The Hacienda San Jose was an oasis between Merida and Cancun. Nestled in a small village, there... See full review
Aug 18, 2007
Magical walkways of gracefully cut flower arches and dirt pathways welcome you to Hacienda San Jose. Exquisite colors pop at every corner of the hacienda, making days brighter and nights more mysterious against the flickering of candles. Located in the northern Yucatan peninsula, this historical plantation house is close to the Chichen Itza archaeological site and exudes an atmosphere of the past.
Your stay at Hacienda San Jose will embrace historical aspects of our culture while maintaining world-class luxury of the finest facilities. Spend a morning by our elegantly constructed outdoor swimming pool, amongst tropical greenery and flora, and rest under the lustrous sun in one of our native hammocks. Be pampered at our outdoor spa cabin or share a massage with a special someone under ceiling-high wood beams. After, enjoy gourmet regional and international cuisine overlooking the main gardens or a romantic dinner set amongst natural dirt paths, exotic tree roots, and candlelight.
Fall asleep in pristine, pillow-top beds surrounded by flower petals and wake up to the fresh scent of aromatherapy candles and the soft songs of tropical toucans. High ceilings and unique décor evoke the splendor of past eras in each of our finely appointed guest rooms, many of which are from the original colonial plantation house. Double doors, 18-foot ceilings with beams and rafters, beautiful wooden beds and woven cotton hammocks reflect the beauty of Mayan influence. The Hacienda San Joses Mayan Villas are composed of authentic Mayan Palapas, allowing travelers to receive the most unique Mayan experience.
Rejon Airport, (MID), 49.89, KM;
Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Jose Rooms
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Car rental desk
Hacienda San Jose's restaurant is located within the old factory buildings and overlooks the breathtaking main gardens. The menu proposes a blend of regional and international cuisine masterfully prepared by our chef, Reyes Santos.
Terms and conditions
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Review of Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Jose
Aug 18, 2007
The perfect escape
The Hacienda San Jose was an oasis between Merida and Cancun. Nestled in a small village, there was no bustle of the common tourist. The stay was serene and relaxing, the perfect escape. The hacienda itself is a beautiful preservation of
colonial arquitecture adapted for a modern world. There are very few rooms which makes it almost a private retreat. Our room had wonderful massive wood doors and windows sutters. Our back door lead to the pool area. The bathroom had and elaborate sink table and a spacious shower area and even protected a sacred ceiba tree, which was able to grow through the ceiling. The beds were very comfortable, and very clean. The room included an armoire with television, minibar safe and closet. There were two benches for the luggage. Although not air conditioned, the ceiling fans accounted for a wonderfully cool evening breeze, and the lack of air conditioning actually made it easier to adjust to the tropical climate. The ceilings were completed in the hacienda style and were amazingly high. The room included a quaint indoor dining space with fresh fruit, table and chairs, and also an outdoor dining (table and chairs) and a traditional hammock. The staff was very attentive and even charming. The horse ride around the center area of the hacienda, gave the feeling that one had gone back in time. The pool area was beautifully surrounded with palms, haliconias and other tropical vegitation and the gardens of the hacienda were a tropical paradise, with eco-friendly additions to promote the native species of birds, butterflies, iguanas, geckos and frogs. The staff in traditional mayan attire was happy to name the species of birds or flowers(of which a varied from the native plants adorned the room) One of the kitchen staff even showed us how to create and cook a perfect tortilla. The dining facilities were top rate, serving a variety of local delicacies (for which I had come) and continental favorites to please my traveling companion. The local herbs in the sauces were exquisite.My favorites were the Ceviche Mixto, and the Cochinito Pibil. The local version of the mojito was a refreshing delite. And the pink lemonade served poolside was another treat. If all this was not enough to relax you, the spa offered a vast variety of massages and aroma theropies to do the trick. My favorite was the mayan massage. The hacienda also had a library with current texts on mayan and hacienda life styles and there was an adjecent chapel with a very unique candelobra. The hotel also provided a driver and various tour options to nearby mayan ruins or cenotes, and even off the beaten path routes. The sevice was top rate. The experience, and it was and experience was wonderful, and I am planning to return very soon.
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Short drive from hotel
In Izamal,I could stroll the plaza, visit the monestary and an Artisania museam. They explain the artisanias and offer a gift shop of regional arts, also will provide a map of the local arts workshops and one can visit the craftsman and women at their shops, see how it's made, and purchase direct at the work shops.