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“Nice Boutique Hotel for a great price”
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Kinbe Hotel
Ranked #108 of 214 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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9 reviews
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“Nice Boutique Hotel for a great price”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

This hotel is in the middle of everything and just off of the beach. The rooms aren't much, especilly in size (10' by 10'), but who is saying in the room anyway. It was extremely clean and the service was fantastic. Can't say enough how conveniently located this hotel is. Also, we stayed for around $69/night, which was a steal.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Calm hotel in the old part of Playa del Carmen just 2 minutes walk from beach and 1 minute from main street buzzing with loads of tourists mainly from the US. Though situated in the busy part of Playa del Carmen the hotel is calm and an excellent retreat from the sometimes strenuous mass tourism. They managed to design the hotel in a very individual way turning the outside in with a nice pool on one side of the entrance citing the nearby beach and a tropical garden on the other side. Rooms are either facing the pool or the tropical garden so you always have the impression of not being in the center of town! Hotel staff is very friendly, rooms are all different (good taste!). Sometimes less design effort would have been more (e.g. watch your toes opening the wardrobe, doors are excentric; nice bathrooms but it would be useful having enough light for e.g. shaving - so don't shave you are on holidays!). Overall, highly recommended!! No breakfast offered but use the small restaurant adjacent to hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Kinbe is a simple, clean and very well located hotel. Is a good bargain for the price! The location is awesome and the staff very helpful - specially Jan, who helps with all matters.

This is a couples and friends place. People arrive from the clubs all night long.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Kinbe is located in a perfect spot of you want to go to the beach, visit other hotels around the area or just walk around Quinta avenida. I'm pregnant, so I crave different foods, my husband and I loved 100% natural for breakfast. It is a restaurant just around the corner from the hotel. The juices, tacos and pancakes are delish!

As far as the rooms, we stayed in a tiny one. I think it was the second cheapest. I would go for the deluxe. My friends stayed there and it was prettier and spacier.

The staff was great! Jan the manager, was mega sweet and helpful! Pregnant or not, I would definitely recommend!
Oh... And they have wifi! That's a plus.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We stayed there a few days ago for 2 weeks and enjoyed it! We have been to Cancun many times and stayed and various hotels! This hotel was nice and clean. The location was great! Close to the beach just a minute walk. Near 5 th street and near some great local restaurants. Next time i will stay in the suite it looks really nice!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

I would describe Kinbe as a funky, boutique hotel… you are just steps away from both the main strip and the beach. The staff were friendly, specially Jan.
They had a great and fresh pool for taking off the salt and refresh yourself after the beach.
Small rooms but spotless and quiet. Great value for the price.

Room Tip: When we arrive we switch from the garden area to the pool area, which was much more quiet.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Our family (2 adults and a toddler) has stayed at the Kinbe for our vacation to Playa every year for the last 3 years. As a couple before our son, we stayed there twice. I would describe Kinbe as a funky, boutique hotel. It's in a great location - close to the beach and close to the main commercial pedestrian street. The staff is friendly, helpful, and consistent - Kinbe has retained the same staff for the past 3 years. This has been great because they remember us when we come to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Kinbe Hotel
Address: Calle 1o Norte entre 1a y 5a, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#71 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#87 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kinbe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kinbe is a fusion of lush tropical garden setting with distinctly chic shape that gives a soaring charm in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Close to the 5 Avenida, just 50 meters from the Caribbean Sea. The impressive reception, the particular pool, the stunning waterfall and the panoramic terrace are the enchanting of the hotel. The unique shape design of the rooms offers the guests a feeling that each room was designed especially for them. ... more   less 
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