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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Central America and the Banana Bank was the perfect place to take it all in and totally relax. The mountains, the caves, the rainforest, the birds, the horses. It's an amazing place for the lovers of the outdoors. I loved the room, the staff, the guests and the night sky. Mario even took us... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely Overall experience - we were there to Horseback Ride, and were pleasantly surprised by all that we experienced while there. Horses are incomparable - so so well trained so so lovely. Pool was a great way to cool off after Ride. Food was a lovely family-style experience. Coffee is a bit weak and not on early in the mornings... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

John Car is a character, he was waiting for my family at his lodge and gave us a personal tour and brief history of how he came to Belize. The damage the recent weather had caused the country did detract from the horse riding however the staff the horses and John compensated for that. My only regret is I didn't... More 

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Fellbach, Germany
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is a magnificent spot. Nice place surrounded by the rainforest. We had breakfast in next to the river. Rooms are basics as well as food and drinks. Everything has a kind of private touch. But we liked it that way. Friendly people. The place had seen better times I guess I hope the owner will renew a couple of... More 

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

My friend and I were the only two on our horseback ride. We were picked up at the cruise ship terminal by our guide, Cesar, who drove us to Banana Bank Lodge. There, we hiked down an embankment and met up with a guy who pulled us across the river in a sturdy boat, using a rope strung across the... More 

Thank Karen J
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Excellent horseback riding experience... Pool is a great place to relax. Owners are exceptional hosts. We were there visiting with friends who live right outside of Belmopan. We did not stay at the resort overnight so i do not have firsthand knowledge of the other accommodations. Next time i am there i plan on doing one of the longer horseback... More 

Thank GW1159
BananaBank, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure, responded to this review

Greetings from sunny Belize!! We are so happy you enjoyed your riding at Banana Bank and we certainly look forward to seeing you again in the future! Thank you for commenting on Tripadvisor - it is very much appreciated! Until next time, Happy Trails! More 

Jacksonville, Oregon
1 review
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

I spent, with my sister and niece, ten days at Banana Bank Lodge in January 2016. It was a wonderful trip. There were ample choices for activities as well as a wonderful relaxing ambiance on the grounds and by the gorgeous pool for down time. You could do as much or as little as you wanted. We enjoyed jungle walks,... More 

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BananaBank, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful account of your stay at Banana Bank!! We really do appreciate your taking the time to let others know your experience. John and Carolyn say hello and look forward to seeing you again in the near future!! More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Wow, tough to know where to start! Banana Bank Lodge has been on my list for many years after hearing stories from my parent's visit here so we took this trip with our two children, age 17 and 20. When we arrived in Belize and were met at the airport by Mario, our good fortune began. We immediately felt welcomed... More 

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BananaBank, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure, responded to this review

WOW!! What an amazing review MsViki!!! Thank you so much for relating your Banana Bank experience to other readers!! It was wonderful to meet your family as well!! The entire Banana Bank family sends their regards and are delighted to know that your stay reached your expectations. Again thank you so much for taking the time to write this review... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We loved it! We went for horseback riding and got plenty of it, plus more!! My husband, 8 year old daughter, and I did the 3 day equestrian express package plus one night ride. We had amazing, varied, interesting rides, - jungle, forests, farmland, fields of flowers, creeks - and then thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the pool (perfect temps) and... More 

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BananaBank, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review and I will deliver all your messages :) Banana Bank misses you too and we do hope that your travels bring you back our way again someday!!! Happy Trails for all of us!!! More 

Yellowknife, Canada
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We decided to overnight near Belmopan driving in from Placenzia and booked into Banana Bank Lodge. This was an intriguing stay. John and Carolyn Carr were friendly hosts, happy to tell the story of the Lodge and the history of the area. The accommodations provided either cabannas or rooms on the main lodge. Cabanna was clean and comfortable with full... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a beautiful rain-forest setting along-side the peaceful Belize River sits a jungle paradise. A place where horses roam, parrots, toucans, and macaws greet you with a tropical "Hello". You willbe in awe at the beauty and grace of our jaguar Tikatoo and other animals will delight your stay. Here you'll find adventure, great food, congenial hosts, exotic artwork and memories to last a lifetime. American and local cuisine dining, designer 65,000 gallon pool, 16" computerized telescope, Cafe Carolina, John Carr's Historical Collection, Carolyn Carr Art Gallery, birding experts, tour guides, cowboys and our helpful, friendly staff all ensure your stay at Banana Bank will be an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure

Address: Banana Bank, Belmopan, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Price Range: €44 - €113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banana Bank Lodge & Jungle Horseback Adventure 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“We had lodge rooms with air conditioning. Let them know your comfort level. You are in the jungle. There will be animal noises at night!”
 of 5 bubbles MsViki, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles TucanTico, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Very helpful staff especially, Isai, Mario, and Carlos. The restaurant staff also was accommodating for our vegetarian needs.”
 of 5 bubbles 435beatrizg, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't take the room by the water tower as its dark and gloomy”
 of 5 bubbles Miscocofit, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The thatched roof huts are charming, but have no a/c. I opted for air conditioned accommodations in one of the main buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles janices708, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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