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Don Diego de la Selva
Ranked #15 of 98 Hotels in Tulum
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Honest, sweet hardworking people, an AMAZING continental breakfast and happy, clean rooms!
Conveniently located in the city among great people, communities and restaurants, and the place just has a certain je ne sais quoi to it! I'd love to go back; I wish they sold their bath products but only guests get their beautiful honey-based bath items. One of the hotel owners is a bee keeper so they serve fresh honey at breakfast and you can buy it as well. The bees are Mayan bees! Such an interesting species! They have a lovely swimming pool too. For someone who's not used to traveling solo, this place felt very safe and the people staying there as well as the staff are very friendly. <3
I do apologize; I took some great pics while I was there but have been having issues with uploading my images.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Great place. Nice to be close to the town and all the local restaurants. Staff very helpful and sorted out our trip into the biosphere with the community tours. Really liked this hotel, would use again. Rooms very comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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cgalligani, Propietario at Don Diego de la Selva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Thank you so much!
It's a great pleasure to receive nice comments after the good connection we had ; and we are so happy that you liked and mentionned Community Tours of Muyil, it's really a nice concept and a wonderful tour in the nature that's close to Tulum (the mayan way of relaxing!)
You know now where to stay if you want to discover more about Tulum and its secrets!
Have a nice day back home :)

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed for only 1 night but it left us with a wonderful sensation of peace and also close to nature. It's a bit outside of the main road, away from car traffic. All you can listen to is bird's songs.
Also, surround by beautiful vegetation. The owner is french and also has interest for honeybees. He proposes a number of products such as local honey from a small local production. Also, soaps made with honey are at your disposal in all the bedrooms that are designed in a way that the light comes in and even in the bathroom that has a roof that lets the natural light coming in.
Very nice atmosphere. I recommend this unique place. Note that not many people can enjoy this at the same time as there are limited number of rooms. But this also doen on purpose to avoid croweded atmosphere which would ruin all the magic of this place.
Nice people, warm welcome. Simple, healthy breakfast with a selection of natural products.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed here with our two teenage sons. The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. The pool area was nice and the rooms were all clean with good aspect of the gardens which surround the cabanas. Each room had a small patio and a hammock in which you could relax. At the back of the gardens are some honey beehives that had some really tiny Mayan bees that do not sting and are apparently a protected species. Really interesting and they really do not sting.

The location is about a 10 minute stroll from the centre of Tulum, but to go to the beach requires a car (or a taxi). We had a car so not a problem. Rate included breakfast which was nice. Rooms were sleep 2 so had to have two rooms which was fine.

This was our first stop on our tour, we stayed for two days and enjoyed it and can recommend. The only thing stopping us giving 5* was the location. Nearer the town centre or the beach would have been preferred.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Don Diego for 5 nights in April, and it was beautiful. Really handy for town and good for excursions, about 5-10 minute walk from the bus station. The hotel is not in the beach but the taxi ride down to the beach cost about £3, so not a deal breaker for us! Our room was lovely, peaceful and the food was excellent. Whenever we had a question the staff went over and above to help us, booking trips and helping with maps and all sorts of things. The wifi was down in our room for a few nights but we weren't there to work or facebook the whole time so not really a problem in our opinion. Personal hammock was lush and the pool was clean and refreshing. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

Great to get back from the beach and be surrounded by the green gardens and pool. The rooms are a good size with separate shower/wc and doors on to a terrace with hammock and chair, surrounded by lush greenery. Airco works well and is needed as inland is noticeably hotter than at the sea. Lots of mosquitos on the terrace so bring repellant. Restaurant is very good with international and Mexican dishes, all delicious.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back seem better as there is some sort of club playing lounge music nearvthe front side
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We spent 2 nights here, it's a little oasis when you enter, with a clean pool and meal/seating area in the huge "tenth" that you see in the title picture. At night the walkway is illumated so you are easily guided to your bugalow.

The bungalow (number 1) was basic, spacious, had 2 hammack's (one inside, one outside) and 2 double beds for 2 people.

The service was excellent, especially by Alexandra, she was very friendly, approachable and gave us some good advice on places to see.

Menu cards at breakfast were in English, Spanish and French.

What I didn't like:

- I got the impression the staff tried to push their restaurant (which is where the seating area is) to take dinner at night. For my taste, the menu's were overpriced.

- The amount of food at breakfast is in my opinion quite restrictive and not enough for an adult. It reminded me of sitting in an airplane on a long flight and getting counted items on a small food tray: Every person get's 2 small slices of bread, with honey or two types of jam. This is followed by one of the following:

- Cake of the day. Which is ridiculously small. I thought: Is this it or is there something else coming?? When I asked the waiter what type of cake this is, he had to go and check with the kitchen staff...
- Huevo's rancheros. They were tasty!!
- Yoghurt with something

If you want more food for breakfast, there is a wide selection on the menu card for which you have to pay for extra.

The second day, we sat down in the breakfast area on an empty table because other tables were either occupied or covered with used dishes. After about 10 minutes we were noticed by the staff - who passed by a few times before to clean other tables. We finally got our 2 slices of bread. After that, all I had to do was go into the kitchen area to ask for two knifes.

To sum up: I really like the location (although it's quite a walk to the center and you need a taxi or bike to go to the beach) and don't like the breakfast for food and service reasons.

In retrospect, I would have prefered booking the room without breakfast (if that's possible).

Room Tip: Bungalow number 1 is nice, as explained above.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Don Diego de la Selva

Address: Calle Tulum - Mza 24 Lote 03 | South part of the town, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Tulum
#16 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#17 Family Hotel in Tulum
Price Range: £50 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Don Diego de la Selva 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 2005, Don Diego de la Selva, ideally located at the south end of Tulum, offers to the visitors an accessible alternative to the beachfront cabañas. 12 large rooms with AC, private bathroom and own terrace. Free wi-fi, 24 hours electricity, swimming-pool and tranquila atmosphere! Small bar, delicious homemade breakfast and the best restaurant in town : "Yerbas y Sabores" for the ones who like to discover new ingredients :)- Welcome ! ... more   less 
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