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Playa Azul Golf, Scuba, Spa
Ranked #6 of 51 Hotels in Cozumel
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59 reviews
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“Nice place to relax”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Had a good week at the resort. I will say that I disagree with another review about not having to rise at the crack of dawn to get a beach chair. I found the opposite to be true. Locals and cruise ship tourists and cruise ship employees all use the beach at the resort, free of charge. So the beach was often crowded and there were rarely any open lounge chairs. And I did witness hotel guests as early as 6 AM claiming a spot on the beach before the cruisers and locals arrived. With that said, it was not an inconvenience to me as I spent every day diving and did not have need for a spot on the beach. There was always a spot open at the beach bar, which was my favorite hang out. Views from the room were awesone. Front desk staff was great. Waiters never actually brought me what I ordered but whatever they brought me was delicious anyway, LOL!. THe chef is fantastic. I think that my orders were just lost in translation. So my only negative thing would be sharing the resort with nonpaying customers (as is the law there).

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Enjoyed staying at the Playa Azul - it is a nice quaint small hotel on the north side of San Miguel de Cozumel. The hotel is very clean and comfortable with a small pool and right on the the ocean.

Food was excellent, especially for all-inclusive hotel food and the staff was eager to please.

The location is about 3 miles north of town, so if you want to be where the action is, this is definitely not the place. However, if you are looking for a place that's out of the way and somewhat secluded, a very good choice!

My only complaint was that the wi-fi is very slow and very unreliable. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not and when it did, it wasn't speedy.

Overall a nice stay -

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Colleyville, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We spent a week at the tranquil Playa Azul with our two teenage children. It was the best Cozumel trip we have ever had! The resort is beautiful and the food was wonderful!! The staff made us feel like family and we were sad to leave. Comfortable beds, never a wait for a beachside chair and a view that we can't wait to get back to!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

This past March 2012 is our second stay at Hotel Playa Azul. We were there in May 2012 and loved the property. Playa Azul fits exactly what we are looking for. It is a small property, so any room you get will be a mere steps to the beach. There are ample beach loungers, so no need to do the chair game of reserving at the crack of dawn. We hate that and would not go back to a property where guests do that.

The rooms all have fantastic views of the ocean. You can sit on your patio and be mesmerized by the different hues of blue water. Ahhhh, stress be gone!

The rooms are spacious, equipped with a coffee maker and a supply of local coffee which is actually really good, an in-room safe, a small tv, a hairdryer, and nice bath toiletries. The decor and furnishings are a bit dated, but the linens were always fresh. There is good wifi access from the room and on the beach, although no signal from the restaurants.

One of the major reasons we love this hotel is because there is some great snorkeling to be had along the front just off the beach. Lots of fish to see, both the usual suspects like sergeant majors, grunts, and parrotfish, as well as some that I get really excited about seeing, like yellow stingrays, flounders, angelfish, trunkfish, angelfish, and butterflyfish.

The staff are all great, always welcoming and friendly. The food is yummy, with a wide variety of choices. The free breakfast includes hot dishes like omellettes made to order, belgian waffles, bacon, sausage, to name a few, along with a variety of breads, fruits, orange juice, and pretty darn good coffee. All served with a smile!

Its location is just a few minutes to both the airport and town, so very easy to get around and the taxis are not too expensive.

We will be back!

Room Tip: Room 408 has two double beds. Room 405 has a single king bed, which seemed softer than the double b...
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We came for diving and the all-inclusive package as well as the small hotel atmosphere. The waiters are great at the restaurant and we were treated like queens. In fact, they even went and bought us a special fish at the market to prepare for us as we had been eating their wonderful fish every day.

The diving with Blue Dream is EXCEPTIONAL! If you want a stay and dive package this is the place as Dive Instructor and owner, Chris Perdamo, is TOP NOTCH.

The hotel is quiet and small and again the restaurant is great. Guacomole twice a day with every meal - great tortilla soup and the best fish I have ever had prepared in a variety of ways that never got old.

The beach is also very nice and again with the all-inclusive package having unlimited Pina Coladas, etc., while enjoying the beautiful beach is a relaxing way to spend multiple afternoons in the sunshine.

The rooms are in need of some updating and are on the small side - especially the bathrooms. And although we didn't come to watch television it would have been nice to have a bigger television (ours was 16" model) and no American channels. At night it would have been nice to be able to rent movies.

The drive to town costs $7 one way so the all inclusive option makes sense. We have stayed twice at the Occidental Grand with the all-inclusive option and I would pick Playa again and again. The big hotel experience was fine and the Occidental buffet was okay but the individual service that you get at Playa will trump the Occidental anytime.

BUT if you are coming for diving and a good hotel (not great) but with WONDERFUL service, this is the place to stay.

BLUE DREAM diving is exceptional and I won't dive with anyone else.

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Property: Playa Azul Golf, Scuba, Spa
Address: Carretera a San Juan Km 4 | Zona Hotelera Norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cozumel
#4 Spa Hotel in Cozumel
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Cozumel
Price range (per night): RM814 - RM1,157
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Azul Golf, Scuba, Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Playa Azul Golf Scuba Spa is an oceanfront, small, charming and family run hotel distinguished by its personal service from the staff and owners. A truly home-away-from-home resort for those who prefer to be close to the ocean but not far from their room. For those who like to enjoy a wonderful gastronomic experience and friendly atmosphere. Playa Azul is a Golf and Breakfast hotel but if you prefer the All Inclusive vacation our resort offers the best menu (a la carte) both for food and beverages. ... more   less 
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