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“Diver's paradise!”
Review of Villa Aldora

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Villa Aldora
Certificate of Excellence
Lexington, KY
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Diver's paradise!”
Reviewed 14 January 2007

We are new scuba divers who wanted Cozumel lodging and a dive operation that catered to us as well as more experienced folks. Villa Aldora and Aldora Divers more than delivered! Greg called the night before we were to arrive to make sure everything was okay. He met us at the airport and directed us to the Villa. Greg's wife, Kay, greated us warmly. Once we dropped our luggage, we went into town to the dive shop. "Memo" was there to make sure our rental equipment fit and our c-cards checked out. We were good to go diving the next morning. At 7:30 a.m., a cab picked us up at the Villa and drove us to the pier to get on the dive boat. Aldora tries to match groups for compatibility. Our first 4 dives were with a father and daughter from Denver. Although they were much more experienced than us, they said we did not hold them back. Divemaster Eduardo saw to it. Aldora does not operate cattleboats--our largest dive party was 6 of us. Our favorite divemaster was Mario--he really helped us learn to be better divers. Back to the Villa--had a New Year's Eve mixer on the beach. It was great--laid back and got to meet other guests (all great folks!) The management really goes the extra mile too. One morning when we were to go diving, Allison wasn't feeling great, so we cancelled first dive. She felt good enough a couple of hours later so we thought we would drive down to Playa Mia where the Aldora boats take their surface intervals. Greg stepped in and took care of everything--drove us to the shop where they had dropped our gear and tanks, picked them up and carried the heavy 100 steel tanks all the way to the dock. If we had to, we probably wouldn't have any energy left to dive. Greg and Kay--such genuinely warm folks. Muchas Gracias to all our new amigas and amigos. Hasta Luego!

  • Liked — The hosts were most accommodating and friendly.
  • Tips/Secrets — Book early--we got the last available room 3 months out!
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2006

We highly recommend the Villa Aldora for your stay in Cozumel. The Villa is right on the water not more than a mile walk to the town square. It is a smaller, intimate hotel with a great view of the ocean. The staff at the Villa will make your stay feel like home but with a level of service that is a constant reminder that you are on vacation. They are very friendly and do their best to assist you with recommendations for restaurants, places to visit, shopping, etc. The Villa is associated with Aldora Divers and every time the boat arrives, there is someone from the Villa to see you off and to greet you when you return. Everyone at both the hotel and the dive shop expressed a genuine desire to make sure our experience in Cozumel was unforgettable. We stayed in the Krystal room that has the hugest shower ever with a beautiful view of the ocean right out its window. The hotel has several amenities – a very pretty pool, free international calls to the US and Canada from your room, cable TV (although we never turned it on), the ability to dive directly outside the hotel and the air conditioning is amazing - it actually removes the humidity from the air. While you are in Cozumel be sure to drive to the other side of the island and eat at Mezcalitos. That was one of our favorite parts of the trip - picture hammocks, ocean, beautiful beaches and great food. We can’t wait to go back to Cozumel to dive, relax and play and to stay at the wonderful Villa Aldora.

  • Liked — The service was wonderful. Great view. Very relaxing. The huge shower.
  • Disliked — No swim up bar.
  • Tips/Secrets — You reserve your room on their website. You do not reserve the Villa with a credit card. When you leave you pay with cash. For Aldora Divers you need to make a reservation with a credit card online at their website.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Aldora

Property: Villa Aldora
Address: Cozumel, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Villa Aldora Hotel Cozumel
Aldora Hotel Cozumel

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