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“Magical!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Colombre

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El Colombre
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Philomath
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Magical!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband and I and our dog Bentley stayed at this amazing place for 3 nights. First of all, let me say that this is Mexico and El Colombre is off the main road about 1 km in the most beautiful, peaceful setting you could ask for! We rode our motorcycles and parked them for three days and walked to the main road, we got on one of the vans (20 pesos per person) and rode to the ruins and back. We had no desire to go into the town of Pelenque, but I am quite confident that we could have gotten a taxi on the main road with no problem. Now for the accommodations. The room is very simple. They made every effort to keep the bugs away but you are in the jungle and there will be some no matter what.They provided a comfortable bed, clean and we didn't mind putting our bags on the floor. To get to experience listening to all the birds and nature all night was magical. We were not there to spend our time in the room, so simple was fine.
The food Karen prepared was absolutely delicious every time. We were given the option every day to have both breakfast and dinner at very reasonable prices. Oscar was absolutely delightful, interesting and they both went out of their way to help. The pool was an added bonus.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

First of all, El Colombre is inaccessible for people without a car. It is off, not on, the road to the ruins, and is about 1/2 mile down a rutted dirt road that the combis and collectivos do not travel. You can take a cab from Palenque but you cannot take one to the ruins, or back to Palenque for dinner as there are no taxis around. Secondly, the hotel only serves breakfast so there is no option to eat in when you come home in a cab. Third, the bungalows are as basic as they come. One light bulb in the room, over the door and not the bed, so impossible to read by, one in the bathroom, one chair, no place for bags but the floor or the chair. No napkin at breakfast, no cushion on the slatted chairs, no wi-fi. They lost our reservation, charged us 25% more per night than the rate quoted (deposit made to their bank account) and charged us for a 1st-night cancellation when we cancelled that night 3 months prior to our visit, even though the owners wife had e-mailed us saying No Problem, We'll be waiting for you. We suggest staying in town. It is much more convenient and time-saving. Do not miss the whole fish at the Huachinango Feliz. We'll remember that forever.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely place. We arrived at night and it was raining and we were very welcome by all of you. Your tropical garden is really nice. We like to remember the good times we had in Palenque. Muchos Gracias

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: El Colombre
Address: Carretera Palenque Ruinas, desvio de la CHiapaneca Km 1,5, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
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Ranked #7 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Palenque
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Number of rooms: 3
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