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Alicia's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 26 Cozumel B&B and Inns
Queretaro City, Mexico
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216 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A B&B away from the tourist center of town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

The sun in Cozumel hot but the ambiance at Alicia's B&B is very cool. I think there are four apartments here, we are taking three of them. Each has a queen bed, private bath, A/C, ceiling and floor fans. Since this is an island, the humidity is high and the apartments can stay warm at night. During the day there is a pleasant breeze that blows trough outdoor patios.

Alicia is like a guardian angel, unobtrusive but around when you need her. She has a lot of information about beaches, restaurants and activities around the island. Her Mayan cook makes a delicious breakfast every morning. It has been something different and hardy every morning but there is always fresh guacamole, cut fruit and homemade totopos. It goes without saying that everything is "casero". Every evening she has brought us a fresh fruit cocktail. After a long day in the sun this is greatly appreciated.

The B&B is a little up water from the commercial center of the town. If you are looking for something in the middle of the tourist action, you probably should not be staying in a B&B in the first place. The beds are made and the rooms cleaned every day. Everyone is super friendly. The first day we were here she helped us arrange for scooter rental and her assistant, Orlando, helped us with a car rental as well. Downtown is just a couple of minutes away in a taxi. Taxis can take you anywhere on the island. It is wise to get the price and directions up front. You will need to know Spanish to accomplish this.

This is a perfect place for families and couples. Alicia's is a Mexican B&B, it is not the Hilton with a pool and room service but I will return the next time I visit Cozumel and I would recommend it to anyone with a non-tourist "visitante" frame of mind. Your mileage may vary.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at Alicia's bed and breakfast for 4 nights. We had a good time. This place is a great bargain. It has everything you need and nothing you don't. Chuco and Alicia are very friendly and welcoming. The family style breakfast is filling and healthy. You will get to meet other guests at the large family table as well. The location is in the main town area away from the main local attractions, which was fine for us but you will probably want to have a car to go up and about comfortably. It's close to the airport too. The rooms are pretty basic and compact and have A/C and a small bathroom. Some of them may have a full bed instead of a queen size bed. Shampoo and soap are provided by the B&B. The two downstairs rooms are located across from each other, so we think the rooms upstairs probably offer more privacy. There is a coffee maker and microwave outside the room, very accessible to all of the guests to use.There is a table with chairs placed outside each room to make your staying more comfortable but it's difficult to enjoy it when there are a lot of mosquitoes around. The shower hot water seemed to run steadily hot for about 8 minutes after that, it became luke warm. Anyway, you can't beat this place for the price. They don't have everything but then again, they don't charge for it either. We like to sleep, get up, have breakfast, and go about our day. This place is perfect for that. We'll probably be back and would definitely recommend this place to our frugal friends.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

My first stay at Alicia's was 15 years ago and I have returned at least 10 more times by myself, with family and with friends. We all love this place! It's hard to even know where to begin my review.

First of all: it's located in the heart of Cozumel's neighborhood. If you want to experience true, Mayan culture, this is the place to stay. While it's not on or near the beach, it's only a 10 minute drive to get there. There are many restaurants within walking distance, as well as a good sized grocery store. Each of the rooms are equipped with a small refrigerator for snacks, drinks or leftovers from meals out. I have stayed in each of the rooms and each one has a traditional Mayan hammock if you want to relax or read a book. All the rooms have ceiling fans which usually is enough, but if you have to have A/C, there are window units which work well. The entire house is spotlessly clean and when you are here, Alicia, Chuco and Orlando make you feel as if you are in your own home. It's fun to hang out with them, or other visitors in the common areas. Yet, if you're looking for privacy, that is not an issue. The showers are hot and there's plenty of purified drinking water. Chuco makes a delicious, hot breakfast each day which always includes a HUGE platter of fresh fruit and his famous home made guacamole. The price of the rooms cannot be beat and you will feel like family when you stay at Alicia's Bed and Breakfast.

I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and we have done that over the years. Can't wait for my next trip back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Comfortable stay...
My husband and I stayed at this bed and breakfast four years ago with our adult children.
And it’s because of the great experience and friendship that was created we chose this place again. We were staying for two weeks and we had to change rooms a couple of times due to an influx of guests...From four years ago to this year we have experienced almost every room in the house and I will say we were comfortable in every room...The room we had four years ago fit the four of us comfortably and the last room we just stayed in would be the most private and our favorite, all great, clean and well maintained...The rooms were cleaned every day.
We were delighted every morning with a gorgeous and bountiful breakfast...one of the reasons we chose to come back here...Chuco, one of the hosts prepares a delicious bowl of guacamole and tortilla chips and an array of fruit on a platter...We are served waffles, omelets, a flavorful type of hash brown and a variety of other breakfast treats...different each morning.
Orlando, another host of the bed and breakfast will supply you with a car to rent if you need one (which is encouraged over a moped) and reasonably priced...He also has a gift shop out on Punta Morena Beach that everyone should go and purchase gifts from...he’s a certified diver and they do have gear if you are in need..both for diving and snorkeling.
There are plenty of places you can experience by foot but having the car let us go out to the beach area and other restaurants, etc. She also has wi-fi available.
To get there from the ferry (ferry cost around $15), flag a taxi down and it should be around $5 but be sure you know before you get into the taxi both the price and the location or address to where you are going, English is not practiced with the taxi drivers.
We are greeted every day by two furry friends, Apache, the newest family member-3 yr old pup and Venadita, the senior watch dog.
Our visit with Alicia and her Bed and Breakfast has been a heart warming experience and we are so glad we stayed there once again! THANK YOU SO MUCH to the hosts; ALICIA, CHUCO, and ORLANDO!
Some of the restaurants we were able to experience and love... Buccanos, Blue Angel, Money Bar which are near the center (Buccanos dinner available Fri and Sat only with reservations) we enjoyed Senior Iguana, Playa Bonita, Rastas along the beach and a couple of the local restaurants just down the street from the B n B.
Be sure you know your exchange rate...there are ATM’s all around but we used the one just down the street from the B n B. And we became familiar with pesos...If an islander helps you be sure to tip them a few pesos. Alicia and the other hosts can give you more information with so much around the island...they are very helpful. Keep any and all items you have with you right close to you. Don't leave anything of value in the car. It WILL get stolen...we lost a Go Pro camera and we were only away from the locked car maybe 20 minutes. Just information to know.
We would HIGHLY recommend Chuco’s and Alicia’s Bed and Breakfast! She is very reasonably priced and makes you feel right at home.
To Cozumel...until we meet again...<3

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

This was our 1st trip to Mexico and we were determined to stay and do as much local activity, steering away from tourist attractions. Alicia's was great for that, it's a good 20 minute walk from town square so we got to know our way around the city quickly. The room was a good size with a nice en suite bathroom with shower, a/c and high ceilings. it was SO nice and quiet, we slept amazingly. We slept through breakfast all but one morning but our 1 breakfast was fresh made for us and very tasty. The dogs greeted us every morning and night and Alicia was very gracious in letting us use her phone and her laptop to get a hold of our friends when we couldn't find them. Overall good value for our money and I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

We loved Alicia's B&B. Run by great people that we consider good friends now. Chuco will make you the best Mayan breakfast with fresh fruit. Bottle water included,has outside entrances for entering and leaving the complex privately. Also, a scuba gear cleaning area with fresh water. It worked great for us. Best value in all my travels..

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Grimes, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

If your goal for traveling to Mexico is enjoying the culture, you really need to stay in town where the people live and Alicia's Bed & Breakfast fits that bill perfectly. The five inexpensive, comfortable rooms allow the same rest you would get at any hotel but the breakfast is phenomenal if you enjoy fruit. Chuco cooks everyone's favorites daily but a platter of fruit that must weigh five pound greets you every morning plus coffee and juice is endless. If diving or snorkeling is of interest, they can tell you where the best spots are plus connect you to a dive shop that you can trust. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance for a variety of afternoon and evening meals or there are also plenty of nearby place to buy food items you can easily prepare with the microwave on the patio that anyone can use. The air conditioning, bathing water, drinking water, ceiling fans, fun hammocks, comfortable double or single beds, patio furniture and internet routers make Alicia's B&B feel like a home away from home. My wife and I just stayed for the month of February and the worst experience was having to leave. The lodging fee is simple: $35 for one person plus $5 for each additional person. For that fee and this quality, you can't possibly beat Alicia's Bed and Breakfast. By the way, we are cyclist and I'd recommend using a bike in Cozumel for transportation. We averaged about 20 miles daily and saw two accidents in the entire month, both of which were tourist on mopeds just leaving the international pier. They both had hit markers on the side of the road. Go figure!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Alicia's Bed & Breakfast
Address: Ave 65 Sur at Calle 19th | San Miguel, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alicia's Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alicia's Bed and Breakfast is located in the middle of San Miguel on the island of Cozumel. We are located in a neighborhood that has many restaurants, stores including Sam's Club a few blocks away. Wal-Mart or the Mex. version is there as well. Chuco cooks a fresh breakfast everyday which includes fruits in season and a full breakfast which includes egg dishes, and waffles, french toast, and some local favorites. We have a dog that loves guests but keeps out non-guests. There is a biological park located about 5 blocks away. We are handy to any beaches either on the east or west side. Chuco and Orlando are both very good at answering any dive guestions. Orlando is a dive master and knows all the great places to dive. Chuco was a dive captain for many years. ... more   less 
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