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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after a busy day traveling between Chichan Itzah Lol Be, Valladollid and Piste I found myself in Tulum. tired and stressed I walked in to be greeted by the new proprietor, Joe and his wife and kids, I was made to feel at home very quickly. very reasonable prices , lovely cabanas , excellent wifi, and great children running around...

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Audrey H, Manager at Rancho Tranquilo, responded to this review

Hello Mitch, Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly enjoyed having you stay with us. Also, thank you for the pumpkin seeds! I haven't had a chance to plant them yet, but I have a beautiful spot on the roof ready for them to thrive (I hope!). We hope to see you again soon. The next time...

Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for 5 star accommodation this is not the place. It's very cheap and in my opinion perfect for backpackers on a budget. The cabanas are small and basic, but private. The shared bathrooms are relatively clean and there's hot water in the shower - I really couldn't ask for more for 26$ a night. Breakfast is pancakes,...

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Audrey H, Manager at Rancho Tranquilo, responded to this review

Hi Dina, Thank you so much for your positive review! Rancho Tranquilo is now under new management, and we are very eager to talk with everyone who has stayed with us over the last year. We look forward to improving the accommodations based on your input. Again, thank you so much, and we hope to seeing you again in the...

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

If You are Young And You want To Save money go There. A Place full of Young People. The room are so And so: Small, mosquitos.. But It is one of The cheapest Place in tulum. Just 10 minutes Walk from city centre

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This place is terrible. Spend a little bit more and stay at a decent place, or just go for a hostel near the tourist area. First, our rental car company didn't have any cars available and we had to spend some time/extra money to figure something else out. We were arrived about 2 hours past when we had planned (though...

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Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stayed in one of the very nice casitas. The place is like jungle, so mexican and very friendly owner. It looks and feels much better than on the photos. The only thing I would like to have in my casita, is a little wardrobe for clothes as we stayed for 8 nights.

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Reviewed 3 June 2015

So there is some bias, as I have returned to this property more than 12 times over 8 years. They have something for every budget, cabanas, dormitory and miniature casita houses that can sleep up to 5 people (two kings and a single bed). Every year this location makes improvements to the property. Free breakfast every morning makes waking up...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We stayed here a couple of nights. Robert was very helpful, and accommodating with leaving our baggage after checkout while we toured the ruins. The beds in the separate cabanas were comfortable, but wifi only worked for us when we were closer to the shared kitchen area. Showers were hot. Our cabana also had a tiny fridge, and a small...

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1Thank PennyDe
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The hostel grounds are beautiful... it is full of gardens and exotic plants, there are lounging areas, the kitchen and common areas are nice, includes a pancake breakfast with coffee, and the staff is very friendly. The facilities are super basic and all of the bathrooms are shared. It's not super clean, but fine for the low cost. It is...

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Very clean, perfect location, great prices for high end and low end stays. Showers, fans, everything you need even a place for Internet The staff are friendly and can give you tips for places to check out during your stay. I had an awesome time there and would go back again for sure!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This incredibly charming property is such an authentic Mexican experience! It is THE best place to stay in Tulum Mexico, in our opinion. Here's why: 2 blocks to town, 5 minute drive to beaches and the Mayan ruins. The accommodations are lovely, clean, and tastefully appointed, but also so incredibly affordable, leaving you the cash to spend on fine dining,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rancho Tranquilo is a small family run Hotel/Hostel located in Tulum, Mexico about 6K from the beach. We offer a garden setting with a wide range of accomadations. We offer a dormitory with six single beds, 5 small cabanas with one queen size bed, 4 large cabanas with 2 queen size beds, 3 casitas with A\C for up to six people, and 2 regular room with A\C. All beds include breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Tranquilo

Address: Av. Tulum, 86 | Between Saturno and Luna Norte, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: $8 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Rancho Tranquilo Tulum
Rancho Tranquilo Hotel Tulum
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“if you have a group- the casitas houses are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles 964danw, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“A cabana, very romantic!”
 of 5 bubbles bencarla, 29 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Personaly i would choose the private rooms because the have there own bathrooms and air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles RoccoF_12, 10 Feb 2012 | Read review
“small cabins are great large cabins have a private porch with a table and chairs and hammock private rooms are incredible with AC and private bath Doorms are available and the beds are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Robc455, 8 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Stay away from the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Monolov, 10 Jan 2012 | Read review
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