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Francis Arlene Hotel
Ranked #29 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Reviewed 23 March 2012

... the place I'll return next time I visit Isla Mujeres. Staff is wonderful,multi-lingual, including English, good for me, since yo habla Espanol muy poquito. The Francis Arlene, on Guerrero, is in the middle of everything, yet far from the night noises just a few blocks away. We had a beautiful patio, good for sitting, reading and relaxing. One room, two doubles, all we needed. Fridge and a fan (sometimes a little too noisy for me). Reasonable prices and don't miss the mani-pedi place across the street. Tell Nelly we sent you. Also, the golf-cart rental just north of the hotel is trustworthy and helpful. And the wonderful breakfast just up on the corner :-) AND you won't want to miss Miguel's, down on Hidalgo. We loved our hot pink cart that we used for a one-day tour of the long island. Otherwise, walking everywhere is completely do-able. Forget that high end hotel - get yourself a piece of life on the island and see some real life.

Room Tip: if you're not a smoker, let them know when you reserve. We were on the third floor; seems like...
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5  Thank Kathleen T
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We just returned from a 3 week stay at the Francis Arlene hotel. The owners, Geraldo and Manuela do everything possible to see that you have a wonderful stay. The hotel has an inner courtyard with a lovely garden and it is quiet and peaceful. Nice little balconies and many rooms have views of the water. The cleaning staff work hard to keep things spotless. While we were there the building behind was being torn down which meant lots of dust so the staff and Manuela were cleaning sometimes twice a day to keep up. There are many people who stay at the Francis Arlene year after year and I can see why. Great value, great people and we hope to return.

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5  Thank nannyannie2957
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Just stayed two weeks at the Francis Arlene, a very friendly hotel the owners Gerry & Manuela are wonderful people, it was a pleasure to get to know them and I hope we return next year!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Larry A
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

This is the sort of hotel in short supply on Isla these days. Personal, pretty, unpretentious.
The owner is a gracious man, very pleasant and helpful.
This is a sweet place. Yes, the room decor is outdated but the cleanliness and views of the water and village make up for the tired, drab bedspreads!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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6  Thank greenroad
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

My husband and I stayed at Francis Arlene for five nights while visiting Isla Mujeres in mid August, and it was an absolutely relaxing stay. At $50 US a night for a clean room with an A/C and a balcony view of the downtown area, it was a great deal. The owner was helpful and friendly. The hotel has a security guard that arrives at his post at 10pm, so I always felt safe. Also, there is a parking lot right next to the hotel, which made it extremely convenient for parking the golf carts and scooters that we rented while on the island.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank JD1337
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

We travelled to Isla with my brother & sister in law. The owners & their staff/family were wonderful!!!!!!! I highly recommend a relaxing stay here! We'll be back!

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Reviewed 5 February 2011

I moved to the Francis Arlene after 2 disastrous weeks at El Caracol. My new room was bright, sunny, with a balcony and view of the beach. What more could you ask for? Everyone (staff and other guests) were friendly and helpful. Most of the guests were repeat visitors and knew the Island and where to go. I'd return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Address: Avenida Guerrero No. 7, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
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Ranked #29 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Price Range: £38 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Francis Arlene Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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