PREPARE YOUR STAY
At what time can I check-in?
We welcome our guests as of 3pm. In case of early arrival we will gladly keep your personal effects in a storage while you enjoy the facilities of our property. Subject to availability we will allow you to enter your room prior to 3pm.
Until what time can I check-out?
Our check-out time is 12pm (noon). In case of later departure we will gladly keep your personal effects in a storage while you enjoy the facilities of our property.
Are we allowed to enjoy the property on the check-out day after check out time?
Depending on the hotel occupacy on your check out date and time ( 12 am noon), and depending on the arrival time of the new guests, we are happy to extend a late check-out free of charge until 2pm. This will allow you, upon availability, to use the beach and the room until then, and should you wish to stay longer, with an additional charge of 100 USD + taxes between 2pm and 10 pm.
Do you have a concierge?
Yes, our concierge team will be able to assist you with planning anything in and around Tulum and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Opening hours reception
The reception is opened 24/7. Our concierge team welcomes you everyday between 7.30am and 11.30pm, if your arrival or departure is scheduled at a different time, please inform us and we will make sure someone from our team will be available to assist you. Our security guards are always present to assist you when the concierge team is out hours.
Opening hours reservation
Our reservations team can answer your calls or emails everyday between 10am and 7pm Tulum time (EST). If you need urgent information or assistance please contact our concierge team who will be happy to assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org or +52 1(984) 114-7525.
How to get to La Valise?
If you arrive by plane to Cancun you should know that we are located 130 km / 80 miles south. There are various options such as taxi, bus, shuttle or private transfer.
For your safety, comfort and privacy after a long flight, we highly recommend you to take a private transfer, and we can easily set this up for you. Our verified contractors use Ford Expedition SUV and would bring you in approximately 1 hour and 40 min to La Valise. The service fee is 140 USD for one way trip or 260 USD for round trip.
The cost of the transportation will need to be paid in cash directly to the driver upon arrival to the hotel. You will need to be prepared with 140 USD for one way or 260 USD for round trip.
What is the weather like in each season?
January-March, high season for Tulum, temperatures are somewhere between the high 60s and high 80s F (approx. between 20 and 32°C), and there is a slight chance of rain
April-June, the temperatures climb and you can find warmer weather and more humidity but we are aware of this and all our rooms have A/C for your comfort;
July-October, our rain season is here, rains can be quite strong but only last a few minutes per day. We do have umbrellas to walk around and usually the sun always comes out for several hours of the day;
November-December, temperatures fall to around the low 80s F (approx. 26-28°C) as the hurricane season slides away.
Is there a lot of seaweed in Tulum?
We have been experiencing along Mexican beaches of the Caribbean the arrival of sargazo seaweeds, an environmental situation that stretches from South Africa to Brazil to the Caribbean.
A vast majority of our hotel guests are still enjoying the beauty of the natural unique setting of Tulum. Seaweeds are after all part of Nature, same as the beautiful and luxuriant jungle or the normally pristine sand beaches and clear blue Caribbean Sea.
Having said that, we have a dedicated team that is working hard daily to mitigate this event by removing and disposing the seaweed from the beach strand.
On top of this, we are also currently participating in a coast-wide initiative to find a solution about this seaweeds, and we have been active in the various meetings between academics, the Government and the private sector to find durable solutions for our beautiful coast.
The intention of these meetings is to create a governmental agency dedicated to addressing the sargassum crisis, solutions include placing nets offshore to contain the seaweed before it reaches the beaches.
The first trial barrier in Cancun and Tulum are going to be placed mid-August. The seaweeds would then be redirected and collected by boats, keeping them far from our shores.
Besides, we would like to share with you our love for Tulum and that our team is committed to show you it is much more than just a magical beach location. You will find a myriad of Cenotes or lagoons to visit, as well as the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, explore caves or swim with whale sharks. Tulum is also a growing foodies place with acclaimed restaurants like Hartwood, Arca and NU, nightclubs like Gitano, Casa Jaguares and Papaya Playa Project to check out. Even after two weeks in Tulum, you will feel like you only scratched the surface — there is that much to do.
We strongly advise you to be equipped with Mosquito repellent (containing DEET for better protection). We do provide organic non DEET repellent at the front desk if you don’t have any.
Do you rent bikes?
We have bikes available for free for the hotel guests, no need to book in advance just ask reception upon check-in, we can also provide a lock to secure the bike while exploring shops, restaurants, bars, etc…
Can I change money in the hotel?
We highly recommend to change money when arriving at the airport or at a money exchange in Tulum as these places offer the best rates. We will always be able to help out by changing USD into MXN pesos in smaller denominations.
Do you have a SPA?
We offer SPA treatments such as facial and body scrubs, mineral clay treatment, as well as a variety of massages and relaxation treatments.
The swimming pool has fresh or salty water?
Our pool is filled with fresh desalinated water and has a heating system for times when the weather is colder.
Each suite have individual bathrooms?
Absolutely, including amenities like natural and eco-friendly soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
May I buy the hotel's furniture and amenities?
Most of the interior design pieces are antiques or handmade bespoke elements created for the hotel, they unfortunately are not for sale.
How do you make sure to maintain a reasonable energy consumption without impacting the area’s ecosystems and natural resources?
La Valise Tulum is located in a protected ecological environment and the full property is “off the grid”. That is what makes our guests’ experience so unique and private, and yet it adds a series of operational constraints that we have to work with while trying to be the least invasive to the beautiful nature surrounding the property.
Like most properties on the beach road, we produce all our electricity via a diesel generator. Our generator is only 1 year old, with a special exhaust filter and is one of the most energy efficient on the market. We provide power to three hotels, one house and one restaurant in an effort to increase the efficiency even further. We have an on-site desalinization and purification water plant for the shower and WC that filters water that comes from an 80 meter deep well built inside the property. We also treat our waste water through a small water treatment plant. We are mindful of our impact on the cultures, economies and environments in which we operate; we compost our organic waste and we try to recycle all our non-organic waste and avoid plastic and overall single-use plastic in our hotel.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Do you have a full service restaurant?
Yes, we have a full service restaurant on property offering breakfast and lunch. The menu is boasting a mix of traditional Mexican and Mayan dishes.
For dinner, we have a jungle side restaurant called NÜ Tulum with culinary experience created by our team of 7 amazing cooks from Mexico City, led by the young and upraising chef Cesar Castañeda. It is open everyday and serves dinner 6:30 to 10:30pm.
Is breakfast included in the room rate?
Yes, we offer a full complimentary breakfast with a menu for you to choose what you want each morning, it is included in the room rate
Can we have a romantic dinner on the beach?
Yes, we can arrange for a romantic dinner for two at the beach upon request.
I am gluten/diary intolerant, can I eat at your restaurant?
Yes, many of our guest eat gluten/dairy free and we are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements. Please be so kind to let us know upon your reservation so we can assist better.
Do you offer room service?
Yes, we will bring your meals to the room for you to enjoy on, either in the room or on your private terrace.
Do you offer all Inclusive packages?
All rates include breakfast for two, however we do not offer any other pre-set meal plan. We provide beach service, room service and meals to be taken at one of our restaurants.
Do you have fresh water or salt water in showers?
Unlike most hotels in Tulum, Encantada has a reverse osmosis desalinization water system, in order to provide fresh water system for all rooms and common areas.
Do you have air conditioning?
Yes, we have air conditioning in all rooms however we kindly ask our guests to only use it from 6 pm to 9am
Do you offer free Wifi?
Yes, we offer complimentary Wifi throughout the property and on the beach
Do you have safes in the rooms?
Yes, every room offers a safe deposit box for your own personal use
Do you have handicapped accessible rooms?
We unfortunately don’t have specifically designed accessible rooms but please contact us to see what is required and we will see how to assist best.
Do you have an elevator?
We don’t have an elevator however we have rooms on the ground floor.
Is the water in rooms drinkable?
La Valise Tulum is hosted in a protected ecological environment and the full property is “off the grid”. Therefore we produce all our electricity ourselves and the on-site desalinized and active carbon filtered water for the shower and WC comes from a 25 meter well build in the property. This water is non drinkable, but we provide in every room, in a small containers located next to the sink in your bathroom a drinkable water that comes from the same well, and is purified trough additional filtering methods and then passes through UV rays to become potable water.
Change of linen
We are mindful of our impact on the cultures, economies and environments in which we operate that is why we try to avoid plastic bottles for drinks and amenities. We will change your towels left on the floor, and unless dirty your bed linens will be changed every two days (if you prefer them changed more frequently simply let us know).
Do you accept kids?
We love kids, unfortunately due to our small size and intimate atmosphere, we only allow children over 12 years old in the hotel.
Do you accept pets?
We love pets almost as much as we love kids, but unfortunately pets have to stay at home during your visit to La Valise Tulum.
Do you allow smoking on property?
We do not allow smoking on hotel premises, however, we do have a designated smoking area in front of the hotel.
What forms of payment are accepted at the hotel?
We accept all major credit cards. We do not accept checks. We would like to inform you that starting April 1st 2019 we will be a cash-free hotel. It will not be possible to pay in cash in our restaurant and at check-out. The approved payment methods will be credit or debit cards and/or charge to your hotel room balance. Accepted credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Do you take a deposit upon check in?
A deposit of the 100% of the total amount of the reservation will be collected thirty (30) days before check-in (or less if you book fewer than 30 days before your arrival). By completing this booking request, you certify that you are the cardholder and authorize us to charge your credit card automatically with the amount due at that moment. In case of having problems to make this balance in your credit card we will contact you by email to request updated information of your payment method. Christmas and New Year holiday bookings (Dec 15th to Jan 15th) are charged a 100% non-refundable deposit upon booking.
I have a last minute medical, business or family situation and I need to cancel my stay, will I get refunded if I am in the non-refundable period before the check-in date?
As an independent small boutique hotel with a very low number of rooms that is trying to provide a unique experience to our guests, our operating costs per room are running very high, and we therefore are closely subject to our occupancy and room rates to provide such service.
It is very difficult for us to resell particular rooms of specific date at settled rate pertaining that is being released on short term notice. This is the reason why we have strict cancellation policy and that we don't waive our cancelation fee in case of change of plans or emergency. We highly recommend to purchase a travel insurance for any inconvenience or emergency that could prevent visiting una as planned.
Do you have/apply special promotions codes or discounts over peak season?
While we do have special prices, discount codes, promos and discounts along the year, we cannot apply them from the period between December 15th to January 15th.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Where is the closest Hospital?
CostaMed, 307 Boca Paila Road, approx. 13 km from hotel, can be reached in 30 minutes depending on traffic, rather 1h during peak season in December – January.
How long does it take to get an ambulance service?
It usually takes no more than 30 minutes for an ambulance to reach the hotel
Do you know a Doctor available close by?
Yes we know a good Doctor who can come to the hotel within 30 minutes depending on traffic, rather 1h during peak season in December – January.
Safety of Tulum
Safety in Tulum is not an issue, there is a lot of surveillance of the local police in the area as well as security of private companies, you can walk at night on the street or on the beach without worrying about anything, we also have our own guards always looking at the safety of the hotel and of our guests.
Is it safe to take taxis?
It is safe to take a taxi to go anywhere, you can simply hail one of the street, and however, at all times we are happy to coordinate your transportations (as a way to avoid some abuse in the fare some drivers may charge you).
GROUPS & EVENTS
For any group booking and for more than 5 rooms enquiry please contact email@example.com
We don’t host wedding or private parties on the beach for now but we can help you secure rooms at one of our 3 properties in Tulum and organize a private dinner at our jungle restaurant. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org