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Don Diego de la Selva
Ranked #15 of 97 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Noblesville, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Great Little Place”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Spent the night here on the way to Palenque. Staff were attentive, rooms well appointed, beds comfortable, and air worked great. The owner keeps bees - milapoa - so they don't sting. All soap and shampoos were bee products which I thought was an interesting "hook". Do buy some of the honey - very fruity.
Its tucked back off he road so don't be shy about asking for directions. Last road at the end of town.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in October. The good news was that we had a great rate. The bad news was that the restaurant is closed for dinner in the low season (but still open for breakfast).

The room we had was spacious and had a private patio with a hammock. The bed was firm. Although the free WiFi is only guaranteed in the lobby and dining area, we could also receive it in our room.

One very nice touch was a communal refrigerator with a water cooler supplied by a large (perhaps 20 litre) bottle. This provided a generous supply of safe, cold water. We refilled our personal bottles frequently, and drank more water - and were better hydrated - than if we had relied on purchases from convenience stores. It also generated a lot less plastic waste.

Although the hotel is right on the edge of town, Tulum is so small that it hardly makes a difference. Even crossing the main road is easy, thanks to a conveniently located police checkpoint. (The police had some helpful advice on restaurants.)

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 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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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
#7 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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