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Hotel Tajin

3.0 of 5
Jose de J. Nunez y Dominguez No. 104 Zona centro, Papantla, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Papantla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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209 reviews 209 reviews
75 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

As long as your expectations are not too high, you will be happy here. The location is great and the hotel has a large rooftop sign, making it easy to spot when you arrive in town. We walked here from the ADO bus station in 10 minutes. (If your luggage is heavy, take a taxi.) It is uphill, towards the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Some reviewers rated this hotel much better than I, thus presume that rooms vary in quality and comfort. Mine, the bathroom especially, had a very strong odor of mildew. Opening the very large louvered shower window brought in fresh air but it could only be opened fully, thus exposing you to everyone in the adjacent building and since Papantla can... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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84 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Papantla is yet to see a tourist boom and the accommodation choices tend mostly to the lower end of the market. Hotel Tajin makes an effort to rise above that with, let’s say, modest success. Tune your expectations to the surroundings and you will avoid disappointment. The good: conveniently located right by the Zocolo, clean, well maintained and moderately comfortable... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Hotel Tajín is in the very center of Papantla, just off the zócalo (main square). Everything you could want or need is a stone's throw away: a late night supermarket, bus stations and collective taxis, and restaurants. The hotel itself has a good restaurant, open 7am-11pm, which offers a hearty breakfast buffet til 11:30 for 90 pesos. Highly recommended... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The hotel is very conveniently located near the cathedral and the zocalo. Rooms are clean, the internet works, the AC a little noisy. There are many steps outside the front entrance, it is probably better to arrive from the back to avoid the climb (ask you taxi driver, if possible, if they know the back entrance - that will be... More 

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Noblesville, IN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a cool little place and a good value at $35. Beds were comfy, showers hot, air cold and the pool very cool, and the place is clean. Location next to the square was a plus, made you feel like you could explore the town and not get lost. 24 hour guard on parking was also nice. It was... More 

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Point Richmond, California
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The staff at Hotel Tajin were very nice and helpful but they didn't speak English so you had to know some Spanish. They were helpful fixing our air conditioner. The pool was refreshing and the restaurant was good. We did not think the rooms were over-priced it was around $40 a night. The shower did not have much water pressure... More 

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Salt Lake City
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I read the other reviews of this hotel before I booked a room there and was confused. I was more confused after I spent a week there while exploring the nearby ruins of Tajin an the vanilla plantations. The room was clean, and comfortable and reasonable at $40/night duriing the Christmas holidays. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The hotel did a great job on their website but it gives an impression of an decent-quality hotel. This is not the case. The hotel is outdated in every way. The window air conditioner barely works and smells of mildew. The bathroom has a large window for ventilation since the air conditioner is a window unit and doesn`t cool it... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
104 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

It is pricey compare to it's quality. Night is not working. The shower is bad. Air conditioner is noisy. The water in the pool was murky. We stayed for 2 nights. When we came back on the second day after a day out, we found that the room had not been cleaned. To be fair, other hotels in the town... More 

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