Our first time in Tulum and chose Posada Punta Piedra after reading many reviews. We stayed in the "King Room" (highly recommend!!) on the upper floor with an ocean view and a fantastic balcony. The hotel grounds (only a few units, nice and cozy) were beautiful and tranquil; a wonderful private beach stocked with lounge chairs & beds, and a charming little restaurant on site right over the beach.
The location was great, perfectly situated on the strip pretty close to the main road into the Pueblo (and the ruins,) a small convenience store, restaurants, and many other fantastic places within easy walking distance. The hotel restaurant isn't open for breakfast, but many other places are in every direction. In preparation for the trip we didn't realize how convenient and close everything would be. Our own hotel beach (being private) is "blocked off" on either side by rock outcroppings, but if you want to take the long, several-mile stroll down the open beach you simply pop out onto the road and then right back onto the beach several doors down. $5 cab ride into the Pueblo, which we did often.
Compared to other comparable places in the area, PPP did have 24-hour electricity and water, which we never observed to be undependable. No A/C (and the only reason I mention it is after hearing others grumble in these reviews) but we DID NOT NEED IT- the ocean breeze was fantastic and we were perfectly comfortable, even though the temps were up to 90. There is NOT A/C in this beach area, and there is not meant to be! If you want heavy development, western "comforts" and huge concrete edifices, go elsewhere- there are plenty of other cities and towns if you want to stay in a fancy resort. This area is mostly run by wind and solar power by design; it butts up against a huge nature preserve and the locals want to keep it beautiful, peaceful and eco-friendly. It is absolute paradise.
The service at the hotel was amazing (Cheers to Ignacio and Cynthia who helped us with everything we needed!) With so many other places to eat in the area, we only ate at the restaurant once (Argentinian steak house;) service was wonderful and the flank steak was very good. Ignacio is the hotel waiter but serves also as your local ambassador for anything you need- tours, recommendations, advice, etc.- we were very glad to have him.
Overall, paradise. If it's your first time to the area and are unsure how "rustic" you want to go (many other hotels have smaller cabanas with shared bathrooms, no electricity after 8pm, etc.)- this is a great place to start. We intend to return every year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel POSADA PUNTA PIEDRA is located in a quiet area opposite a beautiful Caribbean Sea in Tulum, in the vicinity there are restaurants and shops of various kinds of local crafts. The Caribbean Sea and the beach opposite the hotel are a show with amazing colors and new emotions. The country of Tulum is just 4 km away, reachable by taxi, by bicycle or your car, where you will find a breadth of restaurants, shops of various kinds or local crafts. Our staff is at your disposal ready to help you solve any problems and answer all your questions, all with extreme kindness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Punta Piedra Hotel Tulum