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4.7 out of 5

"LOVED the restaurant on the lower, first-floor level: The Hub. Trendy, imaginative decor with tasty Belizean dishes. The Great House entry is on the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 16 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

3-star Colonial hotel near Baron Bliss Lighthouse

In historical district

Your stay at this hotel will put you steps from Baron Bliss Lighthouse and a 5-minute walk from Tourism Village. San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Belize City Terminal and Swing Bridge are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2018

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Free parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Free Internet, Smart TVs

The 16 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as room service. Smart TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include coffee/tea makers and down comforters.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$81* Per night/room May 28 - May 29

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Great House ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Great House

Everyone (5) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
LOVED the restaurant on the lower, first-floor level: The Hub. Trendy, imaginative decor with tasty Belizean dishes. The Great House entry is on the second floor (no elevator); stairs a bit challenging for us elderly folks. But they carried our bags, arranged airport transportation both arriving and departing. Warmly welcoming.

Posted by , from Ann Arbor, MI on Mar 16, 2020

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5 out of 5
ok its great awesome staff and incredible rooms 501 Hub restaurant is awesome

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2019 by Doris

Thank you for your kind review, it was our pleasure having you with us. We trust that you had a wonderful and comfortable stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

5 out of 5
Overall, the staff was pleasant to deal with. The property itself is nice. Would have loved for the hot water not to have run out by day 3, but that could have been a plumbing issue. Would definitely recommend.

Posted by , from WAS on Aug 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2019 by Doris

Thank you for taking the time out to rate us. We trust that you had a comfortable stay and that our accommodation and services met your needs. unfortunately the hot water running out was indeed a plumbing issue that was solve the same day. If ever your travels bring you back to Belize we hope that you would choose to stay with us once again.

5 out of 5
I like the price the air conditioning and it's quiet. The only two knocks are is the wifi is slow and you can't make local calls in Belize but other than that it's worth the money. The staff is great.

Posted by , from Connecticut on May 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 22, 2019 by Doris

Thank you for your kinds words. It was our pleasure to have had you as our guests. We are happy our accommodation and service met your needs. We would love to have you with us again sometime soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 1, 2019 by Doris

Thank you for your kind review, it was our pleasure having you with us. We trust that our accommodation met your needs and we look forward to welcoming you back.

3 out of 5
This hotel was fair and I expected more based on ratings. It needs updating and I guess based on what's in the area it's what is a good hotel. Upon checking in we were hit with a stinch from a sour mop. The front desk staff and bellman were very nice. The stairs are steep and we could manage but I would have been concerned if the elders in my family decided to join us as there are no elevators here. In the room the textiles are very dated and very dusty and haven't been cleaned in a while. This is noticeable by the thick dust on the ceiling fan blades; no one wants to have that circulating in their breathing space. Who knows when the last time the comforters were replaced or washed. Again, an update is in order for this property for sure.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 6, 2019 by Michelle Sanchez-Haylock

Thank you for your review, our guests feedback is so important to us. We do apologize for the stench you were hit with. We received a bad mix of paint, Maintenance were painting the lobby area and the paint was stink, we discontinued the use of that paint. The Great House Inn is a Colonial Style Home, therefore there is no elevator. We do apologize for the dust on the ceiling fan, housekeeping was asked to clean the fan prior to check-in however did not get to it until after check-in. We thank you for your kind review of being a good hotel despite these minor issues.

4 out of 5
Good hotel for stay in Belize City. Central to downtown. Will stay again in the future.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 14, 2018 by Michelle Sanchez Haylock

Thank you for your review. We look forward to having you back with us.

5 out of 5

The Great House is truly GREAT!

Pros: It's not your typical hotel room - it is much more.
I was looking for "someplace special" to spend our last night in Belize and found it at The Great House. Built in 1927 The Great House is elegant with old world charm. Our room was really a suite with a large bedroom, sitting room and beautiful bathroom.

Posted by , from Hemet, CA on Jun 20, 2016

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5 out of 5

Convenient location in downtown Belize City

Pros: Kudos to the staff at the desk who arranged to get my forgotten Kindle to me at the airport. I greatly appreciated her extra efforts.
Our room in this picturesque historic hotel was spacious and had an attached sitting room as well. The bed was comfortable and the AC was configurable as to direction of airflow, temp, and speed. The Radisson across the street offers good eats, as well as an excellent coffee shop with pastries next to The Great House.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

A unique experience, a part of the family.

Pros: Clean, beautiful, spacious room, great staff, near the ocean, a classic home.
Cons: Ask if guest might need extra water as they check in. The weather was a little warm when we visited. Or maybe have a water/ ice dispensing machine.
Location: You can walk by the sea wall, there are a few coffee shops, a nice little park to visit, and it is a short drive to the store.
As a guest of The Great House, you become a part of the family. The staff greets you every time you see anyone sof them. They make sure you are very comfortable. Our room was pleasant, clean, it felt like home. I din't get to see other rooms, but by their decorations and positions in the house, I can tell each room was unique, like your own room. The ocean breeze was inviting to remain around. I will definitely recommend The Great House to any of my friends or family that visits Belize.

Posted by , from Dahlonega, GA on Sep 20, 2015

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About the The Great House

Location 13 Cork Street, Belize City,

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Great House. You'll have access to the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of The Great House was completed in October 2018. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Belize City hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Belize City (BZE-Philip S. W. Goldson Intl.) (17.1 km / 10.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

The Great House offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature down comforters. 40-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Belize City hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

The Great House has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Great House

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 16.90 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 13.50 per person (one-way)
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 5 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Great House Belize City
  • The Great House Hotel
  • Great House Hotel Belize City
  • The Great House Belize/Belize City
  • The Great House Hotel Belize City
  • The Great House Belize City
  • The Great House Hotel Belize City

You should know

  • The Great House offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.