We were guests at La Zebra last week and I had to pop in and let my thoughts be known. We arrived from a resort up the beach that was a great disappointment; I also had a horrible stomach flu at check in. Despite that, I had as good a time at La Zebra as one can have with a sickness of that magnitude!
Right off the bat, we loved the beach. Simply glorious! The lounge chairs were wonderful (certainly heaven after the hard wooden chairs of the last resort) and the coconut palms and hammocks completed the picture beautifully. Most of the people on the beach were not staying at the resort--they just come for the great beach and cantina, if that tells you something.
We were in cabana 4 and found it perfectly clean, artfully decorated and the bed was so comfortable it brought tears to my eyes (especially after the super hard bed of the other place). I spent a lot of time in that bed, and can say it was very nice.
The cantina was great--excellent freshly-squeezed orange juice that brought me to life once the flu dissipated. I didn't get to sample the menu much due to the sensitive stomach, but what I did have was well done. Service was pretty good--sometimes slow, but not a big deal. One night, all I could manage to think about eating was a bun from one of their sandwiches; the waitress got it for me, and there was no charge as she saw how sick I was. Just a kind gesture, I think!
The ladies at the front desk were exceptional--in my haze, I didn't get their names, but the one from NYC was kind enough to bring some ibuprophen in to me from town when she arrived for her morning shift. And she made sure the maid cleaned our room first daily so I could get back in to sleep. Kudos to the staff! You guys made my stay infinitely more comfortable!
The only drawback I can mention is the noise--we were there when the people on the property behind the cabana were also there. They are drummers. Made for a couple of loud nights, and I should have brought it to the attention of the desk--they would have done something about it. The cabanas near the road are probably not the quietest places to stay, but the good news is that they plan to build new cabanas and get rid of the ones near the road. They also plan to upgrade--this for the 2009 season.
It should make an already great resort even better, and we can't wait to return with our kids for another great vacation--hopefully this time without a stomach flu!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated directly on the beach in a historic former coconut plantation, the family-run La Zebra offers a vibrant and rustic destination among Tulum hotels, where authentic Mexican culture and cuisine infuse every facet of your stay. Escape to an intimate Tulum Mexico hotel best described as stylish and jungle-chic, with thatched roofs and colorful hammocks, coco palms swaying in the breeze, and warm Caribbean waters lapping at the shore just a few sandy steps away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Zebra Hotel, Tulum Hotel Tulum
- La Zebra Beach Cabanas Hotel
- La Zebra Beach Cabanas Resort
- La Zebra Tulum