About this listing
. The Caribbean studio can be accessed directly by taking the elevator from the ground floor level.
The kitchenette and granite topped island is equipped with a stovetop, microwave, toaster, blender and all the cooking equipment and tableware for snacks and light meals, it has a balcony with a view great of the caribbean, the perfect place for breakfast or an evening cocktail
Other Things to Note
Minimum of two night rentals.
Respectful of the property, no pets allowed, no smoking inside the studio. 25 years old minimum
Esta es la segunda vez que me quedo en SOLYMAR, para ser preciso me gusta mucho la ubicación, que decir del departamento, tiene una excelente vista, muy bonito. Los servicios son excelentes, clima que se agradece cuando hace mucho calor, en fin, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
The room was efficient and had a great view and beach. We were always in the go so it was perfect. I wish there had been more food options, especially breakfast but you can stop at a shop and pick things up. The beds were not very comfortable but otherwise it was a nice stay. I'd probably splurge more next time in Mexico by for someone in a budget the place was ok.
I have stayed in 12 airbnb places in the last 3 years, and have not given a review less than 4 stars before. This is my first bad experience with airbnb. You can also read reviews previous hosts have given me, to see that I am a very reasonable guest who has never had a problem with my stays before.
Let's first start off with the limited list of pros.
Indeed a great ocean view. You are steps away from the (website hidden) was loud but effective.
The cleanliness is a huge con. The floors felt dirty and the balcony was completely unclean upon arrival (very dusty with a table that had many black marks on it). So despite the nice ocean view, the balcony was unusable. I have pictures and wish airbnb allowed me to post them for reviews. The building is old, but that would be ok if cleaning was more thoroughly done. Most crevices are very dusty. And the blanket was dusty and did not seem clean. We stayed for 3 nights and there was no cleaning done even once throughout the stay even though the front office provided a handout that guaranteed the room will be cleaned every two days.
Sadly Alejandro was also very rude to me in correspondence on the day of my arrival. He was reasonably responsive before my arrival, but many of my questions were met with curt reminders to read carefully his generic instructions to guests. The problem is that I had a specific question about my early arrival (I had a 6:00am flight) which his generic instructions did not answer (ex. the generic instructions mentioned that if you had a late arrival, there was a safety box for keys for the guest: not relevant to me). Hidden in the generic instructions was mention that the office in charge of keys in the condo opens at 9:00am, so I emailed Alejandro asking for my options. No response. Desperate, I called Alejandro when I arrived at the complex at around 7:30am. He was extremely rude to me on the phone, even though I was very apologetic that it was early. He simply repeated whether I had read his generic email for guests. Followed by a long silence. Given this exchange, I was no longer comfortable contacting Alejandro for further concerns regarding the room. He also did not bother to check in with us to ask if things was ok. Altogether he only had the property management deal with us during our stay (retrieved keys and we checked out with them). He had nothing to do with us after our arrival.
So to sum it up, if you want to pay 100 or so a night for a great ocean view, and are not too concerned with cleanliness, this is the place for you. But there are lots of options in Cancun, and I will certainly not be staying here in the future, nor do I recommend it.
We were given clear directions to locate the site and get checked in.
We were kindly allowed to get in the room early. The room was comfortable and clean with adequate dishes and utensils for our needs. The balcony provided great views and we spent a lot of time on it. Alejandro was cordial and was certainly more forgiving than he had to be when I made a (not-to-be-mentioned) mistake. I was grateful for his consideration. We enjoyed our stay and would be glad to return.
Alejandro and Carolyn were more than helpful when we stayed at their studio in November. We met with Alejandro the day after our arrival. My husband and I had both been unwell and Alejandro and Carolyn very kindly allowed us to stay longer in the studio until our airport pick up. The studio is fantastic - very spacious with great facilities. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.
Great little condo to rest and clean up after a long day of activities. It was comfortable and in a great location in the Hotel Zone. It has all the amenities you need and since I am a technician the WiFi connection was good. Beach and Pool are available. Alejandro and his wife are great and will look forward from renting from them again. Cheers!
Great location, just meters away from Cancun beach - I actually almost stumbled over a sea turtle laying eggs when I had a late night walk on the beach. Very clean, well equipped, and Alejandro was extremely helpful and responsive with information via email prior to check-in.
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About the Host, Alejandro
You really don't need to know, but I am going to tell you a little anyway.
BFA Mass College of Art
MFA (website hidden), Mexico DF
A checkered career including teaching art, Spanish and English, art director for a handpainted clothing company, Ecoart, real estate, preperty management and always remodeling and decoration.