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""Amazing tropical paradise!!""
From the time we entered we felt off the beaten path. Beautiful torch entrance at night. As we walked through there was lush tropical plants. We really loved the feel of the Mayan style roofs. The food at the hotel was mostly average but the breakfast at Las Olas was great! You have the option of the buffet with hot dishes, pastries, fruit and much more. On some days they have somebody making fresh waffles and fresh quesadillas on other days. Rogelio was amazing with his service. Always a radiant smile making us feel welcome. One day he even had fresh tamales for us when I told him they were my favorite!! Boli's Bar was also very good. Gerardo made amazing drinks as we made sure to partake in the daily happy hour from 5-6. Top shelf offerings like Don Julio '42 and Clase Azul for amazing prices (even better at 2 for 1)!! If you go for the pool it won't be your favorite but they have tons of pool chairs right on the beach!! Amazing turquoise water right there! I mean why else would we go to Playa'!! The beach!!! Shopping and restaurants just a block away on Quinta Avenida. Bars and clubs all down Calle 12. Just make sure to convert to Pesos cuz the rates are all different. The nearby beach club does get noisy on the weekends but we were so exhausted we had no trouble sleeping. Complimentary bug spray in the rooms for those pesky mosquitoes, but what would you expect in a tropical paradise. Overall a great hotel and great experience! Thank you Rogelio and Gerardo for the great food and drinks!! Thank you Mahekal for the great vacation! Me encanta mucho!!!
The hotel, staff and food was exceptional ! Defiantly recommend this hotel. It is literally walking distance to 5th avenue and the hotel is paradise! The fuego restaurant was amazing - me and my partner went there every night! The hotel may seem a little pricey however breakfast and lunch/dinner are included - which saves u a lot of money !!!
This is our 5th visit and we have watched Mahekal grow from small and cozy to the current size.....the feel is still amazing and the staff the greatest asset....rooms are great and wifi superfast. All amenities are on par as well as the food.....considering the location in Playa this resort is most certainly 1 of our favorites!
"What can I say...!"
Mahekal is a very beautiful resort! The rooms are very tropical-like and it feels like you are staying in a hut on the beach in the middle of the jungle. Yes, there are no TV's and no refrigerator but it makes it truly feel like a getaway vacation. You shouldn't need television when you are staying on a beautiful beach with so much to do around the area. The bar "La Bolas" has a happy hour every day from 5p-6p and you get 2 for 1 drinks! Gerardo is so friendly and makes great drinks! They also have pool tables, ping pong and shuffle board. The breakfast at Las Olas was our best meal of every day, it has either a buffet option or you can order from the menu. We made sure to sit in Rogelio's section every morning because he was our favorite. He always had the biggest smile on his face and was the best server there (he also works at their other restaurant Fuego) We said we were craving tamales and he brought chicken tamales one morning just for us. Yes... there are mosquitos. I don't think there is any way to avoid them on a tropical island. I got way more bites in Hawaii though! What's great is that they give you complimentary mosquito spray and also a mosquito coil to light in your room as well. We thought the smell of the spray was good... maybe we're crazy. There are also birds chirping and long nose raccoons around the area but you're in the jungle ... I don't how you would avoid it. Another great thing is that this resort is really close to La Quinta Avenida where all the shopping and restaurants are. It's also walking distance to 12th Ave where all the nightlife and clubs are. Mamitas Beach Club is right next door and they play live music starting at around 8p til about midnight or so. Yes... it's loud. Stop being babies and enjoy it on your hammock or just wear the earplugs they provide for you in the room. We slept through it fine though. Make sure to book all your activities through the concierge though, don't trust those guys on La Quinta Avenida!
We had a wonderful time at Mahekal. The rooms were beautiful and the food was very good. We had a half board program which included breakfast and lunch or dinner, which is perfect for exploring the local cuisine just up the road. The staff was outstanding, especially Enrique at the restaurants and Eric at the front desk. Anything we needed they were right there to accommodate. One of the great things about Mahekal is the size, it's a bit smaller than other resorts and has a gorgeous beach which only adds to its charm. We also arranged for a private dinner on the beach to celebrate an anniversary, it was the perfect evening and a great place to stay. Word to the wise, try to avoid the rooms along the public beach access side as it can be noisy all night, and Mamita beach club next door on the other side can have some volume later as well. Didn't bother us, but it might if you're very sensitive to noise.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM
The Winter Beach Festival will be held between 1st November 2016 and 16th January 2017 at several beach clubs located near the hotel. The hotel will be affected by music at high volume and does not accept cancellations and early departures.