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The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The accommodations are exceptional. Staying in traditional Mayan huts heighten the Mexican experience. The rooms come with the option of sleeping in a hammock, as the Mayan people do, or enjoying the comfort of a bed. The gardens that adorn the property provide a tranquil environment for peaceful relaxation. Swaying in the hammock above the pool as the scents of... More 

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Thank Jeannine S
pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

How delightful to read your comments ! Thank you so much . Having you and your friend for 10 days was such a wonderful experience for me too! Sometimes I am so involved in the day to day running of this operations that I forget to see . So through your eyes you made it possible for me to see... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Stayed one night and ate all of our meals here. And liked everything about the place. We will try to arrange a longer stay on our next trip. The owner and staff were very helpful, the food was great, the gardens are nicely landscaped and the room we had was very large and comfortable.

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments they are really appreciated I really do hope you come for longer the next time that would be lovely thank you Valerie More 

Florida
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I've traveled a good bit in Mexico, and the Pickled Onion may just be my favorite place to stay (Mexico or otherwise). The individual cabanas, built in the style of Mayan "huts" but with modern comfort (including surprisingly reliable wifi), reveal the owner Valerie's good taste and appreciation for detail, further reflected throughout the beautiful gardens, the restaurant, the pool... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Dearest Pattie You were a wonderful guest I feel I have made a new true friend . So happy you appreciated all we have to offer including those cheeky iguanas ! It is so nice to see all the birds that sing in the morning and late afternoon.. I hope you took lots of inspiration home with you for your... More 

Simcoe
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

How predictable, another great review for The Pickled Onion! I can't think of anything missing or lacking in our 4 day stay at Valerie's place. Our continental breakfasts included anywhere from 12 to 15 different kinds of fruit, really good bread and banana bread, the coffee's great too. The menu items are equally good and fresh, lunch and dinner. The... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Barb Thank you so much for your positive review . It was great to have you and your family here with me You were all an absolute delight to have around .. Charming charming guests and for this I thank you Valerie More 

Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

The Hammock over the pool is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the ancient ruins of Labanh, Sayil, Kabah and Uxmal. Superb location in St. Elena is ultimate base camp. Valerie is the host-extreme because she cares about her place and your stay there. She always stops by to check on you at breakfast and dinner. She... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and so happy you enjoyed the Paradise that Has been created for the enjoyment of all that passes through .... It has been a labour of love over the past 8 1/2 years and I am beginning to see the fruits of the labour and the fruits on the trees....!!! It is... More 

Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2015

My boyfriend and i planned on staying just one night in santa elena on our way to Uxmal but when we arrived at the pickled onion in the evening and saw how lovely the room, the garden and the restaurant were we knew we would probably stay a second night. When we were served a delicious breakfast full of fresh... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful review thank you so much and happy you enjoyed your one nights stay so much that you stayed one extra night that you had not really planned on. Guests that arrive in the dark are absolutley stunned the following morning upon seeing the lovely fauna and the fabluous birds giving your wakeup call... Ahhh! Nature at its best Kindest... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We had the most amazing time at the Pickled Onion. It was recommended by friends and we couldn't be more thankful. Valerie, the owner, treated us like family and made us feel most welcome. The native plants and trees that she has planted throughout the property create a magnificent tropical garden that surrounded the replica Mayan Huts complete with thatched... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

How nice that you wrote about The Pickled Onion so nicely thank you There is so much to see in this area that a one night stay at times does not suffice... I do realize that holidays are always too short and that one has to cram in as much as possible But I do hope you get the chance... More 

Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We loved our two nights at Valerie's place. The gardens are beautiful and she really took time to connect with guests personally. We enjoyed the traditional Mayan styled accommodation. It was clean, quiet but for the beautiful birds, and comfortable. The food was great. We arrived by bus. If, like us, you are travelling without a car you may find... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely , lovely review as so the person that wrote it ... Thank you And thank you for enjoying the little sanctuary that has been created Cesar is a great person to travel around with and has a wealth of information about his town and surrounding areas. As you mentioned it is a little difficult to get around and see... More 

Lake District
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107 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A gem of a small hotel near to two of the best maya sites in the area, Uxmal and Kabah. The cabins are simple but clean, and most now have fridges. All are set in a small garden teeming with flowers and the odd iguana. Valerie, the host runs a tight little team, which serve food all day long in... More 

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

So kind of your to take the time to write this lovely review I know what you mean about the pool ...I orginally built it for me, never expecting or planning to build a Bed and Breakfast or ecpecting to accomodate on some days more than 22 people.. I may just have to expand and build another pool more to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We stayed 2 nights in Feb 15. We could not recommend it more highly. Set in lush gardens created by the energetic and personable owner Valerie - the cabins are simple but comfortable - the restaurant served some of the best food we had in 3 weeks touring the Yucatan. Valerie and her enthusiastic local staff could not do more... More 

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Thank MichaelE43
pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes you are quite correct in saying there has been a lot of energy into creating this place... So happy that you could see this and appreciate everything... moreso the food in our restaurant and our delicious breakfast. I am so lucky to have such great staff ... all local and from the village Thank you and take care Valerie More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique Eco-Boutique Bed and Breakfast located close to Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labnah. Quaint Maya style rooms, complete with private entrance, bathrooms, refrigerator ,coffe maker bottled water,toiletries, safety boxes, Wi Fi in all rooms ,clean, comfortable and secure, set in peaceful surroundings. Rooms are adorned with my own paintings. Beautiful gardens with labyrinth. Area for Yoga, Tai chi etc. Mini Spa.Swimming pool Excellent restaurant where you can taste some of the Yucatan cuisine. Located close to the village where you can experience Maya life as it really is.The bar awaits you for the best cocktails/margaritas in the area, as well as wine and beer.You have the luxury of Wi fi in all areas including your rooms .An artisan shop where you can buy items including locally made hammocks and snack shop if you want a small snack in-between meals. All the staff are local people from Santa Elena and all structures were build by local people too, including wood work, iron work etc I maybe a foreign owner but how good that work has been created for the local people who would otherwise not have an income. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant

Address: Carretera 261 Uxmal a Kabah | Uxmal, Santa Elena 98760, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Santa Elena
Price Range: $58 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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