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Hotel Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Thook, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Ray and Pam

    Ray and Pam Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: northeast oklahoma
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    I'm just saying it seems to be a pretty secure area. There was at least one wetsuit and one bootie left hanging for several days, probably still are.
    After about 5 stays at HotCoz hauling BCDs and wetsuits back and forth to dry on balcony, I felt comfortable this time leaving them to dry in the rinse tank area. I would then lock them up when I returned for sunset pics. Pam on the other hand, well, her Zena did cost alot more than my cheap Caribe and with water temps averaging about 2 degrees warmer now days, she doesn't wear a wetsuit anymore.
    Be sure to get in on the daily pool volleyball game about 3pm.
     
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  2. Kimela

    Kimela Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St Louis
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    Thanks for sharing the photos - very helpful!
     
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  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
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    Last time we stayed at the Hotel Coz, we had their two bedroom suite with a Hugh balcony including a hot tub overlooking the pool...nice digs Atop the main office area........horrendous food....I recommend breakfast only.
     
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  4. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I got married at the Hotel Coz. We had our reception on that balcony :^)
     
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  5. cicopo

    cicopo Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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    That suite is now occupied by the owner & I'm guessing your stay was a few years ago. Food meets my needs & gets better each year & as of just under a year ago there is a new manager who seems to have many upgrades planned to improve several things including the meals. In my opinion the meal plan is well worth the cost even if you eat out some evenings. It's not an expensive add on & adds a lot of convenience to being there when you don't enjoy loosing several hours of your trip to walking into town, ordering from a menu & waiting for the meal to arrive etc. That said some go on vacation to eat a much more expanded variety of foods than I do.
     
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  6. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
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    In my experience, you get a better locker assigned if you dive with house op. You could hang from your balcony but it's a long walk to room carrying wetsuits. I wouldn't leave a DC or reg out but no one wants your wetsuit.
     
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  7. Connorc

    Connorc Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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    We've been diving in Cozumel for over 10 years, 3-4 times a year. After trying other dive shops, we now always dive with Roberta's Scuba Shack. Excellent service, secure locker room, and fast boats.
     
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  8. Kimela

    Kimela Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St Louis
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    Well, if the food at Hotel Cozumel is bad maybe I'll lose weight. That's only happened on two dive trips. Once was on Blackbeards - I think they burned the broccoli three times that week - it was a miserable week in March AND we got a bad cook that week (IMO); the other time was St Lucia, where we had to walk so far to and from our rooms, and the food was fairly cold by the time we got it (because we had a big group) and not really my style (kind of fancy for me). So as long as the diving is good (and Coz hasn't let me down yet) I'm fine. :)
     
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  9. Sallygirl

    Sallygirl Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Baltimore Md
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    As for food: I agree, the breakfast is good. My issue is that the tables were not clean. The food at the grill near the pool is better than the buffet selections. They serve a delicious fish taco. it is chopped grilled fish and you add your own toppings. Buffet meals are just bland and not worth eating. Some of our party do AI there, to make it convenient for an occasional meal and, mostly, for the drinks. I really love the location and the waterfront, and my husband loves the pool. The snorkeling is great, and the pier is very convenient for getting picked up by a dive op (or using Dive Paradise.)
    I look forward to returning to see the improvements that are being made with the food. I hope cleaning the tables is already done, as it is such a simple fix. And I hope they keep the fish taco at the grill!!! We will return to Coz, and Hotel Cozumel, as soon as we are comfortable getting on a plane again.
     
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  10. cicopo

    cicopo Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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    One important note about the food there and at most of the AI's is the variety is very dependent on the occupancy level. My normal trips are during the busy season but I did go once during the slow season & there is a big difference in the food choices. As I understand it now it's still a buffet but servers get you your food & you stay seated. I also eat several meals at the snack bar but they are usually fajitas vs tacos but both there are very good. If I remember right I think I went there for fajitas right after checking into my room.
     
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