Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa del Carmen

ex. Shangri-La Caribe

Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5A Y, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710show map
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Overview

Mahekal Hotel is situated in the center of Playa del Carmen in 15 minutes walking distance from Quinta Avenida.

Mahekal Hotel lies 1.7 km away from Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church. The distance between Playa del Carmen city center and the property is 2 km.

Mahekal Beach Resort lies near a national park and a tropical garden as well as a sandy beach.

It will take a 55-minute drive to get to Cancun International airport.

Rooms

The guestrooms look out on the ocean.

Eat & Drink

The bar Los Tabernacos Bistro Lounge is situated 700 meters of the property.

Services

A business centre, a meeting room and a banquet hall along with a car park, a souvenir shop and a beauty shop are available for guests.

Relax

Guests will relax indulging in Turkish steam bath, reflex massage and facials. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness centre.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Game room

Children's pool

High chairs

Cots

Private beach

Beach access

Sun loungers

Umbrellas

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

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

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no cots provided in a room.  There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Playa Del Carmen (PCM)1.4 mi
Cancun International (CUN)30.4 mi
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  93  reviews

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10.0
Location
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    We loved swimming in the ocean, lounging by the ocean, ordering drinking from our beach chair, happy hour special, hammocks, food and service. Proximity to night life, shopping and restaurants is a short cab ride away.

    More activities for teens.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Brillian location. Quiet, and on an excellent beach. Close to Playa if you wanted a bit more. Loved the size, a small intimate hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great location on a beautiful beach. Friendly, helpful staff.

    I really enjoyed the waiters but the food, which is included. Is mediocre to sometimes bad. There are better options close by. Also wish there was a no smoking section at the beach. In order to get shade on the beach we were often (usually) in direct line of smokers. It's sad to travel a long distance to go to a beautiful beach and breath intense cigarette smoke!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Mahekal is located on a beautiful beach, is meticulously maintained, has a friendly efficient staff, excellent meals, and is an excellent value. It is walking distance from downtown Playa del Carmen. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location (close to 5th Ave. In Playa del Carmen) friendly and helpful staff great casitas right on the beach

    The sewage smell emenating from the beach/ocean, sewage dumped right in ocean? It made for short stays on the beach and very reluctant to go swimming in ocean. The shower temperature not always hot, it was motly warm and sometimes no hot water at all!

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I loved the location of this resort. It is right on the beach and you wake up to the sound of the ocean waves. The staff are above and beyond expectation and fullfill your every need. The staff also was very helpful in getting our tours scheduled and planning for us. I recommend this resort 100% and I would return. The only thing I could say that I didnt like is that there are no phones or alarm clocks in the rooms which makes it a little difficult.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent facility, great location right on the beach with great landscaping and very nice rooms, good staff

    Being forced to take the "half board" arrangement (two meals a day) with the room. Would have liked to have chosen no food, or breakfast only for a lesser price.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Individually styled one or two storey bungalows surrounded by tropical gardens leading down to an amazing sandy beach. Walking distance to downtown where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We have alot of expirience with traveling and it was one of our favorite

    The water pressure at the shower is too low

  • 6.6
    Good

    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...

  • 9.2
    Superb

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

    Uncomfortable bed- mattress needed replacing

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  93 reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
28of 224 hotels in Playa del Carmen
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no cots provided in a room.  There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Playa Del Carmen (PCM)1.4 mi
Cancun International (CUN)30.4 mi
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