Our January 2013 stay at Hotel B was exceptional. It is by far the most pleasant Mexican Boutique hotel we have stayed in. We love Mexico and have visited more than a dozen times over the years. This visit was the final leg of a 3 week visit to Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel.
When you visit Mexico, it seems you typically need to adjust to the relaxed pace and the idiosyncrasies of hotel service and building maintenance. As an example, our stay in Playa Del Carmen (another "excellent" rated trip-advisor hotel) required 4 room relocations before we found a room that had both a room safe (that worked) and a/c (that worked.) After that, we enjoyed warm-water showers 25% of the time. Hotel management always seemed lacking or missing altogether. So it goes, we are in Mexico, the staff are too charming to get too frustrated.
Hotel B was refreshingly different. We were warmly welcomed by Christian. If you enjoy eating directly off the floor, this is the place to do it- the hotel (and room) were spotless. All mechanicals worked perfectly, HVAC system was new and powerful. The ocean- view rooms have a spectacular view/proximity to the ocean with generous terraces. This is the first hotel we have ever stayed at where the property was actually nicer than the pictures would suggest. The decor is spot-on mid-century to the point where you wouldn't be surprised to see Frank Sinatra coming around the corner. Even so, there are colonial/island touches that make it inviting and somehow relevant, working seamlessly together. The designer who performed the renovation knew what they were doing...
The hotel itself is located just north of town near the airport (not enough airplane traffic to be an issue). So rather than a $15-20US taxi ride to town like the southern hotels, it's a $5 ride to town-center. Restaurant choices!
Every detail has been attended to, down to the luscious soaps and shampoos. The attentive manager Roberto was always near and accessible. The restaurant crew of Sugei and Wilberth were eager to please. The entire staff worked hard to accommodate our every need. The (included) made-to-order breakfast was a great way to start the day and deliciously different than the runny-egg buffets we had endured in Playa... The water, the reef, the idyllic placement of the Jacuzzi, Yoga in the mornings looking out at sea, the incredible sunsets, snorkeling, really, everything here is just wonderful. We wished our stay was longer than just 4 nights and it will be when we return with our daughters and their husbands.
Stop looking for the right place and book this one. You won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel B Cozumel has an original and avant-garde offer for travelers in search of new experiences,It combines the natural beauty of the Caribbean with a cool concept of space.The hotel is a fusion of contemporary design and Mexican treditions with a creative touch of young talents. Hotel B Cozumel invites you to ladge in the most privileged plce of Cozumel-5 mintutes away from downtown, the airportand the golf course, in a quiet and exclusive area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fontan Cozumel Dive