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“Great Value and Location”
Review of Hotel de la Fuente

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Hotel de la Fuente
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Orange Walk
Certificate of Excellence
USA
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Value and Location”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Orange Walk is a good transition point in Northern Belize. Only a short bus ride (about 2 hours) from Belize City, you can easily get to the Wildlife Sanctuary and Lamanai ruin site from here and then head further north to Corozal, on to San Pedro (bus and water taxi, took about 4 hours, including wait time) or even to the Mexico border (about 7 hours). Hotel de la Fuente was, as some reviewers have noted, much better than expected--especially at the price point. The room was quite clean and neatly furnished, with A/C, a hot shower (good water pressure) and solid WiFi. There was never any safety concern and the staff is pretty helpful and friendly. Note there is no safe in the room. "Breakfast" is provided each morning (toast with jam/honey, fruit and coffee) and they will help organize your travel and trips. Highly recommend doing the boat ride to Lamanai (catch the boat literally around the corner, $US50 total), though note the term "ferry" is being used very generously--pack a poncho. Not much to do in Orange Walk itself but the hotel staff will help direct you to food and resources around town, even have free bikes for guests to use.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

My friend and I were traveling from Corozol to Orange Walk planning on catching a river boat tour when our rental car's steering went out. Yikes! We managed to pull over and across the street was the Hotel De La Fuente, we couldn't find our rental paperwork - naturally - so we went into the lobby and asked if they had a phone book or had the number to the rental agency. The staff at the front desk not only called and helped arrange for a replacement car, they asked a mechanic ( on site) to look over the vehicle to see if it was anything that could be fixed there. We left the keys with the staff, and we were able to enjoy a great breakfast at Lugui's and a walk around town - by the time we returned to the hotel the staff had parked our replacement car in their private lot and had the keys waiting for us. I tried to offer the guys a tip, but they waved me off. I think if this is an example of how they treat some tourists off the street - who aren't even staying there- then you're in for a very special time at Hotel de la Fuente.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lecanto, Florida
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Stayed at Hotel de la Fuente just last week. The room was better than we ever could have expected: comfortable bed, cool A/C, very clean and delicious light breakfast. Also, staff very friendly. Will definitely stay there again and do more in the area. Their website is 100% accurate when it promises "a cozy stay at a comfortable price."

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2012

We had a hot shower, connection to the internet, and a good night's sleep before leaving on the river trip to Lamanai. The room was clean and the service was fine.

Also, very important, they had a good place to park our rental car while we took the river trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

I like to give hotels leeway, but this hotel is just 'okay'.
First, there is no food, no other services besides a bed and a fairly central location.
It was clean. Almost Sterile... Just no personality...
We were eating at a Bakery up the street for breakfast. It woiuld be nice to have at least a basic breakfast, even juice, coffee & breads or danish?
We did the Lamania Tour that leaves right from the town pier (there is only One that does this!) so the location was Perfect for this!!
I will say the value is very good and there are few other choices in Orange Walk.
Our room had 4 beds even though we were a couple...
It is a place to sleep... I cannot give it more than this...
We are photographers and took no pics of this hotel, just a few from the roof, but took thousands in the town and on the Lamanai Maya Ruin trip. This is the Must Do!!! Everyone should do a river trip like this once. This was the best one in Belize...
We saw over 100 different bird/animal species just in a one day trip... Our guide would stop to point them out if we missed any... It was hard not to! And Monkeys... If you love monkeys this is where we got Right up Close. Like on the Boat!! One wanted to take my camera (maybe to take my picture??) but I took his pic instead...
For Dinner, the Not to miss dining was at the 'Nahil Mayab'. It was a long walk from the hotel, the other end of the town, but Awesome Atmosphere and Great food...
Ask for Really Good directions! We got lost the first night, but found it...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Pierrelatte, Rhone-Alpes, France
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Modern rooms with A/C, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, fridge, complimentary breakfast in the lobby, private parking... Owners Orlando and Cindy were very kind, and all their employees were very helpful. A good place where to stay in Orange Walk. And the boat tour to Lamanai that leaves and arrives from/to the hotel was perfect.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Kalamazoo, MI
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We loved this hotel. Great value, lovely new building in the back of the property. Service is very responsive and they arranged our tour to Lamanai. We were upgraded at no charge to the suite due to overbooking. Our only complaint is that we couldn't run the TV and air-conditioner at the same time, but really a small matter. Try Panacea for breakfast - open air restaurant near where you'll board the boat for Lamanai. Nahil Mayab is good for lunch or dinner and a short walk across town.

No pool or restaurant, but I think pools are rare in this area. Many restaurants in easy walking distance.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel de la Fuente
Address: 14 Main Street, Orange Walk, Belize
Region: Belize > Orange Walk District > Orange Walk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Orange Walk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located on Main Street, downtown. We offer 22 rooms of which 3 are junior suites with kitchenette & 10 upgraded premium rooms on the newly built "East Wing" with queen beds, flat screen TV, fridge & coffee maker. Wireless internet access throughout the property, complimentary computer with internet access & coffee in lobby. We serve a hot breakfast daily 6:30 am to 10 am. Breakfast items include omelettes, french toast, fruit plates, traditional Belizean items such as fried jacks and Johnny Cakes, and fresh fruit juices. Banquitas House of Culture, La Popular Bakery, Scotiabank, Belize Bank and Atlantic Bank are all within two blocks. Daily Tours to Lamanai, Altun Ha and Community Baboon Sanctuary. 24 hr. security & parking. ... more   less 
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Hotel De La Fuente Belize/Orange Walk

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