Nice hotel with AC which was important for our group. The rooms have AC but the common areas didn't . The hotel was under construction and renovations for both additional rooms and suites as well as the restaurant. I heard that they were also adding a fitness area. The rooms on the first floor seem to be all newly renovated. The rooms on the lower levels are not all renovated especially the stairways and halls leading to the lower levels which was dark and old looking. One of our rooms had issues with the AC and phone not working along with other small nuisances like no hair dryer and not enough lighting. We asked to change the room but hotel was full so had to wait for next day to change and was given a room on the first floor which was one of the newer renovated rooms... much nicer. They give you a coffee maker in the room but you can pick up coffee by the restaurant in the morning if you want.
We had a couple of breakfasts and one dinner at the hotel and prices were ok considering you're dining at a hotel. Of course you can find less expensive options in town ( Erva's , Cenaida's, Pop's , Eva's ) . Food was decent but the they ran out of fried Jacks the morning we had breakfast which is surprising considering its part of the belizean breakfast staple. Also we asked what fruits were in the tropical fruit plate but the wait staff couldn"t answer properly and said "whatever is available in the kitchen" so we got Pineapple, canteloupe and watermelon (not tropical ) ...but no mango or Papaya. We pre-ordered breakfast the night before on our last night because we wanted a quick breakfast before heading out and that worked really well.
The biggest downside to the hotel is that it is situated up a steep hill and walking down isn't that bad but the walk up is a challenge. You can take a cab but establish the price before you get in. some cabs charge more than others but should be about 5 belize dollars each way. would be nice if the hotel could provide a shuttle. Hotel provides free wifi but it's spotty depending on which room you get and how close you are to the modem.
We did the Iguana conservation tour which is behind the hotel and under shade so wear bug spray. We went the day that the iguana's just got bathed (they do once a month) to rid them of fleas and ticks which was comforting considering the iguana's climb all over you. wear long pants and shirt with at least short sleeves since their claws are sharp.
The Staff was courteous and helpful for the most part but there are a few that could use a dose of friendliness. I didn't book any excursions through the hotel but rather directly with the tour operators which are in town (check around for prices). We went with Pacz tours and were pleased with their service and knowledge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open to guests since 1976, San Ignacio Resort Hotel provides unsurpassed levels of luxury and Belizean hospitality. The Resort has been awarded with the title HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2016/2012, RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2016, and HOSPITALITY AWARD 2015 by the Belize Tourism Board. Perched on a hillside located within a 17-acre private estate, 72 miles west of Belize City, gives the Resort its unique name of "the only jungle in town". A short walk puts you in downtown San Ignacio or in the middle of Belize's ancient Maya temples known as Cahal Pech. The Hotel offers various amenities where visitors can relax and enjoy amazing views of Belize. In addition, it is home to the award-wining Green Iguana Conservation Project, located on-site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Ignacio Hotel San Ignacio
- San Ignacio Resort Hotel Belize