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“Mahekal Beach Resort” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mahekal Beach Resort
Ranked #27 of 212 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
“Mahekal Beach Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

We just had a great trip at this resort, the people were wonderful, accomodations superb. Food was good. and recommend mixing it up with going into town. The only problem we had that had nothing to do with the resort is that we had a bad experience with LALoS RENT A CAR IN COZUMEL. We highly recommend you dont' rent from these guys. They are very shady. I will write more later, but wanted to let people know about these guys.

Room Tip: beware of Lalo's rent a car in Cozumel if you need a Scoote.r Do not rent from these guys
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenny P
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Victoria C, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 August 2012
Dear KennyP,

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. We pride ourselves on our wonderful staff who represent the spirit of the hotel so well with our guests.

We were sorry to hear about your experience with the car rental company you mention. For your next visit we suggest you contact our expert Concierge Ignacio Boli who can assist you with your planning for the trip recommending only trusted service providers in the area.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards from the Mahékal Family,

Victoria Campos
Director of Sales & Marketing
Mahékal Beach Resort
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

The boutique hotel caters to those of us who want to experience living in a hut on the beach with all "needed" modern amenities. No TV, just sublime views of the beach and sea at sunrise, mid afternoon and sunset.
It s all about can I enjoy the beauty of nature and be content with it- add air conditioning, a hammock on your patio, breakfast delivered to your hut in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening-. Yes this is bliss...

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Parisian23
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Victoria C, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 August 2012
Dear Parisian23,

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor and describing our jewel in the Riviera Maya so well. When you're looking for the bliss you described what better than the beautiful Caribbean Sea, a soothing drink, the ocean breeze, a hammock to lie on, friendly staff and a
smile for every occasion.

Thank you for sharing this authentic Mahékal experience with other readers. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards from the Mahékal Family,

Victoria Campos
Director of Sales & Marketing
Mahékal Beach Resort
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Chapala, Jalisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

I have stayed at the Mahekal twice and it is the only place I would ever stay. It is a smallish resort, very laid back, lots of atmosphere, excellent service and food. It is the only hotel right on the beach in Playa del Carmen. Within easy walking distance to 5a Avenida main shopping area and restaurants. Wonderful, helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank HappyinMexico75
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012


Your own Palapa on the beach!
Hammocks on your front porch!
The beautiful Caribbean ocean 75 feet away!
Grass shade umbrellas and beach chairs 35 feet away from the ocean!
Lunch brought to you down by the beach ceviche and fish tacos fantastic!!
Beautiful Latino men and women stroll down the beach!
Nap in your room before dinner-- windows open-- ocean waves reminding you where you are -- ceiling fan slowly turning--- girlfriend looking very seductive!!
Candle lit tables waiting for us to sit down --we sit under the palm trees watching the last rays of sunlite melt away
White wine with starters -- red wine with our main course.
Music. A wonderful breeze -- engaging service ---- never rushed --
Stroll back to our front porch -
Sambuco for desert !
Bedtime -- windows open-- sea breeze blowing in --- ocean waves crashing --perfect!!!! 13 days this time !! We did not want to leave.!! But fall will b here soon.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank miculah r
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Elk City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

I couldn't agree with Kalmell and Missmariek more. This resort is a hidden gem . We have gone to Playa del Carmen for years but this was our best trip. I agree; if you have a family and want an active "dance by the pool "vacation don't come here. We always ate lunch at the Mahekal and then walked to 5th Ave for supper.
The other thing that wasn't mentioned was that that we emailed the Mahekal and asked about transportation from the airport. We emailed all the information and they set it all up. As we passed thru all the pushy timeshare salesmen at the airport and went outside there was a man with our name on his sign. He drove us directly to the Mahekal and the return was just as easy. We were charged $120.00 for this .
The "all inclusives "limits you on where to eat : but this way you can sample those interesting resturants on 5th Ave.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms pick up the seabreeze better.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ElkCity_Okie_Guy
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Victoria C, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review, 22 August 2012
Dear Okie_Guy,

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor and describing your airport transfer experience. We always encourage our guests to use this service for their convenience and comfort. Thank you for sharing your experience with other readers.

We appreciate your visit and look forward to the next one.

Regards from the ,Mahékal family!

Victoria Campos
Director of Sales and Marketing
Mahékal Beach Resort
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Additional Information about Mahekal Beach Resort

Property: Mahekal Beach Resort
Address: Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Shangri-La Caribe)
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#21 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#23 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#30 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,477 - ₹ 29,936
Hotel Class:4 star — Mahekal Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 196
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 
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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

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