We are seasoned travelers. We have stayed in many a creaky shack, crumbly hotel and camped on many roadsides during our 15 years of travels. We aren't divas by any standards. We knew what to expect in terms of Mexican accommodation because we did our homework, have travelled the area before, and had no massive expectations.
We stayed in the 'typical Mayan style cottage' which did not have many photos on the site that gave us many clues as to what to expect.
Jose runs the bar and taco stand out near the beach front - which is a totally separate business to the hotel - but if that wasn't there, hmmm not so sure about this hotel.
Let's face it, we did pay good hard earned money to stay here and I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out what I actually paid for. Ok, so the rooms have plain stone floors and walls, beach hut style roofs, chunky pillows and paper thin very old towels, but the bathrooms were just a bridge too far Amigo. Perhaps they were trying too hard to emulate 'Mayan' style and just decided to skip the basic toilet amenities that can actually make or break a hotel. Let's face it, the Mayans didn't have toilet bowls, sinks or electricity when they lived in grass huts either so why don't they just spend a little extra and tile the bathrooms, install proper bathroom suites and make it right??!!! They were just gross. Rough concrete hand shaped shower areas painted blue with a very old plastic shower curtain as a door. Frankly I preferred the ocean than to step foot in the 'shower'. Ugh.
Ok if I paid a lot less then I did then perhaps I wouldn't be so hard but I feel compelled to write in hopes that the owner reads this and does something. We did pay good hard earned money and to force this onto to people, who travel long distances to stay here and don't know the full story, is simply negligent. Perhaps if we chose a room in the actual hotel it might've been better but I heard similar stories about the bathrooms there too - albeit not as bad.
Also the pool area turned into a car park on the weekend for people to park and camp on the beach. C'mon! Camping isn't the problem but parking big massive ford rangers right around the pool - your biggest asset to the hotel - is simply stupido.
Sorry for upsetting anyone. If the owner wants to make it right - fix the bathrooms, stop the poolside truck parking and you have a winner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Small Hotel with ocean front views,garden views, restaurant, bar and common area. Large pool, best beach and location. 24 Rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parayso Hotel Tulum
- Parayso Resort Tulum