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Mahekal Beach Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Second time around. First one was just as good. The resort is right on the beach and there is an Oxxo convenience store a few feet away. Very friendly staff and a really diverse food selection. Lots of beach recliners and each room comes with two hammocks. The beach is nice and wide without a rocky bottom. Happy hour 5-6pm....

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maciek L- Second time around is twice as nice! Thanks for returning to the Mahekal Beach Resort and welcome to the repeat guest family! So happy to hear you enjoyed our resort and you know your way around. Glad you like the beach chairs, hammocks and happy hour! We do too. Hopefully when you return next time, our resort...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

After traveling for 14 days in Mexico we ended our journey at Mahekal. The bungalows are beautiful, the beach great. The staff are absolutely fantastic and they are very keen on making your stay as pleasant as possible. Special thanks to Rogelio at the restaurants, Marcos at the pool bar and the guys at the beach!

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1Thank Cindie C
Indianapolis, IN
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel is absolutely beautiful and one-of-kind! My husband and I stayed here on a 4-day couples trip with good friends. I can't say enough about the beauty of the grounds, facilities, ocean front, views and overall atmosphere. The rooms are a great balance between rustic, comfort, retreat and romance. The hammocks on each balcony are the perfect touch. The...

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2Thank lhelms1
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Just got back from a 4 day trip here, and we loved this place! We stayed in an ocean view palapa, and it was steps from the beach. Can't say enough good things -- beautiful beaches, beautiful rooms, beautiful resort. The staff is very friendly (especially Marco at the swim-up bar). The town of Playa Del Carmen is also a...

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Traveller062015- Beautiful! So happy to hear you loved our beautiful beaches, beautiful rooms, and beautiful resort! We love hearing when guests have an amazing time on holiday and especially when they specifically mention a staff member ( in this case Marco). We will be sure to let him know you enjoyed his attentive service. Next time when you return...

Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

This is the most amazing resort I've ever been too! The place is beyond gorgeous and so relaxing. They will do anything for you here and I'm righting this right now sitting by the beach because I'm so impressed with the vacation! The people are so kind and I cannot wait to come back again! :)

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Loveyy10- Thank you for taking your time while on your actual vacation to tell us what a wonderful holiday you are having! We love that! We are thrilled to hear the staff is going out of their way to ensure you are having a nice holiday and you are relaxing. I take it that since you wrote the review...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I was here with my mom on a "girls' week" trip in January 2015 and LOVED this resort so much that I just took my husband to Mahekal to celebrate his 50th birthday. We arrived back home to San Diego last night. I don't usually go back to a resort once I've been there even if I love it because...

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear LarissaCMS- Yay! Another repeat guest for Mahekal! I am so happy to hear we have been able to convince you to return! I agree with you, I like to explore new resorts as well so learning you chose us a second time in 4 months is especially an honor. Thank you. We don't try to be everything to every...

Colorado
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This was our fourth visit to Mahekal, so we obviously love the place. Unfortunately, we have a few negative things to report. 1. Last year, we had booked and confirmed a specific hut that we had stayed in twice before. We really liked this hut's location on the beach and near the pool. I called the hotel a week before...

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear JayBear- Thank you for sending us your thoughts about the new Mahekal Beach Resort on Trip Advisor. As a 4 time repeat guest of our seaside retreat, we value your opinion and care about your experience. Like so many of our royal and returning guests, we understand that you have a favorite Palapa room and we do our absolute...

laCrosse,WI
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Just got back from ten days of relaxation, discovering new places and meeting new friends! Spent the first several days in an ocean view room, which was very nice and then upgraded to an ocean front room. We loved the ocean front room and enjoyed watching families and friends have fun. No one on the beach was on a cell...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Agreeing with all the other reviewers, this is a wonderful resort and we will definitely return. We were very happy with our room, an ocean view palapa, although the rooms further back also seemed great. Higher floor is the way to go, the ground floor rooms don't feel as private. Would also be upset had we paid extra for an...

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Karen S, Director of Sales at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Albachelsea- Thank you so much for the glowing review of our New Mahekal Beach Resort! We loved reading your review and found it very positive and refreshing. Your comments about Ruben and his crew, Angel, Carlos will be shared with our Food and Beverage Director so he can compliment them for their great service. The second floor palapa rooms...

River Falls, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This was our first time to Playa del Carmen. The weather was absolutely perfect. We were able to spend time on the beach every day, and it's located very close to 5th Ave. The resort is very laid back: no TVs or phones in the room, which allowed for lots of relaxing. The staff was very helpful. For the most...

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Dear SunLover1127- Welcome to Playa del Carmen and the Mahekal Beach Resort family! I am so happy to hear you found our little paradise and you enjoyed your stay. The location is ideal isn't it? On the beach, just steps to your room and Quinta with all the shops, restaurants and nightlife, it's so much fun to visit and people...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mahekal Beach Resort is a legendary resort village located on 800 feet of white sand beach in the heart of vibrant Playa del Carmen. It has 198 thatched roof, palapa-style bungalows within steps of Fifth Avenue, the celebrated entertainment, shopping, and restaurant district of Playa del Carmen. The thousands of loyal repeat guests at Mahekal Beach Resort describe it as magical, memorable, and authentically Yucatecan. Our style is friendly and relaxed, a unique Caribbean experience where you can rock gently in a hammock on your private terrace and enjoy undoubtedly the best beach in Playa. Our guests love the fact that we have never compromised our truly unique ambiance and style. In keeping with that style, our rooms do not offer televisions. Instead, they feature original, brightly colored, Mexican tile bathrooms, private terraces with hammocks for siestas and star gazing, and locally-crafted Mexican wood furniture in an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy our magical sanctuary. The Resort offers meal plans that include breakfast daily and lunch or dinner. This choice gives our guests the opportunity to explore the many dining options in Playa del Carmen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mahekal Beach Resort

Address: Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Shangri-La Caribe)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: RM218 - RM1,737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mahekal Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Mahekal Beach Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Shangri La Caribe Hotel
Shangri La Caribe Playa Del Carmen
Mahekal Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Riviera Maya
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#21 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#30 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“The beach front rooms are wonderful!”
ashmeece, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Mahekal offers rooms for all tastes -- beach front, garden, luxury or moderately priced.”
  • This was our bungalow, #8. Fantastic location.
jamesrH1609XU, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“close to the beach”
mariesQ7684WQ, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closest to reception area are best”
BethB75205, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are nice and quiet. The oceanfront ones are larger, and the view is simply amazing!”
Paulamcconnell08, 16 May 2017 | Read review
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