Blancaneaux Lodge

Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, San Ignacio

Action Bar

20
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall20
2
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Beautiful location, grounds, and atmosphere. Luxury but without attitude. Some of its more down to earth bohemian roots shines through making it particularly relaxing.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

paul

Stayed November 2011

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Hotel Description

There was a time when the fact that the film director Francis Ford Coppola had a special fondness for the jungles of Belize would have simply been celebrity gossip, or Hollywood trivia. But now that he’s opened his holdings to the paying public, it’s a matter for the travel pages.

Blancaneaux Lodge was first something of a vacation home; the landscape apparently reminded him just enough of the Philippine locations used in Apocalypse Now, with the added benefit of being quite a lot closer to California. Now Coppola’s house is just one of the twenty units available for rent, in Blancaneaux’s new incarnation as an upscale eco-lodge.

Of course you don’t have to splash out for the owner’s villa: humbler cabanas are available, and they’re all in the same vein, equal parts rustic escapism and unpretentious luxury, right at the frontier where carefully tended gardens dissolve into wild rainforest.

That rainforest is easily half the appeal when you’re talking about Belize, and Blancaneaux is no different. Ultimately it’s not your bedroom or some infinity pool that you’ll remember, it’s the setting, the dramatic landscape and the lush rainforest, teeming with life. So what it lacks in high-tech amenities, as they say, it more than makes up for in outdoor offerings, from rushing rivers to Mayan ruins, on foot, bike or horseback. And when the day is done it’s back to Blancaneaux for authentic Guatemalan cuisine, wood-fired pizza and other hearty Italian classics, all accompanied by wines from the Coppola estate.

How to get there:

The property is a two and a half hours drive from Belize International Airport or a 35 minute charter flight. It is a three hours drive to sister properties La Lancha or Turtle Inn. Transfers and charter flights should be pre-booked. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 20 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

DEPOSITS: A 2 nights deposit will be charged at time of booking with the remaining balance charged 45 days prior to arrival. Note that the charges will be made in Belize dollars at the prevailing exchange rate, which is 2.00 BZ to 1US dollar. Your bank and/or Credit Card Company may apply fees for facilitating a foreign transaction. CANCELLATIONS: All deposits will be refunded in full for cancellations made 60 days or more prior to arrival less a 5% credit card processing fee. Cancellations received 60-45 days in advance a 50% refund will be given. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to the arrival date. Cancel-Holiday policy: All deposits will be refunded in full, less a 5% credit card processing fee for cancellations made prior to October 1st. Any cancellations received after October 1st will be non-refundable. No refund will be given for unused package portion, hotel rooms, tours and transfers for any reason. We encourage our guest to take out Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against cancellation or date changes due to unforeseen events, circumstances or accidents, as we are unable to refund payments for any reason for cancellations or changes within the stipulated cancellation period.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

DEPOSITS: A 2 nights deposit will be charged at time of booking with the remaining balance charged 45 days prior to arrival. Note that the charges will be made in Belize dollars at the prevailing exchange rate, which is 2.00 BZ to 1US dollar. Your bank and/or Credit Card Company may apply fees for facilitating a foreign transaction. CANCELLATIONS: All deposits will be refunded in full for cancellations made 60 days or more prior to arrival less a 5% credit card processing fee. Cancellations received 60-45 days in advance a 50% refund will be given. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to the arrival date. Cancel-Holiday policy: All deposits will be refunded in full, less a 5% credit card processing fee for cancellations made prior to October 1st. Any cancellations received after October 1st will be non-refundable. No refund will be given for unused package portion, hotel rooms, tours and transfers for any reason. We encourage our guest to take out Travel and Medical Insurance to cover against cancellation or date changes due to unforeseen events, circumstances or accidents, as we are unable to refund payments for any reason for cancellations or changes within the stipulated cancellation period.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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