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“Second time. Certainly not the last.”
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Casa el Pio
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Clean, safe, comfortable, convenient and reasonable. Everyone has different expectations and needs, but Casa El Pio suits ours just fine. A quiet location close to the action. A small inn which feels like your own place, and other friendly, confident and adventurous guests, which we met on occasion but barely saw. It was as if we had the place to ourselves most days.

In fact, our second trip was even better than the first: we knew what to expect and weren't disappointed. There is something about going back to the same ( and well liked ) place and to the same (deliberately chosen ) room that eliminates the anxiety of travel.

No frills ( minimalist design) yet all the conveniences. Mini fridge with a few complimentary arrival drinks, coffee maker and coffee, cutting board and glassware- ( in fact, all we needed to prepare our in-room snacks and pre-dinner cocktail). Nice dipping pool in the private courtyard, hidden away from the street. Rooftop is beautiful for sunning or, in our case, early evening respite before dinner. A/C worked great, plus ceiling fans in each room. Full length mirror, beach tote and Turkish towels.

The location was perfect for participating in the island's New Years celebration on the main plaza, which was a hoot! Close proximity to the ferry, north beach, and restaurant row - all within easy walking distance. We rented a cart for the duration ( hey, we are Chicagoans and need our wheels!), but could have done without one most days.

The staff did a great job with maintaining the facility, and the new manager, Jose, was very friendly and accommodating. When I made special requests, like a hair dryer, or for New Year's Day, extra towels, both were swiftly provided. Jose was a useful resource and great addition to the staff.

And......smiles all around when we spotted our " adopted" guitar waiting for our return. Thanks Hillary for keeping it around for guests to use!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have nice breeze and sea view from rooftop is lovely.
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

it was my second time to stay at casa el pio. took my daughter in law and we loved it. not one complaint. extra clean, water cooler right outside the door for door, beach bag and towels in room to take to beach, bed very comfortable. we had the room with the little porch and it was great. next time, whick i hope will be soon, that is where i am staying. jose was very friendly and helpful also. can't wait to return. walk to toen in about one or two minutes.

Room Tip: love the room with the little porch
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Hillary B, Owner at Casa el Pio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

We're so happy you had a nice time with us! Thank you for the review. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. After a hectic New Years in Playa del Carmen, we were so happy to walk into our room at Casa el Pio. Every single little detail made our stay in Isla Mujeres absolutely perfect! The clean simple decor highlighted the natural beauty of the island. It wasn't pretentious or tacky in any way, and really made you feel like you were on holidays. Not forgetting the complementary coffee machine, communal water cooler, the beer and tequila in the fridge, the hammock in the room, the beach bag and amazing Turkish beach towels, the reading light and lastly the notepad with previous guests reviews and tips of the hotel and island, which helped us when it came to finding great places to eat and drink- and they didn't disappoint. My favourite memory for Casa El Pio was making a fresh coffee in our room and taking it up to the rooftop, sitting on the hammock and watching the sunrise :)

My one and only regret (if you can even call it that) was that there were no blue coloured Turkish towels left to buy at the end of our stay- that's how good it was! There was pink and peach coloured ones which were really beautiful too, but I fell in love with the blue.. we're back in Australia now but would still love to somehow buy two of those towels they were great!

Thank you so much for such an amazing stay. We've already recommended it to a few people travelling there in the coming months. Absolutely loved it!! :)

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is our second time staying at the Pio and we still love it. Yeah it is white and yeah it is basic, but for the price and the solace it offers my family, it can't be beaten. We can't wait to come back next year.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay in Isla Mujeres! Had room 3 with ocean view. Beautiful! Large, relaxing room. Complimentary beer and tequila was a nice touch, along with beach bag and towels, hammock in the room, nice roof top relaxing area. Friendly, helpful staff. Quiet, yet close to main area of town. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to everyone.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa el Pio

Address: Av Hidalgo between Bravo and Allende, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Isla Mujeres
Price Range: RM294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Casa El Pio, a small hotel located just off the town square in the center of Isla Mujeres' downtown district. The island's best beaches, food and shopping are all just a few steps away. Casa El Pio is clean, cute and modern. Amenities include a courtyard pool, free Wi-Fi access and beach tote with towels. ... more   less 
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