This modern retreat inspired in the tropical forest hotel has an exceptional location 5 minutes from the Archaeological Site and a few miles from spectacular landscapes, lakes and waterfalls.
It is surrounded by the most exotic natural beauty and gorgeous gardens.
The hotel has been designed for tourist and business travelers.
They feature 92 comfortable 5-star accommodations for you (though I think it’s a 4-star hotel).
I enjoyed a pleasant experience and facilities that include pool and restaurant. There are also temazcal and spa.
It’s a pity that I spent there only one night.
You can watch my 4 min 42 sec about Palenque Video Palenque Villa Mercedes in the morning out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
The hotel designed to offer an integral experience of pleasure, regardless the reason of your trip.
The Hotel services and amenities include from two infinity pools and hammocks to relax in a unique tropical atmosphere to meeting rooms for private events and even a traditional Mayan temazcal.
Additionally, Villa Mercedes Hotel offers bar services and complimentary Wi-Fi in our Lobby.
The hotel in Palenque offers you:
Two swimming pools, A Mayan temazcal spa, La Floresta Restaurant, Bar, Hammocks, Gardens, Meeting room, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Conference room, Travel Agency, Souvenirs shop, Complimentary parking lot onsite, Laundry and dry cleaning service.
Info from the card i have.
Margarita & ED
Economic Rustic and Modern rooms all with private bath
In beautiful El Panchan
Carretera Zona Arqueologica km 4.5
Apartado Postal 55
Palenque, Chiapas 29960
916 34 842 05
Rooms accommodating from 1 to 4 persons all with fans some with AC. Apts with Kitchenettes.
Hot water and free purified water.
I loved my room i did pay 250 pesos a nights and stayed 3 nights.
very friendly people, clean room good shower and bed.
went to a "restaurant" near Ed for a drink but the had almost nothing. Later found out that they just opened it. Mostly ate at Don Muchos very good restaurant and breakfast was good too.
You have many options here in El Panchan. There are more houses or even hammocks.
Ed and Margaritas are more to the back of El Panchan.
Bring flashlight with you and we had also some rain mostly at night but 1 road was under water so had to walk through it.
Other accommodations in El panchan
Posado Los Angeles was pretty basic and worn, but offered a variety of clean options based on budget. The location was on the main strip, about a block from the ADO bus station. It has options ranging from rooms with a fan and private bath to air-conditioned rooms with television. I had a single with TV, fan, and private bath for 200 $MX per night. The rooms were clean, but my particular room was right by the stairs (external hallways) and made it a little noisier, and the curtains were too small for the window (I had to put my town over the window to get full privacy). Overall, it was a central location with a really inexpensive price that fit my need for a couple nights.
Cost: 200 $MX for single with TV & fan (range from 150-400 $MX per night).
This was the first place we found on our walk from the bus station (1 minute walk). The most memorable part of our stay here was that on our second night the staff opened our room twice (1st time at 5AM, then 6AM) for no apparent reason! Good thing we tied the door to a nearby hat hanger so it wouldn't open sufficiently for a person to enter. It was very sketchy - avoid this place!
We (2 female travelers) got a room on the ground level. It's very noisy because of the proximity to the street (car and people traffic), and the bathrooms are connected to the other rooms' so we heard other guests' amorous activities. There's hot water and the bathroom was fair. There are windows and a ceiling fan. For 200 pesos per night (150 for a room without TV - which was either already taken, or the staff was trying to make more money by withholding this info from us) I didn't have high expectations, but I think there are cheaper, safer, quieter, and friendlier places. Also, the staff was not helpful and kept trying to sell tours/services at high prices ie. luggage storage at 100 pesos when it's only 4 pesos at the bus station.
Proximity to bus station is the only plus. Otherwise, noisy, overpriced, unsafe, and unfriendly.
Camping in this area is by far the cheapest option. In case you don’t have a tent, get yourself a hammock! You’ll love to sleep underneath a clean sky full of stars.
Just a few advices:
.. get some repellent, mosquitoes can be a serious pain in the *** !!
.. don’t freak out if you hear some howling monkey around; they usually howl before it gets dark, but sometimes (at night ) they announce the rain with some very weird noises. Again, they are harmless.
The ruins in Palenque are superbe, the town however is rather mediocre. Most Hotels down-town (or should I say down-village) charge 300-400 pesos per room (about 30-40 USD). The Hotel Lacondonia I stayed in charged 350 pesos for a three-bed room. OK, it was very clean, the AC worked and the shower/toilet was perfectly clean. However getting to the toilet requires a jaunt along a narrow balcony in full view of all the guests of the excellent pizzeria (the pizza vegetariana was excellent, however the beer-limejuice-salt marguerita like drink was a bit too adventurous for me) one floor below. So be sure to take more than just a towel when going to the shower. Also there was no TV in the room :-(
Palenque is no only the Pyramids but a small city where you can stay and from there plan your mayan ruin incursion.
I really don't remember the name of the hotel but it is right infront of the city's main square and it is a great spot to live the city's life.
It is pretty cheap but fairly clean and nice.
It's centric location.
Although I classify this as a campground, what El Panchan and the other similar accomodations in the area provide are simple bungalows. There are a variety of options and owners here actually. We choose to have a bungalow with a private bath, simple as it was. Some owners have e-mail addresses, aparently: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
The rainforest atmosphere and trails between cabins is relatively unique. As the Rough Guide describes this place, it has a "New Age" atmosphere. There are a couple of restaurants, an internet cafe, and bar. The prices of the cabins are a bit overpriced, as I recall, but the alternative is staying in a dingy hotel in town or in a luxury priced resort type place, both of which are further from the ruins.
It's close to the busstation. If you get out of the busstation (the one with the national busses), walk uphill. Hotel Regional will apear on your right. It's a walk of 5 minutes more or less. We've noticed that other hotels and hostels in Palenque are a lot more expensive. This one is honestly cheap. It's a two floor building, with a little garden in the center where they held little turtles.
nice and rustique. Colourful and especially nice for backpackers
This place is nice and clean and offers some cheap dormitories.
The beds are not bunk beds, but side by side by side. There are quiet a number of beds in one room, but I still found it a pleasant and quite place to stay. The place is located in the center of the town, not far from the bus stations and easy to find.
Prices in year 2001: Dormitory: 50 pesos.
In Planeque there are several placest to stay very close by. So you may check which one is better very easily. We deicded to stay at Posada Nacha'n Ka'an. The rooms are nice and big, very clean and with it's own bathroom. We paid 250 pesos per night for 4 of us.
Very spacious rooms and clean showers.
The hotel is set a bit outside the centre and is less noisy.
There are beautiful wall paintings and you can have your breakfast outside
Azul te boeken
It's a simple hotel, basic, but with fan and bathroom. Very friendly staff.
I can hardly tell you anything about the bed because I spent all night in the bathroom on the toilet... The only time I was ill during that trip, and this happens to everybody! I remember at some stage looking at my watch, it was 10.30 - yet I had no idea if this was morning or night... And I was not able to look outside because my room had no window. But then, it's better not to think about that night ;-)
Although Melissa and I stayed in town, this seemed like an excellent place to be. We rode out to El Panchan for a New Years celebration. It is set about a mile from the ruins and 5 miles out of town in a jungle environment. Everyone staying here said it was very relaxing.
There is an inexpensive vegitarian restaurant. Camping was about 2 usd and cabanas with private bath 10 usd.
Walking distance to the ruins. Rain forest setting.
This is a nice posada because all of the family members (who are very friendly) work here, and seems to be frequented by Mexican families. (Families with many children who get up early!! )This hotel is a step up from the "backpackers" lodging, so we paid a bit more.
We paid 20 usd for two beds, hot water, television and a helpful staff.
Two of the rooms overlook the street. Most have televisions. The beauty shop downstairs, I believe, is run by the same family.
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