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La Rana Cansada

Calle 10 #132, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #114 of 199 hotels in Playa del Carmen
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time staying at La rana Cansada Hotel, a little hotel located in the downtown of Playa del Carmen, only 1.5 blocks from the beach and a few feet away from the 5th avenue pedestrian shopping paradise. The hotel is simple but very clean, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpfull. There is a bar where... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Based on reviews here, my partner and I decided to give Rana a try and figured Playa would be our "wild" part of the trip. We knew going in to expect some noise and brought ear plugs. The location was easy to find after we got off at the bus station in town. It's in the heart of activity. We... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at this "Hotel" for a few nights over New Years. First, let me list the Pros. Close to the beach. Close to 5th ave. Thed is very friendly and personable. Even though this is connected to a bar, there is a cute courtyard that separates the two. They do have a community kitchen, you are welcome to use.... More

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Lebanon, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have stayed here many times over the years and it always feels like home. Clean rooms..a great palapa....cool bar. The owners and staff are very helpful and speak English. Close to everything in Playa Del Carmen

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Incline Village, NV
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

There are so many ways to judge a hotel.....swanky, charming, great service, location, etc. For us it's the people and the joie de vivre. From the moment you arrive at La Rana you are made to feel welcome. Thed and Pia - from Sweden - retired young and bought the hotel thirteen years ago and made it a comfortable home-away-from-home... More

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Bergen, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

La Rana Cansada is a charming litle hostel close to the main "shopping and dining" street as well as the beach and the busstastion. We were supposed to stay for 2 nights, but ended up staying 5 nights. The staff is friendly, always smiling and saying hello even as it seems like they work around the clock. The cleaning ladies... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This Bar is full of fun people having a great time. The staff is nice to everyone that walks in the door. It was great to meet the american community living in playa del carmen. Everyone is friendly and they like to talk and make friends with everybody. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day at bar ranita and had an amazing... More

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed there for 5 nights. The hotel has an unmistakable charm. Thed (The owner) and Jorge (The manager) are extremely friendly and treated me as part of their community from day 1. The bar attracts a very diverse crowd beyond the hotel customers and it is a nice place to hangout and chat with people. The beach is just a... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Found "La Rana Cansada" via Jason Sartain of "Fantaseadive". He offered my son and myself a package of diving and a stay at "La Rana Cansada". "La Rana Cansada" is a small hotel just a minute away from the main street of Playa del Carmen and very close to it's beaches. To me the hotel looked like a meeting point.... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012 via mobile

They never took the time to say "hi", never took the time to show me a menu at the bar, they didnt allow me to smoke even if the bartender was smoking 1m away from our table. No smile, no pleasure...worst place ever...and im living in playa for 1year!!!!

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Address: Calle 10 #132, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
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La Rana Cansada Hotel Playa Del Carmen
La Rana Cansada Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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