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Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I visited this property as part of a group and a business meeting. It was an uncomfortable experience that I do not wish for anybody. The rooms are tiny, extremely hot and humid. They overcrowded the rooms with small individual beds to fit the number of participants. Bathrooms are shared. Food is limited to a plate, same with the juice,...

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We are very saddened that you did not enjoy your stay at Banana Bank. What we strive for the most is for our guests feel comfortable during their stay regardless if they are here for leisure or for business. I am assuming that you were accommodated in one of our budget rooms. It has been quite hot and humid in...

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

My sister, Dianne, my niece, Sara Lillian, and I spent 10 days at Banana Bank this year. John, Carolyn, and Lisa were perfect hosts. John entertained us with stories, music, a horse-whispering demo which he ended by taking the horse into the dining room! The staff was accommodating with arranging transportation to side trips and knowledgeable about the area, the...

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Hacienda Heights, California
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Great to spend a couple of days. We did the river tour with Luis and Mario. Mario is a bird enthusiast and pointed out the variety of birds we were seeing. They also pointed out bats, holler monkeys, alligator, and more. Very scenic experience. Restaurant on the grounds too with good food. Have a jaguar and many exotic birds in...

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Ontario, Oregon
Reviewed 15 February 2016

There are no words to explain my experience at Banana Bank! The hosts are unbelieveable people.I am so greatful to have had the opportunity to know them. The staff are remarkable,they all treat you like family.There are so many wonderful adventures to do and see. Our stay at Banana Bank was a trip of a life time,nothing can compare!!! Thank...

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Belize City, Belize
Reviewed 14 February 2016

A lovely location but the whole place in need of some updating Not a particularly welcoming arrival but very peaceful apart from a large group of fervent religious loud and intrusive Americans ( so check who else might be there before booking.) The Riding is lovely as is the pool. However the food is somewhat basic and as you are...

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Countryside, Illinois
Reviewed 2 February 2016

It has to start with the owners/hosts, Carolyn and John Carr. Warm, wonderful people who essentially invite you into their home which is practically a fantasy jungle setting. The family style meals are excellent and dining with your hosts and fellow guests from around the world is a treat to look forward to 3 times a day. From the front...

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Nashville
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I came here on the advice of a friend as a 'passing through' stop on the way to southern Belize. Of all the places I stayed in this country, this was my favorite because of the unexpected charm/beauty/hospitality and uniqueness of the family style dining. ($15 US per person.....breakfast comes w the room ). The proprietors were VERY friendly. Our...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Set a few miles off the main highway down a well groomed gravel road, this charming property was a great spot for a night as we made our way around the country of Belize. Our room was what I expected - not luxury, but clean, spacious and comfortable. The sheets on the bed were some of the softest I have...

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

You'll awaken to the sounds of howler monkeys and macaws. Roam the grounds, and you'll see horses, exotic birds, monkeys, and even a pet jaguar (in a very large cage). Meals are served "family style" in the dining hall, where you'll meet fellow visitors from around the world. I was traveling solo, and there were always other folks with whom...

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Arrived late in the day in Novemeber, the horses were fighting and it was raining (inside the unhygenic accomodation). The pictures are hugely unrepresentaive! The Jaguar in its cage looked as miserable as me. Didn't stay, left in the dark and the owners at the excellent Villa San Juan helped us out of a tight spot.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a beautiful rain-forest setting along-side the peaceful Belize River sits a jungle paradise. A place where horses roam, parrots, toucans, and macaws greet you with a tropical "Hello". You willbe in awe at the beauty and grace of our jaguar Tikatoo and other animals will delight your stay. Here you'll find adventure, great food, congenial hosts, exotic artwork and memories to last a lifetime. American and local cuisine dining, designer 65,000 gallon pool, 16" computerized telescope, Cafe Carolina, John Carr's Historical Collection, Carolyn Carr Art Gallery, birding experts, tour guides, cowboys and our helpful, friendly staff all ensure your stay at Banana Bank will be an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure

Address: Banana Bank, Belmopan, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Price Range: $62 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“We had lodge rooms with air conditioning. Let them know your comfort level. You are in the jungle. There will be animal noises at night!”
 of 5 bubbles MsViki, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles TucanTico, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Very helpful staff especially, Isai, Mario, and Carlos. The restaurant staff also was accommodating for our vegetarian needs.”
 of 5 bubbles 435beatrizg, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't take the room by the water tower as its dark and gloomy”
 of 5 bubbles Miscocofit, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The thatched roof huts are charming, but have no a/c. I opted for air conditioned accommodations in one of the main buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles janices708, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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