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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My boyfriend and i planned on staying just one night in santa elena on our way to Uxmal but when we arrived at the pickled onion in the evening and saw how lovely the room, the garden and the restaurant were we knew we would probably stay a second night. When we were served a delicious breakfast full of fresh... More 

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

Wonderful review thank you so much and happy you enjoyed your one nights stay so much that you stayed one extra night that you had not really planned on. Guests that arrive in the dark are absolutley stunned the following morning upon seeing the lovely fauna and the fabluous birds giving your wakeup call... Ahhh! Nature at its best Kindest... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had the most amazing time at the Pickled Onion. It was recommended by friends and we couldn't be more thankful. Valerie, the owner, treated us like family and made us feel most welcome. The native plants and trees that she has planted throughout the property create a magnificent tropical garden that surrounded the replica Mayan Huts complete with thatched... More 

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

How nice that you wrote about The Pickled Onion so nicely thank you There is so much to see in this area that a one night stay at times does not suffice... I do realize that holidays are always too short and that one has to cram in as much as possible But I do hope you get the chance... More 

Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We loved our two nights at Valerie's place. The gardens are beautiful and she really took time to connect with guests personally. We enjoyed the traditional Mayan styled accommodation. It was clean, quiet but for the beautiful birds, and comfortable. The food was great. We arrived by bus. If, like us, you are travelling without a car you may find... More 

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

Lovely , lovely review as so the person that wrote it ... Thank you And thank you for enjoying the little sanctuary that has been created Cesar is a great person to travel around with and has a wealth of information about his town and surrounding areas. As you mentioned it is a little difficult to get around and see... More 

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