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The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 20, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KS&HC
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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on Tripadvisor I am happy that you enjoyed your stay here and it was indeed a delight to have you both stay with me.
Just for information we actually have 6 rooms the other two are hidden a little and I think you did not notice them . But that is a good sign because to me that means that they are all private and away from each other.
Yes we are going to build more and they will be finished(fingers crossed) ready for the July and August busy season.
I wish for you both many more wonderful travels
Valerie

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Thank you to Valery for our great experience at your Pickled Onion Hotel. We had a wonderful experience staying at your hotel, and really enjoyed your hospitality.The restaurant staff and food was exceptional. The pool was beautiful, and our lil hut was something to write home about.
We had a good experience, and will recommend it to all our friends.
And of course, "we will be back".

Room Tip: Valery knows exactly which room that will service your needs.
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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

I am so happy you enjoyed your experience staying with me as much for me it was a pleasure to have you here . I do hope you return so that you can see how we are continuing to grow.
I appreciate your time to make a lovely comment thank you
Valerie

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Having enjoyed three nights of very unique and genuine hospitality at the Pickled Onion our family (grown-up daughter, somewhat grown-up parents) agree fully with all the praise of the recent posts. This is a very special place to stay for the lovely and well serviced palapa rooms, the pretty garden and pool, and the outstanding restaurant. What also makes it different is the hospitality of Valerie and all her staff, from the restaurant team to the gardener. Valerie offers a perfect massage service in the cool of a small thatched pavilion.
We recommend the Pickled Onion as a base to stay for several days. Staying four nights would give time to not only relax by the peaceful pool but also visit Uxmal, the Puuc route/Loltun cave, and the hacienda route west of Uxmal. And you need time to explore all of the Pickled Onion restaurant menu too!

Room Tip: Double or triple rooms are available, all very well appointed.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank VamosViajamos
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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

I sincerely would like to thank you so much for your comments
It was truely a pleasure to have you all here and so happy that you mentioned staying more than one night. To do this area justice one really needs at least 2 nights to enjoy, relax and just take in the peace of the countryside and of course get the best out of visiting the sights in this area .
Keep on enjoying your experiences and travel well
Valerie

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

After hearing nothing but great reviews from all our friends, we were finally able to experience The Pickled Onion for ourselves...we were not disappointed! Valerie is a sweet, feisty, independent & gracious hostess and the business has become a huge success with a devout following...after meeting her we can understand why! We were the first of a full house to arrive so we decided to take advantage of the tranquility and lounge by the pool...it was heaven!

The next morning we awoke to the sound of a multitude of different birds, had a fantastic breakfast of coffee, fresh orange and papaya juice, a lovely fruit platter, fresh baked banana bread and toast with locally produced honey (included in the price of the room!) The staff is friendly, efficient and devoted to her. The Mayan-style bungalows are delightfully decorated, clean and quiet. The grounds are nicely landscaped and the whole place oozes peacefulness! We live in the Yucatan on the Gulf of Mexico, only 2 hours away from Santa Elena so this is the perfect place to come for a little getaway as there are many places nearby to explore. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Naomi M
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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you for your great review It was a delight to have you and your friends here with me .
Not only that what a delightful surprise to see you return for a bite to eat on the same day you had checked out!
I know you enjoyed the special wine and chocolate tasting afternoon at the Museo de Chocolate that is only a short distance from here and as you said well worth seeing. Yes there is so much to see and do in this area........... so I look forward to your return with much pleasure
take care and again thank you so much for taking the time to write this review
Valerie

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Valerie, is a superb hostess and propertier. The setting is lovely and comfortable. The food is truly wonderful, fresh and packed with flavor. To top it off Valerie makes you feel very welcome. In addition the drinks are terrific!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
Thank coupleobikers
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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

Thank you so much for your comments. They are very much appreciated.
I hope you come and visit again you would be very welcomed
Valerie

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The lovely English born, Canadian transplanted owner provides an exceptional B&B experience. The restaurant has a great menu and well stocked bar. The staff provides professional services and look sharp in their locally designed uniforms (unusual in central Yucatan).

The generously sized pool allows a nice settting for relaxation..

The best and most unique feature are the individual Maya guest "houses". Along with the Maya design come modern comforts including tiled baths and showers, in room refrigerators and coffee makers. Spend the night under the thatched roof in clean sheets on comfortable beds, or try the Maya practice and sleep in a wall hung hammock.

Our only disappointment was we could only spend a day and a night. When you get there, say hello for us to our newest Yucatacan friend, Valerie.

Bruce and Paula Bowie
Huron, Ohio USA

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

It was wonderful to have your group of friends stay the night. It felt like we had a private party . I loved watching the way you enjoyed the live musicians at dinner, which is possible to do when a group takes the whole place.
I too feel like I have made new friends and I hope you continue enjoying the rest of your vacation here in the Yucatan
Thank you for your comments and for being the wonderful people that you are
Take care and travel well
Valerie

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

A little paradise somewhere in Mexico: beautiful garden, pool with nice service, hanging beds, tropical plants like papaya, banana, cocoo trees,colourful flowers, nice small labirinth for the soul, once again beautiful and romantic bungalows, special and personal design in all small details,matching perfectly in harmony. Nice staff and an incredible strong and great owner, dear Valerie!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely revue.Your comments help small business like this to succeed and for this again i thank you.
I am so happy that you captured the essence of this place.With more improvements the aim is to make it better !
I hope you have many more happy travels along your way and with such a lovely couple as yourselves you would be welcomed anywhere
Valerie

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Address: Carretera 261 Uxmal a Kabah | Uxmal, Santa Elena 98760, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Price Range: $45 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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