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El Panchan

Carretera Ruinas Km 4.0, Palenque, Mexico
El Panchan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ocala, Florida
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82 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

El Panchan, some sort of association of several accommodation sub-hotels along with campgrounds and a couple of restaurants, is a hugely funky place whose only benefits are those excellent restaurants, cheap rates, and being at the entrance to the ruins (or park or whatever...where you pay to get in). We stayed in one of Chato's Cabanas which were dreary 2... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you enjoy the unusual and not franchise hotels then we highly recommend this place. Highlight was getting to see and hear howler monkeys from our room. Clean basic room good bed with friendly staff. No wifi, but one of the restaurants had wifi for very cheap. Margareta was very nice. Drinking water supplied at office. Plenty of great food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed at 'Magarita and Ed's', as I was told this place was most secure. It seemed secure enough, was clean and comfortable, but unfortunately when you get a number of guests who decide to just talk into the late hours outside your window it does not make for a good nights sleep (this happens both nights we stayed). In... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed in the most expensive room (which was really still pretty cheap- it is definitely not a luxury hotel). The room had a lot of light, a view out to the jungle, a lovely shower, a comfortable bed and it was very clean, despite all the rain. There is quite a lot of choice at this place and some... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I've spent with my wife 2 nights in our honeymoon. It's very well located (near the Palenque ruins), has restaurants/bars with excellent live music and shows, and its food is very good, specially the pizzas. Chatos cabins are very basic, rustic and clean. That would be fine, except that they are neither nice nor well maintained. It is cheap, and... More 

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Montreal,Quebec
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Varias options when you get at El Panchan.It is a jungle complex with 4-5 options all run and owned separately .I asked to visit the accomodations before commiting to one in particular.I had read about the music noise level so I made sure to rent a cabana at margarits and eds which is the furthest away and it was worth... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

if you like nature or want to be close to the ruin(Palenque), this is the place. It's in the middle of forest, there's a few hostels inside and a few restaurant(Don Mucho is the main one). I wanted to stay at margarita but it was full, i ended up staying at Jaguar. You could do camping here too. During night,... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's not luxury, but it does have atmosphere. People are very friendly. Don Muchos is a very good restaurant there. At night, while eating you can listen to the songs of some artists. From our cottage we didn't hear the music only noise of nature, and we enjoyed it. Very good experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The atmosphere is great everybody so friendly, the cabins are acceptable according your budget , the unique restaurant don muchos pretty good , the night show made your dinner and unforgettable moment you should visited the area it's amazing good vibes ug

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you are looking for luxury, then know one thing: This is NOT the place for you. El Panchan is the perfect hang out place for hippies and people inclined to this lifestyle. We had a great room (I think it was called Luna), that offers a double bed downstairs and has 2 single beds upstairs, as well as a... More 

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