Hotel el Rey Del Caribe
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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.
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... they had planned for us. We carried on through the little town along the main pedestrianized street of bars, restaurants and little tat shops selling Mexican wares (which are lovely to look at but intimidating to by from unless you're prepared to be hounded and followed by the shopkeeper, and neighbouring shopkeepers, about what to buy). It was all very lovely, and set us up for a promising last couple of days.
The main beach - ...
... the wind picks up and it becomes overcast. So I sit by the pool and blog this. I get a little too relaxed by the pool. Sleep is beckoning. Is sleep the level of relaxation you want while lazing by the pool? And I don't want to be that snoring guy. So I get up, stretch, and make my way back to my room. It's still a few hours till dinner. I play with my phone and check the news. I leave for dinner only to find it's actually right next to my room in the theatre room. ...
... where if you payed a credit to the room they would match it so we opted to put 100 dollars on meaning we had 200 dollars to spend in the hotel at the bars and restaurants. After half day of sun bathing we got ready and headed out, all the main nightlife was on our doorstep. We went to a mexican restaurant for a burrito which was recommend to us! Great food just of the strip. We then went around ...
... think they might have got it in a cup about twice throughout the whole time we were in the sports bar. Terrible! We headed to bed before our big snorkeling trip in the morning.
Friday we had our snorkeling trip booked. We had to go on a bus for a fair while before we got to any snorkeling but it was probably the coolest morning we had while we were in cancun so the later the better. We arrive at our first location. It was an open cenote. A cenote is like a water ...
... with no positive results. So a cold but not freezing shower will have to do for now.
I decided I would exchange currency, take lots of photos, speak to as many people in my form of Spanish as possible, and find the beaches. All in that order. I thought of writing down directions in case I got lost. Then thought, why? Who cares if I get lost. I don't have anywhere to be at 5pm or a phone call to make before someone is closed for the day. I ...