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Holbox Hotel Mawimbi
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Mawimbi was a much needed get away from the often hard to escape "Cancun" tourism in Yucatan.
Despite its remote location, fa I litotes were clean and comfortable. The beach front cafe/bar food was very good. Highly recommend the whale shark tour.
At the end of our stay, the bill wAs unbelievable. Far less than we expected for the amount of food and drinks consumed.
Cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank gniram
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Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Mawimbi last week based upon the reviews on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint. The central location on the best beach in the hotel zone made it ideal to walk to everything. The staff and the owners went out of their way to make you feel like you are at home. Holbox is more rustic than Cancun but if you want to get away from the world this is the place.
Whale Shark season is in June July and August and it is a must, Mawimbi has the fastest and one of the newest boats on the island and when you are going far off shore speed and reliability should be considered. We had the most amazing time at Mawimbi.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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4  Thank jdotchin
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Isla Holbox is a very rustic, mellow Mexican community and Hotel Mawimbi keeps it low-key and natural. Beautiful setting, funky but tasteful artisan design. Very good food and drinks. Very quiet, peaceful island...Very calm waters good for kids. Mosquitos on the island are present in am and pm so bring lotion. If you are a big chain hotel type then this is not the place for you. This is off-grid island life as it should be. Staff was very accommodating when we had to change travel plans!
Note: we went to Holbox for the whale sharks but bad weather closed the port, postponing tours for several days...so watch the weather.

Room Tip: The hotel bungalows are all very close to one another and all within steps to the beach. Our room w...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank stacie d
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed here and enjoyed everything from the personal touches of the owners decor,food and drinks to the amazing ocean beach.It was a comfortable homey feeling.You cannot miss their Whale shark excursion,Wow,nice boat and professionals politely in charge.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Mawimbi is a quaint, relaxing, delightful hotel.
Service and friendliness are amazing. Everyone was gracious and very helpful.
We did the whale shark excursion with them (not to be missed!) and got back after checkout. They generously allowed us to use a room to shower and freshen up.
We will absolutely go back!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Tropicalfan50
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

An absolutely wonderful place to stay for relaxing and unwinding. The staff are very friendly and helpful, our room was quite comfortable. We loved the hammock on our balcony and the ones throughout the property. The palm trees on the beach are lovely, although we would have liked a couple of palapas for more shade. It's a very short walk to all of the restaurants. And their Whale Shark trip is reportedly the best on Holbox. Their boat was fast and clean and the guide very helpful. We plan to return to Mawimbi.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Joel R
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

After two wonderful holiday vacations at Hotel Mawimbi, we eagerly await our return this year. Each time, we have booked our next trip before we left the island! The staff is amazing ---friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. After our first trip, we had fun choosing our favorite room for the next time: the Crab. This is definitely not the largest room, as it has a double, not queen, bed. However, we enjoy being on the 2nd floor overlooking the bar area. There are other rooms on this floor that are larger. We both need to bring work with us whenever we travel, and this room has provided us with reliable wifi. In addition, many people bring their computers to the bar area. The bar/restaurant is just the right size ---not so large that it draws big crowds, but big enough to have many interesting and delicious choices. We have tried a number of restaurants in town, but we generally eat our meals at the hotel ---no need to dress up. We spend all day on the beautiful and well-cared-for beach and have lunch there as well. We have discovered paradise and we plan to return every year!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jacqui_and_Phil
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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 
Also Known As:
Hotel Holbox Island
Holbox Island Hotel Mawimbi

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