This hotel is unique in so many ways. You can tell the owner really put their heart & soul into the planning, building and running the hotel. There are several ecological, resource-saving features, like separation of compost and recyclables, as well as semi-composting, flush toilets that you wouldnt be able to tell they were any different from the wasteful conventional toilets.
The rooms are distributed on several levels and look into a GORGEOUS, lush courtyard-jungle scene. The rooms are equipped with a small stovetop, fridge and the basics to cook with, and with a supermarket one block away, you can save lots of $ and resources by not eating out every time. The breakfast is included (for the early birds anyway) and the sweet cocineras serve you great food with a smile in a charming, open restaurant.
The only aspect that I BEG that they change are the showerheads!!!!!!! Had to be the worst shower Ive ever had in a hotel. They are clean and all but they go overboard with the water-saving concept, all i can say that every attempt at a hot shower was a painful experience. However, they do have a hot tub outside by the pool so you just need to let them know when you would like the tub filled and that really makes up for the terrible showerheads.
Overall, though I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for something less conventional in Cancun. It is one of my favorite hotels in Quintana Roo! Thanks to the owner for putting their heart into making this place special and ecological.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eco-hotel El Rey del Caribe is an oasis of tranquility in the center of downtown Cancun.The eco-hotel's traditional colonial facade is cheerfully painted with a Mexican flair. Passing through the wrought iron gates , you enter the interior courtyard where you are surrounded by lush tropical gardens.The interior courtyard layout provides you with quiet in the midst of the city and security in the midst of convenience.All rooms open onto the courtyard which contains a swimming pool and jacuzzi.The owners are in residence to assure that you feel completely at home and give you a taste of traditional Mexican hospitality.We invite you to join us in our efforts to make an ecological concept a reality. We do our best to respect the environment by using solar hot water heaters, recycling by separation of trash, composing of garden and kitchen wastes, and capturing of rain water. We even have an unusual solar clothes drier .Some rooms are equipped with suitable technology in composing toilets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Rey Del Caribe Hotel