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Acamaya Reef
Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Puerto Morelos
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Booked 2 nights, was ok enough to add an extra night. We had the upstairs room with private bath. Very basic room in a hut on the beach for about $65 a night. Resort music from next door was noisy. Probably a good value if you just want to chill on the beach, and are not the resort type. Not an uppity place. Too far from town to easily walk. 20 min from airport. Good free in room WiFi.

Room Tip: Any room is about 60 yards from high tide!
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

We loved our time at Acamaya Reef; the family is friendly and helpful and the place is quiet. The little round thatched huts are very rustic and you do get the occasional lizard running through, but they have comfortable beds and the bathrooms are clean. You are right on a beautiful beach and can listen to the gentle surf sounds at night. We had a fan which was adequate during our stay. There is no longer any food service and nothing nearby so you have to bring your own or go into town to eat, which is no problem if you have transportation.
The hut had a musty smell but I suspect it was because it had been unoccupied for awhile. Either I got used to it or it dissipated during our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in number five which is above another unit, unoccupied at the time we were there. A steep...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

I was a guest for 10 days at the Acamaya. The hosts Daisy and Dennis were absolutely wonderful and very accomodating. My cabana was very clean but very simple. This is a no frills accomodation, but reminds one of how Mexico used to be. The beach is faboulous and there are massages available right there on the beach. The small restraunt had very good food and drinks! This is not the place for everyone, but If you want peace and quiet and a very laid back place to stay this is it! I would definitly stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

Got a great deal on a flight down to Cancun and I always dreamed about diving the cenote's. I reserved a campsite with Acamaya and off I went (from Toronto). On arrival the owner never wrote the reservation down. The Husband and son who own the Acamaya reef treated me like a fugitive om the run from the law. Spent 4 nights camping and one night in one of their beach huts; i was bit by somethings (probably sand fleas in the bed); the linen had been changed but the blanket did not appear to have been changed for a long long time. The cooking facilities are pathetic and it is a really long walk into town where restaurants are.
This happened last year and it still bothers me so I am writing this review for a little pay back.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled solo
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3  Thank Brian155019
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Reviewed 9 May 2010

Ooh my God!!!!!, i cant even believe the coments i have red before about this place, its just perfect, but of course if u r a timeshare owner where u have 10 bellboys or golf carts, dont come and stay here.

The place is one of the lasts places like it self in this area, on the caribbean water, no more constructions going on in the sorroundings, the shade from the hotel next door (dreams) its not Acamaya's fault its Dream's fault by building a 5 stories hotel in a place like Puerto Morelos where u can only build 3 stories by law.

It's an ecological place, held by a nice family, with a realy nice bar, which has anything u need, sorry, i meen except for caviar or expensive champagne like timeshare owners like...

i totaly advise u to come here to enjoy a stressless place, a place where u can still see the stars on the sky!!! (if the Dreams hotel dont turn its huge lights on the beach area).

Just lovely, no more coments!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CHRISTIAN86
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Noel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear guest,

We appreciate that you selected the Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabanas in Puerto Morelos for your stay. We hope to see you again soon in this paradise.

Thank you very much for your comments, this helps us improve our service.

We are a hotel on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya and we love to make unforgettable moments for people.

Our Hotel is one of the first in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Morelos, however, we are not a luxury hotel, we believe that being Ocean Front and maintaining a natural environment will help us give a better experience for people.

Again thank you for your stay in our Hotel.
Staff at Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabañas Puerto Morelos

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Reviewed 9 May 2010

If you are looking for a nice place in puerto morelos and you dont like big hotel like I do, you will love that place. Its a small place were the cabanas are really clean and were the beach is just gorgeous. You are near of the little town of puerto morelos and between playa del carmen and cancun.
The family that own the place are really kind and offer you a good service.
i really recommand it

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank oceana55
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Noel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Acamaya Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear guest,

We appreciate that you selected the Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabanas in Puerto Morelos for your stay. We hope to see you again soon in this paradise.

Thank you very much for your comments, this helps us improve our service.

We are a hotel on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya and we love to make unforgettable moments for people.

Our Hotel is one of the first in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Morelos, however, we are not a luxury hotel, we believe that being Ocean Front and maintaining a natural environment will help us give a better experience for people.

Again thank you for your stay in our Hotel.
Staff at Hotel Acamaya Reef Cabañas Puerto Morelos

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Reviewed 7 January 2010

I let my husband make this reservation since we could not get into our timeshare in playa del carmen. First of all, I agree with the others listing that say the owners are tring to sell this place and are not taking care of it. Every other day there was no toilet paper or paper towels in the community bathroom - yes community.... and the "outside" kitchen they call it, was dirty and had cobwebs in it, very dirty. I had to clean before I could cook anything. We went into town one day and came back and there were campers with tents in front of us under the palapas, not what I wanted to see on this vacation so if you like that environment, then this is for you. Although Daisey (the owner) is very nice, this place is just not being taken care of in many ways and is a 45 minute walk to town..... we finally rented a car to get around and to playa del carmen because we were bored at this place. It was very difficult to log-on to our computer also - not many bars on the screen would show up.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank moxyrenee
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Address: Carretera Cancun-Tulum, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Puerto Morelos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Morelos
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Morelos
Price Range: £25 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Acamaya Reef 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: Welcome to “Acamaya Reef Cabañas & Beach Club” in Puerto Morelos, a unique Hotel on the beach with cabanas in the Caribbean Sea with its own style, simple, charming and comfortable and above all let’s not forget that we are an Eco-hotel, trying to improve in recycling and other activities to help the world to be a better place.We are located in the middle of the Puerto Morelos National Marine Park with the Second Largest Reef in the World right in front of our little cabanas, making it an even more special place to stay. You can go on a Snorkeling Tour right from the hotel and enjoy the fantastic coral formations where you will see hundreds of multi-colored fishes.We are not a five star resort; we are only a Puerto Morelos Eco-hotel on the Beach! with cabanas But we have all of the needed services like Massages right on the beach, Restaurant and Bar Service, Kayaks and Bike rentals, free parking lot, free wireless Internet and we also have the Concierge service for anything else you may need. ... more   less 
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