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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I am about to arrange my fourth visit to the Yucatan in Mexico and each time I stay at the Pickled Onion. On searching for availability I was surprised to see such a negative report posted about this most delightful, peaceful and friendly place to stay, situated next door to a quaint Mexican village with all the atmosphere that it...

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review... I hope you do manage to return again this year... It is always a pleasure to have you here I look forward to your next visit Thank you again Valerie

Progreso, Mexico
Reviewed 3 February 2015

"THE PICKLED ONION"a marvelous place, ideal for relaxing and enjoying archaeological sites. The Maya-style bungalows were very unique and comfy. Food was exceptional. Drinks outstanding.Valerie and her staff are amazing. What a gorgeous place.

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review It was a great pleasure to have you here with friends You were all appreciative of everything , the place,the food Thank you There will be a welcome for you always Love the photos of the house keys ! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Mexico and may...

London
Reviewed 31 January 2015

I'd suggest looking for somewhere else... The owner is rude at best and it would appear everything is too much trouble for her, except having lunch with her friends. The staff look uncomfortable, and as if they are back in the 19th century working as slaves for the imperial. Not a warm place.

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

What a surprise to read your review! I am sorry I personally did not give you the service you were expecting but i was there and I am approachable as most people know.Maybe I was just hungry not having the time to eat breakfast on many a day and my friends had come a long way to see me so...

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Valerie is an exquisite host. Her little compound is a sweet spot with charming cabanas, gardens, pool and restaurant that enchanted us. I could stay there for several days, doing my yoga on the patio, enjoying the near by ruins and cenotes and the good cooking on the terraces.

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review It was a pleasure to have you all here with me and great that i had the one room left for you to experience the place. One can tell that the economy is changing in Mexico because when I first started out with only the restaurant there was hardly any traffic.... mostly...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

After a great morning exploring Uxmal, we stopped at the Pickled Onion for a delicious lunch at the recommendation of our new friend and driver. He is friends with owner Valorie. We tried the Entradas Especial - Plato Yucateca for 110 pesos. It was delicious!!! I posted a picture of the meal. Lots of variety on the sampler platter. Yummy...

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely revue Our plato de yucateca.... yucatan plate is getting very popular... I am really happy I added it to the menu A great way to try all the traditional food on one plate Again thank you always travel well and enjoy the adventures that await you cheers Valerie

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We enjoyed every part of our stay at this B&B. The owner is very caring for her guests; we start each day with a breakfast (included) of many fruits, toast, fresh baked sweet bread, coffee and juice. The fruit platter is individual and plentiful. The property itself is beautiful. And the staff, from kitchen, to servers to grounds people, are...

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely revue thank you so much We all enjoyed your stay here too.... Great guests and wonderful people thank you I especially am grateful for people who appreciate everything here in the "jungle"that has been created and I sincerely thank you for being two of these people Take care and travel well Valerie

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Warm, cosy, protected, friendly... It's the experience of being in a luxurious dry jungle setting, but sleeping in a " Modern Traditional Mayan Cabana " with full comfort. More than that, it's the care, the professionalism of a staff who works in a more international standard of reception instead of the Mexican way which can be hectic and intrusive. Lots...

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Lovely review thank you so much and also for commenting positively about the staff. They work hard and diligently and if they have the time and make conversation with them they will for sure make you laugh.Maya sense of humour is amazing...! And the most important they are all from the village. I hope you continue having wonderful experiences in...

Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Nice cottage, the breakfast/ food is great and the splendid optional lunchboxes provide the opportunity to have a picknick at any Maya site at any time/place you wish... Valerie and her staff are honestly compassionate on what they do.

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

A lovely revue thank you so much The lunch boxes do give you the flexibility along the Ruta Puuc and what fabulous places to enjoy a picnic in the wilds and ruins of the Maya land. So happy you enjoyed your stay....I wish for you a very happy christmas and may all your dreams and desires become your reality for...

Izamal, Mexico
Reviewed 22 December 2014

You will feel very welcome to stay in this wonderful shangri-la created with much love by Valerie, who truly cares about the welfare and comfort of her guests. The palapas are very sweet, the surrounding gardens and pool are beautiful, and the restaurant is superb. All of the amazing Ruta Puuc sites are nearby. I highly recommend the Pickled Onion.

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your revue... this will certainly help guests to find a place to stay in this área... There is so much to see in this área and people are amazed when they realice just how much.... With your friends you had the time over the 6 nights to really experience so much Again thank you and...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Eight lovely palapas smack dab in the heart of the Mayan Ruins on the Puuc Route. One can clearly see that Valerie has put her heart and soul into this place. Every single thing at the Pickled Onion was well thought out and lovingly handpicked for the sole purpose of offering guests comfort and Yucatec Mayan culture emersion. From the...

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pickMerida, Owner at The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful revue.... I really appreciate your time taken to write it I wish for you all the very best for a wonderful holliday season and lots more wonderful travels . Take care Valerie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique Eco-Boutique Bed and Breakfast located close to Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labnah. Quaint Maya style rooms, complete with private entrance, bathrooms, refrigerator ,coffe maker bottled water,toiletries, safety boxes, Wi Fi in all rooms ,clean, comfortable and secure, set in peaceful surroundings. Rooms are adorned with my own paintings. Beautiful gardens with labyrinth. Area for Yoga, Tai chi etc. Mini Spa.Swimming pool Excellent restaurant where you can taste some of the Yucatan cuisine. Located close to the village where you can experience Maya life as it really is.The bar awaits you for the best cocktails/margaritas in the area, as well as wine and beer.You have the luxury of Wi fi in all areas including your rooms .An artisan shop where you can buy items including locally made hammocks and snack shop if you want a small snack in-between meals. All the staff are local people from Santa Elena and all structures were build by local people too, including wood work, iron work etc I maybe a foreign owner but how good that work has been created for the local people who would otherwise not have an income. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickled Onion B&B / Restaurant

Address: Carretera 261 Uxmal a Kabah | Uxmal, Santa Elena 98760, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Santa Elena
Price Range: RM182 - RM262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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