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Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows

Chichen Itza

Mayaland Chichen ItzaSlide thumbnail

Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows

Chichen Itza

Mayaland Chichen ItzaSlide thumbnail

Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows

Chichen Itza

Mayaland Chichen ItzaSlide thumbnail

Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows

Chichen Itza

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Tags:  Sightseeing, family friendly, bungalows, archaeological

In a nutshell:
Located by the entrance to the archaeological site, the Mayaland is the oldest hotel at Chichen Itza and has the most extensive facilities, including swimming pools and restaurants. Guest rooms are housed in the main building or in bungalows in the gardens, and are suitable for couples or families.

 

The Mayaland is the oldest hotel at Chichen Itza. Located by the main entrance to the archaeological site, it’s the perfect base for exploring this intriguing Mayan city. The Superior Rooms and Mayan Suites are located in the main building of the hotel, and from their terraces many have views of the ancient temples in their jungle setting. In addition to these rooms there are a cluster of traditional Mayan bungalows scattered throughout the beautiful tropical grounds.

 

All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV and mini-bars. They have a local rustic style with heavy carved wooden furniture and pretty pastel textiles and decor. Beautiful stained glass reliefs depict birds and butterflies that can be frequently spotted in the hotel grounds.

 

The hotel is set in over 100 acres of tropical gardens and jungle that are perfect for exploring either on foot, cycle or on horseback. There are several restaurants, a bar, three swimming pools and a tennis court. The hotel also can assist guests with tours and activities, including tickets for Chichen Itza, the Sound and Light show and horseback tours of the city.

 

Rooms

There are 55 Superior Rooms and 5 Mayan Suites located in the main hotel building.  The hotel was built in 1923 and has the style of a colonial hacienda; this is particularly reflected in the impressive lobby with its columns and sweeping staircase.

 

The rooms feature heavy cedarwood furniture and doors and window frames which are beautifully carved and decorated. There is also extensive use of beautiful stained glass depicting local wildlife, including the many exotic birds to be found in the grounds.

 

The rooms in the main hotel building all have breezy terraces furnished with tables and chairs. They look out over the surrounding countryside; some even have glimpses of the Observatory and ancient temples of Chichen Itza through the trees.

 

The Mayan Bungalows are located in the Mayaland’s extensive gardens. These rooms are in clusters of two or three connected houses and are built like traditional Mayan cottages with a thatched roof and adobe walls. The interiors of the rooms have a more rustic appearance than those in the main house.

 

Summary of room facilities

All rooms

Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, TV.

Superior room

Main building location, one king or two double beds

Mayan Bungalow

Garden location; one king or two double beds

Mayan Suite

Main building location; king bed

The Superior Rooms are located in the main hotel building. These rooms feature two double beds and are very spacious and airy with air conditioning and ceiling fans. Terracotta tiled floors also help to keep the rooms cool.

 

Outside is a balcony with table and chairs that have spectacular views over the surrounding jungle.

Bathrooms have both a shower and tub and are decorated with pretty local tiles.

The rooms have excellent facilities including satellite TV, mini bar, coffee maker and hairdryers.

 

 

The Mayan Bungalows are located in the hotel’s tropical gardens. Arranged in small clusters of 2 or 3 rooms to a block, these are built like traditional Mayan houses with their adobe walls and palapa roofs. Each house has a shaded terrace overlooking the gardens and swimming pools.

 

The interiors are cosy with ornate carved wooden furniture, stained glass and local textiles. In spite of their fairly rustic appearance the bungalows do have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV and mini bars.

 

There are just 5 Mayan Suites which are located in the main hotel building. These rooms are larger than the Superior Rooms, have a single king bed, and feature the same beautiful carved cedarwood furniture, doors and window frames.

 

The suites have large shady terraces facing the gardens and jungle. They have all the amenities of the Superior Room, including satellite TV, mini bar but also feature a Jacuzzi bathtub.

 

restaurant

The main restaurant is located in the main hotel building close to the largest of the swimming pools. It’s a beautifully light airy room with a galleried ceiling with windows overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.

 

The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner and uses fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel’s own gardens. American breakfast includes unlimited coffee and juice, a large basket of sweet rolls, plenty of fresh fruit and pancakes or eggs cooked any style. Lunch and dinner menues include international and local Yucatean dishes.

Throughout the picturesque grounds there are several palapa restaurants which open for lunch. These are mainly used by tour groups who are visiting Chichen Itza for the day and call at the Mayaland for lunch.

You’ll often see local children perform regional dances or hear local musicans playing traditional songs from the area.

 

 

pool

The main pool is located at the side of the main hotel building and is plenty big enough for laps. After time spent exploring the Chichen Itza site, it’s a welcome retreat where you can cool down and relax.

It’s surrounded by pretty gardens with plenty of tables and chairs, so you can take time to enjoy these tranquil surroundings, plus a shady area to one side for those looking to escape the sunshine.

The main restaurant is located just next door, so you can enjoy drinks and snacks here too.

 

There are some smaller pools located in quiet parts of the grounds which are perfect for those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of these fabulous setting.

The pools have sun beds and parasols which make them great spots for an afternoon siesta.

 

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How to get here

How to get here

 

By air

There is a small airport at Chichen Itza used by private planes.
Merida International Airport is about 90 miles (1.75 hours) away. Cancun airport is about 130 miles / 2 hours away by road.

 

Driving directions

From the toll highway #180, coming from the direction of Cancun or Merida, take the exit for Chichen Itza.

As you approach Chichen Itza, follow the signs for the hotels rather than the ruins. A winding road takes you around the ruins and you will then take a right turn (signed again to the hotels).

The Mayaland will be on your right, after the Hacienda Chichen. The journey takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.

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