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Rumors Resort Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The good: Very spacious Clean Awesome accommodating staff Patio with comfy chairs and a table so you can eat on patio if desired Air conditioning Ceiling fan Pool The unit we stayed in had 2 full size beds and a loft that had a twin for privacy Great very delicious breakfast get the fry jack ( not free) 10 mins away via cab to happening lively burns ave scene The front desk staff is top notch and will arrange cab rides, recommended restaurants, help with directions or transportation to other parts of Belize. Ok so unlike what the pictures might suggest, this resort isn’t in a forest or encircled in any trees at all but more like up a gravel road maybe 500 yards up a hill away from a very main road so you do get some traffic noise. Oh and it’s not a resort... not sure why it’s called that unless that word resort doesn’t mean what I think it means. Secondly, don’t say in room 4. It backs up to the kitchen so you hear the kitchen staff chopping and prepping away at like 6am. The cab driver of choice is great and also very accommodating but be aware that $10 USD ride back can cost you between $5-7 USD if you ask around while in town. The room is a little dated but still for the overall cost this is a steal especially if you are splitting cost. Don’t do tours with them, book it before hand or be prepared to pay about double.

A very well run hotel! Staff asks and remembers your name! The tour guides to excursions used by the hotel are excellent! Carlos was an excellent tour guide to Barton Creek! Rooms are clean and well attended. Dining is quick with an adequate menu. The pool area is large and accommodating. The view from the pool looks across the valley!

We travelled as a family with two older children, staff was extremely accommodating to our needs and wishes; breakfast was nice and we had some lighter meals including poolside lunch pizza and curry which was nice. Room was clean and nice, good a/c and was cleaned every day. All staff was always cheerful and smiling, we got the impression that they like working at Rumors! The pool is clean and well kept. Our highlight excursions, Barton creek and the absolutely amazing ATM caves were booked via Rumors and Go Maya and we unfortunately could not go the whole family to the ATM cave; I wrongfully thought we didn't get a refund as we cancelled the same day but they graciously let us pay only half price for the two missed participants. Well done and we hope to come back soon!

We really enjoyed our time at Rumors! The staff is extremely welcoming and attentive. Everyone remembered our names and we truly felt like part of the community. The resort is a short drive away from the main town of San Ignacio and the front desk staff helped us get a cab whenever we wanted to venture out. We felt like we had the entire place to ourselves even though here were a few other guests staying at the resort! Tip: Cabs to San Ignacio should never be more than $5-6 USD.

We so much enjoyed our stay at Rumors Resort. It was the perfect place from which to explore mainland Belize, with all of the popular activities close by (many Mayan sites, including Tikal in Guatemala, cave tubing, zip lining, zoo, kayaking). Tours to all of these are easily arranged through the Rumors staff. The Resort setting is beautiful with abundant native plants and landscaping, a beautiful multi-level pool with a poolside bar -- such a luxurious place to relax after a day exploring. The rooms are comfortable and clean with convenient amenities (hair dryers, coffee makers, air conditioning, refridge in some units). And to top it all off, the staff provide excellent service in a friendly and relaxed way. Johnny, Joseph, Nubia, Lida and Rose all gave us such individual personalized and excellent service and we felt truly in good care in a land that was strange to us. It was a bit hard to say “Goodbye” and leave, as we felt that we made new friends and a home away from home.

The hospitality we received from start to finish was more than we ever could of imagined! Every single member of the Rumors staff was extremely attentive and happy to help with anything and everything we needed. In addition to proving great service at the resort, staff provided us with great restaurant recommendations, and also took care of booking our tour to Xunantunich and Barton Creek. We were so impressed by this little gem in the jungle, and hope to be back soon!

I loved the staff, Josef, Jose... I wanted to be friends for life they were so genuine, caring and friendly. Jose on our first night had all the time in the world for us and our endless questions. oh, and of course, he brought me my fish curry that I had ordered; Jose had asked me: "Mild or Hot?" I asked: "Can I have it in between?" "Yes, of course", nothing was any problem, and woah, it was bang on, just how I like it. (I told Jose, I always ask for it in between everywhere I go and it never comes back that way, but here it was spot on. Best curry I'd had for years). Josef is so knowledgable and willing to share his insights. He literally brought me out of my shell! I am not one for big conversations and Josef and Jose made me feel like a born conversationalist, lol. Such is the natural charm of the wonderful people of Belize and Rumours. What can I say about the birdsongs each morning?! I was up 15 minutes before dawn every day just to hear the variety of birdsongs,.. I will never forget, with great affection the elements that made up Rumours, including the magnetic personality of the person who recommended it to us who we stumbled upon in Plancencia (Elias, who used to work at Rumours). Wow and wow. Nice big comfy beds... An amazing deck and infinity pool,.. Location was just what we were looking for; eg. just how close this resort is to Xunantunich, Mayan ruins.. just more magic on top of magic. A great location to explore lots of caves, etc.. too, without getting exhausted by the distance before you get there. If you see a Belizean, chat with them. You will feel better for it, ... I did. Love to you all, amazing lovely people at a magic place X

We arrived at Rumors around 7pm. They had a slight hiccup with our confirmation, but after figuring out that we did actually book a room, our throuple actually got an upgrade to a better suite just a few yards away from the lobby. Nice. Room was spotlessly clean. It had a microwave, water bottles, coffee machine, TV (with tons of channels) and highly-effective A/C (not that important in Belize in November but still appreciated). There was also a working safe, good internet (much better than what we found in San Pedro/Caye Caulker) and soap in the shower (but no conditioner or shampoo so you'll want to bring that yourself). The water pressure in the shower, BTW, was amazing. 🌊 Johnny, one of Rumors' bartenders/waiters/general staff members, brought three complementary rum punches to our room shortly after we arrived. 🍹💫 While Rumors is small, you do get this kind of resort-level service throughout your entire stay. I walked into the lobby and asked if I could buy some coffee for the coffee machine and Johnny brought a full pot with three cups to our room. When one of our party wasn't feeling well, we got menus delivered to our room and we wound up eating our dinners in bed. Generally, we found that the staff at Rumors was willing to go above and beyond in pretty much every situation, including when we found ourselves trying to figure out how to balance tours and exploring San Ignacio. Most of the outings available for booking at the lobby -- ATM (cave), cave tubing and ziplining at Jaguar Paw, Tikal in Guatemala, to name a few -- start early at 7:30am or 8:00am in the morning, and drop you off back at the hotel at around 5 or 6pm. We'd wanted to do ATM /and/ get into town to do a tasting and tour at AJAW Chocolate & Crafts, which closed around 6. The resort offered to facilitate an early transfer out of ATM so that we could make this tour work, which was great. The tours we did were all great. We did Tikal with Max and ziplining with Carlos (who later drove us to the airport at the end of our trip too). Both guides were awesome, and the experiences were highly worth the prices we paid. Tikal may be the priciest one on the list but it is so worth it (and you get the opportunity to visit Guatemala!) If you're going to do Tikal, bring shoes to walk in, hiking boots if you don't like a little mud. Bring lightweight pants, as if you come in December or later you might run into some horseflies. If you want to enter any caves while you're here, bring water shoes. Insect repellent and sunscreen are also a must, though they're available for cheap at a supermarket just a few minutes from Rumors. The front desk will call you a cab, and it should cost about $10 BZ or $5 USD to go one-way into town. The front desk will call you a cab basically where-ever you are, as we called for one from a restaurant on the other side of San Ignacio and it was no problem. There's a pool here that's nice for cooling off if you decide to take a day without any big activities, as you should consider doing (there's good shopping/rum/hot sauce/chocolate tastings in San Ignacio town). There's a bar not /in/ the pool, but right beside it. Oh, food. You can get a pretty wide variety of stuff off the menu. We ate here a lot because when you are tired from tours it's convenient and easy to get dinner at the resort. 100%, you /have/ to order the chocolate cake -- it's not on the menu, but it's the best chocolate cake any of us ever had. Thanks to: Rosie, Johnny, Carlos, Max, Josh, Nubia, Lita. Come stay at Rumors if you're looking to have a great time in San Ignacio without overpaying. Eat the chocolate cake.

I knew when we booked with Rumors that we weren't getting a 5* resort, but I completely underestimated their level of quality and customer service. The room - it was clean and efficient. I was expecting a room that provided a roof over my head, but I got a surprisingly roomy space that provided more than I expected. While it didn't have a ton of amenities, we got everything we needed and more. We did bring some pumpkin bread on our trip and after sitting in the room for a day, it did get covered with tiny ants. These were not crawling all over the room - they were attracted to the food and we were in the jungle, so that was my fault. But note to self in the future - don't leave food out! I did also wake up one night to use the restroom and found a pretty large roach looking bug (might have been something really common in the area?). This was the only bug spotting, and again, we were in the jungle, but it did freak me out for a minute. The room was very clean though, with no other bug incidents, or any other problems. The restaurant - we ate at the restaurant for two breakfasts and two dinners and were never disappointed. The portions were huge and the chef always willing to go off the menu when we wanted something different (my sister just wanted a grilled cheese one night and also got them to give me a piece of chocolate cake that was the BEST I've ever had in my life and should be added to their menu!). The sauce on the pizza was a little sweeter than what we were used to, but not bad. We never got a meal we didn't like, and most we loved! The staff - these people are TOP NOTCH!! What the resort lacks in amenities are made up in customer service by their staff. While multiple people interacted with us, the three that we had the most exposure to and really wanted to call out are Nubia, Joseph, and Johnny. They all knew our names before we met them and went out of their way to assist us and make sure we had everything we needed. These three especially were the icing on the cake for our visit. The resort - If you're looking for a clean, affordable, friendly place to stay in the San Ignacio area, I highly recommend this family run resort. The views on the pool side are breathtaking and the grounds were all well kept and beautiful. It was only a few miles into town - $5USD taxi ride. We did have a couple of taxi drivers in town that tried to charge us double when coming back, so either tell them you're only paying $5 or find someone else!

This is a small family run resort that is a great find. About 25 mins walk from town, you’ll need a car or be OK with the local taxi system. But I liked that it is away from everything becuase it’s like staying in the rainforest (it’s on the edge of it) with amenities. The staff are very courteous and constantly check in to see if you need anything (in a non obtrusive way). The food is ok, but Belize is not a food destination so it’s no better or worse than anywhere else. Great pool and sunset views. As with any small place you can always find fault, but you’ll be happy you stayed here and if I was ever in town I’d definitely stay again

2 1/2 Benque Viejo Rd San Ignacio

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Rumors Resort Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins and Green Iguana Conservation Project. This 3-star hotel has 10 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. San Ignacio Market is also 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.


Dining

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

All of Rumors Resort Hotel's 10 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free bottled water, ceiling fans, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include desks and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Rumors Resort Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for USD 129 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Single Room, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 269 reviews