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“Cheap & Clean”
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Hotel Xbulu-Ha
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Portland OR
2 reviews
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“Cheap & Clean”
Reviewed 17 February 2009

Great location for being close to the shops, restaurants and the beach yet the hotel itself is on a quiet street.
The rooms are modest and could reaaallly use a place to hang up clothes but the rooms are kept exceedingly clean and have everything a traveler needs. We chose this hotel over other cheaper options because it had a mini fridge and a/c. Neither were used very much but the option is very nice.
There is a tiny market below so you don't have to go far to get your bottled water (20 pesos for a big jug). There is also a great breakfast joint downstairs that serves Cazuelas (a layered dish of beans, salsa, eggs, tortillas and cheese). It comes out piping hot and topped with pan-fried bananas, the Holbox Cazuela is hard to beat.

We stayed here six nights and would definitely go back but I have two warnings besides the no closet aspect.. 1. The cleaning staff organized all of our possessions daily, so if you don't want your stuff to be messed with put it away in the drawers or in your luggage. 2. The bed is a tad hard and the covers a tad flimsy.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2008

I discovered Hotel Xbulu-Ha as I wandered the streets of Isla Mujeres. It's tucked upstairs above an internet cafe and a dentist, in a relatively new building. When I inquired about rates, the receptionist was quite welcoming and friendly, and really worked with me to get a good rate for my 5 night stay. (Around $30US, but it was still low season.)

The room was large, very clean, and nicely appointed (flat screen TV, hair dryer, free in-room safe, and small fridge). Some rooms include full kitchens as well. There was also excellent lighting, something I've found lacking in many hotels in Mexico/Central America.

My room was cleaned and tidied every day without fail, and the staff was always very friendly. It was a very quiet location (a block off the main Avenida Hidalgo), yet it was close to everything.

Xbulu-Ha felt like home by the end of my stay - I hated to leave.

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  • Disliked — No complaints at all
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Xbulu-Ha
Address: Calle Vicente Guerrero # 4 | Col. Centro, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Xbulu-Ha 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Xbulu-Ha is like your second home in your vacation. The staff is always ready to help you in what you need. The hotel is located in Isla Mujeres downtown. Both the ferry and north beach are no more than 5 min walking from the hotel. Also in two blocks you are in Hidalgo street where the restaurants and bars are. So you are close to have fun, but far to do not be disturbed with the noise. Hotel Xbulu-Ha has WiFi, beach towels and chair for the beach as complimentary service. ... more   less 
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