Our four night stay at Casa el Pio was very nice indeed. The location is excellent - less that 5 minutes walk from the ferry terminal, and close to numerous bars, restaurants and Playa Norte. Also, the whole island is very safe and we never had any issues walking at night - just around the corner is a municipal plaza and basketball court, and often later in the evening there would be a game on with lots of locals watching, so lots of people about (but no noticeable noise).
We stayed in room 4 which is upstairs and lovely and spacious - with a bedroom and bathroom, and then a separate living room with a day bed (which is great for chilling out on). The rooms are simply furnished and decorated, but very clean and tidy when we arrived and you have beer and tequila waiting for you in the fridge.
The room is cleaned every day except Sunday (if you are leaving on Sunday, it's handy because there's no check ins, so you can check out later if you want to) and there is always drinking water available from a cooler next to the pool. The pools itself is small, but great for a quick dip if you arrive back hot from walking around.
Rooms also have a safe and A/C, which is important in the summer as it can be very hot. In the rooms there is also a guest book with others' experiences, and a book of recommendations from Casa which is really useful for choosing places to visit, and restaurants. Overall we had a lovely stay here - would definitely recommend it to others who are looking for somewhere unique to stay in Isla.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Casa El Pio, a small hotel located just off the town square in the center of Isla Mujeres' downtown district. The island's best beaches, food and shopping are all just a few steps away. Casa El Pio is clean, cute and modern. Amenities include a courtyard pool, free Wi-Fi access and beach tote with towels. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa El Pio Hotel Isla Mujeres