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!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Casa El Pio Hotel Isla Mujeres