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Hotel Banana

5a. Av. Nte. Esq. Calle 32, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Fiesta Banana)
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Ranked #58 of 200 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great budget hotel. Perfectly located, on the 5th Avenue, next to restaurants, bars, shops, farmacies, around 300 meters from the beach. Don´t expect something fancy because this is not the place for that, it doesn´t try to be something is not. It has amazing, friendly and helpful staff, willing to help you with anything you need. I recommend... More 

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Bacalar, Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a good location, and the staff is very helpful, but I did not enjoy my stay very much. I came in fairly late, and the night person was not very clear on some details. The room was one floor up, and right next to the eating area for breakfast (at least I guess that is why all... More 

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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well managed, located, staffed, hotel. Our corner room on the second floor was clean and comfortable. There was the constant hum of noise from the crowds below every evening, but then, its Playa Bad Karma and that is expected. We had breakfast, eggs etc., on a couple of mornings. The coffee was decent and the meal a... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The staff and accommodations at the hotel were terrific. They were kind and helped out whenever they could. Housekeeping did a good job everyday. We did not eat the breakfast as we prefer to eat earlier and go out. If you like being in Playa Del Carmen, touristy area, this is a great location. A bit off the beaten path,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good location, 5th avenue - 20 min walk from the bus station. Near good option of restaurants, shops, ...and a stone thrown from the beach. Simple rooms, clean and spacious. The hotel is more like a B&B well organized and with helpful staff. It offers a simple breakfast for 40 pesos- skip it. Although it´s on 5th Av. it isn´t... More 

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Scaggsville, Maryland, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

right on 5th avenue but much quieter at this section of 5th than near the ADO bus station. About 5 blocks to beach club. Hotel loans beach towels to you too. If you don't want any noise request an inside room instead of a view over the street. Housekeeping did a fine job everyday. Room is basic but at $60... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had a wonderful previous stay at hotel banana and wanted to share that experience with friends . My first visit was so perfect, I was a little worried that I had over hyped it, but the hotel did not disappoint. Location is wonderful, quiet but within walking of everything. Can't say enough good things about the efficiency and courtesy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel twice and would to stay again. There is nothing really special or great about it, except that is a good value. While we love staying in nicer hotels, sometimes we make the choice to stay somewhere cheap so that we can extend our vacation. This hotel met our basic needs,(clean enough, right on 5th... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

we've been staying at hotel banana at least one to two times per year for the last five years. it's located on the main street to visit in playa - "la Quinta" - a great place to stay near the beach, great restaurants and night life. great value, great staff!

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Auckland, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a really cute hotel on one of the corners of Playa's 5th Avenida. Right from when I entered the doors, the staff were amazing and very genuine. I think the concierge's name was Salome, she was fantastic and made me feel so welcome. It was very affordable for what I got, clean, excellent location plus the midday checkout... More 

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