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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I am SO happy that I chose to stay at Ixchel Playa & Cabanas for our trip to Tuluum! I wanted something that made you feel like you were getting away from it all, and not like we were in the middle of some trendy yoga destination which it seemed like most of Tuluum was becoming. And wow! Ixchel delivered!... More 

1 Thank Danielle M
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We spent 4 great nights at Cabanas Ixchel. We had originally reserved Gaviota, but after reading all the reviews about noisy neighbors, we changed to Flamingo. Although we never heard any noise, I did like the Flamingo room better. Being upstairs from Pelicano, it was more private, and allowed for a bit more breeze. We will definitely stay there again,... More 

1 Thank LurkerSEA
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Cabanas Ixchel reminds of the Tulum I fell in love with years ago. We stayed in a beachfront cabana which was spacious and clean. Jorge is lovely and we had a nice chat with him. Tulum is very chic now, yet at Ixchel you really feel like you're getting away. It's just gorgeous, simple and peaceful.

Thank izzyfudge
Brewster, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

For the third time we have just had the best vacation possible at Ixchel Cabanas and can't wait to return next yesr. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing, do nothing sort of vacation then this is where you want to be. Everything is unassuming and comfortable and the owners are always available for whatever you need. This is not... More 

1 Thank janetlnorton
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

My experience at Ixchel cabanas was good! The spot is perfect, perfect beach and the staff was very pleasent and quiet. The only thing that bothered me at some point was that later in the evening, we would not have hot water. Oh and they would not change towels daily which I think it was not nice it all. But... More 

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46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Our family of four stayed here over the Christmas and New Year holidays 2013-2014. Ixchel offered exactly what we were looking for. The most important thing to us was location and physical set up of the hotel. We wanted to avoid the huge all inclusives so prevalent from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, and we did. Ixchel is a small,... More 

4 Thank Okavanga
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Our experience at Ixchel Cabanas was incredible, and we had one of the best vacations ever thanks to our visit with them. They are located at the furthest point on a long road of other small hotels - they are just a very short walk to the entrance of Sian Kaan. The location was amazing, as it was secluded, quiet,... More 

1 Thank LisaOHKY
Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Great place for a quiet and relaxing holiday. We stayed here in May at the end of our 2 week trip to Mexico. Except us only one couple was there. White beach was almost deserted. Very beautiful! We lived in the Cabaña Albatros which is located in the dunes in two steps from the sea . The room was very... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We spent 7 nights at Ixchel Cabanas in the Albatros cabana, on the beach in early August. It was a total of 2 adults and 2 children (ages 14 and 11). We requested an additional bed and they accommodated us by bringing in an additional full size bed. The king size that is already in the room is really hard.... More 

1 Thank tripag04
New York
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I had been in Tulum many times during the 90's when I used to live in Mexico City, but back then Tulum was quite a different story... I went back to Tulum in 2009 with my partner, I was a bit shocked to see how it had developped from 10-12 years earlier, but eventually we fell in love with Hotel... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cabañas Ixchel emerges silently in the surroundings of The Sian Ka’an National Biosphere Reserve located in Tulum. An all-natural and truly untouched paradise with long stretches of breathtaking, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters Away from it all, embraced, protected and kept secluded by the lush tropical vegetation of the Mexican Caribbean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ixchel Playa & Cabanas

Address: Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen Km. 10, Lote 20 | Lote 20, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: ₹ 5,484 - ₹ 11,653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Gaviota or the other beachfront cabana gets a spectacular sea-breeze, which helps keep bugs and heat away. They are also just gorgeous inside!”
  • The view from Gaviota
  • The lovely hotel dalmation that greets you each day!
  • The front porch on Gaviota
 of 5 bubbles 237daniellem, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“IF you want an ocean view, ask for one of the two cabins that face the beach.”
  • Mosquito netting over bed
  • Two story block of rooms
 of 5 bubbles Okavanga, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The two main cabanas are Albatros and Gaviota and they are both right on the front closest to the beach. The other rooms although are a little behind these two cabanas are only a few feet away from the beach as well.”
 of 5 bubbles tripag04, 16 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Gaviota best view but closest to restaurant next door. Cabaña Albatros would be the safest bet”
 of 5 bubbles EkiAndi, 22 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Colibri was great!”
 of 5 bubbles beadlejuice, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
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