Vista del Mar Boutique Hotel
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After four days of tourist hell, we move to Cozumel for some peace. We don't find it. The streets are just as much of a gauntlet, its just as tacky and just as expensive. Again we decide to try diving and after speaking to a few dive shops go with EcoDivers, they seem pleasant in the shop and pricewise are very favourable. Big mistake. If Mexico …
... was nice. Orlando knew that I wanted to see a seahorse so he took us out into the sand/grasses. This was a huge area, but he managed to find me a seahorse! We also saw queen angelfish, gray angelfish, grunts, chromis, and lots of others. Emily also found cuttlefish!
Bad news: the wire going from my camera to the flash broke. This leaves my dive camera essentially useless. Paul and I spent a chunk of the ...
... bioluminescent plankton glowing all around me. That was totally cool! Then our Divemaster Marcos started finding all the cool creatures roaming the reef that you won't see during the day. We saw 3 Octopuses, a sleeping Nurse Shark, 2 really cool squid, tons of giant crabs and lobsters, and a really creepy looking worm thing that honestly looked like some kind of alien creature. Even Marcos didn't know what it was! Overall just an unbelievably cool experience. Cozumel is ...
... to the mainland and it is a completely different story - huts for homes made out of mud and clay, dirt/mud roads and poor begging children everywhere the eye can see....make sure to strap your essentials to you if you did not wish to be pick-pocketed - still with this said, it was a pleasant experience and the people of Mexico are quite friendly.
This was my third time in Mexico - first time in this region and they are all similar so I knew ...
... Mexico? Btw, bravo to me for finding the store easily, no stress, no worries, and actually not losing my sense of direction towards the highway when I left the store. My secret is to now park the car facing the highway. This way I never have to remember which way is which. See? I can be taught!
It was 4:30 when I returned so I just put everything away as I didn't know what time the fellows would show up. Now I should ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Vista del Mar Boutique Hotel Cozumel
We spend a couple of nights at the Vista Del Mar last week, and we thought it was wonderful. We had an ocean view room, and enjoying a cup of coffee on the terrace first thing in the morning was the best. The room was charming, the bed comfortable, and the service was great. We inquired about a rental car, the young woman at the desk recommended Avis, and within about 15 minutes she had arranged for Avis to come pick us up at the hotel. If we are lucky enough to visit Cozumel again, we will certainly stay at Vista Del Mar.
Excellent staff, will go back
We loved the hotel location and decor. The staff is outstanding. I commend them all. I was there for 2 days only. I was in an accident on the 2nd day. We were to go on to another hotel for the remaining 5 days in Playa Del Carmen. After the accident, I needed to get back to the states. The lady that works the front desk was so very very helpful. She helped my son by searching on the internet to cancel my other reservations. She also looked up phone #s to help cancel flights and make new ones. She went above and beyond her duties to help. We are very pleased with the service and will go back as soon as I can travel again. I can not say enough about the great caring service I recieved.
Thank you all at Vista Del Mar from Cheryl and Damien!!
In the past I have noted that you Americans have been either very harsh or over-gushing with your reviews of hotels.
Loved the Vista Del Mar
The Vista Del Mar was wonderful! The staff was very friendly, the location was very convenient, and we could see the ocean from our balcony! I would recommend this hotel to everyone that wants a good clean hotel with a Mexican feel.
This was our first visit to Cozumel. We liked staying in the city and had no problems with noise. We chose to upgrade to an oceanview room and felt this was well worth the extra money. We enjoyed having our breakfast everyday on our balcony (the breakfast was always delivered promptly, by the way) The hotel's staff is very helpful and friendly, and they really made the hotel stand out. We used Dive with Martin for our diving, and were very pleased with that service as well. For the diving, we were picked up each day at the Plaza Las Glorias, which is five blocks south--an easy ten minute walk. If we were in the mood for a beach we would either take a taxi or have our dive boat drop us off at a beach on the way back. We would certainly return to the Vista del Mar both for the convenience and for the great service.
We had some trepidations about staying downtown, having stayed all over Cozumel on past trips, mostly in more expensive hotels out of town. We will only stay at the Vista del Mar from now on. The room decor is lovely, and the beds are the best we've had in Cozumel, not rock-hard nor too soft. Our room was on the back of the hotel, overlooking a nice little market that runs from 9 AM - 9 PM, but the gentle sound of our air conditioner blocked any noise and we slept til noon if we felt like it. If you want to sit by the little pool, you can run down the stairs to the Viejo Pescador and buy a couple of beers to take back to the pool, with a shot of the best tequila provided free. Our room had a king-sized bed, and a double bed for my son in a semi-private area. The owners celebrated the new year with us, with a little free reception at 6 PM, hot appetizers and champagne. Every morning you roll over and call the front desk, and in 10 minutes you receive a tray with juice, coffee, and Mexican sweet rolls. How delightful to breakfast on your patio, for free! Any problems reported by the previous reviewer re: getting your breakfast every day have clearly been resolved.
We came upon this little hotel via friends living in Cozumel--what a find! They have an excellent rate for airline employees!
Awesome Property in Downtown Cozumel
I've being coming to Cozumel for many, many years, and knew the Vista del Mar, but this year the owner actually changed completely into a Small Boutique Hotel full of nice decor and small simple beautiful dedcoration. We loved the hotel as well as the staff that made our stay much much better in Cozumel downtown. Very nice & we recommend it for your next trips to Cozumel Island.
Great renovation jOb
Have stayed at this edge of downtown very clean and well kept area hotel on many ocassions both pre and post renovation. The changes are all very positive from both the remodeling of the rooms, conveniences in the rooms: i.e. good cable TV, quick & timely morning in-the- room breakfast service and attentive hotel management and staff personnel. Big savings on hotels further south of town on taxi expenses also makes this hotel an excellent choice. As several rooms face the Cozumel's main street, noise doing busy times of day can be somewhat disconcertaining.
Great little hotel
Vista Del Mar is a great little hotel. Located downtown on the main drag just a short walk from the plaza. ( two minuets ) Two pools and ocean views, the extra large and very clean rooms make up for the lack of a beach. I'm an airline employee and almost always stay here, for the money it's a great deal