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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Brief: This little, beautiful and quite Beach Resort offer several experience in its cozy environment. I stayed for 8 nights and they offered several activities: tequila testing, salsa dance classes, night-on-the-beach with a saxophonist playing live, tinglar turtle releasing activity and more. Rooms: The rooms are palapas, thats it, equipped with AC, bathroom and comfy bedroom. They maintain everything clean, but you can find some ants if your palapa is close to the beach. You will be surrounded by gardens that are daily maintained clean, beautiful and healthy. Service/Staff: Best I ever had. We enjoyed personalized services, hard-working people and new friends in the staff. I can assure that from desk people, gardeners, spa, restaurant, pools EVERYONE was really nice and was doing their job. You will enjoy your time here with Cap(Tequila Master), Raquel, Raúl, Lupe, Vicente, Jesus, Hugo, Marcos, Jerry and Angel. Simply the best team. Food: Chef here is no joke. They offered breakfast and dinner and both were surprisingly good. Quality, ingredients, presentations and flavor were factors for my review. From cochinita pibil to lobsters and shrimps to tacos to beef to desserts, everything. Beach: Beach is public and there is always people around, but in low season its more than okey. Beautiful, cristal clear water, great for snorkling.
"Great start to our vacation!"
Traveling with my mom and sister, this was the perfect first stop. It's a smaller resort with all the same benefits. It was never crowed which made it that much more relaxing. Our favorite meal was breakfast! They always had really great fruit juices and omelets. Boli at the concierge desk created the ultimate itinerary for us. He really listened to what we wanted to do with our time and made the perfect suggestions for everything. Seriously, find him as soon as you arrive. He walked us through every step and made sure we always felt safe. The location is also great, about a 3 minute walk to 5th Ave where you'll find restaurants, shopping, and night life.
"Was okay for price paid"
Beautiful hotel but for the price we paid we expected a better room. We booked an Ocean View palapa and was told we were upgraded but we got an individual bungalow behind another bungalow so our view was blocked. We didn't ask to change to avoid issues. Beach was VERY public so it wasn't a great and quiet stay we expected. I recommend getting a normal room and not the palapa as we had bugs and small pieces of wood that fell into our bed, we got woken up early as the sound from the roof was so loud from birds chirping. Pools were very small and always full of people so not many place to find a quiet resting place. Property was gorgeous, the staff could have been friendlier and more helpful but didn't seem to care much for service (front desk and morning breakfast).
Visited Playa del Carmen for the first time. Mahekal Beach was recommended and exceeded our expectations. Property was authentic and beautifully maintained. Staff was friendly, location was ideal. Enjoyed the pools, beach area, and grounds.
"Excellent, with notes"
Hotel is very well styled, low rise, open air, thatched buildings, lots of wood, exposed stucco and Mexican flourishes; nicely done. The website captures the property accurately so it's a good reference point. Palapas are very comfortable, small, basic, but free from TV or phones. Balcony with hammocks is fantastic. Service is very good. Breakfast buffet is excellent and comprehensive. Dinner is hit and miss. We ended up opting for lunch option. Has an international guest profile; not an American marketed hotel; feels diverse, inclusive and not overly catered to one nationality. No loud TV's in bars playing sports. No emphasis on delivering service with immediacy, just with attention, and it benefits for that. Security is present on the beach and is unobtrusive in the grounds if you need reassurance, we did not. Beach is good, public, busy and mixed with locals. Travelled with 3 young kids (4,8,12). Not a big-box resort, feeling much freer, authentic and refreshing for it. 2 blocks from main drag. 4/5 only because of the dinners. And mosquitos' It's their climate - bring bug spray and expect to be bitten.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM