We spent a week at this hotel just before Christmas 2006; my husband and I rented a suite and my daughter and son-in-law got a double room.
The suite has a bedroom, living room/dining area, and a kitchen, fully furnished with plates and utensils for six people. It has a full stove and refrigerator. There is a large dining table with four chairs; another chair is available in the bedroom, and I'm sure the hotel would furnish others if needed. The living room has a spacious sofa bed and two armchairs with ottomans. We saved a lot of money by eating breakfast and most suppers in the suite and eating out mostly at lunch. Since my daughter has a toddler, this was very convenient for us.
We had asked for ocean view, rooms near each other, and on a low floor. We got the ocean view and one of the rooms was on a low floor, but the other was on the fourth floor (no elevator) and they were nowhere near each other. It seems to me that the suites are mostly on high floors, so maybe little can be done about this. The reception desk said they could perhaps move us within a few days, but we didn't want to pack up again and decided to stick with the rooms we got.
This is a quiet family hotel on a very tranquil beach (no breakers at all, just a little swell). The beach is wide and has fine white sand. There were always plenty of lounge chairs and those umbrella-like thatch things (palapas?). There is a good pool and a baby pool. There is also a small playground. All in all, it's an ideal hotel for families with children, and most of the guests were families. About half of them seemed to be Mexican families (or at least Spanish-speaking). The rest of the guests were Europeans and Americans.
The rooms are well furnished and clean. There was a good crossbreeze in the suite and we rarely needed the air conditioner. We had a large bathroom in the suite, with a separate dressing/sink area outside the bathroom itself, which had a shower, toilet and another small sink. There was also a small storage room which turned out to be an ideal spot to put a crib. The hotel gave us two cribs so that we could babysit without having to go to my daughter's room.
The standard doubles don't have a fridge, although I believe the superior doubles do. There are safes in the rooms. The suite had two TVs, but one of them seemed not to work, or maybe we didn't know how to turn it on. One was more than enough, so we didn't report it.
There is a bus stop just outside the hotel, and a small supermarket just a short walk away, although on the other side of the highway. There are several restaurants in nearby hotels and a few small greasy spoon joints near the supermarket. There is also a laundromat in that strip.
There is a restaurant in the hotel, and another outside on the beach. The inside restaurant is used only for breakfast and the outdoor restaurant was for lunch and dinner. This seemed a bit strange to us, as the waiters had to trek back and forth to the inside kitchen. The food was OK but not the best we had in Cancun. It also wasn't the cheapest, but it was not badly overpriced.
The staff were very nice and helpful. The cleaning staff went beyond the call of duty ( fault of the toddler). The beds were comfortable and the closet spacious. There were two balconies with the suite, both with a sea view, and every room has at least one balcony. Some of them are quite large, more like terraces.
We had been advised that the street side was noisy, but the hotel is set well back from the street, so it doesn't seem to me that it would be a problem. The lobby is open at both ends and always has a wonderful breeze. There were two computers for the use of guests, but some teenagers seemed to break them regularly. There is also free wifi in the lobby, which we were also able to get in our room.
A small shop in the lobby has most daily necessities, and the prices were not outrageous at all. Just a little higher than the supermarket for food items and just a little more than shops on Isla Mujeres for tourist items. We bought a sarong and a pair of sun glasses in the shop.
I would highly recommend this hotel for families or for family reunions. Up to six people can use a suite for socializing and meals, and those who want privacy can get a cheap standard single or double. My daughter and son-in-law went back to their room only to sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites Cancun, is proud to present the best and most conforting experience in an enviroment specialy designed to bring peace and relaxation at the best natural beach in Cancun. In the heart of the hotel zone, guards the blue ocean and white soft sand of our hotel, also the biggest suites with a special design with one, two and three bedrooms give us an original an unique concept to present. Beachscape Kin Ha offers special moments that with a friendly treatment, you will wish they last for ever. Make your moments unforgettable memories, let us belong in those memories and allow us to offer you our beach, our pride ... more less
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