I believe that Be Tulum is the best boutique hotel in the Tulum Beach Hotel Zone. I have been to other hotels there over the years and I love the architecture, the rooms, the grounds, the food, the staff, the beach...in short, I have no complaints with this hotel. As a plus, they offered a discount because we were returning guests.That said, my husband said he will not go back unless they replace the bed. It was very difficult for him to sleep there because the bed was so hard. This was our second stay at Be Tulum, and we stayed in Room #20 both times (the ocean front room with the roof top plunge pool that is closest to the beach). I was okay with the bed, but agree that it could be more comfortable (even just a simple foam matress topper would help). That is the only reason that the rating is 4 stars and not 5.
Now, a word about Tulum in general. We spoke to a local realtor and evidently there is a lot going on there with disputes over the ownership of the lands, so many of the properties are in different states of construction - some are incomplete and no work is being done, especially the more south you go. Unfortunately, this affects the quality of the beaches as many places are not actively maintaining their properties and beach fronts. Also, this was the first trip where we saw local "beach vendors" - there were not that many, but it made the beach feel less exclusive than prior years. Simply put, I believe that there has been a big population increase (some of the restaurants, like Casa Jaguar and Hartwood, had waits of an hour or more). At the more popular restaurants (those mentioned and Posada Margherita), I suggest you show up at 6:00 sharp to make sure you get first seating, otherwise plan on waiting at least an hour for the second seating. I have always loved Tulum and I hope that the property issues are resolved soon and that the area does not get too over crowded, but the latter may be inevitable.
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- A happy marriage between nature and construction. A boutique hotel for world travelers seeking for total relaxation. Between the jungle and the sea, 20 comfortable, exquisitely designed rooms to enjoy facing the spectacle of the sea. ... more less
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