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Teetotum Hotel
Ranked #33 of 101 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I came here with my 11 year old son, and we had a wonderful time. It's a perfect location allowing easy access to the beaches, and the town - In Tulum, the town is a bit more real-life Mexico than the beach and has the better restaurants. Richard, the owner and host rocks! as does his dog, Dali. He (Richard) really is an exceptional host. He will go out of his way to make sure your stay is personalized, comfortable, without problems of any kind. He makes great recommendations for whatever you happen to care about in Tulum. The place has the feeling of a lovely small beach hotel on a Greek island. The vibe is fantastic. The food and bar are exceptional! People need to try the food - it's really good - as varied as lobster ceviche (made fresh to order) to fried rice (made specially for my picky son, who said it was the best he's ever had). Also, I think I had the best mojito anywhere in Mexico. I would definitely stay there again. It's really a fun place with a very positive, uplifting feel to it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank DiaSF
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

hola amigos!,
hope all is well in san fran! we really enjoyed getting to know you both and hope to meet your other son, too. william wa super cool and we really enjoyed connecting with someone so smart, curious and youthfully confident.
so please, come again and again with or without your offspring, as its our pleasure to host people as lovely as you all.
see you soon!
best,
richard, dali and our staff

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were on our way from New York City when the big storm hit and we could not reach Tulum on the day planned. However, that was no problem with Richard. A call that we will be one day late and everything was set. Best of all he didn't even charge us that lost night, which most other places usually do. The hotel itself is great and very relaxed. We also loved the complimentary breakfast. The town center is a short walk away and the beaches are easily reachable either by bike or by car. Richard and his staff were great hosts and their inside tips helped a lot (they really know where to get good tacos). Tulum itself is a must-go place.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2013

hola guys,
we are so glad you got to finally get out of the storm in the northeastern usa and get a few days of sun and peace in tulum at teetotum.. we really enjoyed chatting with you- we never met such accomplished academics before! so visit us again when you have more time and get another chance to not only discover tulum by bike and by sea, but get another chance to escape work and weather in the u.s.a.
thank you again for your visit and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to share this glorious town with you again!
best,
richard, dali and the teetotum staff

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

in a sea of thatched roof, mosquito friendly, sand-and-sea-mist-in-all-my-clothes hotels to choose from, it's a pleasure to find a spot in tulum that celebrates modern aesthetics, great bedding, and the option of A/C.
"teeto", as i affectionately call it, was part of our routine each day: wake up, have a nice leisurely breakfast, chat with richard, the owner, about what we should see, eat, do, not to mention great people watching as well. this is a hot spot for the expat community of tulum so there is a wealth of friendly folks with insider tips galore.
all rooms are well appointed and spacious, the free bike rental is a huge plus, the plunge pool provides a nice post beach dip, and just in case you do need to connect with the outside world, the lounge in the garden is a perfect spot to connect to wifi.
i should also mention that as a new mom (our daughter was 4 months when we brought her to tulum) i felt that teetotum was safe, SUPER CLEAN at all times and kid friendly.
we will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank nativa_nyc
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

hey guys!
you are the type of people we hoped we would encounter when we decided to open our hotel/restaurant. we really enjoyed your visit and your beautiful daughter was the high point of each day. never once during your stay did i hear her cry!
please come back again and again and i promise we will do our best to make you happy you chose teetotum!
thank you again for your lovely review and we super hope to see you again soon in safe and sunny tulum!
richard, dali + the staff

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed at Teetotum for 4 nights and must stay that it was a fantastic experience. The place is super clean, safe and it has a grand tranquill feel! The hotel is situated in the town and about a 15 min bike ride to the beach. The hotel offers free bike rentals which was amazing as we biked everywhere including the ruins(about 10 min from hotel). Lots of bike paths so no problems getting around. There is also a car rental right next to the place if you want to rent a car for the day. Lastly, if you get hungry and thirsty, there are ton of amazing restaurants and bars about a 5 min walk in the town or if you want to eat by the beach, 5$ cab ride will get you there!
Word out to Richard and Dali who were super friendly and accomodating!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AngeGM78
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

hola amiga!
hope all is well in cold toronto!
thank you for visiting tulum. we loved meeting you and getting to share some time in our little paradise of tulum. please visit us again with even more friends. we really enjoy getting to know all these varied people form all over our glorious globe.
thank you again for your kindness and we hope to see you soon in safe and sunny tulum.
richard, dali and the teetotum staff!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and I and stayed for 7 wonderful nites at Teetotum, and I'm here to tell you it was wonderful! Richard the owner, who is always there, was great with tips and info to make our stay better. The room was clean clean clean with tons of hot water and A/C. Free use of the bikes was great for getting around town, you could take them to the beach, but we went with cabs. Location Location Location, beach all day, great food and shopping all nite. Don't wait book it NOW!!!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

hey you midwesterners!
sorry to have missed you on your last morning but 6:30 i can't do! hope the return flight was pleasant and the weather you found at home is ok. we know you had been loyal guests of another hotel in town but we hope you return to us next time you visit. it was our pleasure to have you guys here- we love to see people come in pale and grey and leave energetically and brown! you guys definitely get every moments "juice" out of your day.
thank you again and we truly hope to see the two of you next time!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My friend and I booked our first trip to Tulum, MX and stayed @ the Teetotum for 5days and 4nights, our stay was spectacular, the owner Richard is amazing and welcoming, his staff is very friendly, and nothing short of fantastic, this place is a lovely retreat, has a relaxed feeling, food is phenomenal, try the shrimp tacos you wont regret your stay here, and while you're visiting give my love to Dali (Richards faithful canine companion)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

hey you guys from up north, hola!!
thank you for your kind words- we loved hosting your visit and we super hope you return with some friends and take over the whole place for a long weekend. it would be a blast!
and thanks for the dark rum, its going down very easily in this heat.
hurry back, we love to have newly made friends return!
besos,
best,
richard, dali and teetotum staff (and savannah + hibberd in abstencia!)

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

we stayed here and could not fault it ,everybody was so helpful , perfect location ,Richard the owner was so helpful and willing to help in any situation .we would recomend this hotel David and Barbara Nelson

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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scoutroberts, General Manager at Teetotum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

hola amigos!
hello,
so nice to hear from you two. we loved your visit and really hope you can come enjoy tulum again next year. having you here for 2 weeks was great as we got to get to know you both better than had you stayed less time. also putting your faces together with your son's was cool for us.
so please come again ( and bring your daughter as we'd love to see her, too).
thank you for your kind words and we look forward to your return.
GO MAN U!

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Address: Avenida Coba Sur Lote #2 | (Road to the Beach Before Chedraui Store), Tulum 77780, Mexico
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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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#12 Family Hotel in Tulum
Price Range: $111 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Teetotum Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Teetotum is a small laid back boutique hotel situated in Tulum, in Mexico's Caribbean Riviera Maya. Because of the design, amenities, and ambiance, Teetotum exists as a unique hotel experience. The modern, sleek space and attention to detail, from the handcrafted bench on your private patio to the fresh squeezed tropical juice at breakfast, create a hip atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. On the road to the beach, Teetotum lies just off Tulum Pueblo's lively main street, and a stones throw from Tulum's magnificent white sand Caribbean beaches. ... more   less 
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