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Don Diego de la Selva
Ranked #16 of 96 Hotels in Tulum
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Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
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“A Littel paradis”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

My husban and me pass vacation in all inclusive in Playa Del Carmen and we tire the noises, to munch renovation we decide to go at Tulum and we reserve at Don Diege de la selva. Wow we found the paradis. The place is very clean, the onwers are very nice, the Man speak french, english, spanish. The pool is like a dream with the garden. Tanks a lot for my perfect time. The breakfast is so good with food from there. I find the paradis.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

In Tulum you can find this beauty option in down town, comfortable, clean and charming rooms are waiting for you. The staff is very friendly and kind; excelent and tasteful continental breakfast is offered, delicious bread is done at home.

I recommed this hotel very much, surely my option in an future trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Irvine, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My wife and I decided at the last minute to drive to Tulum due to a forced change in our original itinerary. We had a borrowed 2008 Rough Guide and decided to give this hotel a look as it appealed the most from those suggested (no Internet in the car & we were tired). We loved it at 1st sight and got a good deal as it was low season.
It's at the southern end of Tulum town but still well located, especially if you have a car. It's quiet, secure (has a wall all around the premises and the gates are locked after 10pm - they give you a key obviously) and the grounds are lovely (lots of plants, trees, decent size pool and v well kept).
Rooms are bright, spotlessly clean, modern and have flair). Lots of hot water, fan & a/c, decent size terrace w/ hammock & chairs, plug-in insect repellant provided, comfy bed. No safe or fridge but there's a fridge/freezer outside room 8 where you can put your drinks/ice etc.
Charming outside restaurant w/ thatched roof overlooks gardens/pool. 3 course dinner available nightly for 250 pesos or you can have 1 or 2 courses for less. We haven't tried it yet but if the breakfast is anything to go by it'll be awesome. Complimentary breakfast includes fresh juice, good coffee, teas, toasted bread w/ homemade jams or honey made on the premises plus a choice of 3 "main" options (my wife had fruit w/ yoghurt & granola, I had eggs/ham dish that was absolutely superb).
Staff are great. Helpful, courteous, professional, knowledgeable. French owner has been here 10 years. Sabrina was awesome. our laundry was meant to be 24 hrs but was done by late afternoon same day.
Maybe in high season when the weather is better we'd prefer to be on the beach but then you'd pay more, not be so central, not have proper plumbing & (from what I've read) not have hot water 24/7.
This place oozes style, class, flair (that European touch?) and we found nothing irksome as you often do w/ budget accommodation in Mexico. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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11 reviews
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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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6 reviews
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 review, 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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Courbevoie, France
2 reviews
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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

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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Property: 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
#9 Best Value Hotel in Tulum
#16 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#17 Family Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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