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Don Diego de la Selva
Ranked #17 of 98 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for the first half of our trip to Tulum. We had an amazing time, the location was convenient to town, the room and pool were totally relaxing and the staff was quite helpful. They gave us great recommendations. We were a bit worried about the plumbing when we first got there, there had been a problem in the neighborhood but they assured us the smell would be done in less than 24 hours. It was and we learned later (at our other hotel) that this place had very good plumbing standards for Tulum, their water pressure was particularly good! I highly recommend staying here!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Katie Z
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wow, what a great stay. Super clean rooms, wonderful breakfast, beautiful garden, attentive but not annoying staff. One of our three days at the hotel, we did not leave till dinner time, just lounged around the pool. Even the nearby beach could not get us out of this little piece of paradise. If I were to return to Tulum, I would just stay here and not bother with a beach resort. It's easy enough to drive or cab to the beach. Plus, this way you have access to all the cheaper restaurants and shops in town.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Charles G, Propietario at Don Diego de la Selva, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2014

Thank you Liza, we are proud of being part of your inspiration :) and through this message we really want to thank everybody who took 5 minutes to write us so nice comments on tripadvisor lately, a nice result of the great job from Norma, Sabrina, Luis and all the staff in Don Diego. Big abrazos from the Caribbean!

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

The grounds are lovely and the owners were gracious. Good location and off the main road so it was quiet. Beautiful pool, clean quaint rooms, private, great service, delicious breakfast (included!). Can't wait to go back!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Me and two girls stayed at this hotel for a night and we were really pleased with its value and quality. It had a tranquil garden atmosphere and the rooms were very clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend it to others who plan to stay at Tulum.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Honestly, this place had great reviews but since it was rates #18th for Tulum area hotels, it was a second or third choice on my list. With that said, I did go into staying here with high hopes. The reviews felt good. A friend was with me along for the experience.

This place did not disappoint in any way. The staff was friendly and accommodating, rooms and huts were comfortable, breakfast was quality, pool is huge in a very nice tropical courtyard. They have their own beehive (many in the back), chickens and micro greens. Back to the breakfast. Everything is made from scratch.

The staff could not be stumped with any local area question. They will point you in the right direction for food, beaches, how much cabs rides should be, where to rent a bike and best live music.

This place is super quality and deserves to be a top five place, not 18. It might hurt their reviews that the hotel in located in the small town rather than right on the beach. You will get so much more for your money here and are still a short bike ride or even shorter cab ride to the beach.

Conclusion, our initial plan was to stay 1 night; we stayed 3 and felt sad for leaving. An A+ experience.

Room Tip: AC rooms are in the main part of the hotel and run around 950 pesos. The huts are kept cool by two f...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Charles G, Propriétaire at Don Diego de la Selva, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Matt, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, you are the best PR I could ever dream of, really!
It is a real pleasure to feel that the energy and the efforts we put in managing / decorating / arranging / maintaining our small hotel are transmitted to our guests.
Life is about improving everyday :)
Next time we will try to convince to stay a little more...
Saludos desde Tulum!

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed at Don Diego with our two children aged 19 months and 3. The hotel has a lovely pool area which was only used by a few other guests so felt almost like a private pool.

The rooms are a very good size, clean and have huge glass doors out to private balcony area with hammock, great for chilling out.

It's right at the end of town but we had a car so this wasn't a problem. The staff were all incredibly helpful and served an excellent breakfast each morning which accommodated our daughter who is coeliac. Everything is on ground floor so very easy for access with pushchair etc. all in all would highly recommend staying here for other families like us looking for a lovely jungle-esq oasis to hang out at hassle free.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
Thank Rachael C
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here three nights in a Junior Suite. The room was quite comfortable. The grounds of the hotel are like a tropical garden. The restaurant serves wonderful dinners. We really enjoyed this little oasis and will definitely return. It was an easy walk from the bus station to the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank SugarRol
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Additional Information about Don Diego de la Selva

Address: Calle Tulum - Mza 24 Lote 03 | South part of the town, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Tulum
#8 Best Value Hotel in Tulum
#16 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#17 Family Hotel in Tulum
Price Range: $83 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Don Diego de la Selva 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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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