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Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Lower Dover as part of a backpacking trip around Belize. I'd originally planned to spend two nights at the lodge, but due to poor weather on the coast, I changed my plans and stayed for three nights instead. Maddie is the most welcoming host - I arrived at the lodge close to 5pm, but she was ready... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in the dorm here and had a great stay. the dorm room and beds are very comfortable. you have a mozzie net and a clean towel with your bed Our host Maddie was very welcoming and showed us everything we needed to know when we arrived. The property has a little bit of everything from a... More 

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bellbrook, ohio, usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in staying in fancy resorts, this isn't for you. But if you like simple, comfortable accommodations with the chance of meeting interesting people--STAY HERE! We originally booked the red cabin--which was just right for a couple. They were doing a little work on it, so upgraded us to the Rasta cabin for a few nights. It... More 

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2 Thank fitlife60
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed two weeks at the Lower Dover Field station and while the lodge is not very close to the main hubs it is located in isolated jungle a short walk from several cultural sites. The food is beyond good, I found myself having seconds at almost every meal, and one of my personal favorite spots was a small pool... More 

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Thank Max K
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I recently just completed a five day stay with two other friends. I must say that the reviews on here are quite accurate and it is an amazing place to stay, especially if you're planning on checking out San Ignacio, ATM Cave or Tikal. First off, the hostess, Maddy, is extremely friendly, informative and personable. She knows you're on vacation... More 

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Thank Derrick L
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My only regret was staying three days at Lower Dover instead of an entire week. I don't know where to begin to describe my trip there. 1- you can order breakfast and dinner for each day you're there. I recommend ordering everyday. It's always home cooked fresh and everyone eats together like a family and talk about each others' day.... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Words cannot describe how great the lodge and owners are. The setting, rooms, views, trails, and yes wine are absolutely great. We showed up in the afternoon, spent the night, and went to the on-site ruins in the morning. Even that little amount of time was by far the best 24hrs of the week we spent in Belize. I would... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay! Idealic jungle setting, the kindest, most helpful host, the rooms are spacious and very comfortable with large lockers. There's a supermarket nearby and a great kitchen. We spent the day walking through the jungle in the company of two of the hostel's friendly dogs, swimming in the creek and relaxing in the hammocks. This... More 

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Thank Lysmonster
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. Maddy and her family could not have been more friendly. We were two very tired travlers who made errors when booking (wrong date so just showed up unannounced!) and Maddy accommodated us without question also helping us book our tour to the ATM cave. The grounds are beautiful and we loved the guide dogs who accompanied... More 

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madreynolds, Manager at Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Eggshells for your positive review. Just a note to say that Eggshell late arrival after dark is an exception to our rules. We are glad it worked out BUT please do not assume unannounced late arrivals will go so smoothly. Best to plan to arrive anywhere in Belize BEFORE it gets dark. Family style dinner is served at... More 

Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us stayed at lower Dover for three nights in the bunk house and we had a perfect time! We were able to go into San Ignacio for the market and iguana factory one day, and the other day Maddy hooked us up with Mario - a wonderful tour guide to take us cave tubing. We also went by... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed in western Belize. 100 acre conservation area with jungle, wildlife & on-site Maya Ruins yet minutes from the highway & popular bus stop. SWIM, HIKE, EXPLORE RUINS, BIRD, HAMMOCKS, WIFI. Near ATM Cave, en-route to Tikal, 20 min by car to San Ignacio or Belmopan (40min by bus). Tours (ATM Cave $110usd) & DIY National Parks ($10) nearby. Rated #1 Hostel / Specialty Lodge by Hostelworld & TripAdvisor for last 2 years. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

Address: Mile 59 Western Hwy | POBox 346 San Ignacio, Cayo, Unitedville, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio > Unitedville
Price Range: $20 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“The Rasta cabin has air, the others do not, but they have nice fans”
  • Rasta cabin with attached bathroom and air.
  • Red cabin bathroom.
  • Red cabin shower
 of 5 bubbles fitlife60, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in.”
  • Relaxing on the porch of the hostel cabin waiting for the toucan to fly by
  • View from the trail on the grounds tour with Maddy :)
  • Views from swimming in the river to cool off on a hot day :D
 of 5 bubbles 276jams, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Free WiFi does not reach all units. Rasta has AC, Bunk has mosquito netting. Helps to be there before dark. Pay with cash if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles radwommman, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorm was very comfortable for singles”
 of 5 bubbles Lyma1215, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Remember your bug spray!”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiAnne101, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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