My family stayed at Mayaland for one night. It was beautiful, comfortable, with lots of conveniences and dining options and an excellent ruins site walking distance away (Chichen Itza - obviously what you need to do if spending the night in this area!)
The staff was almost over-friendly and seemed to want to be tipped, but that's ok, because they went out of their way to give us a hand with show tickets to the planetarium, tour info, and even called us a tour guide to Chichen Itza.
The buffet restaraunt had good options, but not a whole lot of authentic food. There was jello in the desert bar!! I'm sorry, but that screams "American tourists, eat here" to me. If you want authenticity, go into the city or to the nearby Yokdzonot cenote and eat there (See my other post about that place - phenomenal!). If you are coming from a cruise ship or don't have much time to explore lunch options, it was good overall, complete with live dancing, but very much like a place Americans would pig out in, not something typical out of Mexico. The drinks were good everywhere at the hotel - the bar and the restaurants. There is a beautiful garden, pool, and even a fun chocolate museum/shop that you should check out! (But, note that some items are locally made and others are imported at the chocolate shop, so read the labels if you are picky about those things.) Bottom line - if you want American luxury, Mayaland is a nice place to eat and sleep! Personally, next time, I'll take a bungalow room!! Oh, and watch out for the beautiful peacocks all over the place!
We wanted to see the Chichen Itza light show but it was cancelled so we saw the Mayan Skies planetarium instead. I think it was not spectacular like the light show would have been, but it was a fun little evening activity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- World-Class resort in a unique tropical setting inside the Chichen Itza Arqueological Park. SPA. One of the 100 hotels on National Geographic "The Stay List" 2009 and again in one of the "133 Hotels we love, December 2011. Conde Nast Reader's One of the 100 Top Hotels in the World 2003. Conde Nast Gold List 2004. The most awarded resort in Yucatan. A member of the Rain Forest Alliance. 100% Mayan staff. Over 100 acres of unique tropical gardens. Award winning restaurants serving Mayan, Yucatecan, Mexican and International delicacies. Specialty stores. The Choco Story Museum store. we are less than a 2 hour drive from Cancun International Airport. Even less from the Merida Airport. We have special transportation pricing and arrangements. please contact us for details. We have a money back guarantee that our Resort, rooms, services and facilities are the very best in all of central Yucatan (Including Valladolid, Izamal and all other villages). Please Call us for more information on transportation, tours and activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel And Bungalows Mayaland
- Mayaland Hotel Chichén Itzá
- Hotel Mayaland