I think the reviewers who 'loved' this hotel stayed in a different room from ours. I also booked through Booking, com and got a dark, damp 'garden' room. We asked immediately for a different room/upgrade but were told there was nothing else available yet the 'vacancy' sign was displayed all the time we were there. Also the information given on Booking.com is incorrect. There is no 24 hour reception, the place is locked up and dark at 10pm. There is certainly no restaurant and bar and we did not find the staff helpful. The chambermaids were somewhat erratic as well (no clean towels one day, no water the next etc. etc.)
The rooms are 'rustic' style and the 'en suite' bathroom is more of an in-room bathroom. There is no dividing door or even a complete wall so unless you are very uninhibited, your travelling companion has to leaved the room entirely while you attend to personal hygiene and natural functions.
However, the biggest issue is the solar power. (booking.com doesn't tell you this either) The hotel had warned us that there were no power sockets in the rooms, not even a shaver socket. This means that you cannot use electric mosquito deterrents either and you definitely need something. There are many biting insects especially in the 'garden' rooms. You need to bring the mosquito coils that burn. These really helped. Neither can you use your travelling kettle. I didn't think this would be a problem as the hotel stated there was hot water/coffee available but outside of breakfast time you could not get a drink. Fortunately when you are on the beach the lovely helpful people next door can provide you with food and drink.
The solar power provided constant hot water and powered the fan all night, good, but for some bizarre reason the lighting in the room was very dim. Very low watt bulbs and nothing by the bed. You could not read at all or write postcards.
The biggest irony about all this 'eco awareness' was that there was very good lighting in the on-site shop (which the staff were more involved in than with the guests) the staff had phones and laptops plugged in and the staff (or owners perhaps) had 2 huge 3.2 litre Volvo SUVs parked outside. 'Green'? I think not!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La posada del Sol is an entrancing, tropical Eco Hotel Boutique located in Tulum, Mexico. Our distinctive Boutique Hotel was built with the purpose to create a life time experiences and our climate consciousness processes minimizing the impact on the environment. Solar and wind power provide our guests with 24 hour electricity and our natural water supply comes straight from a local cenote, making us one-of-a-kind eco-friendly Hotel. Every detail here makes us different. We are proud of not being luxurious, but exclusive. Our 10 guest rooms have a unique and vibrant design, called by some as "Mexican charming style", that we believe reflects our culture and the natural ways of life. You'll be entranced by our 6 ocean front rooms, having direct access to the beach, or if the jungle feeling is your thing, one of our other 4 garden rooms will suit you perfectly. As we only have 10 rooms we can ensure you a personalized and high quality service. Here, you will forget the fuss of the unnecessary city demands and simply relax. We are the perfect vacation getaway! Unplug yourself from the routine, come and reconnect with mother nature, you don't really need much more. -Forget, meditate & disconnect. - During your stay be sure not to miss our unique boutique where you will find handmade crafts from different parts of Mexico. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Del Sol Tulum
- Posada Del Sol Hotel Tulum