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“Great Price for what you get”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Marcianito

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Hotel Marcianito
Ranked #22 of 38 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
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“Great Price for what you get”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2009

This is an excellent hotel for the budget conscience traveler. We paid ~$26/night for a small but adequate room, including satelite TV (with several American channels), and a private bathroom. The hotel and room was always clean and smelled fresh. Staff was very professional and kind...will need a little spanish to communicate. Hotel is centrally located. It is in the middle of the shopping and dining district and just a 5 minute walk to the North Beach. The only problem we had with our stay was the middle-of-the-night wake up calls by a nearby rooster. Would recommend brining earplugs.

Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2009

We stayed December 2008 - January 2009

Please note - the overall rating is VERY GOOD with earplugs!

If the night-time (or more accurately, early-morning) music blaring through town wasn't so invasive, this hotel would be one of the best, non-waterfront, budget choices in town.

The hotel and staff are top notch. Our rooms were clean and well maintained, the location convenient. Purified drinking water is available at the office. The breezes on the 3rd floor kept us all cool and not needing A/C. Our rooms (we rented 3 for our extended family) all had a safe for valuables, a colour TV, and comfortable beds. The only thing missing was a mini fridge. The staff was friendly and helpful and some English is spoken.

Maybe the island council should consider the late-night noise issue. We've been going to Isla for 8 years and the noise just gets worse each year. I'd hate it to become a miniature Cancun!

Thanks to all at Hotel Maricanito!

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2009

We booked a room in the Hotel Marcianito for early January 2009 after reading all of the positive rooms on trip advisor. The room was relatively clean. The hotel is well located if you want to be "downtown" or where the nightlife/shopping is, but there are lots of hotels that are closer to the beach. The beach is only a few minutes' walk away, though, but there are plenty of other options if you'd rather stay on the beach, or closer to the beach. I also liked how there was a TV in the room. And, it is definitely quite cheap!

However, the negatives forced us to eventually have to change hotels. First of all, our bed had bedbugs which is a common problem throughout Mexico but I really have trouble sleeping when I can feel bedbugs crawling all over me. Worse than the bedbugs, however was the NOISE. I can't stress enough, this is probably the noisiest place I have ever slept which is weird because Isla is a very small island. You wouldn't think that there could be that much noise. People in the streets shouting, roosters, scooters, children yelling, the maid service outside - you name it. We got such terrible sleep after three days we had to give up ( we were supposed to be there for a week) and find somewhere else to stay. AND we had ear plugs with us - nothing worked! It was unbelievable. Also, our room was pretty hot. It had a cieling fan but it was moving so slowly as to not be effective - there is no A/C there. And that was in January.

So in sum, for one or two nights, it is probably ok, but if you enjoy your rest and sleep and/or heat and bedbugs bother you, you'd better look elsewhere.

  • Liked — The price is extremely cheap
  • Disliked — Noisy, hot, and had bedbugs
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2008

Hotel Marcianito is in a great location, just steps from the main pedestrian walkway in town in Isla Mujeres and close to shops, restaurants, ferry, beach, etc. The hotel and the rooms are very clean. I was in a single room for 300 pesos a night (it would probably have been big enough for 2 people) closer to the back of the hotel, so not much of a view but still a nice ocean breeze when the windows were open. The room had a ceiling fan and cable TV, and a small, clean bathroom with a stand-up shower. They have double rooms closer to the front of the hotel for 350 pesos, I believe. Room 14 is a nice room for a double; you have a little veranda right outside where you can probably see the sea on both sides of the island.

There is some street noise, and you can hear live music from the place on the corner that seems to play every afternoon through early evening. And there's a confused rooster that crows around 3am sometimes. Earplugs would be a good idea if that bothers you. Also, some of the rooms look over the back courtyard shared by the neighboring shops, so there's usually some noise from people going about their daily business, kids playing, etc.

There's a nice family that lives on the first floor and runs the place. Via email I was in touch with a Senor Martinez who made the reservation for me and was very efficient and helpful. I sent $ via Western Union for the first night. The woman who takes care of business on the property is Nelly, I believe, and was also very helpful.

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — No hammocks and 3am rooster
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2008

it was the best place for us on the island ,in the middle of it all clean and well looked after by the most lovely family you will meet anywhere. we were nearly in tears when we left because they had been so nice to us even though we spoke no spanish at all. top place worth the money all day long an beyond.

Stayed April 2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2008

My husband and I stayed in January 2008. We also pre booked by sending a night's deposit thru Western Union. No problems at all. We were glad we did because there were several nights that the hotel was booked up during our 10 night stay.

The hotel was in a great location. Right in the middle of town. We easily walked there from the ferry dock with our rolling suitcases. If you ask for room 14 on the top floor, you can look out from the balcony and see both sides of the island! Shops and restaurants all around. Laundromat on the corner.The grocery store was a 5 minute walk. Internet store right next door run by a wonderful English speaking lady.

Our room was basic but very clean. The bed was very comfortable-unusual for Mexico. In fact, we had brought a bed pad to use but never put it on the bed.

If you are planning on staying a few days, I would suggest bringing your own beach towels, soap, shampoo, roll of toilet paper, corkscrew/bottle opener, and travel clock.

It was nice to have a TV, although only a few stations were in English. There was also a safe in the room. We locked up our phones, passports, etc. during the day.

Being right in the middle of town, you could hear street noise as stated by othere guests. We ended up buying a box fan at the grocery store and slept great every night after that.

All in all it was a great place-clean, great location, and very affordable. We are planning on going back next year.

  • Liked — price-very affordable
  • Disliked — street noise
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2008

We got four rooms here.. Son and his wife, my daugher, my two foreign exchange kids, and me and my hubby.... It was clean, GREAT owners who went out of there way to make sure everything was good... All the rooms had fans and tvs... It was loud as it was in town, but that was great as we had so many teenage kids that loved being so close to everything. Close to restaurants for that sneak down to the bar.... We paid $35 a night and would go again in a second! We love Isla and the night life....

  • Liked — Location!
  • Disliked — Missed having a pool!
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Marcianito
Address: Calle Abasolo 10, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Marcianito 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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