We have stayed in Tulum on a few occations and had quite high expectations to this place after reading good reviews. I must say that we had a "standard room" on 2. (top) floor fo a palapa style building, behind the beach front cabanas. I can not vote for the cabanas, as I have only seen them from the outside. To get to the room, we had to climb 2 very steep, narrow, winding stairs, and we had to ask for help to get our luggage up. Even for Tulum, and especially considering the price, the room was very small, really nowhere to put your stuff, 3 very small triangular shelves was all, even very limited floor space. 2 very weak lamps, one hanging from the middle of the ceiling, and one hanging from the ceiling in the bathroom, made even finding our clothes difficult.
Luckily we had brought a flashlight. The beach was nice, the moderately priced restaurant was ok, nothing exceptional. When we went to get our first breakfast (included) in a hurry the first morning at 8 (breakfast from 8) we were told that they were delayed, and we had to wait 20 min. We couldn't, as we had made appointments, so we missed the included breakfast. We were compensated with an extra croissant (!) the next day. As we realized the next day, we probably wouldn't have had time to eat anyway, as the service was exeptionally slow.
It was the most disappointing of the hotels we stayed at in Mexico, and not worth the price.
You could try the beachfront cabanas if you can afford it. They look somewhat more promising from the outside. I would not recommend the standard room, better elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and enjoy the beauty of our hotel, "Pocna" (A mayan name for a Hotel according to my neighbor), a handcrafted place in the middle of nature, located between the jungle and the beautiful beach of Tulum, Mexico, created and designed to soround you with the exotic nature that only Mexican Caribbean can deliver. Come find the natural beauty of Caribbean Sea, virgin beaches, jungle flora and fauna, all mixed in a rustic blend, but with all the comfort of an exclusive hotel, designed to let you enjoy a vacation in paradise. We are located in the National Park of Tulum (protected area), just 1 mile from the Mayan Ruins (Walking distance to the Ruins) and right in front of the powder white sand and pristine Turquoise water of Tulum! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Vita e Bella Hotel Tulum
- La Vita e Bella Tulum