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“Hidden Gem”
Night view shows the beauty of Porto Playa
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Night view shows the beauty of Porto Playa
the kitchen is open to living room and balcony overlooking pools
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Night view shows the beauty of Porto Playa
the kitchen is open to living room and balcony overlooking pools
Upper pool sits above the street level.  Lower Pool is private in courtyard
The upper pool is almost Olympic in length and Jacuzzi is on right
View of gulf from pool area
view of pool from our balcony
View of upper and lower pools at Porto Playa
Free beach chairs at Indigo Beach Club
our balcony is the open one directly across from the pool
Porto Playa is 100 steps from the beach
Entrance (2)
It's a great place for fun, romance, R & R, singles, couples, families
Porto Playa is located on 1st AVe. and Calle 16
. .  go on for miles of great walking
Playa del Carmen has white sandy beaches . . .
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula

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FenwayRul...
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Stayed here with husband and our three children (12, 10, 8) and we all enjoyed our stay. My kids loved the pool, I liked the cleanliness and daily maid service, and my husband liked the breakfasts (included in the price). 24 hour guard at front gate probably not needed, but did make sure feel more secure. My husband used the gym faciliies and raved about them.

It is a great condo in a very nice little complex perfect for families or couples. Probably not suitable for all mature travelers as requires use of stairs.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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pat22222
Whitby, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely condo experience”
Reviewed 18 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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I have usually stayed at hotels and resorts, so this was my first time at a condo. The office people were super nice and helpful. I didn't have a laptop so they let me use the office one to check my emails and book seats for the flight home. I highly recommend booking the seats 24 hours ahead so my family and i could sit together and also avoid the very long check in lineup at the airport. The pool fantastic. There were two jacuzzi s ..but the one jacuzzi was cold and the other scalding...so didn't use. Negatives were that the shower had no hot water and the sink faucet in the bathroom was faulty, spraying in all directions. the counter and me. I didn't like the beach to swim at the club because of the fishing boats which you had to go between to swim, the ropes were like swimming in a pool for laps and it smelled bad, algae or dead fish, not sure. So we had to walk for 10 minutes to walk to the other club to use the lounge chairs and have a nicer beach for swimming.. Loved Imprevist resto for the breakfasts....great food and included in the price! Situated a minute walk on a quiet street. Nice view of the Candle shop across the road. There was also Indigo beach restaurant, so you had two choices for the complimentary breakfast..At Indio resto they have a view of the beach, food was buffet, but you could order eggs made any way, or pancakes. They had lounge chairs on the beach to use, People were smoking so that was another thing i didn't like.They kept refilling my coffee cup without asking. All in all, a great experience and i would return.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: The shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tangies1
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little slice of paradise”
Reviewed 9 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We spent the last week in December at Porto Playa in Unit 216. The condo exceeded our expectations, the staff were extremely helpful and the location was excellent.

They are as close to the beach as advertised and afternoons at the beach club were a highlight of the trip. We also did a day trip to Punto Vendao (a related property?) and I'd highly recommend that for a more quite/secluded day at the beach.

The gym was much better than expected and daily yoga classes in "Spanglish" were both challenging and fun.

Best of all, the property was about 100 yards from the hustle and bustle of 5th avenue, but seemed like a million miles away once you stepped through the entrance.

Last but not least, Laura was terrific in helping with reservations/arrangements and answering questions about the property and Playa del Carmen. I look forward to working with her again if we get a chance to return next year.

Looking forward to our return.

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Liked best: Condition of the unit and location of the property.
Liked least: Minor ticky/tack things like no ice in the freezer when we arrived, having to call to have the water bottle changed, etc.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
9 Jan 2013
I'm so glad you enjoyed Porto Playa as much as we do, and I so appreciate your comments. Thank you.

My son, Matt, and I believe in Our Promises to You:.

1. We respond to all emails within hours.
2. We want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa or Villas Sacbe, or someone else’s property
3. We will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have.
4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can match the Property Management’s rate on all units in all 5 properties.
Our goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again and again.

Thanks again,
Laura and Matt
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karen s
Hernando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“awesome vacation!!!!!”
Reviewed 11 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We stayed at Porto Playa in unit 216. It was everything we wanted and more. The pool was large and refreshing and just steps away from our unit. Every morning and every evening , we would sit on our balcony, over looking a sanctuary of palm trees . Too perfect! The condo is luxurious and spotless and the service is great! The best part is the location; a block from the beach in one direction and a block to 5th street in the other. The restaurants offer gourmet cuisine while dining al fresco on 5th Ave. We had the best octopus at IL Dieci's that I ever had!!!! We will return again and definitely recommend this to anyone wanting the perfect beach vacation!!!

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Liked best: the location, the beautiful property and the close ness to the beach and 5th ave
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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barnesje
chicago, IL
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun in Sunny Playa”
Reviewed 8 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

A group of friends from college decided to go to Mexico for a long week-end. Kelly helped us book this amazing 2 bedroom condo at Porto Playa. It was luxurious, roomy, and had an awesome balcony overlooking the pool. We had cocktail hour out there every night before heading out to dinner. The condo's location was great. Fifth Avenue was literally right around the corner. On the Fifth there was plenty of fabulous restaurants, shopping, & plenty of nightlife. They're not kidding when they say it's only "100 steps from the beach." A short walk and you're there. The Indigo Beach club was our favorite. the service was great - from food to drinks to umbrellas..they have it all! Already planning to go back next year!

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Liked best: Luxerious accommodations & the location
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Canada
Reviewed 14 September 2011 for a stay in March 2010
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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 45-54
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IL
Reviewed 19 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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