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Villas Flamingos
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Paso Kuka s/n Playa Norte, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Holbox Island
Austin, Texas
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“Loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Holbox is magical!!! It is beyond beautiful! ...and this is the place to stay in Holbox... it is far enough from downtown Holbox to feel apart and at peace enjoying the amazing beach, but close enough to go there in a golfcart or even walk for dinner. We used both, and prefered walking because you walk along the beach in a path where you get to see the other hotels and conclude that Villa Flamingos is the best! The rooms are simple but beautiful. Predominantly white, with an amazing shower that has a perforated tree trunk instead of shower head. There is a comfortable sitting area with a hammock over looking the ocean outside the bungalow. A delicious breakfast is included with pancakes, chilaquiles and more to choose from. All with the friendliest and nicest staff ever. They have hammocks overlooking the beach and iguanas living around the swimming pool. Nature at its best! the only thing i could say it thata cold front brought all these seaweed to shore, literally tons of it and it began to decompose on the shore which caused a very bad smell and it couldn't be removed. Sometimes the smell was such that laying on the front hammocks by the beach was not an option. I suggest call in advance and make sure there is no seaweed on the beach, that would make your stay unforgettable !
A great place otherwise!

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We booked out Villas Flamingos for our friends and family to join us in celebrating our wedding in mid-March. While it was logistically challenging planning a wedding on a relatively remote island we'd never been to, Ivan was amazingly patient and answered all our queries. Once we arrived, we realised that Villas Flamingos was just as beautiful as all the photos suggested, and a perfect place to spend time with family and friends. All the staff were absolutely amazing and helped us put on several great events (BBQ dinner, beach party, wedding) over the weekend. The owner was on-site during our entire stay and was phenomenal at responding to last minute queries and oversaw everything to make sure it was all going to plan. The food was delicious, the rooms were gorgeous, the atmosphere was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 March 22, 2013 via mobile

Holbox is not for all tourists. Its a small comunity, no big roads or big restaurant chains ... And that its the way it should remain. It has an amazing charm. The alternatives in food are great, italian, local, etc. VF rooms are spacious, have a/c which in certain times of the year is basic due to mosquitos. One must be aware of its eco-toilet system, which the administration mentioned would be remodeled. No tv and no wifi-mania which allows you to disconect and enjoy. The pool its nice, the hammocks by the sea a great detail. Its not in downtown, so a walk or a gulfcar ride is required. Super recomendable!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were really pleased with our choice on Holbox.
Villa Flamingos is situated on the nicest stretch of beach (no golf carts going past and lovely views of ocean/sandbank), and really peaceful at night - we all slept like logs.
Its a well designed/landscaped hotel- our bungalow was lovely (particularly good sheets/mattresses) and the pool/beach area too. There were always enough beds and they were near enough together to feel sociable if you wanted, or quiet if not.
Great atmosphere, even on the windy days (Holbox is gorgeous in the sunshine but the wind can be really intense, on those days you pretty much have to stay in your hotel - so make sure you like it!).
The staff were wonderful, in particular the manager Ivan, and waiters Rene and Clark. Friendly, relaxed and helpful without being in your face. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Amazing location. Amazing staff and hotel. All expectations where exceeded! We travel for work and Holbox was a tip from friends who live in Merida. We see a lot of places and the island and hotel are exactly what we love, nature, nice people and good food. Kids had has a blast between the pool and ocean. Please don't change a thing.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Island as well as Villas Flamingos are a real insiders' tip in paradise. Beautiful spot. Amazing beach and water. Very clean and tastefully furnished rooms. nice and helpful staff. nothing to complain about! i would totally recommend it and go there again at any time possible.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We came to Holbox Island after a good look at the out of the usual places to go. The views of the beach and sea is better than imagined. The staff seem to try their best and the complex is kept clean. Our suite was kept to the bare minimum of furniture and the only thing worth noting is as others have mentioned the Eco intervention. As a place to relax it's great but if you want more from your holiday there's not much to do apart from the wildlife and marine activities.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Paso Kuka s/n Playa Norte, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Holbox Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Flamingos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The property features 29 beautifully decorated bungalows; all of them with a stunning ocean view. ... more   less 
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Villas Flamingos Hotel Holbox Island
Flamingos Hotel Holbox Island

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