Just come back from two weeks on the Yucatan Peninsula, with one of them staying at Don Diego de la Selva. Unusually for a hotel, it was exactly like it said on the website. From our first sight of its central palapa and swimming pool to all the design details around the property, it was a delight. The mix of Mexican crafts and traditional touches with more modern and stylish eyecatching elements (light shades/shower design) made it an environment to enjoy. My husband wanted to take the "talavera" (traditional painted ceramic) basin home with us!
Our room was spacious, bright and clean (No 2, with two double beds, A/C, fan - $80 per night) and had its own shaded terrace with hammock and chair ready for relaxing in. More hammocks abounded under the palapa at the side of the swimming pool, and these were much enjoyed by our 4 year old son.
We stayed forna week and a wide range of people came through during that time, with the majority by the end of itbeing families with young children - amazingly the atmosophere remained calm throughout! The swimming pool was a place to relax for people of all ages, with snorkels, masks and floats around to use or take away to the beach.
Charles and Stefan were always helfpul and particularly excellent at bar tending in the evenings and providing delicious freshly baked cakes in the morning as part of the simple breakfast.
All in all, it was an extremely tranquil haven, great to come back to after a hot day's sight-seeing, and with lots of shade to let you chill out if the heat is getting to you. We are already planning our return visit, and recommending it to friends and family alike.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Don Diego De La Selva Hotel Tulum