We stayed at the Casa Quetzal for two nights.
When booking directly with the property we confirmed that we would be arriving in the evening, and then phoned on the day we were due to arrive to confirm this once more, just in case! We arrived in Valladolid by rental car and despite having a map of the town and asking numerous people where the Casa Quetzal was (one of us is a native Spanish speaker, so no problems with the language, thankfully!), we ended up phoning reception again to ask them. (Judging by other reviews we're not the only ones who had a small challenge finding it!) There was someone at reception when we arrived, so no problem there.
Our room was spacious and clean with an equally spacious bathroom. There seemed to be an ant problem in the bathroom - someone had obviously used some sort of bug-killer and there were plenty of dead ants around! The sheets and towels weren't the newest-looking, but they were clean. There was a TV, air conditioning and wireless internet, and the overall decoration was quite homely.
ACCOMMODATION - General:
Breakfast was available at an extra cost, and we tried this on our second day as we had an early start to Chichén Itzá. It was reasonable, though a cheaper breakfast can certainly be had in the town centre. We had breakfasted in the colonnaded market in the main square the previous day and tried a couple of the typical dishes of the area.
The garden area is pleasant, but the pool appeared to be out of use when we were there - it wasn't very clean.
VALLADOLID AREA - General:
Valladolid is relatively quiet and laid-back (hopefully it won't lose its character to overdevelopment!), and made a nice change from the coastal resort where we had been previously. The cenote Zaci is worth a visit, and it's within walking distance of the main town square. The cenote Dzinup/Xkeken is nearby (you can get a taxi there or maybe even cycle). The Ek Balam ruins aren't too far away either, and - as others have mentioned - are smaller and MUCH less crowded than the Chichén Itzá ruins.
- 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