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Mexico City
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I have been in Rancho Encantado many times. The owner wants to have more rooms so it´s loosing the "encantado" Growing too much for my taste and too fast. I used to love their breakfast. Now it is only buffet when they are crowded. They are always crowded. I think they don`t deserve the ECO-hotel title anymore :(

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Gainesville, Florida
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We have visited Rancho encantado in March 2013. Unfortunately we were sick so we could not enjoy swimming in the lake, but the views were wonderful nevertheless. Due to our special circumstances we got a free upgrade to an AC room and this made our stay much more comfortable, especially since we had a sick child with us and our... More 

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MEXICO CITY
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We have never heard of the place before, but we were there for a wedding, and the hotel and place were far beyond our expectations, the staff of the hotel were very friendly and helpful, the rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. It's location in front of the lagoon is extraordinary. Food is excellent (service a little slow). Rancho... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Beautiful location right on the lagoon. We had a very charming and spacious cabin in the garden. Our cabin was very spacious and clean with a slightly rustic flair in a really good way. Also it had 2 ceiling fans and a/c to keep cool. The gardens/grounds are immaculately maintained and we loved the sound of all the birds in... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

Lovely, helpfull staff, good food, free kayaking, best location just at the shore of the lake. We love this style of hotel with the little bungalows giving us a feeling of more privacy. One cabana (#4)was a bit smelly (from wastewater?), but maybe it was only unfortunate, because the first night there was no breeze, the second night was better.... More 

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Vancouver bc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

2 hour drive south of Tulum - excellent road - there is a 60km long and 3-4 km wide deep blue fresh water lake, and on the shore is this lovely hotel. With solid, well appointed cabins, some in the garden and others right on the water. Good restaurant and a great spot to relax, with a pier and canoes... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

after some time in puerto moreles and Izamal we journeyed south to the enchanted ranch we were lucky to get a lakeside cabin and spent five relaxing days here . property and lake are both spectacular , the restaurant was good with many choices...breakfast was always our favorite. although the pastas were good to . our trip coincided with bacalar's... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Beautiful little spot right on the lagoon, some rooms right on the edge of the water. We had a great, relaxing time at this little slice of paradise. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the on-site restaurant was good. While we could hear some trucks on the highway at night, it was not enough to detract from our great... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We stayed in a lakeside cabin for 2 nights in December 2011 and it was fantastic! Just a few steps to the clear blue water of Lake Bacalar from our lovely cabin. The restaurant was great too and the staff very helpful and friendly. Would recommend lying on the hammocks on the jetty at night looking at the stars!

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Friends who live in Bacalar took us to Ranch Encantado for breakfast. The setting is tranquil and beautiful. The water in the lagoon is still, clear and inviting. The menu had many choices and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Maybe the setting makes everything taste better but it was so enjoyable to be eating a yummy breakfast in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just a little more than half an hour away from the capital city of Chetumal and its airport, and about the same distance to the border with the country of Belize, Rancho Encantado is situated on the shores of the pristine waters of Laguna Bacalar. This area, in the southernmost part of the Yucatan Peninsula, is just at the point of developing as a tourist destination for the eco-minded traveler who seeks escape from the larger, often over-developed areas of the northern part of the Peninsula. ... more   less 

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Address: Carretera Federal 307 Km. 24, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Bacalar
Price Range: $133 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rancho Encantado 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Rancho Encantado Hotel Bacalar
Rancho Encantado Laguna Bacalar
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“Pay the extra and book a lakeside casita.”
 of 5 bubbles MARJORIEA746, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“I would try to get a lagoon suite”
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“Lagoon Front in the new section was perfect!”
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“We were in a downstairs room close to all the amenities. There was no noise from above or outside so we slept very well.”
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