We were PLEASANTLY SURPRISED at the lovely beauty we found "around the corner" from downtown (walking). We were off the beaten path and voila! there is this lovely hotel/cottages and pool/bar. We chose to stay in #7 Cabana and were very happy! The a/c worked perfectly (a little too chili at times) especially with the overhead fan. The art work and flowers is such a nice addition. The ambiance of the rooms is WONDERFUL. You hear sounds (think of the "Tropical Rainforest C/D's you've heard" into the night and all morning long. We didn't see one insect or Gecko in our room.
The entire office/hotel/wait staff are friendly and helpful. They are used to American/European Visitors, so don't expect them to wait on you exclusively - they are all working very hard!
We enjoyed the little "Medicine Trail" that has been created on the grounds marking about a dozen trees that have healing properties and how to use them (like banana, etc.). We enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna (Belize has the most in the world).
A few things that would've made this a PERFECT (Excellent) rating would be: 1.) Management to hold to a 10:00 quiet time. The large young group was running and yelling into the morning with no regard to us who had been traveling all day. 2.) A grounds maintenance Supervisor would pick-up the various piles of leaves right by our (and other) doors that had been swept off the sidewalks, etc. 3.) The dogs didn't bother me, but I didn't see water and food for them, so I wasn't surprised when one was hanging out by the pool. 4.) You would attract more folks to breakfast if it TASTED HOMEMADE and had a little better service. Our one breakfast consisted of pork and beans(??yuck), probably powdered eggs and instant-tasting coffee, a few dollars more than any in town...that was soooo much better (highly recommend Irva's!).
We stayed and loved this place for three nights March 27-30, 2012.
SERIOUSLY! I read these reviews and wonder "under what rock do these folks crawl out"? If you want 4-5 diamond hotels, then PAY THE PRICE for it!! Otherwise, use grace when reporting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Midas is the only 7 acre resort down town that can offer a tranquility of nature at its best, birds tweeting their musical charm squirrels jumping from tree to tree, river flowing by the resort, iguanas resting on the limbs of the trees, and freshness of the condensing air rising as morning breaks daylight, and yet only a 7 minute walk into the town center where you can meet the unique people of Central America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Midas Hotel San Ignacio
- Midas Tropical Hotel
- Midas Tropical San Ignacio
- Midas Belize San Ignacio