability to get us to Belize on time, we missed a day. They were more than happy to apply our nonrefundable deposit to other resort uses, and would have refunded it if we had not used it all.

The location just above town is perfect (we walked into town). The pool was perfectly clean and in excellent condition, nestled right up to the rain forest. They even had tennis courts. There is no doubt that my wife and I would stay there again (longer..Delta willing).

If you find yourself in San Ignacio, I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

This hotel has a very tranquil setting with most modern amenities. The rooms are comfortable with excellent views. You will find fresh flowers in the room each day.

The food in the restaurant is very good. The dining experience is excellent because of the supurb view from any seating area. The tortilla soup is to die for...could have for lunch and dinner each day.

The staff gives superb service whether at the front des, dining area or housekeeping. All employees go out of their way to be accomodating.

Very muh worth the cost.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

Reception - Attentive and professional staff. Check-in was quick and efficient. All the girls at the front desk were very knowledgeable and were attentive to all questions/requests I presented to them. For guests who haven't already booked tours prior to arriving, the staff at the front-desk can book them for you. I highly suggest this over booking with any of the numerous tour companies in San Igancio town. Another guest at the hotel had the unfortunate experience of booking with a company in town only to find out that almost immediately after, her debit card (which she hadn't used in several months) was used in an online $4000 shopping-spree.

Public Areas - Upon entering the resort, guests are treated to a beautiful lobby resembling that of a more deluxe resort, definitely one of the nicest in Belize. Flying W Steakhouse serves Belizean, Mayan and American Cuisine - you can't go wrong with anything on their menu! We ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner multiple times throughout our 4 nights here and everything was fresh and of excellent quality and portions were sufficient. Prices are in Belizean dollars, so once converted to US (divide by 2) food here is an excellent value for the quality, especially by American standards! Stork Club is the bar on location and always had some sort of entertainment whether it be live music or karaoke. The balcony behind the restaraunt offers beautiful views down into the Macal River Valley and is an EXCELLENT vantage point for birdwatching, especially before breakfast.Pool was inviting and most refreshing and open 24 hours! I think security may have been confused on this as they kept locking the main door into the lobby from the pool, but there was always someone else to let us in, and they assured us we could use the pool anytime. There was more than enough deck space and sun-chairs and not once did it ever seem crowded. Bar-staff was available to serve drinks poolside. The resort also has a full-size tennis court. Meeting/banquet facilities onsite (I didn't use them but I know they are available.) Spa services are available by appointment. The resort prides itself in their Iguana Exhibit - a screened outdoor "sanctuary" where they breed iguanas and the young are released into the wild once they are healthy enough and can survive on their own. There are also the Rainforest and Medicine trails behind the property, however, we didn't have time to explore these.

Guest Rooms - Although not as grand as the lobby, our Balcony Room was more than adequate for our daily needs. The 2 double beds were very comfortable and linens changed daily. The room had plenty of drawers and closet space as well as a mini-safe. The bathroom was large and always had plenty of hot water, even for the 2nd person to shower. The room featured a large patio (complete with hammock) that had nice views of the lush gardens behind the property. Although nothing fancy, the room was overall spacious, clean, bright and airy. All of their rooms feature a/c.

Area Info - The next building up the hill is the Princess Casino. There is a bar and restaraunt here. Drinks are good not to mention inexpensive. Food was mediocre and for the price you're much better off eating at the resort. The actual town of San Ignacio is a 5 minute walk downhill (10+ minutes back up ;-) and there are numerous shops and local cafes worth checking out. If the market happens to be going while you are in town, it is worth checking out!

Overall, San Ignacio Resort was the best choice for us in the Cayo District. There are several more upscale "lodges" and "spa-resorts" in and around the area that offer the same sightseeing tours, however, most of them are a few miles from San Ignacio and then a few miles down a gravel road off the Western Highway. Although the isolation might make them more peaceful and tranquil, the proximity of San Igancio Resort to the town offers guests so much more freedom. If someone has a free day with no organized tours, they won't feel stuck or confined to the property when staying at San Ignacio Resort.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: # 18 Buena Vista St, San Ignacio, Belize
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Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Ignacio
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Ignacio
#4 Spa Hotel in San Ignacio
#4 Family Hotel in San Ignacio
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Ignacio
Price Range: $223 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — San Ignacio Resort Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open to guests since 1976, San Ignacio Resort Hotel provides unsurpassed levels of luxury and Belizean hospitality. The Resort has been awarded with the title HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2016/2012, RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2016, and HOSPITALITY AWARD 2015 by the Belize Tourism Board. Perched on a hillside located within a 17-acre private estate, 72 miles west of Belize City, gives the Resort its unique name of "the only jungle in town". A short walk puts you in downtown San Ignacio or in the middle of Belize's ancient Maya temples known as Cahal Pech. The Hotel offers various amenities where visitors can relax and enjoy amazing views of Belize. In addition, it is home to the award-wining Green Iguana Conservation Project, located on-site. ... more   less 
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