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Erwin_777
Fort Worth, Texas
Pay the extra and stay here for the air conditioning
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 Jul 2010
This was our first time to visit Mexico. We chose Ana Y Jose’s for the beach and the air conditioning. Both were great. We stayed in the Amanecer oceanfront cottage. We paid a little extra, but it was worth it.

Here is a quick summary of the visit.
The trip from the airport was about 1.5 hours in a nicely kept Toyota Camery. We stopped on the way and picked up water and beer. It was nice to walk out of the airport and see my name on the sign Pablo was holding. Once he took our bags and put them in the trunk, everything was good.

We arrived at the hotel and found that our room was not going to be available because they were putting new tile in the pool. They offered us comparable rooms, Agua de Mar and Estrella de Mar instead. We decided to stay in our original choice and put up with the work being done on the pool. They worked from around 9:00am to 5:00pm. We were never around the room much anyway and when we were it wasn’t noisy. We had the entire end of the hotel to ourselves.

As soon as we got settled into our room. We headed for the beach. It was better than I had imagined. There were 3 or 4 other people on the entire beach. We picked the palapa we wanted to sit under and ordered a drink. The only issue I had with the beach was the size of the waves. There is no reef in this area to knock down the surf. Kind of makes it hard to snorkel. Oh well, no people in this area made it easy to not care.

We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant that evening. It was good. Kind of pricey. We found out that all of the restaurants along the beach were a little more expensive than we were used to. Oh well, that’s the price of doing business. If you want vegetarian go to the Playa Tulum hotel. It’s up the beach, north of Ana’s. It’s a little more upscale and caters to a little different crowd. I saw one other man in the restaurant. Lots of yoga chicks and their friends. I order the grilled Grouper after asking for a steak. We ate breakfast every morning at the hotel restaurant and enjoyed watching World Cup with the staff while drinking coffee.

Most afternoons were spent on the beach, with drinks in hand. One area they could improve was the drink service on the beach. Didn’t seem to be very attentive sometimes. Had to get up off my a$$ and do something.

We went to the ruins one morning. Get there early before the tour busses. We went snorkeling in the caves. Don’t go if you’re claustrophobic. Down town Tulum was small and easy to navigate. Restaurants and Bars were packed the day Mexico was playing football. Everyone was depressed when they lost. El Mariachi restaurant had great stuffed jalapenos. Not too hot, had a good smokey flavor.

We found a taxi driver named Freddy the first day we were there and used him exclusively. He spoke good English and had a great personality. I got his cell phone number and called him whenever we needed a ride.

All in all, we had a great time at Ana Y Jose. We will be going back.
Date of stay: June 2010
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

Ana y Jose is a dream - located on the Tulum beach with no high rises, hordes of tourists in plastic chairs, or tacky shops in sight. This is a quiet, beautiful place with a tiny amazing spa right on the beach. The restaurant is open air and presents a fabulous menu all day. Down the road are plenty of other great restaurants as well, so while you feel fabulously isolated there are actually a lot of options in the vicinity.

Date of stay: May 2010
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Reviewed 24 June 2010

Thanks to everyone at Ana & Jose for your warm smiles and welcoming service. The hotel has a beautiful beach and we found Tulum to be a truly relaxing place. The restaurant has a beautiful setting and we enjoyed every meal we had there. The hotel seems to be an ideal spot for family vacations. We look forward to go back with our kids some day.

Date of stay: May 2010
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

Every staff member, was warm, friendly, and helpful at all times even when my partner and I were tired and grumpy. All of the staff members speak decent English and had no trouble understanding our requests. The hotel restaurant has a stunning view of the beach and in the morning of our first day at the S&A, my partner asked what was on the menu for the evening. The chef replied with something like - well, what would you like. My partner is always interested in fresh fish and so that evening we sat down to a fresh and beautifully prepared whole stuffed fish! Our room was a lovely cabin directly on the beach. It had a huge stone and tile shower and the best smelling soap and shampoo. We had a porch with hammocks and every morning the beach was cleaned of seaweed.

I would not hesitate to recommend the S&S Hip Hotel to my friends.

Date of stay: May 2010
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

We didn't stay @ the hotel. We ate at their resturant and LOVED the food! Right on the beach! Fresh fish to die for and great service! We will recommend to our freinds. Fair prices!

Date of stay: May 2010
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

We stayed at the wonderful "charming" hotel next door ~ Cabanas Tulum, and made the mistake of having dinner one night at Ana y Jose. Our waiter, Octavio, brought us rolls with habanero sauce, and was extremely condescending when I asked him what kind of Grouper was on their menu of fish. He told me that Grouper is Grouper - not from Florida, where we have several varieties that are sold at fish markets, grocery stores, and at restaurants.. A tip was automaticallyincluded with our bill, which we wanted to dispute, but were told that there was no manager on site so essentially it was, " too bad, so sad"..
I have stayed at Ana y Jose's before, and eaten there while I stayed there, but after our service that night, and staying at such an amazing property next door, I would NEVER recommend anyone to this place ever again.. Go next door - Cabanas Tulum - it is a piece of heaven, on EVERY level..

Date of stay: June 2010
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