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Carretera Ruinas Km 4.0, Palenque, Mexico
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El Panchan
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

When we arrived in the afternoon, this seemed like the perfect place to stay. Sadly, at 9PM, they started playing music, so loud that the floors were litteraly shaking. Not just in one spot, but in three places all within 20 meters from where we (and other guests) were trying to sleep. In the end we escaped to the car,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The rooms were really simple and not very nice - but what else to expect for this low price? The atmosphere is great: The cabañas are spread in the jungle and it's a unique feeling. The reception is only open from 7.30am-10pm. Unfortunately the receptionist was very unfriendly... Be sure to spend an evening in the restaurant, enjoying the food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Don't even consider staying elsewhere. This is truly a unique experience. Don't bring your computer, and just talk with other travelers and people spending time there. Explore the eco park surrounding the commune. I stayed in the Jungle Palace where the one room hut was just what I needed. Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper, not because of... More 

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Address: Carretera Ruinas Km 4.0, Palenque, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 159
Also Known As:
El Panchan Palenque
El Panchan Hotel Palenque
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Palenque

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