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We woke up at 9:00 and went for breakfast.. After breakfast we had a shower, packed our bag and walked towards the Tulum ruins.. What is a approx 7km away from our accommodation.
On our way we tried to find a bike rental place, so we could bike to the ruins and afterwards to Tulum town.. What is also approx a 5 km away from the …
We woke up around 11:00, too late for breakfast.. But we just went to the restaurant to see if we still could get something.. And that was the case.. We had the whole restaurant for our selves. So a relax breakfast with a view on the beach and sea..
After breakfast we decided to go to a Cenote called Kaape-Ha.. We went for a swim here.. …
... is more affordable. Reading our indecision, the manager of the hotel dropped the price of his cheapest room by 30 percent, so we decided to go ahead and stay on the beach. As we were settling into our mosquito den of a room, the power went out.
Turns out many of the cabanas in Tulum use solar panels to generate electricity. Tulum is known as the energy-efficient, art-loving hippie sister of the Yucatan family. And while I am a huge fan of the ...
On Monday morning we left Isla Mujeres and got the boat back to Cancun. Some idiot taxi driver tried to rip is off (the tricks to ask a local the price then use can argue with conviction) but we managed to get a taxi to the bus station where we boarded a bus from Cancun to Tulum (112 Pessos). So we had been told loads of good things about Tulum but our initial impression was really quite awful. We picked up a German called Neils (that's not a typo it was Neil plural) and had been ...
... with a home made ladder going down it. And down we all went. Torches on, and I don't think we could ever have been prepared for how amazing it was. The cave was huge! There where all sorts of rock formations sticking out everywhere, it was unreal. We started walking in deeper, and came to the clearest water I have ever seen. We where wading through about thigh deep, and the water was so full of cat fish. The cave at this point was really high, but the further in we went ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Los Lirios Hotel Cabanas Tulum
If you're looking for a little different experience with a combination of the "truer Mexico" with nice amenities, come to Los Lirios Hotel Cabanas Spa and Yoga Center in Tulum (yes, there are Mayan ruins there on the beach). We reached Tulum via bus from Cancun bus station downtown or you can hire a cab to take you for probably about $80 per cab; regardless of having one or three passengers. If taking the bus, get off at the bus station and hire a cab to take you to the Cabanas for around $7 (as of 7/2004). The Cabanas are air-conditioned. Make sure to ask for an ocean front room. There is a lovely restaurant and an American full breakfast buffet is included. Get a massage from the Italian osteopath for $65 an hour...you can look at the beach while you do it! I would greatly recommend trying this side-trip from Cancun. When tipping, remember the wages of these workers is extremely low (the minimum wage in Cancun is $3 per day, and it is probably less than that in Tulum.)
First thanks to all of the reviews that made us have more free time on our dream vacation.. there were so many people who were driving down that dirt road in Tulum looking for that perfect place... well I had the printed reviews so just drove there checked out the room and saved time... no tv and or clock.. which was great 4 us...location is amaizing as we usually come to tulum for the day and chill next door at cabanias Tulum(but they have no AC) ..Mexico is like our second home as I spend about three times a year in the Mayan riviera.. well we usually go budget meaning $30-$40 a night in Playa Del Carmen and $40-$60 in Cancunand the places are amazing condos with TV and AC and most of all a kithchen and Fridge...but it was my girlfriends birthday and this was the special place I was dreaming of for her... she loves the waves in Tulum and the fact that it is still quite safe to swim unlike the ripetide in Cancun... the bathtub is huge like no other normal hotel room.. so take some bubble bath with you... well the champagne was hard to chill as the room has no fridge.. so the rope and the ocean or the fridge in the restaurant..the AC was perfect .. all of the rooms are ocean view but make sure to ask for the top floor-this is a must for the best views.. you share 4 individual gigantic rooms per house that all have separate entrances.. the only area that lacks privacy is the balcony which only has a wooden divider... the balcony is paradise and were we spent the majority our time at Los Lirios...did i mention we were the only ones in our building as the other 3 rooms were empty.. every balcony has a double hammock and the breeze of the ocean combined with the dry weather mean this place is paradise... the only complaint was the free breakfast... the fruit was actually frozen(we never knew why, as all the fresh tropical fruit was right at our doorstep. The only thing we could think of was that they prepared it the night before and thawed it at breakfast.. well thanks to the reviews the breakfast was the only meal we ate here.. the rest of the time was zamas or even the little carts off the side of the road were better choices... and the whole artichoke with rice for $4 was a bargain.. If you need ac and want a romantic comfortable setting to get away from it all I would recomend this.. but it is a bit expensive for Tulum were you can get great deals most under $50usd..no bugsclean(great maid service)palapa roof and palm trees safe - with security through the nightand no need for a flash light-electricity at nightgreat water preasure(but salty water)hint - go to their website and print out there web special and they will offer you the same rate when you get there(this is much less than the rack rate otherwise) and you don't have to prebook...when you are in Tulum make sure to visit the crystal cinote - very few tourist go here it is only $2/person and owned by the comunity also safe and has change rooms... you won't find the tour buses or the loud noise find the local flavortalk to the people try the foodlearn a bit of the languageand do a little bit of home workthanks TRIPADVISOR
We stayed at Los Lirios for 9 nights this year. The room was large and comfy and was cleaned efficiently every day. The only problem we had was the amount of ants who sneaked in every day, but that's what you get with a semi-jungle location. The beach here was amazing, and we got up at sunrise every day to walk for miles without seeing more than a handful of people. On calm days, the sea was good for snorkelling with plenty of fish and rays around (but was too windy and mruky on most mornings). Later in the holiday we stayed up the road nearer to town and really missed the quietness (and cleanliness) of the beach. We found the breakfast to be great, although they seemed to alternate at will between buffet and set menu - buffet was 100% better. The service generally was fine in the restaurant, and the evening food was ok but nothing special. You definitely need to hire a car if staying here, but the desk can get a good deal at a local hire shop. As previous posts have said, they'll also try to sell you other things, but the prices are no different to what other places offer.
We stayed 6 nights at the Hotel Los Lirios and felt, when all was said and done, that there were a couple of other properties within blocks that held much more interest for the same amount of money. Our first pick would be torn between Tita Tulum and Maya Tulum with Ana Y Jose close in the top as well. We stayed at Los Lirios because Ana y Jose was booked and was suggested by Ana Y Jose's reservation area.The rooms at Los Lirios are large, spacious and clean. The beach and ocean there are beautiful with a long stretch to walk on in either direction. We stayed on a ground floor unit and would recommend requesting a second floor unit just to leave the door open at night. The rooms do have Air Conditioning and it is useful particularly because of the poor window layout and no ceiling fan in the room - but theoretically with the strong ocean breeze one would not need the air. I would rather stay somewhere that worked with the environment vs. against it and the one night we slept with the air on, I missed hearing the ocean sound.Our bathroom had an extra large tub and I wished I would have packed a container or two of bath salts as this was a very nice tub. We enjoyed the company of a lovely peach colored lizard throughout our stay - the most hospitable and attentive member of the hotel staff.Service at Los Lirios was sporadic. The check-in person was more interested in selling us add-on tours than explaining what was available at the hotel. The room came with a bottle of water, nice bath soap, glasses wrapped in plastic and the only thing that was replaced was the water (some days) and towels that were old and some were stained. We ran out of soap after 6 days and I had to hunt down a maid to request a new bar. The maids did not as much as look on the porch and we bussed our own drink glasses and bottles from there.Worse was the restaurant where mid-way through our trip they had a new 'policy' that we could not take anything glass out of the restaurant back to our room, yet guests sitting near the beach were brought glass bottles and glasses. This was vexing to say the least as our room over looked the restaurant (they could easily see us as we drank from the forbidden glass) and frustrating because they charged $1 for a 4oz coke in a plastic glass that was double the size in a glass glass. We never figured out happy hour - there was no listing we found that stated what was and was not a part of happy hour. One night we got to the bar at 6:40 and waited 20 minutes for our Pina Colada having ordered one, thinking we would get two. At 7pm when we FINALLY got one Pina Coloda they said happy hour was over, but ended up honoring our earlier order. A few nights later they said Pina Colada was not on the happy hour list and refused to honor the 2 for 1. Speaking of 20 minutes it was not uncommon to wait 10 or more minutes for the simplest of orders. With each order whether charged to a room or paid in cash there was copious paper work to complete and the bartender poured one slow drink at a time.Cash machines in Tulum give 200 or 500 peso bills and we often had a hard time tipping our waiters at Los Lirios as the cashier there would not break our large bills ($20 US = 200 pesos) when we charged food to our room. We had to save change from one day and remember what waiter to give it to the next day. The old advice of bringing a large stack of $1 bills is true here - we ran out. Our extra effort in saving tip money for the next day did not improve the fast declining service.As mentioned early we thought there were some other options. We ate at Tita Tulum twice (chicken kabobs were awesome) and liked the family atmosphere there. We stopped in to look at Maya Tulum and the landscaping was the prettiest we had seen and the property appeared very clean and well maintained. We ate at Ana y Jose twice (two thumbs up on the fish fillet Ana y Jose with mustard) and liked the families playing cards after dinner and foosball machine in the bar area.By the end of our stay we were ready to leave Los Lirios as the service just drove us nuts.
We chose Los Lirios because of good trip advisor reviews and availability. The places in Tulum where our friends had stayed were all full. We made a reservation through the website and had no problem communicating with the Los Lirios staff via e-mail in English. We were delighted with the big, very clean room. Our room also had great water pressure and a clean big bathroom, reliable electricity (the generator's noise points towards the street and was not a problem).
Beautiful View with good price @ Los lirios
My husband and I just returned from a 6 day excursion to the Mayan Riviera and we stayed 2 nights at Los Lirios. The room had a great view of the ocean/beach and was clean. Rates included breakfast which was ok. Beach was clean. Would go back in the future.
Just got back from a 5 night vacation in Los Lirios, and my wife and I had a fabulous time. If you want to enjoy quiet time on a beautiful beach with comfortable accomodations at a great price, this is the place to stay. As stated in the other reviews, the room size and bathroom size were great with excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water. The room had an air conditioner which we did not use since the ocean breezes were very pleasant the time we were there. We loved the hammock and ocean views (we had a bottom floor ocean view room). I didn't find the food as bad as others have noted. The breakfast buffet was fine and I had chicken enchalatas for lunch that were excellent. We ate dinner at other places such as Gringo Dave's, Ana y Jose's, and Zama's which we enjoyed very much. We didn't interact with the staff very much, but they were always helpful. My only complaint is that they need to replace their beach chairs. Most were broken or had major cracks. Also someone needs to be responsible for cleaning up the trash that washes up on the beaches. You definitely need to rent a car if you stay here. I would highly recommend this place.
We stayed at Los Lirios for 7 nights and the room was great. We had an oceanview room on the top floor and it was perfect. Loved the hammock in our balcony, where we enjoyed the stars and the waves every night.
Our family stayed here in Aug of 2003. Very hot and needed the a/c.
I spent christmas week at los lirios, my mother, brother and I all had a wonderful time. Our rooms were closest to the ocean, maybe 15 feet from the beach, fantastic design for the layout, although they are in the process of more cabanas. We went up and down the beach, checked out many restaurants and other cabanas. It actually looked exactly as pictured on their website. Seemed to us that Los Lirios had the best, although the restaurant wasn't winning awards by any means. The breakfasts were truly unbelieveably bad. However, we didn't care much, because it was a very short stroll down one of the most of the spectacular beaches I've ever seen to go eat at Ana y Jose's (on the left) or to the right at tico tulum or Zebra's. Zamas was about 2 km down the road, but well worth the drive or walk, had an amazing selection of fresh fish there, the chef flags down the fishermen's boat in the afternoon.