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Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
Ranked #13 of 209 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We loved Porto Playa. Staff was wonderful. We loved the state-of-the-art gym which was connected to the hotel and free to guests. The hotel was just off the main shopping/eating street (5th Avenue), but still very quiet. Beach was just a short block or so away. We enjoyed a day at Al cielo, which is small hotel that accepts Porto guest with reservation -- the beach was quiet and beautiful and we enjoyed a nice lunch there as well. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Porto Playa staff could not have been more helpful. Condo was beautiful, well appointed. Pool was great, location super convenient. The beach there is not ideal, but with underground parking (no sun baking your car!) and a 1-minute walk to Fifth Avenue, it was still a great location. We drove to several lovely beaches & attractions, then came home to the pool to rest & make our own mango smoothies to drink on our terrace! At night we had many restaurants to choose from, but when we returned to our condo, there was no noise from the lively Fifth Avenue.

Room Tip: We were in a regular 2BR, which was lovely & roomy, but the penthouses looked like they would be...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

My husband and 16 yr old son just returned from a 5 night stay at Porto Playa. We stayed in unit 217 which was a 2 bedroom penthouse. We had a slight water view from our patio and a better water view from the rooftop penthouse. The property is definately private and serene and we really appreciated how peacefull it was yet so close to fun and entertainment. Not a good place for someone who has a hard time with stairs since there are no elevators. Even if you get a ground unit, you still have stairs to get to the property and stairs to get to the pool. The location was perfect.....5th Avenue has something for everyone and we really enjoyed trying different restaurants. ( Our favorite being Aldea Corazon that I'm writing a seperate review for, it was awesome!) We had no problem with our unit. The A/C worked fine, we thought the beds were super comfortable,not too hard, our WIFI worked fine. We walked to Mega and bought some groceries, wine and beer. We had breakfast at the Indigo Beach Club 2 mornings and it was really good. We used the beach club 2 days and never had a problem getting lounge chairs. One of the best things about Porto Playa is their pool! The water temperature is perfect and it was never crowded. We never did use our gas grill, but we used the rooftop penthouse jacuzzi every day and just enjoyed hanging out up there. I'm an early riser, so I would walk to Starbucks every morning ( just a few blocks away on 5th Ave) and enjoy coffee on our patio. With all the worries lately of traveling to Mexico, I have to say I felt very safe in Playa del Carmen. I walked every morning by myself on the beach and we walked everywhere around the town as a family. Everyone at the hotel was very accommodating arranging our airport transportation and excursion to Tulum/Xel-Ha. I would definately stay here again, they take pride in their property and it shows by how well they maintain it.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Stayed in unit 203 last week of Mar/12, was our 2nd time staying here. Condo was a ittle dark because of its location, but fairly quiet. One small complaint would be that the AC continued to run regardless of whether it was turned on or off so was a little cold at night. Bed was very hard, but am used to a softer bed. I still don't understand why in this day (its 2012!!!) they can still get away with charging $50/week for wi-fi that is slow and spotty, couldn't get on wi-fi at pool area although could see signal. While they advertise that you can use the Indigo Beach club (its a place just down the street where they have a restaurant and beach chairs/beds) it is unsuitable if you want to go swimming. There is a lot of boats tied up out front and a lot of "seaweed" at the waters edge. We saw no one going in the water there. Best place to go is Mamita's Beach, about a 10 minute walk at calle 28. We wil definitely be going back here soon, hopefully in a 2nd or 3rd floor unit as they're much brighter.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Porto Playa was one of the best places I have ever stayed in Mexico. The condos were clean and staff was very helpful. My only comment was the beach was nice but I have experienced better in Playa. I will definitely rebook.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

THis was such a lovely property. The design is fantastic, the rooms are immaculate and very nicely done, the staff is fantastic--flawless. We loved the rooftop pool, our room on the first floor, its proximity to bustling 5th Ave, the quiet hush within the courtyard - an oasis within the urban bustle.

I would consider buying a unit, it was that good.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

I almost never write a good or bad review on any website so Porto Playa Condos must have impressed me. We just returned from Playa del Carmen last week (3/24/12). We stayed in the two bedroom condo with penthouse unit. Everything was terrific. It is terrific at night if you want to open up the two large glass patio doors to the kitchen/living room area. You can have dinner at the large kitchen island or sit outside at the bistro table with 4 chairs or go to the rooftop patio for dinner. We also played cards in all the locations. The cleaning staff was terrific. Better than most hotels I have stayed at. The three separate AC units worked great. There is satellite TV and a radio system with an Ipod dock. Fully equipped kitchen too. Would suggest the 10 minute walk to the Mega Mart. Amazing bakery and cheap liquor. We bought steaks which we cooked on our rooftop grill. Great steaks by US standards too.
The front office staff could not be more helpful. If we needed ice for our room, they would hustle several bags to our room. There was FREE 5 gallon spring water coolers in the room which are replaced as needed. They would even change the bottles out if needed. My favorite thing was the pool. Small compared to resort standards but it is the perfect temperature, has three water falls going to the lower pool area and three sitting benches in the pool to read or take a siesta (which I did). We never had an issue finding a place to lay out. Only went to the beach a few times. The beach club was OK as it is connected to the public beach but it was fine. Service staff was great. Juan (bellhop and beach server) would hustle around getting umbrellas up when needed and would even clean our sunglasses (never had that done anywhere). The sheets in the rooms were like butter too, beds were comfortable too. The only disappointment was the wireless internet. It worked fine when we connected but was a little slow at times and would bounce us off if we were not working on something. For $50 for the week for wireless internet and included international/local calling, a good value. We would definately stay here again. These folks know how to run a hotel. We read the Tripadvisor reviews before we booked which was very helpful and took some of the guess out of staying. The gym was also terrific and better than the gym at my hometown (free too). I would also highly suggest a trip to the Al Cielo beach. It is free as long as you spend $25 per person at the beach. It is secluded and about 25 minutes away. It will cost about $22 USD each way via taxi to get there but we had such a memorable time there. The concierge arranged it for us. You will absolutely love it.

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Property: Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
Address: 1a. Avenida Norte, Mza. 26 #23, Calle 16, Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#10 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#12 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The focal point is a Sanctuary reminiscent of a tropical rain forest. There is even a "State of the Art" Gym and Fitness Center right on premises. Porto Playa features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses and condominiums. All the Penthouses have their own private rooftop terrace with BBQ outdoor kitchen, heated Jacuzzi some with spectacular partial ocean views. Centrally located in the heart of Playa, Porto Playa is only one short block from the beautiful Caribbean Playa del Carmen beaches and famous 5th Ave. Perfect for beach weddings, honeymoons in Playa del Carmen , families and business groups and meetings. ... more   less 
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