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
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!
We accidentally lost a hand towel and were made to pay 500 pesos (~USD 30) before we left for a replacement. I can confirm the hand towel was of low quality and worth significantly less than this.
The hotel is directly neighbouring 2 truck and car repair / body shops, which are very loud and disruptive.
We aim to come to Tulum frequently and will never consider using this hotel again. So please avoid. There are multiple nicer hotels in Tulum at a similar/ lower price.
Highly recommend Villas Geminis after just finishing an 8 night stay. In town location is perfect. One street removed from the busy and lively main thoroughfare. Quiet, relaxed and comfortable spaces inside and out. A lovely shaded, well maintained tropical courtyard and pool area are beautiful, quiet and inviting.
All of the staff are completely welcoming, friendly and helpful. Whether you need tours arranged, restaurant, shop and activity recommendations, or a bicycle sized just for you, the staff is ready and willing to help out.
The location is a perfect for exploring the town or bicycling to the beach along a separated bike path (approximately 2 miles to the beach junction).
We consider Villas Geminis one of the best small hotels we've ever visited