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“Beautiful Colonial Building”
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The Great House
Ranked #2 of 26 Belize City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Beautiful Old Colonial Building
Staffs is very friendly and charming
Room is clean and spacious
Centrally located
The Smokey Mermaid served a very good lunch and dinner"
Close to ferry going to Caye Caulker and San Perdros

Room Tip: Room 9 is very spacious with 2 queen size bed
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Belize city has undergone a makeover. Which makes it a nicer place to visit and the great house has also kept up with the times my wife and I enjoyed a four day stay the room was very comfortable the staff were very attentive and helpfully the restaurant down stairs with its sushi bar was excellent the hotel provided a breakfast in the petite cafe next door which was a delight, and the city is within walking distance an old city which has wonderfull sights and history we would and will be. Back thanks for a wonderfully experience.

Room Tip: This is a city hotel and has a wrap around balcony with chairs and tables for you to enjoy the views...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

My wife and I (Mary & Lin) as well as another couple (Marvin & Pam) stayed at the Great House Inn for ten days of total enjoyment and relaxation. Michelle and her fantastic staff especially Tamika did an outstanding job ensuring our needs were met with welcoming and friendly smiles while providing superb information regarding the “sights and sounds” of their wonderful city, the surrounding areas, as well, as the outlying cayes. The surrounding balcony was excellent for enjoying our breakfast from the Le Petit Café next door…try the wonderful cheese and ham croissant. O’yes, the Margaritas from the Dining area downstairs were absolutely wonderful…the best in the city.
We rental a car when we arrived at Belize International Airport and drove to the Inn where we parked free for the rest of our vacation. We took daily excursions via the rental car and trekked throughout city and the countryside. This permitted us to stop and visit interesting places throughout the Districts…the only way to enjoy the Belizean people and truly experience their culture.
We truly enjoyed the city, watched bicycle races, visited the casino, had great meals throughout the city and never felt threaten. The Great House has amazing character, rich charm, and a totally friendly atmosphere. When we visit again, we will be staying at the Great House…overall a delightful and outstanding experience anchored from the Great House Inn.

Room Tip: Our 2nd floor room next to the front desk was excellent.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Shelly020, Front Office Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Thank you for staying with us and your very kind words. Tamika, I and the rest of the staff miss having you around. Your enthusiasm was actually catching and much appreciated. Hope fully one day your travels will bring you to Belize and The Great House Inn again.

We wish you the very best in the future.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

I enjoyed the stay in this property after more than 15 years from my last visit. My room was comfortable and even had a desk to work. The wifi was reliable (this is normally an issue in hotels in Belize, very unreliable). The rate is high for what you get but I guess this is normal in Belize. The breakfast is not included, you get a coupon from the reception desk to apply in a purchase at the next door Le Petit Cafe. The value of the coupon is 5 Belize dollars which is not enough even for a capuccino. If you go to Le Petit Cafe, try the cheese and ham croissant and the cinammon roll.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Shelly020, Front Office Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted to know that after 15 years your expectation was meet. We continue to work hard in keeping up to the standards and expectation of our guests.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Great place to stay, clean efficient , everything we needed and a wonderful restaurant down stairs. Would certainly stay again. Very helpfull staff , great shower, good a/c , only real problem is the hotel is on the first floor , but someone always there to carry your bags

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

I stayed here for a business trip. The Great House really was great! ...... Very quaint, definitely had an inn or homey feel to it. Rooms were very clean. Staff was very helpful, and wi-fi was super fast! I stayed on the third floor and had a great view of the water. Sunrise from the balcony was incredible!

Room Tip: Ask for a third floor room! Views and breezes are much better!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We enjoyed 5 nights at the Great House. The staff was wonderful, friendly and very helpful. The ocean breeze was enjoyable, we slept with the windows open and the fan running. The surrounding balcony was great to enjoy your morning coffee/tea and evening beer with an ocean breeze and ocean view on the upper level. Jose keeps you safe at night patrolling the hotel grounds.
There is a great pastry shop next door, refrigerators and coffee makers in the room. The room was nicely cleaned made each day. If you want to swim, the pools at the Radisson are available for a small daily fee ($5 US).
The water taxi and city walking tour trail are just a very short walk. A taxi stand is at the end of the driveway (cab fairs around town were fixed at $7.50 US when we were there). A craft market and "trinket" mall are just up the road also. They open mostly when a cruise ship is in port, however some booths are open every day.
The Great House is a Great Place to stay and their prices are very reasonable, check them out if you plan to visit Belize.
Dot and Tony

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £115 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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