I love going toÂ Teetotum Hotel. This was one of the first places that we went to when we moved to Tulum. We had not been many places or met many people yet and this place put a HUGE smile on our faces. From the very cool laid back style of the whole place, the great food and amazing people who worked and owned it- we knew we were going to love Tulum.
From the first impression of the restaurant you can tell you are in for a treat. The sign in front tells you all the good details… Breakfast all day, happy hour 5-7,King beds, a/c, ipod dock, wi-fi –Breakfast INCLUDED!!! What. I already loved this place! Then it occurred to me that this was the perfect place for our family and friends to stay at when they visit. Due to its location, it is an easy walk to my little neighborhood (Villa Tulum- behind Super San Francisco) It is also easy to walk to town or get a cab to town or the beach. Perfect! I also found out that they have free bike rentals which I thought was really great. Tulum is a great place to bike around.
Anyway. As we walked into the large open metal archway door we could see that the decor was very cool. There is a minimalist and simple feel about the place and all of the things that are in the room go together very well. There are very cool I guess 60s mod style painting on the wall. The use of a very good color scheme makes the place blend well with the Caribbean surroundings and yet uses pops of great color for reflect the lifestyle.
When we first ate here it was breakfast, we ordered a few huevos rancheros and a BLT sandwich. I had been craving a good BLT and had a good feeling about this place. The portions were large, clearly fresh and very well presented. After complimenting the chef we all started talking and having a really enjoyable time.
Once past the restaurant the archways open to this very nice courtyard and the plunge pool with a great palapa. The pool was very clean and sat above ground. I really liked this especially because it eliminated the concern for me that my kids were going to fall in. They may jump in voluntarily but they would not accidentally fall. The palapa was large and had a great little sitting area as well as a hammock. We have had many enjoyable nights sipping cocktails and relaxing right here.
The courtyard that sits just beyond the palapa and just before the 4 rooms is so tranquil. There are wonderful little chairs and beautiful hurricane lanterns with candles. I could sit here and read for hours. Well, with out the kids obviously.
Above the restaurant there is a very large open deck. It would be the perfect place to catch some sun during the day but at night, a few nights a week the owners show hit movies up here. I have not gotten a chance to watch one all the way through. Anyone reading this with little kids can understand why. But while I was able to sit up there it was great. There area also some great snacks that you can get get from the restaurant.
I asked to see the rooms and was very impressed. The rooms are very large and have nice simple decor. There was a rack that you could put your cloths on (not always the case at hotels here) and on that rack was a small safe. The bathroom was large and clean and the sink and vanity were on the outside of the bathroom. I have always liked bathrooms with this type of design. The room also had a small bench that had an ipod dock, some hotel and town info as well as a candle. The colors that started in the restaurant carry threw very nicely to the rooms. I also liked that I could see some electric plug ins. This is not the easiest thing to find in some older hotels.
After talking to the owners a while we found out that they also do messages here as well as a morning yoga class. The class is open to anyone so call them and ask if you are interested. The owners are very nice and helpful and speak English. Everyone that we end up talking to when we are here always says how wonderful of a stay it has been.
I look forward to my family staying here when they come and visit.