I should say at the outset that Holbox is an incredible island which should not be missed on a trip to this region. The food, the people, and the beach are amazing. Unfortunately, this hotel proved to be highly disappointing. I stayed three nights with my girlfriend, but we both wished we'd stayed somewhere else.
The good: the rooms are nicely decorated, and some have a nice view of the ocean. The staff at reception is also very friendly.
The bad: The worst thing about this hotel is that it is not right in front of the beach. In between the narrow beach and the hotel there is a dirt road through which motorcycles and golf carts drive by all day long. So if you want to sunbathe, you'll have vehicles whizzing by right in front of you. You're better off going to one of the hotels nearer to the town (which will be busy, but in front of the beach), or one of the more removed hotels (which will be closer to the beautiful sand bar in the sea). The hotel should also think about investing a little more in its furniture and general cleanliness. The bed was rickety, the sheets and towels provided by housecleaning were often stained, and the bed and pillows were very uncomfortable. The atmosphere of the hotel is also ruined by their "all inclusive" option, which gives guests the option to have their meals and some drinks included for a $70 fee per day. This means it attracts the type of guest who likes to stay at the hotel all day (often with children), taking up all the space in the communal areas. Don't even try to get a seat by the tiny pool, as it's always crowded. The quality of the restaurant food and service also suffer as a result of this policy.
I would definitely return to Holbox, but next time to a different hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Paraiso Del Mar Hotel Holbox Island
- Hotel Paraiso Del Mar
- Paraiso Del Mar Hotel