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Wilson, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 May 2012

My second visit to Blancaneaux....this one was with my husband...tha cabana, the food, the tours but mostly the staff....how gracious everyone was to us....the manager and all his support team....wonderful food and served with flare and wherever we wanted it....in our room, on the deck, by the pool and always with a smile and genuine feeling that they wanted to...

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York, Nebraska, United States
Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stayed in the 2 bedroom villa by the waterfall. It was breathtaking. The staff always new our names and made us feel like we were their only guests. I will go back and highly recommend it.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2012

My wife & I stayed at Blancaneaux for the first part of our honeymoon - overall we had a lovely time but there were some downsides... Arriving after a long, long journey from the UK and a bumpy ride in with Theo (Who had a wealth of knowledge - great first guide to Belize!) we were delighted to be given...

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5Thank JimMillen
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Blancaneaux. This is a top rate property in a beautiful location with great service and enough activities to keep you busy if you want, and enough options for relaxation so you don't even need to leave the property. After a relatively long drive (2.5 hours from the airport with the last hour traveling on...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Where to begin. First, it is important to know we stayed there on our honeymoon and bought a honeymoon package (approx 4,000 for 3 nights with tours/some meals). We are picked up at the airport and took a 2 hour drive to the resort (this may have been the best part of the trip actually). Our driver, Theo was so...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Everything about Blancaneaux was excellent. Attentive service, beautiful surroundings, great accomodations and so many tours and activities to choose from! This not a place for those lookiing for the "Four Seasons" experience( no waterslides or kids club(hooray!)). It is a bit out of the way but frankly it the activities and tours that make this place so special. The remote...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 April 2012

The rooms, food, service and location are spectacular, well described in prior reviews. Given its remoteness, it is amazing how this level of luxury can be sustained. That said, it wil only be loved by people that are willing to accommodate a rough road (really, not all that bad, and its what keeps the place remote), an occasional bug, and...

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1Thank GoHawks5
Wyoming
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Yes, this is a poor third world country. Yes, the lodge is in the middle on nowhere. But it is incredible. One of the best experiences we have had. We were met at the airport by a driver with fruit, cookies, and water and driven the 2.5 hours to the lodge. The last hour on a very rutted, pot hole...

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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stayed here and at the Coppola Resort in Placentia. Both have beautiful landscaping and very attentive staff. We traveled with another couple and stayed at a two bedroom Villa at both destinations. At Blankenaux we stayed at the villa used by the Coppolas. While it was lovely architecturally, the advertised wi-fi was essentially non-existent. You would get a connection...

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FFCPresents, Guest Relations Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn. While we are thrilled our staff was a highlight of your trip, we're sorry to hear we fell short of delivering on expectations. We apologize for the issues with our wi-fi. Unfortunately, some of our equipment had been damaged during a recent storm and was under repair. It is now back...

Westport, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Blancaneaux is the most amazing place we have stayed - and we have been to many wonderful places aroud the World. Rina at the reservations was very efficient and super helpful. Geraldo is the most informed of all guides and took us to Caracoal and to the barton Creek Caves. Get a Villa - 7 is where Mr. Coppola stays...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the resort was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. ... more   less 

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Address: Central Farm | Cayo District, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Price Range: €324 - €825 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Blancaneaux Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Blancaneaux Hotel San Ignacio
Blancaneaux San Ignacio
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