We stayed at this hotel in January 2012 and whilst this is supposed to be high season, there were hardly any other people at the hotel. Once the staff had clocked off we felt like the only people there which could have been nice but felt a little eerie (there is no 24 hour reception). I would agree with other reviewers about the noise of the cockerel next door - it didn't restrict itself to just dawn either! However, it didn't bother us too much. The room was spacious with two queen (ish) size beds but a little dark as other reviewers mention. The courtyard is full of life, night and day! We saw what we think was a bandicoot pop down for a snack, birds bathing in the fountain, plenty of weird-looking caterpillars, gechos and of course a good few cats (one friendly ginge).
And now for the pool...we did attempt to go in it, but the water was really very cold and it was full of debris from the overhanging trees although definitely not dirty. The staff did clean it out every now and again but whilst they turned the fountain on for us when they saw us getting in, they didn't attempt to clear the debris that time (which would have quickly replenished tself anyway).
Location wise, the hotel is at least a 10 minute walk from the main square and there aren't a lot of restaurants near to it of any note. Valladolid itself is very sleepy. We stayed three nights and this was at least one night too long. It is handy for Chichen Itza and we made it there before the crowds so it almost looks like we had it to ourselves in the photos! We took taxis to Chichen Itza and Ek Balaam, which reception staff arranged for us and they turned up very promptly (and were very reasonably priced).
Overall this hotel is quaint, pretty and quiet (apart from the cockerel!) with no whistles and bells.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether for business or pleasure, alone or with family, Hotel Boutique Casa Quetzal he looks great facilities in the historic center of the magical town of Valladolid, Yucatan. Since our opening in 2006 we have distinguished ourselves by providing an atmosphere of total tranquility in a Mexican colonial style building framed with large gardens and terraces. The spaces are decorated using Mexican folk art objects, which provides our hotel a regional touch. The undeniable charm of Casa Quetzal will always do their first choice in this colonial destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Quetzal Hotel Valladolid