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La Rana Cansada

Calle 10 #132, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #127 of 200 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a hotel close to everything in the heart of Playa, this is it, but you will think you're sleeping above the state fair. The hotel is a basic, no frills hotel, which explains the $150/night in the middle of Playa in March. Our room was clean but small and kind of musty. The shower resembled a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Clean , quiet and small, this one makes our stay in Playa Del Carmen most enjoyable. Close to 5th Avenue 200m. and close to the Beach 800m. The adjacent Wine Bar, is well stocked with Chilean wines,Tequila and Mescal, and staff always make the extra effort when mixing up those cocktails !

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Yes, I came early for the party and spent the night in a very comfortable, clean room with the highest ceiling I've ever bern under. Thank you to Pia, Theo and Jorge for a wonderful time. The band had every one up and dancing and the cocktails were perfect. I met so many nice people. I highly recommend staying but... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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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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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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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30 helpful votes 30 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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