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Residencias Reef Condos
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Plainwell, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Everything we expected and MORE!!!”
Reviewed July 1, 2011

We contacted www.enjoycozumel.com to look for a rental on the island of Cozumel. There were many choices to select from. I sent an inquiry email and received a quick reply from Pawel Konczyk. We conversed via email until he found us a perfect 1 bedroom (king size bed,) 1 bathroom condo that had an ocean view and of the two pools too. It is located on the third floor in building 4 in the Residencias Reef complex. It is a gated community right on one of the best beaches in Cozumel, San Francisco beach. We rented the condo from June 12 – June 20, 2011.
We received the lockbox code prior to our arrival. Once we checked in at the main gate we headed to the unit and retrieved the key from the lockbox. We walked in and noticed that the unit had been freshly painted and updated from the pictures we had seen at the time of our booking. It was beautiful and spacious!!
This 3rd floor fully furnished unit has direct access to the beach and pools which made it a comfortable and pleasant place to stay. The unit was air conditioned and had ceiling fans in each room and on the balcony too. There was a fully-equipped kitchen that included all kitchen utensils, a blender, bottled/filtered drinking water, coffee maker, dining room table, dishwasher, microwave, oven, refrigerator/ freezer, stove and toaster. The living room with 2 sofas overlooked the pool area, beach and the ocean. There was a large tiled bathroom with double vanities and large walk in shower too. All towels and linens were provided. There was also a washer and dryer in the unit. This was a great feature.
The pool and beach area was a great place to hang out. There are beach chairs, loungers, and hammocks. There are 2 shared fresh water pools, a scuba rinse tank and an outdoor shower. There is a nice sitting area under a huge palapa with tables and chairs. There’s also a wet bar with a mini fridge to use. We would make drinks down by the pool. It was GREAT!! There is easy access to the beach where we witnessed breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Another fun spot to “chill” was on the rooftop solarium which also has a wet bar.
The entertainment in the condo was a bonus. There is cable TV with English-channel programming, a DVD player with movies, free calls to US/Canada (PRICELESS!) There is a large plasma/LCD TV, stereo/CD player with wireless speakers in each room. So bring your MP3 player and listen to music throughout the condo, including on the patio balcony. WiFi Internet was a bonus as well.
We felt very safe at this condo complex as this is a gated property with 24/7 security. There is an in-room safe for valuables. There is car parking on the property too.
Overall this was an INCREDIBLE vacation thanks to Pawel of www.enjoycozumel.com He took the time to find us the right rental to meet our needs and hooked us up with the right people. Alex, the guest manager, was truly efficient and he helped answer our questions about the island. We rented a cell phone from him just in case we needed to make local calls while traveling about the island or to make contact with the personal shopper/chef, Emily Egge Konczyk, of www.cozumelchef.com that we hired while vacationing. The maid also did an exceptional job. She even did our laundry. (GO MAID!!) And it was a pleasure meeting Margaret Konczyk as well.
THANK YOU for a FABULOUS vacation!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

We stayed in #8220 better than the photos onlinewhicj
H look impressive anyway. Updated appliances and very nice furniture, great sunsets from the balcony ,they even have a private jacuzzi on the balcony, Highly reccomed to stay at this unit over others, read all the positive reviews to make your decision .

  • Stayed December 2010
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2011

The condos are nice but there are only two small pools for four buildings of condos.
March is spring break and there are tons of kids of all ages running , screaming, splashing and using floats. Little if any room to swim and certainly not a quite peaceful sunbathing experience. The beach water is mildly rocky and with sea grass. The Aura and Wyndham hotels adjoin the property so a fair amount of beach traffic. Still trying other spots in Cozumel to see if there is somewhere more secluded and adult. Only a few dogs and I am told only condo owners are allowed to have them on the property. Could be worse but could be better.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2011

Residencias Reef Condos were beautiful, clean and right on the water. My partner and I stayed in 8130 on the first floor, but had access to the roof-top as well, which was pretty nice. The pools are great and the beach is good for lounging, but the water wasn't exactly what I was expecting for swimming (but the pools made up for that!).

The only negative comment I have would be about the condo appliances, as they were on the cheap side (our blender didn't really work, either).

There were not lots of dogs there, and the dogs that were there were quiet and well behaved. There were a decent about of children though - definitely a family style condo. I felt very safe here and am glad to have stayed outside of the main, cruise-ship terminal areas. We rented a car and would definitely recommend doing that if you plan on going anywhere around the island.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

This place is fabulous! Two beautiful pools, magnificently clean grounds, wonderful condo with granite counters and stainless appliances. My husband and I LOVED this place and have already booked for next year. It's clean, homey, roomy and absolutely wonderful place. I was tempted to write a bad review so we could keep this place a secret all to ourselves and keep other travelers away, but it's just too beautiful not to share. This is the first time I've ever written a review, and we've traveled the world, but this property is just so nice, I had to let people know.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fort Worth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2011

We could not have had a better time on the island. Everything was first class. Much better than a hotel room. We had no exposure to any of the pet problems mentioned in one review. Management was friendly and very responsive. (They spoke English very well) Residencias Reef is highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Sterling Heights MI
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2011

My husband and I just stayed in condo 5210 from 2-12 thru2-19.
we found the grounds and pools really clean and pretty. the place was really very quiet and relaxing . we met one couple who's condo was below ours ( we were on the second floor) they had two small dogs, and only a few times during the week did we hear any barking and then just for a few minutes. we were gone pretty much every day exporing the island so maybe that's why we saw no cats or lots of dogs?? anyway our condo was great , it is a studio , perfect size with a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker etc.. the only issue we had was how hard the bed was. but the 2nd day we called the manager and asked for a foam egg crate type mattress pad , it was on the bed that day when we returned from our roaming. the condo is very pretty with a nice bathroom with pretty tile and a shower. the view from the balcony is pure bliss. we thought the condo was perfect. we did rent a car and town is 15mins away but easy driving ... no rush hour etc (LOL) we reccomend this condo and will hopefully will go back .
also a side note, we were a little nervous about going to mexico, this was our first time. I had been on trip advisor for about a year learning about the island and where to stay and things to do.so I read over and over how safe the island was. I must TOTALLY agree. we never felt unsafe anywhere on the island, we even took the ferry to Playa del Carman , everywhere we went, the people were helpful and friendly.
Truly NO WORRIES.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Residencias Reef Condos

Property: Residencias Reef Condos
Address: San Francisco Beach, Cozumel, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Cozumel
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A truly luxurious beachfront condo development combining exclusive tropical living with white sandy beach and Turquoise Caribbean waters. From studios to 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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Residencias Reef Condos Hotel Cozumel

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