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“Neighboring resort too loud!” 3 of 5 stars
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San Francisco Beach, Cozumel, Mexico   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“Neighboring resort too loud!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I regret to say that the Aura next door ruined my ability to sleep on my vacation. Much as i would love to party until all hours of the night i have 2 small kids and can't afford the sleep. I used ear plugs and could still here the music from the night club next door. I paid extra for a room on the beach and it turns out this is closest to that lovely night club playing bad 80s music. I wish I had spent less for a quieter room. If I were folks in building 1 at RR I would ask for some type of noise mitigation. Town is a decent drive at 15 minutes if you go on off hours but during the time ships are coming in add another 5-10 minutes to that.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Luton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Residencias Reef in a rented one bed condo for two weeks. Condo is really nice with everything you need, the grounds are well maintained and pools and beach are lovely. My only criticism is that the only restaurants within walking distance shut at sunset and then you have to drive to get anything to eat. There is no local grocery shop either so you really need a car to get out. Diving was fine though as most of the boats pick you up from the pier of the hotel next door. The town is a good 10km from the condos but as long as your OK with this it is great.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stayed in unit 5230 for a week of diving around Christmas. The condo is on the second floor of a beachfront building, with a large balcony overlooking the ocean.

The one-bedroom condo is spacious and well-appointed. We didnt encounter any maintenance problems during our stay. The kitchen is fully stocked and includes cocktail essentials like a blender and citrus press. The condo features wireless internet, American satellite TV and an American Vonage phone.

The on-site staff are very attentive and will help carry bags or groceries, call a cab, etc. It is helpful to speak some Spanish.

The ocean-facing infinity pool is a great place to relax, swim, and sunbathe.

The condo is steps away from a pier where dive boats pick up, making this a convenient option for divers. The town of San Miguel is about a 10 minute drive. I highly recommend a rental car, for about $35 per day, rather than relying on $15 cabs each time you want to get somewhere. Be sure to make the 15 minute drive to the eastern side of the island for beautiful undeveloped white-sand beaches.

I recommend this place for convenient diving, beach activities, and spacious accommodations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Athabasca, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We've recently vacationed in Cozumel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Reef Residencias unit 5220. Manager Fulvio took excellent care of us and communicated quickly when we sent questions from Canada before our trip. He provided a lot of information regarding the area and traveling tips. Maid service was excellent! Loved staying in a quiet spot that was a short walk away from the popular beach clubs. Great family vacation pick just a short cab ride from downtown.

Trevor & Carla, Alberta Canada

Room Tip: Units closest to beach have a great view. No gym, but bike rentals are available nearby.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ontario
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We had condo 7160 (first floor, building 3) for three weeks this November. It is a beautiful condo, lovingly maintained, and with all the amenities you'd need. The property manager Fulvio was great to deal with--communication was fast and clear, and I'm confident that he'd have dealt with any issues quickly if they'd arisen. The maid kept the place very clean and tidy, though it'd be nice if she had access to dishwasher detergent; she had to use dish soap in the dishwasher and we'd be greeted with a floor full of suds and no way to clean it up! LOL

The beach and grounds at the Reef are beautifully maintained. Always friendly guys wandering about gardening and looking after all the loungers and the pools. The security is great as well, with one staff member going above and beyond the call of duty on the day of the Ironman. :o)

The only downside I can think of is there's little for kids to do. We were traveling with children ages 11 and 13--while my daughter was content to swim and read on the beach, my son would have liked a basketball court or something.

Tip: you have access to the water toys (kayaks, Hobiecats) at Dive Palancar. If you're not going to have a car for your entire trip, do a HUGE grocery shop when you do have one, as there's nothing nearby if you run out of the essentials (unless tequila or rum is an essential. You can buy that at the Sabor ;o) and it's a $$$ cab ride to town and back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Berlin, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had wonderful two times in this condos! they are spacious and clean and well-equipped. Both times on ground floor, first time beach front location made it quick and easy to access both the pool and the beach. We traveled with my husbands parents and it was great for each of us to have a private bathroom. second time in building 3. still having seaview and direkt access to the pool. Fulvio our manager is very friendly and helpfull, as we needed something he brought it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We had a wonderful week in this condo! It was spacious and clean and well-equipped. It's ground floor and beach front location made it quick and easy to access both the pool and the beach. We traveled with another couple and it was great for each of us to have a private bath. Our housekeeper, Elli, did a thorough job of cleaning and turned out to be an excellent cook as well! We hired her and her husband a couple of days to make us breakfast and dinner. We loved our time here and hope to return soon!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: San Francisco Beach, Cozumel, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Cozumel
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A truly luxurious beachfront condo development combining exclusive tropical living with white sandy beach and Turquoise Caribbean waters. From studios to 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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Residencias Reef Condos Hotel Cozumel

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