ZAMAS Hotel ★★★

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$295
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 10, 2016 Check-out: Feb 11, 2016
4.6 /5
Overall score
100%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.7
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Overview

ZAMAS is a small beach cabana hotel with thatch roofs stucco walls in beach-worn hues and vibrant tile dcor. The rustic-chic ambience exudes hammock culture. Muy fuerte margaritas fresh-off-the-boat fish of the day and wood-fired pizzas add to the surreal when served at the open air beachfront restaurant Que Fresco ZAMAS has an eclectic and international clientele of fashion professionals artists and actors families dot-comers and everyone in between. It is a chill hang out spot mixing colorful urban roots with laid back local culture. Situated on a strip of the Riviera Maya in Tulum Mexico ZAMAS spans three acres along the Caribbean coast. Five kilometers to the north are the Tulum Ruins and to the south are forty-five kilometers of beach most of which is within the Sian Kaan Reserve. The hotel sits on a cove with a rock bluff giving the beach one of the rare westward views of sunset over the jungle. Like a swimming pool when the water is calm the cove is surrounded by rock and vegetation which make for good snorkeling. Fifty meters off-shore is a shipwreck where the fish tend to gather. On-shore weathered-wood beach chairs under large palm shades lead to long lazy days. For the active traveler Tulum is an outdoor playground. With one of the worlds largest underground water systems there is excellent cave diving for the experienced and fun cavern excursions for the novice. All diving fishing and snorkeling tours are offered by the on-site Dive Shop at ZAMAS. The Sian Kaan Reserve has premier fly fishing as well as abundant bird watching. Archeological explorations are plentiful with four major Mayan Ruin sites and many outcroppings in the area. Kite surfing is now the Tulum Extreme Sport and paddle-boarding is available for the tame-at-heart. For more refined sports World Class Golf has arrived. Just 10 minutes north of ZAMAS is an excellent course and two other outstanding golf courses are on the coast including one PGA site. In tune wit

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Fitness center or spa
  • Night club
  • Golf
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing

Services

  • Laundry service
  • Copy service

Parking

  • Free parking

Room

  • Telephone

Reviews

4.6 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.9/5
  • Comfort: 4.1/5
  • Location: 4.9/5
  • Value: 4.7/5

First time in Tulum, not the last!

Would recommend Wed, Oct 21, 2015
The room: We had a cabana on the beach which we reserved for a great deal at the time, maybe $150 a night. Great for the price, would not pay above that for this room as it was bare bones, tiny, no A/C, no dresser, no chairs, no hooks to hang towels or wet clothes (you know, things you pay extra for). You really don't need those things in Tulum anyway so we were completely content, just wouldn't go back if the price were higher. We could hear traffic from the street but it wasn't bothersome and never woke us, I imagine the rooms closer to the street would be obnoxious noise wise. Either way, bring earplugs. The birds start screaming at dawn (not bad because sunrise in Tulum is beautiful). Restaurant: Good food, we ate most meals here as we were too lazy to head out (aside from Chencho's down the street which is great affordable, authentic food). Their restaurant offers enough variety so you can eat there multiple times without getting bored. They do have rotating chef's though so I can only hope they're all great. They also had live bands or DJ's every night until 10:00 so you could easily make dinner last hours if you felt like lounging. Also, breakfast overlooking the ocean was an amazing way to wake up every morning. Beach: Water was beautiful, occasional waves but not overwhelming. Unfortunately, there were some random rocks out in the water that we kept hitting our toes on. I didn't encounter the rock issue at other beaches in Tulum but that may just be coincidence. There were plenty of palapas to go around, I rarely saw people having to lay directly on the sand. Tip: Ask the front desk for a cooler and some ice so you can BYOB to the beach! Would def stay here again, but will be looking for other hotels on our next trip just to see what else is out there. If you're looking to be pampered, this is not your hotel. If you're up for a little rustic, you've found a home.

| Los Angeles Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Gorgeous and tranquil

Would recommend Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Zamas is in an especially good beachfront location just beyond where the ro from Tulum turns south toward the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. The setting is very special, with a low rocky ledge immediately behind the hotel overlooking the Caribbean, and a short but attractive sandy beach to the side. Buildings are interspersed in a coconut grove so there's good shade while retaining a sea view from most of the grounds. Built in the palapa hut style common in Tulum, the cabanas are spacious and thoughtfully laid out and decorated with colorfully painted walls, Mexican tile floors, and all-white bedding. There's a constant sea breeze and the ceiling fans are mounting directly over the beds inside of the mosquito netting, so it's easy to set the breeze to your liking and it never feels too hot. The beds themselves are luscious, supportive but with soft bedding and high-quality linens. Each cabana has a pretty spacious patio, about 10' x 15', furnished with 2 good-quality hammocks and a small table with a couple of chairs. While some of the cabanas are close together, all afford a good deal of privacy. Each room is equipped with a bottled water dispense, and we never ran low. The staff was truly outstanding. They clearly work very hard to keep the place scrupulously clean and took evident pride in their work. With beachside cabanas you expect to have critters in your room (occasional roaches and the occasional small lizard are common) but I didn't see any during our stay, and noticed that they regularly spray for bugs. One especially impressive observation is that they seem to have a full-time staff person dedicated to keeping the bathrooms that are shared by some of the cabanas constantly cleaned. The managers Salvador and Max both knocked themselves out to meet client's needs with things like printing up boarding passes or giving local travel advice. The restaurant is a very attractive palapa set right on the beach, half on sand and half with a floor. The food was pretty good, not as remarkable as you can get at a few places in Tulum, but solid and fairly priced. Cocktails were a strong point they have a habanero-infused passion fruit margarita that was the best thing I've had to drink for quite a while. The really special thing, though, is that they have a live band playing almost every evening, usually with traditional music. All were very good, and one that I think was called "Son Jericho" was one of the best bar bands I've ever seen. They typically played from 7:30-10 nightly, and listening to Spanish music in that beautiful, candlelit seaside palapa was just wonderful. Having low-key entertainment right at your hotel in Tulum is especially important, as otherwise there's not much to do in town after dinner. It's incredibly pleasant to sit for a while sipping nice cocktails and listening to good music, then walking the few feet to your cabana nestled in a coconut grove with the waves roaring in the background. We slept like babies all week. The only cautionary note I can think of about this place is that the beach is rather small and not connected to a larger beach, so you can't take long beach strolls right from the property. The beach is certainly large enough for the guest of this relatively small hotel and it was never anything close to crowded there are lots of beach chairs and we never had any trouble finding one and having some space around us to boot. There's also shade around the beach that makes it usable for more of the day. The seafront between Zamas to the south and Diamante K to the north looks like it's mostly rocky shore with little strips of sand the longer beaches are from about Mezzanine to the north from there, and south from Amansala Chica toward Sian Ka'an. These longer walkable stretches of beach have far more activity, with some stretches being pretty dominated by loud music with a thumping techno beat. Overall, Zamas was 'muy tranquillo' by comparison.

| Buena Vista Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

LOVED a little piece of jungle heaven!

Would recommend Wed, Jun 4, 2014
Stayed for 4 nights and fell in love. This is NOT an all inclusive, but what it lacks in amenities it triples in charm. The staff was amazingly sweet and helpful. Lots of beach and snorkeling! The room is extremely affordable and the views are outstanding. The give you a mosquito net to ward off the bites and other little pests who might crawl in. Not only do I recommend, but I will also return soon!

Dining

Try the Rojas Poblano tacos

| Louisville, KY Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

aaahhhhh....

Would recommend Thu, May 30, 2013
Lovely. Stayed in a beachfront cabana. Could lie in bed and feel the ocean breeze. Slept to the sound of the ocean. So comfortable. Sure, got a few mosquito bites. Totally worth it. The food was fantastic. Service was perfect. Attentive, but no rush. The best beach bum vacation. Ever.

| Missouri Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great family vacation

Would recommend Sun, Mar 10, 2013
Beautiful location! Very relaxing trip. Our cabana was in the garden on the beach side, and had a lovely view and ocean breeze kept us comfortable. There is limited electricity; lights and ceiling fans plus an outlet for charging your phone/camera/computer. A real chance to get away from it all but have friendly staff, great food in the restaurant, and world-class views. Don't miss it!

| Atlanta Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great value, not the Ritz

Would recommend Mon, Dec 17, 2012
This place is right in the heart of the Tulum beach cool area. Lots of hotels getting a lot more $$ for a lot less room. My room could easily have slept a family of 4 and I think I paid $89, single, and booked just the day before. This is not a resort/spa. Just a nice, spacious clean room across the street from the beach. Zamas has other rooms on the beach side but they are smaller, funkier, close to the restaurant and the ones in the beach-side garden are behind the kitchen, noisy and you get the kitchen smells which are not always pleasant. I've been to Tulum several times and I'll probably stay here again and ask for the same room.

Dining

Don't miss the town of Tulum. Good, less expensive restaurants. Great Saturday and Sunday crafts at the town square 7-10PM.

| Portland, OR Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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