I've been to Cancun before but this was the first time I did a private rental in Cancun (usually stay in hotel). I enjoyed my stay at Villas Marlin!
Best thing to remember THIS IS NOT A HOTEL. It's a condo. It's not perfect.Decor is decent. If you need a safe, nice location to sleep, relax and you don't need to be waited on hand and foot then this is perfect. We got a FANTASTIC Rate.
Alvin and Fernando were GREAT! Easy to access, very informative, honest and helpful. We stayed in #424 because #420 was...I don't remember, but nevertheless 424 worked for our use. It was right by an easy entry and exit access point to leaving the property and right by the kiddie pool. The balcony view was great (people in previous reviews complained about view of the roof, but you only see if it you are looking down). Only one balcony in that condo, in the living room, no bedroom balcony. But it was nice and spacious.
The water in front of Villas was a little rough (I usually stay on the Northern end of the Hotel Zone) so if you are a strong swimmer I suppose you can but the Lifeguard advised us not to. I was a bit confused about the concession stand hours (very random). It was only open 1 day that I was there. Luckily there is an OXXO right across the street as well as a tiny little market within the condo property.
Bank is right next door so that was great. Bus right outside the front. Fritanga had THE BEST fish tacos (in my opinion) so we ate there every day...sometimes 2 times.
Our kitchen was small but clean. We needed to purchase a few things (extra toilet paper, dish soap, paper towels, a dish towel/sponge for cleaning etc) but I expected that. Needed a broom or some type of swifer (we track in sand from beach and pool area...you don't use daily maid service so would be nice for folks to be able to clean up behind themselves).
We were supplied Towels. Air Conditioner ran great. TV's worked. Adequate pots and pans, microwave, fridge. No ice trays (that would be nice). Bottled water was supplied.
Best part: Location--if you do not want to be dead in the heart of the party action this is a nice location. It's close enough that a cab or bus takes about 5 mins to get you there but you also are far enough away that you can stroll down the street without being asked to buy something every few steps. Easy access to quick food/mall/bank/supplies.
Alvin & Fernando---they were just the most hospitable folks. Fernando took the boys out to show them around the night life and he helped me anytime I had questions on anything. He was right within the property somewhere but without being intrusive.
Quiet--it's a pretty laid back property
Pool Restrooms were some of the cleanest I've seen anywhere.
Room to improve: Just the tiny things above--cheap little broom/swifer so that folks on longer stays can tidy up behind themselves rather than needing to wait for the cleaning service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas Marlin is medium sized, family oriented condominium complex located in the center of Cancun's Hotel Zone. On the beach and adjacent to Kukulkan Mall the complex is close to restaurants, activities and night life. The complex features 3 pools, mini market, 24 hour security and is directly on the best beach in Cancun. Villas Marlin features condos of all sizes, price points and features. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Marlin Hotel Cancun
- Marlin Hotel Cancun