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“2nd Time at the Great House.”
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The Great House
Ranked #2 of 26 Belize City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belize
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38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“2nd Time at the Great House.”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Living for almost 12 years in Belize, I stayed 2 weeks ago for the second time at the Great House. The Great House is such a lovely and charming B&B.
All the rooms have the beautiful colonial designs, and are very spacious and comfortable.
The Great House is owned by a wonderful Belizean Family, who makes sure that each guest will be taken care of by their very friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I stayed here on a recent volunteer trip to Belize with a group. Our rooms were lovely and very clean (and HUGE). The air conditioning was very effective and the beds were amazingly comfortable. The front desk staff was very helpful and were able to connect us with Mr. Homer and as other reviewers have said, he is the man to take you around Belize. The view is to die for! The restaurant was ok, the ones in the Raddison across the way were much better. You can also use the facilities (pool and work out room) there as well. The breakfast certificate they give you each day for the little cafe is wonderful because it is good until 8PM and they have a wide selection of very both savory and sweet items. We are traveling back to Belize in August and will be staying there again. As far as the area goes, it's the city, so there is a good deal of run down houses and the like around, but I never once felt unsafe and we were never bothered while walking around.

Room Tip: Room 1 (which is by reception but I really did not have a problem with that) is the largest room and...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

It was clean and they were ready for me when I arrived. Just stayed one night and walked along the bay in the morning. Would go there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank terrttu
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed here for one night. The room was gorgeous and clean. It was the best shower I had in Belize. The staff was nice and helpful. We eat lunch and dinner at the Smokey Mermaid. I would stay here again if I booked a night in Belize City.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

If You Ever Find your self in Belize City This is a great place 2 stay very clean great staff and it's right off the water. There Are a Ton of thing's 2 do in Belize and Many Great People That wil Help. But me&my wife found our self w/ a great guid 4 the week His Mame is Mr. Homer B and this man know's his stuff very safe and very fair w/ his price 2 take u were u want 2 go so if u need a gide give him a call ---------- from Airpot 2 the hotel of your choice if no the great house and back he will take great care of you let him know jim&stacy say Hi

  • Stayed January 2012
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farnham common
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298 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

On arrival, it is a fine site, strikingly white and colonial. Its welcome was warm and the rooms were comfortable.Relaxing on the verandah is fun even if the views are somewhat blocked by fauna. Breakfast in the bakery next door (with your BZ$5) was different but dinner in Radisson was not what our fellow contributors reported. During our overnight stay we were not particulary taken with Belize City except for its fine British Colonial buildings but had fun jumping on the chicken bus and going out to the Belize Zoo which if only for the jaguars, pumas and large birds of prey is really worth a visit. Overall, the Great House (a guest house not a hotel) is probably worth half the cost but gets from us a 'recommended'. Remember not to go for rooms on the reception floor. Their wifi did not work while we were there.

Room Tip: Make sure you don't have room 5 which is right behind Reception. Try and get a room on the top f...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Pedro, Belize
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2011

The location is good, and the water pressure was good. Other items that contribute to a pleasant and memorable stay were regrettably lacking.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: The Great House
Address: 13 Cork Street | PO Box 85, Belize City, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize District > Belize City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Belize City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Great House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belize is fast becoming the English speaking Central America destination of choice for those seeking adventure, a host of natural wonders, and beautiful people. We invite you to experience the awesome wonders of our world-renowned barrier reef system, to bask in the warmth of our numerous offshore and costal destinations, to be humbled by our magnificent archaeological sites, to be awed in the depths of our cave systems, to be totally swayed by the unique qualities of our natural and protected areas, and to be mesmerized at the biological diversity you will encounter in your daily adventures. More importantly, we invite you to be consumed by the passion, gentle embrace and authenticity of our diverse culture and people. As you travel the length and breadth of our home, we will greet each of you as friends but will let you leave as family. My staff and I invite you to choose The Great House Inn as your headquarter for your Belize Adventure. Old world charm with all the amenities for the Business and Leisure Traveler. It would be our pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful Colonial Home, which we have meticulously appointed with all the amenities for your comfort and convenience. The look and feel of yesterday with today's modern conveniences make The Great House Belize's most desirable "outpost" away from home. Our colonial heritage and ambience are faithfully preserved in all of our sixteen guestrooms. Each is individually color coordinated with a host of tasteful and comfortable appointments. All of the spacious rooms feature: Wi-Fi, Air conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Private Bath, Hair Dryer, Mini Refrigerator, Coffee maker, Direct Dial Telephone, Desk, Remote Control Cable TV, Alarm clock, Iron Board and In-Room Safety Deposit Box. Daily Complimentary: Wi-Fi, Light Continental Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, Bottle Water, Bananas and Cookies From polished pine floor to fresh fruit on arrival, our guestrooms and staff let you know you made the right choice. ... more   less 
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