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Hotel Alux Cancun
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Uxmal #21, Cancun SM23 MZA 3, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #126 of 179 Hotels in Cancun
New Delhi, India
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good value for low price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

I stayed in Alux Cancun with a friend for four nights in February 2008. It was nothing special, but good value for money.
Both the room and the bathroom were clean and nice. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet. The only minus was that we only had a tiny window, so the room was dark. But if you only need a place to sleep, this is it!
Some of the staff speaks some English, but not all of them.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Darknes of the room
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Carlos, CA
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5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2008

This review is for the Hotel Alux in Playa del Carmen, not Cancun.

Alux is an excellent budget choice. We were there the week between Christmas and New Years for 7 nights. All the other hotels in town had raised their rates substantially. Alux was $55 per night. Great location, very friendly staff (no English spoken), very clean, comfy bed, cable TV, charming decor including brightly painted walls and mexican tile throughout the room. The overall atmosphere was very fresh and clean. There are no frills, but we were impressed with the value and comfort.

  • Liked — Clealiness, location, charm
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Isla Holbox, QR
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2007

In downtown Cancun, there are many places to stay near the bus station. Hotel Alux is my favorite. Medium-low price ($30. single), clean, friendly service. Somewhat old, but new mattresses and magnetic locks within the last year. TV and AC. The main drawback is the stairs, for this hotel goes up, not out. Location, convenience, price, and service make it my favorite in downtown Cancun.

  • Liked — Location, friendly service, price
  • Disliked — Stairs
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Merida, Mexico
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123 hotel reviews
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2007

I was looking for somewhere to stay for my last night in Mexico before a very early flight out of Cancun the following morning. I contacted several small hotels in downtown Cancun, the Alux was the only one to respond, and I made my reservation. Their correspondence was always quick and businesslike.

I was quite happy with the hotel - it is far from being the Four Seasons, but for the price it is very acceptable - rooms are nothing very exciting, but mine was spotlessly clean, with amazingly crisp white sheets on the bed, tiled floors, and clean if tired looking bathroom. For me, the location was great, right in the middle of everything in downtown Cancun. If you want to be right on the beach of course, this is not your place. To mix with the locals in the downtown area however, it is perfect. I would stay here again.

I am rating the hotel as 'above average' based on the cleanliness and the value for money it offers.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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111 hotel reviews
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

I was looking for an inexpensive hotel near the bus station in downtown Cancun and stayed here. It is so-so. The room was clean but a bit dreary but it was a good budget choice. I just wanted a place near the bus station for my last two nights in Mexico. It was comfortable and clean but pretty basic. My only real complaint would be that although the room was air condtioned there were gaps between the window/window frame, and around the air condtioning unit where mosquitoes could enter.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ensenada, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2007

Stayed at Alux hotel in playa del carmen for one night. Found this place on the internet and for 400 pesos per night we booked for our first night. This is a great hotel only one block from 12th st and 5th ave. so if you want to be close to the best club/bar/lounges, this is the place to stay. We stayed on the 2nd floor single bed kitchenette AC cable TV room, no view...but it was really nice, mexican furniture...great bathroom. Sorry i did not take any pictures, but you can do a google search for alux hotel. address for this hotel is 14th st between 10th and 15th ave. It´s a wonderfull clean hacienda style hotel at a great price..I do recommend it.

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Wisconsin
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2007

Hotel Alux (A-loosh) is a clean, but unattractive place. It's old, has tiny lobby, no courtyard or common areas, bare light bulbs in all room ceiling fixtures. This hotel is in the town of Cancun, not the Hotel Zone strip. It is conveniently located 2 blocks off of the main street, Avenida Tulum. It is a block from the modern new bus station. There are lots of restaurants and Internet cafes nearby. We stayed here 3/26/07 for 330 Pesos including tax. They don't take credit cards. Breakfast is not included. Easy reservation form on their website. Got an email reply the next day. No deposit required to hold room, but call them if you will arrive after your stated arrival time. There was no Internet at hotel, but Internet cafes nearby on the same block. There is no elevator, and no rooms on the first floor. They do not offer parking. We had to park on the street
- not recommended in Mexico. Room had red tile floor, good A/C, phone, small TV, but no room safe box. We would not stay here again.
Would probably go with our second choice, Hotel El Rey del Caribe for $74, which is nearby and has off-street parking and a courtyard.
Hotel was so dismal, I have no photos to submit.

  • Liked — Cheap price and location
  • Disliked — Old, unattractive place
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av Uxmal #21, Cancun SM23 MZA 3, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #126 of 179 Hotels in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alux Cancun 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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