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Kin Balam Cabanas Palenque
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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5 reviews
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“really nice cabanas with grass thatched roofs close to the bathrooms”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This was a really nice area right outside the entrance to the Palenque Ruins... the cabanas had grass thatched roofs with really comfortable beds... there was hot water in the showers.. Plenty of security ... I felt very safe here... The party was at Don Muchos Restaurant & bar just across the street... They had live entertainment with a full bar....The food was excellent, they cleaned their fruits & veggies.. We ate there every day for breakfast & dinner.....We slept with the sounds of crickets & frogs.... The howler monkeys are up early in the morning... I was looking forward to hearing the jungle sounds & was not disappointed... It was wonderful... We had a jungle view with a stream outside our room.. I loved this place ... We were in room # 14

Room Tip: room #14 had a great jungle view with a stream right outside the room
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

You stay in little Cabañas and share the "bathroom" with the other guests. The beds in our Cabaña were very comfortable. You can always hear the sounds coming from the jungle because it's basically all around you. By taxi or with a collectivo you can get to the archeological site or to the center of Palenque in about 10 minutes.
We liked the place. We would have liked it even more if they would serve you breakfast there because there is no market nearby. So if you plan on staying there, come prepared

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

the cabanas in the kin Balam have very good views, big lawn, tall jungle tree, sunshine, and the room is clean, and the rent is not expensive, but if there is a fan or something like that, it wiil be better. over all, the experience in kin Balam is good.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Palm Springs, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Stayed for one night so we could be close to palenque pyramids. This hotel is at the entrance to the pyramids. Very nice bungalows, room was clean and bathrooms very clean. Lot of nature surrounds you and you feel very relaxed. Price is excellent
There is no cafe but across the road is avery nice restaurant called don mucho.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, B.C.
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

On booking the Cabanas we were prepared for pretty basic accommodation, but Kin Balan exceeded our expectations. We arrived at the Cabanas after a long day and a long drive from Merida. Although the staff did not seem to have a record of our reservation, once we showed them our confirmation we were shown to our Cabana with bathroom en suite. Room and bathroom were very clean. Room was large with a fan, table and chair. Towels and water were provided each day. There is a restaurant on site which was shutting down for the night but the owner promptly opened up the kitchen and put a couple of enchilada/burritos with rice and beans for us, which was a godsend. It was also handy to have breakfast before setting off to the site.

After a day at the ruins we went into town thinking we would have a bite to eat. Palenque was hot, dusty and noisy so instead, we decided to buy some provisions and could not wait to return to our Cabana where we detached from reality (based on its seclusion, beautiful environment and no wifi) and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon and evening, having our meal al fresco in the peace, tranquility and clean air of Kin Balan.

Room Tip: Not all cabanas include a bathroom ensuite.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Kin balam is right next to the ruins of palenque, it just takes about a 10min drive.
Everything was clean in the room, and the scenery was beautiful, you are completely surrounded by nature.
The staff is really helpful and friendly. If you get hungry just cross the street and grab a bite to eat at Don Mucho's Restaurant.
Keep in mind that there is no air con in the room, though in my case the fan was more than enough.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

You just want a calm place where you can be yourself surrounded by beautiful nature, having everything you need kept in good state: you go to Kin Balam!
Clean facilities, good prices, friendly and helpful stuff, convenient location in between the archeological site and the town of Palenque, you cannot ask to be at a better place.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Kin Balam Cabanas Palenque

Property: Kin Balam Cabanas Palenque
Address: Carretera Palenque - Ruinas km 4.5 | Next to the tollbooth of the Palenque National Park, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Palenque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Kin Balam Cabanas Palenque 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pleasant and well located hotel within the National Park with bright and cozy cabins, located less than 3 km from the archaeological site of Palenque. The property is surrounded by gardens with an outdoor swimming pool, the freshness of the Michol River, and the tranquility of the surroundings which is ideal to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms include fan and private or shared bathroom, safe, bottle of water and amenities. The city center is just a 10-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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