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Margarita & Ed's Cabanas
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Also showed up at the cabanas without making a reservation and had no problem getting a room for three nights. El panchan is brilliant, really lively, loads of people to meet. The room itself was good enough, good shower pressure which was a highlight. Margarita is a wonderful hostess and we had a couple of great conversations with her. She let us store our luggage after we checked out too.

Getting to sleep was easy despite the music, and waking up to howler monkeys at 5am was intriguing

No wi-fi was a downside but not a huge issue, a conectivo to town is only 20 pesos

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We showed up at the cabanas without making a reservation, and, as it was super hot, ended up renting a room with air-conditioning. The room was quite decent and clean - no complaints there. You can store your luggage for a day (till 6PM) - the location is right outside the entrance to the park. As for the owner, she was a bit odd - we didn't get the warm and fuzzy feeling from talking to her.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Friendly owner, beautiful setting, spacious room. Convenient for visiting ruins. El panchan can be a bit loud at night but room was set far enough back that there was only the distant thump of the bass.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David Z
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were so lucky to arrive in time to acquire a room since there is no way to reach by phone or internet, just show up. Clean, comfy beds, a/c, 24 hr hot water, quiet jungle setting to hear the night noises. Margarita is a wonderful hostess and so proud of her location and service, the prices are very reasonable.
Even though the tour books state that the cabins are on Palenque park land it is a bit of a hike to the pyramid, there are colectivos that pass on the main road directly to the entrance to the pyramid site. Don Mucho's Restaurant is a short walk from cabins, food and environment are very good.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

To book at Margarita & Ed we put message here: http://margaritanded.blogspot.com/2010/06/margarita-and-ed-hostel-prices.html, and after several attempts managed to get through by phone and reconfirmed our two-night stay. We booked room for two with the air conditioning. The room was decent. If you are planning to stay here it is better to take some insect repellent spray as tiny insects and mosquitoes do manage to find their way in the room. We had a very pleasant two day in El Panchan. We booked a day tour to Palenque ruins and Agua Azul - both were amazing.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank fjamm
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed here in January 2013.
Right before the entrance of Palenque archaeological site, turn left and enter into a hippie site with cabanas, restaurants and 60's cafés. Don't stop at the first desk (terrible old cabanas!!), go on with your car following the signs "Margarita & Ed's cabanas".
Margarita is an old lady with a rough behaviour, but she is very helpful. Her rooms are divided in 2 buildings, 2 floorw each, for a total of about 16 rooms. Therefore don't expect real cabanas.
Rooms are quite nice and great size, bathroom is okay.
The pro is the location, in the middle of trees and water, and a few minutes driving from the center of Palenque. Anyway, the area is very humide.
Don Mucho's restaurant is very very good, even for breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Genius-loci
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed here in march 2011.
You get a real jungle feeling, especially at night when the howler monkeys start to well .... It did sound like a Jaguar, so lots of laughs the other day.
Marguerita was really friendly, the cabana was clean, and free water.
There is a restaurant closeby, I guess to same " family", the food was nice and the drinks great.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kaatverstraete
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Additional Information about Margarita & Ed's Cabanas

Address: El Pachan, Palenque, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
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Ranked #4 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Palenque
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Margarita And Ed`s Cabanas
Margarita & Ed`s Cabanas Hotel Palenque
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