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Reviewed 26 April 2010

Villa La Bella was a wonderful place to stay. We were welcomed from the moment we arrived early to the moment we left. All the little touches done to the place really make it a fun and relaxing place to hang out. We were catered to whatever we wished!! We could only stay one night and wish we would have stayed longer!! Breakfast was wonderful and they also have the best coffee on the island!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank hollychristina
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

We've just returned from our third visit to Villa La Bella in three years. As two world-traveled teachers who have covered Asia, Europe, and the Middle East between us, we lack no wanderlust. But we just can't refuse the siren song of the island and of Villa La Bella itself: Curtis and Ashley's consummate hospitality, the pina coladas (!), the tacos at Cachirul, the water at Playa Norte, the guacamole at Ballyhoo, the fish at Velasquez.... While our globetrotting days are by no means over, we're more than happy to find respite and refuge from the school year at this extraordinary B&B on this extraordinary island. Equal parts local adventure and luxurious getaway, VLB will always be on our itinerary.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mapplethorpe
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Reviewed 1 April 2010

We have been coming here for the past four years and wouldn't consider staying anyplace else. I don't know who wrote the previous review but they obviously have never been there. The place is spotless and the breakfasts are delightful !! My complements to the owners !!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cecandpam
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Reviewed 31 March 2010

My wife and I stayed two nights at Villa La Bella on the way to a longer vacation on the incredible beaches of Tulum. While the superior seascape and slower pace made us happy to have scheduled more time in Tulum, the hospitality shown by Ashley and Curtis will bring us back to their hotel.

Their meticulously landscaped grounds and ocean view would have made any meal a positive experience, but Curtis' skill in the kitchen made Sunday breakfast our first morning unforgettable (perfectly cooked chorizo and fresh island egg lasagna with a fresh fruit garnish). Even better, he sized us up within minutes of our arrival and recommended an off-the-beaten-track, eight-table Cuban restaurant (El Varadero) which - while likely not so attractive to the average vacationing American in search of the "in" restaurants in touristy parts of the island - was spot-on for my wife and I, intermediate Spanish speakers looking to interact with locals and get a true taste of local cuisine (Cuba is less than 100 miles away from this hotel, a sign on the hotel grounds tells guests). Great recommendations, friendly hospitality and cooking aside, what Ashley and Curtis have done with the space is really what makes Villa la Bella special. Whether it's eating breakfast at large, comfortable shaded tables with other guests overlooking the rocky coastline or coming home for drinks at the hotel bar and hanging out in the stylishly-decorated outdoor living room with couches and lanterns and a romantic view of the blue-lit pool and hot tub, this hotel is truly a great place to just hang out and relax. Some may want to be closer to the shops and action of the island's north beach, but a quick, cheap taxi ride means all of that bustle is only 10 minutes away. We walked to the north end on our first morning, an easy hour-long ramble that afforded more time to pop into local shops and get acquainted with how the locals live.

When we left, Ashley and Curtis again displayed their practiced personal touch, dishing out hugs and advice about Tulum as they ushered us into our waiting taxi along with a gracious "We're sorry you're leaving us, but we're really happy for you that you still have a week in Mexico!" As a frequent traveler I can say you should go straight to Villa la Bella if you ever visit Isla, you won't find a better experience or a better way to quickly acclimate to the less-hurried Carribean lifestyle.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank FranklinAve
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Reviewed 31 March 2010

We've spent out last 7 winter vacations at Villa La Bella -- obviously we love the place. It's located on the most beautiful spot on Isla Mujeres -- you've never experienced a sunrise like you will in the Honeymoon Suite in VLB. Curtis and Ashley are the perfect host and hostess and will treat you like family -- no better -- than family. Heck, by now, we ARE family. I can't say enough about this beautiful resort. What a find. Go experience it for yourself. You'll never regret it. Sheri and Garry from Kansas City

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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