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“Awsome Rooms, Great Experience - Hot at night!”
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Zomay Hotel Holbox
Ranked #13 of 34 Holbox Island B&B and Inns
Cancun, Mexico
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Awsome Rooms, Great Experience - Hot at night!”
Reviewed 22 September 2011

This is a great place for adventure. The rooms are small cabins and the place looks like a small village. The hotel is located on the beach and within walking distance to downtown Holbox and the bars on the beach.

Be ready to sweat at night. There are fans in the room but it really gets hot and humid.

Also do not forget to bring your repellent as mosquitoes are everywhere in the island.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Holbox is one of those place, when you visited never forgot, and Villa Los Mapaches is the exactly hotel of the zone that you should stay, it is acording to the island whit the bungalows, the beatiful garden in front of the beach and the friendly dogs. It is really quiet and relax, and you can take the kayacs and bikes for a walk around the island.
The rooms are clean, has a little fridge, and hot water, there's no air conditioner just a fan but it was perfect no hot. And dont forget to take the whale shark tour it is a unique experience in the world! Holbox has the most beatiful sunset view!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

Such a wonderful, great place. It's funny, we went to Hawaii last year and loved it, but it is so impossibly expensive, so this year we wanted to try Mexico. But Cancun is too touristy, and Isla Mujeres is becoming too touristy, too. So Isla Holbox sounded perfect.

The island is even better than we thought...the town is friendly, with great food, and Villa los Mapaches is wonderful. It's near town (but not too near), is right on the beach, and has an amazing, friendly feel to it. We made so many new friends, including the owners (Liliana and Roberto), the super people who work there (the AMAZING Rosy, the breakfast chef Sabina, the friendly and shy maid Mirna), and the other visitors, too (most of them from Europe...how cool is that?) Oh, and their wonderful dogs...

A+, all the way around. Would recommend to anyone who wants a quiet, interesting, real Mexico experience. A+!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

Stayed here for a week and it was lovely, great location, great cabana, great beach.
Just a couple of points to mention - we negotiated *breakfast included" but the staff must have been told to try to give us the smallest breakfast they could get away with, still good for the waistline.
Also the guy (owner?) that showed us round told us there was no hot water in the cabana, which later was switched on for us by Rosy (boiler round back of cabana).
It was just a bit insulting that when paying £350 for a weeks accomodation the owner would try to scrimp on letting us wash in hot water and try to save a few pennies at breakfast time by starving us.
Overall though, it was great and we'd love to go back.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

We traveled to Villa los Mapaches over the holidays for rest and relaxation. We found the ideal location, with a friendly caring staff who provided us with a wonderful vacation. Our "villa" was ideal - well kept, clean, and comfortable. More than we had imagined from viewing the website. The hotel's location is the best on the island - beautiful beach and quiet streets, with a tranquil garden that inspires calm and well being.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

When I first arrived to Villa los Mapaches, it seemed like everything was going wrong. The whale shark dive was going to be more expensive than I had been told, then was canceled all together; I had been under the impression that the rooms had A/C (I'm not sure why I thought that) and they definitely did not. I was attacked by horseflies and mosquitoes while walking on the beach. And despite all of this, I can't wait to go back to Holbox. Rosy is fantastic- she's helpful beyond what I would've hoped for. We stayed in the blue room- it isn't quite spartan, but it is mostly just necessities. When I was looking for somewhere to visit, I wanted something away from the tourist trail. Villa los Mapaches (and Rosy!) provided the begining of the best vacation I've ever had.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Berthoud, Colorado
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2010

Villas Los Mapaches is a quiet, beautiful property on the beach. We stayed inthe Dolphin Cabana, a small, immaculate and artfully decorated palapa located in the middle of a beautiful tropical garden with a fountain that was a cool-off spot for a variety of birds. The bed was comfortable, complete with a mesquito net. The beach was a very short walk down a lighted, white sand path through the garden. It was wide and clean with a variety of chaises, chairs and hammocks. The water is warm and clear. You could walk 20 feet in knee deep water. My husband swam out about 150 feet and found the water no deeper than about 6 feet.
What made out trip outstanding was the staff. Italo met us at the gate with warm greetings in his special language of Italian/Spanish/English. He made a point of greeting the guests personally every day and was available to give advise and answer questions. Sabina greeted us in the morning with her beautiful smile, breakfast and coffee. The food was great and her cappucino was to die for. She told us that some of the herbs and salad items were grown in her own garden and a lot of the rest of the produce was grown in a private garden on the main land. Lorenzo cooked and served our evening meal. He had our table set with flowers and candles. The food was delicious with an Italian flair and served beautifully. Rosie was the one that helped with our original reservation answering all of my questions promptly through Email. She helped us arrange a Kayak tour through the mangroves and cheerfully answered our questions about the Island. Tony greeted us every morning with a smile as he tended the gardens.
As much as I would like to keep this area a secret, I have to wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone that would enjoy a quiet retreat on the beach.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Zomay Hotel Holbox
Address: Av. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Zomay Hotel Holbox 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Zomay is a small and peacefull resort of 6 wooden bungalows and 3 apartments on the seashore in the wonderful Island of Holbox, decorated in a Caribean style, in the middle of our beautiful and big tropical garden, you will find privacy and personal attention are what make this place unique: you can relax watching the wildlife from your hammock, grill the fish you have just caught, or walk barefoot on white sands.a place to feel safe from the noise and the rush of a big city. Here, you can finally leave the hurry and anguish behind and rediscover that old-fashioned rhythm of life long forgotten, in the summer you can meet the amazing and beautiful whale shark and spend what will be the vacation of a lifetime. More than 40 km of virgin beaches, clean air, abundant wildlife, Holbox is still one of the few places left where life continues at a slow pace with no worries. Our beach is equipped with lounge chairs and hammocks that our customers can enjoy and each bungalow at this hotel features kitchenette facilities and safe box. Exclusive guest services: Free WiFi at the main lobbyFree Kayaks and bicycles for rent to our guestsTours and transfer services from Cancún or MéridaWe can rent our place for weddings or any other special events ... more   less 
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