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“Wonderful place to stay in Tulum”

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La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel
Ranked #6 of 95 Hotels in Tulum
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Mountain View, California, United States
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay in Tulum”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

My wife and I got married at La Zebra this October, and booked the entire place for a week. It was a wonderful time.

The cabanas are all beautiful and none are the same, so look carefully through all the photos when deciding where to go! The hotel's location is really great: the beach has a slight bend there, so when you look out, you can't see the neighboring hotels on each side. It lends a nice feeling of intimacy on a long beach dotted with tons of places to stay and eat. And on that note, it's easy to walk to neighboring restaurants to sample other takes on the food and drink. I'll save it for the restaurant's review, but Lina's Kitchen is fantastic. It says something that several of our guests chose to eat three meals a day there for the whole week!

The service is also excellent. All the staff are very courteous and eager to make you happy and comfortable.

Tulum will of course be a regular destination for us, and we'll probably try out other places for variety's sake, but we were really happy with our stay there, and will definitely be back to La Zebra.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for making La Zebra part of such a special moment, your wedding was lovely and of course so was the entire group. It was great to have you with us, We wish you and your beautiful wife a very happy life together.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed for 7 days, and have not one complaint. We went without kids, but they would have enjoyed it. La Zebra was beautiful, clean, friendly and fun. We walked the entire beach and looked at other beach rentals and La Zebra was the best choice. The restaurant has great food (especially the tamales!), the drinks were yummy(fresh crushed cane sugar Mojito's), and the amount of people, beach space was perfect. We soooo enjoyed Sunday night salsa dancing with the many locals dancing, live band...way better than Dancing with the Stars! There are many places to walk to from the hotel, cheap cabs, or bike rental at La Zebra to get to town or the start of beach road for shopping. We highly recommend La Zebra for families with or without kids!!! A big shout out to the entire staff for making La Zebra our home away from home. Scott and Miriam, New Orleans

Room Tip: All La Zebra's beach cabanas were great. Did not see the back/jungle ones, but sure they are be...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
thank you once more for choosing La Zebra for your holiday, it was great to have you with us and look forward to seeing you with your kids next time.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed in La Zebra for 5 nights in total, 3 nights in beach cabana and 2 in jungle cabana. All are beautiful and the whole area is so relaxing and so stunning I would like to ask nobody to go here and keep it as it is! Service level is really high and accommodation is good and with eye for details. A bottle of tequila in the room, good quality bathroom amenities and very clean. If you decide to go, our preference is definitely to stay on the beach if you are with children, the little pool with the jungle cabanas is in front of the steps of the particular room we had and with children who don't know how to swim yet, that is not really safe. We had a great stay and definitely will come back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
It was a pleasure to accommodate you with us, thanks again for your visit and will be waiting to welcome you back for another great stay!
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Waitsfield, Vermont
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed at La Zebra for two nights and cried when it was time to leave. The moment we walked in we could tell that it was a special place. Fernando welcomed us with a big smile and informed us that this would be our home away from home. It truly was.

Our room was only yards from the crashing waves and was simple, yet elegant and comfortable. The beach is stunning, with fine sand, warm water, and incredible skies. In addition to the natural beauty, what made our stay so special was the people at La Zebra. Fernando, Berza, Max, Pablo, and Andrea all were wonderful and by the end of our stay, felt like good friends.

We ate all our meals at the restaurant and everyone in our family of four was always happy and satisfied. Because the restaurant is open to the air, even when we were inside it felt like we were out. We loved both the outdoor tables and lounge area on the sand, and between meals when we were not on the beach, spent time in the hammocks slung between the palm trees.
This is a magical place and we can’t wait to go back.

Many thanks to the entire La Zebra team for making our vacation in Tulum so memorable.

Chris, Lindsay, Liza, and Tessa

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
it is so great to hear this from you , thank you so much for your lovely review . Many greetings from all the staff, we hope to see you return soon.
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed directly at the beach. The place has hamaks and enough beach chairs to enjoy the beach and water. The ocean is calm due to the reef outside. The staff was very friendly and helpful. At checkin they gave us a free drink and since the we were early all needs to chill at the beach until the room was ready.
The Bongaloo offers everything you need. Running (not salty) water and electricity to charge phones or such. The Bungaloo does not have a TV or Hairdryer, which we liked, to fully enjoy the ocean sound and breeze.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for your review, your comments mean a lot to us as well as and we are sure other travelers will also appreciate them . We hope we will see you back in our beautiful beaches, and cozy hotel.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We spent 6 nights at Le Zebra to celebrate a friend's wedding. The wedding was gorgeous, the staff was so friendly, the beach was fantastic, the food delicious and the rooms were charming. I would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
We loved having you with us, thanks again for staying at our place and hope we will be seeing you back sometime in the near future.
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We loved our 4 nights at La Zebra! The hotel is adorable and the beach is gorgeous! From the welcome drinks until our last night we had a great time and I would totally recommend for someone who wants to really unplug on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I loved walking right out to the beach from our little cabana every morning. The coffee basket is a welcome touch for a coffee addict like me. The food is delicious, especially the homemade tamales made right there and they also have a fun Salsa party on Sunday nights. You can make use of the free bikes, walk, or catch a taxi to go to one of the many delicious restaurants nearby.

Also the fresh water showers were really nice especially since most of the hotels in Tulum are salt water only.

Only draw backs that people should be aware of and this goes for most of the hotels in Tulum:

The sewage system is not strong enough to handle tons of toilet paper so you must throw your paper in the trash. This is common in a lot of less developed countries. This wasn't a big deal for me, but I know it would be for some.

No air conditioning - most hotels in Tulum dont have enough electricity to run. I am normally always hot and I was very comfortable without the AC.

The beds were a little harder than I would have liked. I wish the complimentary coffee had been free until 10AM as opposed to 8AM.

My bf and I were scouting this as a potential wedding location. I would pick La Zebra in a heartbeat, but I dont think we will be able to convince some of our less traveled family and friends to give up some of their comforts (toilets and ac).

Can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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LaZebraManager, Manager at La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
thank you for all your feedback and for recommending our hotel. We feel very glad that your stay was enjoyable and that we were able to fulfill your expectations. We hope to see you back again , it would be a pleasure for us to accommodate you again and be a part of your holiday.
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Property: La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel
Address: Km 8.2 Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Tulum
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tulum
#4 Family Hotel in Tulum
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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 beach-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

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