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
by Kunihiko Y
This historical hotel was built in 1927, but is still well maintained. I very much enjoyed staying there.
Even though there's no elevators to upper floors, hotel staffs kindly carried my lot of heavy luggage up there. I had some problems with my reservation, hotel manager Michele kindly solved the issue. It was close to the Caribbean Sea and Raddison Hotel, where you can enjoy nice foods.
I appreciated how helpful the staff was during my stay. They got us in a room quickly, even though we arrived early. The room was charming, fairly large with window seats, and a small eating table. The windows were obscure glass though,so there is no view. There were a lot of bright lights around the windows, making it seem daylight in the night. The bathroom was newly remodeled. Comfortable bathtub. Bananas, crackers and water were provided in the room.