Hotel el Rey Del Caribe
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... keeping. Both today and yesterday, despite having a do not make up my room sign hanging off the door, they knock and come in anyway, all the while I'm saying 'No! Don't need anything! No!' I went to dinner, nothing too exciting there. I wasn't going to get caught up at the bar like last night, so I got ready and headed into town. I bought these club tickets, I'd better use them. I grab a bus and get off at the main district. The place is ...
... and ignore the crashing thuds as "no pasa nada" he assured us the boat wasn't going to snap in half...
After an hour of cruising through the lagoons, peacefully winding through the mangroves and battling with the waves at sea... we arrived at the Angel Reef, Puerto Morelos. Maryanna isn't a fan of fish nor snorkelling, so it was huge that she jumped in with me! The reef was incredibly shallow and there were too many tourists ...
... Mexico... and drove to the Poliforum to watch Los Pioneros play. What a game! They were trailing the whole of the first half, taking the lead in the third and battling it out in the last quarter. Their star player who was absent most of the game, missed a 3 in the dying seconds, but then got the rebound and went for the 3 again, this time nailing it to win the game 81-79. Amazing! The atmosphere was electric. Mexican fans are brilliant.
... some days we managed to roll ourselves down to the beach and actually do something. As you may recall, we did a diving course a about a year ago - only problem is we've never dived in the ocean before. The other problem is that one of us ( no names mentioned) finds it rather scary floating 15m under the water with a can of air on your back. Enter Gustavo our dive instructor - Argentinian prime beef export with accent to match - ...
... dinner. It had been raining hard for a few hours and it was still raining. Some of the roads were already flooded. We had some food and I ordered a caprinha and it was happy hour so they were 2 for 1 but they were really strong I was a little tipsy after drinking them! We walked back to the hotel and briefly met the other tour leader Paul who is also American who was checking in when we walked past. The Australian couple still hadn't arrived...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel el Rey Del Caribe Cancun
Environmentally Friendly, Wilma-proof!
We stayed here for two nights, four days or so after Hurricane Wilma in Oct 2005. We had been staying on Isla Mujeres at Elements (another very nice and secure property that I'll write a review for later) for the two weeks prior. But since the Island was not going to get power back for some time, we decided to try Cancun when we noticed some lights coming on from across the Bay each night. After traveling to 8 or 9 hotels and getting the run around about whether or not they had power or running water or hot water, we landed at the El Rey Del Caribe. The owners and staff were friendly and honest. And later their knowledge of where to go to get a flight out was very helpful, and they helped us sort through all the conflicting information that was going around in the aftermath of the Hurricane. The way their hotel is set up is really well done. They optimized the courtyard where there is (was) lots of plants, trees, flowers and fountains. They lost some of the vegetation due to the storm, but it still is way prettier than other places in Cancun that we drove to or by (even before the Hurricane). The Environmentally friendly practices of the hotel actually allowed them to be better off during the aftermath of the storm. They have solar panels and air dry the laundry, and some of the rooms apparently have composting toilets, limiting the need for water. Our room had flush toilets, and I think they capture rainwater or something to use to flush them so they seemed more able to cope with the situation than other hotels. We both had a massage there right before we left (we thought we'd earned one no doubt). Terri (Terry?) was great and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants a great massage. It was the variety of techniques that impressed me most. I'd stay here again for sure due to the honest and helpful owners and staff, layout of the hotel and its Eco theme (but wait until 2006 when the town and the courtyard here get cleaned up and look nicer).
Loved this hotel
We stayed in Hotel El Rey del Caribe for one night. Absolutely loved it and would recommend it to all my friends.
For US$52 we got a great, quiet room with A/C, a fruit basket welcome and an included breakfast that was a choice of many dishes - I had huevos rancheros. It wasn't the best food, but I really appreciated their hospitality to offer so many choices.
It's eco-friendly and has a nice pool and Jacuzzi. They also offer massages and spa treatments for decent prices (I didn't try any of the services so can't speak to that). The staff were friendly and efficient.
The location is very good - in downtown - away from the areas of Cancun that look like Las Vegas - and a close walk to the bus station.
I can't say enough how much I liked the value of this hotel.
A nice place to start your vacantion
This hotel is perfect for travellers who do not want to stay in the awfull hotelzone of cancun. We only stayed 1 night but really enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect start of our vacation.
Amazing Budget Oasis in Cancun
My boyfriend and I arrived after dark in Cancun and had no problems driving to the hotel in our rental car from the airport. Very easy to find the hotel and hard to get lost. The hotel is very centrally located. We had a room in the back so it was very quiet being away from the front of the hotel and the main road. The room was very large and had a kitchenette and a refrigerator which was very convenient. As others have mentioned, there is a huge grocery story within a 5 minute walk of the hotel. Sheets were a little thin but this is a clean 2 1/2 star hotel with a 3-4 star pool and garden which is what *makes* this hotel. Beautiful and relaxing. The air conditioner was the usual hotel air conditioner...a little noisy but not bad. Breakfast was average but the open air cafe location is nice. Would definitely stay here again and recommend for the price. Nice to stay in a unique locally owned hotel that's not part of a chain.
We just stayed for 5 nights in Cancun at El Rey de Caribe. The central location is ideal. Having a kitchenette and a refridgerator in the room made the stay seem more comfortable than standard hotels. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The tranquility of the courtyard with its relaxing hammocks and beautiful gardens set this resort apart from the rest. Believe us, having some fresh fruit and cold beverages in your room is important (unless you want to dine out every meal). A large, well-priced grocery store is less than a five minute walk away. The nightclub district is about a ten minute walk. Buses to the beaches are minutes from the hotel. The one thing you will really like is the lack of noise, even though you are right in the middle of downtown Cancun.
We stayed at the Hotel Caribe del Rey in Cancun in early January. It's a very charming hotel with a lovely courtyard and pool. The staff is very nice and helpful. The hotel is on a bus line that takes you to the beach area. It's also close to the main bus station if you want to explore other parts of the Yucatan. There's a big supermarket nearby as well as many restaurants and shops. The kitchen has very little in the way of utensils or dishes, but has a refrigerator.
The very best.
We have been to Cancun several times and have enjoyed"EL REY DEL CARIBE". We found it to be in the best location in the downtown area. We highly recommand this Hotel to all of our friends and to the public for a most pleasant stay in CANCUN.We also appreciated the service rendered by "Manuel" a gentleman who was always eager to be of service.
Eco great place in a busy town
It is a great place to get some rest in a busy town. The just opened restaurant for breakfast is super. Also the recently opened service of the spa is a absolute must for travellers. Also the place is comparing the costs a better place to stay than the hotelzona. Even more an interesting place for those who favorit ecology 'stuff'. Indeed the staff is most friendly in helping you with any kind of question. So those who want to travell to Cancun and explore a bit of the Yucatan Peninsula, this hotel is a great travelpoint to start your journey... To the staff: keep up the good work..!!!
We stay there in June for only one night.The room was comfortable but the air conditioning was quite noisy. The internal garden was very nice and original.A good and cheap place to stay.
We loved this place!
I took my whole family, including my arthritic 74-year-old mother, to Mexico in 2000. I don't care for glitzy hotels so I avoid the hotel zona. We loved this hotel. It was cheap and pretty. There is a huge supermarket a block away, with a fabulous bakery and "deli". Our room had a nice little kitchen. The interior garden with hammocks and the secluded Jacuzzi were so nice. Great, helpful staff. I think the beds were nothing to write home about, but the charm, value and convenience made up for it.