My husband and I stayed at the hotel from Sep. 21-24. The owners were at the front desk when we arrived (late evening), and as this was our fourth trip to PDC in 4 years, it was refreshing to have American owners greet us. They gave us several restaurant recommendations, which we asked for.
We stayed in the treetop room, which was very basic in appearance inside. Only suggested improvement would be the mattress pads (which a previous response says they are acquiring), and perhaps some nicer bed linens, but that is just personal (and somewhat nit-picky) preference. The room had a mini fridge, which is great for beer, wine, etc.
The outside patio with palapa roof and chairs was AWESOME. Every night, my husband and I would have a nightcap out there, and it was our favorite part of our room.
The rest of the hotel grounds/garden were very nice. They had just finished the waterfall feature on the lower level where a Jacuzzi is going to go. The 'hole' referred to in the previous review is not actually a hole. It is the way the grounds are shaped - kind of cut deeply into the rock, which slopes below street level. There is a wooden platform down there for the upcoming Jacuzzi (lack of appropriate workmen/installers have apparently delayed this project, but it is just THAT way in Mexico), and near the check-in area, they were finishing what looked like a plumbing installation for a bar they are installing.
But that is the only area that is 'under construction' and that term barely even applies. We never had any bug problems while we were there, and it rained several times.
All in all, this is a GREAT value. It is not an ideal choice for someone who is expecting fancy room service or chocolates on their pillows, but personally, we don't go PDC to hang out in our room - we go for the beach, restaurants and beautiful outdoor environment. If you want a hotel that includes nice, basic accommodations, owners who speak your language and can send you in the right directions, and free day passes for the beach club ALL for under $80 a night, this is the place for you.
Places we have stayed before: Iberstar Quetzal, Mosquito Blue, Villas Sacbe Condominiums.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luna Blue Hotel & Bar. We are a small Hotel and have turned it into one of the most popular boutique hotels around. Our small hotel is lush, intimate with comfortable 18 beach rooms adult-only, designed for travelers and a perfect to stay for more than a few days to explore the wonders and beauty of this magical area. Experience the real Mexico. Only at the Luna Blue Hotel, you will feel like home. All rooms at the Luna Blue Hotel have a garden view, covered outdoor balcony or seating area, air conditioning, a safe and free bottled water. Organic toiletries are provided in the bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas. The Luna Blue Bar offers live music and exotic drinks under a palm-thatched roof. There are a coffee station, tea and homemade pastries, daily from 7:30 am - 10:30 am. Guests of the Luna Blue enjoy local area discounts and free privileges at certain beach clubs. The hotel’s multilingual staff provide a perspective planning tours and activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luna Blue Hotel Garden
- Luna Blue Playa Del Carmen
- Luna Blue Hotel Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen