My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights - we had booked the 1 bedroom suite and we were very impressed with the quality of the room. The suite came with all the amenities needed to cook in your own room - microwave, fridge, stove, cookware, etc. One of the best touches was the gallon jug of water available in the kitchen - a BIG plus in Mexico. We had a king size bed overlooking the ocean, and what a view! The suite came with a wrap around balcony which faced both the pool and the ocean. Walking to the ocean was a breeze - be sure to just use the chairs marked with the Ixchel logo - you'll get kicked out of the others if you don't pay up.
Downtown is easy walking distance - only about 2 short blocks away.
The rooms were clean & beautiful. Customer service was a bit lacking. The staff were mostly friendly, but I didn't get the feeling they really wanted us there. But, when you are coming and going, and don't need much from the staff, that's not that big of a deal. It's easy enough to overlook given the fantastic accomodations they offer.
Note: We did see the standard room, and it's very standard. If you can, spend a bit more for the 1 room suite. For just a little more, you'll feel like royalty.
There are several fantastic places to eat within short walking distance in the downtown area. We never had a bad meal. Drinks are 2 for 1 everywhere. We even tried Rolandos for pizza one night and it was fantastic. For oceanview dining, I'd recommend the Sunset Grill on the beach. Prices were a bit high there compared to other restaurants, but the food was fantastic. Oh, and Sunset grill offers FANTASTIC Margaritas - but watch out. They don't play with the Tequila and one of our friends on the trip had one too many and had to call it a very early night, missing the festivities in downtown.
- 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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