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Yorkshire
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We spent four nights here, having flown down from Belize City to Punta Gorda, from where the lodge is about a half an hour's drive. It is a beautiful setting, with thatched cabanas dotted around - ours was next to the river, which afforded some welcome shade on hot days. The Lodge has tastefully decorated rooms, a simple but attractive... More 

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Rob_Hirons, Owner at The Lodge At Big Falls, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review the lodge. Toledo is certainly a part of the country that should be on travelers' list of places to visit. It stands out in Belize because of the wealth of cultural activities in the Maya, Garifuna, Creole and East Indian communities. We will share your review with all the staff here. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Lodge at Big Falls was most definitely the highlight of my trip to Belize, a place which is both beautiful and chilled in equal measure. The cabanas here are well designed and very comfortable, dotted about extensive manicured grounds which also feature a lovely cool swimming pool if you don't want to tube down the river. The locally cooked... More 

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Rob_Hirons, Owner at The Lodge At Big Falls, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing your stay here. We all look forward to welcoming you back again to explore further this hidden jewel of Belize. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stayed just after Easter and it was quite quiet, just one other couple. I gather it had been busy over Easter though. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, a great service all round. We had one tour already booked with an external agency, but the staff were happy to suggest and arrange an additional activity for us.... More 

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Rob_Hirons, Owner at The Lodge At Big Falls, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the lodge. All the management and staff here really do appreciate guests' feedback on their visits. A number of our past guests have arrived with no particular interest in birds but have their interest awakened by all the species around the lodge. We hope you will both enjoy the... More 

Walton, New York
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had 2 hours before our Mayan cooking lesson, so we stopped here for tubing. The property was simply beautiful. Everything was well maintained. The Tubing was only $11 belize per person. We got in and floated down the river. Birds, lizards, and other creatures could be seen and heard in the jungle around us. about 3/4 of the way... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The owner actually told us that "Americans have ruined Belize" and that "All locals are stupid"! Enough said. I won't be back. Nice cabanas. Tubing on the river. Cocktails at 5:30. But not all safes are functional and there was some eveidence of tampering with our luggage, so don't let your guard down.

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1 Thank Mr_B_Ottawa_Canada
Rob_Hirons, Owner at The Lodge At Big Falls, responded to this review

I strongly contest these remarks by this guest. The remarks attributed to me are a complete fabrication. The fact that he puts my supposed comments in quotation marks does not mean that I have ever uttered any such comments and nor would I. The lodge takes pride in only employing people from the neighbouring village of Big Falls. While the... More 

New Athens, Ohio
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2016

If you want to feel like a traveler and not a tourist, then the Lodge at Big Falls is the place to stay! My husband, our nine year old son, and I stayed 5 nights there in Feb 2016, and could not have imagined a greater experience. We strive to find the out-of-the-way places where we can see a country... More 

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Rob_Hirons, Owner at The Lodge At Big Falls, responded to this review

Jane, this is the longest and most comprehensive review I have ever read and we all thank you for taking the time to offer other potential visitors your insights and details of your experiences here. You have covered every aspect of the lodge and your stay here and your effort is truly appreciated. We have printed it out for all... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Stayed here for a night as part of a tour. The cabanas are lovely and ours overlooked the river, which was a treat. Took part in tubing down the river. It was a relaxing ride looking up at the trees and lazing along. The dinner we had at the lodge was excellent and sitting on the front deck sipping a... More 

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Rob_Hirons, Owner at The Lodge At Big Falls, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review of your stay. Please come back for longer next time. More 

Corvallis, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed here 4 nights, after spending a couple weeks up north in the Orange Walk area, and found this to be a wonderful base for birding in less-visited southern Belize (with Steven, a sharp local guide arranged by the lodge). A small river and broad-leaf forest surrounds the property, with wildlife like neotropical river otters and agouti, and numerous... More 

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Sussex, New Jersey
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Lodge at Big Falls- I spent four days at the lodge before heading north to Ambergris Caye. Had rain most days but was able to arrange two tours with Steven. He was a wonderful guide to Ixcacao Chocolate Farm. The entire staff at the lodge was great. The thatched cabana I stayed in was perfect with view of the river.... More 

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Thank Turner S
Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2015

My group and I stayed at Big Falls Lodge before heading out for three nights of camping. It was exactly what we needed before entering the wilderness! Great food, comfortable bed, hot shower and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling in that area.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Intimate family run jungle resort on the banks of the Rio Grande. The palm thatched cottages have en-suite bathrooms with shower garden. Beautifully tiled floors, fans and screened, wood louvered windows offer a cool living area. Relax in hammocks on your own veranda. We offer a full service restaurant and bar, a wide range of on-site activities including kayaking and river tubing and day tours organized by the lodge with our local Mayan guides. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lodge At Big Falls

Address: PO Box 103, Big Falls, Belize
Region: Belize > Toledo District > Big Falls
Price Range: RM1,134 - RM1,737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lodge At Big Falls 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“If a/c is important to you ask. . . I don't think all bungalows have it.”
 of 5 bubbles nsm316, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“book the new cabanas with air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles smgapp, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All of the units are thatched huts for one party. Two of them overlook the main lawn area and several are near the river. All are good!”
 of 5 bubbles Q8871VAwilliamh, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“The Riverview cabana was lovely”
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