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Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel
Ranked #33 of 52 Hotels in Cozumel
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Recently stayed at the Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel for 10 days while diving Cozumel. Stayed in a Superior Room which was very spacious and clean with a comfortable bed and a beautiful view of the water. Hotel rates are very reasonable and they try to meet your every need. I hope the owner appreciates the value of the manager (Jorge) who resolves every problem in a short time and always puts his guests best interest first. There is a small Cantina type Restaurant that has excellent food and the price is right, compared to other restaurants on the Island. Artero, the Restaurant manager, has lots of stories to tell and ensures you have the best he can provide in the way of food. If you want something not on the menu, just ask, they may be able to provide it, such as lobster. Artero aims to provide what his guests want and made several adjustments to the menu to satisfy our food requirements. You can eat outside on the covered patio or inside the small air conditioned restaurant. All in all it was a good experience and one I plan on repeating several times a year.
Also, the dive shops are right next door and across the street with two piers for departing dive boats. Very convenient.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We booked a package which included diving with Dive Paradise. We chose the upgraded room on the first floor. It was very spacious and kept very clean. The bed was fine, and the air conditioning worked great. We ate breakfast in the little restaurant. The food was pretty good though a little expensive. Loved how beautiful the grounds were. The diving was just across the street. The restaurants in the area were very good. The employees were very helpful. I would stay here again. Loved how peaceful it was!!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

First trip to Cozumel was perfect. The Villablanca was a great find. A nice quiet, friendly hotel with great food and great service. Perfect location outside of the main city and is an easy walk too all of the fun spots. The room was great, bed was comfortable and the size was perfect. Bring your own bar of soap though. The downside is that the water in the shower and sink was salty, there was a large water bottle in the room that they will refill in the office. We went to the grocery store right before the main city and just bought water for the room and to take with us. The bottom line-Had a great time and stayed at a great place.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is a very quaint hotel located just a mile and a quarter south of town. The grounds are lovely, with lots of grassy areas with lounge chairs and tables set up to relax. The jungle is right in back of the hotel and is visited by a host of colorful birds. I woke up one morning to a parakeet on a tree right outside my window! There is a pool and a decent restaurant on site and next door is another breakfast/snack bar place and across the street 2 or 3 palapa bars sit on the water. I rented a bicycle to get to town. The staff arranged the whole thing and had it delivered. It was about a 15 minute ride (at a leisurely pace) to town and I found it a blast to cruise town looking for the best tacqueria (gauged by the number of locals) discovering new places as I sent along. The Villablanca is set up to be convenient to divers. What I consider the best dive operation in town - Dive Phocea - is located next door. There's another dive op across the street and all dive ops on the island pick up and drop off at the Villablanca pier - literally across the street from the hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and a bit "shabby chic" and overall the hotel was a great experience especially for the price.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This was our first stay at the VB. It's beauty is beyond words. It's small, quaint, and makes one feel like they arer home, away from home.
The staff are so warm, and the rooms are clean, simple and sweet, with a gorgeous view from any vantage point.
We will never stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed in S8. Decent wifi signal. Bed was very comfy (best bed we have slept on in mexico ). The hot tub was actually hot which was a first for us in mexico ! Very quiet place . Nice little pool area. Beautiful gardens . Always very clean . Plenty of hot water and water pressure was very good. It was great having a fridge . Breakfast was included and it was just okay. Staff was friendly. This isn't anything fancy but if you are looking for a clean place to rest your head or hang out by the pool its a great value !

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We have stayed at Villablanca several times previously, and had such a good time that we decided to celebrate a big birthday there with a group of friends. Everyone agreed that the hotel, staff, and food exceeded their expectations. The superior rooms are large and the staff kept them very clean. The hotel is a convenient distance from town- far enough to be quiet, but close enough to have ready access by cab or about 45 minutes of walking. There is plenty of green space in the gardens/lawn area. The manager, Jorge, was exceptionally helpful for planning for our group, and arranged a delicious cake for our birthday celebration.
The small restaurant and outdoor cafe by the pool is run by Arturo, who is a character and very generous with his time and advice. As other reviewers have noted, the breakfast that comes with the room, if you buy that plan, is pretty small- but is still a decent meal for the price. On the other hand, Arturo's Oaxacan-style eggs are a treat. We also had a wonderful evening meal at his indoor Nemo's Catch of the Day restaurant and it was gourmet food.
We can't wait to return to Villablanca and now have 8 friends who agree and plan to join us for our next visit.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel

Address: Carretera Costera Sur Km 3, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Cozumel
Price Range: £39 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villablanca Garden Beach is a beachfront hotel located approximately 5 miles from Cozumel Airport and two miles from town, right in front of Villablanca Reef and Wall (great for snorkeling and diving).Our exclusive property includes 50 rooms and suites, two villas and a Pent-House, all units are equipped with A/C, ceiling fan, refrigerator, satellite TV, telephone and sunken tubs. ... more   less 
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Hotel Villablanca Garden Beach

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