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“Stay in the Penthouse/room 709. There's no better view on Isla!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ixchel Beach Hotel

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Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
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Dallas, TX
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“Stay in the Penthouse/room 709. There's no better view on Isla!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

This was the best vacation I've had in years. We booked the Penthouse/Room 709 through VRBO and we were instantly welcomed by the owners and were blown away by their hospitality. They told us exactly how to get from the airport to the ferry with the least amount of fuss. We used the shuttle service they recommended and were not disappointed. We were also given a slew of recommended restaurants and bars to check out, all of which were worth the visit. The room itself was perfect. It was well furnished and extremely comfortable. The pillow top bed was so comfortable that it was hard to roll out of it in the morning. The view from the wrap-around balcony was breathtaking! The hot tub overlooks the beach and makes for the perfect place to watch a sunset. Simply wonderful! The service at Ixchel was top notch. Whatever we needed to make our stay more comfortable the staff was quick to respond. Absolutely zero complaints. The only thing we didn't like was that we only booked the penthouse for 4 nights. We won't make that mistake next time.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

We thought the hotel was nice and the staff was very helpful. The location was great, by the the beach and close too many restaurants. Great pool and the food was excellent. The beds are very hard, but by the 3rd night we were used to it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Woodland Park, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2009

We found Ixchel 709 to be the best vacation location we've ever visited. The views are awsome, the privacy was very romantic and the amenities were great. We plan to go back every year and will highly recommend it to all of our friends and family.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2009

My husband and I have been to Isla many times and we really loved our stay here. We booked our condo with the owners through VRBO.com, Listing #171335. #2408. The condo was really nice. The service in the hotel and the friendliness of the people could not be any better. We had a couple of bumps, but the staff was right on it and resolved the problems immediately. Thanks to Daniel and Geovanny and all the staff for a perfect stay in a perfect condo.

They have a great breakfast and lunch at the restaurant downstairs at the ComoNo. You get front row chairs and umbrellas at the beach with beach service. We were in the beautiful blue water every day.

The hotel helped us rent a golf cart for the days we were there, so we got to drive around and see all the changes since the last time we were there. You must try all the different restaurants. We did eat at one of our favorite places, Rolandi's and have the big fried fish at Picus. We tried some new places too, Olivias and Qubano's. You must visit Vivian at Qubano's and try the Cuban sandwiches, the fried yucca, the Hungarian potatos and the frozen lemonade and watermelon water. The day we went, we had the place to ourselves and were able to visit for awhile with Vivian. That was a real treat. We wanted to try Mango Cafe, but they were not open while we were there. There are so many great places to eat on the island.

Since we were only there for four days, it was over before we were ready. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2009

DH and I just stayed for 4 nights at Ixchel Condos Phase I in a 4th floor unit we rented from the owner through VRBO.com (listing #138047). This was our first visit to Isla and we can't wait to return. In addition to the friendliness of the island people and the laid back atmosphere, staying at the Ixchel condos contributed greatly to the enjoyment of our trip. The condos are perfectly located on Playa Norte, the best beach on the island. Comono Restaurant provides food and drink service at the beach and you can just charge it to your room. We thought the prices were fair and the quality of the food and drinks were good. You could also bring your own drinks and snacks from the condos if you want to save money. The swimming pool looked very nice but we didn't use it since the beach was so enticing. Also, there were no umbrellas for shade at the pool although there were tables and chairs. More people seemed to be in the pool in the late afternoon when the sun wasn't so strong.

Our unit was a one bedroom, one bath (the other bedroom and bath were locked off) with a spacious balcony that we accessed from the living room or the bedroom. It was the perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy a cool drink. The air conditioning worked great with separate controls for the bedroom and the living room. We appreciated the coolness after being out in the mid 90's temps and high humidity atmosphere outside. The bathroom was spacious with a sink and vanity in one room and toilet and huge shower in another room. The water pressure was excellent and the hot water was plentiful. 5 gallon purified water bottles are provided in each unit and this was more than enough water for our stay. The kitchen is nicely equipped for preparing meals although we ended up eating out for all of our meals. The variety and prices of the restaurants made it easy to eat out. The concierge at the front desk was very helpful anytime we had a question. The housekeepers did an excellent job of cleaning our unit each day and were very unobtrusive. When we return to Isla, we'll stay at Ixchel I again and highly recommend it! Hasta luego!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Rowlett Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2009

For my 50th birthday, my best friend treated me to a week on Isla Mujeres and Penthouse 709 on Playa Norte. What an amazing and perfect place to stay while on Isla! When we arrived on Saturday the hotel staff was ready and waiting to take us to our penthouse. We cannot say enough about the hotel staff - Daniel, Geovanny and Maggie - plus countless others that made our stay at Ixchel 709 an excellent adventure! The condo was spacious, clean and cool (especially after a hot and tiring day of travel). Beautifully decorated with comfortable furniture. The bed was very, very comfortable with extra bedding and padding. Excellent cold A/C and excellent hot water showers. We spent a good deal of time on our balcony. Beautiful, beautiful views from all parts of the balcony. We also had beautiful views from just about every room in the condo. Our beach was always clean and not very crowded. We were always able to find the "perfect" beach chairs and umbrella to enjoy for the day. We really can't say enough about this place except that we will return to Penthouse 709 year after year. For future vacations to Isla, we thought we might "look around" at other places to stay while we were in Isla; however, after just a few hours in the condo we decided that we had the BEST place for the value and not once did we look at any other places to stay. We loved the Isla, its' people and charm and all that it has to offer. Our penthouse played a huge part in that enjoyment. We reserved directly through the vrbo website. The owners are exceptional people: gracious and helpful in every way. Upon my arrival a bottle of wine and birthday card were waiting for me. Then of course, there was the Isla and our penthouse! What a way to spend my 50th!! We loved, loved, loved this place! Cannot get it out of our minds! Think about it every single day!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2009

We were a big group staying in Ixchel Beach Hotel for 3 nights.
The hotel, as it is, has a great location and for my opinion, the best beach on the entire island. White sand, palm trees, hummocks...just like in your dreams.
When we first got there, we had some issues with our room - and within 15 minutes we already had another room - just as we liked.
the rooms are very comfortable - you got everything you need - LCD, DVD player, very quality mattresses, full kitchen equipment, dining area and a beautiful balcony with a spectacular view 0f the Caribbean ocean.
We all came down to isla for our best friend's wedding and they got an amazing penthouse with a roof top terrace that was unbelievable! We had a reception dinner over there - and it was really fantastic!
Me and my wife spent the entire weekend inside of the hotel. The pool is nice (nothing special) and the beach is wide and clean.
By the pool, there is a very nice restaurant serving drinks and food. We LOVED this place!!! I think this restaurant is the only place we were eating....( although we heard there are some very good restaurant downtown). The best thing we've eaten was the Ceviche Mixto - a traditional Mexican plate of shrimp, fish and octopus - so Yummy!!!!!
On our last day we had a big lunch ... for about 40 people - and thanks to me and my wife - everybody ordered that ceviche!!! you must try it!!
I defiantly recommend this hotel, it so nice and peaceful.
And the last tip – make sure you don’t leave isla without spending one day at Zama's – a beautiful beach resort with private beach, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a nice restaurant.

I can't wait to go back to Isla Mujeres!!!!

Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Ixchel Beach Hotel
Address: Playa Norte S/N | Centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ixchel Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Among the best hotels in Isla Mujeres, visit Ixchel Beach Hotel, a two wing, two phase condotel complex with 117 rooms in Isla Mujeres. East Wing (Phase One) with 48 rooms, 5 stories and opened in June 2006; West Wing (Phase Two) with 69 rooms, 6 stories and opened in August 2007. Both properties (see Accomodation Remark below) are designed in Mexican casual and modern stylish buildings located at the beautiful North Beach on the colorful island of Isla Mujeres (Women Island).Ixchel for the Mayans was the Goddess of love, fertility and the moon. Walking a few steps from downtown of this friendly island and facing the most beautiful white sand & powder touch beaches of Isla Mujeres, in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean, our Isla Mujeres hotel offers warm personable service in an upscale, intimate island experience perfect for families and romantics.If you want a great escape to a Isla Mujeres hotel, our hotel is ideal for the relaxing weekend getaway or a romantic honeymoon retreat. Treat yourself to all of the luxury that our Ixchel Hotel in Isla Mujeres has to offer and enjoy the surrounding areas, activities and beauty.Premier in Isla Mujeres hotels, the Ixchel Beach Hotel offers luxurious amenities, outstanding service and a tranquil atmosphere to completely relax and enjoy your Mexican vacation. You won't find a more beautiful or more convenient location to soak in the sun and experience this amazing island of Isla Mujeres.If you are looking among hotels in Isla Mujeres, look no further than the Ixchel Beach Hotel. You won't be disappointed. You, the guest, are our number one priority and your comfort and enjoyment during your vacations in Mexico and lodging experience are our primary concern. We will do everything we can to make your stay nothing short of spectacular. ... more   less 
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