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Amaite Hotel & Spa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Juarez y Playa S/N, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico (Formerly Faro Viejo Hotel)
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Ranked #4 of 15 hotels in Holbox Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eduardo and the rest of the staff were friendly and hospitable. The location was perfection, on a beautiful and well maintained slice of the beach yet right at the end of the main road to town. The breakfast of fruit with toast and jam was a light but delicious way to start your morning and drifting back to sleep in... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently spent 18 days at Amaite Hotel and Spa on Isla Holbox, Mexico. For the past nine years we have visited this beautiful island and always have enjoyed our stay. This is not Cancun--no high rise hotels or late night parties (except for Mardi Gras). This is a beautiful island with sand roads and golf cart taxi cabs and... More

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my ninth visit to Holbox, but my first stay at Amaite and I highly recommend it. The hotel is recently refurbished and has 5 suites on the ground floor and ten rooms of various configurations on the second floor. We stayed in a double room on the second floor. All rooms face the water. Second floor rooms have... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was our third visit Holbox and the Amaite Hotel (formerly Faro Viejo) in 10 years. The hotel is significantly improved. It is in a great location at the end of the main road and is right on the beach, close to all of the restaurants. The hotel is well run. The staff was great, especially the manager, Eduardo, who... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in Amaite hotel Feb.13 to 17 2014. The location in great - all rooms are facing the ocean. Service is great - hotel staff are nice and helpful. The rooms are big and clean, the private beach is awesome. The manager of the hotel is here all the time and very helpful with everything - his name is... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We arrived by ferry at the island of Holbox after dark. We were transported to the Amaite' by golf cart which was a new experience for us. Upon arrival at the Amaite' Hotel & Spa, we received a very warm welcome from Eduardo and staff. (Eduardo was a treat to interact with our entire stay - ALWAYS a welcoming smile... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times, and have always found it to be a wonderful experience. It has become my "home" on Isla Holbox. The location, right on the white sand beach, and only a few blocks from the central square makes it the most convenient hotel on the island. The staff are always very friendly, and helpful,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Beautiful and artistic. Staff and management are exceptional. Food was the best we've had here. Weather is unpredictable, so remain flexible and love whatever mother nature gifts you. We highly recommend this motel. Jim and Glenda, Tucson AZ.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We got to the island after dark and took a golf buggy from the port to the hotel at the other end of the main Holbox road. Arriving at Amaite we received a warm welcome from Eduardo and his colleagues and were offered some refreshing juices. He showed us to our upstairs room (no 2) with a/c, a little balcony... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

As a big fan of Mexico we chose Holbox to do something different to our usual Cancun and found the island very boring with not much to do but a few restaurants that all closed early and a lot of mosquitos. The hotel does not provide any entertainment although anything we wanted to do, no matter how small, was expensive.... More

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Amaite, Gerente at Amaite Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for writie a comment for our hotel, all the comments make us improved in all our services, and about your comment i don´t think that the hotel deserves that qualification because of the mosquitos in the island, cause you are talking about the island, not from the hotel, you mentioned about the entertainment we have cards, and another... More

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Additional Information about Amaite Hotel & Spa

Also Known As:
Hotel Faro Viejo
Address: Avenida Juarez y Playa S/N, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico (Formerly Faro Viejo Hotel)
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaite Hotel & Spa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holbox beach Hotel Faro Viejo graciously stands on the seashore of one Mexico's most beautiful and uncrowded islands, an oasis for travelers who enjoy comfort and the natural beauty of a destination unknown so far by most people. Holbox Island's bird watching, fishing and fine sand beaches will delight you while staying at Faro Viejo Hotel, our comfortable accommodations include double and triple rooms, with air conditioning or fans, and air-conditioned suites and flats. ... more   less 
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