We stayed at Rumors in early December 2013. What stuck us first about our experience was how knowledgeable, open, and gracious Francisco was, the family member in this family-owned guest house who runs the business. Francisco personally picked us up from our guest house in Belize City and drove us to Rumors, in San Ignacio (about a 2 hour trip). Although of course we paid for this transport service, we really enjoyed the experience. Francisco made the ride informative, engaging and personally meaningful.
When we arrived at the hotel, we met Rosy, a staff member, who was also friendly, well-informed, and responsive during our stay. For example, Rosy arranged taxis to take us to Mayan sites and then, after our check-out, back to Belize, for a stop at the extraordinary Belize City Zoo, and on to the airport. We also were delighted that the taxi drivers were warm, knowledgeable, and completely trustworthy.
The hotel itself is like a small but vibrant retreat center. It is up on a hill, and the view toward Guatemala is lovely, lush and peaceful. The colors of the hotel's exterior walls are warm and vivid, without being loud. Our room, which included a balcony, was spacious and clean, and the AC, Internet and TV worked well. The price was very reasonable.
We also ate a couple of breakfasts and one dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Our server, like everybody else, was friendly, and the food was good.
San Ignacio is a welcoming village (we especially liked the Farmers' Market and the Ko-Ox Hannah restaurant), and the Mayan sites surrounding it are very much worth seeing. Staying at Rumors helped us to fully appreciate our time in San Ignacio. We highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rumors Resort Hotel is a proud Belizean family-owned and operated hotel Conveniently situated just 2 1/2 miles from San Ignacio Town. Elegantly perched on a hilltop, we offer a fresh/windy ambiance with impressive panoramic views. We cater to travelers seeking a tranquil getaway from the buzz of town in an eco-retreat setting while keeping well within easy access to town's conveniences. Situated near all major attractions in the Cayo District, we're the ideal outpost for the adventure traveler seeking to experience the best of Belize's cultural, historical and eco-adventure attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rumors Resort Belize/San Ignacio