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“just to noisey for us”

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Hotel Riviera del Sol
Ranked #75 of 209 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
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“just to noisey for us”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed for eight days at the end of march.The staff and hotel are all top notch here.Rooms and hotel are very clean,breakfast is good,location off 5th ave. and beach location really was what we were looking for in a boutique hotel.The construction and traffic noise was just to much for us and we switched hotels part way though our vacation.The noise pool side would seem echo through if you spent time there,the rooms blocked it out well with windows shut and a.c on.We switched rooms once with no problems,loved the local shops close by especially the wine store down a few doors.Spent 1 day at mamitas if you like the beach scene.When construction is finished you are still left with nice boutique hotel on a busy road.

Room Tip: patios and decks are larger on upper floors
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I recently stayed here for Spring Break with my two teenage daughters. We LOVED this hotel - the beautiful furniture, candle and lighting at night, yummy food and friendly and helpful staff. I have been to Playa del Carmen three times and I am staying ONLY at this hotel. GREAT location and access to Mamitas beach. Thank you!!

Room Tip: Our room was near the pool and it was so beautiful to open the sliding glass doors' curtains and...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Four of us were here for 4 nights, first time in Playa del Carmen. The rooms were simple, clean and quiet. Location is excellent, and construction noise only bothersome if you're sitting by the pool. The pool is smaller than it looks in the photos, not a major drawback. The front desk is extremely helpful with everything: arranging pick up at Cancun airport, suggesting restaurants, massage places. Breakfasts were delightful, and egg dishes cost extra, but still very reasonable. The wait staff is Argentinian and charming.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms which face the street
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Winnipeg
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

I have traveled to Playa Del Carmen 6 times and have stayed at different boutique hotels every time.
During February of 2012 I stayed at the Riviera Del Sol for 9 nights. I had pre visited this hotel and reserved Master Suite 201.

Check in was smooth and effortless with the assistance of the wonderful front desk Staff. The room was beautiful and clean with ample space and TWO balconies, one overlooking the pool and one overlooking 1st avenue and Calle 28 which goes straight down to MAmitas Beach Club which the Riviera Del Sol provides free beach chars and umbrellas at.

This hotel is beautiful and located perfectly. The staff seems to be mostly Argentinian and if these people are any indication of what Argentina is like, it must be amazing! They are SOOO nice. They truly go out of their way to make you feel at home.. From Mercedez, to Melinda to Tomas and Gabriella.. Thank you so much!

The good: Room Size, Cleanliness, Hotel Location, Breakfast, Service, Beach Club, Price

The not so good: Very firm bed. No potable water on sight. Suites 201 and 301 will suffer from a noisy 1st Avenue at night and early morning but at the same time the patio that allows the noise to penetrate the room is also great for people watching during the day, so this is a bittersweet complaint.

Suggestions to the Hotel: Bring in water coolers so guests can have access to potable water. Many of the cheaper hotels I have stayed at have this.

Thanks for making my holiday a great one!

Room Tip: Rooms on the West side will be quieter. Suites and standard rooms are very similar. Both very well a...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

This was my first time staying at Riviera del Sol and it was absolutely fabulous! I've been going to Playa del Carmen for the past 12 years and have stayed in many, many different hotels and this was by far, my favorite! The rooms were wonderful, the location fabulous, the pool relaxing and the staff great! I would recommend Riviera del Sol to everyone!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Livingston, Montana
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Pool is small but the beach is two blocks away and that is fine. Spent three nights here before 7 days of fly fishing in Punta Allen, Will definitely be back!

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a lovely hotel with lots of potential, tucked away off 5th avenue, yet easily within walking distance to restaurants & beach. Seasoned traveler's (our 5th year), we enjoy the less hectic atmosphere & so decided upon Riveria del Sol. The rooms are spacious, but the bathrooms are in desperate need of updating, and threadbare towels for both bathing and beach use are inexcusable. Continental breakfast was adequate, and as others have said it's probably better to order off the menu. We did love the grounds and unique upper lobby for guests to lounge in is a special treat. This has all the makings of a great boutique hotel, just needs attention to detail.

Room Tip: Avoid ground floor facing pool - lack of privacy
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Property: Hotel Riviera del Sol
Address: 1a. Av. Norte y Calle 30 Nte. | Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 209 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riviera del Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riviera del Sol is an outstandingly beautiful hotel located in Playa del Carmen. Here you will enjoy a peaceful atmosphere accompanied by the warm, friendly, and courteous service the Mayan Riviera is famous for. Riviera del Sol is designed exclusively with your relaxation and comfort in mind. Each room has a private patio or balcony overlooking the pool and stunning garden area. Whether it’s just the two of you or your entire family, you will find that staying at Riviera del Sol is a truly exceptional experience - Welcome to the magic that is Riviera del Sol! ... more   less 
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