by Karon Warren
Located along the Tulum Coast, Los Lirios Hotel Cabanas features a group of two-story cabins, each with four guestrooms. Guestroom amenities include a private bath with shower and bathtub, a comfortable living room, a spacious terrace or balcony, a hammock, air conditioner, hair dryer and an in-room safe. Breakfast is available as part of your room rate, or you have the option to upgrade. Lunch and dinner also are available at the restaurant. Families also will enjoy the swimming pool located near the beach, or you can choose to play in the sand and surf. Regardless of your choice, you’re sure to have a great time.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Swimming pool
- Free breakfast
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
It was our first time in Tulum and we loved it.
Los Lirios is well located, in the heart of everything. Close by you will find a lot of cute boutiques, a lot of restaurants, a cenote (clandestino), places to rent bikes, the city has a lot of cabs (only take cash-pesos), and it seems like almost every room has an ocean view.
Our room was adorable, spacious, ocean view, no TV, balcony with a hammock...very romantic.
The hotel is on the beach! You can see the sun rise if you are an early bird!
If you just want to chill, just grab your beach towel and relax on the beach! During the day, you can order food/drinks on the beach from the restaurant, which is convenient. There are chairs on the beach and some “cabañas” close to the pool. Plenty of places to lay down and relax.
There’s seaweed all over the beach in Tulum! There’s people going around and cleaning it in the morning but they can’t clean 100% because it is part of the environment. The seaweed is soft so just step over it to get on the water. Don’t be alarmed or mad about it. It is just part of it.
Take a walk to the beach at night and admire the beautiful sky, full of stars.
The staff is super friendly, they have massages on-site, a restaurant and an adorable coffee shop (Brew Tulum), which is located next to the restaurant (Mia).
The music from Mia beach club can be too loud at times. We chose the chairs further from it so the loud music wouldn’t kill the relaxing vibe.
The breakfast at Mia is included with your stay. They have good breakfast and friendly staff. We preferred to dine at other places close to the hotel as they had better food (ziggy’s, Ana Y Jose, Rosa Negra, etc.)
The coffee shop (Brew Tulum) is legit, they roast their own coffee and you can have local delicious coffee without getting out of the hotel (Mia serves breakfast but only black coffee, so if you are a coffee lover, make sure to get coffee from Brew Tulum which is pretty much attached to the restaurant. You can even do a coffee tasting if you’d like :) the owners Laura and Alberto (AJ) and their staff (Olaf) will take great care of you.
Tulum is a lovely city. Bring cash (pesos). There are a 2 money exchange places on the hotel street in case you need more cash. The majority of the ATMs will give you dollar in case you want dollar...although a lot of the places around town only take cash and preferably pesos.
I’d plan on renting a car for at least two days so you can drive to Cobá, and to a few cenotes. We had a guide to go to Casa Cenote and Dos Ojos. We swam with a freaking crocodile at Casa cenote (unexpectedly)...Panchita the crocodile lives there and we heard it is very rare for snorkelers or divers to see her...well we were lucky (or not) to see it and swim with it. Thankfully we were safe :) Cenote tour is a must do. Dos Ojos cenote is magnificent. Go to Cobá and hire a guide. It is worth it. (600 pesos for two people for a 45 minute guide).
The preferred credit cards are visa and MasterCard but major hotels and restaurants accept Amex.
We fell in love with Tulum. We will definitely go back and stay at Los Lirios.
by Renae P
I have just returned from a stay at Los Lirios a few days ago and I find myself extremely confused. I booked this hotel prior to reading trip advisor reviews (very silly i know) and I immediately regretted booking this hotel, there are many negative reviews complaining about wifi, breakfast, the beach, noise, air conditioning and anything else people find to complain about with a minimal amount of people boasting. I have never written a review before although felt the need after all the negative comments online.
My first impression of the hotel when arriving i was immediately amazed at the beauty and natural aspects to the hotel. I arrived around midday and unfortunately could not check into my room yet, the hotel was able to hold our bags. My partner and I wished to hire a scooter and the helpful concierge arranged a taxi to take us to a hire location.
The WiFi was better than i have at home in the south of Sydney, the air conditioning was so cold my partner and i had to turn it off throughout the night, breakfast was limited but what do you expect when its free and the hotel is dramatically lower in price than its neighbors (la zibra, Azulik, Nomade and Casa Malca), the hotels beach had minimal seaweed, the pool is small but again the price of the hotel justifies this, I found no noise from the beach club at all and my room was right next to the bar.
All in all I found this hotel to be absolutely perfect as i stayed in room G4, the hotel staff were happy to help, had great recommendations for restaurants and I cant wait to stay here again when I return to Tulum. I classify myself and relatively high maintenance when it comes to hotels and am still very confused why everyone has complained about this hotel although I will be recommending this hotel to all friends and family in the future.