Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa del Carmen

ex. Shangri-La Caribe

Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5A Y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa del Carmen

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Diving center

Tennis court

Golf course

Scuba diving

Snorkeling

Kayaking

Billiards/Pool tables

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

Overview

Located in the center of Playa del Carmen, the 4-star Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort offers spacious rooms together with an outdoor swimming pool, a diving center and a spa center. Operating in Playa del Carmen since 1982, this hotel features traditional architecture and modern comforts.

It lies within 10 minutes' walk of Xcaret Eco Theme Park, 5th Avenue and Cenote Chaak Tun. This unique venue is 2 km away from the center of Playa del Carmen.

Direct access to the white-sand beach and surrounding parks and a national park is provided.

The property enjoys excellent location within a 50-minute drive to Cancun International airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 121 rooms featuring Classic Two Room Pool Side Bungalow, Private Beachfront Bungalow and Penthouse Penthouse. Guests will appreciate a wonderful view of the garden from their rooms. All bathrooms come with a hairdryer, toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Offering a deluxe buffet breakfast, the hotel invites guests to the pool area. The open-air restaurant serves special seafood meals. Guests are welcome to the Casa Club Poolside bar to relax with a drink.

Services

The hotel offers a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and free parking as well as a meeting room, a business center and a catering service for guests' comfort.

Relax

The property features a playroom, babysitting service and a pool for children. Such activities as snorkeling, scuba diving and mountain biking are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   121.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Adventure sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Diving center
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Pet amenities available
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Swim-up bar
  • Beach bar
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach club
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Free cabanas
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Rainforest view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of USD 35 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5A Y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710

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City Center
  • Playa del Carmen
    1.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge (cuisine: Bar)
    2200 ft
  • Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    121

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or Double beds
Size: 325 sq. feet
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DOUBLE PALAPA-GARDEN VIEW

Room facilities
    Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Beachfront Double RoomHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Beachfront Double RoomHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Beachfront Double Room
    Beachfront Double Room
    Bed type: King Size bed
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      Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Classic Two Room Pool Side Bungalow
      Classic Two Room Pool Side Bungalow
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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      Offering garden views, these classic cabanas consist of individual bungalows or private rooms in a 2-room duplex. They are located are close to the Casa Club poolside bar and the Caribe pool. The beach is less than 100 metres away.

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        Bungalow
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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        These rooms may be individual bungalows or private rooms in a 3-storey building, located in either the Caribe or the Aventura section of the resort. They each have a private balcony with views of the sea and gardens.

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          Triple Room
          Bed type: Triple
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            Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Quad
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              Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Family Double RoomHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Family Double RoomHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Family Double Room
              Family Double Room
              Bed type: Double Bed
              Size: 325 sq. feet
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              Garden View Palapa

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                Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Deluxe Double RoomHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Deluxe Double RoomHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Deluxe Double Room
                Deluxe Double Room
                Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or Triple
                Size: 325 sq. feet
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                Deluxe Room (Ocean front) - Breakfast and dinner or lunch-no drinks

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                  Deluxe Bungalow
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                  This bungalow features a private pool and air conditioning

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                    Deluxe Suite
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                      Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Private  Pool Side BungalowHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Private  Pool Side BungalowHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Private  Pool Side Bungalow
                      Private Pool Side Bungalow
                      Bed type: Double Bed
                      Size: 305 sq. feet
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                      Offering a balcony with hammocks and garden views, these stylish air-conditioned rooms are either individual bungalows or private rooms in a 2-storey casita with unique thatched palapa roofs. They have a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. These rooms are located close to the Casa Club poolside bar and the Caribe pool, less than 100 metres from the beach.

                      Room facilities
                        Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Private  Beachfront BungalowHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Private  Beachfront BungalowHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Private  Beachfront Bungalow
                        Private Beachfront Bungalow
                        Bed type: Double Bed
                        Size: 305 sq. feet
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                        • Air conditioning
                        • Private bathroom
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                        Offering a balcony with hammocks and ocean views, these stylish air-conditioned rooms are either individual bungalows or private rooms in a 2-storey casita. They have air conditioning, a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. These rooms are located in the Caribe and Aventura sections of the complex, very close to the beach.

                        Room facilities
                          Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Penthouse PenthouseHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Penthouse PenthouseHotel Mahekal Beach Resort Penthouse Penthouse
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                          Bed type: King Size bed
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                            Bed type: King Size bed
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                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen location
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                              Hotel Address:

                              Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5A Y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Playa del Carmen
                                1.1 mi
                              Airports
                              Restaurants
                              • Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge (cuisine: Bar)
                                2200 ft
                              • Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
                                2500 ft
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-In:
                                from  12 pm
                              • Check-Out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2011
                              • Number of rooms:
                                121

                              Hotel Awards

                              MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPlaya del CarmenHotel Mahekal Beach Resort

                              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                              Best Spa Hotels in Mexico

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                              • Terminal foránea de autobuses ADO - 3700 ft
                              • 28 de Julio Square - 4000 ft
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                              Local Attractions

                              • Sian ka'an Jeep Tour Expedition - 1.4 mi
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                              • Cenote Chaak Tun - 1.8 mi
                                Av. Juarez, Playa del Carmen

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                              • Riviera Art Gallery - 3700 ft
                                20th Street between 5th Av. & 10th Av., Playa del Carmen

                                Restaurants Nearby

                                • Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge - 2200 ft

                                  Address: 1st Avenue North between 10 y 12
                                  Phone: 984-803-1674

                                  84% likes this, based on 295 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Bar
                                  Price Range: USD 7 - USD 16

                                • Kaxapa Factory - 2600 ft

                                  Address: Av Constituyentes, betwen 10 and 15 avenues
                                  Phone: 9841471645

                                  89% likes this, based on 558 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Venezuelan
                                  Price Range: USD 5 - USD 9

                                • Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe - 2500 ft

                                  Address: 5th Ave & Constituyentes
                                  Phone: +52 984 803 5748

                                  71% likes this, based on 930 reviews
                                  Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Café
                                  Price Range: USD 6 - USD 21

                                • Oh Lala - 3000 ft

                                  Address: Calle 14 bis between 10th & 15th Av.
                                  Phone: 9841274844

                                  90% likes this, based on 533 reviews
                                  Cuisine: International
                                  Price Range: USD 9 - USD 32

                                Hotel information
                                • Check-In:
                                  from  12 pm
                                • Check-Out:
                                  until  12 pm
                                • Year renovated:
                                  2011
                                • Number of rooms:
                                  121

                                Hotel Awards

                                MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPlaya del CarmenHotel Mahekal Beach Resort

                                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                                Best Spa Hotels in Mexico

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                                Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort Reviews

                                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort

                                Average guest rating

                                8.6out of 10
                                Exceptional
                                Based on 80 reviews

                                Rating by category:

                                Location
                                10.0
                                Value
                                10.0

                                Individual guest reviews

                                • Couple
                                  6.6

                                  Location! Nice budget bungalow style beach resort. Food at dinner was very good!

                                  No refrigerator! Air conditioning was not strong enough. Safe was too small. Sand everywhere in your bungalow...

                                • Couple
                                  9.2

                                  Friendliness of staff, unplugged atmosphere, clean beach and pools, decent food, proximity to town

                                  Uncomfortable bed- mattress needed replacing

                                • Family with children
                                  9.6

                                  The verandah with hammocks and the separate bungalows were great, everything was just steps from the beach. Many palm trees around made you feel like you were in a somewhat remote area, yet you were only blocks from all the nightlife in Playa del Carmen. Security personnel were on the beach all the time to insure the resort chairs and grass huts (palapas) were available to the guests and to keep the resort private. I felt very safe all the time!

                                  There is a lack of instructional material that would help travellers visiting the hotel know what to do: ie: trade beach towels in each day at front desk for new ones, a menu in the room to help decide if you want to have lunch or dinner each day, whether there is take out food from the restaurant or whether food can be ordered at the bar and during what times, etc

                                • Couple
                                  9.2

                                  Beach wonderful, pool and gardens just unbelievable! Rooms set with air conditioner and fans are very comfortable. Very quite. Live music. Chill-out area to hang out and meet other couples. All in all a great experience.

                                  One can say that the breakfast was a bit boring. Always the same fruit and same menu.

                                • Single
                                  7.8

                                  The big plus is that this hotel is at walking distance from just about everything, but not in the middle of it. It has it's own beach which which seemed a bit better then the hotels around. Also, the dive centre is pretty good. I enjoyed the stay overall because the location is great, the set-up is nice, staff are friendly and the beach is good. Also found the hammocks outside the porch a very nice touch.

                                  This is some sort of eco resort. The rooms are very, very basic. No mini bar, screen, Wifi or any other services that would make it a 4 or even 5 star hotel.

                                • Couple
                                  5.8

                                  Perfect location for beach vacation. Very friendly staff, always attentive and polite. The general set-up of the resort grounds was excellent, very well maintained and spotlessly clean.

                                  Very poor accommodation! For "Premier" room, the setup was outdated and very poor. Some specifics: The thatched roof leaked, smelled, and meant that the room was constantly humid and our belongings damp. Often we had insects falling from the roof onto the bed, which was also offputting. The bathroom was at best basic and, like the general decor of the room and furniture, very dated. To add to this; mismatched (length) curtains which wouldn't close, with water stains and remnants of squashed insects. We chose this resort for a luxury beach holiday, and due to the state of the accommodation we left disappointed

                                • Older travelers
                                  7.0

                                  The beautiful beach, ocean and sea breeze.

                                • Couple
                                  7.4

                                  Perfect location, beautiful beach, cute rooms / houses, nice resort layout, great services

                                  Bathroom needs an update

                                • Couple
                                  6.2

                                  Walking distance from the centre of town (5th avenue with shops and restaurants). Good quality food. Flexibility to change halfpension - breakfast dinner to breakfast lunch. Nice and clean rooms.

                                  Make sure you are on the aventura side otherwise you will hear the music from nearby club/disco. Price is on the high side and ocean view is to be taken lightly - a glimpse in the distance is already considered as ocean view.

                                • Couple
                                  9.6

                                  great location, definitely the best beach around, took a walk on the beach to compare other beaches and hotels, Mahekal has definitely the best beach

                                  beachbar was missing,

                                • Couple
                                  9.2

                                  Originally we booked 4 nights. After the first night, we realized we want more! We booked 4 additional nights. This hotel is so gooood. The food, the staff, the private beach, the room, the nature in this place, everithing!!! I´m not happy to write this because I dont want more people to come here, but I must write it owe it to all other people who writes. So, if you are a couple, you just must be here....... This is a dream coming true.

                                  There are mosquitoes.. :(

                                How to reach hotel

                                hotel Hotel Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen location
                                Show big map »

                                Hotel Address:

                                Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5A Y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710

                                Get directions
                                City Center
                                • Playa del Carmen
                                  1.1 mi
                                Airports
                                Restaurants
                                • Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge (cuisine: Bar)
                                  2200 ft
                                • Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
                                  2500 ft
                                Hotel information
                                • Check-In:
                                  from  12 pm
                                • Check-Out:
                                  until  12 pm
                                • Year renovated:
                                  2011
                                • Number of rooms:
                                  121

                                Hotel Awards

                                MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPlaya del CarmenHotel Mahekal Beach Resort

                                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                                Best Spa Hotels in Mexico

                                Use Badge