Ines Munoz De Baena

Al Cielo

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Al Cielo Outside my room, perfect for sitting and watching the nightfall.

Outside my room, perfect for sitting and watching the nightfall.

Al Cielo All white with colorful details, simple is always best!

All white with colorful details, simple is always best!

Al Cielo Bedroom terrace.

Bedroom terrace.

Al Cielo Very simple but cool details like the yellow table.

Very simple but cool details like the yellow table.

Al Cielo Breakfast was my favorite part of the day, that view was the best part!

Breakfast was my favorite part of the day, that view was the best part!

Al Cielo Al Cielo restaurant bar, The Bar, is the coolest part of the restaurant! The cocktails are OK.

Al Cielo restaurant bar, The Bar, is the coolest part of the restaurant! The cocktails are OK.

Al Cielo White and Klein Blue.

White and Klein Blue.

Al Cielo Those palapas reminded me of witch hats.

Those palapas reminded me of witch hats.

Al Cielo Salt water lagoon - it’s amazing, like a natural swimming pool. Behind it is a spring water river.  If you get lucky you can see manatees.

Salt water lagoon - it’s amazing, like a natural swimming pool. Behind it is a spring water river. If you get lucky you can see manatees.

Al Cielo Klein blue details everywhere! Loved the design consistency.

Klein blue details everywhere! Loved the design consistency.

Al Cielo In my opinion, it is the best dish on the menu.

In my opinion, it is the best dish on the menu.

Al Cielo Plunge pool outside my room. Not all rooms have them, I got lucky!

Plunge pool outside my room. Not all rooms have them, I got lucky!

Al Cielo View from second floor.  Xpu-ha beach is one of the best beaches on the Mayan Riviera, it’s a gem….

View from second floor. Xpu-ha beach is one of the best beaches on the Mayan Riviera, it’s a gem….

Highs & Lows

  • It’s located on one of the best beaches in the Mayan Riviera, better than any beach in Tulum.

  • You can hear the ocean from your room - it’s the most soothing thing for sleeping.

  • The hotel is simple and very chic. I LOVED the Klein blue and white combination that you can see everywhere in the property.

  • The food in the restaurant has to improve. There is nothing to write home about it. I also think it's super over priced for what you get.

  • The bathroom drains smelled some days.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel

  • Vibe

    Rustic chic, the white and blue decoration reminded me of Greece.

  • Location

    Located on a stunning beach between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Perfectly away from the crowds.

  • Rooms

    8 rooms

  • Music

    Michael Gubbert, who is famous for his fashion runway playlists, made all playlists. Its a mix of oldies and house and modern songs.

  • Year Opened

    Al Cielo opened in 1988 and a few years later they built a small hotel.

  • Designed By

    The hotel has been there for many years, but when Esencia acquired it, Valentin C (who redecorated Esencia) was in charge of redecorating Al Cielo.

  • Health & Wellness

    No, although my room had a plunge pool.

  • Restaurant

    Simple food, a mix of Mexican and Mediterranean.

  • Bar

    A mix of cocktails from around the world, very basic.

  • Minibar

    Nespresso machine and capsules.

  • Children

    It's best for couples or groups of friends.

  • Price

    Gypset price, ADR 300 dollars.

  • Website

    http://www.alcielohotel.com

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