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“Great vacation in a hidden gem of central America.”
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Windy Hill Resort
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in San Ignacio
Reviewed 9 July 2011

My wife and I took this trip because we wanted to visit the Mayan ruins. We had not really investigated Belize. We were surprised to find out that they speak English as their first language. It was very safe and we had so much to do, we couldn't do it all. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going. The Windy Hills team were very helpful and made the trip unforgettable.

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Reviewed 8 July 2011

From both the side-by-side rooms to the stand alone cabins, you cant go wrong. It was a fabulous location with all you could ask for. A restaurant, bar, pool, and access to San Ignacio is everything you should look for in a hotel. The view from the pool is amazing, they have beautiful landscaping, and all the necessary ammenities. Staff was friendly. Amin is an amazing server and bartender, working tirelessly to make sure that the guests have a great time and fabulous service- with a smile. Thank you Amin.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We had to flee Cahal Pech and found this by chance, we have chosen the economy room, compared to C P luxury, simple, could be upgraded somewhat, the cabanas are very nice as we have seen. Excelent staff who like to please and are very helpful. Nice pool and bar& restaurant to relax. We stayed for 3 nights and could have stayed longer. We had hot water, but who needs hot water by 85F?

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Our 8 day trip turned into 10 days while airfare shopping and we needed to find a place to stay for the extra 2 days. Since 8 would be on Ambergris Caye, we located chose Windy Hill in the Cayo district to get a different experience and be close to the ruins at Caracol. My husband and I have traveled in Central America frequently. We were traveling with our brother and sister-in-law who had never experienced the area. We were all thrilled with the location, friendly service, and reasonable prices. We took a trip to Caracol with a very informed guide that was arranged by the office. Caracol is quite a trip up and back, so no the way back, the guide stopped at the pools in Rio so we could take a swim. We went from bustling busy life to rest and relaxtion in less than a few hours upon landing. We will indeed stay at Windy Hill again!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stumbled upon Windy Hill after spending our first night in downtown San Ignacio--which was OK, but the town is crowded & bustling & hectic and not exactly a place to relax after touring around Cayo. Windy Hill Resort is exactly the opposite: just outside of town, quiet, tranquil, scenic, romantic, relaxing--and an AMAZING value. We actually heard an ad on the radio during an exceedingly bumpy ride back from Caracol. I was dreading staying overnight in town again...but I was wary of the prices they were advertising given the amenities they were claiming to offer (the infinity pool was what REALLY attracted me...) But we checked it out and were so pleasantly surprised. The cabins are really cute and very comfortable and clean and private. There's a cute front porch on each and they have the most comfortable hammocks of any I tried in Belize (and I tried many...) The staff was helpful, friendly and efficient. And the private, expansive, lovely grounds were like an oasis to us after a day of driving, exploring, and climbing ruins, etc. We chose an air-conditioned cabin and paid about $85 for the night--a really great value given what you get. A non-AC cabin (these are 2 connected cabins rather than single stand alone cabins...but the experience is basically the same) is something like $50--an INCREDIBLE DEAL--and I found that even in June the AC wasn't really that necessary as there are fans in all the rooms that keep them cool enough. Plus, THE POOL! It was a real treat to be able to splash and lounge around after a long day...and the next morning. I wish we could have stayed longer--we didn't get to take advantage of all the tours and activities they offer. So, we'll have to do that next time.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

stayed with wife and girls 7 and 9. Very nice pool. Very cool private cottages. 2 full beds each and a bath. Had AC. Fans over beds - nice. Restaurant was very good in my opinion. Not gourmet but tasty. Go with the seafood as it is awesome in Belize. Snapper rules. Did the drive to Tikal. With border crossing, about 2:45 there and a little less on the way back as the crossing was quicker. VERY WORTH IT.

Next day did horseback riding right at Windy Hill. This was excellent. The family loved it. Hot but fun and then back to the pool

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

My Fiancé and I just got back from staying 6 nights at this hotel. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the cabins are very well kept. I was nervous after reading some reviews on the hot water, but this was not a problem . This coming from a girl who loves long, hot showers. It did take a little work to get it working, but you get hot water. The entire staff was extremely helpful. We arrived on a night that the restaurant and bar was closed, the staff offered to have food delivered as well as set up an ice chest for beers that we bought at the front desk! Anything we needed they helped us out. We had an awesome massage at the hotel on a rainy day after two long days of tours (ATM and tikal) at a good price too..$60 usd. The only complaints I have are: (1) no wi-fi in the rooms. You have to walk down the hill to the front desk to use the internet. (2) Food was not the best, breakfast was excellent, but lunch and dinner was not very good. Most days we ate breakfast at the hotelbut paid the $10 usd round trip taxi to town for dinner which ended up being cheaper than eating at the hotel. (3)Hotel was going to charge me $225 usd for one way transfer from the water taxi port to the hotel! I did research and found Belize shuttle service which was only 100usd.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Windy Hill Resort

Address: Graceland Ranch | Mile 2 1/2 Benque Viejo Road, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in San Ignacio
#6 Family Hotel in San Ignacio
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Ignacio
Price Range: £115 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windy Hill Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jungle Rivers, Maya Temples, Gentle Mountain Breezes...Service Extraordinaire! Located in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, the most diverse and beautiful area of Belize, Windy Hill Resort & Tour Company provides all the modern conveniences in a lush tropical setting and just minutes away from the archaeological sites and other popular attractions in Belize. ... more   less 
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