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Review of Amaranto Bed and Breakfast

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Amaranto Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 31 Cozumel B&B and Inns
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Real Cozumel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Amaranto was great! Tucked away down a side street away from the busy main road and cruise ships. But still within easy walking distance of anything you may need. Very friendly owner, Jorge, who will help you out with anything you may need. A great place to meet other travellers or chill and read by the cool pool.
Had a wonderful stay at an amazing price! Our room was huge! Great little kitchenette and bathroom. Very clean. We recommend it in a heartbeat!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Warwickshire
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Budget doesn't have to mean rubbish, Amaranto is more than just a good value bed and stop off, it's potentially a memorable part of your trip.

So the website and the guide book recommendations tell you the place is worth a look, here's why it's worth a stay.

If you call or email the proprietors, local owner and architect Jorge and his lovely Spanish wife they couldn't be more helpful. Rapid responses, all the help you could need to get to them and around, even offers of pickup. That's a reservation service that shames the 4 Seasons.

Next up is the location, 3 mins walk from the lovely Cozumel seafront, 10 from the ferry or town centre. Well placed within easy walks, but quiet enough for a good night's sleep.

Then you arrive and see the curious thatched roof roundhouse, standing out on an unremarkable street.

You sneak through the gate, past the big lazy old dog into a breakfast room kitchen salon. It's very domestic, basic fresh facilities that serve up basic freshly cooked breakfasts. But also a place to talk to your smiling and charming hosts. They'll tell you all you need about the island, Mexico, or Spain. Genuinely nice, interesting people who live fun international lives, personally designed the B&B and obviously want all their guests to enjoy Cozumel. You instantly get the feeling nothing would be too much trouble.

After you finish chatting and check in, the rooms are full of character, spacious and airy. More thatched roundhouses, lots of space, basic facilities, hammocks and a nice colonial feel.

So there's nothing fancy but the conversation and the zest for ambitious "home" design, there's nothing overdone or fake. Nothing boring or run of the mill. Overall a place, people and location to remember, and all good. Have a good think about the last place you stayed in that you could say that about. And here for less than £40 a night for 2.

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  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TigerTim76
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Italy
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250 reviews
85 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

I stayed there in March 2008.
At that time I didn't think about writing a review, but due to the fact that I am back from my last vacation I decided to positively comments this accomodation, too.
Jorge was amazingly kind with the 2 of us.
We had to add one or 2 nights staying and due to some misunderstandings we had, he found us a solution.
We stayed in another room in a place he was renovating and then we moved to Amaranto.
Wonderful bungalow, excentely furnished and decorated.
I personally loved it!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelersAngelsTips
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Wow...I was so impressed with this B&B! Jorge was amazing; so friendly, warm and lowkey. He offered suggestions re: beach, car rental, scuba and snorkeling for us, and they all turned out to be excellent.

Three friends and I stayed in the penthouse. What a unique room! The watchtower at the top was so cute. On the first night, someone was doing construction (apparently illegally) across the street, so it was hard to sleep. We told Jorge and he called the police and gave us earplugs!

The best thing about this place is the breakfast. Oh man I was so full off of it every day, and it was so tasty! Also, free water is an extra bonus.

Of all the hotels in Cozumel, this location is certainly not the best. But there are no beaches right in the city, so either you stay at a beachfront resort, or at any other hotel, have to take a cab to a beach club or something. But anything in the town itself is walkable from Amaranto. The location was hardly an impediment to an excellent trip.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marthy421
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Bordeaux, France
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

The place is charming and Jorge is so nice ! (it's the 4th time we come in Amaranto)
Thanks to Jorge we spend a great time in Cozumel. He made us discover nice places (restaurants, snorkling spots, etc.). He even went snorkling with us ! With his knowledge of the spots and his taste for apnea, he showed us many fishes we won't have found ourselves. Much more fun than with a snorkling tour where you don't have time to stop a while to see some fishes closer.
Moreover, we meet nice people there and spent time with them talking in the jakuzi/swinning pool, the evening after a pleasant day in the sea.
For sure, we'll come back !

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HerveBdx
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San Francisco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

This is a small complex of charming suites each equipped with a stylish bathroom, small fridge, microwave, fan, air conditioner large double bed and mosquito nets. Most comfortable! The owner Jorge could not be nicer or more informative. When we arrived he took the time to tell us everything we needed to know about Cozumel. Where to snorkel, where to get equipment, bakeries, grocery stores, etc. As a family of 4 with 2 teenagers we were made to feel at home and welcome throughout our visit. The only problem was that we only allowed 2 nights to stay there...next time it will be a longer stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JamLand
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Los Angeles
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28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

The second floor suite was very spacious and comfortable. I liked the cute Mexican and decorations. It had a useful kitchen area with drink water provided for free, and a fridge. The breakfast was very filling, with fresh fruits and a different hot item each day.

There are cheap restaurants everywhere near the hotel (los chilangos was he best), and we went to the supermarket a lot.

The owner was very friendly and has a lot information about snorkeling, tourism and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Felisuke
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Property: Amaranto Bed and Breakfast
Address: Calle 5 sur # 321 | Calle 5 Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Palapas Amaranto)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaranto Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming accommodations in Cozumel Island, Mexico, downtown.The best Scuba Diving destination in the Caribbean!Experience a wonderful vacation in a small hotel with intimate atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful architecture,tastefully decorated rooms, and friendly customized service. ... more   less 
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