Let me start by framing the reviewer. We are a middle class family from the KY with two teenagers (14 and 16) who typically stay at medium priced hotels like the Holiday Inn or Country Inn when on vacation. Since the kids had never been to Mexico and I had never been to the Yucatan, I was looking for something that felt like Mexico w/o exposing them to high risk situations. There were so many places to choose but we ended up picking this place based on reviews from this website. Actually, we thought that we were staying at the Maya Villa Condos but realized only later that we were staying at one of their other units (Villas Sacbe). The condo was located on 1st Avenue just 1 block from the beach and 1 block from the main tourist area of 5th Avenue. The main staff spoke excellent english and were very helpful during our stay. You first enter the condo via a locked gate where a very friendly security guard stood post about half of the time. Once inside, you find yourself in a make believe world resembling more jungle than condo. There appeared to be about 12 units covering 3 floors all surrounding this little piece of paradise. Each unit had a balcony facing the courtyard area with tables and chairs. Our unit (no 107) had two bedrooms separated by a nice-sized living and kitchen area. It was the perfect size for a family of 4 with nice furnishings and upscale baths. The pool was small but very enjoyable. It looked more like a stream running through the courtyard but felt really good on those hot days. I have read numerous conflicting comments regarding the noise at this and other hotels in the area. We stayed here 4 nights and experienced a different level of noise each night. In general, this is the biggest downfall to staying at any of the hotels near 5th avenue as the nightclubs are permitted to blast their music at ultra high volumes until about 4-5 am. That said, we left the AC fan running each night and could barely hear anything in our unit. As a result, it didn't keep any of us up. By day, the unit was so peaceful and secure feeling. It was nice to have unlimited filtered water in the kitchen and I am glad to say that none of us got sick while there. The daily maid service was fantastic as a family of 4 can sure mess up a place with towels, sand and dishes. The unit included access to the Indigo Beach Club. This is basically a reserved section on the beach with comfortable chairs, couches with fresh towel and drink service. The beach near the club is very nice but not the best place to swim due to numerous fishing boats tied there. The best swimming would only require a walk in either direction of a 100 yards or so. Overall, this place was a perfect oasis for my family. I would not hestitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas Sacbe Luxury Condo Hotel in the heart of Playa del Carmen. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos and penthouses with rooftop ocean views and plunge pools. Tropical courtyard and Pool, underground parking and 1 block from the Playa del Carmen Beaches. Offering all the services of a hotel, including maid service and concierge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Sacbe Condo Hotel And Beach Club Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen