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Zomay Hotel Holbox
Ranked #15 of 35 Holbox Island B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 December 2011

We just returned from a week at the hotel and couldn't have been happier with our visit. In fact, there was a problem at first, in that we were staying in a large cottage on the beach away from the hotel property (but rented by the hotel) called the Sol y mar. The cottage itself was amazing but for us the music from the nearby hostel was too loud as were the neighbors behind us. We told Rosy, and she took care of us immediately and settled us into a perfect two-bedroom apartment on the hotel property. We loved it. There was some street noise but the AC took care of that. We loved lounging in the hammocks on the porch. I had to get some writing done on the vacation and fact is I got more work done on the apartment porch than I would normally here in the same amount of town That's how nice it was. We loved the hotel's beautiful beach area. My wife barely left the hammock under the palapa near the water. The water was cool but once we got in, it was fine. We loved the town (and got to see Santa arrive on a golf cart) and the friendly and delicious restaurants but also enjoyed the occasional continental breakfast at the hotel. The hotel also has three kayaks. Take them out for a ride at sunset.

Rosy went out of her way to be accommodating. She arranged the taxi trips, sometimes before we even asked! Could the showers have more pressure? Yeah, maybe. Would I have preferred not the initial hassle, yeah, but in the end, we were much happier being around the hotel property than we would have been had we stayed the entire time in the sol y mar. The grounds are gorgeous and the people we met were universally pleasant as was the help. This was the first vacation we've taken in years where the intent was just to rest and relax, and we got exactly what we wanted, thanks to Rosy and this terrific hotel.

Room Tip: If you're concerned about noise, I'd avoid the sol y mar and would also try to find a place...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

This is an okay place but it does not include breakfast and does not have the feel of a B&B. There are no special touches that you would expect to find in a smaller lodging. It's more like a Motel 6. I'll give the pro's and con's in my opinion and let you decide.
Pros: On the west side of the island, so it's good for the sunset. Close to town. Private beach with good beach and outdoor furniture. Good price. They provide a 5 gallon water container in the room. The rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly. The breakfast is tasty.
Cons: The beds are uncomfortable, some of the linens and most of towels are old, scratchy, and smell like mildew. It's close enough to town that it can be noisy. There is a fishing lodge next door that is lit up like a runway all night. The breakfast menu is limited - they do not have all the items listed.

There are better places farther down the beach (westward) that are more secluded and still close to town. So my advice is to look around.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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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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Thank Karytraveller
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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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 #15 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Holbox Island
Price Range: £56 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Hotel Los Mapaches
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