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“Just you and the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Uno Astro Lodge

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Uno Astro Lodge
Ranked #61 of 92 Hotels in Tulum
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Just you and the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Very nice setting, very ecofriendly (though a bit too enviromental friendly when it comes to the use of toilets). All together, Tulum is Paradise and Uno Astro Lodge is a great way to experience it. The owner is a fun guy, though can be unfocused at times!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

I think this lodge is the most unique from all the lodges along the Tulum seaside. It is 100% ecological, the cabanas are simple, but they have this somehting special, with the low beds, the open air bath area, shower, and the unique experience of the toilet, which does not flush, there is no water, you only through leaves in the hole, and every day someone comes to empty it! The food is very good, the staff warm and helpful, the location to die for, excellent for children. No internet, no electricity, only natural sounds, and indeed you feel you are close to heaven!

Room Tip: rooms on the left side of sea front, have the music from the meditation group of the hotel next door...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

I actually stayed next door at Shambala Petit (also amazing), but took all my meals, and practiced sitting and yoga (and many other special moments) at Uno. We had music by some of the people staying onsite (there is a community at the back of the resort that are in tents for extended periods of time) three evenings, which was lovely, the pagoda for practicing was perfect. The beach, the sea, the entire feel of the place melds with Uno. I cannot thank the people who run the property enough here for their smiles, their love and care, without being intrusive, or obvious. I completely recharged!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Uno Astro Lodge is paradise on earth.
OK, if you are looking for swimming pools, loud music, fashion clothing and cocktails, you should look somewhere else.
Uno is a small oasis that seems protected with a beautiful bubble of light and energy.
The accomodations are cute little cabanas near the beach, all clean and comfortable. You can shower privately but still be under the stars.
The breakfast is the most exquisite I have ever had. Home made bread, jam, fresh salad with nuts, everything done with soul and love, and served with grace and a smile.
Uno’s kitchen now also serves fresh and healthy vegetarian food every day until 4 PM.
You’ll probably hear harp meditations, kirtans, dances. That’s because a lot of artists and inspired people live there or drop by. Mayan astrology teachings, open meditations as well as circus lessons for kids … magic will happen while you are there! Uno’s is out of this world!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

All inclusive travel packages, resorts that were planned out too carefully, any basically anything that feels canned and predictable is not for me. Enter UNO.

The cabanas each have their own personality, and if you are on the even lower budget, their are gomes. Every corner of this place is beaming with life, as if it has a destiny of its own and knows it (it does). The staff is equally as beaming. I really just cant say enough.

We walked up and down both the beach and the main road, I wouldnt stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: There is no "fitness center", there is a veletropa and a beach. This is pretty much DIY r...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

I have been to Uno three times and stayed in four of the five Cabbanas Elektra, Maia, Gaia and Supernova. Each of them has their own unique charm. Elektra is nice if you are travelling with friends/family as it is the biggest, with a lovely living space and an small upper level with additional bed. The view from both levels is just spectacular, the ocean. Maia is also right on the ocean while smaller, comes with its own deck and hammock, as does the more enclosed gaia. I enjoyed these two rooms the most, gaia would have to be my favourite. Supernova, again smaller, has a raised level with additional bed like elektra - its quite nice to sleep up here too as you get a lovely breeze. The rooms are all fantastic.

There is an amazing aura about tulum and particularly Uno. I truely feel at ease, I fall into the best state of calm. It is truely one of the most beautiful places to escape to - I remember thinking on my first trip 'I cant believe places like this actually exist'. Be sure to step out at night, more often than not the sky is clear and you will never see more stars in the sky. Words cannot explain.

Very friendly and welcoming staff and wonderful food, particularly the breakfast.

There is a restaurant with deck out on the beach - the food and atmosphere are amazing. This place is a 100% must for dinner and a lovely walk along the beach from Uno.

It might make sense to share that since this is an eco resort almost and you arent going to the hilton. This 'hotel' offers a way to get away from everything commercial and to enjoy all things natural. That doesnt mean to say the rooms are not equipped with everything you need, but for example, candles are used for lighting and the toilet is an eco toilet with no flush - but all very sanitary (this was the one thing however, my girlfriend - and others, have not particularly loved). One more thing, maybe take some soft sheets - as much as i love the beds, the sheets are a little rough. My girlfriend took sheets the second time I took her and it made a much better nights sleep.

Room Tip: 2 hours drive from Cancun, one straight road
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

we stayed at uno over the new year and had the time of our lives. the community welcomed us immediately, the outdoor showers were wonderful, and the yummy veggie meals perfectly complimented the paradise of our surroundings. uno is magical. utterly peaceful, amazingly friendly people, wonderful beach, and even wi-fi ready. i loved it.

Room Tip: The room at the top of the tower has an incredible view, especially at sunset!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Uno Astro Lodge
Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila | Lote 8 km 8 Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Tulum
#22 Spa Hotel in Tulum
#26 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
#40 On the Beach Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uno astrolodge is located on the very centre of the largest beach in Tulum, the Punta Piedra-Arco section, and the Huts are layed right over the dune a few meters away from the water. The Pescatarian-Vegetarian Restaurant serves delicious breakfasts with home made bread made in a clay oven, with organic coffee and freshly squeezed juices. Lunch offers daily menus for 28 days. The healing station Green Tara offers a wide variety of local massage treatments as well as Astrological, and Psychic-Intuitive Healings. The Yoga Hall is full scheduled with a wide range of activities that covers from Sitting Meditation, Kirtans, Yoga, Acro-Yoga, Mayan Astrology, Aerial Dance, Art for Children, etc.The great majority of activities are free, or donation.An Art-Healing Communiity(Galactic Peace garden) also shares the Uno space making the stay in this place more like an experience for guests. ... more   less 
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