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Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a quaint, beautiful small homey hotel with loads of charm. I absolutely loved it. It sits a little alone from the other larger hotels, has an inside courtyard and pool. The food was delicious, the staff gracious. It was my favorite during our recent stay in Mexico.

every unique, clean and confortable! Must try their food!

We really loved this hotel. The pool was refreshing after lots of walking. The yucateca food was great at the restaurant. The room was clean and the grounds were beautiful . It really helps to have enough time at Chichen-Itsa and a wonderful place to relax makes a big difference.

Location was perfect - a five minute walk to the east entrance of Chichen Itza. We had a little trouble finding the hotel as there were signs for it all along 180 but it wasn't clear if the hotel was on the street of the sign "hotel zone" or "Chichen Itza". It turned out to be on the "hotel zone" dirt road. If you get there after dark, it can be challenging if you don't know where you are going. The hotel room was on the small side and the beds are short for tall people. No TV for one night didn't kill us. Wifi was painfully slow and there's no phone in the room. They offer a breakfast-lunch or breakfast-dinner combo deal but since we are not big eaters, it's overpriced for us. Piste is 5 minutes drive away with loads of restaurants. We went into Chichen Itza at about 8:30am and it wasn't crowded at all. Since the hotel check out time is 1pm, we were able to leisurely walking through the sites and go back and pack our things.

The good: easy to find and easy walk to park entrance, restaurant has good food at a reasonable price, well kept grounds and pool, nice shower and beds, and interesting artifacts on display. The bad: bellhop was pushy and wrestled my cooler from from me, waiter was kind and front desk took a 10 minute personal call during the middle of checkout, very open restaurant where other guests can sit outside their room eating bags of chips and smoking while staring at you during dinner, no tv or radio in room, ac will not go lower than 25 C and was uncomfortable. Y si hablio espanol con la gente de este hotel. You are better off staying at Mayaland for $10 US more.

The hotel is wonderful and has archeology for exibition. I got there with my girlfriend at night and has big trees inside combined with the man made building. Price is good. There is giant trees all around. Pool was nice, i swam at night for a little exercise.

The Villa Archaeologia is one of 2 hotels adjacent to Chichen Itza with a seperate entrance, which is nice when attending the nightly light show, or when exploring the site. Many artifacts are displayed around the hotel including near the pool and restaurant, as if you are staying in a museum. The rooms are clean and comfortable, although the beds are built in and the mattress may be a bit thin and hard for some people. Food in the restaurant was good, made fresh, and reasonably priced.

it's located near Chichen Itza. Very convenient. The theme of the hotel is amazing, especially the room. It's simply, but comfortable. And it's design is unique...Also, it has a swimming pool. Gooooood. With the cheap price, it's really worthwhile for me staying.

About a 3 minute walk to the less-occupied entrance to Chichen Itza. Staying overnight in a nearby hotel and going there smack at 8am (before tour buses arrive around 10ish) was the best decision! We also took in hour-long massages at the hotel by a wonderful women who was very professional. The room was very clean; the only downfall was that the mattresses were on the harder side (which some may prefer though). The food at the restaurant was good; not great but did the trick. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Great value.

Good location to visit Chichen Itza. A short stroll from the hotel gets you to the ruins. Ok service. Wifi works in the courtyard but spotty in the room.

Charming hotel with nice continental breakfast (coffee, juice, yogurt, fruit) served outside on patio overlooking pool. Hotel is small, but one of many hidden gems in Mexico behind unassuming walls and doors. Large king bed, TV, desk and chair, and separate chair to sit in. Room was large. No hairdryer.

Relaxing stay. Great location for going to Chichen Itza.

Motel Hell.

The hotel is charming colonial style, on two levels with an indoor courtyard and small pool. Meals are served in the outdoor courtyard .We stayed for 3 nights and had all of our breakfasts, and most of our dinners at the hotel. The food was good, selection sufficient and prices reasonable. The only complaint is the lack of brewed coffee--it was instant. The room was small but adequate, with a small double bed which was walled in on one side, and one twin bed. This arrangement meant that the inside person on the double had to climb over to get out of bed. The bed itself was an older spring mattress which needs replacement but was okay. The staff was very responsive to our complaints on arrival about a ripped screen and an non-functioning faucet, both of which they fixed immediately. There was a well functioning modern a/c unit which was essential, especially since there is no cross ventilation in the room unless you leave the door propped open, which we did sometimes. Overall the room was a good value for the area. The hotel was generally quiet and peaceful and hospitable, and you can walk to Chichen Itza.

The hotel is located very close to the "back" entrance to Chichen Itza, which was an excellent and more personal way to enter and view the ruins. It's also possible to enter here to see the evening sound and light show. The hotel itself was very pretty and clean. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Our only complaint - VERY slow dinner service (on the meal plan) after the sound and light show. Two hours for eight meals is a little long! This may have been a kitchen issues, as the wait staff had plenty of time to stand around.

The staff was friendly, rooms were quite and very clean. Just a short walk from the ruins. The food at the restaurant was good but not great

Very polite. Free Wifi. Good Food. Beds need to be upgraded. No complaints. Great value and very nicely designed and kept very clean. I will definitely return.

Short walk from Chichen Itza, very friendly staff, clean rooms, small but charming. Comfortable beds. Great value. I'd stayed at the posh Hotel Mayaland before, but at half the cost, Villa Archeologica was a great choice.

this was an incredibly peaceful and relaxing place to stay. While the rooms were nothing special, the hotel itself was perfectly located near Chichen Itza so you could walk around at night and get up early and walk to the ruins. The restaurant was in an interior garden and I could have stayed there all day. Also waking up to birds chirping was a welcome change to honking horns in NYC.

The hotel had a lovely courtyard, restaurant and pool. The access to Chichen Itza's back entrance was a short walk and easily done by a 69 yr old like myself. I liked the hotel but the staff for the most part was not very friendly. My daughter described them as surly. Most of them smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. The rooms although small, were spotless which speaks well of the housekeeping staff. We noticed that most of the people that worked there were always there. That may account for the aformentioned "surly". I would probably stay there again just because it is so convenient if a bit overpriced.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Chichen Itza within a 5-minute walk of El Caracol, Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza is within a 15-minute stroll of Pyramid of Kukulkan. This 45-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's in the historical district and also near Court of the Thousand Columns and Cenote Ik kil.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

All of Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza's 45 air-conditioned rooms provide free bottled water, safes, and phones. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a computer station, an arcade/game room, and a library.

Room options

Guest reviews for Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza

Everyone (1) Couples (9) Family (4) Friends (3) Other (3)
5

absolutely delightful

Everyone

This is a quaint, beautiful small homey hotel with loads of charm. I absolutely loved it. It sits a little alone from the other larger hotels, has an inside courtyard and pool. The food was delicious, the staff gracious. It was my favorite during our recent stay in Mexico.

By on Apr 13, 2016

5

it's a musuem

Couples

every unique, clean and confortable! Must try their food!

By on Mar 21, 2015

5

great hotel

Couples

We really loved this hotel. The pool was refreshing after lots of walking. The yucateca food was great at the restaurant. The room was clean and the grounds were beautiful . It really helps to have enough time at Chichen-Itsa and a wonderful place to relax makes a big difference.

By on Mar 20, 2013

4

a good one-night stay to see chichen itza

Couples

Location was perfect - a five minute walk to the east entrance of Chichen Itza. We had a little trouble finding the hotel as there were signs for it all along 180 but it wasn't clear if the hotel was on the street of the sign "hotel zone" or "Chichen Itza". It turned out to be on the "hotel zone" dirt road. If you get there after dark, it can be challenging if you don't know where you are going. The hotel room was on the small side and the beds are short for tall people. No TV for one night didn't kill us. Wifi was painfully slow and there's no phone in the room. They offer a breakfast-lunch or breakfast-dinner combo deal but since we are not big eaters, it's overpriced for us. Piste is 5 minutes drive away with loads of restaurants. We went into Chichen Itza at about 8:30am and it wasn't crowded at all. Since the hotel check out time is 1pm, we were able to leisurely walking through the sites and go back and pack our things.

By on Mar 5, 2013

3

unique hotel but to expensive

Couples

The good: easy to find and easy walk to park entrance, restaurant has good food at a reasonable price, well kept grounds and pool, nice shower and beds, and interesting artifacts on display. The bad: bellhop was pushy and wrestled my cooler from from me, waiter was kind and front desk took a 10 minute personal call during the middle of checkout, very open restaurant where other guests can sit outside their room eating bags of chips and smoking while staring at you during dinner, no tv or radio in room, ac will not go lower than 25 C and was uncomfortable. Y si hablio espanol con la gente de este hotel. You are better off staying at Mayaland for $10 US more.

By on Dec 7, 2012

4

next door to chichen itza

Couples

The hotel is wonderful and has archeology for exibition. I got there with my girlfriend at night and has big trees inside combined with the man made building. Price is good. There is giant trees all around. Pool was nice, i swam at night for a little exercise.

By on Oct 28, 2012

4

nice hotel, excellent location

Couples

The Villa Archaeologia is one of 2 hotels adjacent to Chichen Itza with a seperate entrance, which is nice when attending the nightly light show, or when exploring the site. Many artifacts are displayed around the hotel including near the pool and restaurant, as if you are staying in a museum. The rooms are clean and comfortable, although the beds are built in and the mattress may be a bit thin and hard for some people. Food in the restaurant was good, made fresh, and reasonably priced.

By on May 24, 2012

4

great hotel

GetawayWithFriends

it's located near Chichen Itza. Very convenient. The theme of the hotel is amazing, especially the room. It's simply, but comfortable. And it's design is unique...Also, it has a swimming pool. Gooooood. With the cheap price, it's really worthwhile for me staying.

By on Mar 9, 2012

4

great location to chichen itza! room was very nice.

Families

About a 3 minute walk to the less-occupied entrance to Chichen Itza. Staying overnight in a nearby hotel and going there smack at 8am (before tour buses arrive around 10ish) was the best decision! We also took in hour-long massages at the hotel by a wonderful women who was very professional. The room was very clean; the only downfall was that the mattresses were on the harder side (which some may prefer though). The food at the restaurant was good; not great but did the trick. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Great value.

By on Jan 16, 2012

3

good location

Singles

Good location to visit Chichen Itza. A short stroll from the hotel gets you to the ruins. Ok service. Wifi works in the courtyard but spotty in the room.

By on Apr 7, 2011