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Black Orchid Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burrell Boom
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6 reviews
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“Howler Monkeys!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Many good things to say about Black Orchid, but one of the strongest aspects, for nature lovers especially, is the ability to view monkeys in their natural habitat. We saw a few on the first day and a whole family with 2 babies, right on the property! The river is nice and they have canoes and kayaks for your enjoyment. The restaurant and bar are great. Some of the servers were very busy, making the service a little slow, but understandable. Overall the resort is very relaxing. I would probably stay at BOR again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Texas
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This hotel was pretty and comfortable. The pool is nice and the food we had was all really good. The grounds were well cared for and beautiful. The staff was quick to tend to any problems we found. The air-conditioner in our room wasn't working properly, but it got fixed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TexasTravelGirl48
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Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We have stayed at this property three times. Our stays were more about the location than the resort, however, the management continues to make improvements every year. If you go ask for a room in Building T (better river views, small pool on the roof). Food and drinks are good, not to die for, but good considering your location. They offer several excursions, zip line, Mayan ruins, fishing, boating, cave tubing There's a sports bar for guest and the appetizers are good. Clean and excellent service, quiet, would be a great honeymoon location.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gypsy Jo S
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California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We visited Belize with our two teenagers and found this to be a great hotel, 15 minutes from the airport and they provide free airport transportation. Rooms were clean and nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed here twice on our way in and out of Belize. The grounds are beautiful and we did some kayaking in the river and enjoyed seeing the iguanas in the trees. Breakfast is included and is great. Belize is an amazing country and we hope to return. We'd definitely stay at the Black Orchid again. For more info on Belize, check out my blog at arewethereyetfuntravelwithkids.blogspot.com.

Room Tip: There is a newer wing that is very nice. We stayed in both the newer and older wing. The older wing...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elk Grove Villa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Our extended family of ten recently stayed at the Black Orchid for 4 nights while we visited the mainland. The place was VERY clean and comfortable and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We did several tours/trips that they organized and all were well executed with knowledgeable, friendly guides. The only criticism we had was the service in the restaurant was very slow, though once we figured out to preorder an hour or so before we wanted to eat, everything was fine. The food was OK but not exceptional. We would recommend the Black Orchid to other travelers.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Carol R
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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

After deciding on the activities we wanted to do while in Belize, I did a few internet searches for places to stay. We decided we wanted to be more central and closer to the water than in the southwest area of Belize. The Black Orchid Resort come up several times. Most of the reviews were positive so we booked our trip with them. (As an FYI- for American's that are used to Hilton or Ritz-type resorts, I do not believe there will be many to find in Belize. The resorts there are much smaller, quieter & in more remote locations.)
We booked the Honeymoon package with an additional day (email them if you want to extend the dates as you can't do it online with this package.) This was a great package; it included: airport pick-up & drop-off, a river view room, all-inclusive meals, a champagne river tour, a romantic, private dinner set up on the dock, 2 spa treatments, and a full day tour. The resort is pretty, quiet & peaceful. It really brings you back to nature. We really enjoyed the food & selection, the romantic dinner was so nicely done other guests requested it as well. The staff were all very friendly & nice. If you get a massage, ask them to book the Canadian (don't know his name), my husband was he was amazing. A few employees really went above & beyond to help us or get things planned. Although, there are a few that aren't as efficient (still helpful & nice though). Booking tours in advance is probably the best bet. We planned a few ahead of time that worked out great, but the ones we didn't were a little harder to get set up while there. Everything worked out with all the activities we wanted to do, but it could have been a little more seem-less. However, the Resort really did a nice job setting up a place for us to stay on Ambergris Caye for a dive trip with transportation there & back for a very reasonable price. We really want to give much praise to Cesar. He is one of the tour guides for the Resort & he was the BEST. We met him for the boat tour & then he was our Cave tubing/ziplining guide. He is very personable, knowledgeable, and just an over-all good guy. We really enjoyed spending time with him so we requested him for another tour. He was able to move things around so that he would be our guide again. It's always nice to have a person with you to make you feel more comfortable when you are out of your own surroundings. We loved him!
There were a few small inconveniences; a small water issue in our building for a few hours, trying to get a few activities planned out, but with a little patience everything was fixed our scheduled to accommodate us. Overall, this was a great place to stay & I definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a Riverview Room in building T. It's really nice & modern. The bathrooms are great a...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, UK
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

A really beautiful hotel in a stunning setting. The landscaping and grounds of the hotel are beautiful and the pool area very well kept. The location is has a real jungle feel and has an isolated feel but this is exactly what you come for. Stunning location on the river and the hotel has a range of kayaks to grab and explore the quiet river. Beautiful and full of wildlife. The hotel is also deceptively close to the major Mayan sites and Belize City and the hotel arranges transport and trips to all.
The hotel room itself was beautiful...amongst the best I've stayed in all over the world. Very large, 2 king size beds (very comfortable) with expensive linen, and generally very well appointed. A large balcony overlooking the pool & river was fantastic for reading and relaxing.
The staff were all very friendly and accommodating and worked hard to please.
If there was one tiny criticism (and it is tiny), the food isn't quite up to the standard of the rest of the hotel (i.e very high). It's a slightly muddled menu of mixed cuisines and the meat quality wasn't the best in a couple of the dishes we had. However, it's certainly not poor, and given it's the only place to eat in the area, it serves the purpose and is in a nice setting. And the breakfasts were very good!
Overall - can highly recommend. Perfect place to drop out of society for a few days and enjoy a jungle setting. The great staff, location, and quality of accommodation made it a fantastic break in a great hotel. Oh...and Belize generally is just awesome!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Black Orchid Resort
Address: 2 Dawson Lane | Belize District, Burrell Boom, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize District > Burrell Boom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burrell Boom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Orchid Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belize has such contrasts from the beaches to the jungle to the Mayan ruins, from the rivers to the Cayes, a good base from which to see it all, is the Black Orchid Resort on the banks of the Belize Old River on the outskirts of Burrell Boom Village, just fifteen minutes from the international airport so it’s easy to reach and easy to leave from. Just a short distance away from Belize City and the airport, the resort is also within about an hour’s drive of most of the country’s mainland attractions, making it a convenient launching point for your vacation adventures. We provide accommodations with an ambiance of environmental radiance, alluring air conditioned rooms and immaculate, quiet and safe grounds. We are an excellent alternative to Belize City and gateway to all Belize has to offer; with knowledgeable guides and transportation for snorkeling, deep sea fishing, cave tubing, Maya Ruin tours, complimentary international airport shuttle, free use of kayaks, canoes, peddle boats and free wireless internet access. Your safety is our business. Come let us show you Belize ... more   less 
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