Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Free bicycles (on a first come/first serve basis) for exploring Tulum
- The property provides vouchers for free use of chairs and umbrellas at Vita e Bella Beach Club
- The ten units can be rented in their entirety, perfect for families and groups
- The wide range of concierge services, from tours to wedding planning
- Shady pool area with hammocks
- All the amenities are organic (such as organic honey soap)
What To Know
- The property is in the town of Tulum, but the beach is nearby
- There’s no restaurant or spa, although in-room massages can be arranged and the Vita e Bella restaurant offers a discount to Villa Geminis guests
- Because it’s not a hotel, this is a good choice for those who like extra privacy
- Check-in is available 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Built from the ground up by a globetrotting Argentine/Belgian couple, this ten-condo hideaway represents a labor of love, from the spacious, artfully decorated condos to the shady pool area with its hammocks. Eco-minded guests will also appreciate such little touches as organic honey soap, fluffy bathrobes and free loaner bicycles, perfect for getting around this casual beach town. The units range from penthouse studios to two-bedroom condo apartments, and each is named for a famous artist. Expect light-filled white rooms decorated with vibrant throw cushions and colorful artworks; some condos come with perks like fully equipped kitchens and outdoor soaking tubs. While the town of Tulum isn’t a white-sand-palm-tree dream, like the more famous beach zone, its restaurant and nightlife scene is fun, and the more laid-back hotel zone is just a short drive or peddle away.
In the Area
Head for the tranquil Tulum beachfront, where the beautiful people congregate and it’s always either yoga time or happy hour. Dine at one of the town’s many hip but casual joints, like Casa Banana where they fire up the Argentine-style grill each night to serve delicious snacks like housemade chorizo and fresh-caught fish, all in the shade of trees hung with lanterns. Join the line for a table at Hartwood, a perpetually mobbed alfresco hot spot run by a former New York chef where the menu changes daily and the food is cooked over an open fire. La Vita e Bella offers a true sand-between-the-toes dining experience, and it offers guests of Villa Geminis a discount. Closer to home, Sale e Pepe, in Tulum town, is known for its pizzas and pastas and generally convivial vibe. Don’t miss a visit to the Mayan ruins, the remains of an ancient city, set fetchingly on a cliff overlooking a curve of azure sea.
How to Get There
We were made very welcome and got good service, including valuable assistance with tours and transportation throughout our stay. The hotel is situated within easy walking distance of the central area, however for us the location was also a problem since it was next to a fabrication workshop - with our room being the nearest and therefore noisiest. One advantage of the room assigned was that it was on the ground floor however it was also next to the breakfast / kitchen area meaning that we had to keep the living area blinds closed for privacy. This meant that the living area was always dark.
Fixtures and fittings are generally ok but the apartment lacked a safety deposit box- something that we consider important. Wifi was generally good. The bathroom was an extremely awkward design - couldn’t understand why a sliding door hadn’t been fitted to improve the difficult access
Beautiful little hotel in the center of Tulum! Just 1-2 blocks from shops, grocery store, restaurants, bank. The location is convenient is noisy depending on what's going on in the street - there are street vendors that will honk their horns almost all day. The room was spacious, clean, and stocked with clean towels, robes, filtered water, and basic kitchen supplies. The complementary breakfast is lovely - coffee, juice, yogurt, fruit and toast and eggs made to order! The property feels very intimate and safe within the center courtyard/pool area. Expect to pay around 100-150 pesos for a taxi to get to the beaches or you could take one of the complementary bikes there as well.
Stayed here three nights when we were in Tulum. The location was great, room was spotless, and the pool and breakfast were perfect.
Staff were friendly and there were free bicycles to use.
Parking was easy too. Highly recommend - very good value for money!