After a horrendous experience with Delta Airlines, who cancelled our first flight and rescheduled us, effectively shortening our trip by 2 days, my man and I arrived frustrated and exhausted in Tulum, our first trip to Mexico.
Richard, the owner of Teetotum, was amazingly helpful and flexible, considering we'd paid a deposit for the room and were supposed to have been there two days prior, we'd been in communication via email and everything worked out perfectly. (Except having a shorter trip.)
We are also picky eaters- I'm vegan and my boyfriend is allergic to wheat (though not vegan) and I'd asked Richard if he thought the restaruant in the hotel could accomodate us. He said yes, and there was definitely enough to choose from, including super delicious guacamole (and I'm a snob) and, on our second day, a special bean and veggie salad the chef had whipped up with us in mind. So cool!
So, with beer and guac in tow, we explored the hotel- 4 guest rooms, a plunge pool, lounge, rooftop lounge, and cafe. A few very friendly cats and sometimes a very old dog named Booker. Totally relaxing and comfortable, as well as stylish!
The rooms are super clean and comfy, with beach / pool towels in addition to huge bath towels. They provide bottled water for tooth brushing purposes, and there's a little mini fridge that just managed to fit a six-pack.
The hotel is just on the edge of Tulum pueblo, on the road that leads to the beach. They provide free bikes if you want to ride the 3/4 mile or so to the beach, but it's only 40 pesos or so if you want a cab. On your way back, though, make sure to pronounce Teetotum "Tay-toe-toom." Every cab driver thought I was saying Tita Tulum, which was on the opposite side of town...
The only way this place could be better is if it was beachfront, but the fact that it's so close to the town, the supermarket (with ATM), and a stone's throw from the beach makes it pretty darn perfect.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Teetotum Hotel Tulum