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Holbox Hotel Mawimbi
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 25, 2012

12/25/12
we're just back from several days at this hotel; totally amazing time there! very laid back and comfortable, one of the best vacations i think we've ever had. my wife and i were there with our 14 year old daughter and felt very welcome; all the great parts of feeling "at home" without the not so great parts of "at home". the location is perfect in that it's on the beach, very quiet, and yet a very short walk from the center square where there were lots of things going on; great food, great shopping (cool stuff, not touristy....). the owners and staff are genuinely kind people that really made us feel comfortable. we plan on returning as soon as we can. next trip i think we'll use mawimbi as a base and visit some of the surrounding mayan sites and diving spots; there's a lot to see and do in this part of mexico and we're so looking forward to returning. i would give this place more stars if i could!

Room Tip: we had the double queen room with a balcony on the second floor and it was great. didn't see th...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Recently spent a long weekend at this hotel. It was well kept, peaceful and quiet. The restaurant and bar was a nice place to hang out for lunch or just to relax. The hotel arranging a fishing trip. The fish I caught was later prepared and served to me at dinner. The room was very functional and comfortable. I really liked the firmness of the bed as well. The hotel has chairs and hammocks on the beach for lounging away the day. It is a short walk into town for other restaurant adventures. I know you will enjoy your time at Mawimbi.

Room Tip: Try the lobster tacos. Delicious!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank JSailo1r
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

If only one never had to leave Hotel Mawimbi! 6 nights there left us wanting more, more, more.
Mawimbi is elegantly informal, stylishly intimate, incredibly welcoming, and refreshingly simple. Among a number of accommodations on the island in every price range, Mawimbi has a magical character and enchanted feel that made us envy its owners and staff, and think impulsively about staying forever.
An easy stroll from the village center, it's sheltered for privacy in lush tropical landscaping directly on one of the island's best beaches. Rooms are spotless and rich with exotic character. Dining is fresh local, without pretense and beautifully prepared. And the staff, who welcomed us like family, was exceptionally eager to manage every detail, from the moment of our first reservation email exchanges until melancholy goodbyes. They're just plain wonderful.
From our perspective, Isla Holbox is memorable....Hotel Mawimbi is it's jewel.
Y Carlough, Stowe, VT

Room Tip: Ask for a room with balcony or terrace with a direct view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank Yola C
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Beautiful hotel, cozy and relax....
The beach is perfect, breakfast is fantastic. Rent a golf car and visit the island, you will be able to see flamingos and different kind of birds.... just to enjoy nature =)

Room Tip: Rooms great, even if is not an ocean view, you are steps from the ocean.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Yazmmine
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Stayed for 7 nights in a sea view room.
On checking into our room we were dissapointed to find that builders were working on the roof and a wall next to our room. This was hardly the peace and quiet we were expecting !.Fortunately, the propierters agreed and did not charge us for one night which seemed fair.
Our room, though fairly basic, was clean ,tastfully furnished with ceiling fan. air conditioning.and ensuite bathroom with shower(only on one occasion was the shower not hot)
The room had a patio area with comfortable chairs and a lovely view of the beach.
The room was cleaned daily with fresh, good quality , towels provided for the shower and beach.The beach itself was attractive and well kept with plenty of double sun beds, hammocks , and shady palm trees.
The location of the hotel is excellent, being close to the town(5 mins walk) but not actually in it.
The town has several restaurants of varying quality, gift shops and mini markets.
The hotel has it's own restaurant which served a limited menu of excellent quality freshly cooked food in pleasant surroundings.We would probably have eaten more meals there but we found the
portion sizes inadequate for anyone with a healthy appetite.
Of the two waiters who served in the restaurant and bar, we found one of them ( the younger of the two) to be somewhat unfriendly, seeming to regard customers as an inconvience and never doing more than was absolutely neccessary.This was so much so that we ,as far as possible, avoided eating there on his shifts.
The crockery in the restaurant was so badly chipped and cracked that it should never have been used.It was pointless asking for a replacement at it all seemed to be the same.
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All in all we really enjoyed our stay here but ther are some issues that should be addressed.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank pcramp
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

My staying there was incredible, the attitude of the people from the hotel was really remarkable.
It is no common to see this kind of service, over standing, exceeded my expectation.
The location of the hotel is very convenient, walking distance from the down town, you can expend a great dinner close the plaza, there are restaurants to all kind of budgets and preferences.

Room Tip: the first floor rooms are the best choice.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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10  Thank Rafael O
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Mawimbi was perfect, I read quite a few online reviews before booking, so I was worried I might have too high expectations but it was everything I wanted and more. First of all what impressed me the most is that beyond clean, mawimbi is immaculate. From the rooms to the beach there was never anything out of place. I loved the artistic touches in the decore, you can tell a lot of love went into it. The staff was professional and had a great sense of humor. Claudia at recepcion was always teasing us for the usual tourist mis-haps. The owner ornella was always on site keeping en eye on eveything. I felt very much at home, cant wait to go back.

Room Tip: Upgrading to the ocean front room is completly worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank sunshinesdl
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Additional Information about Holbox Hotel Mawimbi

Address: Calle Igualdad, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Holbox Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Holbox Island
Price Range: $75 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mawimbi is a small charming tropical "hotelito" with only 10 rooms, built in the middle of a lush tropical garden located in the beautiful white beach of Holbox Island in Mexico Hotel facilities includes 2,500 square meters (8200 feet) of beach with wood sunbeds, hammocks and swing beds. This palm shaded beachfront oasis lies just beyond the outskirts of Holbox town, only two blocks distant. ... more   less 
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Hotel Holbox Island
Holbox Island Hotel Mawimbi

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