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La Posada de los 40 Canones
Ranked #2 of 23 Mahahual B&B and Inns
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful beach location”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The beach in front of the hotel is lovely with white sand, clear blue water, and a picturesque dead tree in the shallows that invites photographers. There's an attractively landscaped courtyard between the the two sides of the hotel with a man-made "river" and curvy boardwalk. Our standard room was minimal -- two beds, one nightstand, and a small armoire. Other room categories may be better. Although the room was small, the high ceiling helped it feel bigger. The ceiling fan worked so well that we didn't use the air conditioning. Lighting was dim, and there was no good light for reading in bed -- only a piece of lighted artwork above the headboard that didn't really help. Normally we wouldn't spend much time in the room in a beautiful place like Mahahual, but this trip there were torrential rain storms and we were indoors a lot. There was no table or chair in the room, which was inconvenient for writing, eating in, or playing cards, etc. There's not much of a lobby or other public room in the hotel to hang out in when it's raining (or at least we didn't find one). The restaurant is comfortable and opens right onto the beach. Service was the slowest of anywhere we ate in town, but there wasn't really any reason to hurry so we didn't mind. Other than in the restaurant, we didn't come across any English-speaking staff, but everyone was very tolerant of our imperfect Spanish.

Room Tip: It's a good idea to upgrade above the standard "Vicky" rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wildwood, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Paradise. White sand (not ever hot sand) Beautiful beaches and calm water. You can see the reef a little ways out from the beach where the waves are crashing majestically. You can go out there if you want with a kayak or you can snorkel. Sometimes you can see dolphins if you look out early in the morning. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the calm and beauty of nature. And the staff is sooooo friendly and the food excellent. We could watch the sea from our balcony and then just go on out and be right there on the beach. You will be smiling all the time because you will be so laid back and happy here. Be prepared to change your return flight because you will not want to leave. Really. You have to experience this. It is just beyond description. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Tulum, Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I just returned from my second stay at La Posada de los 40 Canones and again it was wonderful! The hotel and location are perfect but the staff and owners are beyond words. They make each stay easy and relaxing. I have spent time there during each stay on my on and have always felt at home, safe and well taken care of! Andrea, Chiara and Rolando are the best. Luckily I live in Tulum and get to take many trips to the area. 40 Canonoes will always be my hotel/ beach club choice! I am looking forward to a return trip in June.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

located on the most beautiful beach, i arrived to take off my shoes and did not put them back on until my departure. to walk out of my room and have the beach, restaurant and service so handy in this beautiful quaint fishing village. the amenities were top notch and the service was excellent, always helpful and everything possible. it was a great safe place for the kids (6 & 3) and as the beach is shallow for quite a distance with calm waters, we could thoroughly enjoy our time and let the kids be kids, explore and swim. it was a safe place to practice snorkeling and the kids loved the kayaks too. the staff were always attentive and helpful and the receptionist(s) exceptional. i will definitely return, as often as possible

Room Tip: the family suites in the condos are the best option with kids, definitely worth the value. it allow...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Monterrey, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Very nice and cozy hotel !!!!! Excellente service, staff made us feel VIP !! GREAT Location, just a few steps from the beautiful beach !!!! Excellent food, best Nachos ever !!! VERY clean rooms, confy beds and very good AC :)))) I was here last week with my husband and enjoy that much that i came back this week with my mom and my sister !!! Will be back again very very very soon !!!! Luv the place !!!! Is a MUST every year !!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

40 Cannons is not only a beautiful hotel located at the perfect spot in Mahahual but the staff and management provide incredible service. They were very focused on providing us with a great experience for our vacation. Clara is to be commended on her style and a grace and gentle demeanor. She epitomizes customer care. The hotel is very charming, beautifully decorated, comfortable and provides a great ambience for anyone wanting to get away from it all. I have travelled much of the world would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

This is a great place to stay when you want to be near the downtown but not to close to the hoards of cruiser zombies. Clean throughout the property. Rooms are ample and if you get one with balcony it can be a nice place to sit and enjoy the stars. Not a big a hotel but large enough to get a nice selection rooms that are artfully designed to provide privacy and rooms at multiple levels.

Quiet at night and once the cruisers leave the property becomes peaceful. Awesome location with one of the best beaches on the entire strip. Restaurant with extended hours. Reasonable prices with great AC for comfortable sleeping. Multiple wifi units throughout the hotel for reasonable signal. Staff was helpful. Climb to the top floor sitting area for a great view of the sea.

Warning your Verizon phone will NOT work in Mahahual anywhere.

Room Tip: One with a Balcony and is nice. No elevator, so be prepared to climb stairs the higher you go.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Posada de los 40 Canones

Property: La Posada de los 40 Canones
Address: Malecon, Mahahual, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Mahahual
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Posada de los 40 Canones 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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