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Mahekal Beach Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Our rooms were right on the beach, friendly Manuel could deliver drinks and food all day long. All staff were friendly, and happy to be there. Food was great - although we would have liked to have seen some authentic mexican in there every night. Live music in the bar was awesome - my younger brother loved the pool tables/ping...

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EmilioPalazuelos, General Manager at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your creative comment. We are glad that your entire family enjoyed staying with us and I hope that we gave you a good reason to return to Mexico soon. Best regards, Emilio Palazuelos - General Manager Mahekal Beach Resort and Hotel Las Palapas

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My partner and I stayed here in November last year for our wedding, and loved it! They had organised a beautiful flower decoration on the bed on our arrival ant the staff went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day. Our room was a penthouse overlooking the ocean and pool area, with a sunbed and...

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Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Best place in PDC. Since I've discovered Mahekal, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. If you're looking for big resort-style, all-inclusive hotels, this is not it. This place retains some old-time charm, it's not only ON THE BEACH, but the best beach in PDC in my opinion. Rooms are basic, no frills, but comfortable. It's on the northern end of...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 July 2014

it's difficult in this day of overdone hotels to find a property on the beach which still retains the wonderful charm of old Mexico, but still is clean, well run, and comfortable. The location can't be beat, right on a coral sand beach with the warm, clear Caribbean in front, and the unspoiled town just outside the entrance. The staff...

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New York
Reviewed 16 June 2014

A beautiful setting and comfortable palapas make for a comfortable stay, no doubt. And I understand they are renovating some rooms, so I'm sure the property is going to be even nicer. Manuel runs drinks and food, seemingly to every corner of the property. A great guy and an amazingly hard worker. The ladies in the spa are also wonderful....

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EmilioPalazuelos, General Manager at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are obviously upset that we could not fulfil your expectations, and I would like to answer all your concerns. I understand that it might be uncomfortable for you to carry your towels each day from the beach to the reception desk, so we are considering adding a towel station...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The hotel is very nice and probably has one of the best beaches around the area. Room are quite spacious and clean. Breakfast is good but lunch and dinner can be at time average. Service is perfect and very friendly staff. One thing we were not happy with is that on the last day we have been asked to pay...

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EmilioPalazuelos, General Manager at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The beach of our resort indeed is the best in Playa del Carmen, with its extensive size, clean sand, turquoise water and comfortable sunbeds. We do receive very good feedback on our staff and we are really proud of them, as they are the ones that can really make the difference. I am sorry that...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We had an amazing experience at the Mahekal. Fantastic. Arrived with several in our respective families for an on-the-beach wedding ceremony. We may have had 40 of us staying in the hotel; it was perfect for the gathering. Several other returning families were there, too, with their children. It's a great place for families and children--perfect level of child-friendly and...

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EmilioPalazuelos, General Manager at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. Weddings and family celebrations are special for you and for our assisting staff members as well. I have forwarded your message to our wedding organizer, Sofia. She does an imazing job and I am sure that your words will give her even more motivation to serve our future wedding couples....

Stoney Creek
Reviewed 19 May 2014

It is so hard to put perfection into words, this is the only way I can do justice to the review that the Mahekal so rightfully deserves!!! My husband and I have just returned from the BEST vacation we have ever shared together.....we wish we could just hit rewind and keep doing it all over again....really, it was that awesome......EPIC!!!...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Mahekal Beach Resort lived up to its website....lovely tropical grounds, comfortable, clean and roomy, traditionally-styled Mexican palapas; excellent dining rooms with very good selection of regional and popular specialties; helpful staff; and great location on a well-tended beach...and five minute walk to 5th Avenue (shops, bars, restaurants). Room rate includes two meals per day....with great selections. We would definitely stay...

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Houston, TX
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed at Mahekal for 4 nights in April 2014. We are a family of 3 with a 2 year old boy. We reserved an "ocean front" room and got a "you can see the ocean" room, that was a little disappointing but I wasn't going to let little details get to me. The room was nice, clean, and comfortable....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mahekal Beach Resort is a legendary resort village located on 800 feet of white sand beach in the heart of vibrant Playa del Carmen. It has 198 thatched roof, palapa-style bungalows within steps of Fifth Avenue, the celebrated entertainment, shopping, and restaurant district of Playa del Carmen. The thousands of loyal repeat guests at Mahekal Beach Resort describe it as magical, memorable, and authentically Yucatecan. Our style is friendly and relaxed, a unique Caribbean experience where you can rock gently in a hammock on your private terrace and enjoy undoubtedly the best beach in Playa. Our guests love the fact that we have never compromised our truly unique ambiance and style. In keeping with that style, our rooms do not offer televisions. Instead, they feature original, brightly colored, Mexican tile bathrooms, private terraces with hammocks for siestas and star gazing, and locally-crafted Mexican wood furniture in an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy our magical sanctuary. The Resort offers meal plans that include breakfast daily and lunch or dinner. This choice gives our guests the opportunity to explore the many dining options in Playa del Carmen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mahekal Beach Resort

Address: Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Shangri-La Caribe)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: ₹ 14,006 - ₹ 30,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mahekal Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Mahekal Beach Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Shangri La Caribe Hotel
Shangri La Caribe Playa Del Carmen
Mahekal Beach Resort Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#22 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#30 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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