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The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant

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Carretera 261 Uxmal a Kabah | Uxmal, Santa Elena 98760, Mexico
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hanau, Germany
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place and host. We choosed this place because it is close to Uxmal and had good reviews, we sure weren't disappointed, the garden the mayan huts it's just so perfect, you can really tell that Valeries put her heart into this place. She and her staff make you really feel welcome with a personal touch, the food... More 

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

What a wonderful review thank you so very much. You were absolutely the greatest guests along with your new found friends . You all made my work a pleasure thank you again I wish for you many more happy travels Take care Valerie More 

Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful property located in the small town of Santa Elena. The staff is very courteous and helpful. The rooms are just right and it was great having a refrigerator. The beds are very comfortable although in May you really need to be prepared for the heat. The pool helps to cool you down and is just the right size. The... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and so happy you enjoyed your stay I would have loved you to stay longer too! Great people and wonderful guests Thank you again Valerie More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I wasn't sure about this hotel from the reviews but am glad we visited. We stayed for 2 days, visiting Kabah after we got there in the afternoon, then Uxmal followed by a cenote the following day. Wifi worked very well in our cabana. The swimming pool area is nice to chill in. Uxmal was around 230 pesos per person... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review .... it warmed my heart to read it! I try and so the best I can but as you say in the really really busy times it hard to chat with all and run the business and shop for fresh products.... I will continue to do my best.... Happy too that you... More 

Minnesota
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came across this BnB at the last minute, deciding to stay overnight near Uxmal instead of heading back to Merida. Good decision! We spent the afternoon in and out of the pool, calling dibs on the hammock that overhangs the pool (why was it so impossible to get out of?), feeling like we had entered paradise. The grounds are... More 

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

So happy you enjoyed the Paradise in the jungle ... and that you were comfortable in every way Thank you I am not sure which room you stayed in but I will check today to make sure ALL screen doors have a latch... there could have been an issue with your room but I know they all have a latch... More 

Granville Ferry
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was a very hot day at Uxmal. So, upon arriving at the Pickled Onion, we registered, put on our bathing suits, jumped in the pool and ordered mojitos. I thought I was in the Garden of Eden. All the property is a garden of delights......plants of all kinds and a neem tree in full bloom scented the air. It... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments it was a pleasure to read ... thank you It will certainly help travellers along the way looking for something more authentic than the typical hotels Just a Word of warning though... you will undoubtadly hear sounds that you may not be accustomed to in your own country and of course Little... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The accommodations are exceptional. Staying in traditional Mayan huts heighten the Mexican experience. The rooms come with the option of sleeping in a hammock, as the Mayan people do, or enjoying the comfort of a bed. The gardens that adorn the property provide a tranquil environment for peaceful relaxation. Swaying in the hammock above the pool as the scents of... More 

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

How delightful to read your comments ! Thank you so much . Having you and your friend for 10 days was such a wonderful experience for me too! Sometimes I am so involved in the day to day running of this operations that I forget to see . So through your eyes you made it possible for me to see... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stayed one night and ate all of our meals here. And liked everything about the place. We will try to arrange a longer stay on our next trip. The owner and staff were very helpful, the food was great, the gardens are nicely landscaped and the room we had was very large and comfortable.

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

Thank you so much for your comments they are really appreciated I really do hope you come for longer the next time that would be lovely thank you Valerie More 

Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've traveled a good bit in Mexico, and the Pickled Onion may just be my favorite place to stay (Mexico or otherwise). The individual cabanas, built in the style of Mayan "huts" but with modern comfort (including surprisingly reliable wifi), reveal the owner Valerie's good taste and appreciation for detail, further reflected throughout the beautiful gardens, the restaurant, the pool... More 

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

Dearest Pattie You were a wonderful guest I feel I have made a new true friend . So happy you appreciated all we have to offer including those cheeky iguanas ! It is so nice to see all the birds that sing in the morning and late afternoon.. I hope you took lots of inspiration home with you for your... More 

Simcoe
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

How predictable, another great review for The Pickled Onion! I can't think of anything missing or lacking in our 4 day stay at Valerie's place. Our continental breakfasts included anywhere from 12 to 15 different kinds of fruit, really good bread and banana bread, the coffee's great too. The menu items are equally good and fresh, lunch and dinner. The... More 

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

Hello Barb Thank you so much for your positive review . It was great to have you and your family here with me You were all an absolute delight to have around .. Charming charming guests and for this I thank you Valerie More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Hammock over the pool is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the ancient ruins of Labanh, Sayil, Kabah and Uxmal. Superb location in St. Elena is ultimate base camp. Valerie is the host-extreme because she cares about her place and your stay there. She always stops by to check on you at breakfast and dinner. She... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and so happy you enjoyed the Paradise that Has been created for the enjoyment of all that passes through .... It has been a labour of love over the past 8 1/2 years and I am beginning to see the fruits of the labour and the fruits on the trees....!!! It is... More 

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