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Arena Blanca

Calle 38 and 10th Ave. | New North End of Playa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Arena Blanca
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belize City, Belize
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arena Blanca is situated in the newest part of Playa where new restaurants and stores have recently opened. It is not yet overcrowed in that area making it less noisy and making it a little more personal than the main area of Playa. I loved the checking in as they send both the gate and room combination code by email,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have never had a chance to rate this place but stayed here over the Christmas holidays. Had a huge apartment with not one but TWO different balconies with a hot tub right at the top! The property and pool were well maintained, with a very friendly security guard to watch over the property throughout the night. Between the modern décor,... More 

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Eagle, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

First time to Mexico we stumbled across this hidden gem. The property was beautiful and very well maintained. The hospitality was a+ staff was attentive and very nice. Our condo was up to date and very accommodating. The management was very easy to work with and provided lots of recommendations for the day trips, to local restaurants and just getting... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the two bedroom penthouse condo for our honeymoon. It was truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. So clean, impeccably decorated, with modern amenities, beautiful architecture and such a warm environment. We were provided with a great list of suggested activities and restaurants in the area-all of which were amazing.... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed here for ten days and loved it! The condo was very nice. Modern decor and spacious enough for three of us. We were on the ground floor directly next to the pool. It was perfect for our 5 year old! The pool area and entire complex was beautiful. Well maintained. When housekeeping cleaned for us, they did an... More 

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San Diego, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed here for 8 nights in December in Unit 2 and could't recommend it more. Location: the best! Love the upcoming more authentic vibe of this end of 5th ave. You are walking distance to all but really found ourselves dining, juicing, doing yoga, drinking coffee and enjoying this section of playa. Service: Was fantastic. Reservations were easy, timely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Arrived with my sister after a very hectic whirlwind New York visit beforehand and really needing some rest & relaxation. We got into our condo and all the energy returned. Quality throughout and very clean we turned on the fans to clear out the himidity and were refreshed and energised in no time. We changed and took a walk down... More 

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in Unit 11 which is a penthouse with a roof top terrace. The condo is well appointed and nicely decorated. It has all the amenities one would need for a short stay. The grounds are very well kept and the staff is friendly and helpful. We found the street to be a bit noisy and on weekends we... More 

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New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Arena Blanca was a nice place - just a little far from most of the action in Playa and a bit noisy. The swimming pool is beautiful, but located almost directly on the street which is a very BUSY highway. Aside from that, no problems.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had gotten in touch with one of the owners about a year ago before my first trip to Playa. I was going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to stay in a condo or a hotel for my first trip-he was very patient and helpful as he helped me understand some of the pros and cons... More 

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