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Villas HM Palapas del Mar

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our room was on the third floor which required going up a spiral staircase but it was bright, very spacious and very clean and comfortable. The beaches on Holbox where the best beaches we have ever visited in Mexico! Just gorgeous and the water was so warm! The eating accomodations at the hotel were okay. The breakfast was included in the room price and had good choices. The lunch and dinner had limited choices around a theme. (Chinese for dinner the night we were there). There are some really good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel though.

Words cant do this hotel and actually this island justice, the setting is unique, the attention to detail from the staff is so warm and the entire experience cannot be compared. This is a quiet oasis in a tropical paradise, really simple but just perfect. Spend the entire day barefoot, enjoy drinks by the beach all day long and have an amazing dinner at sunset, cant leave any bad comments because I really had such a great time.

Beautiful place for a romantic stay. Hotel is very clean and the staff is very friendly. Our stay was for a long weekend getaway and it was just that and more! Rooms are very spacious with the beach right outside. Highly recommend this hotel and Holbox in general. Would definitely come back!

A mid-sized resort with large well furnished apartments right on the beach. Kitchen if you want to eat in or restaurant on property and can walk to town in this out of the way Mexican village. The whale shark swim should be on any diver's to do list and hotel made arrangements easily. Highly recommended!

We liked this hotel very much but some things could be improved.The air conditioner in our room did not work. After three attempts by maintenance, starting at check in at 3pm, 5pm and 9pm, they got it to work for a few minutes at a time, it was decided at 11pm that it couldn't be fixed and we were given a noisy fan and told that no other room was available to move us too. The night manager did not offer or hint at any kind of compensation but told us it was an unforeseen problem he could do nothing about and accused me of yelling at his staff, which I didn't. We had a terrible night. The following morning the GM arranged for a new room, compensated us by offering a free lunch and dinner and sent a bottle of wine and a fruit plate to our room. A nice gesture that was very much appreciated. There is an a la carte menu plus a buffet at lunch, but not at dinner, only the buffet. It had no seafood only one dish of fish but no shrimp or any other seafood. The only beer offered is Corona, no other selections are available. Other than that our stay was a pleasant one. Lovely grounds, good service, great beach, nice pool and the town is only a 40 peso cab ride or a 10 minute walk away.

Although the hotel is showing its age, it is still a charming place in a charming setting. The front desk staff are very helpful. The restaurant is best for breakfast, lunch and dinner are so-so at best. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed relaxing in the hammock on the deck.

We had a good time in Holbox at Villas Paraiso. Now in an exclusive hotel at Akumal we are longing back to that relaxing atmosphere. Nice and helpful personnel at the hotel helped us celebrate a birthday.

I am so happy that I finally planned a vacation to holbox island, its been on my list for a few years, and in many ways i think its still "undiscovered" and was (thankfully) not full of tourists. Its a similar style to Tulum, but again, not as exploited. We had a fantastic time not only on the island, but our hotel really stepped it up and provided fantastic accommodations, and such sweet service from all the staff, who even took time to take pictures of us. Waking up and having the beach right outside your door, and listening to the ocean at night is priceless in so many ways, the location of this hotel is perfect.

A nice and charming hotel located at the lovely, sandy island of Holbox. The Hotel have a good location appr. 600 m. from center of the small village. Breakfast was a good mix of fresh fruits all the way to scrambled eggs. We never tried the restaurant at the Hotel because we prefer the local restaurants egen we're out tävling. The rooms was very nice and so we're the outdoor area surrounding the hotel. Very good located, only 50 m. to the Beach. Highly recommended.

I find the description of "on the beach" a bit deceiving as it is actually on the other side of the road from the beach. So there is constant traffic of the local Holbox taxis going by all day. The hotel doesn't offer actual beachside palapas or seating. If it had been directly on the beach like some of the others it would be amazing. Agree with one of the previous reviews that breakfast was just mediocre. Did have plumbing issues with our room that they never did seem to be addressed. If we return to Isla Holbox we will stay somewhere that is truly directly on the beach.

Avenida Plutarco Elias S/N Isla Holbox QROO

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Villas HM Palapas del Mar is a short stroll from Main Square and Holbox Church. This 52-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and a rooftop terrace. It's on the beach and also near Punta Mosquito Beach and Passion Island.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


All 52 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies or patios, refrigerators, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

2 outdoor pools, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Villas HM Palapas del Mar. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 145 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Junior Suite

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite (Single)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Junior Suite with private pool: 2 queen beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite sea front: 1 king bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1210 reviews