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Balamku Inn on the Beach

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed here in March 2010 and had a very nice stay. Balamku is very clean and the grounds are beautiful. However, be warned that there is a reef here, so the beaches are not as nice as they are further up on the coast -- it's very shallow for many yards and there is a LOT of seaweed (though...

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

Unfortunate comment about being "rough" as our guests and we as owners, know we are supplying quality accommodations that are tastefully decorated and clean while respecting the environment. Our rooms and property are generally viewed as "beautiful" but perhaps don't hit the mark with everyone. The photos on the web are true to our place and reflect our style.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Beautiful place to stay, so quiet and peaceful. The beach is gorgeous and Mahahual is a great little town especially when the cruise boats aren't there. The breakfasts were excellent, the cereal, bread and eggs were the best we had in Mexico.

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Marburg, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2011

My boyfriend and I were on our way back from a trip to Bacalar lagoon and decided to stop there before we made our way back to Tulum. We work from our computer so the fact that they have internet service was very important to us. They offer a nice breakfast and a nice area were you can sit, relax...

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

Thank you for this review. Many folks stay here on their way through the Mayan route to recharge before returning home. Great to meet you!

san diego
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Balamku, what can you say great, great and great. Considering the remoteness of this location 5 hours south of Cancun. They have done it right from the eco lodge,solar power,rain water and wetlands for waste. You get a beautifully built 2 story palapa. Each with a FANTASTIC view. All room have a balcony and are super clean. The breakfast is...

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

Thank you for staying with us again and enjoying what we do here. Look forward to your return

Charleston SC
Reviewed 28 November 2011

This truly is a eco-resort. Carol and Alan have taken the time to research and do things right from the toilets, constructed wetlands, solar and wind power this is a lovely eco resort. Situated south of Mahahual on the beach road, close enough to town to enjoy it but far enough that even when the cruise ships arrive you are...

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

We appreciate your feedback about our ecological systems and service. Thanks and look forward to your return.

Scotland
Reviewed 2 November 2011

Well i'll get the negative out of the way first. The welcome really wasnt great. I'll say no more. Thankfully first impressions arent always right. Absolutely stunning location miles away from anywhere (at the end of a very potholed road). Fabulous rooms. Fabulous views. Hamocks on the beach. A reef out front (with manatee). Kayaks to borrow for free. Good...

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

We apologize for anything that isn't great service and reception as that is extremely important to us. We appreciate this feedback so we can ensure it will never occur again.

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 2 September 2011

This hotel offers peace and tranquility, without the unnecessary gimmicks that other small beach front hotels force on you. If you are ever in the Mahahual area of Mexico this is a must stay. Friendly people and excellent service!

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Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 26 July 2011

We arrived near dusk after a long drive without a reservation looking for a room in Mahahual. Allan told us that there was only one room left that night, as the others were either occupied or shut down for maintenance. We said okay, and got the downstairs room, to the right of the main house (facing the ocean). After giving...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 July 2011

Balamku was a wonderful experience. We felt as through we were sleeping among the trees being on the second floor of the Inn. The beaches were wonderful and we enjoyed using the kayaks every day to go out to the reef to snorkel. This was the nicest eco-vacation facilities we have been to. The Inn had all amenities but everything...

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Niwot, Colorado
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We rented two wonderful rooms in May and June 2011 and I have to confess that Balamku Inn is by far the nicest eco resort you will find. Carol and Alan have designed a fantastic Inn and they are delightful hosts. The breakfasts were very delicious and we enjoyed the exceptional service. The Balamku Inn has won many well deserved...

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thank you Colorado for not only being with us but appreciating what we are doing at balamku. We enjoyed your lively conversations and fun. It was our pleasure and we hope to see you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: 5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Price Range: $117 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All the rooms are wonderful and facing the ocean. I prefer the upper rooms as the roof is much higher with the palapa”
132stephanef, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book directly from the website, they have much better rates. They have upper rooms that improve a lot the view of hte caribbean sea.”
ArmandoEsquivel, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beautiful views and are private from eachother.”
68sophief, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They all seemed equally nice. Not all of them have palapa roofs.”
pickyinbarcelona, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the bungalow was right on the beach and I would definitely choose that one again next time”
laurasI58CQ, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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