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It's right on the water, excellent view. Close to town within easy walking distance.

Good location. Some loud music on the weekends by the pool and lounge which is separate from the hotel.

My dive buddies and I have been staying at the 'Cuda for years on scuba trips. It is a wonderful place to stay for us. Nothing fancy...just a clean, comfortable room with a wonderful sunset view. I don't think the staff has hardly changed in all of our years staying there. Very friendly people. It's not the Ritz, but it's home when I'm in Coz.

This property is old and run down. If you want a place to shower and sleep, it’s fine. The bed was comfortable and housekeeping keeps the place very clean. But there’s no hairdryer, shampoo is in a baby food jar, bare light bulbs on the wall, duct tape on the door. The air conditioner worked thank god because it’s humid as hell there.

LOVED the pool area and the parties with the cruise ship members !!!! Internet access in the rooms would be preferred.

I did not like that they charged an additional fee at check-in, above what I had already payed on Orbitz (surprise).

Very basic room, inexpensive in a great location. Would have liked to have a dresser in our room, could have a coffee pot and microwave in the lobby. But for the cost the air conditioner worked great, for ease of diving, and convenience to town we would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful staff at this hotel, the dive boats pick you up right at the hotel dock, great location close to town, only 2 drawbacks... extremely loud thump-bumping music at the pool bar and the mattresses are uncomfortable.

The only truth about the description listed is the location. Location is walking distance from everything. The rest is completely false! No room service, no coffee shop/cafe, no kitchen or space to spread out for dining as described! The kitchen is a small fridge nothing else not even a coffee maker or microwave. Definitely no mini bar. No pillow top beds, hardest bed I have ever slept in. Free wifi only in the lobby, no mini golf. You can't even lay at the pool unless you buy food or drinks from the restaurant that runs it. Which is separate from the hotel. You also can not lay in the lounge chairs on the patio outside the pool area unless you again buy food or drinks from restaurant. The hotel has rented the whole area to them. Waste of money find a different hotel

Older hotel in immaculate condition. Scuba on premises. Snuba next door at Jeannie's. Great for any meal. 2 blocks from downtown. Food and drinks good but pricey. Lounge chairs needed upgraded. Tables and chairs plentiful with umbrellas.

We did not like the agreement the hotel made with the bar/restaurant you had to purchase something every day at the bar/restaurant to have access near the pool and beach area! This would be illegal here in the U.S. I think It's very tacky. The WiFi we used was associated with the bar/restaurant, we had to purchase something every day or we didn't have anywhere to go online except the very small lobby which was the location of the hotel's WiFi. I understand this hotel is mainly for divers and maybe they don't care about their bar bill or WiFi or the pool area but we are travelers and we do care. I would not recommend this hotel. We told them we had ants in the room and nothing was done to eliminate them. We saw a number of large cockroaches and their answer was to step on them! This hotel has a good location but so does many other nice hotels in the area, we will start trying some new ones near downtown. Taxi's are very high to get to the good beaches like Paradise, it was about $20.00 each way. We will not be going back to Cozumel for quite some time, people were generally nothing like they used to be, helpful, kind, etc. Almost everyone seemed greedy and rude this trip, very disappointing. Before I left the hotel manager asked if I left a tip for the maid, I have never had this before, that's up to the individual however I do always tip the maid because they are low paid. We did try out the buses and really enjoyed the city tour they provided, when you can take it bus, it's 8 pesos!

We've been staying at hotel Barracuda since 1990. It is Clean, comfortable and right on the water. Best dive shop on the island, Dive Paradise, has a shop in the building and boats pick up divers on the dock at the hotel. Swim up bar and restaurant. Clean pool. Gregorio and Juan at the front desk are great!

This hotel is not big on luxury, but then the price reflects that idea. All rooms have a beautiful ocean view, the hotel is located close to nice restaurants within walking distance, scheduling activities is easy, and there is a large grocery store right across the street. Money exchange is also within walking distance. My fiancé and I would return again.

Had a peeping Tom in our original room, hotel took care of us. Upgraded to a beach front room, happy with that. No Name bar pretty much controls pool area, we bring an ice chest and spend our days in the sun. Bar would only allow us to stay in certain area, I paid my money, one would think you could sit anywhere on hotel property. Not the case, stayed several times, but this was the last....would not recommend.

Close to down town, not a lot to the place your basic room

No crystal chandeliers, but if you want a bargain great room this is it. Older, but on the water, dive boats pull within feet of your door, rooms are well kept, neat and clean. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. It's just a good bed with ceiling fan and small refrigerator, but right across the street is Mega, and everything else is within a very close walking distance. Right in town at Punta Longsta you just can't beat the Barracuda for a great bargain and a great place to stay

It was my first time at this hotel, recommended to me by others and I must say that I plan to come back on another mission. The location, the food sold at the hotel's bar, ease of commute to town and ease of dealings w/ the dive operator makes this hotel a very good choice. I'll be sure to tell other divers going down to Coz to check it out.

Awesome location. Good snorkeling. Nice pool with good food. Great sunsets. Easy walk to town. Dated rooms. Desperate need of new mattress'.

Enjoyed my stay. Room was very basic and clean. Mattress was a little saggy. Air conditioning worked well. Great sea view from the balcony. Nice swimming out front. Good food and drinks from the bar. Lots of young people around all day, who were cruise ship workers who hang out at the bar all day. Good location, close to lots of bars and restaurants., and a huge grocery store across the street.

Avenida Rafaeli E Melgar 628 Cozumel QROO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dolphinaris
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Colonia Centro, Hotel Barracuda is adjacent to Gonzalo Guerrero and within a 5-minute walk of Palacio Municipal. This 40-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Centrally located in Cozumel, the hotel is connected to a shopping center, and a short walk from Dolphinaris and Punta Morena.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with continental breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 40 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with dining areas. Guests can expect to find 40-cm TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and bidets. Minibars, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Barracuda enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a ferry terminal shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and a terrace.

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Guest reviews for Hotel Barracuda

Everyone (7) Couples (10) Family (5) Other (5) Friends (3)
5
Family

It's right on the water, excellent view. Close to town within easy walking distance.

By on Jan 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 29, 2020

Thank You for your visit. it was a pleasure to serve you.

4
Friends

Good location. Some loud music on the weekends by the pool and lounge which is separate from the hotel.

By on Nov 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

thnak you for your visit your comments will help us a lot

5
Everyone

My dive buddies and I have been staying at the 'Cuda for years on scuba trips. It is a wonderful place to stay for us. Nothing fancy...just a clean, comfortable room with a wonderful sunset view. I don't think the staff has hardly changed in all of our years staying there. Very friendly people. It's not the Ritz, but it's home when I'm in Coz.

By on Oct 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

Thank You for your visit it was a pleasure to serve you

2
Partner Couples Business Business

This property is old and run down. If you want a place to shower and sleep, it’s fine. The bed was comfortable and housekeeping keeps the place very clean. But there’s no hairdryer, shampoo is in a baby food jar, bare light bulbs on the wall, duct tape on the door. The air conditioner worked thank god because it’s humid as hell there.

By on Jun 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2019

Thank You for your visit

5
Everyone

LOVED the pool area and the parties with the cruise ship members !!!! Internet access in the rooms would be preferred.

By on May 10, 2019

Review comment responded on May 16, 2019

Thank You for your comments, maybe soon we will have internet in the rooms.

4
Family

I did not like that they charged an additional fee at check-in, above what I had already payed on Orbitz (surprise).

By on Apr 15, 2019

Review comment responded on May 16, 2019

the fee is new is mandatory and is from city hall, the agency give to the guests that information at the reservation form

5
Everyone

By on Aug 3, 2018

4

exactly as advertised, basic room in a great spot.

Everyone

Very basic room, inexpensive in a great location. Would have liked to have a dresser in our room, could have a coffee pot and microwave in the lobby. But for the cost the air conditioner worked great, for ease of diving, and convenience to town we would definitely stay here again.

By , from Wisconsin on Jun 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2018

thanks for your comments on your next trip PLEASE if you have any special request let us know we can to make your vacations happy.

4

barracuda

Everyone

Wonderful staff at this hotel, the dive boats pick you up right at the hotel dock, great location close to town, only 2 drawbacks... extremely loud thump-bumping music at the pool bar and the mattresses are uncomfortable.

By on Mar 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2018

Thanks for your comments,I don´t know if you talk with reception about your complain the owner is here everyday to help costumers, and the manager will fix any problem for the guests,

2

description completely false

Everyone

The only truth about the description listed is the location. Location is walking distance from everything. The rest is completely false! No room service, no coffee shop/cafe, no kitchen or space to spread out for dining as described! The kitchen is a small fridge nothing else not even a coffee maker or microwave. Definitely no mini bar. No pillow top beds, hardest bed I have ever slept in. Free wifi only in the lobby, no mini golf. You can't even lay at the pool unless you buy food or drinks from the restaurant that runs it. Which is separate from the hotel. You also can not lay in the lounge chairs on the patio outside the pool area unless you again buy food or drinks from restaurant. The hotel has rented the whole area to them. Waste of money find a different hotel

By on Mar 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2017

I HONEST I DONPT KNOW WHY MY ANSWER WAS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.

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