Two good friends recommended this place to us and we were really excited to experience all the things they told us about (great breakfast, familiar atmosphere, lovely place...) I don´t know if we were spoiled by all the nice places we stayed at before but we were very disappointed by Calm Cabins. The rooms are furnished basic - we knew that the accommodation is rustic, but the curtains were full with spider webs and on the mosquito nets were a lot of dead insects, the net had a lot of holes as well. Everything didn´t give the impression that someone took care of this place with love. Dora was nice but reserved, she recommended a really good vegan restaurant. The shower was okay, the water got warm, but there is not much water pressure, it took me half an hour to wash my hair. The most disappointing thing was the breakfast, we heard so many fantastic things about it...what we got was almost cold water for tea, moldy tea bags, loveless quesadillas, strange tasting fruits and ants in the sugar. We stayed four nights and thought a lot about changing the hostel. The other guests were really friendly and we decided to stay even if it was really noisy at night and we paid in advance (construction trucks, cats, traffic...to call it calm cabins is a good joke!). We expected jungle noise, roosters, cats, dogs...whatever, but so much traffic noise? It was not worth the money we paid and we found way better places for just a few dollars more. To be honest we don´t need luxury, we like camping, we love to be close to nature (the possum around our cabin was nearly the best thing : D) but we really appreciate places managed with love and passion we couldn´t feel that at Dora´s place. Maybe it was the wrong time, maybe it was because Pierre was away. We don´t know if something changed till our friends stayed there, but it was not the place they told us about. We still had an amazing time in Tulum and a fantastic vacation in total!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Calm and peaceful accommodation in Tulum Town Center within a beatiful natural and organic garden with bananas and bouganvillea flowers.We offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where it is possible to meet other like-minded travelers in an intimate setting that foment meaningful exchanges.We speak italian, spanish, english and french.Our guests are backpackers and young couples who are looking for a quiet place to rest.We are definitely not a party place in that our guests are normally more interested in exploring the unique and beautiful wonders that the region has to offer wich is great for day trips to places such as the Ruins, Coba, Akumal, Xel-Ha, Cenotes and Playa del Carmen.From our place, even though we provide such a natural feel, you are conveniently located just 15 minutes away on a bus from Tulum Beach and just 5 minutes away walking from the Main ADO Bus Station in Town Center where it is also possible wo access the numerous interesting shopping, organizing and dining options that Tulum has to offer at very reasonable prices.We also help you by giving you insider tips on what is going on currently and point you towards places most travelers who visit the region will never know about.We are a vegan-vegeterian friendly hostel. We do provide special utensils so you can cook your meals and also advice so you can get your special food suplies. ... more less
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