Casa de las Olas

Boca Paila Road, Tulum, Mexico

Action Bar

18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
12
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

My husband and I stayed here for a week and loved the small, secluded atmosphere. Casa de las Olas is more of a B&B with five guest rooms than a hotel or resort. Its location on a secluded beach is very special - we had a very quiet, relaxing 7 days.

The staff is very helpful in a personal but not intrusive way - Lulu the chef cooks delicious breakfasts in the morning and being able to sit and chat with the few other guests about travel tips and plans in the morning was great.

If you like the boisterous, lively atmosphere of a resort, Casa de las Olas is not for you - but if you need some quiet time away to refresh and recharge, it is the perfect place.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Veronica

Stayed March 2015

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Hotel Description

There was a time when Playa del Carmen itself was a nice quiet break from the bustle of Cancún. Now it’s a full-fledged resort town, and for a bit of the old, undeveloped Riviera Maya you’ll drive a little farther down the coast, to the barely-there Casa de las Olas — just five rooms on a stretch of beach, out past the ancient Mayan walled city of Tulum.

The rooms, contemporary and pared-down in style, are not so much about luxury or pampering as the simple pleasures of sunlight and ocean breezes, with a strong emphasis on back-to-basics sustainability. The idea is to fully unplug, to sit on a porch or lie in a hammock and contemplate the Caribbean. Between an off-the-grid location outside of town and the option of self-catering, it’s all quite a change from the usual Riviera Maya experience, as close to a vacation home as it is to an all-inclusive resort — though if doing your own cooking doesn’t sound like your idea of relaxation, the staff is happy to direct you to the best of the local restaurants.

Tulum, thankfully, is a long way from becoming a major resort town, and a few miles in the other direction is the Sian Ka’an nature reserve, a wonderland of well-preserved wildlife as well as dozens of distinct archaeological sites. Closer by there’s ample opportunity for snorkeling or biking, and the surrounding countryside is packed with cenotes, deep-water swimming holes, a delightfully low-key local attraction.

Please note: Casa de las Olas is not a luxury hotel, but a small eco-friendly retreat with a style best suited to those looking for a travel experience that’s more independent than pampering. There is a 3-night minimum stay requirement at Casa de las Olas.

How to get there: Casa de las Olas is located 105 miles, about a 2-hour drive, from the Cancun International Airport. Transfers can be organized for up to 2 guests at a cost of $140 each way. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

A 3 night minimum stay is required at Casa de las Olas. A non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the cost of your reservation is due to the hotel at the time of booking. A valid credit card is required to confirm this reservation. Casa de las Olas does not issue a credit or refund for any modification of your reservation. For final payment, Casa de las Olas only accepts cash (either US Dollars or Mexican Pesos).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

A 3 night minimum stay is required at Casa de las Olas. A non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the cost of your reservation is due to the hotel at the time of booking. A valid credit card is required to confirm this reservation. Casa de las Olas does not issue a credit or refund for any modification of your reservation. For final payment, Casa de las Olas only accepts cash (either US Dollars or Mexican Pesos).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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