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“A Paradise in Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Av. Hidalgo between Bravo and Allende | Centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 28 Isla Mujeres B&B and Inns
Decatur, Georgia, United States
1 review
“A Paradise in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

In mid-December, 2012, my wife and I spent eight days and seven nights in paradise. We were on Isla Mujeres in Mexico for the entire time and that in and of itself is a paradise place to be when all that you want to do is to chill out and wind down. Nice beaches on the north end of the island, everything within walking distance in the El Centro at the island’s north end, and great local restaurants, especially those to the immediate north and south of the ferry terminal. But what really made our paradise a paradise is the place where we laid our heads down at night and where we awoke to spectacular Mexican breakfasts and fresh squeezed orange juice every morning. If you don’t know about Case Sirena on Isa Mujeres, then you don’t know much. Located at the south end of the El Centro, it is a quiet and unpretentious bed and breakfast owned and operated by Steven Broin. It is a sharp and superbly attractive inn in every detail, is so tastefully styled in just about every way possible, and is just so totally comfortable and relaxing that you hardly feel that you are but a guest for only a short sojourn. And Steven’s complimentary happy hour Margaritas and cocktails certainly do not detract at all from the other things that you could be doing on Isla Mujeres at 6 p.m. Growing up in the 60’s, I used to hear a phrase on my rock station –“the host with the most” – but I did not know that it was a reference to Steven, who may or may not be the reincarnated rock station DJ “host” now living on Isla Mujeres. The rooms are large by any standard of the hospitality industry, the beds extremely comfortable and roomy, everything is so clean, well kept, and well-attended to, there’s lots of space for your shower, shaving, washing, and private business, a very ample supply of fresh spring water to drink on every floor, and an exceptionally pleasant common area and outdoor private patio to hang out on the first floor. We also really liked Casa Sirena’s Jacuzzi-like “swimming/bathing” pools on the first floor and the semi-rooftop and bar floor (relatively the same size as a very large Jacuzzi or hot tub but without the Jacuzzi or hot tub features; they are perfect for soaking and relaxing in, particularly as the temperature of the day moves upward). To top things off, literally, Casa Sirena’s open rooftop veranda is so perfect, whether it is a sunny day or beautifully star filled night. You can gaze upon the beautiful waters of the Carribean during the day; you can count the stars and the heavens on a wonderfully clear and warm night. I believe my wife may have finished two books up there even though we kept up a very nice schedule of being out and about. Casa Sirena is also very affordable, in my opinion based on my overall travel experience. Moreover, to me, I think of it as getting all of the benefits of a very fine hotel at an exceptionally economical price. If you are going to Isla Mujeres for any number of days and nights and you don’t stay at Casa Sirena, then I can only offer you my sympathies because you will have missed out on one of the best places to stay on a vacation. Go check it out: http://www.casasirenamexico.com/ Now, go stay there. I do think you’ll love it.

Room Tip: Go big; get the big bed, get the big room. It will be worth it in every way.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Steve B, Owner at Casa Sirena Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
The "reincarnated rock station DJ host" behind the bar is delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you described your visit in such flattering terms!

Steve Broin
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Austin, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Whatever you do when looking for places to stay in Isla Mujeres, please, I'm begging you, stay at Casa Sirena. Beautiful, clean accommodations. Delicious breakfast. Minutes from the best beaches and ferry. Happy hour with friends while viewing sunset and the entire island from the tower terrace. Wake up and do it all over again...until the saddest day you will ever know...your last day in Isla.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Casa Sirena has a great central location and everyone at Casa Sirena is extremely friendly. Far better than a hotel with places to hang out with our friends be it downstairs or rooftop. It felt as if we were on vacation with more friends than the other couple we went on vacation with. My wife and I travel a lot and we definitely would come back to Casa Sirena.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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portland oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

When I go on vacation its the one and only time that I treat myself to whatever I wish and live like a Queen. The beauty, charm and exceptional service we experienced at Casa Sirena made both of us feel like Royalty! From the wonderful breakfast through the fun happy hours, we had a blast. Steve makes the BEST margarita ever- and I speak margarita fluently! Casa Sirena gave a five star experience for bargain price which is all too rare for travellers these days.
I can't wait to visit again:)! Thanks Steve from both of us.

  • Stayed November 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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Steve B, Owner at Casa Sirena Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We are delighted that "your majesty" enjoyed her royal visit to our humble little hotel :)

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Boulder, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Thanks to you Steve for welcoming us in your charming boutique hotel! Seriously, the experience we had was as amazing as the trip advisor reviews had presented. Casa Sirena was a five minute walk from the ferry, wonderful after a long travel day! It was immaculately clean and a visual delight, from the charming open area breakfast space, complete with absolutely beautifully clean food and conversation to the upper sunset happy hour where we were honored to meet wonderful travelers. Thanks also, for the dreamy bed and linens and beach bags and bicycles available, and providing us with all the information we needed to make our Isla Mujeres experience the absolute BEST...much respect to Casa Sirena!!!

Room Tip: room 6 was lovely and has a balcony!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Thank you , again, to Casa Sirena and Steve.
As a returning guest i never tire of your lovely hotel in paradise and your team.
I had a lovely time, and your wedding breakfast for me and my friends was fabulous.
Perfect as always.....
Looking forward to my next return.
Anne

  • Stayed October 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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Steve B, Owner at Casa Sirena Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We will long remember the Sunday Wedding Brunch and opening bottles of champagne with a sword!

Steve Broin
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Jasper, Alabama USA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

As I write we are planning our sixth trip to Casa Sirena. Our fifth visit was in July 2012 for 12 nights. Casa Sirena remains our favorite boutique hotel, far better than any boutique hotels n beach destinations we've visited in Key West, South Beach, Tampa/St. Pete, and Ft. Lauderdale. There's just no comparison; Casa Sirena is a home away from home with its relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere, the best happy hour on the planet, a wonderful host, Steve, and a dedicated staff who keep the house immaculately clean and always well maintained. The breakfasts are outstanding and the rooms are comfortable (we've stayed in four of the six rooms). The people you meet here are the crown jewel of the Casa Sirena experience with Steve as your host and mostly seasoned travelers all over the world, who become our extended family on each trip. Every time we go we make several new and interesting friends. Steve's attention to detail leaves nothing out, from the wonderful local shampoos and soaps to the beach bag, safe, iphone dock and fridge in each room, local artwork (we've bought some to bring a little of the island home), and the best margaritas on the planet made with fresh squeezed limes. We can't go more than 12 months without getting desperate to return and wish we could return several times a year. Excellent beaches and dining are just a block or two away. Don't miss this gem of a hotel. We like to stay ten to twelve nights to really get into the deep relaxation mode.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 4 have larger bathroom space with extra room to stow your stuff. Room 1 is our favorite...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Address: Av. Hidalgo between Bravo and Allende | Centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For travelers who feel the best part of a journey is the people you meet along the way. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood the heart of the quaint island village, Casa Sirena guests are a short walk from wonderful restaurants, colorful shops, and the finest white sand beaches. Breakfast and happy hour are the heart and soul of our hospitality. Start your day with a hearty gourmet breakfast, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers at our complimentary "Sunset for the Fun Set" cocktail party. Our 80-year old Spanish colonial-style residence has been carefully restored, preserving its unique historic ambiance while adding the comforts of a contemporary boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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Casa Sirena Hotel Isla Mujeres

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