Very friendly reception at this hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. The location is very central to a lot of important things in Playa - public beach, bus station, ferry, etc... However, bear in mind this area is extremely touristy. If you're looking for quieter, more peaceful beach experience, you'll want to look at least a few blocks north (probably a mile) which is where we ate most of our meals. We definitely liked where we were though for the vicinity to public transportation.
The hotel itself is very basic - the only amenities were shampoo, soap and aloe which were all local and nice. However, no hair dryer, iron, etc.... Air conditioning was present, but being that it isn't built in, it never got too cool.
The biggest disappointment was the "roof terrace" pictured in the gallery on the site and on trip advisor. This was closed or under construction while we were there so we didn't get to enjoy it. Part of the reason we booked was for the scenic views pictured from the roof - and we couldn't get those.
That being said, the decor was cute and very authentic looking. We had a nice view overlooking the water and the markets below. We thought the bed was rather comfortable and the balcony was a nice place to sit and relax.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel if you're looking for a luxurious stay, however, it was great for travelers looking for a decent hotel and a good price with a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cielo is a cute little boutique style hotel located steps to the beach, in the heart of the "Original Playa." Our rooms start as low as $79 per night, balcony rooms with Caribbean views start at $119. Come see why people rave about our incredible value, friendly service, comfortable rooms and Highly Rated restaurant,Carboncitos. 50% Off Breakfast Included only with Direct Hotel Booking. Hotel Cielo and Carboncitos are both staples of Playa del Carmen and having hosting woderful guest from all around the world for over 13 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cielo Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen