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Balamku Inn on the Beach

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5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We spent 2 nights in this (not cheap) hotel. It is located around 6 km outside of Mahahual. You can reach this hotel on a bumpy road consisting of hundrets of potholes. So it takes a little bit until you reach the village of Mahahual if you want to go out for dinner. But there are also 2 restaurants in... More 

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Thank Kreuzband-Tom
balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Yes, we are outside of town and some days, the road seems really bumpy but we are a coastal Inn and we are happy you relaxed and enjoyed our special oasis. The following week the seagrass was gone and so far, hasn't returned. The north winds help with this unusual phenomenon and we hope we have seen the last of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Balamku Inn for a week in November 2015 and had a wonderful experience. The charming hotel has only 10 room so it feels intimate and private. We chose it because of the location (totally off the grid and away from the town), the accessible prices and the fact that it's eco-friendly. Monica and Gerardo,... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this excellent review. We enjoyed our chats with you both and your good natured attitude to the rains we had while you were here. A pleasure to have guests like you both at Balamku. Come again! More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's a nice hotel, tipical of beach with all comforts, good size of room, clean and simply decorated, in front of beach, you sleep with the breeze, air conditioner not necessary. Its quited and relax. Just you need car to go to the town. The breakfast is genearous and you have a lot of options also if you are vegetarian.The... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for being with us happily even though we had some sargassum while you were here. The comment on the menu about Breakfast in Bed was meant as a bit of a joke. Our manager had some fun with that but maybe it's not so appropriate as it could be taken the wrong way. Of course breakfasts... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We chose this hotel for two reasons: its use of clean energy and romantic setting as it was our honeymoon. The hotel was great and exceeded our expectations and you could not tell that you were in a place that was off the grid. The staff was great and the breakfast was excellent. I would recommend this place and the... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your excellent review and thank you for taking the time to speak to others about Balamku More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed three nights in this beautiful eco friendly Inn. Our hosts, Tita and Manny were, gracious and extremely accommodating- we wish them only the best in their new venture in Baja. Our room was beautifully decorated, large and airy. Breakfast was excellent, and the library off the dining room was extensive. Although the Sargassum was prevalent, the two snorkeling... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are happy to report that the sargassum grass has left our area and our beach is once again, back to normal. It was difficult we know for our guests but most understood the natural phenomenon was part of nature's changing ways. Hope we will see you again More 

Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed four nights at lovely, airy, and eco-friendly Balamku this March. As others have noted, the rooms are spacious and bright with palapa roof and exceptionally neat bathroom. I loved the composting toilet--simply push a pedal to remove waste for composting. These green features were especially impressive because I never felt at all inconvenienced by them. In fact, this... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review for Balamku. The information and insights are very much appreciated. The sargasso is under control and we hope a natural event that is over. We do work hard to make Balamku special and therefore, thank you so very much for letting other travellers know your experience . More 

Boise, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Well, I think it says a lot that after our stay at Balamku, we wish the owner Teresa was related to us! She is a kind and genuinely thoughtful person and host. (Manny was out of town during most of our stay). We stayed four nights in an impeccably clean room- seriously one of the cleanest showers I've seen in... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your extensive comments on the service and our hotel's space. This is very helpful for other traveller's who will benefit from your review. The local bus passes our place every day at 3pm so folks without cars can hire a taxi, walk, or enjoy our local bus when going to town thank you for staying with us. It... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I recently spent a week in this amazing place. It was so relaxing to be away from the craziness back home. The beach is beautiful and very peaceful . The breakfast that is included in the price was absolutely delicious. What stood out the most for us were our hosts Manny & T. They really went above... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words for the team at Balamku. We really want our guests to know as much as possible about the area as well as enjoying our hotel and breakfasts! Hope to see you again. More 

Ajijic, Mexico
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great location and wonderful hosts. The only sound is the surf and there is always a refreshing breeze. Delicious and ample breakfasts. It's removed from the hustle of Majahual and the cruise ships. You can't miss with Balamku.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking time to describe some of the best features of Balamku! Thank you for sharing with others . More 

Spokane, Washington
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

this was our second time at Balamku. Lovely small hotel right on the water. I read some earlier posts and their disgust of the trash on the beach. There is a reason for that. The ocean current flows in such a way that the entire Yucatan coastline is the worlds dump. The currents wash up trash from 19 different countries... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit. We always hope our guests can tell us while at the hotel, if they have any problems so we can immediately provide a solution even changing rooms or mattresses. We check beds frequently and suppose that there may be individual differences in what people like in terms of firmness etc. The currents are another... More 

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