I can only add to what has already been said many times about this place. It is a lovely designed restful place with polite, friendly and helpful staff run by the host and owner Valerie who is similarly charming. Only four rooms set well apart in the gardens. There may be plans for more, and she might need them being a popular place, but there is plenty of space in the large garden area to accomplish this without diminishing the privacy of each room which is a fault that sometimes other hotels have. And the rooms are excellent. Large, airy with room for the bed and a seating area and quite rightly left without tv’s but with added extras such as coffee maker and refrigerator. And with the pool its easily the place to spend more than one or two days, as rather than just visiting to see Uxmal, you can take your time visiting other attractions in the area secure in the knowledge that you can have a peaceful afternoon relaxing in the sun by the pool as we did.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and was a very comprehensive fruit selection with juice, coffee or tea and toast, cooked option available as an extra but the fruit and toast was more than enough. Dinner from under 100pesos per person for main dishes was well prepared and tasty with beers and drinks at very reasonable rates.
It is very easy to find being on the main road on the way from Merida to Uxmal but you’d travel about 10km past Uxmal towards Santa Elena. Don’t turn into Santa Elena, stay on this road which effectively acts as a bypass for the village ( although the village is typically rural Mexico and worth a walk around ) and its just as you exit the village. Although on the road there is little traffic and therefore little noise from vehicles. Although I would add that you may well be woken by roosters at first light, but then this is the delight of rural Mexico and you need to be up early for a full day sightseeing, and being rural you will be in bed early as well. An excellent stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique Eco-Boutique Bed and Breakfast located close to Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labnah. Quaint Maya style rooms, complete with private entrance, bathrooms, refrigerator ,coffe maker bottled water,toiletries, safety boxes, Wi Fi in all rooms ,clean, comfortable and secure, set in peaceful surroundings. Rooms are adorned with my own paintings. Beautiful gardens with labyrinth. Area for Yoga, Tai chi etc. Mini Spa.Swimming pool Excellent restaurant where you can taste some of the Yucatan cuisine. Located close to the village where you can experience Maya life as it really is.The bar awaits you for the best cocktails/margaritas in the area, as well as wine and beer.You have the luxury of Wi fi in all areas including your rooms .An artisan shop where you can buy items including locally made hammocks and snack shop if you want a small snack in-between meals. All the staff are local people from Santa Elena and all structures were build by local people too, including wood work, iron work etc I maybe a foreign owner but how good that work has been created for the local people who would otherwise not have an income. ... more less
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