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“the beach is your living room”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Violeta

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Casa Violeta
Ranked #38 of 80 Tulum B&B and Inns
san diego
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“the beach is your living room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

We rented two rooms at this boutique hotel that is right on the sand in the rapidly developing area. The location was terrific. The beach started right outside the door and beach was beautiful. This hotel is very Eco conscious, so water pressure (not potable) is very low and electricity is off for two hours during the day and after 10 pm. When it is on, there is wifi. The beautiful restaurant/bar is also on the beach and is where we took the included continental breakfast each morning. The food is excellent and service great, with a smile. We ate dinner twice in six nights here. The hotel offers yoga and massage. It was probably heaven on earth a few years ago, when the density of places was appropriate for ground water and septic tanks but increased development has resulted in the neighnboring “Om” hotel and “luv tulum” hotels bordering closely. I would come back, but try to book the places closest to the water as the beach as a living room is the experience. This place is not for everyone. A Eco-sensitivity, not a consumer attitude, is necessary to enjoy it and it is not cheap. Nearby, a great new fish restaurant (Simply) is just across the road and other excellent, vegetable oriented places (Casa Jaguar was great) are close by. For us, the location, friendly staff, good food and drink made the vacation a highlight of several years.

Room Tip: keep away from road and generator. Middle beach front is best.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, BC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

The staff and management are very helpful but the rooms are very basic (a step up from camping with limited power and no hot water). We had the tremendous misfortune of staying in Iris which was insanely noisy. We were warned about the generator which we could live with but the 6-8 construction workers yapping loudly outside our cabana at 7:30AM and then a chainsaw further keeping us up was unbearable. The good news is that Karla, the owner, took care of the situation immediately and offered a refund which was helpful.

Unfortunately there are so many options in Tulum that I would stay somewhere else that offered better value for the money.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

recently stayed here during off season late october 2012. We went off trip advisor reviews and my friend and i booked the Magnolia room - was great! Comfy beds and clean and well presented.

Staff were super friendly. Fish tacos and the wood fire pizza were great too.
I would recommend though that they pay more attention to their breakfast offering. It was very disappointing and was obvious no love was put into it just the basics. This place has the potential to be extraordinary and the food detail is definitely something customers always remember! They have all the fresh produce right at their door too so we expected better.

But overall my friend and i fell in love with Tulum - what a magical part of the world with the most clear calm beaches we have ever seen. We will definately go back but perhaps try a different place to stay next time - but only as we love our food!!!

Room Tip: magnolia room
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

I can't imagine a better set up then what we had in casa violeta. The beach is out of this world, very relaxing, I really felt like I got away from it all. Staff are lovely, and so is the food. We ventured out a few nights for a bite elsewhere, but I preferred casa violeta food. Also, best margaritas I've had in Mexico. We stayed in violeta which is nice but next time we are definitely gunning for jasmine or magnolia. The moonlight here is incredible. Love love love this place.

Room Tip: Jasmine is the nicest room!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Tulum. We stayed at Casa Violeta and had a great experience. We stayed in Magnolia cabana which is about 100 feet or less from the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Hurricane Ernesto had passed through Tulum at a category 1 a few days before we arrived. Part of the roof of the restaurant had been damaged so the staff had quickly made a beautiful little patio area in the middle of all of the cabanas where we could eat breakfast everyday and we also had a few dinners there as well. The staff was absolutely wonderful and so accommodating. I have been to Tulum 8 or so times and have stayed at various cabanas. I have never really had any problems with any of the places I have been. Tulum is not for everyone but it is for people that want to really get away, live simply for a bit and enjoy the beach, food and quiet. Our cabana, Magnolia was perfect. We have two children, ages 8 and 13 and there was plenty of room for us all. There was a loft with a double bed where our 13 year old son stayed and this was great because it gave him just enough privacy. There was a "princess" bed right next to the huge, luxurious, king-sized bed on the first floor, this is where our 8 year old daughter slept. The shower is huge and the bathroom was gorgeous. Most of the power for the cabanas in Tulum is solar and generator powered. Casa Violeta has hours in which the electricity is off. It is really no big deal because it is in the middle of the afternoon and after 10pm. We were falling asleep by the time the electricity went off. It is quite hot in the summer in Tulum. The breeze from the ocean was perfect, Magnolia is right on the sand and all of the windows/doors are screened and open. Basically all of the walls open except for one. The beds are very comfortable and the cleaning staff does an amazing job everyday of making sure all of the sand is off the floor.
We went to Xel-ha one day and had a great time. What an amazing place, especially for a "theme/amusement park". The rest of the days we played in the ocean and walked the streets of Tulum, it is a very cute and quaint little town
All in all Casa Violeta suited us perfectly for our vacation. Couldn't have asked for a better place.

Room Tip: Magnolia is right on the beach and has a breeze all the time. It sleeps four perfectly.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

My wife and I simply loved our 4 nights at Casa Violeta.

Violeta and the rest of the staff are warm, gracious and willing to help with anything from booking tours to nearby attractions to reminding you to stay up late to watch the nesting sea turtles emerge from the sea post midnight.

The property it self is extremely well kept, clean, and quiet. The perfect place to go if you want to get away. But be sure that is what you want! There are no televisions, and to Reddylocks point electricity is only provided during the day. For us this was a welcome part of the experience - not a detraction. But be sure that is the experience you want. If not you'll probably be more satisfied further up the beach away from the bungalows. For us falling asleep with the sea breeze through the windows was all part of the allure (something we don't get much of in NYC).

The rooms are all unique - We stayed in Lily with a conch shell shower head in an open air shower. The bed was extremely comfortable - great mattress.

Simply put, we loved everything about the place, but most of all how it required us to switch off and slow down a little bit. But don't worry - there is WiFi during the day, so you aren't completely cut off!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

My boyfriend and I recently stayed here in the Rosa Nautica room (July 17-21, 2012). So here goes... the good first, and then the bad... The vibe of this place is amazing: Super relaxing, quiet, breezy and Violeta the manager couldn't be more sweet, accommodating and gracious. The grounds are simple but well kept, the cabins are clean and also simply decorated with lots of wood and beachy details. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom in Rosa Nautica was a good size. The food is delicious though the pizza wasn't as good as we would have liked. They have a brick oven for the pizzas so you'd think they would be amazing, but the pizzas across the street (jungle side) were so incredibly delicious that this hotel has some stiff competition. The food on the menu is very good, but the continental breakfast lacked luster. They have coffee, tea, breads, fruits and cereals but after a few days here you kind of want more selection. During breakfast it's completely a "help-yourself" kind of vibe. You cut your own fruit, serve yourself without any help from the staff. For example, if they run out of coffee you need to tell them - otherwise they won't refill it. If there's no milk or it's warm, you need to ask them for some. The staff kind of hides out in the kitchen going about their business during breakfast and you are there just left wondering what to do at times. Again, it's not a huge problem if you don't mind asking for stuff all the time, but this sort of lax attitude from the staff ends up drifting into other areas of service, which begins to make you wonder where your money is going during your stay here (and at $100 USD and up per night, it's not exactly a cheap hotel). Now for the bad.. During the night it is hot, hot, HOTTTT, sweaty, and mosquitoes abound. They don't have electricity at night but sadly this is when you will need it the most - if you want to sleep comfortably that is. There is a fan but it runs on electricity which you can turn on during the day, but who stays in the cabin during the day? After the first 2 nights, to be honest, we dreaded the night time. We had to take cold showers to cool off at 2am and bathe in mosquito repellant to [sort of] sleep. If you are like us and come from the city, it could take some time to adjust to all of this. But we felt that we came here for a few days to vacation, to sleep and to relax - not suffer from the heat and get bitten by dozens of mosquitoes at night. They do have mosquito nets over the beds, but it is so hot that you will need to take off the net for the cross breeze so it defeats the purpose. If they turn on the electricity at night this will take care of the heat and discomfort while you sleep. I'm not sure how the heat is at the beachfront cabanas, but anything behind the beachfront ones is a literal sauna at night - so just know what you're getting into. ;) Another detail that could use improvement is the service to the beach. There is none and again, you need to get up and ask for drinks, food, whatever you want to get service. Oh and they tack on 10% service charge for everything. The beach in front of the hotel is beautiful but it is not the swimming pool-like, placid water of say Playa del Carmen or Playa del Norte in Isla Mujeres. Tulum is a more natural, raw, wild, ecological experience with a very environmentally conscious group of inhabitants, less people overall, tons of Europeans and ridiculously high prices. So take lots of cash, mosquito repellent, and a good, adaptable attitude and you should be just fine.

Room Tip: Get a cabana beach front, there will be more breeze there to sleep comfortably at night.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Violeta
Address: Carretera Boca Paila km. 8.2, Tulum, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Violeta 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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