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“Little Gem in Tulum!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Posada Luna del Sur

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Posada Luna del Sur
Ranked #16 of 90 Hotels in Tulum
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“Little Gem in Tulum!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2006

This hotel is definitely a gem on the outer edge of Tulum. We say outer edge cause we didn't travel any farther South than Posada Luna del Sur. We didn't need to. The hotel is convenient to experiencing the culture that a real Mayan city has to offer. The rooms are clean, and have a tropical flair to them. The balcony is great too. We felt very safe staying here.

When we arrived on Feb 17, Janet greeted us personally and gave us a map of Tulum and told us where to find a good spot on the beach and which cenotes to see, as well as good advice on restaurants in the town. There are fabulous restaurants along the main road, and some of the best margarita's i've ever had at Don Cafeto's.

Unfortunately I arrived without my luggage, however Janet immediately offered us her home telephone to call the airlines. She made every attempt to make sure that I got it back and left several messages for the airlines. Turns out it traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and finally Cancun before I got it over one day later.

If you're looking for Mayan culture in a town away from the Little USA of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, definitely visit Tulum and stay at the Posada Luna del Sur.

Thanks again Janet! We look forward to visiting Tulum again!

-Laura and John

  • Stayed February 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2006

What a great find. The hotel is a small owner operated oasis in the town of Tulum. Janet (the owner) was instrumental to our trips success. Her suggestions & local knowlegde enabled us to explore many tourist & non-tourist attractions. Be sure to ask her about local places to eat.
The accomidations are inviting, quite, clean, comfortable & have the feel of returning home after exploring or laying on the beach each day.
If you are an explorer & desire to leave to beatiful beaches we recommend that you rent a car. Do so on line before you go as it is much cheaper than upon arrival(Advantage Car Rental were also excellent).
Go & enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2006

Okay - so it's not on the beach, and it's not right in the centre of town. But it takes no time to get to the beach - there are always lots of very cheap taxis, get them to take you to 'beach club Paraiso' and rent a lounger near the bar - lovely. Town is only a few minutes walk from the Posada, go via the back streets, it's safer away from the traffic of the main road, is more involving, and you don't see the 'truck stop'. Go diving in a cenote whilst here, hidden worlds are a reliable friendly safety conscious company. Also - top tip - if you intend to travel by coach then take a jumper - they like setting the aircon to super cold!

  • Stayed November 2005
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Additional Information about Posada Luna del Sur

Property: Posada Luna del Sur
Address: Calle Luna Norte 5 | Tulum Pueblo, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Tulum
#3 Best Value Hotel in Tulum
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#4 Spa Hotel in Tulum
#15 Family Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Luna del Sur 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Luna del Sur is a delightful small boutique hotel of 12 private suites, which has earned praise for excellence value, service, comfort and quality from travelers around the world. The suites are graciously proportioned and lovingly appointed. Immaculately maintained suites include; king size or double bed sleeping accommodations (roll-away beds available for parties of three on request) cozy sitting area, balcony or patio area, mini fridge, unlimited bottled water, ceiling fans, A/C, security safe, cable TV, free WiFi hotspot, hot water and our signature a la carte breakfast inspire care-free times and peaceful dreams. Our hotel is focused on value, service, comfort and quality. We believe you can still stay at a quality boutique hotel in Tulum, without breaking your bank. A gem in the Riviera Maya, we invite you to come and discover why. ... more   less 
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