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out of 11 reviews
“Relaxing beach retreat”
Beautiful hotel. Staff is friendly and helpful. Beach was great. Had a wonderful time and will return.
I discovered Isla Holbox through a travel web site. I had been looking for this destination for about 6 years but it's only this year (last week of November 2011) that we decided to go. All the travelling guides that I had been reading had very good comments about this destination. You should be aware that it's off the beaten path: 2 hours drive from Cancun (bus, taxi or transfer) on a country road to a pueblo named Chiquila, then 30 minutes ferry to paradise. Be warned, this place is at the antipodes of destinations like Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The weather was gorgeous: sunshine all the time, daytime around 28C and nightime around 22C, light breeze and water temperature around 28C. The population of around 1200 is very friendly. It is a safe environment. The pueblo is colorfull, the beach is unequalled. There are several good restaurants in the village: fish and seafood are a must. About Villa Paraiso del Mar, I discovered this hotel through Expedia and we were very satisfied. It is a small Spanish hotel chain (they have 4 hotels in Mallorca and this one in Holbox). They organized my transfer from Cancun. The staff at check-in was friendly and efficient. Our unit was very charming and of good size. Only reproach is that water pressure in the shower was weak. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, the common areas well kept. We had the breakfast plan: it is a breakfast buffet with a good variety and with some dishes changing every day. Overall, a great vacation.
“Really great Hotel”
This hotel is one of the best I've ever stayed at. The all inclusive package is definitely worth the price; the food is excellent and the bartenders very generous. The times I needed assistance from the front desk, they were very helpful, resolving things quickly and satisfactorily. Highly recommended.
“Great experience for newlyweds on honeymoon”
Staff was very friendly and helpful! Hotel grounds were beautiful. Staff was very helpful in helping arrange activities (i.e. Whale shark tours and Chichen Itza were the two we did). We got the two meals included, the meals were awesome!! Keep in mind, though you are charged for drinks at meals (nonalcoholic and alcholic) so make sure to budjet for this. Room has very nice atmosphere and air conditioning worked great. Only minor negative was bed was a little too firm for my taste, but not too bad. Hotel is walking distance from beach. Would definately give strong recommendations
“Very good overall”
Garden level Junior suite is rather spacious, with a huge bathroom, and a cute balcony, although shared with the suite next door. The hotel's maintenance is perfect, it is a 45 seconds walk to the white sand beach. There are plenty of sunbeds, although there will be a battle for who puts his towel first on the best spots. Breakfast is served as of 7:30 until 10:30, great variety, they try to change in the ingredients, omelets and pancakes stations also available. On Sunday there was a fresh juice/smoothies station with fresh tropical fruits (amazing). The Wifi is only available in the restaurant and in the lobby, which is a not a bad thing considering the nature of the destination. The main problem with the rooms is the shower: the water pressure is extremely weak, especially that i think that the huge showers were designed for couples. Other than that the staff was carefully catering for all our needs.
I have stayed at many hotels in Central America and this ranks with the best. Wonderful staff, good facility the way they have landscaped gives a lush tropical feel. If you want hustle, nightlife and expect every single immenity stay in Cancun.
“Beautiful Tropical Garden”
Beautiful small resort. Amazing tropical garden, nice little swimming pool, small cafeteria with hangout areas. Expedia only allowed me to book Junior Suites. Each building is three story except Master suites. These buildings have only one unit in each floor. The 1st floor has a patio area with hammock and chairs. The 2nd floor (where we stayed) has a balcony with chairs. Depending on the room, you have a peek of ocean view. The beach is right in front of the hotel, very accessible. The thrid floor doesn't seem to have balcony. Master suite has its own building. It's two story. Two bathrooms, and there is an indoor jaccuzzi tab with beach view. Down stair is a living room with two couches (each can be a twin size bed.) Food is always buffet style. Quality was not excellent but decent. Friendly staff. There is no much of privacy if you're not in Master suite. We were able to hear guests above us. We're glad we didn't bring our daughter for this trip .... Shower water has low water pressure, and hot water can run out if you take a long shower.
“Off the beaten path”
Our second stay at Villa Paraiso del Mar at Isla Holbox in 14 months: always very pleasing.
“Great spot for Eco vacation”
This island is such a fun and different place and I was so pleased by the natural beauty of it. The Villas Paraiso del Mar fits in so well with the natural beauty of the island. It is small yet has all the necessary amenities. The villas are beach side. You are either barefoot or in your sandals, which you leave by your door upon entering your l bungalow. It is an all inclusive and the food was surprisingly good! (I am not a big fan of all inclusive) The staff at the hotel was very friendly, accommodating and was able to help us to arrange all of out activities. The little town is full of restaurants and shops. Make sure you get the lobster pizza while in town. Is is truly rustic, but in the best way possible. You can walk anywhere, but you can hire a taxi of car - both are golf carts, as there are no autos on the island. You will be very happy that you stayed here. Wonderful eco vacation! May and June are the Whale Shark months!
We stayed at this hotel in the 4th of july weekend. The clerck at the lobby had a horrible attitude, he was rude when i asked for a couple of things. The lock of the bathroom window was broken i asked him to fixed it and noting happened. The second day of our stay the maid forgot to leave a hands towel. I call three times to ask for it and i ended up going to the lobby to get it. I told him i was having a very bad experience with service and tried to improve. Also the service of the staff at the restaurant is terrible. This is a nice hotel, probably the best in Holbox. Unfortunatelly their service sucks.