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2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Tiburon Ballena s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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dallas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The bar at the Hotel Arena is outstanding! They have the best view of Holbox Isla, play contemporary music and their drinks are nice and cold. The atmosphere is terrific in this off-the-beaten-path location. We did not stay at the hotel but the bar which is on the top floor is completely open overlooking the entire island. Great for people... More

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I went this past March, and the Hotel is better than the pictures I saw on the web... What I most look for in a hotel is cleanliness not so much luxury... it a modest hotel, but very very clean. It is located just across from the main plaza... two mini blocks away from the beach... restaurants, taxi and mini... More

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oliphant
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

my girlfriend and I are here now, depressed we gotta go back to about 10 feet of snow in Ontario tomorrow....and minus a million or so.so I am sitting on our balcony listening to the church bell draw the faithful in and having another cerveza. anyway you want info on the hotel ,not my lamenting...this place is GREAT! basic room... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Affordable luxury at the end of a backpacking trip. Room was lovely, and great value. Balcony overlooking the square was great for evening drinks and people watching. Roof terrace bar was great. Staff were lovely and very very helpful. I locked the key to my safe in my safe (like an idiot) with passports and money in there. They went... More

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Punta Allen, Mexico
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I ALWAYS wear ear plugs down in the Yucatan. People do complain of noise from the bar. Holbox is much more commercialized that I had envisioned and prices are high due to its island location. Our room was clean.

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Wide stairs lead to the 2nd floor rooms. The registration desk and a shop are beneath on main level.The rooms are plain but nice and clean. The pillow-top bed is very comfortable and a.c. quiet. A jacuzzi type 10' round pool is on the roof with a (pricey) bar. You get a good view of the town, and sunsets which... More

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czm mx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Newly constructed hotel located on the main square of Holbox. Roof top bar nice for sunset views.Soon to be the new 'hot' spot for partying on Holbox ... however music had to be requested to be lowered as those of us sleeping below could not... Rooms very very stark white... no decorations. almost could classify as a top notch mental... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

My first time in Holbox was back in December 2011 just going there for one day since my family decided to go there for a long weekend they were coming from Mexico City, we do not get together that often so I decided to take them there and come back to Cancun the same day, I only had a few... More

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Address: Calle Tiburon Ballena s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Arena 2.5*
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