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“Second time just as good as the first.”
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Abbey Del Sol
Reviewed March 9, 2011

I wrote a review last year entitled "Very Tranquillo" which gave this excellent small self catering hotel high marks. This year we stayed in Unit #2 in Abbey One which is smaller and less lavishly appointed than unit #4 (The owners quarters) which we reserved last year with another couple. But the unit was very comfortable, well equipped and we liked being on the second floor for a view of the surroundings. Rather than repeating last years review, I'll add our new discoveries. Manta, the beach bar, has happy hour from 2-4, music on the weekends and prepares their pina coladas with fresh pineapple and coconut juice. Playa del Pescador (I think) a beach front restaurant at the end of the street has fried whole red snapper that is fabulous. There is a fresh fish market just up from the ATM machine gets fresh catch every day in the afternoon. Casa del Pescador overlooking the square is just as good as ever. The Mega Market in Playa del Carmen has prices on groceries that are just as good as Wall-mart. We bought some jumbo pink shrimp and cooked it in some Old Bay (brought from home) and bay leaf that will spoil us for life for anything else. The sand in Puerto Morelos is like sugar. We went to Cancun one day, went to the beach and couldn't believe the difference. It was coarse and had lots of very small shells that were tough on bare feet.

Hats off again to Easyway car rental...their rate on a new Mexican Nissan with Auto and AC including every conceivable insurance in the world is about $40 a day unlimited mileage...they pick you up at the airport and take you back. Make sure you ask for return directions as their agency is hidden behind an OXXO and a Pemex station.

We went to Valladolid for two days at the end of our stay and loved it...highly recommended. An overnight at El Meson Del marques (right on the square) allows you to do Chitzen Itza before the bus people arrive from Cancun. See my review in TA.

If you are thinking about Abbey del Sol for next year reserve now if you want February or early March.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

I have now seen everything!
We had a fantastic stay (unfortunately only 2 days). A Tuesday Taco night (all you can eat for $10US) which was fantastic but in addition an authentic guitar and harp duo. It is a minute away from the beach located in a super safe environment. The city center is well worth visiting.
They offer free bikes (in excellent shape) arranged for a snorkel outing for us and much more.
The unbelievable part was when I overspent my Mexican pesos the night before and had only enough cash to pay for the taxi but would leave us short at the airport for incidentals. Tiff said "send me a cheque when you get back to your home".
That is not something you will experience in very many, if any, hotels.
I will recommend this place to everyone I know.
[:)s]

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

I just had to write a review and post some pictures as this will be my second time staying at Abbey Del Sol coming up in March 2011. The first time was with my husband and our 3 teenage kids about 2 years ago. My husband however has been to this property a handful of times prior. If your looking for a stress free vacation, economical and staying in a cute town with great friendly people, then you cant pass this up. Abby and Tiff do an amazing job of taking care of their guest as well as there staff! The staff at Abbey Del Sol will pick you up from the airport to helping you plan activities. Don’t let this small sleepy town fool you cause when the sun goes down the restaurants are buzzing and lit up, with locals and visitors from all over. Its not a party town but a place to feel right at home, were you can rest your head at night and feel safe! I cant wait to return in a couple of weeks!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

My husband and toddler daughter rented Casa Juanita #3 with two friends. It was awesome, all around. Puerto Morelos is a great town. We have been going to Tulum for the past 5 years, and decided that it would be more fun to stay in a beachside town. That way, we could walk to the beach and the town. In Tulum, we found ourselves driving from the beach to the town quite a bit.

Casa Juanita is brand new. The two bedroom/three bathroom apartment was in excellent, brand new shape - it was also really spacious, with an office. The couches were super comfortable (in the last place we rented in Tulum, they only had benches with pillows and it was not comfy). The beds were really, unusually comfortable (pillow-top? I didn't check, but I suspect so). Everything was in great working order except for a bathtub, which the staff told us not to use. It didn't really matter, as there were two additional showers. All of the towels, beach chairs, and kitchen supplies were new and clean.

Abbey, Tiff, and Sue were great - all were on site and available. Tiff lent us a yoga mat, and Sue gave us some great sand toys for our daughter to use. Their DVD library is off the hook - really awesome.

I think all of the people in our group would agree that our favorite part was Tacos Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Abbey del Sol hosts this in their back courtyard (which is beautiful). They invite the crew from Christos Tacos (in the Colonia) to cook, and it is all you can eat for $7-8. We loved it.

We are returning with a larger group in February 2012 and plan to rent Casa Mulder. I was a bit concerned about the last Tripadvisor review that said there are some issues of disrepair. I asked Abbey about the wiring and gas issues, and she assured me that they are taking them very seriously. I felt comfortable with that - they seem to hold all of their properties to a very high standard.

Thanks again!!!

Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

My husband and I and another couple stayed in Casa Mae for one week and we loved it. We liked the location and the pool was a bonus I hadn't really even counted on. The house is just as beautiful as it appears on the Abbey website and very functional in every aspect. We did make use of the kitchen and that was a nice break from restaurant eating. That said, it never feels like we have enough time to eat at all the restaurants we want to in Puerto Morelos. What a fantastic place. We will return and will definitely stay with Abby, Tiff and Sue again. Also, FYI- Tiff took us to the Ek-Balam ruins and then on to Valladolid and we had a great day. He is a wealth of info, as well as a great guy to spend time with. And of course, we love Jin just as much- he takes us to and from the airport every time. Any questions, please message me.
D:)

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

We were a group of 16, our family of four staying in Casa Ricardo, the others stayed in 3 other of their properties. This was a very spacious, comfortable house with a great view and many stairs! Outside patios are large, private, and lovely. A beautiful place. The kitchen items like dishes and silverware and small appliances could use a little spiffing up. Couches and beds were firm, which is rare in a rental and what I prefer! The staff, American and locals, is exceptionally helpful and nice. We had a VERY pleasant stay. Thankyou Abbey Del Sol!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Thank Shashi4
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Reviewed December 31, 2010

We spent a week at Casa Mulder over Christmas with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandkids ages 8 and 11. This house is not owned by Abbey del Sol but rental is managed by Abbey del Sol. We were told this house was originally built as a bed and breakfast venture that did not work out so well for the owners. The property is currently for sale. While the property has some advantages, it certainly could use some care and maintenance.
First the advantages: The location is great; a block and a half from the beach and an easy walk to the town square. Both the beach and town are extremely family friendly. Great space for a family or other group with four bedrooms and 4 and a half baths. A clothes washer dryer combo was much appreciated and the small courtyard and pool are nice. Plenty of towels, beach towels, soap, kleenex, beach chairs, beach umbrella provided. Also free wireless internet.
Disadvantages: The house is in need of maintenance and repair. Hot water heater, stove, etc run on LP gas and the odor of gas was constantly present and had to be due to a leak. When we pointed this out to the local staff, they seemed unconcerned. The dishwasher did not work properly and water leaked onto the kitchen floor. It also was not properly secured into the counter and it took 2 people to load/unload as you needed one person to hold in place. Electrical wiring also seemed to be an issue. Specific lights might be on, then go out for 15 minutes, them come back on, etc. In several locations, wires protruded from the wall with the ends taped. The mirror in the master bath was so clouded (moisture issue?) that you could hardly use, pieces of grout falling out of the tile work, etc. Although the local staff got good marks from those who stay at the Abbey del Sol locations, we found them to be lacking. The LP tank had not been checked before we came and the second day there the gas ran out in the middle of preparing Christmas dinner. Lights had not been checked; bulbs missing or burnt out.
To be sure, this could be a great spot but just needs some attention. To be fair, when the Abbey del Sol owners arrived in town and we expressed concern, they came right over and did their best to make things right. Abbey and her husband seem like great people and if we visit Puerto Morelos again, I would not hesitate to stay in either the Abbey del Sol or Abbey del Sol Too properties. However, I would ask questions before booking Casa Mulder.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Nick G
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abbeydelsol, Manager at Abbey Del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2011

We so appreciate our guests feedback, it is how we know what needs to be fixed and updated. We repaired the small gas leak in the oven pilot light as soon as we found out about it and have installed a new dishwasher. The electrical issues in a few of the light fixtures is an ongoing challenge based on the poor wiring done in some spots when the house was built. We are working to make even those dang things work right. We have installed beautiful new headboards and bedside tables made of the lovely tropical wood found here. The house will be repainted inside and out over the summer of 2011. A new dining room table and chairs is on order. Cushions will be reupholstered and other items freshened up so that Casa Mulder can be brought up to the same high standards of the other Abbey del Sol properties. Thank you again to our guests for their patience, understanding and feedback!

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Address: Av. Ninos Heroes 806 Mz 27 Lote 3 SM 2, El Puerto | Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Puerto Morelos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Morelos
Price Range: $34 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Del Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive, safe & comfortable well maintained vacation rental suites and homes with many amenities and extras for that perfect relaxing vacation. Our central office is located at Abbey Del Sol 2 and our onsite english and spanish speaking staff are here to assist you and will help you with anything you need. From airport transfers to assisting with activities to restaurant suggestions. Excellent location within 1.5 blocks from the gorgeous quite beach and 3 to 8 blocks from the quaint town square depending on the property location. Our charming little town hosts over 60 amazing restaurants, to gorgeous white soft sand beaches & accommodations that steal your heart away. If your looking for a stress free vacation, look no further. ... more   less 
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