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Cabanas Maria Del Mar
Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Great location for the price, but the hotel is just ok.

The water coolers around the place were always empty, the walls were thin, and the free continental breakfast was literally just toast.

The bed was comfortable enough, but had some small stains on the comforter. A/C worked fine and had a great view from the balcony. Didn't have a chance to check out the pool.

Stay here for the location, right on north beach, and the price but don't expect much more than very basic accommodations.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We arrive after sunset on Isla Mujeres, we ended up at this hotel relatively well-reviewed on trip advisor. Let me share with you the experience. The location is extraordinary. It's next to Playa Norte, a wonderful and most commercial place on the island. The room on the ground level look clean (the bathroom look like brand new) but there's highway of ants on the floor and a hard smell of humidity... We ask for a room on the second floor. No ants this time but the room is older and we agreed that is not so bad. On the internet, we saw the room at 52$ on low season and get it at 48$ if paid cash in mexican pesos (650$) It was a very quiet stay, the hotel was empty, breakfast was basic continental, no smile from the staff, the pool was unclean (too much sunscreen at the surface)
The beach, however, was fantastic, free access (you just bring the towel from your room) If you want sunshade and chair, you have to pay for it but we didn't ask for the price... Playa Norte is the most beautiful beach of the island and the more commercial too... If you want some cheap beverages, get to a small local convenience store (the one on the street, without glass door and hold by an old mexican, you will get the ice and beer you need for your thirsty afternoon :) We believe that is important to encourage small local business!
For the ambiance, the place is not so hot for low season, go to Poc Na Hostel instead! It's cheaper and crowded by young people and the ambiance is perfect for meeting other travellers. And you are 5 minutes of walk from Play del Norte :)
Overall Maria del Mar is a good place but we will not returned at this hotel on Isla Mujeres. On low season, you can get something decent with AC for 350$ pesos. Hope it will help ;)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank DaveReady69
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Nice little hotel with the perfect location on playa norte. We stayed in room # 1 and had an awesome view out of our balcony. Right next to the beach, there is a nice bar with "swing" seats and curtained beds on the beach. Free water in the hotel, so we filled our water bottles up daily. Can't beat it for the price!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We just loved the place. If we ever go back, it will be this place. Why? Relaxed, on the beach, a nice swimming pool with hammocks, quiet, a nice cafeteria for having breakfast, a big balcony...
The rooms are not luxurious, but hey! who cares! For that price, it is more than enough.
Recommended:-)

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank bosnic_belkisa
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

We loved this place! Cabanas are placed around lovely pool in lush green garden just few steps away from the best beach on the island. At the time of our stay there were a lot of families with children. Rooms are spacious with large verandas or balconies cleaned daily and with fresh drinking water. Breakfast is served in lovely bar & restaurant across the street called Buho's wherewi-fi is available only.
When we'll go to Isla de Mujeres again we will definitely stay here. Highly recommended!!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Nenad K
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We booked our room online after debating whether to stay in Cancun or Isla Mujeres, and we were happy that we stayed here. We booked a "castle" room: the room was very clean, great view of the beach, AC worked well, updated furniture, plenty of room for luggage. We did not have any problems with reception whatsoever. Read about breakfast in the reviews, so already knew what to expect, but there are plenty other options in the city to eat breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner, and it is not expensive. Keep in mind, this is still a touristy place, so don't expect prices to be very low. You don't like the food, go to a grocery store. If you want to see a beautiful sunset - this is the place to be at. Overall, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank party_z_yanka
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

-I stayed in the Tower rooms, 3rd floor. I was here 2 weeks. Hotel is right on the beach. Very basic. Comfortable bed. Air conditioning worked great. In room safe, small fridge, and tv. Closet, but no dresser. Enjoyed the open balcony. They provide free purified water. The traveler photos accurately represented the hotel.
-The housekeeping staff are very friendly and cheerful. They came anywhere between 10 and 2.
-The bathroom is too cramped, more like a hostel bathroom. No water pressure. The biggest downside. I was fed up by the end.
-Noisier than I had expected. The doors made a lot of noise. I was woken up fairly frequently by people coming and going. The bar plays music until 11pm some nights (located next to the Castle rooms). It can be noisy around the pool area until late, mostly families with kids (located near the Cabana rooms). There was a late night karaoke party on the beach one night. And, the occasional party boat on the water kept me awake.
-I looked at several other places along the beach, and they have the cheapest rentals for umbrella/chairs.
-Rented a golf cart here, it was terrible. Rented from another place (Indio's on Ave Medina) that was much better and cheaper.
-Noticed that reception gave different answers for certain things-like taxi prices. One said 80 pesos no matter where on the island, this turned out not to be true.
-I contacted them two times about airport transfers, but never heard anything back. I made reservations with Best Day Travel and was exceedingly happy with them.
-If I stayed here again, I would pay more and stay in the Cabana or Castle rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Avenida Carlos Lazo 1, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Price Range: £62 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cabanas Maria Del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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