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“Clean and comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Great House
Ranked #2 of 26 Belize City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belize
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Spent one night here because the Radisson was full. Had minor problems with tv and a/c but the lovely front desk person was very helpful. The room was clean and the beds comfortable so that was a huge plus for us. The only downside here was the constant noise from guest walking around and the moving of furnitures during cleaning on the upper floor.

Room Tip: Would stay on the top floor to avoid all the constant noise from people walking or housekeepers movi...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Belize G
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ozone Park, New York
Level Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

On a recent trip to Belize City, we stayed here for 5 nights and the most important thing for me was that it was clean and the A/C worked. There were 3 of us in the room and we never had more than 2 wash cloths, luckily I travel with my own.
On arrival, we were never told that we could get a voucher for breakfast at the café next door at the Radisson until we overheard the front desk clerk the day before check out telling an arriving guest about it. Not a problem as we received breakfast from our sponsoring group each morning.
Location on the water was fine but not much of a breeze despite the lovely and gracious wrap around verandahs on both levels.
Biggest problem was the old and slightly musty smelling room when we arrived. Our travelling companions also complained about the smell. By the end of our stay, I didn't notice it anymore, it either dissipated on its own from our various fragrances or we just got used to it. All in all, not bad but if I had to pay, this would not have been my first choice.

Room Tip: Get a room in front which is open to the sea breeze and appear to be larger than the ones in the bac...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ledunkley
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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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88 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The Great Housse is a lovely old mansion in Belize City. I was permitted to check in at 11 am as my room was ready and I had arrived in the city very early. My room was extremely clean and furnished in a style appropriate for such a building. The room was large and very comfortable. I would stay her again in a heartbeat. The young woman a at the desk was lovely, accomodating, helpful and professional. This is not a Westin but if you appreciate historic structures, wide porches and beautiful views, you will love it. Don't miss the museum in the former prison, it was fascinating.

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

My wife and I had a very nice stay at the Great House Inn! May look a little on the worn side based on pics I saw, but definitely not the case. Very nice staff, clean rooms, comfortable bed, and even a modern bathroom (granite, etc). Convenient and safe location within the hotel district. Free breakfast at the cafe next door was also nice. Would recommend stay there on future visits to Belize City!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Whohoo2
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Ottawa, Canada (YOW)
Level Contributor
96 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

I was staying across the street at the Radisson and convinced my business colleagues to join me at the Great House for dinner. The restaurant has all the makings of a fantastic establishment, but the execution is lacking. The building is beautiful, a colonial masterpiece. The courtyard where the restaurant is a charming and romantic setting. But the service we received was disinterested and unacceptable.

We were three for dinner. Despite there being only one other table occupied, we were always left waiting for service. When our meals arrived (promptly, thank you), we had no cutlerly. I had to flag down a passing kitchen staff member to ask for utensils. I also had to seek out the server for a second glass of wine. For most of the meal, our server was AWOL, chatting with the cook it seemed. The quality of the food was fine, but by then I had already formed an opinion.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Seat13F
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Shelly020, Front Office Manager at The Great House, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We do apologize for the unacceptable service received in the restaurant. The Great House Inn does not managed the restaurant, it is leased out. We take all reviews extremely seriously and have forwarded this review to the management of the restaurant.
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Maya Beach, Stann Creek, Belize
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

this is a lovely hotel and i will certainly choose it again....i will, however, request a room on the opposite side from the restaurant/bar. at about 4:00 PM VERY LOUD music began and it lasted until after 9:00PM. when i mentioned this to the front desk they did not seem inclined to do anything about it.

Room Tip: request one on the opposite from the restaurant bar unless you like loud dance music and a chatty DJ
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Shelly020, Front Office Manager at The Great House, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for choosing The Great House Inn as your Belize City Hotel. We appreciate all reviews and comments and we take them extremely seriously. We apologize for the loud music during your stay. The Great House Inn does not managed the restaurant, it is leased out. However any and all reviews that affects The Great House Inn we take seriously. This review has been passed to the Manager of the restaurant.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Great House Inn.
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Pasadena
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

From check in till the time I left the staff was extremely helpful, going above and beyond to help me feel at home. Each room has a unique feel and touches. I requested a change of rooms for an ocean view and the staff accommodated me without hesitation. I highly recommend that you stay here if you are going to be in Belize city.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Dvdsonsoccer
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Shelly020, Front Office Manager at The Great House, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at The Great House Inn. We truly appreciate your kind review. This review ensures Management and Staff our continued efforts are being recognized.
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Additional Information about The Great House

Property: The Great House
Address: 13 Cork Street | PO Box 85, Belize City, Belize
Phone Number:
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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