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Hotel Playa del Karma
Ranked #127 of 209 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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2 reviews
“Perfect location - great staff”
Reviewed 9 January 2009

Very nice stay at the PdK - the staff was very welcoming and accomodating and the location was great - just off of the nicest part of 5th Ave, but quiet, not in the middle of the action. Access to Mamitas Beach is also a great plus. Can't argue with the price either. Would definitely come back.

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Reviewed 7 January 2009

If you have to go to playa del carmen, this is a good place to stay. Nice rooms, good service and central location a few quarters away from the crazyness at the beach..

  • Liked — good service
  • Disliked — expensive
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 5 January 2009

Few places in Playa del Carmen seem to embrace the concept of “wellness”, “peace” and “tranquility as whole-heartedly as this place and its very friendly staff does. When you walk in the door you leave behind the heat and traffic of downtown Playa del Carmen and enter a siren oasis filled with palm trees and the refreshing sound of a waterfall into a pool. The simple yet spacious and very comfortable rooms circle this inner patio that lights up at night with tiny lights that set the tone for an enchanting evening. Being true to the whole “karma” philosophy, my standard room had no TV but it did have both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan and there is wireless Internet throughout the hotel, including their lovely open-air restaurant area on the 2nd floor balcony where you can enjoy a lovely home-made breakfast every morning with freshly squeezed and/or blended juices like the Mexican green juice (my favorite!). And if eating and sleeping soundly is not enough to cleanse your soul, the hotel also offers a wide variety of massage therapies, including a Craneosacral message (my first!), and the must try “temazcalito” experience, which is the Mexican version of the sauna in its simplest form as it involves lots of chanting and opening of spiritual doors. Definitely it is a place you want to call home for a few days…if not forever!

  • Liked — Friendly staff and great food and spa.
  • Disliked — Location. It is not on the beach but it is only 4 blocks away.
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled on business
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Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2008

This hotel is quite all right. Place is quite clean and safe. Our room was basic, no chaire, no balcony. They try to sell little bit too hard their tours.

Some of staff are ok. What I didnt like was overcharge from creditcard. Even if it was only 15 dollars, but still it is not ok.

  • Stayed December 2008
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Limburg, Holland
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Reviewed 24 December 2008

Playa Del Karma is the perfect residency to stay when you are in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The staf is very helpfull and friendly, even the nightwatch who has some difficulty in speaking english will do almost everything to help you out and the prices are most reasonable.

In addition to to that the Antonello Pascuzzo, who we believe owns the hotel?, as a small travel agency in the hotel called KARMA trails. He really helped us out in getting around in Yukatan mexico and arranged hotels and trips for us at our request at most reasonable prices. We had a lonely planet with us from Mexico (edition september 2008) but Playa Del Karma is not in there. We stronly believe it should be in the Lonely Planet!

In short: The perfect residency for backpackers or travellers in Yukatan Mexico.

Once more, Antonello and staf, thank you very much for your help, perfect care during our stay in Playa Del Karma.

Greeting, Richard Peeters and Anique Houben.
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Stayed December 2008
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austin, tx
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Reviewed 23 December 2008

This hotel lived up to my expectations and more! I honestly was at a crossroads on where to stay in Playa del Carmen during the holiday season, as there were so many options, but I had no idea about location and value. I started my search here at trip advisor, and based on the reviews, pictures and price I booked my trip through Expedia, and it couldn't have been easier. From the customer service over the phone to the warm reception I received upon arrival, this hotel made me feel like I was walking into a home.My first experience was with Marlene at reception, and she guided me to a place to eat and explained everything with hospitality and courtesy. My room was adorable, and felt like a comfy little bed and breakfast. I loved coming "home" from yoga and the beach everyday, and the staff would make cute little animal sculptures with my towels, which always made me smile. Wireless internet access was a must for me, and it was only $7 a day for unlimited access. Also, They hook you up with a cheap ticket for an umbrella and two lounge chairs and a free beach towel to Playa Mamitas, which is the hottest beach in Playa. Everyone was friendly, but Silvano, also at reception, went above and beyond during my stay. He was gracious and informative, and knew instantly the lay of the land, specific to my needs. He was patient with my Spanish skills, and was easy to converse with in both English and Spanish. I felt like I was leaving a family when I checked out, and I wished I could have stayed longer! The location is perfect, only a block and a half away from 5th avenue, and 2 blocks from the beach, and near all of the local clubs, bars, restaurants and shopping. It really is a gem, but like a chameleon, it blends really well with its surroundings, and that is the beauty of it! Hotel Playa del Carmen is a hidden treasure!

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  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
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Mahahual, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2008

After trying several places to stay in Playa Del Karma, we have finally found a clean and charming place with very frendly staff. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing atmosphere with an outstanding breakfast.

  • Liked — incredible service
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Playa del Karma
Address: Mza 122 Avenida 15 entre calle 12 y 14 Lote 9 Centro | Col. Centro entre calles 12 y 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#56 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#66 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa del Karma 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Playa del Karma, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is a contemporary ethno-boutique hotel designed primarily with indulgence and service in mind. This Playa del Carmen hotel with its prime location in the heart of the youngest and liveliest city in the Riviera Maya and its close proximity to the Quinta Avenida is centrally located, allowing guests the convenience to access diverse tourist attractions that accommodate all interests and budgets. ... more   less 
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