My husband and I just returned from a 6-night stay at Vista del Mar hotel. I previously stayed on Half Moon Bay in one of the condos, but this time, we picked the hotel as the least expensive option during the busy spring break season.
We requested top floor and got #305, the standard queen room. We arrived around 1 pm and were very happy that the room was ready for us (the official check-in time is 3 pm). The room, painted turquoise, is pretty basic and not big, but has all the necessities - 20L of purified water, a fridge, a coffeemaker plus some cups and plates, free WiFi. Things mentioned in other reviews - such as water taking a while to warm up, ants, or old-ish sheets - were all present but didn't bother us. We never once used the AC - the sea breeze and the ceiling fan made it pleasantly cool. The staff was friendly and helpful - e.g., arranged a cab back to the airport for a decent price.
The best things about Vista del Mar are the gorgeous view of the entire bay (especially from the privacy of the 3rd-floor balcony) and of course, the location! Two good lunch options - La Buena Vida and La Lunita - are within minutes from the hotel, and we enjoyed walking to both Yal-Ku and Akumal Bay. Snorkeling is also good right outside the hotel/Buena Vida, but I preferred to walk a bit to the north and swim out to the larger reef. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend Vista del Mar as a basic, budget option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Del Sol Beachfront hotel rooms are in a tranquil setting on a beautiful beach. Each room includes daily maid service, air conditioning, free wireless internet, purified drinking water, TV, coffee maker, an in-room safe, and free parking. All Del Sol Beachfront condominiums and hotel rooms are on the absolute beachfront with uninterrupted views of the ocean. We also have one, two and three bedroom condos available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vista Del Mar Akumal
- Vista Del Mar Hotel Akumal
- Del Sol Beachfront Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico - Akumal