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When visiting visiting Tulum, Mexico, you have a decision to make regarding accommodation. You can stay on the beach, or you can stay in the actual town of Tulum itself. With only one night in Tulum, I opted to stay in the old town, since I figured I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to relax on the beach anyway. Between the lack of amenities such as air conditioning at many beachside properties and the seaweed issue I heard about from some of the locals, I think I made the right decision.
I stayed at the Villas Geminis Boutique Condos, a lovely little condo complex in the center of Tulum. I had no problems finding the hotel, and even snagged a parking spot right in front of the door.
I checked in and was led to my room. I was staying in a room situated on the 2nd floor, with a small balcony overlooking the pool & lush courtyard.
Each of the rooms at Villas Geminis Boutique Condos is themed with a different artist. My room was the Botero suite. There was a book of his art, as well as a couple of prints. There was also this quote on the wall.
The room was spacious. It had both a ceiling fan and air conditioning, plus a refrigerator, coffee maker, and a large container of bottled water that was safe to drink.
The bathroom and shower space was also nice.
After showering and enjoying the air conditioning for a bit, I walked downtown for dinner. There are plenty of dining options in the area. It’s touristy, but not overly so, since it’s still a small town compared to the major resort areas further north toward Cancun. I wandered around the town for a bit, then went back to the hotel for a quiet night, since I still had a lot of travel ahead of me. You can read about my day in Tulum here.
I slept well. The bed was comfortable enough, and the sound of the A.C. created enough noise to minimize the barking of neighborhood dogs.
In the morning, I woke up just in time for breakfast to start. There was a nice spread of fruit, juice, bread, cereal, and more.
After breakfast, I checked out and headed for the Tulum ruins.
While I didn’t spend a lot of time at Villas Geminis Boutique Condos in Tulum, I can say that it would be a nice place to spend a few days while you’re visiting the area. The staff members were friendly, and the location was convenient. The price was also great compared to some of the beachside resorts, which actually have lower ratings. I’ll definitely consider Villas Geminis for any future visits to Tulum.
Last updated on December 25, 2019
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