$94 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2015 Check-out: Jul 27, 2015

Black Orchid Resort

3 stars
View map of 2 Dawson Lane, Burrell Boom Village, Belize City, Belize

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
21 reviews
Great place to stay in Belize!

My husband and I stayed here at the end of our vacation in Belize. Everyone we worked with was very... See full review

  • Sharol Cane
  • Feb 9, 2015
Woke up in the jungle to howler monkeys, canoed the river, swam and were at the airport by 10am!

This was a big splurge for us on the trip and regret that we only spent one amazing day/night at... See full review

  • Sharol Cane
  • Aug 11, 2014

Tourists looking for a tranquil retreat amidst the natural wonders in Belize City find ideal base at the comfortable and inviting accommodations of Black Orchid Resort. This jungle resort is located in the riverbanks of Belize Old River in Burrell Boom Village, and within 10 kilometers from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport. Holidaymakers can take a refreshing dip in the freshwater pool and Jacuzzi, marvel at the nature views atop Roof Top Lounge, and relax with pampering treatments at the spa on site.

Diners at this eco-friendly resort can sample an assortment of local and international cuisines at Black Orchid Restaurant and later chill out with refreshments while enjoying live performances at the Patio Bar on site. Black Orchid Resort also provides seven extensive and modern meeting spaces for corporate and social gatherings of up to 150 people. Airport transfer, Wi-Fi access throughout the resort, and tour assistance are available for convenience.

Rooms

Each of the 18 spacious and well-equipped rooms, suites, and villas at Black Orchid Resort has garden or river views. The units are fitted with radio alarm clock, iron/ironing board, air conditioning, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi access, satellite 21-inch TV telephone, and en suite bathroom with hot/cold shower. Some accommodations have private veranda, safe deposit box, tea/coffee maker, refrigerator, living area, and equipped kitchen. Rooms with accessibility features are also on offer.

Highlights

  • Black Orchid Restaurant and Patio Bar
  • Freshwater pool and The Spa at Black Orchid Resort
  • Complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi access and airport transfer

Nearby attractions

  • Bacab Eco Park (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (14.9 mi/24 km)
  • Museum of Belize (14.9 mi/24 km)
  • Belize Zoo (18.6 mi/30 km)
  • Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (20.5 mi/33 km)

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Black Orchid Resort Rooms

River View Room
River View Room with 1 King or 2 Queen OR 1 Queen Plus 2 Single beds includes Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Laundry service, Non-smoking rooms and Room service.
Courtyard View Room
Courtyard View Room with 1 King OR 2 Queen OR 1 Queen Plus 1 Single bed includes Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Laundry service, Non-smoking rooms and Room service.
Black Orchid Cabin
Black Orchid Cabin with two double beds includes Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Laundry service, Non-smoking rooms and Room service.
Black Orchid Villa
Black Orchid Villa with one queen and one double bed plus six single bed includes Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Laundry service, Non-smoking rooms and Room service.
Jaguar House
Jaguar House with two queen beds includes Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Laundry service, Non-smoking rooms and Room service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Lamanai: 21.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Black Orchid Resort features a full restaurant and bar open from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Black Orchid Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
April D.
Business
N/A
May 22, 2015

Great 1st or last day

Hotel clean, drinks and bartender was fantastic, shuttle driver prompt, veny nice helpful staff. Only drawback, our dinner was awful. It was cooked hours before we ate and was warmed up for us.. We were there on a weeknight, dinner at 7:30. This hotel was perfect for our last night in belize, free fast shuttle to airport in the morning is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Diana S.
Business
Langlois
May 12, 2015

Beautiful Place

Did a review earlier mentioning that we were charged for complimentary drinks. Would like to amend that. The hotel contacted me as soon as they received it and were correcting the issue with one of their staff. They were very upset and said that their drinks are complimentary including those with alcohol in them. The mix up came from a staff member regarding serving under age people. The rooms are big, clean and beautiful. The resort has birds singing, use of canoes and a good complimentary breakfast. People were very kind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Diana S.
Business
Langlois
May 12, 2015

Beautiful place

Nice place. Used the canoes which was lovely, rooms were beautiful. When we arrived they told us to go to the bar when we got settled for a complimentary cocktail which was unexpected but nice. When we went to the bar later we mentioned the complimentary cocktail and were told that we would get a rum punch, but would have to pay $12 for the rum per drink. We'd been drinking rum punch all vacation and this one was not too good. No food anywhere else close so you need to plan on eating here. Breakfast in the morning was good. Would recommend to friends but with the above comments.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sharol Cane
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Great place to stay in Belize!

My husband and I stayed here at the end of our vacation in Belize. Everyone we worked with was very friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed canoeing on the river, swimming in the pool, swinging in the hammocks and playing scrabble on the veranda in the peaceful ambiance of Black Orchid resort. Staying here we were able to leave our time in Belize on a great note and we really appreciated the airport transfer. The accommodation provided by Black Orchid is sure to please couples, business travelers or a group having mixed tastes. It is in the middle of the jungle, so there wasn't much in the way of nightlife and we were woken up early in the morning to the amazing sound of howler monkeys and bird calls - which was just fine by our taste!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sharol Cane
Business
Eastern Washington State
Aug 11, 2014

Woke up in the jungle to howler monkeys, canoed the river, swam and were at the airport by 10am!

This was a big splurge for us on the trip and regret that we only spent one amazing day/night at Black Orchid. It would be a great place to use as a base and do tours of the rest of Belize from there. It was really clean and comfy, with great service and amenities. The jungle was amazing filled with many species of birds that we enjoyed seeing from a couple of paddles we did on the river that flows next to the resort. We could see the river from the porch of our room and that was really great too. It is important to remember that this place is in the jungle and for us, that really added a lot, but there were iguanas and geckos and monkey sounds pretty up close and personal. We loved it but it may not be for everyone. The restaurant was fine and the resort was really accommodating with transfers, making this place really accessible. We would love to stay at Black Orchid again when we next return to Belize.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Definitely get on the river, whether it is on your own or a sunset river trip organized by the resort, it was a really beautiful way to see the jungle and wildlife.

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sofia's mom
Business
san francisco, ca
Aug 4, 2014

perfect place outside belize city

If you don't want to stay in the city, this is the place for you. The hotel is lovely with comfortable rooms, good AC, and great food. It was the perfect place as we wanted to stay overnight to do mainland tours (cave tubing and altun ha). We then went to Ambergris Cay for 7 nights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York CIty
Jul 14, 2014

Lovely Hospitality and Cleanliness Near Airport

My partner and I stayed at this location on an overnight trip coming from Dangriga (Hopkins resort stay) on our way to Belize City. Our flight was for the following day leaving to the US so I decided to pick this hotel for the reviews and value. We were 2 of 4 people staying that night and received wonderful personal attention. The checkin was quick. The hotel arranged for us transportation since the complimentary shuttle would be from the intl airport and we missed our flight and arrived at municipal airport so they had a driver pick us up ($35 charge). The property has good upkeep with pool and grounds kept clean. Ordered room service dinner which was delicious (veggie pasta). The only trouble we had was with wifi. It was very slow and spotty. We called and got password for room wifi but still none of the networks we used were great for work emails and downloading a movie. I think this is a good place for a stay near the international airport. Breakfast staff was helpful and friendly. AC in room worked well and the fan in the breakfast area was fine. Wear insect repellent though as I forgot the following day!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

This is a great overnight hotel for when you return from other sites in Belize and have an early am flight. Check out the different times different local airlines offer flights and check which different airports they travel to. We were lucky to get a flight into Belize City from Dangriga on another plane since we missed our flight.

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CASteph
Business
N. CA
Apr 30, 2014

Nice getaway!

This was my first time to Belize and I chose to stay the first night in Belize City before taking off to the island the next day. Black Orchid was a PERFECT choice. The staff was SO incredible! The driver was waiting for us with a sign at the airport and also we had them drop us off at the water taxi the next day, very nice people. The property was very pretty, right on the river. They have lounge chairs around the pool, and hammocks under the trees. Complimentary breakfast in a screened in kitchen overlooking the river. I was very pleased and would definitely rebook if I visit again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tweenzies
Business
Springfield, VA
Apr 26, 2014

Twins in Paradise

The Black Orchid was the most beautiful and restful vacation I have ever had.The staff are great. You will feel pampered to the fullest. I am already making plans to return. I must have gained 5 pounds from the sumptuous food. The facial I had was one of the best I ever had at a fraction of the cost. I strongly recommend the resort

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Black Orchid Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JJKansas
Business
Kansas
Apr 13, 2014

You've got to stay here!

This hotel/resort GREATLY exceeded my expectations! I will recommend this to everyone! Beautiful, clean pool, right by the river where you can see the howler monkeys feed in the trees, no extra cost to use canoe, paddle boat, or bicycles. If you don't feel comfortable by yourself in the river, you can have a guide take you out. There are colorful hammocks in the shade of the trees right by the pool. Pool towels are thick and like beach towels, not like room towels. We had two different rooms (we left and came back a few days later), and they were both roomy and decorated beautifully with extra amenities: Vaulted ceilings on upper floors with ceiling fans, air conditioner with a remote, thick, fluffy pillows, pillow top mattress (comfy!). The bed frames and decor are original & interesting. The showers are tiled with large shower heads. Plenty of shampoo, conditioner & soaps, & several bottles of water in the fridge. The housekeeping staff even decorates the bed with flower petals and arranges the towels into shapes (ours was two swans!). What's great is they also have a FREE shuttle to the airport and back, anytime, since they are only 15-20 min. away. The STAFF was always helpful and friendly. The breakfast was in like a log or bamboo building by the pool, provided at no extra cost and included eggs, pancakes, sweet biscuits, the best ripe fruit ever, juice, toast, etc. Oh, I also loved sitting on the balcony that each room has, as I had a view of the river/hammocks/pool. There are plenty of tour options. The only drawbacks for me were that the dinner meals were average and the tours costly. We did end up taking one tour, however, and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. Another couple we met did a package promotion and loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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