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Boulder, Colorado
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

PPP is a very unusual place right on the beach. They offer different price ranges and different levels of palapas depending on how much you want to pay and the amenities you need. The grounds have been kept unspoiled and still a jungle feel to them but not in an unsafe way at all. Many palapas have views of the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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106 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was small but I am not complaining, we were looking for something like that. The hotel is very cool, you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle. The food was delicious, everything we ordered was perfect. The receptionist I have to say wasn't helpful AT ALL, she is I think from Argentina or Uruguay (from... More 

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Tijuana, BCN
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a little cabana in the middle of the jungle, all the room has was a bed a chair and the bathroom. Although staying there was quite an experience and I appreciate it for what it was, i must say that the first night we spend at the place we found a HUGE scorpion near the palm roof,... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Monica, Thank you very much for your sincere comments. We apologize for the inconvenience. At Papaya Playa Project we try to live together with nature surrounding us. Sometimes nature claims their habitat and although we care about the fauna surrounding us, we cannot compromise our guests. We're sorry we took too long for assistance, we will work to fix... More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel itself is fantastic, we were in a basic room which suited us very well. There was a spot on the beach most days and the staff were above and beyond friendly. The food was good for a few days but we couldn't have eaten there all week. We didn't go to the full moon party but could see... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Rich, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We're delighted to know that you had a great time at Papaya Playa Project and yes, the full moon party is a lot of fun! We are currently improving our food presentation and we're also renovating our menu, we're sure you will love it when you come back! We will... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came to Tulum for our one year/honeymoon celebrations. Having just spent a week in Louisiana, we were looking forward to some hot weather, relaxation and healthy food (one can only eat so many Po' Boys before you really start to hate them). Arriving at Papaya, we instantly knew we had made the right decision. The venue... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for choosing Papaya Playa Project for your stay! We're glad you and your wife had a great time and that you enjoyed our Beach Restaurante. Our jungle and oceanfront casitas are indeed our star product and we're delighted to know that you enjoyed the view at all times. We hope to welcome you back on your... More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Papaya Playa Project is amazing. It was the perfect backdrop for our group of friends to enjoy a long weekend together. Every year, our group of 40 somethings make the time to carve out a weekend and celebrate our friendship. This year, we looked for something new because our old venue was no longer happening (TomorrowWorld, Atlanta). We were looking... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Ken and Tina, We're so delighted you and your friends had a great time! Your joy and enjoyment are our best rewards! We will send your message to all our staff, specially Juan Jose, Sol, Emilia, Moses and Angel. Thank you for your grattitude and appreciation. At Papaya Playa Project our major goal is to create unforgettable moments for... More 

Basalt, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlos was a dream! I have been receiving professional massages for over thirty years in destinations all over the world. Including the Golden Door, Canyon Ranch, Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels, Auberge Hotels and Chateau Relais's. Carlos was exceptionally trained in Zurick and Bali and once held the position of massaging for the Mexican Olympic Gymnastic team. Carlos's massages are firm... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia, Thank you for your staying with us and for your kind comments! At Papaya Playa Project we're delighted when our guests are delighted. We'll make sure to send your comments to Carlos and we hope you let us serve you in the future. Thank you and have an excellent day! Ana Laura More 

Aspen, Colorado
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Papaya playa is an amazing spot! Very near town and with a welcoming and friendly staff. High point of my visit was the spa and the two professionals there. Manuel and Carlos ! Just wonderful! An Oceanside treatment that is not to be missed. Entire staff was fantastic, but I really would recommend getting a massage and/or Honey coconut scrub.... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Mitcheka, Thank you for staying with us! We're glad you enjoy your stay and our wonderful and relaxing spa treatments. We hope you come back and give us the oportunity to serve you again, it was a pleasure! We will get your comments to our staff. Thank you and we'll see you soon! Ana Laura More 

Los Angeles, California
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a place to spend our 1 year anniversary/honeymoon since we didn't take a honeymoon right after the wedding. Tulum and specifically Papaya Playa was the perfect spot. Far enough from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, but not far enough that you have to drive forever, Tulum is a little paradise tucked into the... More 

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Jacob, Thank you for staying at Papaya Playa Project! We're so glad that you enjoyed your anniversary / honeymoon in Tulum and specially at Papaya Playa Project! Thank you for your comments about the restaurante, as you know, all our food is fresh and prepared at the moment but we will work on our speed to provide a better... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a beautiful cassita! The room was amazing on the hill, on the beach with an amazing panoramic view of the ocean! We also.had a huge round private pool just below the balcony!!! Awesome stay, awesome staff!!! Andres the GM was super great along with Maria!!! Mucho gracias guys😙🤗😊😊😊😊

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AnaLaura_PPP, Project Manager at Papaya Playa, responded to this review

Dear Jeenie, Thank you for staying at Papaya Playa Project and for your kind comments! We're glad you enjoyed your time and we hope to welcome you back in the near future! Have an excellent day, Ana Laura More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Introducing, PAPAYA PLAYA, A DESIGN HOTELS™ PROJECT hitting Tulum, Mexico from December 6, 2011 to late 2012. Having sought far and wide for a place to create an authentic, nurturing experience, the 900 meter stretch of oceanfront paradise cocooned on the Caribbean coast of the Mayan Riviera was the perfect spot. Together with Emilio Heredia, owner of the existing Papaya Playa beach bungalow resort, Design Hotels™ is initiating the ultimate pop-up camp. Claus Sendlinger explains: “Our idea was to create a transitory, yet deeply culturally-rooted experience and we couldn’t have dreamed up a better place to make this happen. Capitalizing on the natural environment and multicultural character of Tulum, we quickly put together an international team of real visionaries, each enriching the experience with their own food, music, design or wellness concept. The enthusiasm and creative energy of everyone involved enabled us to renovate the camp and put together a holistic program within a very short period of time.” So come December, the authentic-pleasure seekers have a new raw-luxe camp they can sink and rub their feet into. Eighty-five cabañas have been renovated by the Design Hotels™ creative team. Integrating local materials and building techniques, they encourage its residents to soak in the warmth of the elements, both physically and mentally. The separation between man and nature diminishes in these rustic spaces while the perception of small indulgences – like high thread count sheets, flowing mosquito nets and thick towels – is heightened. The ultimate luxury in most of the cabañas, is the private porch, where hammocks gently swing guests into sync with Tulum’s laid-back rhythm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Papaya Playa

Address: Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: £158 - £422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Papaya Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Papaya Playa Tulum
Papaya Playa Hotel Tulum
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Tulum
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Tulum
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“If you want quiet choose a garden room. If you want to hear the ocean all night and wake up to it choose a ocean front.”
 of 5 bubbles docBoulder, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Seek a room further from the open area bar and lounge”
 of 5 bubbles artemis5757, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront room recommended! Also, some have a mini "swimming pool" on roof!”
 of 5 bubbles maggieg878, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cute, eco friendly hotel offering great views!”
 of 5 bubbles 840tahliac, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“close to the restaurant, reception.”
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