• Elif Adali

Where to stay in Tulum? - Kimpton Aluna Tulum Review

Our final stop during our Quintana Roo Trip was Tulum. We were excited to see what the hype was all about. Our home during our time in Tulum was the Kimpton Aluna Tulum.

It is a fairly new boutique hotel conveniently located in Aldea Zama. This area is a newly developed part of Tulum and is right between Tulum Beach and Tulum town. Both can be easily reached by bike or car/taxi. The hotel offers free bike rental to their guests which is a huge plus when in Tulum.

The hotel had a completely different vibe than all the other places we stayed at in Quintana Roo. Entering the lobby felt like being in the middle of the jungle surrounded by lush tropical nature. During check-in we were given our wristbands which where our room keys and headed straight to our room.

We were located on the ground floor and had our own little jungle terrace. The room was quite spacious, and the décor was beautiful. All pieces seemed carefully chosen and were in perfect harmony with each other. Amenities included bathrobes, a beach bag, beach towels, and of course standard amenities like personal care products ect.

After a good nights sleep we headed to breakfast which is served next to the main pool at Parallel 20 restaurant. You can choose between buffet breakfast, which also includes an egg dish or pancake, or you can order from the a la carte selection. We tried the Chilaquiles and the Pancakes, both were delicious.


The hotel has two pools. The main pool, which is located in the courtyard of the hotel and another smaller pool on the rooftop. Perfect for a morning dip.

We also tried some cocktails on the rooftop which is home to the Bhanu restaurant. The rooftop is also open for non hotel guests. The cocktails were great and we loved the music. The rooftop is also great for watching the sunset.

We really loved the vibe of the hotel and it was the perfect to unwind after a long day of exploring the area. It’s perfect for you if you are looking for a place close to all attractions but don’t want to spend a fortune.


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