Nilayam Hotel

, Tepoztlan, Mexico
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Nilayam Hotel

, Tepoztlan
4 star

Rooms: 34

6 Industrias - Tepoztlan - 62520 - Mexico 01800 2215903
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9/10
Beatiful hotel in the Mystical town of Tepoztlan
Submitted by: Karl FP in 12/11/08
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Germany
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
It is a beatiful enigmatic small hotel-spa(about 30 rooms). Each floor has a different type of decoration, the first floor is Aztec, second from India, third from Japan. The hotel has a vegetarian restaurant, massages, yoga, taichi, but the best is do the Temazcal. It is an ancient aztec ritual(which is amazing) It is done in a igloo-type construction, where they put Volcanic rocks that are heated until red-hot and are placed in the center of the room. Before the ceremony starts the guide "asks for permission" to the gods of wind, earth, fire and water to start the ceremony. Then the conch shell is sounded, signaling the beginning of the temazcal bath. The group gets comfortable inside the temazcal. The door is closed, sealing off all light and sealing in the heat. Aromatic Herbs are thrown on the stones to create a vapor, inside the temazcal, the guide speaks and sings in aztec while playing a drum. The experience is surrealistic! Aztecs used it for "cleaning the soul". Additionaly we strongly suggest visitors to reserve for a room that has a view to the Tepoztec mountains and it small pyramid on the top.
 
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