by Diana Lambdin Meyer
This boutique hotel on the beach in Belize City has just 16 rooms but all of the amenities and services of a much larger resort. Children of all ages are welcomed in room with their parents for another $10 per night and rooms are spacious enough to add a crib or roll-away without becoming too crowded. Kids will love the fresh baked cookies and bananas always available in the lobby. While there is no children’s program as such, The Great House coordinates guided tours for families with a variety of interests. From cave tubing and snorkeling to river rafting and hikes through the rain forest, the staff works to provide exactly what meets the interests of your family. Once a private home, The Great House is a block from the beach and an easy walk into downtown. The Smoky Mermaid Restaurant on property is one of the most popular in the city and open to the public even if you don’t choose to stay here.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront hotel
- Fresh baked cookies for kids
- Guided tours for families
- Onsite Dining
Excellent hotel, very clean and great location. A colonial house designed hotel with a balcony on every level. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the river taxis to the cayes, within walking distance of many eating places and across the street from the Radisson. The room was very clean and comfortable.
My wife and I absolutely loved our stay at The Great House. Great service and the property is really charming. It’s a historic building. Great Restaurant. I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Belize City.