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“Great value for money” 5 of 5 stars
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Mar Y Tierra
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cap de Fragata Pedro Sainz de Baranda s/n | Fracc Faros, Veracruz 91709, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #25 of 79 Hotels in Veracruz
Holt, Michigan
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Mar y Tierra is not a luxury hotel by any means, but it is clean and comfortable. The location is splendid--a ten-minute walk along the malecon to the Zocalo. The staff are friendly and unobtrusive. Try to get 204, 304, or 404, all of which have terrific views. I visit Veracruz two or three times a year and I always stay at the Mar y Tierra.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mexico
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Mar y Tierra offers pretty standard rooms with cable TV and air conditioning. Everything was basic but clean and comfortable. Our window opened out onto an air shaft and in the bathroom, the shower got the whole floor wet, but those were the only complaints I had. The staff were friendly and approachable. As for the rest of the hotel, there was a tiny rooftop pool with great views over the Malecón and the city, and just outside the hotel entrance was the Malecón and, a few blocks away, the Zócalo and downtown area. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here on a diving trip to Veracruz. As others have mentioned, Veracruz is a commercial port and not a tourist destination, and the beach is not very nice. On the other hand, it's great for diving and the weather is lovely. The hotel has a wonderful location, right on the seafront and within walking distance of the town centre. Our rooms were clean, but really need sprucing up. The greeny-yellow color scheme did not help much. We were unlucky and got a room with no view, and it felt pretty stuffy especially at night (I'm not a A.C. fan and like to have the window open, but there was a really loud sound from a generator/pump outside). We had a continental breakfast included, which was basically coffee, a little fruit, and hard pastries. The rooftop pool is really nice and as it stays open late, we were able to go up for a swim in the evening when the water was delicious. That was great. Service was fine, if a little abrupt in the restaurant for breakfast. All in all, for the price I think you get value for money. With a little modernisation of the rooms and improvement of breakfast (nicer pastries!) I would give this 5.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Playa del Carmen
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148 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

stayed here many time over several years and last time was my very last time. The place gets no attention and is falling apart. Need tlc. Even asking for the more expensive newer section, room was not nice and the whole hotel is not good any longer...time for a change

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

During my stay at this hotel there was a youth soccer league also staying there. This was not good. The kids were very loud, running around the hallway, jumping off of the hot tub into the pool, etc. We had an inside room. It was extremely small with one window in the bathroom facing other bathrooms. It was located near the malecon, but quite the walk away from the beach where you would want to lounge. The pool was nice on the rooftop. This hotel is a decent place to sleep

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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69 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2007

This hotel is located near Malecon in Veracruz.

The lobby looks "nice", the restaurant is nice decorated and they cook well.

The room is one of the worst I have ever stayed. The bed totally unconfortable, when you enter the bathroom you have this unpleasant sensation of saying "is this clean enough so I can take a bath here?".

I can't say you to think twice if you want to pass a night at this hotel, I only can tell you "Forget about it".

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The room, decoration, services, lack of cleaness
  • Stayed January 2004, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2007

I stayed here after a LONG drive from Colorado to Veracruz in our Subaru. We had a shoestring budget and I went with my husband and our friend Yukiko, a college friend from Shikoku Japan. I did not go in 2003 I went in 2000 but could not find that year. Anyway, she (Yukiko) did not speak any Spanish, and we translated for her. Since we were on a tight budget we had to stay at an inexpensive hotel with good parking. This was it.

It was basic but clean and had a little balcony that let in the sea air. We knew Veracruz is not a tourist destination. It is mostly the Mexican navy's important port and the gulf waters are warm but murky and can't compare in any way with the Caribbean's sparkling turquoise beaches like in Cancun, or in Culebra, Fajardo Puerto Rico for example. What is super attractive about Veracruz are its people!! If you speak Spanish, they are warm, open, funny, hard working, social and just beautiful! I love the jarochos with all my heart.

I did not hang around this hotel room all day. I was sightseeing. But the owners were Spaniards who were extremely friendly and so were the staff. Yukiko loved the fresh flowers and the ice cream parlors near the malecon. The marimba bands and the dancing on Tuesdays or Thursdays were a hit. May I also say finding excellent seafood dishes were a breeze and the jarochos always serve the meals with either white little loaves of bread or tortillas. I liked the cheap, clean rooms and the friendly locals. Remember to visit the naval museum and speak to the Museum guides in Spanish about Mexican Naval history. Veracruz is not a tourist mecca. It is really about the Mexicans themselves. I liked the Agustin Lara museum too. The plaza is pretty. The people of this city are SOOOO simpatico! Los quiero de gratis.

  • Liked — convenient location near the best attractions
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed January 2003, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cap de Fragata Pedro Sainz de Baranda s/n | Fracc Faros, Veracruz 91709, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Veracruz > Veracruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 79 Hotels in Veracruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mar Y Tierra 2.5*
Number of rooms: 175
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