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inverness, ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

the place and staff are pleasant but burdened by cheap management which makes the hotel undesirable. spotty maid service, no TV, air conditioning in only some rooms, smelly toilets, no beach towels. IF YOU BOOK HERE DO IT BY THE NIGHT BECAUSE THEY REQUIRE FULL PAYMENT FOR THE WHOLE STAY AND WILL NOT ALLOW YOU LEAVE FOR ANOTHER HOTEL WITHOUT... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

Our family of 5 (three teenagers) made a spur-of-the moment decision to stay on Isla Mujeres for our final night in Mexico, and a friend suggested we might find accomodations at the Francis Arlene. Virginia at the front desk greeted us, and within minutes we were changing in to our suits and headed for the beach. She had a triple... More 

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

The location is fine - the best beach on the island is only a few minutes walk away and the restaurants and bars are about two blocks from the property. The room we had was not expensive, we paid $255 for three nights - we had a/c and a little fridge, cable tv and wi-fi, although the wi-fi was not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

I stayed at this hotel, in a non-airconditioned room for one night only. It was very clean, perfect temperature, and my bed was comfortable. I went around and looked at other hotels in the area, and for the price, found this one to be a good value for what you get. The pretty decor adds character. When you enter your... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

We planned to stay on Isla Mujeres and at Francis Arlene hotel for 4-5 nights but ended up staying for 10 nights! When we went the rooms were between 350-650 peso's per night as its low season (higher prices rooms have balcony or also a sea view). We stayed in a 450 peso room had air con - you can... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

This hotel was exactly what we needed. My wife and I stayed a total of 9 days. Rooms are clean and quiet. By far the best location - 4 blocks from North Beach. Around the corner is the main vendor street and restaurants. Go eat breakfast down the street at the Alexias - great Mexican menu and cheap. Microwave and... More 

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Pirkkala, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Last year did only a daytrip to Isla and this time wanted to stay longer. Spent 3 nights in Francis Arlene in the beginning of January. The room in the ground floor was huge with 2 king size beds and one single bed. Had also a small kitchen with a coffee maker. The beds were comfortable. The shower had a... More 

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B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for the first time, though we have been to Isla on vacation for the past several years. Our room was always spotless, the bed was AWESOME (we took a top floor room with A/C and a king sized bed), and we were greeted every morning by the owner as if we were a part of... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

Quiet and privacy. Of course, there were not a lot of guests there. I don't know why. The room and entire property were very clean and well-kept. Great rooftop sitting area and very nice patio. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A very good value. My wish list: a plunge pool on the roof and coffee service

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jacksonville, alabama
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

Great location, very nice people, charming hotel - stayed 10 days in room #4. Will be back next year!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Francis Arlene Hotel

Address: Avenida Guerrero No. 7, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Price Range: $54 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Francis Arlene Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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