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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the place. The hotel is located in the middle of the jungle but it's safe. We didn't see a single insect in the room. We stayed in a room that looks exactly like the Mayan houses with palm leaves top. It's so beautiful and confortable. The food is great. The owner is sympathetic. It's has the perfect location... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments . We really appreciate your time . The pool is closed at 10 in the evening and this is when we turn off the lights . Previously we stayed open longer but a lot of guests where disturbed by the noise of other guests around the pool . The voices outside really echo and... More 

Berlin
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have never dreamed to find such a great place to stay in such a remote area. Located in beautiful garden, the canadian Landlady has put up nicely decorated maya style huts. They are spacious, clean and well taken care off. There is a small pool and a little restaurant, where they serve mexican style food and breathtaking magheritas.... More 

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

How lovely to read such a wonderful review thank you so much It was our pleasure to serve you and a pleasure to have you here.... Great guests thank you Valerie More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay if you are planning to visit the archeological sites Uxmal and Kabah or just want to get some rest. The whole area is beautiful, like a huge garden in the jungle with several bungalows and a nice pool. The owner Valerie is very attentive and interested that her guests have a good time. The food in... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us We hope you return one day it would be our pleasure to serve you again Take care and always travel well cheers Valerie More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

we stoped here on the way from Uxmal to Campeche, We were surprised to find a very friendly place with excellent food (best guacamole we had during our trip) and freshly made Chaia. WiFi is working very well. We would have liked to spend a night in their beautiful cabanas but we had still to many km to run. A... More 

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

Thank you for your comments they are greatly appreciated . We are happy you enjoyed your stop off for a bite to eat .... Hope to see you stay with us sometime if you ever come back to the Yucatan it would be our pleasure Take care Valerie More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the Pickled Onion after an exhausting day and what a good surprise: the food is amazing and typical, the breakfast is gorgeous the setting is romantic - the plus is the host who knows how to make her guest so comfortable. Very good energy there. We highly recommend !

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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 So happy you enjoyed your stay with us and make the time to write your comments... This place has been a labour of love and again happy you felt that whilst here Again thank you Valerie More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We spend two nights here to visit sites on Ruta Puuc and found a very relaxed Base to explore the region. The cabins are very comfortable and clean, the park is spacious and done with great care, the breakfast is tasty and very complete and people are friendly. The landlady has quite an interesting life story and she turned out... More 

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

OH what a lovely review thank you so much ... it was like music to my ears Reading it. In the first place I was only going to build a restaurant as other hotels in the área do not serve food ... but as time went along and through events that happened the hotel started taking shape... I am so... More 

Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

I went there as last option on a trip and I found a real great bungalows self-made with local architecture, keeping your privacy and offers you the silence luxury as well as a pool, hammocks, international and local meals and drinks. You can walk to the ruins and Valerie, the Owner (Canadian women) can guide you on which ones fits... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your kind comments So happy you enjoyed your stay with us Hope to see you again sometime you would be very welcomed Valerie More 

Veneta, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great little restaurant near Santa Elena, just down the road from Uxmal. Our family had dinner here and everyone loved their meals. Interesting takes on local cuisine, nice atmosphere, stellar service. The arracherra steak was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Prices are reasonable and the food is fantastic.

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

How lovely to read your comments . We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening meal with us Thank you for your patronage we really appreciate it Thank you Valerie More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

My wife and I work as anthropologists ~ 1-2 months every year south of Santa Elena in a small Maya community and our preferred place to decompress and relax is always the Pickled Onion. We have tried all the other local options, and hands down there are no better accommodations than this B&B. The Pickled Onion is beautiful, tranquil, affordable,... More 

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

Wow what can I say to these wonderful comments... it will be a Little dificult to live up to the comments but we shall do our very best It is always so nice to see you both and for the selfless contribution you make to the snall village close by Again thank you hasta la vista Valerie More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stayed six nights in this beautiful and exotic B&B. We slept in a lovely cabana with an en-suite bathroom. The pretty gardens are very well tended with many plants, cactuses and flowers. We enjoyed swimming and relaxing in the outdoor pool after busy days of visiting Mayan ruins. The breakfasts were very generous and served in a glorious outdoor... More 

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

What a wonderful review thank you so much .. we enjoyed you staying with us and felt sad when you left . I love guests that are interested in all aspects of the Maya in this area and you two certainly showed a keen interest Thank you so much and I wish for you always the best of travels Valerie More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €38 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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