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Villa Las Estrellas
Ranked #51 of 95 Hotels in Tulum
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice little beach with decent restaurant”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

For day two we decided to explore further down the beach. Upon doing so we stumbled across Villa Las Estrellas which seems to be one of the more upmarket boutique resorts along the beach. A really love spot with a nice, quiet stretch of beach. As long as you eat and drink in their restaurant they're happy for you to use their facilities.

We set up on the beach and then grabbed breakfast. We ordered yogurt, fresh fruit & granola and scrambled eggs. All was very good and a nice way to start the day.

Not wanting to stray too far we also had lunch at the restaurant. We opted for their Chicken Quesadilla, Deep Fried Squid Rings and Chips. Not the healthiest of lunches but it was what we fancied. The quesadilla was homemade right down to the flour tortilla (makes a welcome change from corn tortillas). The Squid was nicely battered and crispy. It was served with a chipotle mayonnaise. The chips were pretty standard but did the job. The food was all made fresh and very tasty. They also make their own bread on site all of which was really good. Again, it made a pleasant change to have bread instead of nachos. As to be expected it's at the pricier end of Tulum for food but you're paying for the location and service.

The beach itself is small and pretty quiet with comfortable loungers. Their wi-fi is pretty good covering the restaurant and most of the beach. The staff too were very friendly. Definitely rate as a place to hangout for a day on the beach.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Admittedly we came to stay here following a visit to the far superior hotel Encantada, but we came for a different experience. The hotel itself is located centrally on the long strip of beach, and to look at appears fun and atmospheric with a nice dining area (although the food is forgettable). The rooms are average, ours was damp which wasn't due to bad weather. But what really lets this place down is the staff, I'm sad to say. One previous reviewer commented that the staff wouldn't be falling over themselves for you. That was an understatement. Ambivalent, lazy and even rude, we were quite shocked. Shame, as this could be a great place. There are plenty of other hotels to try in the wonderful Tulum, wouldn't return to this one.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Just returned from a fantastic 8 night stay at Villa Las Estrellas over the Christmas period.

Villas Las Estrellas seems to be among the very best places to stay in Tulum. It is one of the most isolated in that there is a big gap on either side of the hotel with empty beach (very important for me!) and also one of the smallest (c. 8 rooms). Depending on how you plan to play your holiday (i.e. how active you plan to be), there are different factors that matter. For us, it was all about a nice room, a nice beach, good guys running the place and a good breakfast. Villa Las Estrellas delivered on all of these with ease. The things that really stood out for us were the incredible beach (which to be fair, can be found at most places in Tulum) and the phenomenal guys running the place. Pepe, Mario, Paco, Joel, Rafa, Fernando - if you take the time to chat with these guys a bit, they will ensure that every day is as fantastic as can be (great recommendations, lovely service etc)

Tulum is not the place to go if you are after a super luxury experience. All of the hotels on the beach have their own generators and therefore there is not air conditioning to be found anywhere. Fresh air is provided via the incredible fresh sea breeze that blows most days, and can be enjoyed from the hammocks which are liberally strewn around the entire beach. However, the important things, such as clean towels, an immaculate room, 5 star service are all present.

For those people that are seeking a true beachy experience, where you forget what time/day it is, ignore your phone (although there is great wifi if you want), forget what a telly is, and generally leave the real world behind for a week, this is the place

Room Tip: Upstairs in the main house or a beach cabana.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Very nice boutique hotel at the beach in tulum! Very good hotel with a great Italian kitchen, friendly and helpful staff.
When I come back to tulum I will for sure try to stay there again, during high season it is quite pricy.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

My favourite hotel in Tulum. A fantastic hotel run by a very friendly and hard working team. The food was consistently excellent and our garden suite was idyllic. There was also the added benefit of meeting 'tequila' the hotel dog! He is a beautiful golden retriever who adds to the charm and homeliness of the hotel. We were sad to leave and are looking forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

With 8 rooms all facing the ocean you are truly in paradise. It was very zen and truly a special experience. Located on the most white pristine beach and turquoise blue waters. Easy walking distance to other hotels and restaurants.
Food was always impeccable, tasty and a delightful presentation. We were very well catered to, yet left to our privacy if needed. Highly recommended for a very relaxing retreat!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

a beautiful hotel, large rooms steps from the water on a great part of the beach, wonderful food and the hosts are very accommodating. Will return one day. Only downside were the mosquitoes (not an issue in the room) but outside, at the beach, in the town, they seemed to be particularly fierce last time we were there.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Las Estrellas
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 8, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Tulum
#22 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#24 Family Hotel in Tulum
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Las Estrellas 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Las Estrellas has the objective to offer our guest a personalized attention whit a warm and friendly service in an environment of astonishing tranquility and natural beauty. We are working hard to keep a exclusive service highlighting security, warmth but above all relaxation in this incredible paradise. ... more   less 
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