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“The little something extra place”
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Rumors Resort
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in San Ignacio
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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“The little something extra place”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I just stayed there last week. Nice place. Nice staff. Clean. Friendly. Excellent value.
I had things go wrong for me on planning my vacation and during my vacation but Rumors is one of the things that helped make up for them. Stay here and be happy.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We spent the first part of our vacation to Belize on an island (Yok Ha Resort, if you’re looking for something small and delightful on the ocean…I would recommend this 3 acre oasis) and then came to San Ignacio to see another side of Belize. We choose Rumors because we wanted something out of town that was affordable. Rosie and Francesco were amazing hosts. We had breakfast there every morning and everything we tried was amazing. Rosie hooked us up with different adventures every day. Their prices are the same as the operators in town and it was so simple to have her take care of us. We took three adventures: Xunatunich/Jaguar Cave Tubing, Tikal, and ATM Cave and they were all AMAZING. The guides that Rumors contracts with are top notch and we enjoyed every minute of our excursions. I really can’t say enough. We were picked up at the resort after our delicious breakfasts and taken care of for the day. Each excursion was a very special trip. At night Rosie would call us a cab ($5 US) to go into town and check out the restaurants and street food there. San Ignacio is a unique town that really comes alive at night with tourists. We had some great food at Hannah’s and Serendib, but our favorite restaurant was Cenaida’s, just one block off of the “main drag” behind Courts.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bozeman, Montana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Clean rooms in a good location. Most importantly, friendly and helpful. All of our 'adventure tours' we're booked through them and we're great. Good guides and very fun. Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manitoba, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Stayed Jan 26 -29th 2014. Main purpose of our visit was to visit Tikkal, local caves, waterfalls, butterfly and hummingbird farm. Another of our party booked this hotel, and I'm very glad they did. It is about 4 Miles out of San Ignacio, which is a super busy and frenetic town, with lots of restaurants, bars, and tour operators. After booking to Tikkal with Maximum tours (which was fine) we discovered Rumors offers tours with their own guides, and we booked to go Rio Frio cave, and Rio An falls in the pine forest reserve.
Tikkal first - awesome Mayan ruins, lots to learn and see, and our guide Carlos was excellent. Maximum tours also helped with the border crossing (it's in Guatemala) and arranged breakfast and lunch for us on the way to and from.
Rio Frio and Rio An were also awesome experiences, as was the Barton Creek cave which we did the next day, all with the same guide - Diego Cruz. Diego is more than knowledgable, he knows the history pat, is an excellent story teller, and made the Mayan history come alive. I'm a nervous explorer (afraid of heights, closed spaces, the dark , you name it) but I did it all with Diego and our group. He was so confident, safety conscious, and made it all so interesting, I forgot to be scared! We saw stalagmites, stalagtites, columns, Mayan artifacts, bats, birds (Diego knows all the species and is an accomplished birder and rock climber), and travelled 2 Miles by canoe into Barton Creek cave (pitch black but we had headlamps). At the end of that day we stopped at the Malfunction Junction for a well deserved Belliken beer - literally on a deserted corner in the forest.
Back to Rumors - we got home everyday dirty, smelly, tired, and in need of a hot shower and food. They have both, or you can catch a cheap cab ride into San Ignacio for really good, cheap food. Cenaida's was the best - chicken, coconut rice and stew beans with a Belliken for less than $20 US each. Hana's was also vg - Kingfish and wine (not many places stock reasonably priced wine - it's mostly beer and rum drinks, like the "panty ripper" on every menu - coconut rum and pineapple juice! :)).
Rosie, Francisco, and Zorby are great at Rumors, and make sure you have the banan bread French toast if you can, it goes fast every morning!
The hotel is scrupulously clean, grounds beautiful, and the rooms well stocked. We will definitely be back as there are more caves, falls, and areas to explore. Btw - this area is popular with Hollywood royalty as Francis Ford Coppola has a lodge in the pine forest, with a private air strip. Many well known stars (Leo, Anne, Julia) have been to the caves, so you might get a surprise companion!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

My friend and I stayed at Rumors for three nights recently and found the staff to be friendly, easygoing and very helpful. This is a great bargain -- lovely location, relaxing, clean rooms, full cable if you want it -- great experience! Rosy, Jessica and Yoby were all super nice, Rumors was just a $5 cab ride to town.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

This place is incredibly reasonable and a great jumping off point for trips into town and to Jungle excursions (did Caracol and Crystal Cave). Their tour guides are amazing (Diego is awesome!!). Had a great experience. A nice comfy room with three beds. Food is good, but don't miss taking a taxi into town for great Belizean bites! San Ignacio is a great town! Don't miss it.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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San Ignacio, Belize
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

I just had another student group stay at Rumors, and they loved it yet again! Of course, with Frankie and Rosy there helming it, I knew they'd have a great stay, all 15 of them. I always like to make sure my student groups stay at a nice location, and that it's not right downtown at the same time. Mission accomplished with Rumors.

It's just a few miles from downtown, so it's easy to get to. The food there is great, and the students always mentioned that the breakfasts were phenomenal. I must say that Frankie and Rosy are very active with the local Rotaract club, and they work with students all the time, so they know exactly how to please them. They went out of their way to help a couple of students that had some bad street food, causing them to have to stay at the hotel all day instead of helping us with the community service projects. Thanks to them for that!

Will I be sending more groups there? For sure! You can't go wrong with Rumors.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Rumors Resort
Address: Mile 68 Western Highway | mile 2 1/2 Benque Viejo Road, San Ignacio, Belize
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Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in San Ignacio
#4 Business Hotel in San Ignacio
#5 Family Hotel in San Ignacio
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rumors Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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 relatively 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 keeping you well within easy access to town's conveniences. Situated near all major attractions in the Cayo District, we're an ideal outpost for the adventure travelers seeking to experience the best of Belize's cultural, historical and eco-adventure attractions. ... more   less 
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