Hotel Amaite and Spa3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Holbox island is really lovely if you are into not very crowded-more natural places. We stayed in Amaite Hotel & Spa and we definitely agree that we couldn't select better for our stay. The hotel is in walking distance from the dock from Chiquila port. The building is very clean, the beach set-up is really nice, with camastros, palapas and hammocks. The rooms are basic but very comfortable; as expected for a real vacation, rooms do not feature TV set or cable, but Wifi internet is available. The continental breakfast is just great. Fresh fruit, gourmet bread, juice of the day, butter and home made jelly that are phenomenal (papaya-cinnamon is the best) served in their beach front restaurant. Lovely view and healthy breakfast. The staff is very friendly. Edwin in thw front desk, Lety from housekeeping and the barman and waiters for the beach are always attentive. The property is located close to the Holbox main plaza-downtown, so it is sometimes a little noisy at night, but we fell asleep with no problem. Once we go back, we wi definitely stay here again...
we stayed overnight. no water....we could not take a shower or flush. terrible service. and the island has become one big garbage dump. garbage everywhere. environmentally speaking it is a hazard. won't go back. and it was one of our favorite getaways.
Isla Holbox is changing, but we are thankful that the Hotel Amaite remains largely unchanged, and that is what makes it such a fabulous place to stay. My wife and I enjoyed 3 ½ relaxing weeks at the Hotel Amaite in February, our third year in a row with them. It was our longest and perhaps our most enjoyable stay. Warm, genuine, unpretentious hospitality from Eduardo and the entire staff in a lovely, comfortable hotel right on the beach continues to be what the Amite offers. Many on the island seem to be trying to turn Holbox into another Riviera Maya or Isla Mujeres. But, thankfully, not so at the Hotel Amaite. We hope that never changes. That’s not to say that nothing changes at the Amaite. Each year we notice subtle improvements making our stay more comfortable. Beds in Mexican hotels (as in European hotels) tend to be hard by American standards. This year, we enjoyed new mattresses which were very comfortable. We also enjoyed massages twice on premises during our stay – both were great. We started each day with the included breakfast of really good, homemade bread toasted and topped with fresh fruit spread, a plate of fresh fruit, and good coffee. You can pay extra for other breakfast choices if you’re a big breakfast person. For us, the included breakfast is plenty. Our anniversary occurred while we were there and we celebrated with a fantastic seafood dinner by torchlight on the hotel’s small pier. Excellent food and service in a very romantic setting. We like the hotel’s location close to the action on the town square and many good places to eat. This is the cleanest hotel we’ve ever stayed at. Daily cleaning is well done, then one a week each room gets an even more thorough housecleaning. Isla Holbox is mostly a nature preserve and the hotel staff and owner are active in local projects to preserve and protect the island’s diverse ecology. Another reason we like staying at this hotel. If a slick, all-inclusive resort is your thing, the Hotel Amaite is probably not a good choice. In fact, Holbox is probably not a good choice unless you stay way up the beach in one of the big, relatively flashy and more isolated places. But then, if that is your thing, why go to the extra effort required to get to Holbox? If you like enjoying the people and the local culture of an area, you almost certainly will enjoy a stay on Isla Holbox at the Hotel Amaite very much. We sure do. We already have reservations for next year.
The hotel is in a nice position; the beach is super close and the rooms are very basic but clean. Unfortunately, the hotel left unattended (with the exception of a useless security guard) from approx. 10pm until morning therefore if other guests are loud, drunk or both, good luck trying to call the reception for help. Additionally, the island is a giant downtown Cancun with crazy music blasting until 3-4am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We decided to go to such a remote place to relax, sleep and enjoy time off from work. Unfortunately, our peace was at the mercy of the local discos and rude quests and the hotel management offers absolutely no help whatsoever. Paradise ruined.
We absolutely loved our stay at Amaite. The location was perfect; literally steps away from "downtown" Holbox. Private beach access with the most lovely loungers and hammocks. Clean, quaint room looking right onto the ocean - this place is paradise! We loved the coffee and breakfast in the morning. Thank you to the amazing staff at Amaite, too!
Isla Holbox is a magical place. I fear that it could be ruined if too many people visit and the island loses its charm. Don't visit! You will either love Hotel Amaite or you will hate it. It is as close to the night action as possible and still be on the beach. It is very loud at night and the rooms are not sound insulated. You can hear bands playing ALL night long and the locals party on the beach next to the hotel. The Hot Corner Bar is directly behind the hotel and it jumps with the backpacking crowd. You will love it or hate it because of the location and noise. If you need your beauty rest, go elsewhere. If you want action, stay here. The staff was wonderful and accommodating. The food was great, but there are so many great little places to eat on the island, you can't go wrong. You are only two blocks from the town center and all it has to offer, or you can walk for miles on the beach in either direction and escape the people in town. We were there for Carnaval, which was particularly eventful and loud. Everyone partied around the clock, but not in the obnoxious Cancun type of partying.
We enjoyed the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in Amaite. The hotel is right at the beach, and it's such a centered and easy place to find and access from every direction. Our room was clean, simple and cozy and because the hotel is situated right at the beach, it was nice to just relax in the beach chairs and hammocks. We liked the sleepy and quiet beach club and the island was all in all a nice getaway from the busy Cancun.
A real beauty! Very nice beach. Free sun beds. Good rooms. We stayed at one of the first floor suites. Own pateo. Safety locker in the room. Two ACs and one fan. Free wifi. Only minor issues. breakfast good but too small Some might find the bar 100 meters away a bit disturbing. Didn't bother us though.
We booked this hotel because it had good reviews, reasonable prices and is on the beach. It delivered exactly what we expected. The room was actually larger than we expected, upstairs with a balcony looking out over the property and beach. Only room for improvement is more comfortable chairs on this balcony. The beds were quite firm, which was ok, just if you do any activity on them the squeaking is annoying. Shower was great, good water pressure and hot water available. Didn't use the AC. We liked the idea that we got glass bottled water to cut down on plastic waste, but then they switched to plastic bottles on day 5 (of 7). I really question why they replaced the towels everyday. We can read the notice and we hang our towels so we can reuse them (and conserve). Seems to me many hotels put that notice in the room then ignore your desire to reuse. They do offer massage but we did not have time to try them out. They have no yoga instructor but let us use the space to do yoga when we wanted. That was nice. Edwin at the front desk is from Holbox and is happy to answer any questions. Oh, bring ear plugs because their is often loud music, sometimes all night.
We spent 8 nights at this hotel, we slept well and really enjoyed being right on the beach once we stepped out of our room. Free breakfast is kinda small but it does the job (barely two fruit portions per person, fruit water glass, coffee and two dry toasts with marmalade and unsalted butter). Expect to be hungry again after a couple of hours. The beach was really nice and well taken care of for the better part of our stay, after a wind storm it was invaded by sea weeds for a fews days but there was nothing to be done about it so we can't complain! The rooms were cleaned daily and the beach furniture was nice and convenient. The hotel is situated on the beach and very close to the town which is very convenient. It has it's down sides for the light sleepers (there's a bar with musical guests right behind the hotel) but you can easily take a few naps in the hammocks on the beach during the day to make up for lost sleep hours!
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Hotel Amaite and Spa places you next to Main Square and within a 5-minute walk of Holbox Church. This 3-star hotel has 15 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Isla Holbox hotel are Passion Island and Yalahau Lagoon.
Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.
Hotel Amaite and Spa's 15 recently renovated rooms provide balconies or patios and safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. In-room massages are available.
Guests of Hotel Amaite and Spa enjoy features like a private beach, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a terrace and a garden.
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95% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 252 reviews