Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hotel Romantic Santo Domingo - Izamal, Mexico

The highlight of our trip: Hotel Romantic Santo Domingo, Izamal, Mexico. Yes, the name is a bit much, but all the details were just right.

It was a ten minute walk to downtown, which really means your ten minutes from about everything in Izamal...the yellow city of Yucatan. There are goats and space and dogs. There's a pool, a common area with wifi under a palapa where you can order drinks. And the two prize winners for us: the garden shower in our room and the unbelievable breakfasts. Oh, and the owners were phenomenal too, despite the slow season. They were there to answer questions, give insider suggestions and advice, tell stories, and they also gave us plenty of privacy.

The hall leading to our room. The rooms are converted horse stalls from the old days of being a hacienda. 

Our room. Original, locally made metal work. Music and an iPod station, AC, windows...

Bathroom off the bedroom. Sun lights, and a separate room with the toilet (a must). 
Three steps down from the sink part of the bathroom, you have the garden bathroom. 
Stone floor and walls, shelves build into the walls and plants all around. 
Oh, and don't forget the open air roof to the bathroom. Good for the plants and good for you too!
The common area palapa. Pool in back with upper deck for sunning/hammacking and watching stars at night. Bar to the right (out of photo). 

But really, for us what made this place a gem was the breakfast. You could choose your time, and it was all home-made and fresh. Really fresh. And, last, but certainly a huge win, was the amazing coffee. Nicely done Romantic Hotel Santo Domingo!

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