Posada Del Mar Hotel, Isla Mujeres
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Stay on Isla!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Isla Mujeres is a far cry from Cancun, where you will see American resorts, restuarants and shops. So why go to Mexico, when you get this in Florida? If you want to experience true Mexico, we highly recommend the island. The island is relaxing, tranquil and simply breath taking. The sunset on Playa Norte is beautiful. We can not imagine any vacation being better than one spent on Isla Mujeres.
A slower kind of beautyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We had two rooms in the new section, one needed fresh paint and had some baby-sized ants on parade, but otherwise no complaints. Our balconies overlooked a beautiful tree in bloom in the courtyard. The air conditioning worked fine, and they do have television now. The bedrooms, and bathrooms were very clean. Our maids left flowers and fancy folded towels for us each day (remember to tip daily rather than at the end of your stay as some people do).
The front desk clerks were helpful, especially the gentleman who worked the day shift who had a fine sense of humor. You can get drinking water for your room from the water cooler as often as you like. (Remember, it's not Cancun.) Beach towels could be used at the pool or across the street at the beach, where you could also use your towel rental ticket for a beach lounging chair.
Two things make this hotel a place to return to. As was mentioned by other reviewers, the palapa bar, with Romy and Miguel, (not to mention Lola) is a place like no other. After mentioning how much I liked the Tito Puente music they were playing, I found that they seemed to find a way to play it almost every evening while I was there. Whether it's remembering your special drink, or favorite song, or taking time to play a game of pool with one of the children of their patrons while mom & pop were socializing, they give their guests the special attention that people from the States hardly know what to do with when they receive it. We met lovely and interesting people from all over the world while there, some who had been coming for over 20 years, which is almost as long as Romy & Miguel have been working there!
Secondly, the hotel's restaurant, Pinguino's, had great food, and the best breeze off the beach across the street. You could sit there forever and still not be ready to leave.
Staying on Isla Mujeres is not for everyone, but if you like to find a surprize around every corner, and can see the beauty of a completely different way of life by stepping back a bit and letting life's story unfold slowly, then this is a treasure you do not want to miss.
The best part of my vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Stay in Cancun!from A TripAdvisor Member
I'm not sure how the photography of Hotel Pasada was accomplished on their website, but the place is rundown- cracks on the walls and ceilings, the door was rusty, had a huge opening on the bottom allowing mosquitoes to enter... Upon check in, we were told by the bellman that the island had a "little problem." The entire electricity system on the island had been down since 8 pm, the previous evening, and the hotel's generator was not working, therefore there was no water, flush toilets, air conditioning, etc. They were able to hook the generator up later, to accomplish the toilets flushing, and water running, but we still had no power. We suffered through the entire night sweating, being bitten by mosquitoes, hobbling around in the dark, awakened by other hotel patrons soused, enjoying free beer at the bar. By the next morning, the power came back, but we had already had enough of this place, and opted to check out. The first thing out of the bellman's mouth was, "I can't refund your money." We did not have the fight in us, left the filthy island, and returned to Cancun, lucky to find a room at the Casa Magna Marriott.
I do not require staying in a four star hotel when I travel. Yes, the hotel room is tidy, but there is no water filtration system. They have a water cooler on every floor outside, and it does not look sanitary. This hotel is not even in the same category as a Motel 6 or Econo Lodge.
I know that lacking electricity may seem unusual, but I was told by locals that in that area it was not so unusual.
I really hope that if you are interested in traveling to this area, you consider this review. I really wish that I was aware of the entire picture before I booked my trip.
Posada del Mar - Average, but acceptablefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Posada, home away from homefrom mama199
I lived there for monthsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful place for a wedding reception!from A TripAdvisor Member
great dealfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s Low Rent Districtfrom PoblanoJ
You're right... the air conditioner might be noisy, the front desk staff moves slowly, they run out of beach towels from time to time, and the kids at the school yard next door might shout a little during recess, so if you're a hard-to-please whiner, please go back to Cancun, where you'll pay 5X the price, and be spoken to in more perfect English. If, however, you want to replenish your soul in a gorgeous setting, be pampered by the kindest of people, and unwind in paradise's low rent district, look no futher.
Top Local Tips for Isla Mujeres
pre-book Best Day shuttle transfer online for trip from Cancun Airport We pre-booked and you meet them outside the airport...outside...there are lots of time share sellers who pretend to have an affiliation but don't and waste your time before getting on the shuttle
local fashion Go see Hortencia!! Ask around I'm sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction. She has tons of handmade dresses, wraps etc. Also, there is a man with a fire opal shop-I believe his name is Ricky (maybe)-anyway he is VERY NICE, not pushy at all and has the best quality (genuine gems). He's somewhere downtown (?)
Be sure to see it all Be sure to rent a golf cart, the best way to see the island
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- Address: 15 Av. Rueda Medina - Isla Mujeres - 77400 - Mexico
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