We frequently backpack the Yucatan area and tend to favor our stops in Puerto Morelos almost every trip, given the small town- non-touristy flavor along with the very close vicinity of the airport. We stumbled across this hotel after unexpectedly, walking around the town, searching for a hotel on an extended Mexican holiday weekend morning after missing our flight back home.
There were a couple other hotels that asked us to come back after the rooms were clean and ready, yet Hotel Inglaterra immediately showed us the room-cleaned it immediately while allowing us to put our things in the room to get comfortable.
We were simply looking for a room for the night that was affordable, clean and had air conditioning. It had all that, PLUS some more unexpected amenities. The room we had (I believe Rm #1), came equipped with 2 matrimonial beds, a desk, chair, shelves, mirror, bathroom (with/ hot water and good pressure) and a TV. The hotel surprisingly also has a charming, pool/patio area and stairs that lead to a small rooftop balcony with chairs and a small selection of reading materials. Given all that was offered- this is a rarity for budget accommodations in Mexico. We paid $55- a fair price, given it was high season and during a Holiday weekend (Juárez, Benito Juarez' Birthday). There were other accommodations that quoted us higher prices without air conditioning, so this was a good deal.
A tarp was draped over the ceiling of the pool, allowing it to stay clean and also allowed for some privacy when we took a mid-day dip in the pool. We especially found the woodwork on the patio tables & chairs to be very artistic and crafted uniquely. It appears as though the hotel is being renovated and the painting behind the pool seemed to be one of the updates that was tastefully done.
My only issue with the place was that the room seemed a bit dark- the view out the window was that of green brush and no direct sunlight (although this was great for privacy and nice for sleeping).
This is no resort or luxury accommodation, yet backpackers and budget travelers alike will appreciate this hotel that provides more than the expected bare basics when traveling on a tight budget.
The location is good being 2 blocks from the water and 1 block sound of the main square- making it a very quiet selection.
What I found most to my liking, was the way the staff went out of their way to help us- all on the fact that the man that checked us in knew little English. The staff cleaned the room promptly, checked us in very quickly and when asked- even accepted to do some laundry for us!
We were privileged later that night while eating dinner in the town square to also meet the director of the hotel, Mario Gomez, who did speak English, among other languages and seemed to be very educated and friendly. Even off the premises, the man thanked us for our stay and made us feel extra welcome.
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