Xbalamque has its own unique, old fashioned charm and it comes at a better price than most of the more anonymous places you could stay in Cancun. The hallmark is the attractive Mayan theme of the décor and the artwork on the walls, so that, unlike so many hotels, it won't get you wondering for a moment which continent you're on. The facilities, restaurants, live performance spaces and spa are good value.
The downside of the place is that it's in a noisy location, and it's been there a long time, so the fittings are on the tired side.
But if you don't mind things being a little faded, this hotel is great value and great fun too.
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