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City Express Playa del Carmen

Av. Balamkanche Playacar | Manzana 30 Lote 4, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were not very helpful at all. Breakfast was awful and pool was gross. Worst part was the bed was horrendously uncomfortable. Was a bit far out from the main drag (about a 20 minute walk). Overall was just extremely overpriced for what it was. Expected more for our money, or a lower cost for lower expectations. Not recommended

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest First I want to apologize for any inconvenience during your stay, relating to the incident with housekeeping, as this helps us identify our areas of opportunity and work on them. For this reason we have taken steps to our Housekeeper and maintenance, who will be working on better training and meet the quality standards Hotels City. I hope... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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123 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We thought this hotel was excellent. It was clean, the aircon and free wifi worked, and best of all it was cheap. No frills, but functional and we had a very comfortable stay. Most surprising was the excellent hot breakfast that was included in the price. Location was just on the south side of the centro but still very close.... More 

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for contacting City Express Hotels, for us it was a pleasure to make you feel like home and live the experience to stay with us. It is pleasurable to know that the hotel accomplished with your High expectative. Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you soon. More 

Niceville, Florida
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Mahikal is a beautiful Garden of Eden in the midst of Playa Del Carmen. The white sand beach is breath taking, the food is amazing,and the staff are very helpful. You will stay in a little individual palapa with 2 hammocks in front. The resort sports 2 restaurants, one is directly on the beach. The property has been newly remodeled... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

stayed here for a couple night waiting to get flight home. Room and hotel very clean good continental breakfast compared to other places we've been to. Pool was nice. Not much to do in the area. Mall is a 10 min walk north. Collectivo can be had just out front on the road and a 10 min ride to 5th... More 

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for contacting City Express Hotels, for us it was a pleasure to make you feel like home and live the experience to stay with us. It is pleasurable to know that the hotel accomplished with your High expectative. Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a no frills, no fuss, great value experience for me in Playa del Carmen. At first I thought the hotel was quite far away from the main drag in Playa, but in fact it is only about 10-15min walk. Breakfast is included but it is very simple, enough to get you going in the day. The room &... More 

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for contacting City Express Hotels, for us it was a pleasure to make you feel like home and live the experience to stay with us. It is pleasurable to know that the hotel accomplished with your High expectative. Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you soon. More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had a reservation but they didn't keep it so they sent me to a sister hotel and they didn't get my reservation so they made me pay rack rate checked out the next day, Didn't get all my money back and had to pay more and wasted a whole day talking to head office with no results.

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Port-Cartier, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great place, clean and pleasent hotel with friendly staff. They have a very good breakfast. A large well lit parking lot, The pool area has a cosy atmosphere. Well situated for visiting the different attractions along the highway. The only negative is that the room card that also opperates the elevator would malfuction regularly. We will reserve here on our... More 

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for contacting CityExpress Hotels, for us it was a pleasure to make you feel like home and live the experience to stay with us. It is pleasurable to know that the hotel accomplished with your High expectative. We are thankful for your comments about the room keys service, this kind of comments help us to improve... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're looking to stay here as part of a holiday/vacation, don't. The location itself was fine, as we are walkers we liked the 15 minutes or so walk to town everyday. The hotel is on the highway however the traffic cannot be heard from here. It seemed to us that we were the only British people here, and 99%... More 

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all I want to offer you an apology for any inconvenience during your stay in reference with the incident with the service the reception and the noise as this helps us to identify our areas of opportunity and work on them to improve the quality of our services; we reported that we have implemented corrective action... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The hotel is cheap ($70 at Christmas season) and the service is good (they give two free bottles of water everyday). There is travel agency inside the hotel. The rooms are comfortable. The drawback is the location. It is a bit far (5mins taxi) to downtown of Playa del Carman. There is no restaurant nearby and very isolated.

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thanks for contact us we are thanks for your comments and its plased to know that the Hotel City Express Playa del Carmen did with your expectatives of comfort and service and make you very comfortable Looking foward for your next visit soon More 

Regina, Canada
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102 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My partner and I stayed one night at this budget hotel, essentially we just needed a place to sleep. We checked in late, at nearly 11:00PM, and our cab driver had some trouble finding the hotel and we had some trouble locating it on Google Maps as the address confuses the system for some reason. The front desk check-in individual... More 

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marlen c, Guest Relations Manager at City Express Playa del Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all I want to offer you an apology for any inconvenience during your stay in reference with the incident with the service the reception as this helps us to identify our areas of opportunity and work on them to improve the quality of our services; we reported that we have implemented corrective action in relation to... More 

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