Olas Tulum

Boca Paila Road, Tulum, Mexico

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18.5
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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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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 Olas Tulum — 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 (literally: there's no air conditioning), 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 prepare a reasonably priced lunch or direct you to the best of the local restaurants for dinner.

Tulum, thankfully, is a long way from becoming a major resort town — and right right next door to Sian Ka’an nature reserve, a wonderland of well-preserved wildlife as well as dozens of distinct archaeological sites. 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. Over a daily communal breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to exchange tips, directions, and favorites with dedicated "hosts" and your fellow guests. How else would you learn about the margarita joints that don't advertise?

Please note: Olas Tulum 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 three-night minimum stay requirement at Olas Tulum.

How to get there: Olas Tulum 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

  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

• Olas Tulum requires a three-night minimum stay. Children ages 5 and over are welcome. • The Ocean View Deluxe Suite and Ocean View Deluxe Suite can accommodate additional guests for a $100 per night fee per guest. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for more information. • 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. Olas Tulum does not issue a credit or refund for any modification of your reservation. For final payment, Olas Tulum only accepts cash (either US Dollars or Mexican Pesos). • Free bike rentals on site and free yoga mats are available (private classes can be arranged). • For the guest’s convenience, the hotel automatically adds the recommended gratuities at the time of booking. This percentage of your stay goes entirely and directly to the wonderful staff for their hard work in caring for you during your stay. If you are not completely satisfied with the service you receive please let the hotel know immediately so that they may address your concern in a timely and appropriate fashion. But if you are especially pleased with the service provided by the amazing staff you can also add an extra amount after your arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Ocean Front Master Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 1300 ft²/120 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • Biodegradable Bath products bath amenities
    • chaise lounge
    • Dining area for 6, sunken living room, open concept
    • full kitchen
    • hammock
    • iPod docking station
    • patio
    • separate living room
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
  • Ocean Front Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 275 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • Biodegradable bath products bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • sofa
    • tiled floor
  • Ocean View Balcony Suite A

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • concrete floor
    • Danish Modern Furniture, Private Balcony, Spacious Bathroom
    • iPod docking station
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
  • Ocean View Balcony Suite B

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • concrete floor
    • Danish Modern Furniture, Private Balcony, Spacious Bathroom
    • iPod docking station
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
  • Ocean Front Balcony Suite A

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 450 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • Biodegradable Bath products bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • kitchenette
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
  • Ocean Front Balcony Suite B

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 450 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • Biodegradable Bath products bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • kitchenette
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
  • Ocean Front Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 475 ft²/44 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • Biodegradable bath products bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • kitchenette
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • tiled floor
  • Ocean View Deluxe Balcony Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • Biodegradable bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • safe
    • terrace
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

• Olas Tulum requires a three-night minimum stay. Children ages 5 and over are welcome. • The Ocean View Deluxe Suite and Ocean View Deluxe Suite can accommodate additional guests for a $100 per night fee per guest. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for more information. • 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. Olas Tulum does not issue a credit or refund for any modification of your reservation. For final payment, Olas Tulum only accepts cash (either US Dollars or Mexican Pesos). • Free bike rentals on site and free yoga mats are available (private classes can be arranged). • For the guest’s convenience, the hotel automatically adds the recommended gratuities at the time of booking. This percentage of your stay goes entirely and directly to the wonderful staff for their hard work in caring for you during your stay. If you are not completely satisfied with the service you receive please let the hotel know immediately so that they may address your concern in a timely and appropriate fashion. But if you are especially pleased with the service provided by the amazing staff you can also add an extra amount after your arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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