My husband and I spent three nights at VLB at the end of our 2 week vacation. This was our third time to the island. I would like to post my review as a list of pros and cons for trip advisor readers. The pros: very unique & well maintained property, larger pool, lots of nice outside seating, beautiful view of the ocean, delicious breakfasts & homemade drinks, attentive staff. It is very helpful that the owners speak English, especially if it is your first time to the island. In each guest room there is a helpful book that has useful information and wonderful restaurant recommendations.
Cons: Can be loud at times due to the bar traffic each day, lots of rules if you are a guest at the B & B, no coffee before a certain time, and we found 'quiet time' each morning to be a little restricting; as it seemed that speaking above a whisper was frowned upon. (Actually, we were "shusshed" on our last day when telling other guests goodbye using normal voice levels. We stayed in Papala #1 and found the room to be very dark with little lighting. While the room was charming in many ways, the bed linens need to be replaced and the mattress was thin and too firm. We were actually told that we were "expected" to tip VLB staff and what the amounts should be. Not that we have a problem with tipping... but, we traditionally tip according to the quality of service that we receive and not because we are told to do so. Would we recommend VLB as a B & B? Depends on what you are looking for in a vacation? We love the VLB drinks and bar!
- Also Known As:
- Villa La Bella Hotel
- Villa La Bella Hotel Isla Mujeres
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront bed and breakfast with only 6 guest rooms for single or double adult occupancy in a peaceful environment overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy relaxing in the outdoor fresh-water pool or in the circular lounging pool, read a book or take a siesta in a hammock, fall asleep on one of the pool side beds or cushioned lounge chairs. Enjoy made-from-scratch drinks or "beer so cold it'll make your teeth hurt" at the swing bar open daily until "last call" at 9:30 PM. Free wifi in our unique open-air living room and a library with a great selection of books, games, cards and DVDs. Ocean and pool views from every room. A king sized bed with quality linens ensure a relaxing night's sleep and a private bathroom in each room with real conch shell shower head provides an amazing tropical feel. For comfort and convenience, each room has a ceiling fan, mini fridge, personal safe and daily housekeeping. Bungalows and Honeymoon Suite have AC. Each of the 2 second floor palapa suites have a hanging bed and are cooled naturally by the Caribbean breeze. Delicious complimentary breakfast served oceanside daily from 8:30- 10 AM. ... more less