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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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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Celestun
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Solihull
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
136 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was a first-time visit to Mexico with my wife and four-year old son, we stayed for a week over the Christmas period. Opening night on Christmas Eve involved unexpected entertainment from a local dance troupe and joining in whacking the heck out of a pinata, which we enjoyed. The meal afterwards of rabbit looked great, but it was hard... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Deadwing, I am very thankful that you took your time to write your extensive review. First of all, as I didn’t know the expression Curate’s Egg, I looked it up in the web. Wikipedia gives the following definition: “Some authorities define it as something that is an indeterminate mix of good and bad and others say it implies a... More

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It was my first stay in the eco resort, which I enjoyed a lot. Our bungalow was nicely done, spacious and clean with a partial ocean view. The food was very good, especially the NY dinner. The hotel is located in the nature reserve so you are surrounded by the virgin nature. The beach is a big plus. The owner... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Yelena S We are honored and proud that this experience in Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel was your first stay in an ecoresort. Most of all, that you enjoyed it a lot. I also thank you very much for your kind comments about myself, the owner. I am not always in Xixim, as other commitments need to have my attention,... More

new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We spent one night at the hotel in mid-December. The place is really well kept, well designed and the staff is really helpful and super friendly. It's location is both awesome and poor. They also have games (table tennis, foosball, billiards) and the food is quite good. It is located in the area rife with local wild life and is... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Leonidl Yes, this rainy season has hit Xixim badly. It has rained continuously for 3 months, flooding the valley of the dunes. Indeed, right now in December, we still have some areas that are flooded. We are lucky it is not stagnant water, it is what we call life water and it is still there, as the seawater label... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Xixim is nature and luxury combined in a way that allows visitors to enjoy both without negatively impacting the breathtaking environment around them. The natural surroundings are amazing and the bird varieties are endless. The service was great too. As stated in the other reviews, mosquito repellent is a must, but if that's the price of being surrounded by natural... More

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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this review

Dear Nancy N, We are obviously very happy and proud of the title you gave to your review “Definitely going back”. Thank you so much for this and your incredible marvelous review. I also very much appreciate you to state, that pristine nature can’t live without mosquitos. You are totally right. There are lots of species here in Xixim, Unique... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Xixim

Also Known As:
Eco Paraiso Xixim Hotel
Eco Paraiso Xixim Celestun
Eco Paraiso Xixim Hotel Celestun
Address: Km 10 del Viejo Camino a Sisal Celestun, Celestun 97636, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Celestun
Amenities:
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Celestun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Xixim 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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