Margaritaville St Somewhere by Karisma reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 5.0
  • Service 5.0
  • Value 4.5

61 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Beware the mosquito plague

WK65 (Washington DC, District of Columbia) on Sep 09, 2023

A group of us stayed two nights excited to see whale sharks. The hotel is beautiful and tastefully decorated. Cons: The hotel is far from the port and most taxis refused to go to that part of the island after the rain due to flooding . Maybe this was the reason why only few rooms were booked in the entire hotel. Also only one restaurant was open and no spa service because it’s low season from we were told. The room rates didn’t seem like low season prices. The worst was the mosquito problem. The hotel is situated on the mangroves near the beach, and after the rain, there are big pools of standing water- no drainage at all- made the mosquito situation unbearable. Even after bathing in bug spray, biblical plague of mosquitoes made it impossible to enjoy any part of the hotel outside our rooms. Each of us had over 100 mosquito bites everywhere and dead mosquitoes were on tables and chairs. I’ve visited the Amazon and other tropical places, but never experienced anything like it. We ended up eating together in our room. With our friends. The hotel doesn’t have enclosed dining or lounge areas. At almost $300 per night, I also expected better service and attention to detail for guest comfort. The room did not have a coffeemaker, glasses for drinks, soap and shower gel dispensers were empty which didn’t get refilled, no second roll of TP, and only 2 bottles of water first day. No additional water nor a place to buy any. When we asked for more water bottles, the hotel staff became mad at us. My key card did not work the entire stay, even after getting it reactivated, so had to use my husband’s. Pro: Despite the issues, the restaurant staff tried very hard to make our experience pleasant. They ran big fans and stoked fires for smoke to ward off mosquitoes, although this didn’t help much. I feel for the staff who have to deal with the heat and unrelenting mosquitoes. The food was pretty good and Jose our server was particularly helpful. The rooms were spacious and beautiful, and our room had a beautiful view of the beach and sea. It was a shame that we couldn’t enjoy the hotel outside of our room.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Love this Place

421wandab (Houston, Texas) on Jul 31, 2023

I loved this property because it is small, quiet, peaceful, beautiful, surrounded by nature, has amazing sunsets, steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen (I have high standards for beaches), close to the bioluminescent bay. However, the staff sets them apart. At the restaurant Jorge, Luis, Jose, and Ezli are amazing. Rene, the bartender is second to none. At the front desk Roberto and Manuel make you feel like family. These people work with love and dedication. Stay away if you cannot deal with mosquitoes, flies, sun, heat and humidity. It’s an island. The morning walks on the beach are something I will not forget. Most of the time we did not have hot water to shower but don’t forget this is a small island with limited resources (and it was 95 degrees outside). It was a great experience. I would go back in a heartbeat.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Our new favorite destination

afeliz09 (New York City, New York) on Jun 06, 2023

My husband and I visited St. Somewhere in Holbox in May 2023 to celebrate his birthday. It was our first time visiting Holbox and we couldn’t have picked a better place to stay! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the food was delicious every single meal, and the amenities, such as our room and the pool, were incredible. We were escorted by knowledgable hotel staff to see the bioluminescence on our first night, which was just a few steps away from the hotel. Also near the hotel, was the most beautiful sand bar and crystal clear waters we have seen. The hotel also provided great recommendations for restaurants and other sights in Holbox. I can’t say enough great things about the staff at St. Somewhere - they went above and beyond to make our whole stay (including my husband’s birthday) a memorable one. We truly had an incredible time and would recommend this hotel (and destination!) for anyone looking for a vacation that’s equal parts beautiful and relaxing. We can’t wait to go back!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Simply memorable!

Mejd G on Jun 06, 2023

Excelent hotel with a very good service ! People are so nice, the food is very good and the swimming pool is amazing !! Morover, the beach is quiet, clean and very beautiful and the sunset is absolutely stunning !!! We will definetly come back if we return to Holbox :D

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

St Somewhere and Holbox

Perry P on Jun 04, 2023

St. Somewhere is remote to the center of the island. However despite this remoteness it is a beautiful hotel where one may find peace away from the bustle of the island center. Be prepared for 20 minute taxi rides back into town if you want to try the local restaurants and bars. The hotel beach, food, and service are all very good. All and all a wonderful place to stay.

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