Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Sabryna Pfrom Arizona, USA


Posted Jun 19, 2012
Pros: The rooms, The Kitchen, The outdoor bathroom, the Mayan Village!
Cons: None everything is perfect!
Location: A Real Mayan village! Awesome! You can see the way mayan people live! Their customes, traditions, etc! The cenote nearby is amazing!
It was absolutly amazing! Awesome! We stayed in a real Mayan village of Mexico! The Ecohotel & Camping, Yucatan Mayan Retreat is fantastic! Really! Do not book any other expensives hotels around! Just book this one! Highly recommended! This is the best of the best! Nice Rooms, nice staff, nice location, the lowest fees to stay! There is even a great Cenote (sinkhole) to swim a few meters away! And Chichen Itza very near! You can't miss it! We will defenitly come back soon to this property! We highly reccommend it! Loved it!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice low budget place, great for students!

Posted Jun 15, 2012
I stayed at this retreat with my boyfriend.It is located right by a bus line that goes from Merida to Cancun. It was awesome and very cheap to travel between the two cities. Also you can get to many of the ruins by bus. The suite we had was also very nice and the grounds were beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone looking for visit this part of Mexico, on a budget. I will go back someday! The only downside was the staff only spoke Spanish, but this was neither his nor my fault. He understood a little English and likewise I understood a little Spanish. Still worth every penny!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A wonderful little oasis in Yokdzonot

Posted Apr 7, 2012 on Hotels.com
The Yucatan Mayan Retreat was easy to find down a little dirt tract. On arrival, we were greeted by Jorge the owner, who appeared fluent in several languages including English. Although we already had our own itinerary worked out he was on hand to provide advice and information if you needed. There were a few teething problems as we were 24 hrs late due to a detour to Canada. These were soon sorted out and even sooner forgotten about. Jorge showed us round and provided me with a much needed beer after our long journey and offered his services in taking me to buy some before the shop closed. After a busy day out site seeing it was a pleasure to return to this little oasis to unwind and relax. The trees provided shade and there was always something beautiful to see from a bird to a butterfly or a tree frog. It was lovely to relax in an open space away from noise, and even lovelier that you didn’t have to sleep in a tent to be able to do it. It was also lovely to get up at sunrise, sit outside your room and be serenaded by the songs of exotic birds. If I ever go back to this part of the Yucatan I will definitely stay there again – but maybe this time I will be lucky enough to rent the suite with the bath and not the one with the shower (although I spent so much time chatting with new friends that I am not sure I would have had chance to use it even if I did have it). We loved everything about the place, from its setting to the wonderful people we met while we were there. If you like to have nature around you it is definitely worth the short taxi/bus ride to Chichen Itza to stay here rather than one of the larger, more expensive hotels. So thank you Jorge for having the vision to build this. Our room was clean, large and comfortable with an enormous bathroom. It had more mod cons than I am sure you would need. The living area had a bed, sofa, table and chairs, coffee maker, tv complete with several channels in English and Spanish, dvd player, safe and fridge (although Jorge advised us that the large fridge freezer in the communal kitchen worked much better). There was plenty of cupboard space in the living area and bathroom but there was not anywhere to hang anything. There was mosquito netting on the windows. Although, if mosquitoes are a concern and it is mosquito season (it was not when we were there) you may want to take your own net as I am not if they may still get in through the gaps around and under the doors (or roll up a sarong to put under the door as we did). The room was cleaned every day and fresh towels provided. Outside our room we had a little table and chairs and a hammock. The communal kitchen was pretty much complete with everything from microwave, cooker, coffee maker to cutlery, pans and plates – even a ceiling fan. The only thing it did not have was a kettle but water was easily boiled in a pan on the stove. Even though guests cleaned up after themselves Jorge kept everything spotlessly clean by cleaning it every morning. There was always a large container of bottled water for guests use. At present, there are 2 mayan suites, one mayan house and several spaces for tents so there is accommodation to suite every budget. The way it was set up you could both keep your privacy and stay with the party you were vacationing with (as we saw several parties do). Or, as we did, you could sit in the communal kitchen and foster a community spirit and sit and chat with those others that were passing through the Yucatan. This enabled us to leave with email addresses of new found friends. If you did not have your own transport you could either hire taxis, or Jorge hired himself out as a taxi or just a 5 minute walk was the bus stop which had regular busses passing through. Just a 15 minute walk was a beautiful cenote that was open until 5pm, where you could swim, or just sit and have an amazing lunch for just a few pounds. Piste was only a short bus ride away and there were plenty of places to eat there. Even though we had our own bathroom I went to see the outdoor shower and it was lovely, worked into a tree. Other than the gaps under and around the doors, the only down side I could see about this retreat was that if it was busy with many couples staying, maybe one shower and toilet may not be enough, especially as they were contained in the same room.
4 out of 5
for Other
by jaguar

yucatan mayan retreat eco hotel.

Posted Mar 24, 2012
Pros: the outdoor bathroom
Cons: there´s only 1 bathroom.
Location: yokdzonot is about 20 km outside piste pueblo.
this is life in a mayan area village. communal good vibes with people from around the world. a bus will take you to chicchen itza for 10 pesos, or vallodolid for 35 pesos. the restaurant next to the very close cenote serves lovely mayan cuisine & are staffed by very sweet people!
4 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom La Grande Motte

Yucatan Mayan retreat

Posted Nov 22, 2011 on Hotels.com
En arrivant, la personne qui nous a accueilli a essayé de nous embobiner (avec le sourire !) en nous installant dans une petite cabane sans sanitaire alors que nous avions payé pour le bungalow tout équipé. Il nous a expliqué que douche et WC se situaient à l'extérieur. En lui montrant le mail de réservation avec le montant réglé, il a cédé et nous a finalement conduit dans la chambre que nous avions demandée (Mayan Deluxe). Pas d'autre problème particulier, à part le défilé de fourmis dans la salle de bain ;-) Emplacement agréable. Le site est un peu en retrait dans un village de campagne (réveil au chant du coq !) et à 20min de Chichen Itza. Possibilité de camper ou de dormir dans un hamac et d'utiliser une petite cuisine extérieure.