A friend of mine went with her entire famiy (sister, brother in law, mother, father and husband) and suggested that I tried this place.
My sister first went there with her hustand and child. They loved it. Then we went back with my entire family, including my mother and father. We still loved it. Two years later, I brought my partner to discover the charm of Puerto Morelos, the lovely villagers and the authentic food. It is rare, as he puts it, that after only a few days everyone waves at you when you pass down the street and take the time to chat even if you are not in front of their establishment... they are just like that :o)
No beach vendors, a clean beach with beautiful translucent water, several scuba diving places, and a little appartment you can call home. Yes, it is basic, so if you are the luxury hotel type, please pass this by.
I like to travel luxury for business and to learn about people and meet friendly people in 3 star places when I travel for pleasure.
Sylvie and Cesar will do everything possible to make your stay an interesting and plaisant one. They organise a tour, once a week, which is REALLY worth taking, for the price and the various things you will do during one day.
The studios come with everything you need to cook, clean, and be happy. There is a lovely garden with a pool that is just what you need to cool down before a little siesta.
The studios are away from the main drag so it is quiet at night. It is not far from the village so you can come and go as you please.
There are many little cute restaurants (Dona Triny, Oasis, the little indian restaurant wich mixes the best margaritas in town) and you can go to the market to buy your own fruit and vegetables. The fishermen bring fresh catch every day and you can buy fresh fish for a song. And wait until you are lured by the smell of the BBQ chicken down the street!
Who could ask for anything more? I really find this the best place for farniente.
And I can assure you that contrary to what someone posted above, it smells like a breath of fresh air, and breathes calm and tranquility.
I recommend staying on second floor only because when there are kids it is a bit noisy because they tend to get up early and jump around. If you are on second floor or above you won't hear a thing!
I cannot recommend this place and our lovely hosts, who will cook you pancakes, omelettes and french toast served with a big smile day after day.
FInally, we also rented a car and it was a good price and it is very safe to drive around even all the way to Merida and other places because the speed limits are really strict (not over 100km per hour if I recall well) and there are policemen to enforce it everywhere so everyone is really disciplined at the wheel, which was an extremely nice surprise, so Studio and Hotelito Marviya are central to go around the Mayan Peninsula and do tons of day trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Condos-Hotel in town of Puerto Morelos, we have 10 beautiful condos of one or two rooms with a nice zen garden in the center it looks like a Mexican hacienda . All our condos are full equiped with tv, wi-fi ,A/C or not and BBQ outside on the garden next to the pool . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Studios Marviya Puerto Morelos
- Condo-Hotel Marviya Riviera Maya, Mexico - Puerto Morelos