My family stayed at the Hacienda for one night primarily to get an early start at the nearby ruins. First, be sure to bring mosquito spray. This hotel certainly has a lot of charm and character to it. The lay out and landscape and architecture of the buildings combine to make a pleasant and intriguing experience. The buildings are spread out on the property. This adds to the experience because you wont feel crowded. In fact this hotel is very quiet. You hear the birds in the morning and crickets at night. The room was simple, with no frills. No television in the room. The full size beds were a little uncomfortable but adequate for one night. The solid heavy wood doors where a nice touch. The little curtains in the little windows are cute and add charm to the room. But be careful the curtains dont cover the entire window and there may be a peeping tom on the prowl. The little fridge was stocked with water and sodas. But unless you like paying seven dollars for one can of soda dont drink them. I found this out the hard way. When I checked out the next day the front desk asked me how many sodas I drunk from the fridge but when I checked in they conviently forgot to mention the sodas in the fridge will cost me an arm and a leg. Knowing that I was about to be ripped a new backside I swallowed hard and managed to say "three" the clerk then picked up a walkie talkie and asked housekeeping to go to my room and see how many sodas were missing. It was sort of classless and I felt like a chump that had been taken to the cleaners. This pissed me off and left a bad impression about this hotels character. Because why charge seven dollars for one can of soda? I had read all the reviews about the overpriced food but no one had mentioned the "gotcha little fridges" in the rooms. When I got in my rental car where my wife was waiting she knew something was wrong and tried her best to conjole me saying stuff like 'it could happen to anyone you're still a good man'. We drove about five miles to the little village of Piste and had a wonderful buffett breakfast for about 8 dollars each. I guess they havent figured out that the Hacienda Chichen is getting 7 dollars for just a can of soda. Anyway dont be lazy, plan your trip correctly and you wont have to overpay for the ridiculously overpriced food and beverages at this hotel. If you feel a need to just give money away give it to the vendors at chichen itza. The pool at this hotel is large and clean and is surrounded by trees and large vegetation. It certainly is a huge plus for this hotel. In fact, without it, the hotel would have to lower their rates about $15 a night for me to continue to recommend it. After touring the ruins it was so very refreshing to jump in and cool off. Overall I would recommend this hotel for a one or two night stay. The overpriced food requires too much back and forth driving for stays longer than two nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An eco-friendly boutique hotel, the Hacienda Chichen is committed to sustainable tourism and is devoted to Mayan culture and local community welfare. The resort consciously promotes an eco friendly environment rooted in Mayan tradition, which presents guests with plenty of romantic charm. An ambiance of 'home away from home' welcomes the Hacienda Chichen guests. The property's close proximity to the adjourning Chichen Itza ruins is a major plus for those travelers wishing to avoid the crowds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Chichen And Yaxkin Spa
- Hacienda Chichen & Yaxkin Hotel Chichen Itza
- Hotel Hacienda Chichen Yaxkin