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Beach Guesthouse Holbox Apartments & Suites
Ranked #4 of 37 Holbox Island B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

I found Holbox Apartments on Tripadvisor, and I'm glad we did. Our hosts John and Mandy, were like catching up with old friends. They can organise just about anything for your during your stay, from Whale Sharks to transport and golf buggy hire... It is very professionally run, and nothing is too much trouble.

The apartments are large clean and we'll appointed, with ceiling fans in every room or our downstairs apartment. The kitchen has kettle coffee maker, pots and pans, and a decent size fridge, which John can arrange to fill with beer home delivered at the over the counter purchase price.

The location is excellent, it's at the quiet end of the beach, and is very peaceful at night, but the town comes alive after dark and it's only a short walk to great restaurants, Taquerias and bars.

We enjoyed our stay immensely, and will return to Holbox to stay with John and Mandy again sometime.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank mbuddy
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I spent 3 nights and 4 blissful days at Guesthouse Holbox Apartments at the end of May 2014. John and Mandy are wonderful hosts, attentive and helpful but not at all intrusive. The apartments themselves are fabulous and excellent value for money. I stayed in one of the top-floor apartments with a large balcony overlooking the beach. Each apartments comes with its own sun loungers, hammock and a table and chairs on the balcony, there are more sun loungers in the garden area for you to use too. I spent most of my day sunbathing followed by a sunset beer on my super balcony – utterly peaceful and idyllic. I wish I could have stayed longer!

The location is perfect for a quiet stay - situated at the quiet end of the beach, away from the busy hubbub but close enough to stroll into town for lunch, dinner or shopping.

It’s also worth saying that the apartments are spacious and have a kitchenette, fridge freezer, drinking water, an amazing shower, and comfy bed; all the comforts of a posh hotel but in the most unique setting. I highly recommend the Guesthouse Holbox Apartments – you won’t be disappointed!

Room Tip: The top-floor apartments have incredible views!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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5  Thank Victoria W
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Me and my wife had a lot of luck to meet these two wonderful people, John and Mandy, which from the first second were like friends. They really know how to treat a guest and they took care of us like we were their family.

We strongly recommend their place to anyone coming to Holbox. It was an awesome place, clean, very very big, great shower, awesome breakfest, and very quite, just what we wanted.

Mucho Recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Shai R
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Could not have been more pleased! Our upstairs apt was spacious, well-appointed and the view was amazing! We had everything we needed to enjoy our week on Holbox. John and Mandy are just the best! Their recommendations on food, restaurants, excursions, transportation, etc were spot on! They love Isla Holbox and are happy to share it with their guests! This is NOT a hotel - it is their home and they absolutely want you to enjoy your visit! We even enjoyed the 2 iguanas who liked to hang out on our balcony with us! Could not recommend it more!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank TAB_AL
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a fantastic spot on a beautiful island. Holbox was better than we imagined. John and Mandy were charming hosts; the apartment was large, cool and on the beach. All in all great value and I would recommend this to anyone travelling to the island.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank MaddMacc
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I spent four nights at the Holbox Apartments and hated to leave! The owners, John and Mandy (who come from Amsterdam), have not only made their place a delightful B&B guest home but make any stay there an unforgettable experience, due to their friendliness and their desire to serve and help their guests in any way possible. The house itself has only four units, two downstairs (with kitchens) and two upstairs, with large decks, equipped with lounge chairs, deck chairs, table and a hammock. The deck overlooks the spotless garden, leading to a quiet secluded beach. The Apartments are on the very edge of town, meaning you have to walk a few blocks to get to the center of town, but that wasn't a real problem for me. It also means you get lots of peace and quiet. Rental rates include a free breakfast, which is served in a very nice little restaurant four blocks away. The upstairs units feature a very comfortable king-size bed, large living-room with a small kitchen unit (no stove though) including a small fridge. The bathroom has a large shower with plenty of hot water and lots of water pressure. The ceiling of the whole unit is thatched, giving the place a very 'Robinson Crusoe' atmosphere!...Of course, it's a non-smoking area! There's AC as well as ceiling fans. Wifi is efficient and rapid...and free!
On one night while I was there, there was an electrical outage on the whole island. Immediately, John and Mandy offered us candles so we could see our way around. Luckily, the outage didn't last too long and everyone was able to have a pleasant evening.
If you're looking for a spotlessly clean, super friendly and altogether interesting place to stay in Holbox, you can't get much better than the Holbox Apartments!

Room Tip: I think the upstairs units are nicer, because of the outdoor decks, but having spoken to guests who...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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7  Thank RAPLongueuil
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband, myself and our eleven year old son have only great things to say about Holbox Apartments and the pleasant hospitality of John & Mandy.

John and Mandy really made us feel welcome and right at home. You can not ask for more gracious and knowledgable hosts. They know the in's and out's of this beautiful island and are happy to answer any questions or help in any way.

The property is beautiful, clean and well maintained. It is perfectly located on the edge of town. So it is quiet and relaxing but is still only a short stroll to the activity of the town center.

We stayed in the lower apartment. Which was well appointed with a kitchen including a refrigerator, range, large sink, eating and cooking utensils and a large bottle of drinking water, spacious dining/ living area, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, safe, hammocks and outdoor seating area.

We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our trip to Isla Holbox and are grateful to John and Mandy for the fun stay!

Holbox Apartments is a real gem in a tropical paradise! We highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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5  Thank Jastratton
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Additional Information about Beach Guesthouse Holbox Apartments & Suites

Address: Av. Pedro Joaquin Codwel 126, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Holbox Island
Price Range: $150 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Guesthouse Holbox Apartments & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEACH GUESTHOUSE HOLBOX APARTMENTS and SUITES is a wonderfull private Mexican Beach questhouse,located on a private beach,on the quiet part of the island,into 3 minutes walking distance from Holbox village.The house is divided in two BEACH FRONT Apartments,* in one of it lives the owners* , on the groundfloor and two beautyfull OCEAN VIEW suites on the first floor.The aparment has 2 seperate sleeping rooms garden-and ocean view.,A fully equiped kitchen,with cooking facilities,fridge stove . The OCEAN VIEW suites have a wide private balcony with,,hammock and amazing oceanviews with spectacular sunsets.The OCEANVIEW suites have a fridge,coffeemaker,but no cooking facilities and a kingsize bed. The BEACHFRONT apartmenthas one bathroom as well as the suites have private bathroom, in room safe,purified water On the private beach there are sunshade palappas with wooden loungers and hammocks. The owners will advice you with pleasure about all available tours on and around the island. Mexican or French breakfast included.On site staff ,no minimum stay requiredOne of the highests rankings on ,Holbox island!PERSONAL ATTENTION, Service to provide you with the best advices about restaurants ,tours and TRANSFERS, arranged by ourselves from Cancun Airport,hotel to and from Holbox ... more   less 
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