Our stay at The Pickled Onion was a wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights and got a real good feel for the place. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with local vegetation, fruit trees, aloe, etc. Very nice, firm white pebble pathways wind through the property to the casista's. We stayed in the suite, which had a king size bed and also a loft that we explored but did not sleep in. It was spacious and comfy though. The beds were clean and so comfy. My bed at home is usually something I look forward to after a trip, but this bed was better than my own. I didn't want to leave it. There was bottled water in our room that was replaced daily. The showers were super clean, but the room is cleaned top to bottom daily so it comes as no surprise. I expected to have light leaks and bugs from the thatch roof, but I found not a single insect in the room. At night the room was so dark I couldn't see my hand in front of me. Perfect. The cuisine was authentic Mayan. I had the azteca soup a few times because I couldn't get enough. The poc chuk is a must. I had that twice for dinner. Guacamole and chips were too good to stop. The mixed drinks are top notch. Breakfast was served in the breakfast area in the morning. We were served a plethora of fresh fruits, fresh squeezed juices, coffee to no end, granola, yogurt, banana bread, cheeses and more. A great start to the day. The wait-staff are an wonderful group of guys who are super friendly. After breakfast we lounged in the pool. I swam while my wife read a book in the hammock hanging over the water. Valerie was an amazing host. She went above and beyond for us and made our stay and my wife's birthday one too remember. I can not say enough good things about The Pickled Onion B&B, but you should go see for yourself. Close to the Xumal and Kabah ruins as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique Eco-Boutique Bed and Breakfast located close to Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labnah. Quaint Maya style rooms, complete with private entrance, bathrooms, refrigerator ,coffe maker bottled water,toiletries, safety boxes, Wi Fi in all rooms ,clean, comfortable and secure, set in peaceful surroundings. Rooms are adorned with my own paintings. Beautiful gardens with labyrinth. Area for Yoga, Tai chi etc. Mini Spa.Swimming pool Excellent restaurant where you can taste some of the Yucatan cuisine. Located close to the village where you can experience Maya life as it really is.The bar awaits you for the best cocktails/margaritas in the area, as well as wine and beer.You have the luxury of Wi fi in all areas including your rooms .An artisan shop where you can buy items including locally made hammocks and snack shop if you want a small snack in-between meals. All the staff are local people from Santa Elena and all structures were build by local people too, including wood work, iron work etc I maybe a foreign owner but how good that work has been created for the local people who would otherwise not have an income. ... more less
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- The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant Mexico/Santa Elena, Yucatan