Our recent trip to Tulum introduced us to this hotel by accident. But as many travelers know this is sometimes the source of great unintended discoveries.
Sitting two blocks off of the main avenue in central Tulum makes this an ideal location to walk to virtually any restaurant you might care to try. La Nave, Cetli, Ginger, Le Bistro, Don Cafeto's, and more are all five minute walks.
Maison Tulum is very clean. The free WiFi was exceptionally good, streaming movies from Netflix to the iPad was actually better then the irregular reception we sometimes get at home in Connecticut.
Maison Tulum features it's own bakery and restaurant. An especially good place to start the day with fresh baked croissants and coffee. A good place to people watch because of the steady flow of locals that drop by to have their coffe and breakfast too. This I feel is always a good sign - the locals support their efforts.
One rainy morning with our plans to spend the day at the beach no longer an option, the front desk staff lead by Elda Orihuelo, made a couple of calls on our behalf while we were still sipping our coffee. She contacted a company called Mexico Kan Tours. And this would turn out to be one of the highlights of our visit.
One of the owners of Mexico Kan Tours, Miguel Uribe, met us at the hotel in a shiny new 4x4 and we set off as three good friends might. We had explained we did not want to visit the traditional tourist sites and we were not interested in shopping for hammocks and the like - not that there is anything wrong with that. Miguel understood that we wanted to visit things from a locals perspective - and that we would like to include the city of Valladolid.
In all honesty I think Miguel enjoyed taking a break from the normal duties of escorting tourists from site to site. He is extremely knowledgeable and in perfect English taught us about traditional Mayan culture and the changing world that tourism is bringing to the country. Keep in mind that all of his comments were comfortably informational and based upon all of our questions. He did not lecture us at any time. In Vallaolid we spent the day with locals, in their markets, their food stalls, and on their beautiful colonial streets - all with an insider that moved us without fanfare to some of the best sites and sounds that we had on our trip to Mexico. And it was indeed a bargain. Seek out Miguel and plan your own day.
Maison Tulum is located in Central Tulum. Is there a little street noise at night - yes. But it fades quickly and was never a factor in sleeping well. Is there an occasional cat walking by? Yes, it's Mexico. Maison Tulum is super clean, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and for the price it is hard to beat. TRG.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Our Little Corner of Paradise.Tucked away in a tranquil garden setting, our intimate hotel is conveniently located just two blocks from downtown. The smell of our freshly baked bread and other delicious pastry wafts through the air each morning. Enjoy the ambience and our food, our charming restaurant offers breakfast and dinner with traditional Mexican and Caribbean fare.Excellent service and amenities at the price of a budget hotel make Maison Tulum one of the best deals in the Riviera Maya.· Continental breakfast included with your stay. *· Complimentary Wi-Fi and a computer located in the reception area where you can check email or gather information on activities in Tulum.· A beautiful rooftop terrace where you can relax or read a book surrounded by plants and flowers from the region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maison Tulum Hotel Tulum