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4.8 out of 5

"There was a mix up which left us waiting at the airport, but as soon as we called, they sent a driver to pick us up. Our room was very nice and the st ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 13 Jan 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly Victorian lodge with outdoor pool

Close to airport

Stay at this Burrell Boom lodge and you'll be within 12 miles (20 km) of Belize Barrier Reef and Community Baboon Sanctuary. San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Belize City Terminal and Cucumber Beach are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this Victorian lodge. Families will appreciate the lazy river and onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 25 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include balconies, premium bedding, and Smart TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$96* Per night/room May 16 - May 17

Suite, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

River Front Luxury Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Black Orchid Resort ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Black Orchid Resort

Everyone (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Beautiful place with a friendly staff

Pros: It was peaceful and quiet. The staff was wonderful. Thumbs up to the manager, bartender, and chef for going out of their way to help us.
Cons: The prices for the tours and massages were quite high. We skipped the massage because of the cost. We would have done more tours if they were less.
Location: We took a tour of the ruins which was fun. We never left the hotel besides that. We relaxed by the pool. Next time we will take a bike to the village
There was a mix up which left us waiting at the airport, but as soon as we called, they sent a driver to pick us up. Our room was very nice and the staff was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and constantly making sure that our visit was a pleasant one. We asked for key lime pie, but they didn't have it. The chef went out of his way and made us one! Best key lime pie ever! One night the howler monkeys were in the trees above us. We were so excited that we didn't want to leave, even when the mosquitos started biting. The bartender ran and got bug spray for us so we could stay and watch the monkeys. Even the manager was constantly making sure we were having a good time. She brought us 2 new snacks that they were selling in the gift shop. When we told her that our flight didn't leave until late afternoon, she let us stay in the room after check out time. So very helpful. There is not a lot of excitement or nightlife at this hotel. It's more suitable for quiet nights by the pool or in the bar area. Just the way we like it! We would definitely stay at the Black Orchid again!

Posted by , from Utah on Jan 13, 2018

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4 out of 5

Brief vacation

Pros: Staff and friendly people
Cons: Of course the food, food service and breakfast menu in particular.
Location: Ecotour, trip to town and to the cays
We came with 4 nights reservation with no definite plan. Hotel staff made everything else possible. Very serene settings on the river close to jungle.

Posted by , from Tennessee on Dec 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful hotel in a tropical river setting

Pros: The location makes you feel like you are remote but it is centrally located in the country. With a car rental we were able to be anywhere in 2 hours.
Cons: As mentioned above, the food needs a bit of work. We heard that the chef has been replaced and hopefully that resolves the issue.
Location: There is not much in the immediate area, but you can walk or bike into town for a few local restaurants and a grocery store.
The Black Orchid Resort is a wonderful gem of a hotel in a lush setting. The staff is absolutely fantastic and the grounds are beautiful. We were very impressed and loved our stay. Our room had a gorgeous view of the river and there was a plethora of hummingbirds, butterflies, monkeys, fish and other wildlife. The hotel feels like it is far from everything but is only about 20 minutes from the airport. If you are looking for a place that is located by everything, this is not the place for you. This is the place to go if you want to get away. It is a great location if you have a car rental and want to explore the country - the Guatemala border is less than 2 hours, Orange Walk is 1 hour, the Cockscomb Reserve is 2 hours, the zoo is 25 minutes, etc. The staff was so accommodating it felt like they were friends. The allowed us to use their bikes and canoe at no cost, and we booked a tour to Tikal that was extremely well executed. The hotel sent an employee with us for the entire day to drive us to the border and then stay with us in Guatemala - it was great. The one area that we felt needed a bit of improvement (and we heard this has been dealt with) is the food. The menu looks nice, but the preparation was not great (in reality it wasn't even good). You can venture into town (which you should!) and eat at a local place...try Miss Carol's. In summary, if you want to feel like you are in the jungle and don't mind being away, this is a wonderful option you should not pass up.

Posted by on May 19, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel staff was very accommodating.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
What a great experience I had at the Black Orchid resort. The staff was awesome!! Very friendly and accommodating. Their knowledge of Belize was outstanding. Each staff member took the time to answer my questions and tailor fit my tours. I recommend the Black Orchid resort Highly and plan to stay thier again real soon!

Posted by , from Philadelphia, PA on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Best of Belize

The Black Orchid Resort was the last but the best place we stayed in during our recent nearly two weeks in Belize. Conveniently located just outside of Belize City -- on the Belize River, nine miles down the road from a Howler Monkey Preserve, a half an hour from the wonderful {World Wildlife supported} Belize Zoo, near caves and mountains, and just fifteen minutes from the Belize City International Airport -- the resort offers opportunities for tours as well as a great deal on its own grounds: a lovely restaurant and well-stocked bar, a gift shop, a sweet pool, hammocks overlooking the river, landscaped grounds, and free paddleboats and canoes. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and immaculate, with well-stocked with mini-fridges, tv, clocks, toiletries, extra blankets, etc. Most have porches and river views. Rates are reasonable, and the staff members are knowledgeable, helpful, cheery, and accommodating. A real find!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010

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Property Features

Black Orchid Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, a lazy river, and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Black Orchid Resort. An airport shuttle (available on request), a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and a bus station shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Burrell Boom lodge.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • Built in 2004
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Airport: Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) (16.5 km / 10.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, cruise terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and bus station shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Black Orchid Resort offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 40-inch Smart televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Black Orchid - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the lodge include a lazy river, 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
  • Fishing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Rafting on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Spa at Black Orchid Resor has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

  • One child stays free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Car recommended
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between BZD 9.00 and BZD 12.00 for adults, BZD 9.00 and BZD 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: BZD 15.00 per room (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: BZD 15 (one-way), (from 13 to 17 years old)

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

Hotel Names

  • Black Orchid Burrell Boom
  • Black Orchid Resort
  • Black Orchid Resort Burrell Boom
  • Black Orchid Belize City
  • Black Orchid Hotel Burrell Boom
  • Black Orchid Resort Belize/Burrell Boom
  • Black Orchid Belize City
  • Black Orchid Resort Belize/Burrell Boom
  • Black Orchid Resort Lodge
  • Black Orchid Resort Burrell Boom
  • Black Orchid Resort Lodge Burrell Boom

You should know

  • Black Orchid Resort offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.