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... enough alcohol to make margaritas for the next year or two! Hopefully by the time we run out we will be in Mexico again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villas Las Anclas Cozumel
The Best Small Hotel In Paradise
This is the most wonderful place on earth. The hotel is delightful in layout, the rooms spotless, the service spectacular. The location 2 blocks from the central square is perfect and the rates are great. Beyond all that are the innkeepers; Pedro and Eyal. We felt like we had become one of their family members and they took much time to just talk and tell us about Cozumel. They told us what to pay for cabs, where to go for great food, and where to spend our time on the beach. I cannot say enough about them as I've never been treated so well in my life. We will return.
The Villas are Fabulous
We have stayed at the Villas on two occasions and definately plan to stay there again on our next trip to Cozumel. The complex is small, personal, and still allows you whatever amount of privacy you desire. The units are spacious and very comfortably appointed, in a manner that is both modern but also reflects the style of Mexico. The grounds are very attractively landscaped as well. The Villas are located close to the town centre, where there is always something to see and do. The ocean, restaurants, shopping, etc... are all close by.
A further plus is that the owners will quickly make you feel like a personal guest as opposed to being a customer. The Villas soon become your home away from home. As an additional added bonus, they are one terrific travel bargain.
The Best Place to Stay in Cozumel
I travel to Cozumel frequently and last time it was recommended that I stay at Villas Las Anclas. Wow!!!! What a great surprise. Pedro & Eyal are by far, the most hospitable and caring hosts I could ever hope for. They go the extra mile to make sure everyone is having a wonderful time. Some evenings after diving all day, they would scout around askng people if they would like to go together as a group to a restaurant. They gladly would drive folks to the restaurant in their SUV. They also gathered people together to go to the local movies. The atmosphere they create is intimate where friendships are made easily. The rooms are spotless and Villas Las Anclas is centrally located with all the conveniences Cozumel has to offer. I will only stay at Villa Las Anclas whenever I travel to Cozumel. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. Tell Pedro and Eyal that James (JT) recommended their place to you.
The Very Best!!
Our experience at Villas Las Anclas was superb. There is no other place we would rather be! The owners, Eyal and Pedro, take great pride in every detail of their operation. Cleanliness and maintenance cannot be beat. Our stay at Villas Las Anclas was one of the most pleasant experiences we have ever had - and we most definitely will return! Les & Karen
Home away from Home
I have been a guest at Villa las Anclas for the past 12 years. Claus and Eva were the hosts for the first 9 years and were truly memorable hosts during that time. It helped that they and their mother were of German descent as my wife hails from Bad Kissingen Germany. I normally stayed two weeks at a time and would visit Coxumel 2 or 3 times a year. It was quite a shock to find that there was a change of management 3 years ago, but after staying for two weeks with Pedro and Eyal, I was a firm believer in the things that they were doing with the hotel and their total involvement in managing the hotel. I have been their guest 7 times in the past 3 years and think enough of their ability to host me and my family that we brought our three children, spouses and 8 grandchildren to Cozumel to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary during July of 2004. The experience with all the family there plus a couple of times when there were other fantastic guests in residence made our stay totally memorable. I have been diving for the past 15 years and have made Cozumel my #1 dive location. Blue Bubble Divers has been my host diving since my first trip in February 1989. Villa las Anclas has been my home away from home for the past 12 years and with it's central location and close proximity to my chosen dive shop, the pier, and the Plaza, the great friendships that we have forged with Pedro and Eyal make it a sure bet that we will be returning to this wonderful hotel in the very near future.
Keeps us coming back year after year
For 8 years our annual winter vacation has been spent at Villa Las Anclas. From time to time we think about trying a different tropical destination - but then there would be no Villa Las Anclas! We absolutely love Villa Las Enclas! The owners, Pedro and Eyal, have become more like family to us. They take such good care of us when we are there - recommending restaurants, shopping, car rental, making sure we have everything we need. The villas are clean, bright, and well maintained. The courtyard is gorgeous - bougainvillea's and other tropical plants meticulously maintained. We enjoy the courtyard before dinner along with other guests - many of whom we have met on previous trips and who love Villa Las Anclas as much as we do.
Cleanliness, Beauty, Serenity, and Attention to Detail
We have been so pleased with the cleanliness, beauty, serenity, and the attention to detail provided by Pedro Y Eyal that Cozumel is automatically our annual vacation and we never consider staying with anyone else.
I wouldn't have been able to dive Cozumel the last two years if I hadn't been able to promise my non-diving better half that we would stay at Villas Las Anclas each time. We are counting days until our 2005 vacation and return to Villas Las Anclas.
On our last visit, within minutes of our scheduled check out and departure to our flight home, the zipper on my dive gear luggage jammed but Pedro and Eyal came to the rescue with tools and duct tape. When I was runnimg out of time, I broke the zipper entirely and was beginning to consider duct taping the whole bag; Pedro told me to wait a minute and came back with another bag I could use. I offered to buy the bag but he only wanted to solve my problem. He never even asked for its return. They treated us like family.
We've stayed at Villa Las Anclas several times and will be returning again this year. With owners Eyal and Pedro, it's more like staying at a friend's house than in a conventional hotel. It's small and mostly frequented by repeat customers who come every year and would stay nowhere else. The live-in owners take great care and a special pride in making sure their guests are happy, comfortable, and reluctant to leave (as we always are).
The location is ideal: walking distance to the main plaza, the dive boat piers, and the large supermarket--no need for a car or taxis except to and from the airport. The hotel itself is also superb: spacious rooms, spotlessly clean, and comfortably furnished for a couple nights or several weeks; there is also a delightful shaded garden area for snacks, drinks, and socializing.
While I don't know the details of "Sour Grapes" Dublin (above), I'm guessing they fall into that category of travellers who tend to complain and find fault wherever they go. Their portrayal of the owners is misleading and just plain WRONG! We've never experienced anything close to their claims nor have we heard of anything from any other guests. The owners rely on word-of-mouth endorsements and many repeat customers; they wouldn't be in business long if they operated the way this reviewer has suggested.
#1 Home Away From Home
If you're looking for a small hotel with a magical balance of hospitality, serenity and central proximity, you'll experience a wonderful holiday at Villas Las Anclas.
At Villas Las Anclas we've found a marvelous blend of an intimate villa/condo plus a lovely garden courtyard with two amazingly helpful and personable hosts, Eyal and Pedro. The garden is perfect for afternoon cocktails, a great book, day-dreaming and conversations.
In addition we highly recommend the Blue Angel Dive Shop. Pedro's daughter, Alejandra, and her staff will provide a professional, quality and fun dive profile.
During the last five years for our annual two week dive holiday to Cozumel, we have eagerly anticipated our return to Villas Las Anclas. The owners, Pedro and Eyal, are great hosts and true gems--the #1 reason that Villas Las Anclas has become our "#1 Home Away From Home"!
Like visiting friends
For the past 12 years I have spent February at Las Anclas and I hope to spend the next 50 Februarys there. (At my age I can't hope for many more than that!) The rooms are more like upscale condos than hotel accommodations, the garden is beautiful and the hosts are truly that - two charming people who put the comfort and enjoyment of their guests above any other considerations. I, like most people, leave feeling I have visited friends.