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Member Rating 3 out of 5 by a traveler from on March 21, 2010

So I read the reviews before I booked this hotel and I viewed all the pictures. This hotel is clean and quaint but that's about it. If you want something relatively close to restaurants and things to do, this is NOT the hotel for you. My boyfriend and I knew as soon as we arrived that it was basic and that's about it. It's about a mile away from any sort of restaurant or night club or any shop.We walked everywhere we went to avoid the expensive taxi and bus rates that would occur over our 10-day trip. However, there are a few family-owned stores in the area but serve only the basic materials. The staff is friendly and committed to giving you a clean room daily. However, they don't understand some things fully. We had a "no molestar" (privacy please) magnet on the door and they continued to knock each day until we opened the door. The doors are wafer thin and you can hear everything from the outside and the other rooms. You can hear as much as the person upstairs flushing the toilet. The bathroom is extremely small and the room is just a basic room. The rate is low but this is probably due to the lack of special details. While walking from the hotel to any restaurants we had to pass a water treatment plant and it STUNK everywhere we went. The pool is beautiful but pretty shallow if you want to do some real swimming. The beach is pretty far away. They have wireless internet for laptops but it is a bit slow, if that matters. To get back from the airport, it costs $12 US dollars per person from a shuttle. Nice but not extravagant.
Holiday Inn Express Cancun
Cancun, Mexico, 77500

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