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Hotel La Joya

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Carretera al Garrafon, Km. 5 | Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres 00000, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 29 Isla Mujeres B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, D.C.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to swim with whale sharks, so a friend found us a room at Hotel La Joya. What luck! This gorgeous hotel is built into a hillside, so each unit has a veranda, with a hammock, table, and chairs overlooking the sea. Breakfast was included in our rate, and we could have it delivered to enjoy the food and... More

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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from La Joya are quite beautiful. The hotel itself is relaxing and comfortable and the staff was accommodating. However, upon booking, I did not realize how far away La Joya is from the main town of Isla Mujeres. It is a 15 minute cab ride to the center of town and there is nothing within walking distance of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Hotel La Joya, but think our stay could have been improved with a few extra touches to make it excellent rather than average. The manager was very friendly when we arrived, but immediately took us into the TINY reception and started calculating what we owed which we had to pay immediately. we... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here in June. The hotel is just as beautiful as it looks in the photos. It is quite rustic and decorated in traditional Mexican style. The staff were all wonderful, very friendly and helpful. A light breakfast of toast, juice, coffee and fruit is included in the room rate and is served on your terrace each... More

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Bulverde Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. In fact we have been there twice now and our looking forward to another visit this fall. It is very nice with excellent service from Erik Paula and their staff. The food in the restaurant was unbelievable.The lobster we had one evening was the best of any where in the world. The shrimp outstanding and the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Hotel La Joya (villaslajoya.com) is truly an island "jewel". Perched on the side of a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the Cancun side of the island, it is a calming retreat, away (but not too far since the island is quite small) from the hustle and bustle of (El Centro) the town center. This is our third stay at... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I needed a few days alone before I joined family in Mexico City. I so enjoyed this hotel, so much so, that the Mexico city trip will become an every year trip and Isla la Mujeres will be added onto the front end of the trip. I therefore am already looking into my 2nd stay for this upcoming December. I... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is our second year in a row staying at La Joya with Paula and Erik. The place speaks for itself but Erik and Paula push it way over the top! We love the hotel because of its location and view. If you want a peaceful visit to the island, this is the place to go (thanks to Erik keeping... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great views, we stayed in room 11, it was very nice, love having a window with an awesome view in the bathroom. There are lots and lots of steps but on the upside you get to work off some of the vacation food and drink. The owners are very friendly and will do all they can to make your stay... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Eric and Paula were very helpful during our stay attending to all of our requests despite a minor language barrier. It's located at the eastern end of the island away from the main city. Walking distance to Garrafon snorkelling park (both) and Punta Sur. Eric helped us with booking a golf cart which was delivered to us for 600 pesos... More

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Address: Carretera al Garrafon, Km. 5 | Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres 00000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Joya 3*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Our hotel is the perfect place to escape from the world. We have 11 rooms all with spectacular views of the crystal clear blue waters that lie just steps below the hotel leading to our secluded beach. Each room is uniquely decorated and has a private terrace with a hammock where you can waste the afternoon away. Take advantage of our free breakfast and WiFi throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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