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“Just a quickie”
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Ixchel Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
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california
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“Just a quickie”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We were just here in May and we needed our ixchel fix so for hubby's bday I booked our October trip. I knew our friends Scott n Mary would be there so we landed, flew thru customs and over to ferry. So happy to return. Love the staff, always so welcoming and remember returning guests. The guys on the beach were great. We discovered more food. Couple of rainy days just helped us explore more to pass the time. We have made our next year plans and will stay 28 days part in 5th floor ocean front and large portion in penthouse. Count down is on!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ixchelbeachh0tel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ixchel Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear infogal

Thank you for your valuable review!

Your comments motivates us to keep providing and improving the quality services that we offer and we are pleased to know that your recent stay was a wonderful experience.

We will certainly look forward to hosting you for your next visit should you consider us when visiting Isla Mujeres.

Best regards,
Customer service.
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

First of all, it's absolutely worth getting away from the "strip" in Cancun and taking the ferry to the quiet, laid back island of Isla Mujeres. Once there, check into this gem, which is a stone's throw from the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. They also have partnerships with some restaurants (all of which seem to be within walking distance)... which is good, since the hours at the bar/restaurant are limited. Otherwise, no complaints.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Hope Mills, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We have taken three vacations to the Ixchel and we have loved every single one. My fiancé first found the Ixchel after traveling to Cancun and take a ferry for the day on Isla Mujeres. We fell in love with the island at first site. The suites are beautiful and we have stayed in both towers from the first floor to the penthouse. The suites on the higher floors have completely unobstructed views of the beautiful beach and water. We really enjoyed staying in the penthouse in tower 2 and having the outdoor space and hot tub. The kitchens are stocked with what you need to prepare a meal or drinks, and the Chedrauri has all the groceries you may need during your stay on the island. It is a short walk from the hotel down Hildago and you will be surrounded by restaurants and shops. We have been to Ixchel as a couple and last Christmas we took our two boys and 10 other family members. Everyone enjoyed it and their stay on the island. We are getting married on the island in July and we are having our guests stay at the Ixchel. Mauricio is fantastic and has helped us with reservations, setting up golf cart rentals, and dive trips. We love the Ixchel so much we are looking into ownership.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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ixchelbeachh0tel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ixchel Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Jean B,

Thank you for your valuable comments!

Positive reviews motivate us to keep up the good work. We are pleased that your previous and recent stay was wonderful experiences for you and your family and now feel honored to be considered to host your Guest in such an special occasion like your Wedding.

We certainly look forward for your next visit and always be here for you.

All the best,
Customer Service.
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Chugiak, Alaska
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Every room has a fantastic view of an excellent beach. Excellent safe place for kids to swim. Great staff, easy check in and out. Walking distance to some good restaurants. Isla Mujeres is a quiet kicked back location a short ferry ride from the bustle of Cancun. We've been several times and enjoyed this hotel very much. This is a place to relax, though diving, snorkeling and fishing are available. Combine with a week in Cancun and you have a fantastic vacation. We know we've done it 4 times.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

That says alot...it is the best location on the island, and the best swimming beach for miles. We did have one issue though this time. We reserved penthouse 509/510 which is supposed to be the premium penthouse, and when we arrived they told us that we had to stay in building #2 in a two bedroom regular unit. We were taken over the #2 building, which we didn't want to do because our friends were staying in #1. We asked Delby, the nice lady trying to help us, and she got us penthouse 501/502 for 5 days, and another penthouse next to constant construction for the last two days, both in #1 building. They were adding on to the penthouse between this unit and the one we had rented, which they say got damaged in the storm two nights before, but when we insisted on taking a look anyway, it was obvious it had problems way before that, and way before my final payment. It was totally uninhabitable....but Milton, they guy that was supposed to be there to help us out was in Cancun, and we had him call us. He said we could either get the $140 difference back, or stay in that condo anyway. WHAT! It was all torn up with furniture stacked all over they place. And what about that phone call or email telling us this situation in the first place...and my contact Paula...she was in the dark as well I assume. That did not set well with us after being repeat guests and bringing others down to stay also! Finally after days of talking in circles, Milton gave us $245 back..Moving from one unit to another is quite the hassle since we were only there for a week...but it worked itself out. Oh, and by the way, that premium unit 509/510...not worth it..overlooks Chimbos tin roof...I prefer unit 501/502 which we stayed in last year...lesson learned.. Thank you Delby for your kindness. That being said...they don't really know what they are doing at this point as far as rentals...half are rented by Ixchel and half by owners...they don't work together well...lack of communication I suppose...anyone going down now should know that construction is going on in several condos in building #1..509, 510,506 and 301...just a heads up which I didn't have...but I will be back, and so will our friends...they need to learn to COMMUNICATE...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ixchelbeachh0tel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ixchel Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Akumalholic,

Thank you for your valuable review.

Receive our sincere apologies for the inconveniences described while your recent stay with us.

Our Guests input is a powerful tool to identify immediate actions to adjust where we need to, as in this matter, improve our communication procedures.

Your smile is our purpose, and if you may return to Isla Mujeres in the future, please consider Ixchel Beach Hotel as your home in the Mexican Caribbean, we will look to you with open arms!

Sincerely,
Customer Service.
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chicago, IL
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We loved our stay at Ixchel. We were there for a girls weekend and rented a penthouse unit in Phase 1. It had a fabulous rooftop. Unit 501/502
The beach here is beautiful. The best location on the Island. Beach chairs and umbrellas are included. Always 2 for 1 drinks and the wait staff was great.
We rented our unit through VRBO. Many of the owners are in a rental pool. We rented with Rod Dixon. He was very helpful and gave us many tips on places to see and do in Isla Mujeres. Even helped with airport transportation.
We plan to go back again and will stay at Ixchel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I went back to Isla for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We went with our 2 kids and hadn't been back since our honeymoon. We had a great time at the hotel and on the Island. We knew that the best beach was at Playa Norte, so picked this hotel for the convenience of it's location. The hotel had plenty of toys for kids to use in the pool or on the beach. It was great to walk right out of the hotel and straight to the pool and beach with the kids. One of my girls had fever when we landed. The hotel was very helpful and gave us information for everything we needed.

I also liked that many restaurants on the Island would allow you to charge things to your room.

We forgot to put our camera in the safe one day. We got a note telling us to put objects of value in the safe. Nothing was ever missing.

The staff on the beach was very attentive and was always sure to check in if you needed a drink without being pushy.

The hotel was very clean, the room nice and roomy. I would go back again in a heartbeat!

A few suggestions: Buy coffee at the convenience store, the hotel coffee is terrible.
For those travelling with young kids: Bring umbrella strollers. My kids were beat by the ends of the day. Having strollers made eating out at night easier. Kids can sleep in their strollers while you finish super and you don't have to carry them back all the way back to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Ixchel Beach Hotel
Address: Playa Norte S/N | Centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ixchel Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Among the best hotels in Isla Mujeres, visit Ixchel Beach Hotel, a two wing, two phase condotel complex with 117 rooms in Isla Mujeres. East Wing (Phase One) with 48 rooms, 5 stories and opened in June 2006; West Wing (Phase Two) with 69 rooms, 6 stories and opened in August 2007. Both properties (see Accomodation Remark below) are designed in Mexican casual and modern stylish buildings located at the beautiful North Beach on the colorful island of Isla Mujeres (Women Island).Ixchel for the Mayans was the Goddess of love, fertility and the moon. Walking a few steps from downtown of this friendly island and facing the most beautiful white sand & powder touch beaches of Isla Mujeres, in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean, our Isla Mujeres hotel offers warm personable service in an upscale, intimate island experience perfect for families and romantics.If you want a great escape to a Isla Mujeres hotel, our hotel is ideal for the relaxing weekend getaway or a romantic honeymoon retreat. Treat yourself to all of the luxury that our Ixchel Hotel in Isla Mujeres has to offer and enjoy the surrounding areas, activities and beauty.Premier in Isla Mujeres hotels, the Ixchel Beach Hotel offers luxurious amenities, outstanding service and a tranquil atmosphere to completely relax and enjoy your Mexican vacation. You won't find a more beautiful or more convenient location to soak in the sun and experience this amazing island of Isla Mujeres.If you are looking among hotels in Isla Mujeres, look no further than the Ixchel Beach Hotel. You won't be disappointed. You, the guest, are our number one priority and your comfort and enjoyment during your vacations in Mexico and lodging experience are our primary concern. We will do everything we can to make your stay nothing short of spectacular. ... more   less 
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