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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We spent 6 days at Bird`s Eye View Lodge, as part of Island Expeditions Mayan Trip. The lodge is family owned and has a comfortable , friendly ambiance. The birding boat trip on the lagoon offered views of many herons, storks etc that are of interest whether you are a birder or not. The 2 Mayan trips, each unique, offered... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I visited this property last February as part of a Belize birding tour. The property is beautiful and right on the lagoon. The rooms are adequate, large and clean, but not particularly modern. I can recommend this property if you are birding in the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

May is a perfect moment to see water and other birds, especially jabiru stork. Staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. Food in the hotel is good, rooms are clean, air conditioned. Be prepared to a lot of wind and a bumpy road leading to the hotel from the Northern highway. It could be a good base for visiting Maya sites... More 

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The lodge itself is nice, clean, comfortable, has air conditioning, and accepts Visa credit cards. The food is very good. Plus, the view for breakfast is of the lagoon. The staff was real friendly. We took a three hour birding tour. We are casual birders. However, this trip was great. Our guide, Leonard, found birds that we could not see... More 

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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Surely the most droll, wittiest waitress of all time. She just added to the charm of this lovely lodge on the edge of a large lagoon. The rooms were very comfortable, the common areas charming and comfortable. The grounds are manicured and pretty. The food is adequate and plentiful But let me return to the staff they couldn't have been... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Crooked Tree is a haven for birders and that's why we were lucky to stay here for 3 nights. It did not disappoint--we saw over 100 species of birds! This was our first stop on a two week trip to Belize which was planned by Birding in Belize--Paradise Expeditions. Our room was spacious and clean although it did show some... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Just returned from a couple of weeks in Belize including a few days at Bird's Eye View Lodge. I'm a casual birder and was traveling with a more serious birder. The guides were wonderful and met our somewhat varied needs. We had a second floor room which opened onto a lovely deck area with nice tables and lounges. The rooms... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The birds were plentiful, the accommodations were comfortable, the food very good and the people, kind and helpful. We especially liked Ruedi's birding skills and mannerisms! The boating was great, we especially liked the Boat-billed Herons, Bare-throated TigerHerons as well as the Squirrel Cuckoo and Striped Cuckoo.Thank you for making our 70ths memorable!

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Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had a patio room which was a good size, 2 double beds, adequate bathroom with a fan and AC. Lovely patio area to sit out on. Restaurant serves good food, buffet style with lots of fresh fruit & vegetables, freshly baked bread & pastries at breakfast, dinner is a choice of 2 main dishes with plenty of vegetable side... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

The camping area is about 150 yards from the lodge and is a very good spot unless there has been a lot of rain in which case it gets a bit flooded and muddy. The area is open with a few big trees which provide good shade. There are 4 tent sites with palapas and 3 or 4 picnic tables... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The top neotropical birding site in Belize is Crooked Tree and the Bird's Eye View Lodge is the place to stay. Whatever the season there are always exotic neotropical birds about the grounds and the sanctuary and our sharp-eyed, professional, Licensed Guides know how to find them, whether on our Birding-by-Boat Cruises or Guided Bird Walks. You won't have to go far from the lodge to find exotic birds, they're all around us. You'll see neotropical birds like these along our shore, just 50 feet from the Lodge: With over 250 resident or migratory exotic neotropical birds close by, you are bound to add to your personal bird lists and have the opportunity to take many wonderful photos to show your fellow birders and add to your collection. (Not a birder? Well, be careful, you may become one after one of our cruises!) Make the Bird's Eye View Lodge Your Personal Base Camp while Touring Northern Belize Our focus is on birds of course, but we know that most of you who come to Belize also want to see the ancient Mayan Archeological Sites, Baboons (Howler Monkeys) a bit of Belize and perhaps do some snorkeling or cave tubing. Let us make it easy for you. Being centrally located in Northern Belize you'll find it convenient to base here at the Lodge and make day trips to other nearby locations. Tell us what you want to do while you're in Northern Belize and we'll arrange your tour and transportation, or choose from one of our package tours. Then all you have to do is show up at the airport and we'll take it from there. Or wait 'til you're here at the Lodge and we'll help you arrange your tour then. Right Here at Birds Eye View Lodge we offer you: • Early morning or afternoon Birding-by-Boat Cruises along the lagoons • Birdwatching from the Patio, the grounds or the nearby trails • Horseback Riding around Crooked Tree Village • Fishing on the Lagoon • Bicycle Rentals • Boat and Canoe Rentals • Crocodile Safaris (Nighttime by boat with searchlights) • Transportation to and from the Airport or Belize City Away from the Lodge we can take you to: • The Lamanai Mayan Site (all day) • The Altun Ha Mayan Site (half day) • The Baboon Sanctuary (half day) • A visit to Caye Caulker for Birding and/or Snorkeling (full day) • Cave Tubing at Jaguar Paw (full day) • The Belize Zoo (half day) • Old Belize (Historical Recreation) (half day) • Old Belize and Belize Zoo (full day) Or check out our Budget Birding & Touring Packages • We offer five, six, seven and eight day package tours covering the best birding in Northern Belize. Whatever your needs, we know our birds and we know the region well. We can help organize your touring and accommodations to make your stay in Northern Belize both easy and enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bird's Eye View Lodge

Address: | Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Crooked Tree, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize District > Crooked Tree
Hotel Class:3 star — Bird's Eye View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Bird`s Eye View Hotel Crooked Tree
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“ask for an upstairs room. There is a great view and a patio area.”
 of 5 bubbles BozemanCheryl, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“The second floor rooms open onto a great deck with wonderful views.”
 of 5 bubbles dianaw235, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“get a patio room, larger and have the patio to sit on.”
 of 5 bubbles Saabaero, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 20 is large and has a wonderful view of the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles I1424YNvalerieb, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs have the best views and catch the nighttime breeze to keep things cool, but you do have to negotiate some fairly steep stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles DudefrmAK, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
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