It is a couple of blocks back from the main strip and the neighbourhood is not affluent but these are people's homes and how they live. We did not feel unsafe at any point when we were staying there and there was a gate to the hotel which was locked at night and there was a member of staff there until about 9 or 10pm.
The rooms are no frills and really do need mosquito nets but they are clean and tidy. There was a bit of a smell coming from the drains when you used the sinks but when we were there it wasn't that bad.
It has a nice atmosphere due in part to the pretty courtyard garden and the staff who work there.
The staff are all friendly, especially Maura, who gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful to us during our stay.
Tulum is split up into two main parts - the town, with accommodation restaurants, shops, bars etc. and the beach front with its own set of hotels and restaurants. You do need to decide where you'd prefer to be located as you can't just walk between the two areas, though you can get there by bike or taxi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secret Garden is located in Tulum, which is known for its unique archeological site and stunning caribbean beachside.Enveloped by Mayan atmosphere and only two blocks from the main downtown avenue, at Secret Garden you will find eight tastefully appointed rooms with unique and special touches that will make you feel at home away from home.All of this and more makes Secret Garden the perfect place for savvy travelers seeking to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Tulum and its surrounding areas at an affordable and comfortable location. ... more less
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