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Bayfield, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I, who are in our mid - 70's, spent a week at this wonderfully Mayan flavoured place. The grounds, along with the pool are a delight.The palapas ( individual huts ) provide interestingly functional and comfortable accommodation. The restaurant provides an opportunity to sample Yucatan cuisine ( thank you Hilario ) and mingle with other guests.The members...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review... it was indeed a joy to have you here... True travellers at heart ... appreciative, inquisitive for knowledge of the área,experiencing our local mototaxi service .... social , outgoing,a true dream to have with us I hope you come back one day and enjoye more of our área of the Yucatán Thank...

Barrie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great about this restaurant........the ambiance, the service, and most of all, the food. We stopped here for lunch on the way home from a shopping day at Tecul. We did not stay over night.

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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 greatly appreciated Hope to see you again one day cheers Valerie

Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Valerie Pickles, a Brit by way of Canada, tells you how she came to establish the Pickled Onion in little Santa Elena, and you will bless her for doing so. The cabins are oval adobes with thatched roofs, wonderfully designed and furnished. The pool offers welcome relief from the Yucatan heat. Massages and reiki are available. Breakfast room (not a...

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

Thank you for your lovely review and it was a pleasure to have you with us... I hope you are now feeling better and that you were able to enjoy the rest of your holiday with your friends Take care Valerie

Astoria, Oregon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a spot you'll want to book at least a few days in advance, perhaps a week or more during the busier seasons. We were lucky and managed to get the last two rooms they had available the day we arrived in Santa Elena, although we could only stay one night. When I say "room", I mean your own...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments .. I too was disappointed that we could not house you for a second night... but it was our pleasure to serve you Thank you again and hope to see you another time take care and always travel well cheers Valerie

coronado, california
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food, it felt safe to eat here, but we opted to eat elsewhere the rest of our stay because of the service There are a few places to eat in Santa Elena, check them out!! I can't think of more to say about this place except there were a lot of tourists there and no locals!

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

Thank you for your comments It is difficult to please all the people all the time .... having increased the restaurant business more tan 30 % over the last year we are finding ourselves very busy but we accomodate ... We do however get insensitive tourists that want to treat the restaurant as a lounge área.... bringing games.... lingereing three...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Here is a place built with love, it is evedent in every detail from the bungalows to the gardens and the restaurant. Valarie and her staff do an excelent job of making you feel as if you are part of the family, and a family it is. I cannot imagine what it takes to make all this work so far...

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

Thank you so much for seeing beyond what many tourists don,t see....I really appreciate your comments and it was our pleasure to be of service to you Again thank you Valerie

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very nice hotel indeed, pretty rooms/bungalows, nicely decorated and spead in a lovely garden with a pool to relaxe after visiting the Uxmal ruins (not too touristy yet). Very nice English speaking staff who take care of a really good restaurant and breakfast, make your stay very enjoyable indeed.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us A pleasure to have you Again thank you Valerie

Simcoe
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My second stay at Valerie's Pickled Onion and she's maintained the balance of luxe comfort and jungle living perfectly. The avacado soup remains my favorite and the best cool down after a hot morning of touring the ruta puc. Something new to me this trip was the "sky lounge" (my name for it anyhow). Walk to the back of her...

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

Thank you for your kind review so happy you enjoyed your stay . Always a pleasure to have adventures people stay with me The stars are amazing ! More so when there is a full moon ! Again thank you and Janos there is always a place for you Valerie

Vero Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Originally booked one night but then decided to book another night later on. Hence we had to change our huts (which are your rooms). We first stayed in the hut with the king bed and a loft. Our second night we stayed in a smaller one and closer to the road. When booking I would definitely ask for one of...

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

Thank you for you lovely review it was our pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again some day I also appreciate your comment about our 5% international transaction fee for using credit cards.... most people are not aware that Mexican credit card holders pay a fee also.... this is common in Mexico .... Again thank you...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 21 January 2017

During our road trip through the Yucatan peninsula, we chose this B&B because of it's convenient location along the Puuc route that takes you from Uxmal to the Loltún caves passing the wonderful sites of Kabah and Labna. We had booked for one night but when we got there we wished we could have stayed longer. The food was great...

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are sorry we could not accommodate you for an extra night .... many people that book for one night regret they did not stay for two.... Again thank you Valerie

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: €36 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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