Mahekal Beach Resort is located on the beach in central Playa del Carmen, close to Pier Navega. Another point of interest is Xcaret Eco Theme Park.
Mahekal Beach Resort features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The hotel serves a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Spa amenities include spa services and massage/treatment rooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 121 guestrooms at Mahekal Beach Resort. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer ocean, pool, or garden views. Bathrooms feature showers and complimentary toiletries. Guestrooms offer desks and in-room safes. Air-conditioned rooms also include ceiling fans. Guests may request a turndown service, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
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"Rustic luxury - amazing place!"
Staying here was such a treat! It's a relatively small beach hotel, populated by a great mix of locals and foreigners. If you're looking for loud, crass, mega resort experiences with an abundance of "western" food options, this is not the place for you. The palapa's are so cute, they're very comfortable and well stocked with all the usual hotel amenities, while at the same time, they are rustic and 'real' - I loved staying in them! The laundry service was efficient and prompt, as was housekeeping. The pools are fabulous, especially the one where they serve breakfast, perfect view of the ocean from there, and the bartender Lupe makes amazing drinks! Breakfast was such a pleasure every morning - the buffet was small but very creative, and the food wasn't bland and overcooked like it is at larger buffets, and the a la carte options were delicious too! It wasn't typical 'hotel' fare, every meal we had there (bfast and lunch) was yummy, beautifully plated and unique! Seeing Angel at the buffet every morning was lovely - he was so pleasant, happy and incredibly efficient, it was always a treat to be waited on by him. Boli and Alejandra at the concierge desk were both delightful and handled all our tour questions with ease. Eliza at the front desk was always smiling and ready to help, and Jose, the bellman was always so very helpful. It's a small, intimate hotel where you get to know everyone who works there, it's relaxed and not stuffy, very laid back. It's right on the beach,(it's a public beach which I loved - not a big fan of 'private' beaches) which is awesome, and it's a few minutes walk up to Avenida 5 - so you are close to everything. We absolutely LOVED staying there and wish we had extended our trip a bit more hahaha! Will definitely be back!!
We spent a week at the Mahekal Beach Resort and had a wonderful time. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. The beach looks like paradise. The hotel is very clean. The breakfast buffet had everything we needed and the dinners were varied and tasty.
"Exactly what we wanted too!"
This review is for room 5, which appears to be the bottom large picture here: http://www.mahekalbeachresort.com/accommodations/ocean-front We truly had an amazing time. The entire staff was exceptional and beyond warm to my wife and I. We were on a honeymoon and referred by a Mahekal guest. We felt like VIPs and were treated accordingly by each and every member, but especially by: -Boli -Rogelio -Lupe -Ruben -Angel -other male server at Las Olas (tallest server, young, works up at bar, didn't wear name tag) We could not imagine a better resort or specifically a better room than #5. We did parasailing on our last full day and from 300 feet up you see Mahekal covered in jungle versus all the other resorts which were developed all the way back to 5th avenue and looked like your standard resort all pavement and pools. That was cool and a testament to how unique we found every aspect of Mahekal. Plus, it did not appear the pool / bar setup could be beat. Very low key, private, gorgeous views. Excellent staff. The only negative whatsoever that should be mentioned is the mosquitoes were particularly bad during our stay (end of June). On our first night we ate at Las Olas right by the pool and the mosquitoes were unbearable. We got used to it quickly and bought some Off from Oxxo and everything was fine. Did not detract from overall experience IMO.
"Exactly what we wanted"
This resort isn't for everyone. If like loud music, american food on the menu, and a party atmosphere, there are better choices in Cancun and in Playa del Carmen. We are not so much into the party scene. What we like is serenity, beauty, activity, variety, rest & exercise in equal measure. Mahekal is the absolute perfect place for us. Small, at the end of a tree-shaded street, the resort has beautifully landscaped & decorated grounds. Everywhere the eye looks is full of wonderful colors - plants, textiles, stone. There are "retreats" to relax & read a book, or have a chat, all over the grounds. There is a dive shop right on the premises. We loved leaving our room in nothing but our bathing suits and bare feet and ambling over to the boat for scuba diving. Roman and Barbara consider the skill and interests of the divers for that day and then plan a personal dive to suit the customer. Snorkling trips are in the afternoon. In our opinion, the resort does much better with the Mexican menu than with the other international theme dinners - Italian, etc., so we elected to eat Mexican food lunches at the resort, but dinners out. Breakfast was amazing every morning - eggs made to order, and about 10 varieties of local fruits, pastries, veggies - the works. The staff were always smiling and helpful. Everyone we passed had a "hola" or "buenas dias". The resort is 2 easy blocks away from the pedestrian "boulevard" full of restaurants and shopping. You can rent bikes to see the area, or stroll. Police security is everywhere, which is a great change from the play del carmen I visited many years ago. Overall, this was an amazing, affordable vacation and we lucked out picking the perfect resort. I highly recommend. Our favorite activities' We rented a car rather than rely on tour buses. If you are ok driving, I totally recommend this approach. We enjoyed COBA. Tulum was ok. The cenotes are amazing. Dos Ojos snorkel tour is awesome, but you can also visit some of the smaller, more locally visited cenotes like Crisalina or Azul. The ocean is calm enough that we took a moonlight swim. Very romantic.
"Absolutely loved this resort!!"
I searched and searched for the perfect resort and I honestly feel like I found it at Mahekal! I was so nervous to book our first tropical vacation to a place we had never been but after many hours of research the reviews for Mahekal convinced me and I have not a doubt in my mind I made the right choice! I was so pleased with our room and the view with the hammocks was better then I could have imagined! Book this resort you will not regret it, I was so happy I did! The location is awesome because you are right by 5th street but tucked away so you can retreat back to your peaceful oasis after experiencing a little of the local culture. The gigantic all-inclusive resorts are too isolated in the middle of the jungle, the Mahekal is a perfect location.The hotel staff was amazing! I mean AMAZING!! Rogelio made us feel like we were long lost friends/family, we looked forward to seeing him every day! He knew us by first name after our very first breakfast with him! Angel was amazing too, Rogelio is teaching him well! We also thoroughly enjoyed Gabriel's lunch service by the pool, whatever we needed he was all over it! I can't express enough about how Great this place truly is and we can't wait to go back!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM