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Hotel Xixim
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We spent 3 nights in this beautiful magical place, There were only a few other guests and the peace was complete. The bungalow was so attractive and deceptively simple, but we were as comfortable as could be, miles from anywhere. There were one or two people on the miles of beach, no-one in the swimming pools (ok, one person, once!) and yet the discrete staff were there to wait on you whenever you wanted anything. Lovely beds with mosquito nets draped over the 4 posters. We saw so many birds and other wildlife around the estate and when we went to see the flamingos. There were lots of good bird and plant and wildlife guides in the library.
Delicious food, local produce and a real commitment to eco travel. A very special place to visit.

Room Tip: All rooms are in bungalows and equally good.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank victoria202
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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2013

Dear Victoria202,

I myself and the staff that works in Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel, thank you so very much for having taken your time to write such a beautiful review.

Precisely what you describe is what we want to offer: a peaceful, renovating setting, personalized discrete service, delicious local food, stunning wildlife and responsible, sustainable tourism.

We are so glad you had this experience with us and cherished it. Thank you – muchas gracias.

We obviously wish, that this is not the one and only visit to Mexico and to Xixim. We look forward to greet and coddle you again here in this pristine spot.

Wishing you an interesting and creative week,

Kind regards
Verena Gerber

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Xixim ("Xi" meaning abundance and "xim" sea shells.....a true gem! All I heard for the 48 hrs of my stay (too short!) were birds singing along with the sound of the wind and the waves. HEAVEN.
My bungalow was wonderful, comfortable, peaceful....it had everything I needed. Simple luxury. The staff were wonderful, I had one of the best massages I've had in a long time from Alejandra. The food was amazing, they have one of the most delicious and comprehensive vegetarian menus I've seen in Mexico - the true flavors of Yucatan! My walks on the beach were incredible, not seeing another human for at least 1 hour transported me into a deeper connection to self and nature. The water great for swimming, there are also 2 beautiful swimming pools onsite! They have a beautiful yoga studio with a full supply of mats, blankets, blocks and straps - all new and clean. I manage and host yoga retreats and will most definitely recommend this paradise. 1.5 hrs from Merida, its the perfect combination of colonial culture and old Mexico (Merida) meets raw beauty (Xixim). I have visited many places in the world and this one was truly special!

Room Tip: All rooms are palapas, very private, even when there are people there it feels like no one is around!
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank BellaSFBayArea
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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2013

Dear BellaSFBayArea,

In my name and in the name of the staff that makes this place possible, we thank you deeply for your stunning, amazing review on Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel.

We would certainly very much appreciate if you would recommend this pristine, exclusive resort to host yoga retreats. I think it has a very special energy, which gives you the opportunity to meditate and ponder and to rediscover yourself.

We also very much hope, that this is not the only visit you will pay to Xixim. We would be more than pleased to pamper you again in this little piece of paradise that we so dearly take care of.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Kind regards
Verena Gerber

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Reviewed 13 April 2013

I have been trying to book this hotel and contacted them through 3 routes: as per their contact page, I have send e-mails to their "Reservations and information" listed e-mails (info at hotelxixim dot com, and reservaciones at hotelxixim dot com); I have also used their "information request form" on the website.
I never got any answer. Based on the review below, of very low occupancy rate, I suppose that this hotel is not open anymore.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank LondonVibrations
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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Dear LondonVibrations,

I am so sorry!! Please excuse us, or perhaps technology. Indeed we have changed the server and our e-mails to hotelxixim.com. I know we have problems and believe me I have tried to solve them. Unfortunately mi knowledge of this issues are almost nil (I am what we call in Mexico – en la tercera edad – the third age = more than 60 years old) and unfortunately without grandchildren that could help me out.
I have to comply with what our ‘guru’ webmaster sais.

Besides this complaint I am pleased to inform you that we are opened and that we would be more than pleased to welcome you at Xixim. Would you please try again on the e-mails you stated? I hope this time it will work.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and a pleasant productive week,

Kind regards,
Verena Gerber

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

First time I am reluctant to write a review: as many have noticed you want to keep this place to yourself, a hidden secret and gem to be enjoyed. But the place needs people to keep going. So here it is: the place is outstanding. it is charming, inviting, staff attentive to all your wishes. Rooms, rather huts, are beautiful, with a great outdoor place. The place is secluded, you walk the beach basically seeing no one, have too pools to yourself, massage. Breakfast is fresh and delicious. We stayed a couple of nights, then drove through Yukatan, then realized we simply have to come back. We did and spend another three days in Xixim - the time we have left in Mexico. We had dinners in the hotel and in town - both delicious. Went to see flamingoes - sooo beautiful! - with the great ornitologist suggested by the hotel. Went on a night bird-watching trip. My husband and my son wanted to go fishing and the staff organized everything. Waters were a bit rough in the morning and they suggested we should not go so the boy does not get sea-sick - which we appreciated.
We have traveled a lot and this is the place we want to come back now. When my son tells me almost daily - I want to go back to Mexico - I know exactly where he wants to go.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Alexey_Barinov
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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Dear Alexey_Barinov,

What can I say! Emotion and tears came as I read your touching review. Obviously my Russian language is non existent, but, as to Google translator, thank you, gracias, dankeschön, merci - in Russian is said спасибо.

With all my heart and also in the name of the staff that makes this pristine spot in the world possible I thank you dearly and really hope that your path or your son’s will soon find its way back to Mexico. Mi casa es tu casa - my home is your home...

Again, thank you, thank you, спасибо….

Kind regards
Verena Gerber

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

This is an excellent place to stay if you value peace, quiet and seclusion. We had a very relaxing time during the week here in March.
The staff are attentive, friendly and very helpful. Meals are delicious and service is available both in the restaurant and by the pools.
Their master suites are spacious, cool, and comfortable. The view of the ocean when waking up is extremely soothing.
Day trips are available but the location lends itself better to those who wish to stick to the resort and enjoy the atmosphere while watching pelicans dive in the ocean.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank marmaladesandwiches
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XIXIM, Owner at Hotel Xixim, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2013

Dear Marmaladesandwitches,

Thank you so much for having taken your time to write such a perfect review on Xixim, Unique Mayan Hotel.

It is extremely rewarding for me and the staff that works with us to read the compliments on our facilities, the pristine setting, gastronomy, but mainly on service, as we think that a paramount topic that distinguishes one hotel of the other is precisely the personalized warm Mayan service we try to provide.

We also think that our resort offers the right setting for wellness, for being – for wellbeing. Thank you for having experienced this.

I hope you had a blessed and happy Easter,

Kind regards

Verena Gerber

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