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Hotel Playa del Karma
Ranked #130 of 214 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“the location is bad !!!!”
Reviewed 17 May 2010

the location is bad, but the staff was super nice and the place clean and with a friendly atmosphere.
it is not on the beach, and playa del carmen is not a beautiful place at all, but the people working in this small hotel are doing a great job !!!
if you want a beautiful beach go somewhere else, but if you want nightlife this is the place !!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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KarmaHotel, Margarita Porras, Reservaciones y Ventas at Hotel Playa del Karma, responded to this review, 4 October 2010
Thank you for your comments! Depends on how you define bad location and beautiful. We find our location very convenient, because we are near by the big scene that happened in the daily life on the 5th avenue and we are not really part of it, located on the 15 avenue we can say that we are a garden in the middle of downtown, one block away from the Foreign Bus station that have busses going to Merida or shuttles to the Airport; if you turn to the right is the Calle 12 where all the nightlife is located, and to the other hand you have the Calle 14 called "Calle Corazon" that is fully packed of nice restaurants and shopping. It depends of your plan if you need a retreat faraway place this is not the right place, this is a very lively part of town to explore and begging your adventures on the Riviera Maya.
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Reviewed 2 May 2010

Playa del Karma is a boutique hotel with a state of the art service!
I've stayed in this hotel several times, it became my favorite hotel after the very first time. The hotel is small but beutiful and enchanting, the vibe is great, I love the fact that is an adult only hotel. I't's great location and confortness gives you best of both worlds, you're five minutes form the great atmosphere of 5th ave, the main street, and at the same time once you're in there you get the feeling of being far away ofrom everything, the only noise you will probably hear is the waterfall in tha pool, It's the perfect retreat for couples or friends. The staff is very friendly and they offer the best service guaranteed! They make you feel as confortable as home! Breakfast is included in the morning and is great!, Tehy also offer spa services and oh my God you will love them!!! You won't regret your staing in this hotel!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Hurricane, Utah
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Reviewed 22 April 2010

The atmosphere was very authentic with pallapa style roofs, balconies with hammocks, mexican style sinks, etc. It felt cozy and comfy because anyone going into your room must enter the office first, all the rooms face an adorable pool surrounded by lots of plants, free wi-fi, coffee, and water. We awoke each morning naturally to a bit of sunlight, birds chirping and the church bell. We returned each night to a clean room with fresh towels and even little towel animals on the bed:) Great value, location, environment.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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Reviewed 30 March 2010

a beautiful, charming hotel tucked away from the crazziness that is Play Del Carmen

nice big rooms, totally affordable, free Wifi, swimming pool very friendly staff

serene, peaceful, my room even had a hammock out in the patio loved it!
birds chrping away in the morning, tall gorgeous trees a true gem !

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Holland
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Reviewed 27 March 2010

We stayed in Hotel Playa del Karma for two weeks and we had a wonderfull time there.
It started with checking in, that was very personal and we immediately felt very welcome.
It's a small hotel with very charming and cozy rooms. We had a nice cabin with a palmtree roof, a small terrace with a hammock. The room was beautiful with a nice bathroom, and it was all very clean.
We experienced the hotel as a small, quiet and relaxing place. It's like a little jungle in the middle of a busy Playa del Carmen, because they have a beautiful green garden surrounded by the cabins.
The hotel is just two streets away from the main street of Playa del Carmen and just 3 minutes walk to the beach.
We loved our stay in this gorgeous hotel very much and we recommend it to everywone who is looking for a lovely time in Playa del Carmen and who wants to avoid the big and commercial all-in resorts.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sicily
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2010

I truly wanted to write a review as soon as we returned home but the commitments actually never allowed me to fully dedicate a few words for them. The level of comfort, staff professionalism, courtesy and friendliness, delicious breakfast etc.. all were better than expected! I trusted tripadvisor when We planned our vacation and was surprised that all those previous reviews were exactly right. We had indeed found the best hotel there was! We even decided to stay a bit longer than originally planned because of what a great time we were having but they were fully booked. We went down to Tulum and quickly learned that that an All Inclusive vacation was not at all for us and that the calmness and personal care at Playa del Karma was definitely far better than the all Inclusive where we stayed. Eventually we went back to Playa del karma and checked in to another Nativo room. I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. The quietness of the garden space with the small pool, the cascade, the temazcal steam bath and the singing birds was just an experience for the 2 of us. Also, the hotel is very close to everything that if you want restaurants, bars, etc... We definitely recommend Playa del karma. ( Kasandra&Carlos)

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 17 March 2010

We just returned from our stay this past week. It was just as we thought reading from the reviews. The staff was great, especially Luis he answered all our questions and made sure everything was fine. We went to the breakfast the hotel offered which was better than we thought, so that was a plus. Some people said the location was way out there but we thought it could not have been any better. Just 5 minutes from 5th ave and 8 min from the beach it was in the perfect spot. The one bad thing about the place was the Mosquito's and bug problems. We were there for 7 days and did not notice until about our 3rd but we left with numerous bug bites and we even had to purchase some bug spray at the local Walmart ourselves which sucked. That was really the only problem we encountered.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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:
#11 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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