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“My Home Away from Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barracuda

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Barracuda
Ranked #37 of 51 Hotels in Cozumel
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
“My Home Away from Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Barracuda is a great diver's hotel. I've been staying there for 16 years. Nice rooms with a fridge. The staff are very friendly, attentive and helpful. There is a nice little beach area with a small pool and the world famous No Name Bar where the food is great and the waitresses make you feel at home. Located only a 10 minute walk from the town square, it is within easy walking distance to a myriad of great restaurants and other attractions. Right across the street from the largest super market, the Mega, in town, making it easy to do your shopping and keep the fridge well stocked! Dive Paradise has a dive shop on the premises. A lot of repeat diver customers.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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\New orleans , USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

been there done that... this has been one of my fav. Restaurants in cozumel mexico... the owner is a dear friend now and the employees serve the best mohitoes and the best fajitas. I think there would hardly be any crew member who hasnt been to this restaurant on their visit to the island of COZUMEL... the pool, the sea, the food.. the drinks awesome.. the HOST will be the owner and he is a true friend...
There is a decent cigar bar as well attached.. and they surely know a lot about cigars... i have always tried their recommendations... they also have a good source of good original cubans.. as well.. in my opinion.. a decent place to hang out and chill for the afternoon... have fun when you are there and give my love to all of them there... enjoy.. ciao..

Room Tip: hand full of rooms and all are decently priced and have sea view... this place is to chill and not t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had stayed in this hotel on previous dive trips in the 90's and were very pleased to see the hotel still in good condition. The staff was helpful and pointed us to some nice restaurants. There is a pool (and a pool bar) were you will meet fellow divers and other interesting people from all points of the compass. The place is all tiled, so wet dive gear is not an issue. The rooms are fairly basic, but the location more than makes up the difference. It also has it's own dock, so the dive boats can pick you up right from the hotel. Fresh water gear wash down tanks and gear storage make this place super convenient for divers. In addition, its just a ten minute walk from the ferry to the hotel (no need for a cab). Plenty of good restaurants and a super market right across the street are also very convenient. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I have stayed at the Barracuda numerous times over the past 15 years. It is and remains a great dive hotel. It is close to downtown about a 5 to 20 minute walk to most of the restaurants. It is near two shopping centers so purchasing food is no problem. The rooms are clean, and the staff is efficient. There is a dive shop on site so making diving arrangements are easy. However, the hotel is very basic. There is no gym, a small pool, and an a "bar style" restaurant that caters mainly to cruise ship staff. The bar can be a bit busy and noisy during the day. However, by the the early afternoon, the cruise ship personnel head out and it becomes a quiet hotel again. The staff speaks a little English--enough to take care of ordinary customer needs, but if you need something out of the ordinary, bring a dictionary. Prices tend the be variable--and often there are great dive packages. Before you arrive, trying a bit of negotiation does not hurt and may reduce the price a bit.

Room Tip: They have suites with kitchens available for not much more than the basic room. The hotel is near a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I love the hotel and the facilities.
Defiantly I will come back some time and stay there!
You can bring your whole family with kids and divers, there is a dive center on the hotel "dive paradise" and they have an excellent bar!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Firestone, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Barracuda with several friends a few years ago and I'll not ever stay there again! A friend of mine arranged a small group of friends to have a wonderful dive trip to Cozumel. Everything was going great on our trip till just a few days left on our trip. Three days left at our stay at Hotel Barracuda, we come back from a GREAT day of SCUBA diving to find that that ALL of our belongings had been removed from our room and put behind the counter! When we questioned them as to why? They replied that they had "accidentally over book the rooms and needed our room!"

That's RIGHT kicked out of our room after we'd already paid for our rooms, still wet from just getting off the dive boat and all our "stuff" just thrown in our suit cases in a total mess! Luckily with the help from the owner of the dive shop we were diving with (Nautilus, but unfortunate not in business any more), after several HOURS of negotiations, he was able to get us a free room for our last three days at another hotel just across the street! The rest of our group I was with (two other rooms) was not "kicked" out of their rooms.

I'm heading back (with a group of friends) to Cozumel May 31st 2013 for my 50th dive trip to Cozumel! So Hotel Barracuda lost a lot of my money !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

been going to the barracuda for 20 years, it's better than ever,private rooms right on the water, dive paradise dive shop right there, dive pier and pickup right there, mega store across the street, walk everywhere, juan,gregorio,rebecca,samara and luis take good care of you and are sweet people, dives on the reefs are excellent, biggest bang for your buck on the island.if your thing is to dive, dive, dive,but not have to rush around, this is the place to be.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Barracuda

Property: Barracuda
Address: Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 628, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Cozumel
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Barracuda 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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