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Balamku Inn on the Beach

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5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We chose this hotel for two reasons: its use of clean energy and romantic setting as it was our honeymoon. The hotel was great and exceeded our expectations and you could not tell that you were in a place that was off the grid. The staff was great and the breakfast was excellent. I would recommend this place and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed three nights in this beautiful eco friendly Inn. Our hosts, Tita and Manny were, gracious and extremely accommodating- we wish them only the best in their new venture in Baja. Our room was beautifully decorated, large and airy. Breakfast was excellent, and the library off the dining room was extensive. Although the Sargassum was prevalent, the two snorkeling... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are happy to report that the sargassum grass has left our area and our beach is once again, back to normal. It was difficult we know for our guests but most understood the natural phenomenon was part of nature's changing ways. Hope we will see you again More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed four nights at lovely, airy, and eco-friendly Balamku this March. As others have noted, the rooms are spacious and bright with palapa roof and exceptionally neat bathroom. I loved the composting toilet--simply push a pedal to remove waste for composting. These green features were especially impressive because I never felt at all inconvenienced by them. In fact, this... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review for Balamku. The information and insights are very much appreciated. The sargasso is under control and we hope a natural event that is over. We do work hard to make Balamku special and therefore, thank you so very much for letting other travellers know your experience . More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Well, I think it says a lot that after our stay at Balamku, we wish the owner Teresa was related to us! She is a kind and genuinely thoughtful person and host. (Manny was out of town during most of our stay). We stayed four nights in an impeccably clean room- seriously one of the cleanest showers I've seen in... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your extensive comments on the service and our hotel's space. This is very helpful for other traveller's who will benefit from your review. The local bus passes our place every day at 3pm so folks without cars can hire a taxi, walk, or enjoy our local bus when going to town thank you for staying with us. It... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I recently spent a week in this amazing place. It was so relaxing to be away from the craziness back home. The beach is beautiful and very peaceful . The breakfast that is included in the price was absolutely delicious. What stood out the most for us were our hosts Manny & T. They really went above... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words for the team at Balamku. We really want our guests to know as much as possible about the area as well as enjoying our hotel and breakfasts! Hope to see you again. More 

Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great location and wonderful hosts. The only sound is the surf and there is always a refreshing breeze. Delicious and ample breakfasts. It's removed from the hustle of Majahual and the cruise ships. You can't miss with Balamku.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking time to describe some of the best features of Balamku! Thank you for sharing with others . More 

Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

this was our second time at Balamku. Lovely small hotel right on the water. I read some earlier posts and their disgust of the trash on the beach. There is a reason for that. The ocean current flows in such a way that the entire Yucatan coastline is the worlds dump. The currents wash up trash from 19 different countries... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit. We always hope our guests can tell us while at the hotel, if they have any problems so we can immediately provide a solution even changing rooms or mattresses. We check beds frequently and suppose that there may be individual differences in what people like in terms of firmness etc. The currents are another... More 

San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We found the accommodations perfect -- Balamku is quiet, comfortable and beautiful, away from the craziness in town. Breakfasts were delicious, and there are also tasty meals available at nearby Maya Luna resort and the Travel In. In particular we enjoyed talking with our host, Manny, who is not only knowledgeable about marine life but life in general. We were... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Balamku. We enjoy sharing information with our guests and helping them find the best of Costa Maya and Mahahual. Always fun with pleasant folks like yourselves. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our family (kids are 12 & 14) just returned from a fabulous week at this amazing place. It was such a fantastic trip made perfect by this incredible Inn. The location was idyllic, serene and beautiful with snorkeling, swimming, sunning and kayaking right out the door. The hotel provided both sun chairs, beach towels, hammock and shade for every room... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and your enthusiasm for who we are and what we do! Very much appreciated. More 

Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This small hotel is a private, quiet, comfortable and eco-designed spot situated right on the beach with a snorkel-friendly reef just off shore. The staff are delightful, very friendly and accommodating. What a great place in which to relax but also a spot from which one can explore the southern part of this Mexican coastline. Great breakfasts; comfortable cabanas.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure hosting guests like you. We are very fortunate to have such amazing folks stay with us! thank you for your kind words! More 

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