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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't beat the location (a stone´s throw from the entrance of the ruins of Palenque), you can beat the cabins (slightly grubby with an unsavory mustiness). Accommodation aside, go for the jungley atmospheric German restaurant offering 101 ways to serve spaetzle, great local live music, and a ferel looking owner who bends over backwards to look after you. Sieg... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The camping at Mono Blanco is bare bones, but it does the job. They have a raised platform on which you can camp. There's a tin roof to protect you from falling coconuts (although the noise might be as scary as actually getting hit with one). You have a view of Don Mucho's which is nice when fire dancing is... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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5 hotel reviews
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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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5 hotel reviews
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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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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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