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Don Diego de la Selva
Ranked #15 of 96 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Terrific place to stay”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Agree with VermontMan below. This is a lovely place to stay. Very clean. The pool area is charming. The hosts/owners are super friendly. The breakfast was delicious. The rooms are charming and very clean. The place is a pleasant surprise, with the beekeeping and garden area.

The location is very easy - just a few blocks from the main part of town. We loved that it was a block off the main drag so it was a bit more quiet and calm. Be sure to have dinner at Camello's which is very popular for seafood and a great value.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

An absolute gem of a place !
Lovely hosts, seriously fantastic !
Super clean.
Super spacious.
Good location despite some reviews it being out of town.
Pool area is so lovely that we met folk who had not left the place for a week to go visit the beach.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Very nice and charming quiet rooms, nice garden, perfect pool and good restaurant and a touch of real class !

We'll be back for sure.

It is not close to the beach, you'll have to get a taxi or a bus, but it is 10/15 minutes only, and it is close to the center where there are plenty of restaurants.

The only (small) drawback was that the guest was a little insisting to have us take the most expensive room, but it was only at the arrival.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vermont
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We were in Tulum on what was supposed to be a sun filled return trip to Quintana Roo/ Yucatan. Maybe my 15th-20th trip to the area. We were greeted by Hurricane Ingrid that persisted all through the entire week we were there. We had planned to go from Playa to Chichen Itza through Tulum bu the weather was so bad that it was clear that Chichen Itza would be a washout. So we needed a place to stay in Tulum and found the Don Diego de la Selva on Tripadvisor. Rate was excellent so we went and were immediately pleased. Wonderful hosts. The owners are French and very hospitable. The place was delightful. A huge palapa for breakfast and dinner. The rooms are very clean and new, each with a patio/hammock. Wifi not the best but it works at the palapa. If you've been to Tulum, you know that hotels can be cheap or can be nice, but not usually both. This place was great for the money. Love the fact that there isa community refrigerator and refill station for water.

It is a little hard to find the first time as you think you are leaving town. But the location is great and very convenient when you find it. Once you get far enough down the main Carretara, there is a sign on the road. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. Great vibes in the owners and staff. They raise honey and as other have noted, they use bee/honey based products. Just a nice touch, but representative of the place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Noblesville, Indiana
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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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Additional Information about Don Diego de la Selva

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
#8 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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