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Mahekal Beach Resort

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Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Shangri-La Caribe)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In May 2015, my wife & I spent a week at the Mahekal. The property is nice, not luxurious but romantic and functional. The two best things about the Mahekal are: - The location: downtown, on the beach, a block away from the 5th ave., the main drag. You cannot beat that. You can walk everywhere and the hotel rents... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived from Tulum, and unfortunately it was raining. The property had a nice lobby, and the resort was bigger than we expected. Our room was nicely appointed, slightly small along with a small bathroom, and no phone in the room which was the same as Tulum, which I didn't quite understand. We stayed half board so had dinner on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for a week as part of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were made to feel incredibly special and no ask was too much. We stayed in an ocean front view, which was incredible to wake up to every morning. The Mahekal is a beautiful resort with... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights before heading north to Cancun for another 4 nights and loved out time here so much more. The resort is a great mix of modern and throwback; we stayed in a Palappa (sp?) that had an AMAZING view of the ocean. Most of the rooms, or many, do not have ocean... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came to Mexico as part of outer honeymoon. After spending 8 days in NYC, we needed a come down and a place to relax and rejuvenate. We booked Mahekal online only knowing that it's sister hotel Las Palapas was a decent hotel. (I had been here in 2011) The hotel, which has recently undergone renovations, is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I stayed at Mahekal in February 2015. Mahekal is a beautiful resort and its location cannot be beat. It's on a quiet street but only a few blocks from Playa del Carmen's main street, 5th avenue, so you never feel completely isolated from the world. Resort grounds are beautiful! We had a first story bungalow facing the... More 

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear DaryaChe- Blushing with pride! We are so excited to read your review of our fantastic Mahekal Beach Resort! Thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review regarding our resort, our attentive staff and creative culinary team. The are so happy to be working at Mahekal it does show in their work and attitudes. We are... More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place from the moment I arrived. Excellent Staff and Service, great Palapas on the beach, superb drinks, fun times here. I loved every minute of my stay! Good food and pool right on the beach and cant wait to return again. Shopping just a block away, everything you need!

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

ATechieGuy- It sounds like love at first sight TechieGuy! We don't know what to say except we love you too! Thank you for your recent visit and for taking your time to let us know how much you loved the great service, beach side Palapas, great frosty drinks. It does sound like you had a great visit. We look forward... More 

Waukee, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from 9 days at Mahekal -- been coming to Playa for the past 10 years, but this was our first time at Mahekal. Room was fantastic and the hammocks were awesome! We were in room #71, a second floor deluxe ocean view palapa and the view was great! Rented the mini fridge at the front desk for $10/day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach resort is wonderful! i just spend 5 lovely days there and can't wait to return. The staff is excellent, bilingual, friendly, knowledgeable, a smile on every face. Rooms are beautiful and fresh and comfortable. I didn't get to sample a lot of the food but what I had was good. The margaritas are delicious. Every room is just... More 

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Teri B~ Thank you for your glowing review of the Mahekal Beach Resort with her newly remodeled palapa style rooms and tropical gardens. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and you think our little corner of Playa is the best in Mexico! I am glad you mentioned the perfect location; steps from the beach and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms/casitas aand the grounds are pretty, if compact. Just be aware that you think you're paying for a private beach, but there's a public main road just adjacent to thre property which is heavily used, so your "ocean" view for the day will be full of people! I chose the resort based on reviews that called it quiet: not... More 

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Caroline S~ Thank you for letting us know you liked the brand newly remodeled rooms at Mahekal Beach Resort. We designed the resort purposely for an intimate atmosphere; surrounded by lush tropical foliage and a haven for birds. As you explained, our resort is one of very few that is small, intimate and cozy, just steps to the beach... More 

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