Posada Luna del Sur
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... payment from my new Halifax current account to our Travelex card (the main long term way to withdraw our money) and had forgotten they call your mobile with a secret number. I cancelled my contract, so this was not possible. Hmm. I called them (we don't know what we'd do without Skype) and asked if there was an alternative when setting up a payee. There was, but not for me because I'd not set up telephone banking! In their words 'I'm in a catch 22. Totally ...
... with sunshine and warmth is easily replaced by an Enlglish cottage equipped with a rocking chair by the open fire, cardigan, pipe and so on. Definately getting older.
There are Cenotes all over the region. These are cave pools of natural fresh water fed by hundreds of miles of submerged water tunnels in the limestone. We visited the Gran Cenote in Tulum where you can swim in the water and snorkel. The water was mild but comfortable enough ...
... police were fairly friendly about the whole ordeal, and even apologised! The bonfire was thus, put on indefinite hold, and the large fish that was currently on ice in our sink, was abandoned. To rub salt in the wound, our guests then arrived. After a 10 min sulking session we realised that, although we had no food, we did have a arsenal of hard liquor and a party venue in the restaurant next to our cabana. From this point, things got out of hand and resulted in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Posada Luna del Sur Tulum
Great hotel with very friendly owner.
Janet's place is a stone's throw from Tulum's main strip but in a quiet spot away from any noise.We had a lovely room, nicely decorated, with kitchen and fridge. Far better value for money than any of the beach front properties! Staying in town also gives you the option to eat in many of the great value restaurants (beach restaurants are much more expensive and you haven't as much choice). Janet will recommend plenty of places to you but we had some great meals and a laugh at Don Karote at the bottom end of the strip.
My only suggestion to Janet would be to put some basic kitchen equipment in the room so that people could self cater if they wanted to. We would have liked to have occassionally had breakfast in the room but without a kettle, cups, cutlery or plates it was a bit difficult! Glasses and a bottle opener would have been useful too!
Overall though, very nice place to stay. The TV and fridge were great and the room was always spotless when we returned. Janet is very helpful, speaks good English and keeps the place secure. Highly recommended.
Mixed feelings ....
We read the numerous glowing reviews of this place, and booked. When we arrived, we immediately knew it was not for us. But we are not everyone, this hotel may please plenty of people, just didn't do it for us.
Let me start with the positive points. It was extremely clean and safe, had good water pressure, a/c, fridge, tv, small patio outdoor area for each room and a carpark. It was good value, considering these amenities for $60 a night. It is a very short 5 to 10 min walk into the main drag of Tulum - so convenient in the evenings, for dinner/going out, etc. Though, it is basically located near what looks like a truckstop rest area/repair shop, on the edge of town. It is a 10 minute drive to the beach, so you need a car or taxi to reach the ocean.
We went to Tulum to experience the beach and environs to their fullest. So we checked out and moved to a cabana on the beach, at one of the tripadvisor recommendations. This was a little more expensive, sure, but a lot more pleasant and memorable, and still great value considering what we got for our money. And if time is more precious than saving a little money when on vacation, as with us, keep this in mind ... If you are wanting to hang in a hammock and listen to the ocean, walk out of your cabana and onto the beach, basically really chill out, then don't stay at Posada Luna del Sur. If you are concerned about having a tv, a/c, fridge and all these modern day amenities, then do stay at Posada Luna del Sur.
Tulum in general, has a very hip, rustic vibe - something we did not feel at all whilst at Luna del Sur.
We found the combination of staying on the beach in a quality cabana, allowed us to enjoy the beach environment to it's fullest. For eating out, we enjoyed the various beachfront restaurants, then took the short drive into Tulum itself for the odd change of scenery, shopping, laundry, banking, etc ...
Perfect jumping off point
My husband, 2 1/2 year old son and I stayed in Tulum at the Posada Luna del Sur on December 21, 22 and 23rd, 2005. We thought the little hotel was perfect, clean and Janet was very helpful. She directed us to local resturants and the grocery. Also, she sent us to a perfect stretch of Tulum beach where we spent most days. This hotel is a bargin and I would recommend it to anyone who doesnt need to be directly on the beach. Being in the town of Tulum was a treat. Lots of children, the town square is a perfect place to enjoy an ice cream. If you are noise sensitive, be aware that this gem is in town, and living next door are some turkeys and roosters. The room has only a small refrigerator, no microwave, stove or dishes of any kind. If packing a cooler of sandwiches and drinks for the beach is your idea of spending a day, book here and enjoy.
Wonderful little hotel
Our stay at "Posada Luna del Sur" was very agreeable.
This wonderful little hotel is really "A home away from home".
Everything is clean, confortable and it is a very secure place.
You will find all what you need in the room and functional.
Last but not least, Janet is a great hostess and ready
to give all practical informations like the best place to go
on the "playa", where to take the bus if you are not using
a car, the best restaurant for breakfast or "para cenar", etc.
It is, for sure, the place I will stay on my next visit to Tulum.
Posada Luna Del Sur is an oasis in the town of Tulum. This beautiful, clean and well-maintained hotel is the best option in town. Janet, the owner, is friendly and extremely helpful with suggestions for restaurants and activities, and she is available for anything else you might need. She makes you feel like a guest in her home, not a client, and this enhances the experience greatly. This hotel offers amenities that you will not find in other places in Tulum like air conditioning, a refrigerator and cable TV. While other hotels in the area were doubling or tripling their prices for the New Years busy season, Janet only raised her nightly price from $45 to $60. I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. We will definitely return to Posada Luna del Sur.
I just spent six days in Tulum and kept a room at Posada Luna del Sur and an inexpensive, "rustic" cabana on the beach. Slept at Luna del Sur on the hot nights and showered in its softer water as the cabana lacked electricity and used hard cenote water. The Posada Luna del Sur rooms are quite large and spotlessly clean. Janet helped me find the open laundry and the better restaurants in Tulum.
Excellent hotel in the pueblo
My girlfriend and I visited Mexico and Tulum for the very first time in late August 2005. At first, we wanted to try staying in one of the low-key cabanas but we were a bit worried as to how hot it would get. As it was our first visit to Mexico we didn't know if the heat and humidity would be too much for us at night. So, we made the following plan, we booked two nights at Posada Luna Del Sur, then two nights at La Conchita (and then, actually, we left a 5th night unbooked to play it by ear).
Well, Posada Luna Del Sur was a real gem. As a matter of fact we ended up going back to Luna Del Sur for our 5th night! The hotel is located at the end of the main road in Tulum, just a 5-minute walk to the bus depot of Tulum. Janet, the hotel owner, is very friendly and will give you plenty of information if you are not familiar with the area. We stayed in room #5 (on the ground floor) for our first two nights, and in room #6 (on the first floor -- or, second floor if you are an American) for our last night. Both rooms were very spacious and bright and with comfortable king size beds, and clean. They have an air-conditioner and two ceiling fans (one above the bed) so you can control the airflow. (The air-conditioner is located high up so it is either on or off (you can't really control its knobs.)
In order to get around we had rented a car for a couple of days but for the other days we would walk over to the taxi stand and grab a taxi to get to the beach (around US$3.50 for the beach at Paraiso, for example).
Crisante, the maid at Luna Del Sur, is very-very sweet and she does a great job cleaning every day.
At night, the hotel is nice and quiet.
Overall, Luna Del Sur is a fantastic deal.
A great base for the Mayan Riviera
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Luna del Sur for 3 nights at the end of July 2005. Tulum is an interesting place - by day the town is quite sleepy but comes alive in the evenings and there are countless options for nightlife. The town itself is a taxi or colectivo ride away from the beach and the ruins, but if you don't fancy staying on the beach or in the hostel (i.e. the Weary Traveller - which is very close to the Luna del Sur) a room here is a reasonably priced alternative. The rooms are designed perhaps more for longers stays in the sense there are some kitchen facilities provided, but were perfect for us - clean, quiet, and have a/c. This would be a good place to base yourself for longer whiling exploring this area of the Yucatan - parking is available as well and a car would be handy for getting around Tulum. And of course Janet and her small team will make sure you have a pleasant stay and are always happy to help with any enquiry.
Best place to stay in Tulum
My fiance and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Posada Luna del Sur in Tulum. Janet, the owner, is a graceful hostess who takes excellent care of her guests - from answering requests about the rooms to giving insightful information about the town of Tulum and surrounding areas. Crisanta and her daughter were very kind and helpful, and quite forgiving of our terrible Spanish, as well. The rooms are lovely, comfortable, thoroughly cleaned every day, and an absolute cool oasis in a hot and dusty town. There is no better value in Tulum!
This hotel has been our favorite in the Riviera. The room was lovely and
having a refrigerator was a nice plus. Also the TV and the AC!
The hotel lies in a quiet area of town, away from the noisy highway. The owner is an excellen thostess,
sharing good information about where to go and what to do. Posada Luna del Sur is an excellent value in Tulum!!!