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Ixchel Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #7 of 35 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

What a great property! Just spent 6 days there with 3 other couples. Service was flawless, staff was friendly, everything was clean, hot water and good water pressure, couldn't ask for more. Rented 2 two bedroom penthouse units in phase I (505-506 & 507-508) and really enjoyed the roof top for sunset gatherings. Hot tubs are not heated 24 hours a day - just turn them on a few hours before you want to use them. Huge, soft beach towels. Kalak makes the rounds of the beach chairs frequently. Our 3rd trip to Isla but our first to Ixchel. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We had an excellent time here! My husband and I brought our two year old daughter and we were so glad we did. We all three had a great time. Our room was very nice and the view from our balcony was beautiful. Our daughter loved shouting "Hola Edgar" to our nice waiter at the restaurant by the pool. The pool and beach were a two minute walk from our room and downtown was less than five minutes from our room. Great location and great service. We were very pleased with everything overall.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We rented condo #401 in Phase 1 Building November 9-16 from owner Clyde Schmidt through VRBO for $1050. The building is 5 stories high and our condo was located on the short end of the L with direct views of the beach from the living room and balcony and the bedroom and town views from the kitchen/dining room and bath. This is a VERY spacious unit with lovely appointments. We felt right at home.

Pros: Views, free and fast WiFi, memory foam mattress, kitchen with EVERYTHING except a dishwasher including a full-sized fridge, water dispenser and lots of ice, keyless entry, clean modern vibe, helpful mangement. As many have mentioned, this location is PERFECT for the loveliest beach, centro and all the wonderful shops, restaurants, etc.

Cons: The massive bathroom mirror has lost its reflective ability and the AC sounds like a truck when it starts up. These are SMALL complaints and did not impact our enjoyment.

Conclusion: Over the course of the week we looked at accommodations all over Isla, and there are a couple places we are thinking about trying. However, for a first-time visit and a stress-free holiday without the "hermetically sealed" feeling of a luxury AI, Ixchel Beach Hotel knocked it out of the ballpark.

Room Tip: While the "01" rooms are farthest back, the views of the sea from the balcony are direct.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Ixchel II is absolutely heaven to us! We had a great time - ate lots of good food, drank one too many Rum Runners and one too many Sols - and fell in love with the island people. We hope to return soon and would love to rent #407 and #408 again! I thought it was really cool how you get to know the staff, the fellow vacationers, and run into them as we walked to the center of town to do shopping and to eat. I loved renting the golf cart and touring the entire island. Using Tripadvisor to pick the places to eat and stay was 100% correct. We didn't have a bad meal and staying at Ixchel was great. I loved the view of God's ocean, the pools, and proximity to everything. I found everything about Isla totally relaxing. Until next time.........

Room Tip: Even though it wasn't the ocean front condo, we easily could see the ocean from 407 and 408
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was reading the review below called "Affordable luxury in paradise" and thinking, "This person is taking the words out of my mouth!" Then I realized it was my sister's review! She said it best - roomy, upscale, new accommodations on the best beach for a terrific price, especially in the offseason. We stayed in condo 201/202 this time. No complaints, all raves. The decor is tasteful and comfortable. The beds are indulgently comfortable with the thick memory-foam mattresses -- I had some of the best sleep of my life. The view is sufficient. There are better views at Ixchel, but there are a much worse views, too. This is a straight-on view of the water with only a couple of palm fronts in your way. Plenty of water vista. The private management is a non-issue. Everything ran smoothly and we always had what we needed. Towels are not changed every day, but if you want new ones daily, I believe you can request them. Also, the location of Ixchel is simply the best. It's dead center on North Beach and one block to the restaurants and cafes downtown. It's a safe and fast walk. The street goes right to the beach, so you can even mosey from your beach chair to a cafe in town in three minutes, if you so desire. There are beach bars left and right of Ixchel, within steps. Plenty of watersports equipment to rent (try paddleboarding, down the beach toward Avalon). Have a drink the Sunset Grill, next door. You simply won't find a better combination of quality, style, amenities, convenience and value on Isla. Feel free to PM with specific questions.

Room Tip: The layout of the rooms at the back of each building is better than the units on the side; I've...
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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Paoli, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011 via mobile

This ws our second stay in 6 months and it was even better this time around. The location is excellent, quick beach access and a 2 minute walk to Hildago Ave. We rented condo 201/201 and it was wonderful! Very spacious and well decorated. Lilo, our liaison through the rental agency Mundaca, was super attentive and offered tons of advice, which we found extremely helpful. Can't wait to go back...checking airfare for November as we speak!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

amazing 2 bedroom 2 bath condos, right in town, close to all the shops and all the resturaunts, the pools are incredible, right on the beach as well. Most of the staff was very friendly, we stay on isla mujeres often, when we bring the whole family this is were we are staying, very clean, beautiful views of the beach and pools from pretty much any room. The pool bar food is ok.

  • Stayed July 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 35 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ixchel Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Among the best hotels in Isla Mujeres, visit Ixchel Beach Hotel, a two wing, two phase condotel complex with 117 rooms in Isla Mujeres. East Wing (Phase One) with 48 rooms, 5 stories and opened in June 2006; West Wing (Phase Two) with 69 rooms, 6 stories and opened in August 2007. Both properties (see Accomodation Remark below) are designed in Mexican casual and modern stylish buildings located at the beautiful North Beach on the colorful island of Isla Mujeres (Women Island).Ixchel for the Mayans was the Goddess of love, fertility and the moon. Walking a few steps from downtown of this friendly island and facing the most beautiful white sand & powder touch beaches of Isla Mujeres, in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean, our Isla Mujeres hotel offers warm personable service in an upscale, intimate island experience perfect for families and romantics.If you want a great escape to a Isla Mujeres hotel, our hotel is ideal for the relaxing weekend getaway or a romantic honeymoon retreat. Treat yourself to all of the luxury that our Ixchel Hotel in Isla Mujeres has to offer and enjoy the surrounding areas, activities and beauty.Premier in Isla Mujeres hotels, the Ixchel Beach Hotel offers luxurious amenities, outstanding service and a tranquil atmosphere to completely relax and enjoy your Mexican vacation. You won't find a more beautiful or more convenient location to soak in the sun and experience this amazing island of Isla Mujeres.If you are looking among hotels in Isla Mujeres, look no further than the Ixchel Beach Hotel. You won't be disappointed. You, the guest, are our number one priority and your comfort and enjoyment during your vacations in Mexico and lodging experience are our primary concern. We will do everything we can to make your stay nothing short of spectacular. ... more   less 
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