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The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant

Carretera 261 Uxmal a Kabah | Uxmal, Santa Elena 98760, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a place to go when you visit the Yucatan. Location is ideal, not far from Uxmal and the Ruta Puuc. We stayed here for one night. If we come again to the Yucatan, we take certainly 2 nights. The garden with the swimming pool and the maya-houses is very peaceful and cosy. The food is excellent. A great... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ann and Jan Your review means a lot to me and I wish to thank you for taking the time to write one... For me it was a pleasure to be of service to you both... you were great guests to have around... me too would have enjoyed your company for more than one night... but never mind ...... More

Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an idyllic spot! Our Palapa was spacious, comfortable and quiet. The pool area was cool and relaxing. The breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious. Finally, Valerie and her staff were so friendly and helpful. We'll be back!

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Judy for taking the time to write a review... I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here and that you got to see the ruins of Uxmal and the surrounding area. I feel so lucky to be living in such a peaceful place and lucky that I have guests like yourself.... that appreciate the tranquility of it... More

Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two sons (ages 9 and 12) and I stayed at the lovely, unique Pickled Onion for two nights in the beginnings of a 10-day Yucatan journey. We arrived at the hotel on an early evening, saw Uxmal, Sayil and the Chocolate Museum the next day, then Kabah the morning after that, at which point it was time to move... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments on Tripadvisor . That was really nice of you to take the time to do this Just one comment about the bathrooms because of the typical construction of the Maya Casitas it is not possible to build a high wall , as one could with a square block cement building, because there is... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Pickled Onion twice now and in the future will always try to work in a night or two with Valerie at the P.O. It is truly a labor of love on Valerie's part. Beautiful, lush landscaping, mucho privacy, great rooms (actually individual huts), wonderful fresh food, great staff, and convenient to all the Puuc area. Also,... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review It was a great pleasure for me also to have you here again for a second time...two most delightful people to have here with me . And you met another lovely couple that you bonded with ... how nice I hope to see you again in the near future you will always be... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ran into this place on our way to visit the local Mayan ruins. The food was fantastic. I had a combination Plate that had a little bit of everything. The tacos we're great and the enchilada was tasty. Everything was fresh and quickly served. To top it off they serve coke and diet coke in glass bottles. Nothing tastes... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely revue and I am so happy you enjoyed the Yucatan dishes and thumbs up to you for trying them. I used to buy the coke in plastic then I thought this is silly really with all the garbage it creates so I decided to go to with the glass bottles and you are right the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, Valerie and her team made us feel very welcomed- just what we needed after a long drive from Cancun! We arrived to find that we had been given a free upgrade, to the first of the rooms built- Ya'ax Nah. The room was beautifully decorated and was built in a traditional Mayan style, with very... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful revue... I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write to tripadvisor ..... So happy you enjoyed the 'jungle' experience and it was a great pleasure to have you here.... Great that we now have internet in all the rooms... and yes on the whole it works great.... better than most... More

Cobham, United Kingdom
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67 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It probably wasn't the best choice for me as I am not 'at one' with nature. However, I have given it a 'very good' rating as I think overall the place is lovely. The little palapa huts are cute, spacious, well furnished & I think the owner has done a great job of creating a special place but I just... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments You did mention to me at the very start that you did not like insects of any kind... unfortunately we cannot control mother nature and I have done my best to secure the rooms as much as I can.The openness of the roofs in the rooms are to allow air flow and as the roofs... More

Cambridge
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We traveled from Cancun to the Pickled Onion and what a worthwhile journey. I was most definitely left breathless from my surroundings. Our family of four had a fabulous sleep in the Woolis Nah (Round House). I had expected to hear complaints from my 11 and 12 year old but they had a fantastic time and loved hanging out in... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful revue... It was certainly a pleasure to have you and your family here with me.... for a short respite. I only hope when you do come again you could stay longer as there is so much to see in this area. I know holidays are short and it is not possible to do... More

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

my husaband and I make the two hour trip to the Pickled Onion each year...its become a tradition!. We love the cuisine, the private sleeping in the palapa covered huts, the beautiful pathways teaming with the regional flowers, and the ever so obliging staff, they will help you in any way you need, and oh the swimming pool with the... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Joan and thank you for your comments... that was a special moment when the pair of Mot Mot/Toh came to welcome you all! Later I saw them swooping down to where they are nesting, right in front of my place, how blest I am! How blest I am too to have such lovely people visit me every year and... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Pickled Onion is close to Uxmal (don't miss these ruins, they're are beautiful) and the Ruta Puuc. The room was comfortable, quiet and clean, the food excellent, the garden well-kept and lovely. A delicious breakfast with fruit, bread, cereal, coffee and juice was included in the price! We had a great time around the pool, chatting with the other... More

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments they are really welcomed.... You were just great guests to have around and the pool is a nice feature after seeing the lovely Uxmal ruins... cool off,drink a cocktail, a beer or two ,listen to other guests stories ,watch the many tropical birds at play and even connect with internet....! I too am sorry you... More

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Additional Information about The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant

Also Known As:
The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant Santa Elena, Mexico - Yucatan
Address: Carretera 261 Uxmal a Kabah | Uxmal, Santa Elena 98760, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Bed and Breakfast located close to Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labnah. Quaint Maya style rooms, complete with private entrance, bathrooms, refrigerator ,coffe maker bottled water,toiletries, safety boxes, Wi Fi in all rooms ,clean, comfortable and secure, set in peaceful surroundings. Rooms are adorned with my own paintings. Beautiful gardens with labyrinth. Area for Yoga, Tai chi etc. Mini Spa.Swimming pool Excellent restaurant where you can taste some of the Yucatan cuisine. Located close to the village where you can experience Maya life as it really is.The newly built bar is open with great cocktails as well as wine and beer.Here you can connect to fast WI FI service for your conveinience All the staff are local people from Santa Elena and all structures were build by local people too, including wood work, iron work etc I maybe a foreign owner but how good that work has been created for the local people who would otherwise not have an income. ... more   less 
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