We recently returned from a six-night stay at La Zebra. We stayed at another property prior to going there. The first was a great choice, but more basic, so when we got to La Zebra we felt like we had so much luxury. We had room #1 (one of the largest in front), which is basically a two-room cabana, which was great with two kids. You could save a considerable amount going with the smaller one if you are a couple or only have one child. The furnishings and bathroom were all really tastefully done and comfortable. Our outdoor tub and shower in addition to the indoor restroom was really convenient for getting the kids rinsed off. We were about thirty feet from the ocean, which was very fun as we heard the ocean waves crashing through the night. The sea was not as tranquil as it usually is, so it was probably a bit more active (and loud) than other times of year. There are eight or nine other smaller cabanas all in a row, but you never hear anyone or feel their presence. The staff was very friendly and non-invasive. Cabely, the concierge, was our initial contact and she is very good at hospitality. It was really nice having someone we could relate to and trust and go to with any questions feeling like she genuinely cared. The house cleaning was excellent. Fernando and Fili were two of our favorite staff in the restaurant. Santiago is always smiling and Fili is very hospitable as well. We enjoyed the food and drinks and especially the homemade tortillas by Andrea who cooks them in the middle of the restaurant. The drinks aren't inexpensive (here or anywhere else) so you might want to stash a cooler with ice and a few beverages in your room. You can sit outdoors or inside with an amazing view of the caribbean. There are lounge chairs and palapas in front. The sea was not hospitable for snorkeling while we were there, so we body surfed instead. My seven year old son had a great time in the warm, gentle sea. It's really nice that coffee and tea are included in the morning, but we felt that service could be improved upon. The hot water was in kind of old canisters that still had coffee in them and with the prices for food in Tulum you want every amenity you can possibly get without a charge. I ended up just ordering tea in the restaurant. Everyone is so relaxed in Tulum that we never felt like the kids were bothering anyone, they just got to be themselves and enjoy our vacation. One day a week they have salsa dance lessons and the most amazing dancers go to La Zebra. It was mesmerizing really. The whole trip was just dreamy.
- 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