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“Quaint, Relaxing, Garden Hotel - Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Carretera Costera Sur, Km 3, Cozumel 77600, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #37 of 57 Hotels in Cozumel
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Quaint, Relaxing, Garden Hotel - Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are looking for a 5 star all inclusive hotel, this is not it. This place is a small, quaint, relaxing, garden hotel across the street from the ocean. They have a small, friendly,hard working staff with Aurturo at the helm. Aurturo is on top of it! You can normally find him in the dining area talking with locals and guests and serving food. We ate there almost ever morning and we were lucky enough to be there on Sunday for the Mexican BBQ. It was delicious! If you are looking for a quiet, simple, hotel close to the ocean and jungle where everyone is friendly and helpful, this place is for you. It is a good price for comfortable beds, clean room, air conditioning, wifi, well maintained pool and hot tub, beautiful gardens, TV, frig and is close to the airport/town and south end. If you are a diver, there are 3 scuba shops on site. However, I would recommend calling Troy from Pelagic Adventures for scuba. His crew Alejandro and Hugo are top notch. Across the street from Villablanca is a lovely little restaurant called La Hach. If you do go there, you must try Fish Tacos, they are the best. Luis Lara is my favorite server. There is also a convenient store located about 3 miles south which is open 24 hours. The Villablance is a nice little gem on Cozumel. I will go back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good hotel for the price. Not fancy but quite adequate, stayed for 8 nights and never a problem. Great for divers, 4 shops all close. Boats pick up at dock across the street. Good snorkeling right from the beach. Restaurants close by and friendly people. Easy to get a taxi to town 5 minutes away. Basic breakfast included in the price and Arturo was always there to make sure we were okay. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Go for the superior room, very roomy. A/C was always cold. wifi worked well.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've stayed at the Villa Blanca several times. Very clean, and it's comfortable. It's not the fanciest hotel on the planet. Instead, it's relatively small and has some local charm.

The grounds and pool are well maintained. The beds are comfortable. All the rooms have a TV, phone, and fridge. WiFi access in the rooms is spotty. Superior rooms are spacious and have a day bed. Standard rooms are somewhat smaller, but certainly adequate for 1-2 people.

There is a restaurant on site. My preference, however, is to go into town for supper most evenings. Town is an easy 45 minute walk, or a $7 cab ride.

The hotel caters to divers, and has a rinse tank and hanging bars for gear. There are 4 dive operations within a 60 second walk, including my personal favorite, Papa Hogs. The hotel is across the road from the shore. There is a beach of sorts, although the best beaches are not found on this section of the coast.

Overall, excellent value.

Room Tip: The hotel is arranged as a 'U' facing out toward the street. My preference is a room toward...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hotel is a bit outside of town (ferry or cruise ship dock areas) but its only a 5 minute cab ride to either area. You are between both "towns" so its only a 5 minute cab ride to either area. Scuba shop is attached to the hotel so if you plan to dive you are in a great location. The hotel rooms are nice. Plenty of space. Good AC. Food is good too. Very friendly staff. For the price this is a good hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here for a week in early May 2014 while scuba diving (Papa Hogs Scuba Emporium is next door). This hotel was both convenient to Papa Hogs and was a very good value. The "Superior" rooms are spacious and clean with a refridgerator and TV. Hotel hot tub and pool were also very nice and well maintained. The walk to town and restaurants is less than an hour.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ocala, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Recently stayed at the Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel for 10 days while diving Cozumel. Stayed in a Superior Room which was very spacious and clean with a comfortable bed and a beautiful view of the water. Hotel rates are very reasonable and they try to meet your every need. I hope the owner appreciates the value of the manager (Jorge) who resolves every problem in a short time and always puts his guests best interest first. There is a small Cantina type Restaurant that has excellent food and the price is right, compared to other restaurants on the Island. Artero, the Restaurant manager, has lots of stories to tell and ensures you have the best he can provide in the way of food. If you want something not on the menu, just ask, they may be able to provide it, such as lobster. Artero aims to provide what his guests want and made several adjustments to the menu to satisfy our food requirements. You can eat outside on the covered patio or inside the small air conditioned restaurant. All in all it was a good experience and one I plan on repeating several times a year.
Also, the dive shops are right next door and across the street with two piers for departing dive boats. Very convenient.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We booked a package which included diving with Dive Paradise. We chose the upgraded room on the first floor. It was very spacious and kept very clean. The bed was fine, and the air conditioning worked great. We ate breakfast in the little restaurant. The food was pretty good though a little expensive. Loved how beautiful the grounds were. The diving was just across the street. The restaurants in the area were very good. The employees were very helpful. I would stay here again. Loved how peaceful it was!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel

Address: Carretera Costera Sur, Km 3, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villablanca Garden Beach is a beachfront hotel located approximately 5 miles from Cozumel Airport and two miles from town, right in front of Villablanca Reef and Wall (great for snorkeling and diving).Our exclusive property includes 50 rooms and suites, two villas and a Pent-House, all units are equipped with A/C, ceiling fan, refrigerator, satellite TV, telephone and sunken tubs. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villablanca Garden Beach Cozumel
Hotel Villablanca Garden Beach

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