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Genesis Eco-Oasis

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Badsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is the type of hotel that will live long in the memory when big resort-style holidays will have faded. We spent 3 nights at Genesis at the beginning of our holiday, staying the first night in Bamboo, but then also moving into the Birdhouse room above for more space and the outdoor seating. Lee was fantastic in helping arrange...

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Milano, Italia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Imgine lush tropical garden with birds and frogs, with a beatiful pool in the middle. All around few rooms originally and artistically decorated with local or natural themes by the creative owner Christie. A good healthy breakfast, smilng and helpful staff and an Ecosubstainable concept well applied in all aspect. At night some noise (but I call it ssymphony) from...

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were so well taken care of and appreciate the extra care put into our comfortable, clean suite ... Wonderful breakfast, great atmosphere and live the sounds of the village that surround and entice you into a world so different from the norm ..

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

I really enjoyed the refreshing dip at the pool and our equally refreshing conversation about what is good in the world! Thank you for helping to support Genesis and the community of Ek Balam.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We started our long anticipated trip to Mexico spending 6 nights at Genesis. After almost 24 hours of travelling, the sparkling natural pool was most welcoming. We stayed in the comfortable Sol room with enough space for 2 adults, 1 child and all our luggage. The outside shower overlooking the pool and beautifully landscaped garden was particularly refreshing. Our beds...

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

I wish I had been able to learn more about you and your lives in South Africa. I hope the rest of your journey continued to be fun and full of great family memories. Thank you for coming to Genesis and to this little Maya village.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our family had a wonderful time at Genesis. The site is truly special, gorgeous landscaping and the sounds of birds and frogs chirping throughout the day and night. The host and her staff were super friendly as well, and provided great information about the location. The kids had a blast in the pool as well. the rooms are unique and...

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

It was a thrill to be part of your family´s summer holiday memories! I am so glad that we were able to provide a little something for everyone. Thanks Andy and family!

Ontario, California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful grounds and all obviously well tended and loved. Great pool and the host could not have been more welcoming. True gem. Delicious food with vegetarian and vegan options. My kids loved petting the animals that call this place home

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

Thanks Seana. Your kids were so respectful and appreciative ...and like so many children who come here: surprisingly content to interact without a wifi connection!

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Three adults and two children for three glorious days! We arrived much too early but Lee and dogs received us graciously and accommodated us - actually showed us various rooms, choices all being attractive: size and fans vs. AC being the main choices (only one of the latter which I chose). The splendour of the "hotel" is its setting: great...

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

Richard, this is especially complimentary coming from someone in the hospitality business. Glad we had that one room with a/c to give you during that especially hot summer week here!

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed at Genesis Ek Balam for one night on our way to Valladolid and we absolutely loved the place! The most magical experience was being able to hear all the sounds of the jungle from our room at night, as we tried to identify all the different 'sounds' we could possibly hear from different species of frogs, birds, crickets,...

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Lee C, Manager at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

Come back soon! It was great to have you here!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 8 August 2016

this is a unique place with beautiful and clean rooms. the bathrooms have a good quality. eco genesis has an incredible staff. they were so friendly and helpfull at any time. also the food is very delicious. very nice garden with a pool, plants and a lot of sun.

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I will pass these on to Gloria and Mari!

Nelson
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lee is a gracious host. If you are looking to get away from the tourism bustle, this is a great place to go. Beautiful accommodations, amazing vegetarian food and great people! Thanks for our wonderful stay Lee.

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Lee C, Owner at Genesis Eco-Oasis, responded to this review

You were right about getting away from the tourist zones and getting to know real Yucatan. Thanks for appreciating the things we love about living here, mostly the people and the green life everywhere!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A one-acre Oasis of lush tropical gardens teeming with life, a pool of crystalline subterranean waters, fresh vegetarian, mostly organic home grown, home-cooked food; unique lodgings that compliment, rather than dominate, their natural surroundings. Guests are generally well travelled and in search of authentic cultural experience, contact with nature and intriguing archaeological sites of international importance. In partnership with several local families, we provide meaningful, respectful interactions and cultural exchanges through our Artisans Tour and Maya Cooking Class. We host a Pilgrimage tour that includes morning walks to untouristed sacred and natural sites. 2 Hours from Cancun or Merida airports; 1.5 Hr from gorgeous Caribbean beaches at Tulum or the biosphere reserve on the Gulf of Mexico. 45 Minutes from Chichen Itza; Half hour from the Colonial city of Valladolid, cenotes XKeken (Dzitnup) and Samhula and minutes from the Ek Balam archaeological zone, cenote Xcanche, cenote Hubiku and others. See our free Tours and Activities travel planner online at GenesisEkBalam. We are independently owned and use a portion of profits to provide ongoing work and skills development for local staff, intercultural exchange programs and animal welfare projects. Genesis has operated at Ek Balam for 13 years. It is owned by a local resident expat from Canada who lives on site. Management is Yucateca and also on site. Continental Breakfast Included. English Spoken. Reservation recommended. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Genesis Eco-Oasis

Address: Ek Balam Village | Next to the archaeological zone, Ek Balam, Ek Balam Village 97743, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Ek Balam Village
Price Range: $67 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Genesis Eco-Oasis Hotel Ek Balam Village
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“I wish we had been in an upstairs room but I loved the coziness of our netted canopy bed.”
794sabinab, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms (cabanas) look out into the central garden. One cabana has a second floor that overlooks the street and village.”
KSCoral, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just spring for the birdhouse if available.”
848dalec, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful and unique- review pictures on website”
Yelgef, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“try to get the "bird nest" room if you are in two travellers”
Mokarran, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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