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“Relaxing Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Ixchel

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Casa Ixchel
Ranked #9 of 36 Isla Mujeres B&B and Inns
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texas
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Relaxing Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

They staff are very friendly and helpful. In my opinion the ammenities, the location, the staff and the price combine for one of the best bargains on Isla Mujeres.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Contemplation Room because it offered the best rate, It is located in the same hall...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel was a wonderful surprise! The location is outstanding and the restaurant above the hotel has some of the most delicious pasta I have ever eaten! The hotel is a 20 minute walk from downtown which is great because it has a less touristy feel. The rooms are soooo romantic and peaceful. Hotel staff was friendly and welcoming. Overall my I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: The Grace 1 rooms is awesome and so is the Peace room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

Casa Ixchel is situated on a nice, quiet stretch of the island, away from, but not too far away from the busier sections of the island. We stayed in the Abundance suite, which faces the terrace (w/ pool) and the ocean. Although this part of the ocean is not very swimmable (it's quite rocky), you feel like you have the entire terrace and beach to yourself as very few tourists venture out to this part of the ocean. Another plus to being right by this side of the island is that there is always a nice breeze blowing (most other areas of the island can get quite hot). Abundance is a generously large suite with nice shower, bathroom, living space and kitchen. Our favorite aspect of the suite was that you could walk right out on to the semi private terrace. All the terrace, featuring pool and beds, is shared by everyone, the hotel is so small that we generally felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The staff was attentive and very friendly.

Room Tip: Choose ocean facing room
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed in the Abundance suite for 4 nights and enjoyed the oceanfront location, the extra space and the peace and quiet (mostly). The king size bed was great and our kids didn't complain about the murphy bed in the living room. There were two A/C units, one in the bedroom and one in the living room.

Unfortunately the suite was dated and in serious need of some TLC. The living room furniture was worn and stained, the bathroom fixtures were corroded as was the siding door to the patio. The kitchen was small and ant infested - I think they were coming from the wooden blinds above the sink. Water pressure was good and there was plenty of hot water, however the shower door did little to keep the water in the shower... we flooded the hallway a few times.

The Abundance suite has an outdoor dining area with a wooden table and chairs that needed refinishing, and the trellis roof above it has been removed.

The pool was clean and cool and there were a number of sunbeds available, however the bird crap was not cleaned off of them or the deck during our stay. The sunbed in front of our suite had a broken frame and was covered in debris from the thatched roof of the restaurant above. The patio was swept only once during our stay.

The food at the restaurant was amazing and the view was absolutely incredible!

The peace and quiet that we enjoyed most of the time was interrupted daily around 7am as the chairs and tables for the rooftop restaurant were slid back into place. Other than that it was a great place to relax.

Overall this place has great potential but for the price we were a little disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

If you are the type of traveler that is looking for something wonderful, this is the place for a quiet retreat on Isla Mujeres. This is the anti-Cancun vacation at it's best. This is the place if you want to enjoy the ocean breeze without being stuck in the crowd. The room that we stayed in had a wonderful little kitchen and a soft comfortable bed. We were able to bring back essentials from town and relax on the wonderful patio overlooking the ocean.

Room Tip: for two (or one) choose Peace, for a larger group or a bigger budget go for Grace
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

Everything I expected and so much more! Absolutely beautiful hotel with an incredible view. Service was incredible and every need met by staff. The food was incredible. The chef was incredible, very attentive and wanted to ensure everything was just right. He made it a point to come out and speak with our party and placed a lot of attention to detail. He could definitely be a top chef at any NY restaurant! Can't wait to go there again!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights in January having found it on internet. Arrived just after torrential downpour but were quickly in our room (Harmony as in picture above of hotel) after efficient check in. Room lovely, huge comfortable bed, tastefully decorated and with small kitchenette. View wonderful. Sea was rough because of storm so no swimming from beach but quieter beaches not far away but you can paddle (take beach shoes) & beach comb for shells and coral. If you are light sleeper take ear plugs because sea is so near you can hear it at night, especially if windy.Staff were super, had lovely breakfasts and the most delicious evening meals. We ate there 3 nights out of 4 and it would have been 4 if they weren't closed on Mondays! We had the seafood linguine the first night which was the best pasta dish we have ever eaten (and we have had a few!). All pasta fresh made by the most excellent Italian chef. My husband chose the same meal again because he enjoyed it so much. Luis the barman was delightful and made super cocktails. All staff extremely friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Isla.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper take ear plugs but still book Harmony for its position.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Ixchel
Address: Salina Chica, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small relaxing boutique hotel located in the middle of the Island with ocean view. ... more   less 
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