This hotel is in an excellent location right on the beach and near the town square and the main restaurant drag. The hotel and rooms are very basic but that was OK for us for a night or so. We ended up staying two nights as we enjoyed watching the fisherman come in with their catch and going on tours in the bio reserve. Even though our room had the basics, with very little effort or expense, it could be better, such as some hooks to hang up your clothes, a night table and reading lamp. Regretfully despite the lovely location and being within spitting distance from the ocean, the fan made so much noise that it drowned out the sounds of the ocean. Our experience was positive on the whole. Personnel very friendly and relaxed and we were happy to have a room in the front. Not sure if I would have liked the back rooms which appeared to have no view and seemed dark.
We did two trips to the bio reserve and my recommendation would be that if you can get yourself to the bridge, this is a much better experience than taking a boat from the beach in front of the hotel, since you spend half your time just getting there, unless of course you like to cruise along the shoreline, besides it got very bumpy on the way back. If you leave from the bridge, the official departure place, you get to spend all your time in the nature reserve allowing more time for what you are coming to see. We saw so much more than birds that trip such as a crocodile trying to snatch a flamingo, a huge Boa right under the nesting area of Pelicans etc. ,our guide was excellent.
Although we did not eat at the restaurant, it was nice to be able to get a coffee (excellent) there in the morning and it was nice to chat with Peter to get to know the place a bit better. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience an authentic laid back village and lovely walks on deserted beach and visits to a superb nature reserve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Gutierrez, has recently renovate rooms and common areas, we have a new patio on the second level which gives you a priceless view of the beach and sunsets as well as a great place to sun tan. The hotel and restaurant,is located right on the beach in the heart of Celestun Yucatan,in the restaurante area. We promote and nice family environment, and treat our clients as friends and family. Hotel was built in 1983 and was the first hotel built here in Celestun. Celestun is a wonderfull paradise and still has a virgin beaches, white sand, unforgettable sunsets and the best seafood restaurants in the Yucatan.Please come join us in paradise ... more less