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Shalala Hotel

38th Street between 5th and 1st Ave., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a luxury hotel before and after this. But we stayed here three nights and it was perfect. I don't think we (husband) could have stayed here for 7 nights. But it was really wonderful. Great location, the restaurant attached was great, the owner is awesome. Love it, would definitely come back! Try out something different and keep... More 

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Nieuw-Lekkerland, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in the bungalow. It is a very small place in 'the jungle' of playa del carmen near the beach and clubs. This place is awsome for people who wants privacy but also wants to go out. We get a free welcome- drink when we arrived. Near the street is a small supermarket, restaurants, freshsmoothie bar... More 

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Monrovia, Liberia
2 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I spent one night in Playa del Carmen returning to the US from Cuba. Arriving in Cancun, I started second-guessing my decision not to just stay close to the airport. The 5th Avenue strip in Playa is a loud, garish, trying-too-hard, faux-paradise that I wanted nothing to do with, and as I walked up it from the bus depot toward... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This places is a paradise in the paradise. Being in playa u don't think u gonna find another amazing place in there, however, Shalala Hotel is the place. Not many rooms; but the ones they have are really comfortable, clean, natural, well designed nd very romantic, perfect place to spend time w ur love. The pool is small but nice... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in June and highly recommend the property. This is a great quiet place for couples who are looking to escape the hectic part of playa but still want to be within walking distance. The place is literally no frills so don't stay if you expect the mod cons of a regular hotel, but we... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Shalala Hotel is a beautiful, lush hotel in a very quiet part of Playa del Carmen. If you are looking for beer bongs, college co-eds, and parties, go somewhere else. Shalala is very close to the beach (several blocks) but also close to main strip of Playa del Carmen if you eventually want to go there. Another great aspect... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed in the 2 floor cabana for 3 nights - our first stop on our Mexican adventure. It was my first time in Mexico and a great first experience it was! We arrived at night... I didn't know what to expect but it was really easy to find and we were greeted by a really nice young guy who... More 

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College Park, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We absolutely loved our stay in this little village of treehouse cottages in an artfully-designed tropical garden setting. The Hotel Shalala is the antithesis of the large all-inclusive resorts that house most visitors to the Riviera Maya - each of the four cottage units is unique, handcrafted, and creatively designed with naturalistic wood and stucco and stone, and palapa roofs.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed in the 2 floor cabana for 6 days in March 2014. It was my wife's first trip out of the country, and she enjoys a more unique experience, so we decided against an all-inclusive and opted for Shalala as it was a little more budget-friendly, had great reviews, and a great location. We enjoyed our trip, but there... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The pictures are great and the reviews look good. However, the room given to us wasn't secure by any definition and the mosquitoes came out in droves. We were booking another room before we even looked at the bathroom. For the rate, we expected more than just a couple mosquito coils tossed onto the dresser. If they sealed the windows... More 

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