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“Clean & Quiet”
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Villas H2O
Ranked #39 of 95 Hotels in Tulum
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Florida
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63 reviews
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“Clean & Quiet”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We were a walk-in and were greeted at the door by a friendly face. The room was clean and quiet but extremely minimal and I felt like I was in a bomb shelter at times because of the unpainted cement walls. The pool was beautiful but we were not there for that. The two biggest problems is that it is not within walking distance to town where most of the eating spots are and there is absolutely no signage to find it. Thank God for the internet and GPS because without them we never would have found it. If you do not have a car and are not bikers or are looking to be at the beaches I would not recommend it. But if you have a car and are more into the ruins & cenotes than it is a nice, clean, quiet place.

Room Tip: We were on second floor in a King overlooking the pool and never heard a sound.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Service welcoming and friendly. Rooms comfortable and tastefully decorated (minimal). Stunning pool. But it's a good 20 minute walk from town. They rent bikes for 100 pesos a day which helps-we found them essential.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed at the Villa H2O for two weeks in January 2013 and did not want to leave. We had a really wonderful stay. The pool was beautiful, the room clean and comfortable and the service friendly and helpful. We did have a car and the beach - like paradise - is about 10-15 minutes drive. We loved the beach but also enjoyed returning to the tranquillity of the hotel to relax and enjoy the pool. We felt very welcome as guests at H2O and would not hesitate to return when we next come to Mexico. Thank you everyone there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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vietnam
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here on 2 occasions, the 2nd time because we were unhappy with our accommodation on Tulum beach and much preferred H2O villas for quality of the rooms and general ambience. Taxis to the beach are about 70 - 90 pesos, but every driver seems to charge differently, its also based upon distance.

If you want AC then its worth staying town as almost all the beach properties dont have AC, and its cheaper to stay in town.


The villas are well equipped and have AC , ceiling fan and individual terrace, the pool area is also very relaxing and breakfast is simple but good, and extras including cooked breakfast can be ordered for a small extra charge.

The Argentinian couple who are running it are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are great and and nicely furnished, and its a great place to relax in. You dont need a 4x4 here, we had a normal car from Hertz and the owners suggested an alternative route to get to the house if the direct road is too bumpy.

Its 2 blocks from the main road near the south end of town, if you are walking to town - 10 minutes walk to the centre i would recommend taking a small torch as the first nearby street is unlit, but thats just my personal preference.

in town
I can highly recommend Altamar Restaurante - great food, a bit more expensive but well worth it, and you get a great selection of free starters
Buenos Aires - also good food.

At the beach i can recommend Ziggys beach club, free use of loungers and mattresses and hammocks, when you buy drinks or food - food and drinks are average - good, mexican and american dishes
Ahau Tulum 1km further down the beach has much better food
Restaurare - does very nice vegan food

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Very good calm place, good quality, nice room. The only issue is thé access road. It is not an issue IF you come by car. Better 4x4. But for Tulum -good place to stay. Very friendly couple that runs the hotel. So dont hesitate to book it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our family spent six nights at H2O in two attractive, comfortable and spacious rooms at this lovely, off-the-beaten-path, hotel. It is a quiet and private spot. The property is lush and the pool, beautiful. It is ideal for laps and has a shallow area for small children. Beware, however, that the tiles around the pool are very slippery when wet, and a falling risk for the little ones. Mali and Gero, the delightful young Argentinian couple managing the hotel, are kind, helpful and accommodating. Mali's banana bread was a favorite breakfast treat, especially for our two year old grandson, who just couldn't get enough. Elizabet and Lady kept the rooms clean and well-supplied with towels. Beach towels and snorkeling equipment were readily supplied. The atmosphere was entirely relaxed.

The rooms are bright ( unfortunately, even at 6:00 a.m. ), air conditioned, have closets, safes, and some shelving units. Wi-fi is ok. No tv; no phones, no in-room hairdryers ( though one was available at the desk ).

We enjoyed breakfast each morning, and like other guests eating at the same time, often ordered eggs and bacon to go with the fruit, banana bread, coffee and juice that were served by Mali and Gero. Once back home ( we left too early in the morning to formally checkout ), we received a bill for the bacon and eggs. I see now that only a continental breakfast was to be provided. My mistake, but surely we should have been advised during our stay of any extra charges that we were incurring. It could have been the beach towels, the snorkeling equipment, the hair dryer. How were we to know? While the bill was negligible, it seemed a little petty and served to undermine our overall experience, which had been so positive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed here with my girlfriend in late July and had a fantastic time.
The owner was fantastic, allowing us to extend our stay when we became hooked with the diving he had organised.
Room has fantastic, the absence of a TV was welcome. The pool was great (although after cavern diving it was hard to compare). Breakfast provided each morning was delicious and fresh.

The local knowledge and advice given was impressive!

Room Tip: The balcony was hot but hey, what do you expect.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villas H2O
Address: Calle Chichen Itza Mz. 24 Lt. 001, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 95 Hotels in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas H2O 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Villas H2O in Tulum! Setting a new standard for boutique hotels in Tulum town, Villas H2O combines modern, minimalist design with locally crafted detailing and furnishings to create an atmosphere of urban chic with a friendly, relaxing vibe. Our location on the southern edge of town provides easy access to restaurants and shopping, without sacrificing rural quiet and jungle views. Villas H2O offers 3 types of rooms, all stylishly decorated and with private balconies or patios. ... more   less 
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