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Barrio Latino Hotel
Ranked #67 of 213 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Cancun, Mexico
2 reviews
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“Comfort, great wifi, all together the best price in Playa del Carmen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

I was part of a diving group from Poland.
We spent several nights at the Barrio Latino , and when the group left I spent more nights because I loved the place!
Great wifi service and free international calls including my Country.
Very close to the beach and very calm and safe at night.
Staff is very friendly and the owner knows his work : I knew several repeating clients , an important number of people around 50s, younger couples, and a funny mix of straight and gay clients from Europe, Usa, Canada.
The hotel is very well designed and the rooms with terrace and hammock open to a relaxing green area.
I totally support the policies for the local environment and workers seem to follow them, too.
I had a look in the area : this is the best bet for me.
Hotel Luna Sol is overrated , is only one block back but the block is dark, and maybe since the owners are selling had less success at the moment (even so it was nice, but I would defenetly recommend Barrio Latino over Luna Sol, Casa Tukan, Nina) : none of them include the courtesy international calls (and local too), the garden, the wifi, the parking, the breakfast all in one.
About Playa del Carmen, I think it is a great place to visit and use it like a safe basis (and funny too) , while we spent most of the days diving the caves and open sea.
Bravo Barrio Latino!

  • Stayed January 2011
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Barrio-Management, Manager at Barrio Latino Hotel, responded to this review, 16 February 2011
Muchas gracias!
I have just few words to add :
(1) how amazing is how fast the world is just waiting for a chance to travel !
Since Brithsh Airways opened new weekly flights to Cancun, a lot of clients from Central and Northern Europe are now travelling to Playa del Carmen.
(2) how nice is to get clients flying so far to enjoy the diving activities of the area and the natural attractions of the Mayan Riviera : I am surprised how accurate is the information you visitors get in advance, we have to learn from you!
(3) I am proud we have a good wifi internet service and I think that it is as important as the location nowadays. Even so, I still find a lot of very expensive hotel charging the service.
(4) we will do our best to improve green policies and we hope to get the balance between a quality service and a respectful service .
This week we have the new fast service from 2 to 6 M!
Thank you very much!
Andrea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

During our trip trough Yucatan peninsula we spent one night at Playa del Carmen. Destination as such was not really to our taste but Barrio Latino sure was. Room was big enough and hammock outside the room was a nice addition. Bathroom was big and clean, something you start to appreciate when traveling for a longer period of time and seeing different hotels.
Hotel has personal touch with garden, decorations and paintings on the walls, free phone calls,and small breakfast included to room rate. Main tourist attractions were nearby yet hotel itself was really quiet. Overall, we were really happy to stay here and would definately stay again should we visit PDC again

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Barrio-Management, Owner at Barrio Latino Hotel, responded to this review, 16 February 2011
Accurate review!
The Yucatan peninsula is a great area, attracting tourists from everywhere : the independent discovers by himself good and bad and gets the chance to interact with locals, food, and nature.
I am happy you enjoied the Barrio Latino and I feel you are the kind of client we are ready for .
Have a great year!
Andrea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2010

I stayed here for three nights and enjoyed my stay very much. First, let me just say that you can get the best nightly rates on their website. I paid only $32/night and what you get for that price is really really great.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. As a solo female traveler my safety was of course a concern and I felt very safe here with the reception open all night and the attentiveness of the staff. The rooms are comfortable and painted in bright, very charming colors which I loved. I found the room to be designed very well- there was lots of shelving space to put my things and there was a mini fridge to keep bottled water cold which I appreciated (especially when I moved to my 2nd and 3rd hotels of the trip which were much more expensive and had no mini fridge or shelf space). I also loved the hammock on the balcony. The breakfast is nothing fancy but was certainly fine for me. I enjoyed sitting out in the charming garden area with my tea and fresh pastry I saw being delivered every morning.
The location is fantastic- 1 block from the main street with tons of shopping and restaurants. There are a lot of nice looking hotels right on that street but while I strolled along at 11pm listening to the loud tourists and music at the bars I was glad I chose to be a block away and able to enjoy a quiet night's sleep.
Overall I felt you could tell that the owners/managers of this hotel care for it very well and put a lot of thought into every aspect of it from the building/room layout, hired staff and little touches like the hand painting on the walls.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Thank jh8116
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Barrio-Management, Manager at Barrio Latino Hotel, responded to this review, 16 February 2011
Hola,
I liked your review.
We try to be discrete, original, and not too expensive .
I understand you liked, and I want to thank you for your nice words for the staff and the short management team ( my wife and I) . She is an architect and I am a happy italian in the colorful Mexico, and according to your words we might have found a balance between local and international.
Also, we are often basis for solo travellers and keep a gentle eye on their needs .
Thanks again,
Andrea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2010

I loved this hotel! staff were friendly, free wireless internet and two blocks from the beach! it is also situated one block from the main shopping street! room was very clean with good maid service! i would definantly stay here again! and the best part is its cheap! the only part i did not like about this hotel was the free breakfast you were only allowed 1 glass of juice and either a crossiont or a bowl of cereal, i guess you cant ask for much when its free

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2010

This is a small quiet hotel with very clean rooms and an excellent staff. 2 cute little dogs Lola and Mafy made my stay very memorable!!! I would definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to stating ther in my future visits to Playa Del Carmen.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank clandrum_10
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Barrio-Management, Guest Relations Manager at Barrio Latino Hotel, responded to this review, 22 March 2011
I am reading and will to answer to answer several reviews and it happens I am very slow when it goes to a positive review .
A bad review can slow sales, but a good review is to all the workers of our small hotel a nice badge and a prize for doing a good word : this, has no price to us.
So please apologize if I answered late, but I want you to know that Mafalda and Lola are very happy about your review which are proudly showing to all the workers .
We hope to have you back at the Barrio Latino anytime.
Have a great year!
Andrea.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

My husband and I booked this hotel over a month in advance. We ended up arriving early and stopped by to see if they had room. They said they did not, but they were expecting us the next day. When we went back on the day they had us reserved they said they were overbooked and would move us to another hotel.
They moved us to a a very poor hotel that we would have never reserved for the price we paid for Barrio.
Poor Poor Poor management

Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Barrio-Management, Manager at Barrio Latino Hotel, responded to this review, 26 October 2010
Hi,
we are looking for your record to double check your reservation and what could have happened , since we are now at the end of October but you are mentioning a visit in early March.
We apologize if we had a problem with your booking, sometimes during high season the web agencies force our inventory and oversell the rooms, we suggest to book & double check with an email at the hotel , just in case.
When in troubles, we offer another accomodation which is just an option , or money back: and we usually send our clients to the Hotel Casa de Las Flores for prices and category .
I can read you enjoied it in another posts of yours, at least.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to give a better service, and sorry again.
Andrea
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2010

I recently stayed here at the Barrio Latino in Playa Del Carmen,,and enjoyed it so much.It is a very personal and friendly little Hotel.The owners care very much,and are sociable. The place is always clean,always smells clean. They let you used the Internet for free,,,,,,,free calls back home to Canada or U.S,or Europe . Free breakfast in the very cute Pallapa CourtYard....They have two little cute dogs that walk around.... I am TRULY a Fan of this place,I've been there 2 times now,and plan to go more often..I prefer it over my Time Share.. They treated me so well, and with the Cleanliness you must try it.....
Dean Adams,Ormstown, Quebec, Canada....... :)

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank deanweanie
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Barrio-Management, Manager at Barrio Latino Hotel, responded to this review, 26 October 2010
Thanks again !
It was really nice to have you back !
Hope to cold winter will push you to Playa as soon as possible.
You already know how to do it , how much it will cost , and where to stay, so switch off the heat and pack!
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Property: Barrio Latino Hotel
Address: Calle 4, 153 | Between Av 15 & Av 10, Colonia Centro Beach Area, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#10 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#70 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Barrio Latino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is the perfect spot for independent travelers looking for location and services, together with great rates. Green Leaders Platinum, Certificate of Excellence 2015, Among Best Prices in Playa del Carmen, is also offering a light breakfast ( including coffee, cereals, fresh green juice, bakery bread, yoghurt, marmelade etc) . Wifi updated this year with new antenas and providers is fast and free, and a limited parking area is available to our clientes. Best rates and owner contact available via the official web page. The management is Italian and this great property is open since 1997. The area of the Hotel, known as Casco Viejo, is perfect to get to everywhere in a short walking distance, and go back and relax using your own hammock, while fridge in room safe and air conditioning will help to pumper you and spend as smart as possible your holiday budget . Restaurants of the area are local, and international, serving fresh food. You will also provide quality life to a web of local producers and workers, when staying at this small but unique official Hotel,and please follow our tips to lower the impact of tourism : no need to look for a vacation rental apartment at these unbeatable rates and with all this history running in Playa del Carmen, just try it! ... more   less 
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