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at Cabanas Uh Najil Ek Balam

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... closed. Nature around the hotel is wild and beautiful. The room is ample and beds are fairly comfortable. The mosquito nets...
... the "museum" serves to hang the blankets and there is a room (supposedly for the guests) where there are place for a...
... foreign tourist but when this place gets completed ( steam room, and outdoor theater were under construction and the pool...
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Leonodonoju wrote a review Aug 2015
Mexico City, Mexico19 contributions1 helpful vote
Got there at 12:00pm and the local people at the Cabañas welcomed us warmly even though they were resting already. Another hotel we visited was already closed. Nature around the hotel is wild and beautiful. The room is ample and beds are fairly comfortable. The mosquito nets on top of the bed are super helpful and give you a good night sleep. Amenities are scarce. Ek-Balam is 5 minutes away. The local "ejido" (communal land) is responsible for this hotel. Prices are definitely worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Traveled with family
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Juan D wrote a review Jan 2014
Cologne, Germany28 contributions24 helpful votes
we were last week for two nights at Cabañas Uh Najil Ek Balam. Even though rustic, the rooms are nice and very clean and the area is really nice. The archeological site is worth a visit and the cenote is superb. However it seems that this was a nice project which is down at heel. The swimming pool is empty, there is an open theater which is totally dilapidated, the "museum" serves to hang the blankets and there is a room (supposedly for the guests) where there are place for a large TV screen which now it is at the office and serves for the entertainment of the people in charge and no the guests. It seems that it is on 24 hours a day. it is not my interest to watch TV while on vacations but it shows the "interest" they have for the guests. Our rooms was not cleaned or our beds done the time we were there. We had booked two rooms with breakfast and dinner. The first dinner was really bad (overcooked pasta and a vegetables soup). The last day we asked for the breakfast at 7 because we had to catch a plane at Merida and nobody showed at the kitchen. When we were going out the person in charged told us that we had booked breakfast at 7 and it seems that he had no idea that there were no person to serve the breakfast.
I do recommend to visit the area but I suggest to look for another option to stay. It seems there are two other hotels around, project genesis and a placed managed by Italians.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Traveled with friends
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sanjac wrote a review May 2005
merida, yucatan mexico10 contributions28 helpful votes
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The ruins at Ek Balam near this eco hotel have yet to be over run by foreign tourist but when this place gets completed ( steam room, and outdoor theater were under construction and the pool was useable but not finished) along with the continuing discoveries and restoration work at the ruins it will be on everyone’s list of a must visit place. So if you enjoy being off the beaten path and don’t mind roughing it a little this is the place to go. But go soon, these people are working very hard to put together a first class place. It will be completed and discovered and then it will be just like every other major set of ruins in the area., overpriced as well as overcrowded.
The cabins are clean and comfortable (no A/C but a ceiling fan in a thatched roofed cabin is adequate) , and well situated to the ruins. The staff, while new and inexperienced, are very polite, helpful and willing to go out of the way to make your stay comfortable. The Yucatec hospitality is wonderful in most places but here it is exceptional. The prices are very reasonable, $150 pesos per cabin. They have the standard selection of beds and will provide hammocks as well. While each cabin has its own bathroom some of them are a few steps out the back door while a few have the bathroom inside the cabin.. The costs of the meals was only $30 pesos each and while there wasn’t much of selection, the food was excellent and nothing beats handmade tortillas. Be prepared to eat local cuisine, longanisa (local sausage) and eggs is a must as are the pancakes with local honey in the morning. The grounds are well kept and sitting out under the stars in the evening is nice since there is little light pollution to obstruct your view.
We were there in April to visit the ruins, which are magnificent for their surviving stucco works and the cenotes ( part of the underground river system ). The ruins used to be accessible from the hotel grounds, but that had been closed to protect the ruins from theft so unless you are traveling by car a cab will have to be called from the town nearby. (2 Km) The most difficult part of the journey is from Valladolid to the town of Ek Balam unless you can pass for a local be prepared to pay about $150 pesos for the half hour taxi ride out to the hotel. There are the local mini buses that make the trip for less, but with 3 children under 10 we opted for the cab ride.
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