Parayso Hotel and Spa
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After 4 nights, we moved on from Suenos to a place a little more cost effective. An old 60's, wooden beach side cabana, ran by two cowboy Mayan bothers. The place you only find out about by knocking on the door – it’s doubtful it would ever make it to a guide book! The only real benefit of this place was its elevated decks facing the …
... as it began to rain about 15 minutes after we had left the hostel. We found shelter in a gas station, but my flip-flops broke from the rain and I was just standing there with no shoes ;) So Romana went back to the hostel to bring me another pair of shoes and I stayed at the gas station, listening to the men working there and their flirting attempts :-) By the time she got back, it cleared up a bit and we could continue our walk to the ruins.
The ruins themselves (59 ...
... s sustainability, yoga, art scene, and relaxing atmosphere compared to the party vibes in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
In fact, Tulum is one of the oldest beachside retreats in Mexico, as it was known for being a serene place of worship to Mayan Kings hundreds of years ago. There are actually Mayan ruins on cliffs that overlook the sea.
Our last day, Saturday, was a perfect capstone to time we had spent in Latin America over the last ...
... br> That night we went to a nice Italian restaurant, where Becky was concerned that the waiters would drip sweat on our pizzas.
The next morning we got up early again and went to a lagoon called Xel-Ha. To get there we got a local bus for half and hour and then it was a 45 minute walk in our flip-flops. It was a billed as a great place to go snorkelling but it was pretty disappointing and we were only there for about 45 minutes before we had to go back to get the bus to Playa Del ...
... was like a million Mexicans flogging tat. But then the weather was all thundery and rainy which was actually extremely cool considering the temples were built for rain gods and the like. Worth a visit although quite expensive. We're thinking of just going to the supermarket and just eating in tonight. The hostel provides pasta, lentils and rice which is kind of cool of them, may as well use the opportunity to save money. Amelia's birthday tomorrow! The pasta dish and daal were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Parayso Hotel and Spa Tulum
The reviews on Parayso hotel made us think that this would be a great hotel for a relaxing beach experience. And the email contact about the reservations seemed to confirm this. However, we arrived in the afternoon and there was no one to check us in. After a while we found someone, holding a laptop and wearing earphones, and we talked to the owner who is in Canada. He explained how there was a mix-up. The rooms we booked weren't ready yet. It would take maybe an hour. We didn't quite understand whether they were cleaning the room or something else, because he kept on suggesting for us to take our time and go away for a while, and in the mean time we saw all kinds of people carrying suitcases from one room to another... so obviously something was going on...
We spent 3 nights at the Hotel Parayso at the end of our week long vacation in Mexico. We were traveling with another couple, and booked the Tulum Deluxe Suite (2 adjoining rooms) on the ground floor.
I stayed at Parayso and absolutely loved it! It's a newer hotel and looks stunning. The rooms are very classy with a local touch to them. The amenities in the room such as the refrigerator and air conditioning were great. I didn't think I would use the ac, but by the end of the week it felt so nice once the breeze had died down off the water. Each of the rooms have their own little porch or balcony overlooking the water. It was a perfect way to enjoy the quietness of the morning while sipping coffee brought to my room. The staff were very friendly, smiley, and there to offer assistance no matter what you were after.
I stayed at the Parayso for one week at the beginning of April.
We had pre booked the "penthouse" for the panoramic views .When we arrived,the place looked closed. There was nobody around, it felt strangely unwelcoming.
Hotel Parayso was very nice. We stayed there for 3 nights. We were the only guests in the hotel, so it was very quiet. The staff was very pleasant. Rooms: the rooms were nice. We had to ask for extra pillows and blanket for the fold out sofa. The A/C worked great. The floor was very clean. The bed was very comfortable. Hotel Grounds: Very clean. Nice pool area. Beach: The beach was great. Very quiet and clean. Overall it was a great stay!
We stayed from March 27-April 2 at this intimate hotel and had a great time! We would definitely go back!
Small, quit, but good service
We stayed a week at the hotel, Parayso, and it appeared that they were just finishing up. The rooms all have views of the ocean, there is a very nice pool and a jacuzzi too. i would recommend it to friends. breakfast was excellent.