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Rancho Sak-Ol
Ranked #5 of 18 Puerto Morelos B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Rancho SakOl. The location is away from the main city but close enough to walk or bike. The beach at Rancho is great for walking and beach combing. There are many options for quietly enjoying Pto Morelos. They had to pry me away when our taxi for the airport arrived.

Room Tip: We had an upstairs room that faced the water. We kept the fan going to bring in the breezes, when i...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had seen a review of Rancho Sak-Ol in Rough Guide and chose it for the first stop on our two week holiday in the Yucatan as it was less than 30 mins drive from Cancun airport and a small place rather than one of the mega resorts. Our flight was four hours late getting into Cancun but as we had reserved, the owner was waiting to greet us when we arrived at about eight in the evening. We were really pleased that we had reserved and received the detailed instructions on how to find the place as it is a little tricky, and as we arrived so late, it was good that they were expecting us, as the office/reception is not 24/7 and it was already closed.
We stayed in the Junior Suite, chosen as we wanted to make sure we would be comfortable after our long flight from Sweden. The Suite was really spacious, had lots of storage space, a fridge, coffee maker, large purified water, even an electric hot plate. From lying in bed, you could see the sea.The suite's hammocks on the terrace outside look out towards the sea too. Although the building is a little set back from the sea, you still hear the waves. We were pleased that the main palapa at Rancho was to the left of the suite, thus blocking out the cargo ferry from our view. The suite is at the end of the upper floor, so no other guests pass by in front.
Breakfast was great, although 8am actually felt a bit late to start it from - coffee was available from 7am though. Loved making fresh orange juice, cooking your own eggs, and the good choice of fruit, cereal, and pastries, as well as spreads for toast.
Even if you don't stay in the suite, you will be spoilt for choice the different levels of the main palapa and the hammocks and loungers that all have a sea view.
The only downside to Rancho Sak-Ol is that you cannot walk direct into town on the beach but must take a street, not very scenic and not well-lit, one block back. Bring a flashlight with you if you are going to walk. You can borrow bikes from Rancho though which would make it a very quick ride into town. The walk was around 15 mins. You can walk along the beach though for a stroll - you just don't end up at the town's restaurants!

Room Tip: Junior suite if you can afford it, or go for one of the upstairs rooms that overlook the relaxing ga...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank quirky_jane
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

What a great place to stay! What an amazing people work here! Thanks Hilda and Valentin for worriless vacation!!!
Our room was #13, which is upper level of the common dining area and one of the closest rooms to the beach. Overall clean roomy accommodation, nicely decorated, has amazing view! Roomservice did a great job daily, no complaints at all. My favorite thing about this hotel is BREAKFAST with fresh squeezed orange juice! Also you can use their bikes anytime you need, snorkeling equipment. The hotel is located apart from the town, so there is a 15 min walk to restaurants area ( or 5 mins by bike, or taxi 40 pesos), but another side of this apartness is that we enjoyed the beach just ourselves, no one around us..priceless if you are tired of people ;)

Room Tip: waterfront rooms might be noisy during windy days
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Rancho Sak-Ol for one night in Jan 2011 as we waited for a flight home out of Cancun. The property is gorgeous. Beautiful flowers and trees and right on the beach too! I loved the hammock on our little porch. It was a very tranquil place to be. We thought the hanging bed was super cool - until we actually tried to sleep on it! It made me very dizzy. The rooms are clean but plain. The staff are very friendly.

My husband was concerned about security as the door didn't lock well but I felt safe enough.

We would not choose to stay in Puerto Morelos if we return to the Yucatan - there were other places like Akumal that we liked better - but this was the perfect stop for an evening enroute to Cancun.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The rooms are stunning with hanging beds, very clean and very safe.

The rooms are ten second walk to the beach and come with small terraces each with hammocks.

Love love love this place,

Breakfast is included, fruit, eggs, tea's etc.. all very fresh.

The owner speaks great English and is super helpful,

Really great for the price and location.


Take a torch if you want to walk into town for dinner after dark.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank FifiB131
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We found this property delightful. The breakfast spread was nicely laid out and everything was fresh. I particularly liked the squeeze your own fresh orange juice. (I'd love to buy one of these.) Our room was clean and well appointed. The towels were creatively folded in the forms of birds. The bed which hangs from the celling was a fun experience. Each accommodation had 2 hammocks hanging just outside the front door. The view of the ocean was spectacular and if you are a shell collector you will find big ones on every trip down the beach. Bikes are provided free for your ride into town which is only a few minutes away. This was my first trip to this property but I will certainly return. The value for the price can not be beat. Our only complaint was that the beds were a little hard.

Room Tip: I'd suggest picking a ground floor room. They are the only ones with AC
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Will3642
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We have visited Rancho Sak Ol at least 5 times since January 2008. It has become like a home away from home and my family has brought others to share the unique experience provided at Rancho Sak Ol. The rooms are quiet, modest, some with air conditioning downstairs. A few steps from the beach, just a short bike ride or walk from the town square of Puerto Morelos. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.Prices are reasonable. Breakfast is included. The use of their commercial refrigerator is also included for other times during the day if guests want to purchase food and cook there at Rancho Sak Ol. If guests cook at other times than breakfast, they are simply responsible for cleaning up after themselves and doing their own dishes. Breakfast dishes are done by Rancho Sak Ol staff. Bicycle use is free and snorkeling equipment is also available. On a calm day, snorkeling is available right off the beach at Rancho Sak Ol. The hospitality is first class. Accommodations are clean, but rustic. Wonderful for a true Mexico experience.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to the heat, choose a downstairs room with air conditioning.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank karenk1210
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Address: Manzana 01 Lote 03, Calle en Pryecto del Fundo Legal de Puerto Morelos | por avenida el CID, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Puerto Morelos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Morelos
Price Range: $67 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rancho Sak-Ol 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rancho, a beach side B&B, is the perfect place to relax in a warm, tropical environment where you can stroll along the white sands and crystal waters of the Caribbean, enjoy a siesta in a hammock right on your patio, or bask under the sun in this tropical paradise. Located in an authentic Mexican fishing village, 25 min. south of Cancun airport makes it a very convenient gateway or home-base to explore the Mayan Riviera. ... more   less 
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