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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We stayed four nights at lovely, airy, and eco-friendly Balamku this March. As others have noted, the rooms are spacious and bright with palapa roof and exceptionally neat bathroom. I loved the composting toilet--simply push a pedal to remove waste for composting. These green features were especially impressive because I never felt at all inconvenienced by them. In fact, this...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review for Balamku. The information and insights are very much appreciated. The sargasso is under control and we hope a natural event that is over. We do work hard to make Balamku special and therefore, thank you so very much for letting other travellers know your experience .

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Well, I think it says a lot that after our stay at Balamku, we wish the owner Teresa was related to us! She is a kind and genuinely thoughtful person and host. (Manny was out of town during most of our stay). We stayed four nights in an impeccably clean room- seriously one of the cleanest showers I've seen in...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your extensive comments on the service and our hotel's space. This is very helpful for other traveller's who will benefit from your review. The local bus passes our place every day at 3pm so folks without cars can hire a taxi, walk, or enjoy our local bus when going to town thank you for staying with us. It...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My husband and I recently spent a week in this amazing place. It was so relaxing to be away from the craziness back home. The beach is beautiful and very peaceful . The breakfast that is included in the price was absolutely delicious. What stood out the most for us were our hosts Manny & T. They really went above...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words for the team at Balamku. We really want our guests to know as much as possible about the area as well as enjoying our hotel and breakfasts! Hope to see you again.

Ajijic, Mexico
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Great location and wonderful hosts. The only sound is the surf and there is always a refreshing breeze. Delicious and ample breakfasts. It's removed from the hustle of Majahual and the cruise ships. You can't miss with Balamku.

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We really appreciate you taking time to describe some of the best features of Balamku! Thank you for sharing with others .

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 17 March 2015

this was our second time at Balamku. Lovely small hotel right on the water. I read some earlier posts and their disgust of the trash on the beach. There is a reason for that. The ocean current flows in such a way that the entire Yucatan coastline is the worlds dump. The currents wash up trash from 19 different countries...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your return visit. We always hope our guests can tell us while at the hotel, if they have any problems so we can immediately provide a solution even changing rooms or mattresses. We check beds frequently and suppose that there may be individual differences in what people like in terms of firmness etc. The currents are another...

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We found the accommodations perfect -- Balamku is quiet, comfortable and beautiful, away from the craziness in town. Breakfasts were delicious, and there are also tasty meals available at nearby Maya Luna resort and the Travel In. In particular we enjoyed talking with our host, Manny, who is not only knowledgeable about marine life but life in general. We were...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Balamku. We enjoy sharing information with our guests and helping them find the best of Costa Maya and Mahahual. Always fun with pleasant folks like yourselves.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Our family (kids are 12 & 14) just returned from a fabulous week at this amazing place. It was such a fantastic trip made perfect by this incredible Inn. The location was idyllic, serene and beautiful with snorkeling, swimming, sunning and kayaking right out the door. The hotel provided both sun chairs, beach towels, hammock and shade for every room...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and your enthusiasm for who we are and what we do! Very much appreciated.

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This small hotel is a private, quiet, comfortable and eco-designed spot situated right on the beach with a snorkel-friendly reef just off shore. The staff are delightful, very friendly and accommodating. What a great place in which to relax but also a spot from which one can explore the southern part of this Mexican coastline. Great breakfasts; comfortable cabanas.

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It is always a pleasure hosting guests like you. We are very fortunate to have such amazing folks stay with us! thank you for your kind words!

auckland
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Totally relaxed spot. Fantastic hosts and staff! The setting is peaceful and gorgeous. Just far enough away from town to feel secluded, but close enough to be convenient. Our housekeeper was literally the best I have ever had.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are really proud of our staff and will be sure to let them how you raved on internet about their work! thank you for taking the time to tell others about Balamku. Very much appreciated

California
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Located outside of town ..it is a $15 cab ride. But once there it is beautiful. Rooms are simple and clean. Oceanfront, very quiet. All rooms have patios. Breakfast is a real treat! Delicious! If you are looking for r & r it's much nicer than staying in town with all the cruise traffic.

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We appreciate your review and glad you enjoyed our place. The taxi cost was the only thing that we would say was more than usual. Must have been the road which is now excellent! We're working on internet in 10 but it is a good thing to mention as some guests must have usage in their room and all the...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balamku is a small ecological hotel that offers beautiful rooms all facing the Sea and directly on the beach. We guarantee privacy, tranquility and excellent service. Since we are 6 kms south of Mahahual, our hotel is never noisy or crowded. We do not work with cruise ship folks so privacy is never compromised. The newly improved beach road makes access to town easy in less than 10 minutes. Kayaks are free to explore the reef just metres from our beach for great snorkeling. Large breakfasts are included as well as taxes.Enjoy the Caribbean Sea away from the crowds and relax in our natural environment.Please join us for private YOGA here or in town. Exceptional experience! Look for our YOGA retreats on FB ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balamku Inn on the Beach

Address: 5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Price Range: RM437 - RM540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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