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“Would not return” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Manglares
Calle 12 No 63, Celestun 97367, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Celestun
Monterrey, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Would not return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012 via mobile

There are not many Middle priced hotels in celestun, so we choose this one. In our entire trip ( from cancun to tuxtla gutierrez) this was one of the most expensive ones.
Well, at first glance it looks perfekt. In front of the beach and not directly in the little village. But the girls in the reception we not really prepared for question about the sites or day trips. The room was big and hat a little ocean view, but it was really dirty. The maid apparently forgot to clean all the corners...awfull. But when I opend the closet I was really scared....mushrooms everywhere! Really disgusting. I am used to humid places and I am really not picky...but for the price we paid...unexceptable!
The restaurant was also overpriced and not really good.
The nice pool on the photos of the website was empty for cleaning (in high season???)

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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yucatan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

My spouse, my baby and me stayed at the best bungalow of the hotel. At midnight it was a MOSQUITO INFESTATION at the room. Walls and bed were full of mosquitos .Our baby was biten in all his body . We couldn´t sleep all night The rooms are badly built . Next day the manager didn´t want to face the consequences and only sent to us his employee to give us only 40 dollar in refund , we had payed 160 dollars . IT was like to be in a horror movie.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

I would agree w/ some of the former comments - lovely setting, lovely hotel rooms - very spacious....but nescafe in Mexico seems a sacrilege....there was almost no other guests - the staff were friendly -but seemed distant. There is no sign out front - so you really need to study the picture on the website-and then guess which building it is!
If it does get crowded - I am not sure where everyone would park. The pool bar was closed - the restaurant was only open for breakfast (it was very good).

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Celestun is off the beaten path and well worth visiting. It is very small and there are few people who speak English. The Flamingo trip available by the bridge is a must-see and very reasonably priced. The selection of hotels is minimal.
The beach in front of Hotel Manglares is gorgeous!! It is very shallow and covered with beautiful shells making the beach worth staying at this hotel. We were in a second floor room that was spacious, but very sparse. The beds were too firm to be comfortable. Even with doors and windows open we could not get rid of the musty moldy smell. The room and bedding did not feel or smell very clean. This is truly unfortunate because the place has so much potential; it feels neglected.
I would recommend this place only because it is about the only affordable hotel in Celestun.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Celestun was a great side trip from the city of Merida. We reserved a bungalow at Hotel Manglares for a couple of nights and were pleasantly surprised by the nicely appointed accommodation – very comfortable with the beach right outside our door. If I had to nitpick, my one comment would be that some of the fixtures did not operate properly, but we really weren’t there to flick on switches either. Rodrigo was very welcoming and friendly, as was the rest of the office staff, and was a source of information for our travel plans beyond Celestun. We ate a couple of times at Las Palapas which was fine, and once at another local restaurant which I’m not sure had a name, but was recommended by fellow travelers. We also had breakfast at the Poseidon restaurant on site at the hotel (minor note: the waiters here are not very personable but they are not professional wait staff either) – please keep in mind that Celestun is a small fishing village, not a culinary mecca. Shared a morning boat ride with other touristas to see the flamingos and that was just the best way to start the day! Other than that, the order of the day here is peaceful, quiet, R&R. We definitely would have stayed longer had our travel plans allowed.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

This hotel is all dressed up but lacks charm. It's new - with spacious rooms, sunset views of the beach and even bathtubs, a rarity in the Yucatan. It's really inexpensive for what it is. Has a lovely pool with a swim-up bar. Palapas on a beautiful beach. Etc... etc... But they need to get the details right. The beds are hard and uncomfortable. Nasty thin sheets. Lumpy stingy pillows on king sized beds. Fancy-looking restaurant that serves microwaved Nescafe with powdered milk. The hotel is a walking contradiction. But there's nothing wrong that a boutique hotelier couldn't fix. It just needs higher thread count sheets, real coffee and speedier service at breakfast. I give this hotel an average rating not because it's bad, but because of its missed potential. But it's not a bad place to stay and I wouldn't be unhappy to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alberta
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

We spent 3 nights in a cabana at the Hotel Manglares. This is a nice, serene place. The accommodation was lovely and they have recently finished a beautiful restaurant with a pool and a swim up bar. The seafood was amazing. Best coconut shrimp I've ever eaten! Rodrigo is a lovely host and very accommodating. The only downside is the beach which could use a daily cleaning.

Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Manglares

Address: Calle 12 No 63, Celestun 97367, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Celestun
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Celestun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An ecological hotel in the Ria Celestun Biosphere. A few steps from the center of Celestun, newly built in 2005 on the beach. We offer flamenco trips, canoe trips, walking tours and beatiful Yucatecan-style accomodations. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Manglares Hotel Celestun

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