If you are looking for a clean and quiet place near town…. Look no further. I have been here now 5 times in two years and i have zero negatives to say. Everything is walking distance and it is a very safe area. Even during Carnival you are just back enough off the main road the noise was no factor. Book your stay here next trip you wont regret it.
You can't go wrong. This place is comfortable, secure and very well managed in a great location. The Chedraui is a 5 minute walk away and the Melgar ( waterfront) also 5 minutes. The walk from the ferry would take about 20 minutes but taxis aren't expensive. The attached restaurant is the icing on the cake. Enjoy!
I was down in Cozumel for Ironman (Nov. 2021). I rented an apartment. Very clean and well maintained. Owners were super friendly and helpful. Less than 15 minute walk gets you to store, downtown and restaurants. Highly recommend staying here.
A group of friends and I stayed here for 5 nights while we were in town for a few days of diving. Villa Deja Blue was a perfectly acceptable choice for our stay—it only has 6 rooms, so it almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. The rooms are clean and well kept (although there wasn’t any shampoo/conditioner so would recommend bringing your own). The pool was a great feature. Dennis was extremely friendly. The one downside is that the location is a bit far from Cozumel Centro (but not unreasonable—it was usually a 10-20 min walk to most places we went for dinner). Taxis were usually easy to get by walking a few blocks to the main road, but if I stayed here again I’d opt to rent a vehicle to make getting around a bit easier.
A bit of background before I begin: we usually opt to do cruises for vacation – while not completely all-inclusive, it is enough for us to manage costs while still enjoying lots of pretty water. Thanks to the foot-dragging by the CDC, we lost five cruise opportunities over 12 months – the latest being April 2021. We decided to visit Cozumel for a week instead, as we’d been there before as a port of call, as a ‘do-it-yourself’ low key getaway. We stumbled upon this establishment while looking for affordable non-inclusive hotels in Cozumel (my husband’s food allergies make for challenges, and we’re pretty good at finding ways to amuse ourselves). We were a little concerned that the last review on TripFinder was in 2019 -- and note that there's a second TripAdvisor profile through VRBO -- but what were there made it clear it was a comfy but unfussy option. We emailed the proprietor, Dennis, with questions (So.many.questions.), and he was prompt and polite with every one. We were emailed a confirmation of the room with the amount due upon arrival (less the $100 deposit sent earlier), to be paid in cash. Upon arrival at the Cozumel airport, we ran into a bit of an issue in that none of the shuttle people could figure out exactly where the hotel was. (Apparently the hotel’s old website had an unclear street address, but that’s been fixed with their new one.) However, once they DID figure it out, we were there within 15 minutes of departing the airport. Dennis was onsite to welcome us and show us everything we needed to know about accessing the property, the room, the hot water, and so on. (Oh, and for us to pay for the week, of course!) There are seven “villas” on the property – two on each floor of the three-story main wing, and a presidential suite below on the first floor of the owners' wing. Each floor of the main wing is designed with two standard rooms w/en suite bath and hair dryer, including a mini-fridge, flanking a potentially shared living room/kitchen between the two. If you book the “deluxe villa,” you gain access to the living room and kitchen. If available, four folks could, in theory, book an entire floor with both bedrooms using the middle space. (I will admit, the pictures on the website were a little confusing, but once I saw it in person, it all made sense.) The rooms are nicely furnished with tiled floors and lots of wood furniture, including a desk and chair in the bedroom, and TV/entertainment center plus seating and a tiled breakfast bar in the kitchen/living room. The bed was on a wood slat platform and was super firm (which we prefer), with a gorgeous carved headboard, and a floating nightstand on either side, giving just enough room to tuck your luggage underneath. The kitchen is supplied with your basic utensils/cookware, along with a stove, full fridge, apartment-sized gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster, and coffeepot. (Seriously, though, unless you drink coffee by the gallon, just go down to Silvia’s restaurant – guests get her yummo coffee for free.) A WalMart-type grocery store is a quick three-block walk down the street and if you go overboard shopping there, a dollar tip to the kids in the garage adjacent will get you delivery to Silvia’s – or you can do what we did, which is just buy what we could carry each trip. (Chedraui offers aisle information in Spanish and English – and if you get the right cashier, they’ll ask you if you want to pay in pesos or USD.) In order to preserve electricity, we were asked to open the suite windows and turn off the A/C when not in the rooms. (Actually, the latter is automatic – you have to have your keys to both run the A/C and leave the gated compound.) We noticed that the rooms cooled off quite quickly when we returned – the splits are very efficient and powerful. We routinely kept the temps at around 78 degrees when we were inside and stayed comfortable. If you want blazing fast wi-fi with tons of streaming, this is not the spot for you: every floor shares a router and it’s not suited to long stints online. (I will note that it worked just fine for a Zoom meeting.) As we don’t usually stream stuff and our cell plan included free phone/text/data in Mexico, that wasn’t a problem for us. We found this location to be ideally situated – near enough to downtown to walk, but far enough away to not hear most of the late night goings on. (Figure about 1.5 kilometers or around a mile.) The TV featured Mexican cable with a smattering of Latin American US feeds – but hubby was able to find Cartoon Network so he could fall asleep just like at home, even if it was in Spanish. Note that the TV is in the kitchen/living room area, so you’ll need a deluxe villa if you can’t live without it. The hotel offers daily maid service, and in addition to the complimentary coffee in Silvia’s Cantina on the first floor, there is an affordable menu for breakfast/brunch most days (but not Saturday). We saw locals, guests, and expats visit for a very filling meal. You can also ask the proprietors to have laundry done for you – it’s priced by weight – but allow 48 hours for its return and note that they use scented laundry products. If you’re a diver, there’s an area you can rinse your equipment, along side the salt-water pool. There is a communal barbeque grill on the pool deck if you choose to cook out, and a bike storage rack. Beach towels can be had for a $10 USD deposit per towel. Dennis is a wealth of information regarding who to use for what and how to best get along while visiting. He was able to update us on the lay of the land regarding transportation, activities, etc., as many providers’ websites were not updated. Dining options have been impacted by the pandemic, but we were able to find plenty of delicious and reasonably priced options within a reasonable walking distance. By the time we visited in late April 2021, a medical service was providing in-room antigen testing for the CDC re-entry requirements. (We chose that versus the PCR testing as we were both fully vaccinated.) The doctor showed our negative test results before he left, and followed up with an emailed document verifying same to show at the airport. Some pointers if you decide to visit: This is NOT a handicapped-accessible location – the best option is the presidential suite and it has a sliding glass door lip to circumvent: all other rooms have at least one, if not several, steps to enter. Make sure you bring your hotel payment balance in correct change, especially if you arrive on a weekend. Similarly, having lots of small USD denominations will make things much easier for you in terms of tips, small purchases, etc., around the island. You should also lay in a quantity of pesos – there are ATMs at Chedraui that dispense both USD and MXP, with no issues using an American debit card if you don’t mind the VAT/service fee. If you’re particular about bed pillows, bring your preferred head tuffet. The ones provided are not the fluffiest, and much like mattress firmness, to each their own. You will need to supply dishwashing/hand washing/body washing soap, as only two small complimentary bath bars are included. Be sure to keep plenty of bottled water on hand, as the tap water is not potable to US standards. Ask for an extra hand/bath towel to use as a mat in front of the shower (no tub) – there is a glass half wall and no matter how much you try, you will get water on the floor, and everyone knows water and tile can be a treacherous mix if you’re not careful. Bring Command hooks as they would be useful in the closet and bathroom to hang additional things up to dry/air. Pack a couple of reusable shopping bags if you already own them for your grocery runs. (Then again, two bags at Chedraui cost a whole $1 USD total if you forget.) We thought this might be a ‘one-off’ vacation as we usually do cruises, but we found so much to enjoy at the hotel and on the island that we’re putting this on the short list of future vacation plans. I highly recommend it to any independently-minded travelers who don’t need a lot of fancy things while visiting Cozumel. Dennis and Sylvia, thank you for a wonderful week!…
My hotel room was located in close proximity to the swimming pool. This made afternoons (which were hot!) very agreeable for swimming and relaxing in the sun. The proprietor and his wife Sylvia were most hospitable, and made my 9 vacation days a time of great fun and relaxation, all in paradise. Sylvia's breakfast/lunch restaurant was always a great start for the day, as well.
We have been here for 4 nights. We were looking for a location in the south of San Miguel de cozumel, close to the diving center we were diving with. The room is nice and big, with a/c, fan, hair drier and fridge. The pool is nice and clean. Easy to park just in front of the villas. 25' walking from the city center. The owner and his wife are really kind and helpful.
My wife and I spent a week and a half staying at Villa Deja Blue on a dive trip this month. Dennis was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. His wife Sylvia runs a great restaurant on site where we had breakfast several times while staying there. He even drove me to the marina on our first day of diving before we were able to pick up our rental car. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a more boutique hotel experience in Cozumel - much better than the big hotels!
We booked a condo which was terrible. Upon arrival we immediately went online to find alternative lodging. The owner of Hotel Deja Blue went above and beyond to accommodate us at his hotel as well as making arrangements for us at another excellent location for the remainder of our vacation. The units were spotless as well as fully equipped with everything you needed! The pool was perfect to cool off as well as to socialize with the other guests. Dennis was very knowledgeable about the island and took it upon himself to show us around when he was available. He and his wife Sylvia took exceptionally good care of us. They also owned and operated Sylvia"s Cocina, a small breakfast restaurant on the premises where the four Bonita ladies served up fantastic Mexican as well as north American dishes. The guy in the apron was kind of cute also:) My wife and I would highly recommend Deja Blue to anyone and are looking forward to returning ourselves hopefully next year.…
My husband and I stayed at Villa Deja Blue for 7 nights this Christmas holiday. We had a lovely time there. The location works really well with our style of travel - short 5-min walking distance to two largest supermarkets on the island; and a comfortable walking distance to the centre of town. Dennis, the owner of the hotel, is very friendly and extremely helpful with recommendations on what to do on the island. His passion for diving was certainly inspiring! The staff are very friendly and keep the place very clean. The breakfast place attached to the hotel is cozy and serves amazing breakfast! I felt relaxed, secured and happy staying at this place. Definitely want to come back next time we return to Cozumel! Thank you, Dennis and Silvia!
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