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Rainforest Haven Inn
Ranked #3 of 35 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We chose this hotel in San Ignacio based on a Lonely Planet review as we wanted a good inexpensive hotel in Cayo to stage our excursions from. I base my high marks partially on how well the hotel is run by Shamera Williams. Her attention to our needs and accommodating attitude was a real win.

The hotel itself only has 5 rooms and was built as a private home. There is a kitchen up on the 3rd floor and access to the roof which was a lovely place to have coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. To keep it in perspective this is not an "American" style brand new hotel. Built as a private home, it had a more rustic feel. We really enjoyed the wrap around porch and the fact that it was located about 4-5 min walk to the main drag. Everything is very close without feeling like you are in the thick of it.
There is also a beauty shop run by Shamera's sister on the ground floor where I partook of a manicure. Additionally they run a laundry business so for about 6USD we had a substantial load done (wash, dry & fold). All in all this is a truly well run establishment delivering EXCELLENT value for money.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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S W, Owner at Rainforest Haven Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

I really enjoyed our conversations and getting to know the both of you. Thank you very much for your contributions and we are always looking for ways to improve future accommodations. I'm happy you enjoyed our services.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

The Rainforest Haven Inn was a very nice place to stay. The owners are extremely helpful and accommodating. The rooms are very large and clean. Some have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The Inn is located only a few minutes walking distance from San Ignacio's restaurants and bars. It has a shared kitchen, a common living room with comfortable couches and a rooftop with breathtaking views. All in all a great place to stay and extremely good value!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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S W, Owner at Rainforest Haven Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time our to provide us with your feedback. We appreciate your valuable comments and look forward to improving our services.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Looking for a beautiful home style inn... RainForest Haven Inn it is!!!... Great price, view, rooms, space... & most importantly CUSTOMER SERVICE was Ecstatic!!!... Great place for tourist!!... They have it all at the Inn... Even a hair salon & nail shop downstairs. Book your stay at RainForest Haven!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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S W, Owner at Rainforest Haven Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

As we say in Belize, muchas gracias (thank you very much) for your feedback. We were happy to host you guys and hope you visit us again when in Belize.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Rainforest Haven was our favorite place we stayed during our time in Belize. The location was perfect, the room was very nice, the price was more than reasonable, and Shamera made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived.

It's located just up the hill in San Ignacio, so it's easy to walk down to the main drag, but it's nice and quiet for sleeping. We especially liked being able to use the full kitchen on the top floor, as well as the balcony that overlooks the town. Sitting on the rooftop with a cold beer and looking down at the city was a great way to end an adventurous day.

Room Tip: We loved Room 5. It's the only room on the top floor, so there was a great breeze. It also had e...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Great location & Good value for Money! owners are very helpful & can assist you with laundry service, Vehicle rental haircuts & cell tel. setup. They assisted me with all of this. Location is also quite near to town but not right on top of it. I'd book here again, great couple and personable too.

Room Tip: I stayed in the cabana across the street however the main house units looked good too! They have a f...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Wandered in off of the street in San Ignacio & were very glad we did!! Lovely hotel perched just up the hill with a great breeze, we had no need for air conditioning at all! We had a huge room with a four poster bed & there were lovely views over the town from our window & also from the roof terrace. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Great value for money & would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone dropping in San Ignacio!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We spent two nights here in July and found the accomadation to be comfortable and well located. It was only a few minutes to walk into the main eating area, however the short distance meant that the accomadation was very peaceful. We had hot water and a big shower which was much appreciated after a few days of cold showers! The room was huge and there was lots of space for our bags. The rooftop terrace had excellent views of the town and the surrounds. We did the atm caves with pacs tours which was brilliant and highly recommended.
Shamera was the perfect hostess and made us very welcome. She also did our laundry for a small fee and was very helpful for information.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rainforest Haven Inn

Address: 2 Victoria Street, San Ignacio 501, Belize
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Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
Price Range: £42 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unlike a new hotel, the Rainforest Haven Inn in San Ignacio, Belize is an historical structure, formerly home to Busman Arnold, a Belizean entrepreneur. Each room is unique with air conditioned, cable TV, private hot and cold bath, mini refrigerator and free WiFi. What makes us unique is that we are the only accommodation in the downtown area that offers a roof deck with a 360 degrees view. Perfect to drink your morning coffee or relax in a hammock with a drink. Guests have access to a full kitchen on the third floor which is perfect to make a quick meal, warm your food or make some coffee. We are about a 3-5 minute walk to restaurants, grocery shops, banks, tour agencies, bus terminal etc. Everything is very close without feeling like you are in the thick of it. On site there is also Traveller's Maya Juice (education rum tasting room), Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class (come cook like a local), and a gift shop. ... more   less 
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