Need to know
28, including nine suites.
Midday. Later check-out is subject to availability and a charge of $40.
Double rooms from $260.00, excluding tax at 19 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 5% per room per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast.
The Hol Bé spa (named after the Mayan for ‘open way’ has treatment beds set up in a candlelit underground cavern, where you can experience traditional Mayan massage techniques.
At the hotel
Heliport, spa, library, tennis court, pool table, TV room, free WiFi in the main buildings. In rooms: CD/MP3 player, hammock, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Number 8 got us the most excited, on account of its secluded terrace and the plunge pool that leads off from the large bathroom. Hacienda bedrooms were traditionally designed to be airy rather than light, but rooms 4 and 7 are the hotel’s brightest. Room 7 also has the most extensive garden views, and big, black-and-white-tiled room 4 boasts a plunge pool set in a dainty private garden. La Casa del Patron (the owner’s house) is the largest and most private suite, with a full-size pool fashioned from the Hacienda’s erstwhile cistern and a vast bathroom with a Ticul-stone tub.
The hacienda’s glorious pool is one of the hotel’s highlights. Its fountain-fed length stretches across the gardens like a swathe of blue carpet, with four columns rising high out of the water. There are plenty of loungers too.
Hacienda Temozon’s glam, bordering on regal, atmosphere means that high heels and haute couture aren’t remotely out of place.
Smoking is allowed throughout.
Up to two under-12s can share their parents’ room free. Babysitting can be arranged, with a day’s notice. There’s a children’s area in the restaurant. The extra guest charge for children over 12 or adults is $50.
The hotel recycles where possible, reuses water through irrigation and Temozon’s owners are behind the World Haciendas Foundation, which supports henequen rope-making communities in the Mexican southeast.