My husband and I stayed at the Avalon in May 5-12. We exchanged a week of Interval timeshare and were given a one bedroom villa at Avalon. The villas vary - ours was hotel room sized without a separate seating area. We were on the second floor, overlooking the rocky coast of Isla Mujeres (east side). The room had a large bed, bathroom, ample closet space, a small desk, two chairs, fridge, microwave, sink, and a balcony with two deck chairs.
My first impression arriving at the Avalon was one of extreme beauty. The grounds are well maintained, the ocean is shallow and bright Caribbean blue, and I love the rickety wooden bridge that you cross to reach the property. The inside of the lobby was meticulously clean and the front desk staff helpful and efficient. We were shown to our villa and left to enjoy our vacation.
The room itself was basic and little down on it's luck, though spotlessly clean. The balconies on the east side are set up such that unless you walk out to the very edge, you only see ocean. No land, and no other villa balconies. It's an exceptionally beautiful setup and allowed us to feel secluded even surrounded by other villas.
As others have said, there were definitely things wrong with the room. We only had one table lamp, the TV let off a high pitched noise (we just unplugged it), the toilets don't flush all the time, and the microwave didn't work. We could have asked the front desk to fix all these and I'm sure they would have, but it didn't bother us. We spent maybe one waking hour in the room a day. The toilet issue is one that has more to do with plumbing in Isla than the Avalon.
I didn't eat any meals or have any drinks at Avalon, so can't comment there. Calle Hidalgo - the main street downtown - is a ten minute walk and has ample places to eat and drink. There is parking for golf carts at Avalon, but we walked everywhere without incident.
The beaches at Avalon are small but well maintained (beaches everywhere on Isla are small, even Playa Norte). I agree that the hotel needs a major upgrade inside and out to be called a five star hotel. It needs the upgrade to really live up to it's potential. That being said, it was perfect for us. We are adventurous travelers who spent little time in their room, and liked exploring the amenities of the whole island rather than the amenities of the hotel. Isla is ripe with excellent food, relaxing locations, and friendly people. Avalon was clean, basic, and had beautiful views. It was a win for us.
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