The Maya-inspired architecture and impeccable service at this decadent boutique hotel will leave you swooning. Enter through heavy wood doors (carved by local artisans) into spacious stone-floor suites that contain majestically draped four-poster beds, outlandish Mexican art and cavernous bathrooms. Water features on the premises include a creek, a small lagoon and a natural rock, multi-tiered swimming pool.
Massages, a temascal and a fine restaurant are available. The Italian owner, a Maya expert, also speaks German, French, English and Spanish.
Set in tropical gardens, Hotel Boutique Quinta Chanabnal is 5 km from Palenque Archaeological Site. Resembling a Mayan palace, it offers outdoor pools with waterfalls, free Wi-Fi and spa. Air-conditioned suites feature flat-screen cable TV and a fan. Each has a work desk and minibar with free soft drinks, beer and water. There is a balcony with garden views. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, slippers and toiletries. The hotel has an à la carte restaurant and a bar. There is also a snack bar and room service is available. Massage and an airport shuttle service are available for an extra charge. Free parking is offered and the hotel has a tour desk and 24-hour reception.