We stayed at Casa Martillo with a group of friends and their kids for a week in December. I've stayed at all-inclusive resorts but I definitely prefer being more immersed in the culture by staying in town in a condo -- and it's much more affordable.
Our unit was a one-bedroom with a pull-out couch and it was perfect for two adults and a toddler! The kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed, we used the outdoor grill quite a bit, and the kids loved the pool. It was clean and nicely furnished, and we had reliable wi-fi. A small team of housekeepers cleaned our space daily, refilled our purified drinking water (even the locals don't drink the tap water) and even did our laundry (a tip is suggested if you take them up on this).
We liked that the location was in a nice & quite neighborhood within walking distance of two enormous grocery stores, beachfront dining, cafes, and the touristy marketplaces. Our favorite cafe, La Cozumeleña, was a 20 minute walk away and had a play area for little kids and a delicious pan dulce bakery next door.
We also rented bikes for the week to get to nicer beaches that were a little further away (the bike rental company even provided a child seat for our toddler!). It was also super easy and affordable to call a cab, so we only rented a car for one of the days so that we could explore the other side of the island.
By the end of the week we were very sad to leave...hopefully we'll be back again!
We stayed at Casa Martillo for a week with a group of friends, couples and families, and had a blast! We were 9 people in total (ages ranged from 2-62) and the condos had everything we needed to have a comfortable, fun, and affordable trip to Cozumel. We swam in the pool every morning, walked or rode bikes to the beach every day, and then cooked dinner and played games by the BBQ at night. There are 2 big grocery stores within walking distance, so we had easy access to everything we needed. This place has a great set up for groups - each family can have their own condo to have some privacy, but there are lovely communal areas for hanging out, and even a rooftop palapa for siestas and sunset viewing. I hope to visit this gorgeous, relaxing place again someday!
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Martillo! It has everything you need to make yourself a comfortable home away from home. The kids loved the pool and we loved that it was a walkable distance from the beach, grocery stores, downtown shopping and restaurants while still being away from the hustle and bustle. The helpful staff made us feel welcome and the locking gate made us feel secure. We rented bikes and loved biking around the neighborhoods. We would definitely stay here again if we plan another trip to Cozumel.
Casa Martillo is in a great central location in Corpus Christi with easy access to town, dive piers and restaurants. We had extended family with us and the common areas were great for our group to catch up and hang out. Everyone liked their respective bedrooms and bath at the inn. The AC was great which was important during our warm August stay. The owner and staff have thought of everything in the condos, but if anything is needed they were quick to provide. We will be back!
My husband and I have stayed at Casa Martillo several times over the years. We come to Cozumel to getaway, relax and dive. Casa Martillo allows us to do just that. It is in an upscale quiet neighborhood. The units are clean. The staff is friendly and takes great care of you. Our stays are hassle free. It has quaint pool area with a couple of plumeria trees at the back that are always full of fragrant blooms. We take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen to make our breakfast before going diving. I would recommend it for any length of stay and for groups of family or friends who would like to vacation together.
Very convenient to diving, shopping, and dining while providing all the tranquility one could desire. Can't think of a better place to stay for one or more divers. A place to rinse and dry gear, wash clothes, take a dip in the pool or just get a bit more sun, Casa Martillo has everything I could wish without all the commotion. Already planning to return in 2018.
We've been coming to Cozumel for years & this is our favorite place to stay when there. It is located in a very safe neighborhood, just a few blocks from the water & near 2 big supermarkets. The property is well maintained with a terrific staff. There's a pool, BBQ under a covered palapa. The units each have a full kitchen, AC, WiFi & comfortable beds. It is so much nicer than staying at a hotel. It has all the comforts of home. I highly recommend it.