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Hotel Xixim

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Km 10 del Viejo Camino a Sisal Celestun, Celestun 97636, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great choice to get away and relax; the hotel is beautiful, very well run and has all the amenities. The rooms are fantastic, simple yet elegant. Adjacent nature trails are great. We spend New Year's eve here and it was fun; we had drinks at the pool and then went to a bonfire to sing old mexican songs at... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear VirginGordafan, Thank you so very much for such an exquisite, wonderful, magnificent review. We all at Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel, are thrilled that you liked our New Years eave event. We prepare it with a lot of pleasure and joy for the delight of our guests and visitors. Nevertheless, the most important thing is that all the sorrows, regrets... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

An excellent choice if you prefer a complete get-away from everything and enjoy nature, calmness, purity and quality service, far out from the hustle and bustle of regular tourism. The hotel/resort is beautiful, has everything you need. Quality of the food was excellent. Mojito's made by Victor even better. The quality of the cabaña was excellent. The flamingo tour guide... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Deborah Q, In my name and in the name of all the staff that works in Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel, I thank you so much for your splendid review. A quiet getaway to enjoy nature, with quality of service far out from everything is exactly what we are and want to offer to our guests, with everything else you... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you want to get away from it all, relax, see nature, do yoga, cycle, all in beautiful, tranquil surroundings, this is the place for you. It is idyllic and the beach that all the rooms look out over is one of the most beautiful and secluded I have ever been on, with beautiful clear, calm azure waters to swim... More

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Dear Louise B, In my name and in the name of all the staff that works in Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel, thank you so much for this stunning, incredible, splendid review. I really appreciate your comments on the beach, the surroundings, the sun sets, the birds and finally the attentive and friendly staff. This is exactly what we want to... More

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I am a yoga teacher, who leads a lot of retreats and workshops. A few weeks ago, I decided I needed to 'walk the talk', and take a solo retreat to recharge my batteries and get re-inspired. I knew I had to get to salt water, but I find the Pacific Coast of Mexico a little rough. When I found... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Yogini2014, It was so refreshing and pleasing to my soul to read your beautiful, lovely and grateful review. Thank you so much. I obviously also think eco-sustainable tourism is a mighty idea and yes, I agree with you, that Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel, has it right, at least we try very hard to do so. I really hope you... More

Solihull
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I really love this place! We arrived after dark following a 10 hour flight and 4 or 5 drive (we were so exhausted that none of us are sure how long it really was). So, waking up in beautiful, peaceful surroundings was magical. One of the first birds I saw was a Mexican Sheartail right in front of our room... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear JohnBirdSolihul, Thank you so much for your comment: “this was my favorite place during the two week holiday to Mexico - peaceful, beautiful and relaxing”. I am also thrilled that you found and observed the many endemic, rare and beautiful birds that live and thrive in the Celestun Biological Reserve. Thank you also for your comments about our food... More

Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wow this place is terrific. True the dirt road to get to Xixim is tough but as I understand is shortly due for repairs. The tranquillity, the food, the rooms all outdid our expectations. Friendly and helpful staff always looking to improve our stay! The gorgeous grounds and the beach right in front perfect for morning meditation. We loved the... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Ariane, In my name and in the name of all the staff that works at Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel, we thank you heartily for your magnificent review. For all of us it has been a great pleasure and honor to attend such a nice group of easy-going, open-minded, beautiful, meditative, soul-searching ladies. We are more than excited, thrilled and... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Apart from the fishing boats in the Gulf of Mexico we appeared to have the sea and beach to ourselves for a large part of the stay. The hotel seemed fairly full but apart from at meals we scarcely saw any of the other guests. It is unlikely they were exploring the local sites because the hotel is good 10km... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Rick S, Thank you for having posted such a nice review and thank you for considering that I am an energetic owner. I normally do not manage the resort, but the general manager went for one and a half months to Morris, Minnesota to enhance his English, thus I had to take over. It was really fun, but the... More

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Like other reviewers our first disappointment was the shocking 10 kms of dirt road we had to endure before we got to the property. We feel that the hotel should make guests aware of this prior to arrival. Once we got there we were delighted with the beautiful room set in lovely grounds with the beach right in front. Sadly... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear j.fordham, I am very thankful that you took your time to write your comments about Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel. I am obviously not very happy about the outcome of your experience. I know we have mosquitoes, but this season has been very unusual. Due to very heavy rain during September to December 2013, the groundwater level raised and still... More

Swift Current, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Three of us drove the 10 km from Celestun to Xixim for lunch on Sunday, February 23. Although the road from Celestun to Xixim is washed out and full of horrible large holes that you have to VERY slowly negotiate your way around, or down and out again, I expected the private road on Xixim's own grounds would be good,... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Rogerandcris, Yes, we are sorry about our deteriorated access road. As you know, our dirt road was washed away by the unusual heavy and prolonged rains we had from September to December 2013 causing potholes that you can’t avoid. Also the roads in Celestun town have been washed away and have serious deterioration. Since January, when it stopped raining,... More

Evanston, Il
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239 reviews 239 reviews
137 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were on a 3-week tour of The Lost World of the Mayans and our group arrived from Medida at night. What a surprise to find this splendid oasis after a long drive over a bumpy road with deep potholes caused by rain. Our bungalow faced the ocean, the room was large and well-appointed. The linens, towels were of good... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Angsten, As a curious person, which I am, I took a look at the trips you have taken. According to Tripadvisor, you have visited 29% of the world. WOW! Taking this in account I am very honored and more than pleased with your excellent, beautiful review of Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel. Yes, we are sorry about our deteriorated access... More

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Address: Km 10 del Viejo Camino a Sisal Celestun, Celestun 97636, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Celestun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Xixim 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Eco Paraiso Xixim Celestun
Eco Paraiso Xixim Hotel Celestun

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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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XIXIM: a different alternative. Consciousness, love for intact nature, rediscovering yourself, high quality and the simplicity of our services are the secrets that we generously share in our paradise…Hotel XIXIM is an ecological paradise. Bordered by an unspoiled beach that stretches forever, a dwarf palm plantation and an abundance of indigenous vegetation, the environment here has always taken precedent over profit, in this very special, luxuriously rustic hotel. At present, we have 32 thatched cabanas, 24 junior suites with 2 four-poster double beds and 8 master suites with a king size bed, each with its own private verandah and en-suite bathroom. An extremely large thatched, double-story rondavel with sweeping views of the beach, golden sunsets and our pool area. Upstairs one will find El Santuario, our fully stocked bar and lounge area, and downstairs, our pride and joy, Restaurant Xixim. The buildings dramatic thatched roof with the longest, straightest tree trunk supports, graphically canopy your occasion.Our Wellness Center as a set of architectural human and natural elements: palapas and mangroves, buildings and coastal dunes, windows overlooking the emerald-green sea, open spaces yet of intimate dimensions, each and every one of them integrated to the pristine nature. ... more   less 
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