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4.7 out of 5

"My wife and I have been to some of the most beautiful places in the world. We would put Belize and Sleeping Giant Lodge in that list. The grounds, th ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star guestrooms with balconies

On river

At this Belmopan resort, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and 6 miles (10 km) of Blue Hole National Park. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Saint Herman's Cave and Five Blues Lake National Park.

Dining, outdoor pool

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the area shuttle, free self parking, and terrace.


The 24 individually decorated guestrooms offer room service and espresso makers. Balconies, free bottled water, and in-room massages are also available.

Riverside Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$150* Per night/room Oct 24 - Oct 25

Riverview Suite with private plunge pool

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mountain View Suite with private plunge pool

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riverview Room with private outdoor shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Creekside Cottage

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

Everyone (5) Couples (5) Family (2)
5 out of 5
This property was amazing! First off, it was beautiful! The setting was serene, tropical, calm and relaxing, the pool, the grounds, the room, even better than pictured. The restaurant food was delicious. I had read a few reviews saying the prices were high, but we felt they were very fair, especially with the quality of the meals. The staff was compassionate and made you feel like you were on vacation. One evening I had a minor health concern that required a doctor. I was so worried, being in a foreign country. As soon as we went to the front desk they Called a doctor for us and drove me to see them. It was all taken care of quickly and I felt very safe. The manager messaged to check on me and was waiting for us when we got back. I’m sure all the rooms are beautiful, but we felt like we really lucked out by choosing the Mountain View room. It did not disappoint! We didn’t want to leave! The staff is definitely there to make your stay enjoyable! Highly recommend!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 8, 2019 by Reservations

Thank you for your great review and for taking time to share your experience with us. So very happy to hear that you are well and that you were carefully looked after. The well being and satisfaction of our guests is our number one priority. The Mountain View room certainly possesses a cozy ambiance which causes one to not want to go anywhere else. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

5 out of 5
I have been there 3 times in 3 years and is getting better every year. So beautiful so relaxing and well maintained. Their restaurant is probably the best in Belize. Plenty of activities to do in the property, they also organize day activities outside the resort. If you find something to complain about this place stay home next time.

Posted by , from Athens Greece on Jul 1, 2019

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Jul 23, 2019 by VB

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to a fourth return!

5 out of 5
One of the most beautful well layed out resort I have ever seen . the grounds are are a botanical garden , w/ duck, turtle,fish, ponds & fountains, unique pool /hot tub , river access, mountain overlook , walking/ biking trails, off site excursions, and more. The staff and food are excellent . The rooms are wonderful, quite & relaxing.You need to spend at least 2 days or more to take it all in. It is an unbelevable value . I would definitely visit again!

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 18, 2019 by Bairon | Reservations

We are so happy you liked the place, we work every day in finding and executing new ideas to give your guests memorable experiences. We hope you can come back. Thank you for visiting!

5 out of 5
Everything Id recommend this property most amazing place. Getting into and out of Guatemala was easy even though we spoke no spanish. We never felt unsafe and plan on going back.

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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Jun 18, 2019 by Bairon | Reservations

How great it is to know you enjoyed your stay with us and your trip to central america. We do hope you can come back and visit us again. Thank you for visiting!

5 out of 5
Sleeping Giant is a wonderful, relaxing resort in the Belize rainforest. The grounds and facilities are beautifully kept up and our room was great. The food at the restaurant was amazing and the service very attentive.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 31, 2019 by Sleeping Giant Team

We are happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you back sometime again.

5 out of 5

The beauty OhMy

My wife and I have been to some of the most beautiful places in the world. We would put Belize and Sleeping Giant Lodge in that list. The grounds, the staff incredible. Food and restaurant atmosphere wonderful. George great bartender. Horseback riding in jungle incredible highly recommended. We will go back.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

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Mar 28, 2018 by Josue

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return!

5 out of 5

First time to Belize

Pros: cleanliness, staff, grounds
Location: excursions are awesome, ATM would highly recommend
I did a lot of research for our trip to Belize and just really couldn't find a place that seemed more appealing in our price range than Sleeping Giant. I was not disappointed. First, I'll say that we are the type of people to rent a car so we have a mode of transportation to explore, but at the suggestion of the hotel manager we decided to go with the hotel car service. I am SO GLAD we took her advice. Our flight was delayed and we got there after dark and there is NO WAY we would have ever found it. Worth the money. The hotel is incredible, the staff is fantastic and our Casita (#6) was just absolutely adorable. Very romantic. We did the ATM tour which was phenomenal, but make sure you are up to the task, it is pretty intense! We also did horseback riding which was cool to go through the Rainforest and the crop fields. Definitely hike up to the gazebo on-site, the view is to die for! We absolutely loved this hotel and if we ever come back to Belize we are staying here again! You will not be disappointed. Oh, but last thing, on our way into the hotel we asked the driver to stop at a convenience store and we picked up snacks and beer. Belikin (beer) is $3 BLZ ($1.50 us) at the local stores, so it's way cheaper to get some for your room, and also nice to enjoy on your back porch hammock :)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017

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3 out of 5

Beautiful resort with amazing views

Pros: The rooms and the views were amazing.
Cons: GET BACKUP GENERATORS! Lack of electricity can ruin a vacation.
Location: We went cave tubing nearby and it was fun but a bit pricey. Other excursions were offered but they were all rather expensive.
We had a somewhat bad experience. After travelling a full day to get to the resort, we could not wait to have a shower, a good meal, and a good night's sleep. Unfortunately, the power went out shortly after we arrived and was not restored for a full 20 hours. The heat and humidity were unbearable and without air conditioning, we got no sleep the first night. The water is pumped to the rooms so without electricity, we had no running water, and therefore no shower. We did get a decent meal, but we felt the staff was not being honest about the power situation. First we were told a "pole fell down" and it would be restored in 30 minutes...then an hour...after that we didn't get any updates. Turns out a pole did not fall down. We could not believe (as most of the guests we talked to) that there were no backup generators. Without a car, there is not a lot to do unless you are willing to spend a lot of money for excursions. There were kayaks but the paddles were broken. We were told they were getting new paddles but we didn't stay long enough to see them. Our 2nd day we went on an excursion and after several hours of tubing, we were hungry and tired. Our return to the hotel was delayed an hour because there was a truck "blocking the driveway". We discussed these issues with the staff and were told we would receive a refund for our first night's stay. However it has been 8 days since we left and we still have not received credit. I am not confident we will see it.

Posted by , from Delafield, WI on Dec 14, 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic getaway in the lush tropical jungles!!!

Pros: Just about everything was amazing. Construction is in progress so I am sure that it will only get better. The pool and river were nice!
Location: Nestled (maybe buried) in the lush mountainside, the lodge is a perfect secluded getaway. Close enough for day trips to most of the Belize sites.
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge was truly an unforgettable place. We were fortunate to be placed in the largest and highest room offering amazing views of the river valley below, a walkout shower, and a fantastic patio with a hot tub. It even had 109 steps to climb each time you went to your room so you are sure to get your daily workout in as well. The staff was so helpful, nice, and really enjoyable to talk with over a couple drinks or during a meal. All the meals that we ate on site were fantastic. This is truly a one of a kind location and should definitely be included in a trip to Belize.

Posted by , from Virginia on Sep 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Secluded rainforest casita

Pros: Rainforest views, great service, tours.
Cons: Food selection and price, snack bar for more inexpensive informal choices.
Location: Except for the tours (about two to three times the price of doing them on your own) there is almost nothing to do nearby. Gas is quite expensive.
We enjoyed 9 nights in an absolutely beautiful casita furnished with mahaghony and an outdoor tub. There's a small fridge and a beautiful bathroom, a king sized bed and spare beds can be brought in, and a nice patio with a hammock. The pool is nice but pretty small. Service is excellent. The only reason I give it a four instead of five is that there are few amenities there, the restaurant and bar hours are limited, and the food is a little more pricey with select choices. But we had a great time and took advantage of the free kayaks and gazebo hike. It's a great location for honeymooners and retirees as it's nice and quiet. No much for kids to do. Although beautiful, the price of the room and food is high for so few amenities.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

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About the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

Location Mile 36 1/2 Humming Bird Highway, Belmopan,

Property Features

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Belmopan resort is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Belize City (BZE-Philip S. W. Goldson Intl.) (113.7 km / 70.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge offers 24 air-conditioned accommodations with espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Espresso maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:00 AM.

Creek Side Lounge - This lobby lounge overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Dining Room - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Game viewing on site
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: BZD 30.00 for adults and BZD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: BZD 146.25 per person (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Belmopan
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Belmopan
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Good Living Camp
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Good Living Camp
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Bel
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Resort
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Belmopan
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Resort Belmopan
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.