Ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Kamloops, BC, Canada
Aventuras Akumal Paradise!Posted May 18, 2017
Pros: Staff, location, clean and comfortable, filled all our needs, quiet, amazing beach, convenient snorkelling, good food, easy travelling to area, VIEW!
Cons: I wish the hotel staff was more onboard for recycling ALL beverage containers, but throwing them away is common in Mexico.
Location: Gorgeous and away from the crowds, close to Akumal, 10 minute walk to public transit, great free snorkelling off the beach, cenotes, Mayan ruins, etc.
We just returned from our 6th trip to Riviera Maya, and we LOVED Villas De Rosa! We've stayed at five star all-inclusive luxury resorts, and very basic hotels, and Villas De Rosa is our all time favourite. We booked a one bedroom ocean-view condo and we couldn't be more pleased. The staff were very friendly, the location is fantastic, and the condo was well equipped, clean, and well maintained. Check-in was a breeze and when we got to our condo moments later we were ecstatic. The condo has everything. The terrace was huge, and had seating for 10 with a fantastic view of the white sand beach, turquoise water, and sunrise. The living room was comfortable with views of the beach. The kitchen had all the stuff we needed, plus coffee, dish liquid, etc. The bedroom was roomy with a large closet with a safe, and a comfy Serta bed. The hotel restaurant was really good, and there is a swing bar and grill next door. We spent 10 days and had a blast at Villas de Rosa. We spent a lot of time snorkelling right from the beach, and we got lucky and seen a sea turtle, sting rays, angel fish, rainbow parrot fish, an eel, and tons of other creatures. We often took the ten minute walk to the highway, caught very affordable collectivos (public transit buses that go by about every 3 minutes or so). We got baked goods from Turtle Bay Bakery and groceries from San Francisco supermarket in Tulum. Villas de Rosa is a quiet and understated gem in our opinion. Can't wait to go back!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NT
Nice and on the beachPosted Apr 14, 2017
Got there late because of ridiculous car rental company (Fox) kitchen was to close at 8, we arrived at 750. The gentleman checking us in called and asked them to stay open for us. We had a terrific supper by the pool and had an excellent breakfast in the morning. The room was clean and slightly dated. I'd stay here again for sure.
by A verified traveler
Hard to find with noisy ACPosted Dec 20, 2016 on Hotels
Staff was very nice and trying to be helpful. However, the last minute reservation on Hotels.com resulted in having to wait for over 30 minutes for the owner to returned to the Hotel. The security guard does not have access to room keys and had to call the owner who lived offsite. The room appeared clean but is small. The AC was very noisy and in the morning, the desk clerk said that I had to turn the fan to lower level to be less noisy. Very hard to find location.
by A verified traveler from Colorado
Fabulous location, facility getting pretty shabby.Posted Dec 20, 2016
Pros: Location so close to the water, beautiful view and sound.
Location: Cenotes, Yal Ku lagoon, Coba, Tulum, not far from Playa del Carmen. Took about 1 1/4 hours to get back to Cancun airport.
Staff - Tony and Carlos and Doly - were great. The woman who ran the bar next door and could be the owner of the whole place, not so much. Hotel is small and right on the beach, waves pounding in, moonlight on the ocean, all quite beautiful and better than what I saw of the big hotels where the rooms were mostly much farther from the water. Ocean was kind of rough so I didn't get in a snorkel out to the reef - instead went to Cenote Azul and Yal Ku lagoon. The room, a one bedroom condo, was quite roomy, but the couches were hard as rock benches, quite uncomfortable, and there were lots of ants even when no food was around. Only the bedroom is air conditioned, which in December was fine but other times it could be really hot. The oven/stove was a really old small gas appliance that almost blew up on me, and for some reason, it took water forever to boil. The WiFi was really spotty, went in and out a lot. They do give you a big water cooler type container of good water. Definitely time for an update, but then of course the price would likely go way up. I did see some people complain about the dirt road, and although it was hard to find, it was fine. The road into Akumal playa was 1000 times worse.
by A verified traveler
On the beachPosted Dec 19, 2016 on Hotels
Stayed one night. Good budget accommodations. Nice beach, great little beach bar next door. Refrigerator in room. Was disgusted by the smell of one of my pillows or my rating would have been higher.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Charlotte, NC
Sweet, unfancy spotPosted Oct 18, 2016 on Orbitz
Great beach right in front of hotel. Very short drive to center of Akumal. Hotel is NOT fancy, but suited our family perfectly and the price was right.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Los Angeles
The perfect beach right outside your doorPosted Aug 19, 2016
Villas de Rosa Beach Resort was great. If you're looking to escape the mega resort trap and get out on your own, this is the place for you. The staff was soooo great. A big thank you to Noel, the manager, our cleaning crew, and every staff member we encountered. They gave great recommendations of things to do and really looked after us. The beds were very comfortable, clean rooms, and kitchen was well stocked with all that you need. The beach is perfect, powdery white and the ocean so warm. Nice palapas for shade and raked beach, very clean. We had a car rental to explore Yucatan. That's the way to go if you want to go to Chichen Itza and Valladolid (highly recommend). The cost of the rental pays for itself for that excursion alone, versus the high cost of a tour. You'll want to rent if you stay here because the resort is quite a walk to any taxi or collective. The location is close to pretty much everything you'd want to do including Tulum beaches and ruins, Akumal and turtle bay 👍, Playa Del Carmen, ferry to Cozumel, cenotes galore (a must while there and breathtaking natural wonder, take an underwater flashlight and camera even if snorkeling, otherwise you'll really miss out on the truly awesome beauty). I highly recommend the private snorkel tour at Dos Ojos (about $30 US). Worth every penny. Far less touristy and crowded than the big Two, Xel-ha and Xcaret. Those are very expensive, crowded, and overbuilt to the point of losing their natural wonder.
by Debra from Westerville
Hidden gemPosted Aug 3, 2016 on Hotels
This is a hidden gem in Akumal. It is about 14 miles from the very crowded beach at Tulum. Villas de Rosa has a gorgeous beach, nearly private, and huge suites. It is the perfect place to relax. The kitchen staff serves very tasty meals at excellent prices. I want to go back!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very nice place to stay right on the beachPosted Jul 27, 2016
Pros: View, balcony, price
Cons: two twin mattresses meant sleeping as a couple was a little awkward
Great place to stay right on the beach. Beach is not crowded and is very peaceful. Would definitely recommend the oceanfront rooms for the extra money. They are big and could easily sleep many people although only the bedroom has AC. The kitchen can get pretty hot if you are planning on doing any cooking.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Pound Ridge, NY
No AC in the living room pool was 100 degreesPosted Jul 18, 2016 on Orbitz
Pros: Nice location,friendly staff, nice swimmable beach
Cons: No AC in the main living room/kitchen/dining area. Pool was very, very, very, hot
Location: The hotel was close to waterparks, Cenotes, restaurants, beautiful uncrowded beach
I would love to rate this hotel higher because the beach there was beautiful and swimmable, the rooms were nice, and the staff very friendly. The bedrooms have AC but the main living room does not. The staff said that with the wind from the ocean and leaving the sliding door open it would be more than comfortable. I am sorry but with 90 degree heat and 90 percent humidity the living room was hot as hell. We would sweat just walking out of the bedroom. The other issue was the pool. One of the main reasons we choose this hotel was because it had a pool. I do realize that because it is so hot it is difficult to keep the pool at a reasonable temperature but this pool was just too hot. It was at least 100 degrees and that is no exaggeration. My 3 and 5 year old called it the "Hot Pool"