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“Cozy clean accommodation”
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Posada Pachamama
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Mahahual
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy clean accommodation”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel for about one week. The room was a bit small (no room for yoga), and there was a balcony (but no chairs). This is a very clean hotel (different towel art every day) that is centrally located with a nice inhouse cafe where you can eat breakfast (yummy baked goods) or dinner (Italian menu). The hotel is close to the beach and backs (literally) onto another hotel (Cabarello Blanco) that faces the beach. We got a much better rate by sending an email directly to the hotel, but had to pay full upfront (no deposit, non refundable). Comfy beds, air conditioning, safe, water was usually hot, and this hotel has a recycling program! And, a house cat, the lovely Pacha who hangs out in the cafe.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Propietario at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
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Gracias por su comentario fue un placer que se hospedaron con nosotros
saludos cordiales
Massimiliano Palli
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Zurich, Switzerland
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121 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

very nice, small, but clean rooms in a nice place. recommendable. staff is very friendly and helpful. just in front is the pedestrian way called malecon with restaurants and the beach. good diving on the banco chinchorro, an atoll reef 2.5 hours from mahahual in the ocean.

Room Tip: very nice, small, but clean rooms in a nice place. recommendable.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Propietario at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
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Gracias por su comentario fue un placer que se hospedaron con nosotros
saludos cordiales
Massimiliano Palli
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Although the room we stayed in was a bit small,for the price it was a good value.Max and his staff are very nice and will help you with anything you need,he even gave us a ride to the bus stop,which never left because of mechanical problems and had to take a taxi to Limones and catch a Mayab bus to Cancun,thats another story...The Posada Pachamama is well located opposite a soccer field,it's not on the malecon,took one minute to walk to the beach and restaurants,including where most of the locals eat.Don't believe any negative reviews about this hotel,some people want a five star resort for a one star price.

Room Tip: I took a room on the ground floor,if i was staying solo it would have been fine,pay the xtra and get...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Propietario at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
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Gracias por su comentario fue un placer que se hospedaron con nosotros
saludos cordiales
Massimiliano Palli
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We first visited Mahahual on a cruise ship. We liked the small town feel and character so much we decided to spend a week here and look into buying a home. We chose Pachamama because of the reviews and were really pleased with the price and the fact that we could book online. There aren't many hotels in Mahahual and doing everything by internet proved a little challenging since they don't all have websites or utilize a centralized booking service. The owner of the hotel, Massimiliano Palli, is from Italy. He and all his staff are very welcoming and inviting. The rooms are small by US standards (unless you have spend a lot of time in New York City), but very clean, with decent bathrooms and wi-fi. You also have hot and cold water; not always guaranteed in Mexico. He doesn't really have a restaurant on site but does have breakfast for those who want to eat at the hotel. There is a great restaurant just a few steps away, Bar Kita, that is also owned by an Itailian. We enjoyed this trip so much we are already planning our next trip sometime in July or August to finalize our home purchase. We will definitely stay at Posada Pachamama again.

Room Tip: We chose a deluxe room on the top floor. It had good views of the water and great ocean breezes.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Owner at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Thanks for your visit,was a pleasure for us
kindley regards
Massimiliano Palli
Posada Pachamama
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Hiawasse, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We stayed here 2 nights Feb. 8th and 9th 2013 and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The rooms were just right. Everything was clean and tidy. Front desk kept us supplied with plenty of bottles of water for our beach time. They even supplied beach towels at no charge. Super friendly and a great price! We booked as a drive up surprise and saved money by NOT booking online. Weird!

Room Tip: We picked a room on the ground floor. The extra dough for the "ocean view" didn't seem...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Owner at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Thanks for your stayed
kindley regards
Massimiliano Palli
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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We stayed a week at Pachamama during the Christmas Holiday. We wanted to get to know the place so we requested to move rooms when we could. We stayed in 3 different rooms. We liked the ones on the second floor best because the breeze and view was improved. But all were nice, and the price was reasonable. Each room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. We were happy with all three mattresses. The rooms were small by US standards but offered everything that we needed. The owner, Max was very kind and helped us with everything. The cleaning and maintenance staff were really wonderful and helped even with our laundry!
The only reason I give the hotel a Very Good instead of Excellent is because the town of Mahahual is not likely to be everyone's cup of tea. We had a really nice time there and met some lovely people. It is a cruise ship town which makes for a surreal kind of environment. The town gets really busy when the ships arrive then everything relaxes as the ships leave. It was very nice to see the place busy (i.e. locals making a good living) and then really fun to be there when everyone was relaxing after a long day of servicing cruise ship tourists.

Room Tip: we liked second floor the most.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Owner at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Thanks for you stayed
best regards
Massimiliano Palli
POsada Pachamama
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Mahuhual is a funny wee town. It looks like it was once a bustling place, but as the weather has eroded the buildings, and the financial crisis eroded the capitalists that tried to profit from a beach side community, it has turned into a little town with a big heart.
We scoured trip advisor for days looking for a suitable place to rest and ended up choosing the Posada Pachamama, mainly because of the great reports, but also because the building looked clean tidy, and very well presented, in a great location, one block back from the promenade or about 100 feet from the water.
Checking in was a breeze, but be prepared to leave a passport or ID at the counter (I did struggle with the idea of leaving a passport after everything I had read about identity theft in US and Mexico).
The room was small, but a very nice bathroom, hot and cold running water, and good air conditioning for those like me that are built more for cooler climates! A tv is provided with extra channels, and free wifi in the building. The layout is simple, but very mini hacienda-ish in its design (very charming). Lots of plugs to charge phones and laptops also.
In the evening we dined at the best little restaurant on the promenade, called Barkito (I will try to review this also) with a really awesome menu, and fantastic value for money. All food is natural, a real bonus. So good in fact that we went back for breakfast too!
In fact, while we were at breakfast, a storm rolled in and blew everyone inside, along with a sudden downpour to rival the 40 day flood! We didn't think anything of it, but it apparently took out the phone lines and we couldn't pay by credit card because the machines were down. Same problem with the 4 ATM's in the town. As a result we did not have enough cash in our wallet to pay for breakfast.
Enter or very gracious host at the pochamama. He offered to lend me the 50 pesos we were short, and then sent me an email so we could pay him, as well as the room bill on PayPal. What a savior!
All in all,this was a great experience, and I would definitely stay there again for sure. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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maxico75, Propietario at Posada Pachamama, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
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Gracias por su comentario fue un placer que se hospedaron con nosotros
saludos cordiales
Massimiliano Palli
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Property: Posada Pachamama
Address: Calle Huachinango S/N | Downtown Mahahual, Mahahual 77976, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Mahahual
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Pachamama 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear guest,Posada Pachamama was born in May 2007 after nine months of construction, just like a baby growing in his mother's womb. On August 20, 2007 the Posada had to close because of the damage caused by hurricane Dean. In November, after several weeks of re-building we were open for business once again; ready to receive all of those who want to visit us. We remodel it again in 2013 with more details and amenities.We are in the middle of the town, just 20 mts far to the beach and you don t have to cross the street to coming there. In this area there are the most popular restaurant in the town. We are just 20 mts far to the public Health Center. Best regards Massimiliano Palli Posada Pachamama ... more   less 
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