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"Capture the Sea Breeze at this Landmark" Top 5 Page for this destination The Great House Tip by starship

The Great House, Belize City: 283 reviews and 6 photos

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Since we visited Belize by way of a cruise, we didn't have the need for a hotel. This tip is for informational purposes only. The Great House is a Belizean landmark and a magnificent example of Colonial architecture and heritage. I love the dual staircases and sweeping verandas of this beautiful 3-story building which was built in 1927 by local craftsmen as a private residence. The hotel now features 12 guestrooms all with private baths, cable TV, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, hair dryers, mini-fridges, coffee-makers, phone, and in room safes.

The Great House is located in the Fort George area, and is just 100 meters from the Caribbean Sea and only 12 miles from the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere. A 10-minute walk will put you into the Belize City center, and around the corner is the Fort Point Lighthouse and Baron Bliss Memorial.

The hotel also has a gift shop, meeting space and an in-house tour desk and offers a wide variety of tours on land, and by sea. Check the hotel's website for specials in combination with your stay.

I like the name of the restaurant situated in the Great House's garden, "The Smokey Mermaid!" With covered and open-air seating, this is a great place to end a great day with a lovely dinner and a cool drink. What more could you ask for?

Hours for Smokey Mermaid are: Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 10:00pm; Sun: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Online listed rates revealed specials:
May 1st, 2014 to October 31st, 2014
Single Occupancy Normally - $158.00 USD listed for a special rate of: $118.50 USD
Double Occupancy Normally - $173.00 USD listed for a special rate of : $129.75 USD
Additional persons are $15 each + tax.

In addition, add the 9% Accommodation Tax to nightly charge. However, rates do include a light continental breakfast and complimentary wi-fi.

Unique Qualities: This hotel is easily recognizable for its sweeping verandahs -- another great place to catch a sea breeze and take a break from the sun. Inside you'll find each guestroom individually decorated, with polished pine floors and a basket of fruit upon your arrival here.

If you favor bare-bones, budget accommodations, this is probably not your type of place. But if you appreciate style and comfort, the Great House will be a perfect fit for you.

Just another reason to like Belize!

TripAdvisor ranks this hotel #3 of 11 in Belize City.

Address: 13 Cork Street, P0 Box 85 Belize City
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Located in the Fort George area, and within walking distance of the city center.
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Phone: 011-501-223-3400
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2014
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