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Hotel El-Crucero

Cancun, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ranked #77 of 79 Hotels in Tulum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015
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    3 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in at the bar for a beer after visiting the ruins. We started talking with our waiter and he told us about the hostel. We checked in and glad we did. Dorms are $12 with free breakfast and free bike rentals. Rent a bike in town and thats about 9 bucks a day. Its located... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Tulum was one of the places I was really looking forward to on our 3 week trip around Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. The beach was paradise, the ruins were amazing, what a shame about the hotel (or more like run down hostel). The only good points to this place was that it is a good distance to the beach and... More 

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Bo.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

one month backpacking through Mexico and this was the worst accomodation by far dirty filthy room, personell of no help and the restaurant is only open until 5pm. Toilet not working properly. Huge spider in the shower. Room looked like it wasn t cleaned for months. If you want to stay in Tulum, aim for the center (and use a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Our Lonely Planet guide book made it seem like Tulum was a truck stop. But it was wrong. We got off the bus from Playa Del Carmen at the Tulum Ruinas stop and were welcomed into the El-Crucero by the friendly owner and two kitty cats. The hotel has dorms and private rooms. We stayed in a clean and comfortable... More 

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Saint James City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I stayed at El Crucero for two nights. I had a large tiled, air conditioned, comfortable room. There is a large outdoor area with hammocks, chairs and tables. I enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, the tranquility of the setting and the comfort of the room. It is good to be away from the "hustle and bustle" of town. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Really cozy. We had both a room with a fan and then one with AC. The one with the fan was a little compact, but fine because hopefully you aren't spending too much time in your room. Nice common areas with hammocks for reading and resting. Also, great staff, the restaurant is good and there is a little shop in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Looking at the excellent reviews on here, it's the same compliments over again, and I can only add to them. El Crucero is fantastic; great spot (enjoyed the stroll to the beach, and enjoyed being away from the main strip) fantastic staff, and a really nice feel to it. The rooms were clean, comfortable and interesting. The place was spotlessly... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I stayed here for a total of about 3 weeks in Feb and March and had easily the most wonderful time of any trip I'd taken, largely due to Sharon and Mark and the hotel. I had intended to spend 2 wks in Mexico, with one of them in Tulum, but ended up extending my trip by a month, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I stayed at El Crucero for a total of 7 nights in January-February 2011. I had read the reviews here and the interesting blog from the hotel website. I was looking for a place nearby to everything but didn't really want to get stuck on the beach or in town. I only needed a basic single room with a bath.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

I was most impressed my entire stay at Hotel El-Crucero. If travelling on a budget, this place will give you more than your basic money´s worth. Definately the greatest place to stay in Tulum, in all stayed there for 7 nights, very affordable, clean rooms and bathroom, hot showers, and comfortable bed. The hotel is well suituated, a close walk... More 

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