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Kin Balam Cabanas

2.0 of 5 Carretera Palenque - Ruinas km 4.5 | Al lado Caseta de cobro del Parque Nacional, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We booked a twin private Cabana for just over 150 peso per person per night. The place was basically empty except for us and one other family. It looked as if the property had seen better days - the 'canteen' was very much not open for example, but this didn't really worry us. Good location as well - across the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this place. It is nice and calm, and very enjoyable to be out of the city! It is very close by the archeological site, and still very quiet. If you enoy being in a natural environment, without being far from civilisation, this is a great place. I personally really enjoyed the wake up call... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This site is set halfway between Palenque town and the entrance to Palenque ruins. Cabanas are dotted around the site in sets of 3. There is also a larger building which has rooms with verandas. They were clean and well screened from insects, had a fan, and the site itself is rustic and quite pretty. Its set next to the... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The cabins at Kin Balam are a good value. The location is nearly ideal, across from the Panchan, where you can eat and listen to live music at Don Mucho's, and at the Palenque park entrance where you can get a 20 peso van ride to the archaeological site entrance. The cabins themselves are pretty bare bones, but clean and... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We (3 persons) stayed for 2 nights in one of the cabanas. The room was simple but clean. There where small amounts of funghi in the bathroom, but I suppose it's really hard to maintain a bathroom under such high air humidity. What's quite nice is that there are mosquito nets on every window. You can hear the monkeys and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Simple and rustic accommodations just outside the entrance to the reserve and ruins. It's quiet and beautiful, and the staff is great. You can rent a simple screened cabana with a thatched roof and shared showers, or a little more substantial room with a private bath. Full time power, but A/C and hot showers don't exist. But who cares, you... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We arrived there at 5.30am after an overnight bus, and the howler monkeys were screaming their heads off. It was pitch black and there were bugs everywhere. Reception was closed so we had to wait outside for an hour and a half for someone to arrive and let us in. There are no kitchen facilities there, which forces you to... More 

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Kin-Balam, Propietario at Kin Balam Cabanas, responded to this review

Dear Michael, our apologies for not attending you at your arrival. We are doing the corresponding sanctions to the staff that should be there. Regarding internet we do not offer it, neither restaurant service. Across the road there are other food and beverage facilities. Our shared bathrooms needs constant cleaning due they are in the jungle, and some insects -although... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here for more days than we had planned because it was just so nice. The cabanas are basic and clean. We had one with a bathroom and shower connected. Some are more rustic with shared bathrooms. Each has a porch which we found great for enjoying the natural surroundings and meditating. The windows are screens rather than glass and... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Location was excellent: in the quiet jungle right on edge of the historical park. 45 min to one hour walk to entrance to ruins, which was ideal for early start to avoid tour groups. Also plenty of collectivos which could take you.  Across road a restaurant /bar. Staff are really friendly and helpful, one even gave me a lift into town... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We spent here 2 nights in private room. The place was simple but ok. Before leaving we realised that someone stole our money, hidden in a bag's pocket. This was really strange cause we always left the key at the reception before going out (as they suggest us to be SAFE!), and they even have cameras security system for the... More 

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Estimado cliente, Lamentamos la mala experiencia que menciona haber tenido con nosotros. El día 30 de enero usted nos reportó... More 

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Address: Carretera Palenque - Ruinas km 4.5 | Al lado Caseta de cobro del Parque Nacional, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
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Hotel Class:2 star — Kin Balam Cabanas 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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