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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Soliman Bay, Yucatan Peninsula

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Shelley E
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Our own private boutique hotel! Exceeded Expectations!”
Reviewed 9 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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Our yearly girl trip gets better every year but Villa Vidorra will be a hard act to follow! Ten woman are a hard bunch to please and if we could give this property a 10 we would. The owner Barbara was on-site each day to make sure our every desire was delivered. Trust Barbara to ensure the best recommendations for day trips. She also arranged massages and facials for us on site. There is plenty of outdoor space to be together or alone. The villa opens up and the ocean breezes are to die for each morning! The staff is extremely professional and proficient. The house, linens, dishes, and property are meticulously maintained. We all got up at different times and the staff was happy to prepare our breakfast to order! The bartender was always ready to prepare a fancy drink or pour some wine. Chips and salsa on the beach or at the pool! We didn't get hungry or thirsty at Vidorra! The private beach was lovely. We always felt safe, had all the privacy we wanted, and were pampered the whole week. It was like having our own private boutique hotel!

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Liked best: The villa is divine, staff as well as the location.
Liked least: Nothing not to like here!
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ChicagoGr...
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect Family Vacation”
Reviewed 21 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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You can read over and over about how great everything is at Villa Vidorra, and all of those reviews are accurate. The house is amazing, the pool area is amazing, the "jungle" area is amazing, the beach is great for relaxing and for kids to dig and play in the sand. We traveled with eight adults and four kids, ages ranging from 20 months to 64 years old. Everyone had a wonderful experience. I believe the key to Villa Vidorra's charm is not the Villa but the people inside. Manuel is a great chef providing memorable dishes. His secret "orange" salsa blew us away. It became known as "awesome sauce" at the table, as in "pass the awesome sauce, please" and "this tastes amazing without the awesome sauce, but i put some on anyway". He broke out his "go to" specialities like chicken mole, chilequles, and the lobsters bigger than your head. The food was much better than I expected. Louis the bartender is a master of his craft. It took him one day to figure out everyone's favorite beverage, after that point they would just "appear" out of no where. The rest of the staff were all very accommodating and helpful. Chuck the owner stopped by numerous times to check on things and he even took my son and I to the hospital in Tulum after my son experienced an ear infection from snorkeling. I can't say enough about the people at Villa Vidorra.
Here are some tips that we learned that may improve your overall stay (if that is even possible). We hit Akumal for snorkeling with a guide and while we did see many turtles, squid, stingrays and fish I found the reef outside Villa Vidorra to be way better and the water was much much clearer than Akumal. We saw stingrays, octopus, and many different beautiful fish right outside our back door. The only thing missing were the turtles, but we spent hours snorkeling at the Villa. We hit two different cenotes including the famous "dos ojos". I found that cenote to be more "scuba" than snorkel. It was nice but definitely more for scuba. We hired a nanny from tulum to help with the kiddos and she was simply amazing. I will provide contact info if anyone is looking for a nanny. We had yoga class each morning in the front yard. It was a great way to start each day and the instructor was great. This was the third Villa in Mexico that we have rented and it was the best in every way. I tend to avoid returning to the same place twice due to the belief that there are so many different places I want to explore but Villa Vidorra is so good I may break that rule. Thank you Chuck, Barbara, Manuel, Louis, and everyone else for a fantastic trip.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
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Large groups
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KayakVale...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“PERFECTION”
Reviewed 17 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
2
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Thanks to Butler Louis, Chef Manuel & his team, house and grounds keeper, and owners Chuck and Barbara, our stay tremendously exceeded our expectations! From the moment we drove up to Vidorra, to the very sad moment we had to drive away, we were absolutely pampered. The location and pictures tells the story of an amazing property, perfectly situated on the sand on Soliman Bay, but experiencing this property completes the story. Chuck and Barbara had a vision and have masterfully created the ultimate get-away. PERFECTION. From the floor plan, to every very well planned detail, the experience is incredible. Get ready to relax! Chandeliers that chime as the breeze sails through the house; endless areas inside and out for siesta time; pool time; and lovely turquoise Soliman bay to snorkel, kayak, and paddle board. What truly completes the experience though is the amazing professional and personable team. Louis, the butler/bartender, greeted us upon arrival with cocktails and was attentive for our whole stay. A bar tender, he is! He was quick to learn exactly what each guest liked and made a variety of the most delicious cocktails and fruit smoothies. Keep them coming, Louis! Anything we needed, Louis made it happen. Chef Manuel and his team, Eduardo and Umberto, created the most amazing food. I don’t even know where to begin. You can request what your heart desires or go with Chef’s choice. We did both. With Chef’s choice, knowing the season and available local choices, Manuel tantalized us every time! Our choice or Chef’s, was never a disappointment! To name a few: fresh fish, lobster, mole, coconut shrimp, fish tacos, pork (slow cooked underground), steak, a whole variety of sauces and salsa, lobster scramble, and vanilla pancakes. Don’t forget to explore Manuel’s variety of salsa. Heat levels for every palate! Such an experience! We thought we would go out to try a local restaurant or two, but his food was so exceptional, we dined at Vidorra three meals a day. Incredible! Nothing was ever a problem, he made alternate food choices for the kids and adults with different tastes and diets. As for the accommodations, house keeping kept the house and grounds spotless, even with our group of 7 adults and 7 very busy children. Chuck, the owner, was also very hospitable and ensured our stay was absolute perfection. For us, I truly don’t know if we will ever top our Villa Vidorra experience! Thank you all at Villa Vidorra. You made our vacation the ultimate dream!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
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Mariah M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Astounding”
Reviewed 3 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed here for the best Thanksgiving vacation ever! The property offers everything you could dream of, beautiful house, fantastic staff, amazing chef. The beach is private & pristine. And yet you are close to the action and tourist sites of Tulum and nearby attractions. Honestly, we barely wanted to leave the house! Greatest vacation ever!

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Sandy M
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Just got back form the Villa Vidorra and was sad to leave. Had an amazing time, from the Mole on the 1st night we arrived. To the amazing fruit platters,best pancakes ever, we all swear the eggs and chicken are better there. Down to the bacon and the OJ. Not to mention all the amazing meals in between. The breakfast nachos as we called them they are ( chilaquiles) they are a must so are the fish tacos. We also had the lobster and rib eye. Manuel and his chefs are amazing. Don't leave without having his secret sauce it is orange but the green one is great too. The grouper was so good. Hard to pick a favorite. Now for Louis the amazing bartender and I can say amazing cause I live in Vegas haha. Just tell him what you do and don't like and you will have some of the best drinks ever. A must try is the chocolate banana milk shake yes it is for grown ups. I don't like Strawberry but heard he did a Strawberry slushy drink that was awesome. He did me a vanilla version that was great. He makes extra and puts pitchers in the freezer before they leave around 7, I think it was. Now for the house keepers they come clean and do your bedrooms and bathrooms daily just like a hotel. Very nice staff. I recommend the massages. They have a guy the rakes the beach every day it makes the sand easier to walk on. They come and clean the grounds and the pool as well. You should bring water shoes the ocean has little rocks and coral so it hurts your feet a little if you don't. The beach and the pool is amazing they have hammocks, day beds and lounge chairs. Kayaks, snorkeling gear and stand up paddle boards. The pictures do not do this place justice.

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