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El Paraiso Tulum
Ranked #10 of 74 Tulum B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lucerne, Switzerland
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great value for your money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

I stayed before in a boutique hotel near El Paraiso before (Mezanine) but as they had no room for our last two nights we moved to El Paraiso. I were not sure because of some bad comments in Trip Advisor but the place was fantastic for half the price that we paid in the other hotel. Even the breakfast was not perfect at least it was included in the price and also the sun beds on the beach. Also you are in front of the coral reef and a walking distance from the ruins. If you can choose go to the room #1 (is the closer to the beach)

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pepe_madrid08
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

Just got back from El Paraiso. Great location. The rooms do not face the ocean, but are close to it. The price was great and included breakfast and beach chair rental. They gave us beach towels for free, but said they usually charge 30 pesos. Breakfast was fruit, orange juice, coffe, toast, and eggs. Breakfast was very good every day. The rooms are nice. Not big but adequate. They said the power would be shut off every day from 7 am to 2 pm. It was more like 6 am to 2:30. Not a big deal, but 8 am to 3 pm would be better, while we are all on the beach. The rooms are right next to each other so if your neighbors are out on the front porch, you can hear them in your room easily. While we were there everyone was very respectful of others so it wasn't a big deal at all. We also got free wi-fi, t.v. and air conditioning while the power was on. Bathrooms are not big, but again, adequate. Everything was very clean and our rooms were cleaned every day. I would definitely stay here again. The beach is beautiful!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cinker1
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houston tx
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

I took my family on a vacation to Playa Del Carmen and ended stay four days here instead. We received a tip from a local because we did not like the rough waters for our sons at our beach front hotel. My sons are 7, 4, and 2 at the time. I could not get over the beauty of this beach located right next to a local beach that was having a fishing tournament at the time. We loved the beds, food and the cold beer. What great service. They prepared food offf the menu for us and we tiped very well for it. I never go on tips but it made our trip the best beach we have ever been too with our kids. It can be a topless beach so be warned. My sons did not notice a thing even when my wife was topless. the whole place get high markes for just being a great place to relax. Snorkling was cheap, fishing was cheap. I think they were 35 to 50 and hour. I highly recommend this beach if you have small kids.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ser182
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

The location is definitely the star of this hotel. It's just off the beach (enough to be quiet when you want it), but a 30 second walk away from the gorgeous ocean. Use of the lounge chairs on the beach is included, which is a nice bonus. The restaurant on the beach also provides a pretty good breakfast in the mornings.

The rooms are simple but clean and quite nice. Much time isn't spent in the rooms anyway when there's such a great beach to be on so nearby. The power is down for a few hours each day, but typically when you're out of your room anyway. This is one of the few hotels on the beach that offers Air Conditioning, which is a huge bonus on those hot, humid nights.

The staff were quite helpful when it came to questions about the area and local attractions, and were quite happy to assist in dealing with the local companies if you had questions or problems.

Room Tip: All the rooms appear to be the same, none have a view any better than another. Perhaps the best room...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ArcticTim
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Atlanta, GA
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104 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

We traveled with a large group of friends from our rental house in Akumal down to Tulum to check out the beaches and found Cabanas Paraiso. We parked in the large parking lot near the highway and took notice of the sign that said "No Coolers". I knew it would be a beach with bar service so I left my cooler in our van.

I have been to beaches all over the world. Australia, Fiji, Spain, Florida and all over the Caribbean and I have to say that this beach definitely ranks as one of my all time favorites. From the sandy parking lot you walk to the beach and are greeted by coconut palms and beautiful turquoise water. The sand is sugar white and very fine. The beach bar is there for your drinks and they had massage tables out with people enjoying massages. We were a party of 15 so they put the plastic tables and chairs together for us and we proceeded to order a variety of drinks including some tasty pino coladas. We all ordered lunch that varied from cheese burgers to fish tacos, to nachos. Everything was served in a timely manner and was pretty good all around. This place is great for watching tanned Latins and Europeans in skimpy bathing suits and several of the ladies in our group swore they saw Fabio. (or maybe his son!)

We did not go to the hotel or even look at it and other reviews have indicated it could use some work. It amazes me that some big group like Hyatt or Intercontinental has not snapped this beautiful piece of real estate up and put up a world class resort.

A great place for a day trip to the beach in Tulum.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank sunlouie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

Highlights :
- great location 15 min walk from the ruins.
- air conditioning
- super bed quality
- breakfast included
- 20 sec from the beach
- safe in the room (3 usd extra)

cons :

- a bit overpriced (120$)
- beach view on the side
- restaurant closed at 6pm

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DanLec
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

Great location on the beach, perfect white sand right on your doorstep.

Owners were very helpful and helped out our large group on tips and things to do in the resort. held our bags in one room as we had a late checkout.

Wifi in rooms, no power btween 9am and 2pm but we we on the beach so didnt affect us.

We were given group deal on food in the resturant, really good burgers :)

Highly reccomend a stay here.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shanemorris007
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Property: El Paraiso Tulum
Address: Carretera Boca Paila Mz 3 Lote 2, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Paraiso Tulum 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Paradise is like exactly where you are right now…only much, much better" Laurie Anderson At El Paraiso Hotel we take great pride in the untouched nature of Tulum. We have therefore created a small hotel in harmony with nature without waiving the comfort of modern living.Our vast pristine white sandy beach and the calm crystal-clear waters invite to stress free beach days, water activities and romantic walks along the shore line. Cool off with a refreshing young coconut picked from one of our innumerable palm trees, take up diving or kite surfing, or just be, and let all your worries disappear while you relax in the shade of an umbrella.Explore the natural wonders and archeological sites of Tulum. One of the best preserved Mayan ruin is just around the corner from El Paraiso Hotel. The ruins set at the top of lime stone cliffs overlooking the waters offer visitors spectacular views.The Sian Kaan Biosphere, cenotes and caves hidden deep within the jungle, as well as national parks can all be found within short distance from our hotel. Add to this the second largest Reef in the world just off shore and the abundant marine life of the Caribbean, which has made Tulum and important and extraordinary location for all types of water sports.After a day at the beach or discovering the surrounding areas, El Paraiso Hotel is a place to relax, unwind and disconnect from the busy days of the normal life. Pamper yourself to a massage from our Spa services right on the beach with the waves of the ocean as the only sound, or revive the ancient Mayan tradition of worshipping the sunset joining us in our sunset yoga on the beach. ... more   less 
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