When my girlfriend and I began searching for hotels in Tulum, admittedly we were pretty laser-focused on finding one on the beach. As days went on in our search, beach-side hotels started getting booked up. Before we knew it, there were no beach hotels left for us to book.
We came across Don Diego De La Selva and were impressed by their outstanding reviews. We booked the reservation, of course taking any online reviews with a grain of salt. During our stay, however, we quickly fell in love with the hotel and the staff; the reviews were spot on.
The hotel is set toward the back end of town; close enough for a short walk to the downtown restaurants and shops, but far enough that you will have to take a short 5 minute cab ride through town to get to the beaches (I recommend Playa Paradais or Xaxil-Kin). Don't let this deter you! The people of Tulum are friendly and welcoming, go explore!
The staff at Don Diego de la Selva were the pinnacle of warm and welcoming. We grew quite fond of Charles, the owner, and his staff over the 5 days we stayed. They provided us with warm conversation, great food (their restaurant, Paladante, is excellent), and the best insider travel tips we could ever want. The room was beautiful, clean, and well kept and the overall jungle setting of the hotel is beautiful.
I can say with relative certainty that we will again visit Tulum, and we will most definitely be spending our nights at Don Diego de la Selva. A must-book!
P.S. Go snorkeling at Cenote Dos Ojos. It's amazing. Google it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 2005, Don Diego de la Selva, ideally located at the south end of Tulum, offers to the visitors an accessible alternative to the beachfront cabañas. 12 large rooms with AC, private bathroom and own terrace. Free wi-fi, 24 hours electricity, swimming-pool and tranquila atmosphere! Small bar, delicious homemade breakfast and the best restaurant in town : "Yerbas y Sabores" for the ones who like to discover new ingredients :)- Welcome ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Don Diego De La Selva Hotel Tulum