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Avenida Coba Sur Lote #2 | (Road to the Beach Before Chedraui Store), Tulum 77780, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #9 of 77 Hotels in Tulum
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
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“awesome place, awesome people...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Accommodations were stellar- comfy pristinely clean, modern. Friendly conversation when u want quiet time in a hammock or on rooftop beds chill music and great location perfect for beach or town. My son and I loved this place, has an amazing vibe, if you want to go to downtown get a bike that is given for free at the hotel, would take you 5 minutes or 5 to the beach to. Love this place, service is great, room service is awesome and delicious. Great choice if you want to experience the best of Tulum.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Owner at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
ana,
guests like you and your son make our jobs a total pleasure. you guys seem to appreciate everything we do, which makes doing it so easy. we love hosting your various trips to tulum and our entire staff misses you both and we discuss you both often.
so please come back soon and see the changes we have made.
thank you for your kind words and of course we welcome your return pronto!
best,
richard and the entire teetotum staff
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Teetotum is a fun bed and breakfast/hotel/restaurant/bar situated on the road from Tulum to the beach.

The rooms are large, comfortable and clean and the hotel itself is spread out and has a very relaxed vibe. The attached bar and restaurant are also excellent quality and value.

The real gem is the owner Richard who is welcoming, fun and makes every visitor to the hotel or bar feel welcome. Would definitely return

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Owner at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
hola amigos,
thank you for your visit from far away australia!
we are really appreciative of all our guests who come from all over and take the time to write us up so nicely.
so please next visit to tulum, let us know and we'll do even better!
thank you again
richard and teetotum staff
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denver
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Sitting sweetly on the road to the beach, behind murals of pop-art and retro-chic design, is the quintessential Tulum experience. Teetotum is owned by a worldly, salt of the Earth kind of guy named Richard, who keeps the place humming with the help of a few extremely lovely locals, two cats and one dog, that all compliment your stay nicely. I visit Tulum at least once a year and make a point to stay at Teetotum for one or two days before I go to the beach. The generous hospitality, great food and coffee and proximity to town make for the most honest experience you can have of Tulum, it's culture and the people. Many locals favor the casual, hip feel of Teetotum's common/dining room. Asking about the local flavor from the people that know it best is your
key to enjoying this beautiful part of the Riviera Maya. Should your visit to Teetotum include an overnight stay, the rooms are clean, chilled and fortified with an iPod charger. Long story longer, Teetotum is rad! It's in the know, delicious and so kind. If you want a nice room in Tulum for one night or ten without paying beach front prices, stay here! You will have found the best part of this delightful town without having to spend your paycheck on a beachfront room with less personality and much less heart. At Teetotum, they say 'on the road to the beach, we love you'. Well, Teetotum, on the road to the
beach, I love you back.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Owner at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
you are sweet to mention us so positively. we have enjoyed your visits in the past and hope to see you soon during your next visit to safe and sunny tulum.
get outta colorado y visit our little town again!
thank you
richard
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My hubby and I stayed in one of the four rooms of the courtyard. It was very clean, nicely decorated and the staff was sweet and very helpful. The food at the hotel restaurant is fantastic and less expensive than the restaurants on the beach. It was my favorite place for brunch.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
hey guys!,
thank you for you positive review, we really appreciate it. taking time from your new york schedules is a hassle, so thanks! please come visit again- you guys are exactly who we had in mind when we conceived of our humble hotel. hurry back! our brunch awaits!
thank you again and we hope to see you soon in safe and sunny tulum.
sincerely,
richard and staff
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We normally stay in town when we visit Tulum. This time we divided our time between the beach and the town of Tulum. This hotel was a great fit for us. The vibe was laid back, and the staff was friendly. The owner Richard was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place in town that has wi-fi and air conditioning - which was very important to us. Oh the bikes are free to use, which was great.

Room Tip: We stayed upstairs, which worked out great because we had a balcony. Great for morning coffee.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Owner at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
hola friends,
thank you for your stellar review, we really appreciate it! it was a pleasure meeting you both and we hope you return to our humble hotel often. we know you really like tulum, and it's not a long flight from fla. so come often and stay with us! we will make sure you get a 2nd floor room!
hope to see you soon in safe and sunny tulum.
best,
richard, dali + staff
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My girlfriend I spent a few days here this past labor day and couldn't have been happier with our experience. Richard and the staff were super friendly and went above and beyond (even helping out after a cabby decided to back into our rental car) to make sure we had a great trip. Everyone, from Richard to the kids, are just seem to be dedicated to providing the best service to guests, locals or whoever else just wanders in. Richard gave us great suggestions about what to do and when do them. He really helped make our trip a memorable experience.

The hotel itself has a cool vibe that lends itself to just hanging out, relaxing and having some drinks. The rooms were always clean, the beds were comfortable and the food was pretty good.

I can't say enough good this about this little hotel. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Owner at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
hey guys,
thank you so much for your kind review. hopefully, all worked out with the car rental and the ensuing issues. also hoped that you both accomplished everything you set out to do.
and hopefully your possible hangover is gone- mine just barely! haha
thank you for your visit- you guys are the reason we are here, so come back!!
best,
richard and staff
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Vancouver, BC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here two years ago and we still talk about going back. We loved the hotel - the owner is friendly, accommodating, helpful, and keen to offer insights about the local area and places to visit. Although we had rented a car, we enjoyed using the bikes provided by the hotel to ride 10 minutes to the beach and environs. Breakfast was simple but fresh and just right. The restaurant, like the rest of the hotel, was small, quaint and charming. I particularly enjoyed the fact that many locals or expats seemed to show up for their morning coffee and a friendly chat during the breakfast hours. This is definitely the place to go if you're heading to the Mayan Riviera and you want a more quaint, intimate, personalised experience than what the mega tourist ghettos (all-inclusive resorts) can offer.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoutroberts, Owner at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
hey there!,
thank you for finding the time to write such an enthusiastic review. it definite helps drive our business. we are pleased that the many locals who stop by our restaurant in the morning brought you pleasure- we think its a cool way to learn the "lay of the land", sharing coffee, food and time with one another. its definitely NOT a all inclusive resort here at teetotum, unless you consider the all- inclusiveness to be friendly people, chilled out guest sharing life experiences in the riviera mays.
vancouver is definitely on my bucket list for this year, so watch out!.
thank you again and we hope to see your return soon
sincerely,
richard, dali and teetotum staff
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Address: Avenida Coba Sur Lote #2 | (Road to the Beach Before Chedraui Store), Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#18 Family Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Teetotum is a small laid back boutique hotel situated in Tulum, in Mexico's Caribbean Riviera Maya. Because of the design, amenities, and ambiance, Teetotum exists as a unique hotel experience. The modern, sleek space and attention to detail, from the handcrafted bench on your private patio to the fresh squeezed tropical juice at breakfast, create a hip atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. On the road to the beach, Teetotum lies just off Tulum Pueblo's lively main street, and a stones throw from Tulum's magnificent white sand Caribbean beaches. ... more   less 
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