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Punta Piedra Beach Posada

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you are looking for A/C,TV, gym or other "gifts of civilization" this is not your choice; This is just a charming escape from everything - like coming back in time; Just relax and enjoy stunning views of Caribbean sea right from you room;

Great staff, wonderful benefits of complimentary breakfast and welcome cocktail! Beautiful property with the great touches of character!

Such a wonderful experience! Such a cute hotel! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant Mivida located in the hotel was wonderful! Great location! Easy bike trip to all restaurants, the ruins and town!

We had a wonderful stay. The beach front location was exactly what we wanted. The staff was extremely friendly. This was our first time in Tulum and we felt like we were really lucky with the location. It is a very mellow and private feeling beach. After exploring other areas in Tulum we realized how unique and peaceful our spot really was!

the only negative ... which is a minor issue is the shower. The water pressure was not great .. but that is all.

This hotel has lots of character and the property is cute. Has its own private beach with lounge chairs in hammocks. Small plunge pool that came in handy to just hang out at. Very cute palapa style rooms but the inside could use some work. The rooms felt a little dirty and the water pressure was awful. We had a back room and a private patio which was great- but the room itself got no ventilation and the only open window we had was the front door. Our first night the power went out for almost the entire night and it was uncomfortably hot. Even when the power was on and we had two fans the rooms was still musty and hot. We asked to change rooms each day but they said they were fully booked. From working in hotels I do not understand why they were not able to accommodate us. We saw people checking out and new people checking in so they very well could have moved us around since we were there for 3 nights. We loved the property and I am sure if you get a room in the front you will get a breeze from the ocean. When checking out they told us we had to pay for the 2 extra people we had. I was unaware of this and asked why he didnt tell us that when we checked in. The cost of an extra person he said is for extra towels and the free breakfast which neither of those things we got. We had breakfast in the morning and we only received 2 free ones and paid for the other 2- so not sure what the extra charge would be for.

My wife wanted to spend time in cabanas on the ocean and the hotel looked like a good choice. But it is not. The pictures are nice but in reality we got a room in an ugly building (not a cabana) near the road. It had a balcony directed to the coast ("sea view"). The surrounding area is not impressive too. The beach is dirty with weeds, the cafes accepts cash only, ATM does not work good (need to get to the town), no walking path for pedestrians, need to share road with cars. Probably it is normal for this area but we were not prepared. And yes, price for that is way high.

This hotel is in a beautiful location but could be so much better with a few simple and mostly inexpensive improvements. The room was lovely and right on a beautiful beach but there were a few issues. The bed was as hard as a rock and the pillows were really quite gross. We ended up buying our own pillows at a local store as well as a pad for the mattress. There was no towel bar or toilet paper holder in the bathroom and no shower curtain. Needless to say the bathroom became soaked every time the shower was used. The hotel is on a lovely and quiet beach but the man who ran the restaurant was constantly yelling and smoking on the walkway right outside of the rooms. We found this annoying to say the least. The hot water and electricity did not work every day and the wifi did not work in the room. There were many annoyed guests arguing with reception and some people left to find better accommodations. This could be a great place but for now it would require improvement before I would return or recommend it to a friend.

Our stay in this hotel was basic. First, we were promised a standard sea view room which we did not get. We were put in a room above the reception area which was fine pretty small, but tolerable. We did not plan on staying indoors anyway so we didn't have any great expectations about the room. The only main negative thing I have to put attention to is the electricity and water the power and flush can go on and off throughout the day. However, this is something we expected since Tulum is a remote area and not as developed as some parts of mexico. If you expect a standard westernized hotel, don't stay here. On the bright side, the hotel has private access to the beach with beach lounges and hammock.

First we had no hot water for 3 days and were not accommodated for that in any way. Imagine spending a whole day on the beach in the heat and sand and having to take cold showers. Sounds like a good idea? Not so much, when you have a sunburn. Then the lights at the hotel kept going off, so you'd be in the darkness till the next morning. Bugs everywhere, including giant cockroaches. So when lights are off, the only means of air supply -ceiling fan, would be off and the fact that you have to sleep under mosquito net where there's no air unless the fan is on, was not a pleasurable experience. The staff were great, except for a couple of occasions where the kitchen staff tried to charge extra money when I asked them to pour hot water into my own cup instead of theirs. The maid, although nice, seemed to do the bear minimum, a little more with larger tips. One day we were left with no towels. The only person worthy of mentioning is Fernando, at the front desk. He is the glue that is holding the place together. Very nice guy, professional and knowledgeable. Will not stay there again, even though location was convenient for us.

Posada Punta Piedra was the perfect place to stay for a wonderful vacation. Easy to get to - an hour drive from Cancun airport, it is out-of-the way of the rash of brash college kids and group tours that crowd Cancun and Playa del Carmen. At Posada Punta Piedra, we had our own private beach, shared only with the 8-12 other guests. The location is great too - easy drives to Gran Cenote, Dos Ojos, as well as archeological sites. And about a mile from Tulum's main drag. Great eats - Hartwood, as well as local on-the-beach or in town options. And spas with clay massage service on cliffs right on the oceans. The food at Punta Piedra is good too. And the staff friendly. The maid even made swan-like sculptures out of towels that looked lovely and made our trip even more romantic. Free wifi, but no AC or frig. Parking might be a challenge during the high season.

This hotel would have gotten a higher rating if the beds were more comfortable. I like a firm bed but these were pretty hard and when all you want to do is relax and get caught up on sleep, an uncomfortable mattress is a real bummer. The other thing that could use improvement is their continental breakfast. Every morning we were given a carafe of hot water, tea and coffee packets, packaged muffins and cookies. I appreciated the coffee but had to find my own breakfast each morning. But overall, the hotel was great. The staff was nice. We had the best room in the place. The balcony faced the ocean and had a hammock and futon so my husband and I could read and nap outside. Bonus: we took a tour with an employee of the hotel's restaurant. Ignacio took us snorkling in 2 cenotes. It was fantastic!

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Punta Piedra Beach Posada places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum National Park. This 3-star resort has 13 guestrooms and offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Temple of the Frescoes is also 3 mi (4.8 km) from the resort, which is on the waterfront.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 13 rooms provide balconies or patios, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Safes, phones, and free toiletries are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Punta Piedra Beach Posada enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) for USD 125 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach resort include express check-in, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Royal room, 1 king bed, oceanfront, NO air conditioner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royal Room, Terrace, Ocean View (2 King Beds, NO Air Conditioner)

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room Plus, garden and pool view, NO Air Conditioner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds (NO air conditioner)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Punta Piedra Beach Posada

Everyone (3) Couples (8) Other (1)
5

charming hotel right on the beach

Couples

If you are looking for A/C,TV, gym or other "gifts of civilization" this is not your choice; This is just a charming escape from everything - like coming back in time; Just relax and enjoy stunning views of Caribbean sea right from you room;

By , from San Francisco on Aug 2, 2017

5

amazing!

Everyone

Great staff, wonderful benefits of complimentary breakfast and welcome cocktail! Beautiful property with the great touches of character!

By on Apr 27, 2017

5
Everyone

Such a wonderful experience! Such a cute hotel! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant Mivida located in the hotel was wonderful! Great location! Easy bike trip to all restaurants, the ruins and town!

By on Apr 3, 2017

4

beautiful beach front!

Couples

We had a wonderful stay. The beach front location was exactly what we wanted. The staff was extremely friendly. This was our first time in Tulum and we felt like we were really lucky with the location. It is a very mellow and private feeling beach. After exploring other areas in Tulum we realized how unique and peaceful our spot really was!

By , from Ashland, OR on Dec 12, 2016

4

great location, great price, great staff!

Everyone

the only negative ... which is a minor issue is the shower. The water pressure was not great .. but that is all.

By on Oct 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 26, 2016

Muchas gracias por sus comentarios . Estamos trabajando en mejorar día a día .

3

pretty hotel with character wish rooms were better

Couples

This hotel has lots of character and the property is cute. Has its own private beach with lounge chairs in hammocks. Small plunge pool that came in handy to just hang out at. Very cute palapa style rooms but the inside could use some work. The rooms felt a little dirty and the water pressure was awful. We had a back room and a private patio which was great- but the room itself got no ventilation and the only open window we had was the front door. Our first night the power went out for almost the entire night and it was uncomfortably hot. Even when the power was on and we had two fans the rooms was still musty and hot. We asked to change rooms each day but they said they were fully booked. From working in hotels I do not understand why they were not able to accommodate us. We saw people checking out and new people checking in so they very well could have moved us around since we were there for 3 nights. We loved the property and I am sure if you get a room in the front you will get a breeze from the ocean. When checking out they told us we had to pay for the 2 extra people we had. I was unaware of this and asked why he didnt tell us that when we checked in. The cost of an extra person he said is for extra towels and the free breakfast which neither of those things we got. We had breakfast in the morning and we only received 2 free ones and paid for the other 2- so not sure what the extra charge would be for.

By , from New York on Mar 16, 2016

2

sad experience

Singles

My wife wanted to spend time in cabanas on the ocean and the hotel looked like a good choice. But it is not. The pictures are nice but in reality we got a room in an ugly building (not a cabana) near the road. It had a balcony directed to the coast ("sea view"). The surrounding area is not impressive too. The beach is dirty with weeds, the cafes accepts cash only, ATM does not work good (need to get to the town), no walking path for pedestrians, need to share road with cars. Probably it is normal for this area but we were not prepared. And yes, price for that is way high.

By on Feb 27, 2015

2

a great deal of potential

Couples

This hotel is in a beautiful location but could be so much better with a few simple and mostly inexpensive improvements. The room was lovely and right on a beautiful beach but there were a few issues. The bed was as hard as a rock and the pillows were really quite gross. We ended up buying our own pillows at a local store as well as a pad for the mattress. There was no towel bar or toilet paper holder in the bathroom and no shower curtain. Needless to say the bathroom became soaked every time the shower was used. The hotel is on a lovely and quiet beach but the man who ran the restaurant was constantly yelling and smoking on the walkway right outside of the rooms. We found this annoying to say the least. The hot water and electricity did not work every day and the wifi did not work in the room. There were many annoyed guests arguing with reception and some people left to find better accommodations. This could be a great place but for now it would require improvement before I would return or recommend it to a friend.

By on Jan 21, 2015

3

an okay hotel

Couples

Our stay in this hotel was basic. First, we were promised a standard sea view room which we did not get. We were put in a room above the reception area which was fine pretty small, but tolerable. We did not plan on staying indoors anyway so we didn't have any great expectations about the room. The only main negative thing I have to put attention to is the electricity and water the power and flush can go on and off throughout the day. However, this is something we expected since Tulum is a remote area and not as developed as some parts of mexico. If you expect a standard westernized hotel, don't stay here. On the bright side, the hotel has private access to the beach with beach lounges and hammock.

By on Jan 14, 2015

2

our semi sour honeymoon

Couples

First we had no hot water for 3 days and were not accommodated for that in any way. Imagine spending a whole day on the beach in the heat and sand and having to take cold showers. Sounds like a good idea? Not so much, when you have a sunburn. Then the lights at the hotel kept going off, so you'd be in the darkness till the next morning. Bugs everywhere, including giant cockroaches. So when lights are off, the only means of air supply -ceiling fan, would be off and the fact that you have to sleep under mosquito net where there's no air unless the fan is on, was not a pleasurable experience. The staff were great, except for a couple of occasions where the kitchen staff tried to charge extra money when I asked them to pour hot water into my own cup instead of theirs. The maid, although nice, seemed to do the bear minimum, a little more with larger tips. One day we were left with no towels. The only person worthy of mentioning is Fernando, at the front desk. He is the glue that is holding the place together. Very nice guy, professional and knowledgeable. Will not stay there again, even though location was convenient for us.

By on Nov 17, 2014