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“Great night at the Great House”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Great House

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The Great House
Ranked #2 of 26 Belize City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Burbank, California
2 reviews
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“Great night at the Great House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We enjoyed our one-night stay in March. Like many others staying here we chose to avoid the standard US-style hotel (Radisson) and go for the character. This hotel had it. The rooms were spacious (and well air conditioned which is a must) and comfortable. Couldn't get the room safe to work properly. The location is great with a short walk to the lighthouse and pier. Had some issues with the plumbing that they addressed quickly, At the restaurant, drinks were awesome and the food was good, but not excellent (snapper was a little dry). Breakfast at the little pastry shop next door was very good. The service was outstanding and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. Definitely a great place to start your Belize adventure.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We have been staying at the Great House for the last 15 years, and we are never disappointed. Michelle and the staff are great and always attentive to our needs. The large sunny balcony was our favorite place to relax and have a Beliken after a hard day of working in the Dental Clinic in Belize City. The view was beautiful and the location is safe and walking distance to shopping and town. The breakfast next door at the La Petite Cafe wasincluded and a great way to start our day.The rooms are clean, fresh and confortable. We will be back next year!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Henderson, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We stayed at the Great House Inn for four days, using it a a central place to explore Belize by rental car. We like older hotels, with some character, instead of cookie-cutter hotels where the rooms are the same as they are everywhere else. We were not disappointed. We were on the third floor, and although a lack of elevators could be a challenge for some, we loved the high ceilings, unique furnishings, and shared wrap-around balcony. The hotel does not charge for parking, although we tipped the overnight security guard that watches over the cars and hotel. Be aware that reception is on the second floor, not the bottom floor where the restaurant is located.

Also, our rate included a voucher for breakfast at the La Petit Cafe, a breakfast bar, next door. We needed to ask for the vouchers every day. Try to get them the night before, since the reception desk does not open early. Well worth the time, the Le Petit Cafe has some nice items.

Room Tip: We liked the third floor rooms, with their high ceilings.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

The Great House Hotel was just what I wanted-lots of charm and not cookie-cutter like the chain hotels. Our room was darling, clean and fresh. The staff was lovely. For breakfast, we were given a voucher for the the bakery next store. Best pastries this side of France! We took our pastries and binoculars out on the porch of the hotel and saw many gorgeous and (to us) exotic birds in the surrounding trees. If you are looking for a swimming pool, fancy lobby and gift shop, this is not for you (though you can go right next door to the Radisson to get those things).

Room Tip: You can ask for a room with a view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stayed only one night before catching water taxi to cayes. Beautiful building showing signs of lack of upkeep. Smokey Mermaid restaurant on ground floor has nice layout and cute bar, but big thunderstorm forced us under cover and loss of electricity caused us to skip dinner. The bottled water for drinking must be purchased at the desk, and ice comes from a cooler. If you want a real breakfast, go across the street where there is a killer buffet with everything you could possibly desire.

Room Tip: If you have trouble climbing stairs, you are out of luck.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Booked this hotel through Expedia. Looked nice, old colonial building with wide decks. The room we were given was very disappointing. Small, well worn, musty bathroom with a view through a barred window of the building next door. Nothing plosives to say about the place.

Room Tip: If you do stay here make sure you ask for a second floor room with a view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shelly020, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations at The Great House. I thank you for your review as all guest comments are important to us in order to insure we meet their expectations.
We are constantly improving and upgrading our facilities and the guest room you stayed in is part of our ongoing plan and has been scheduled to be completely upgraded this season.
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Charming accommodations, pleasant staff and great location. We only stayed one night, but it was lovely. We enjoyed spending the evening on a rocking bench outside our room and overlooking the water. It was relaxing and peaceful after a hectic days of airports and travel.

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Additional Information about The Great House

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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