Casa de las Olas

Boca Paila Road, Tulum, Mexico

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  • Welcome care package from Lolita Lolita Tulum in room on arrival

  • One complimentary lunch for two provided by Chef Lulu

  • Complimentary bottle of wine in room on arrival

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  • Public Spaces18
  • 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 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 (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: 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 three-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

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

Need to Know

• Casa de las Olas requires a five-night minimum stay and cannot accommodate children under the age of five. • 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). • Free bike rentals on site and free yoga mats are available (private classes can be arranged).

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Ocean Front Master Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 1300 ft²/120 m².
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    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 King 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

    • 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 Front Balcony Suite

    • 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 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
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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

• Casa de las Olas requires a five-night minimum stay and cannot accommodate children under the age of five. • 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). • Free bike rentals on site and free yoga mats are available (private classes can be arranged).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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