My husband and I spent our annual diving vacation at Villas las Anclas this year after having spent a week at a not-so-great waterfront resort last year. We couldn't have been happier with our stay at our lovely villa. We researched a lot before the trip, and all of the shining reviews were right on in terms of the hospitality of the owners, Pedro and Eyal, the cleanliness of the rooms and property, the beauty of the property, the ease of making reservations, etc., etc.
It's a magical place just a few blocks down from the main square, but its lush garden courtyard makes you feel like you are in your own private retreat. I enjoyed an afternoon or two sitting among beautiful flowers and plants reading a book in the sunshine. The rooms are great for a couple or family. The large sitting room and kitchen are on the ground level, and the bedroom and bathroom are upstairs. Plenty of room to spread out, especially with all of our scuba gear! The rooms are nicely appointed and immaculately clean. We wondered if it would be a hassle to stay a couple blocks from the water since it was so easy last year to just walk out the other hotel's back door and hop on the boat....no way....it was incredibly easy to catch a cab to take us to the marina in the morning and return in the evening, and we were happy to be closer to restaurants and shops when we weren't diving (especially at night after a few margaritas!). Also helpful for divers was an area in the courtyard to rinse and hang the gear. This was a major plus. Overall, the property was quiet, beautiful, and clean. Villas las Anclas has many amenities upon request such as the in-room massages we received one afternoon from a really good massage therapist. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
While the hotel is an A+ in our book, what made this trip to Cozumel our best yet were the wonderful Pedro and Eyal, whose hospitality made us feel right at home, as if we had been friends for ages. We enjoyed getting to know these two interesting, intelligent, and fun people during our visit and were sad to say goodbye at the end of our week. It is true that people make a place, and Villas las Anclas is no exception.
Villas las Anclas has it all--beauty, charm, great location, fabulous owners with many great recommendations (I still dream about dinner at Sorrisi around the corner as well as Le Bistro), convenience for diving, cleanliness, safety, and comfort. I can't think of anything that wasn't perfect about it and would recommend it highly to anyone. We'll be back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quiet small hotel complex with seven villa style suites, surrounded by a tropical garden with a private atmosphere. One block away from the ocean in the heart of Cozumel where you find restaurants, bars, main shopping areas and the pier to Playa del Carmen. The attention and suites are wonderful with everything you need. We are able to offer stay and dive packages with several local dive shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Las Anclas Hotel Cozumel
- Hotel Las Anclas
- Las Anclas Hotel