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Hotel Playa del Karma

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida 15 entre calle 12 y 14 manzana 122 lote 9 Centro | Col. Centro entre calles 12 y 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
katita14 Boston, Massachusetts
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed our stay at playa del karma. our room was clean and comfortable. good a/c and a mini fridge. the bathroom was huge and nice. the location is great - off the main drag a bit so it is quiet, but still a quick walk to the beach and restaurants. they had a water cooler in the lobby that... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I also took the Lonely Planet recommendation. Unfortunately, my experience mirrored one that I had sixteen months ago in a Playa del Carmen hotel, one that used to be recommended by Lonely Planet but no longer is. There is a weird atmosphere of suspicion, at least at this level just above basic accomodations, of hotel guests in Playa del Carmen.... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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54 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We chose this "hotel" because it is a Top Pick in Lonely Planet. Usually LP is pretty reliable in their recommendations. But in this case they were way way off. I'll give LP the benefit of the doubt and assume the hotel has changed for the worse in the two years since LP visited. We stayed two night in room... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I only needed one night and this was the best value for me in Playa. As others have written, it is 2 blocks off of 5th Ave and 2 blocks from the secondary bus station. VERY friendly staff. I needed a fridge and was brought one with a simple request. There was a "special" for 500 pesos. The room was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great silent place! The room was very clean, the location is very good (5 min walk from the main street), very nice and helpful stuff. The price is not cheep, breakfast is not included, good WiFi.. We been there for 3 nights and were very pleased with the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a value. $65/night was more than a bargain. A short walk to 5th Avenue which is the main drag of Playa Del Carmen. The room is very simple. Wi Fi reception is fine. Hot water took a while to come on, but it worked fine. Clean room. No complaints. Would come here again.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I stayed at Karma for a week in March and had a good experience. The staff is friendly and professionel, and the place is clean with decent size rooms and good king size beds (not to soft/hard). Aircondition works perfect and the common area has a really nice junglish-atmosphere to it even though its a bit small. All in all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We found this hotel with tripadvisor, hotel was pretty good. The "swimming pool" looks more like a puddle of water so pointless. BE CAREFUL IF THE PERSONNAL Offer you to post your cards !! We did it and are still waiting for them, 1,5 year later ! They re not reliable so pass your way..

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Where to begin? Let's start with the door, or lack thereof for starters. Once we realized the hotel room we had booked online was not the one we were given (which was missing a door, and presented a shoddy, dirty room that had a SLIDING GLASS DOOR with a 'lock' if it could even be called that!), we complained to... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I suppose in a week or two, I'll look back at today and think of it as an adventure, but right now I'm still quite unhappy with the treatment I received at the Hotel Playa del Karma. Probably my own fault for not checking here first before choosing this place to stay while in Playa del Carmen, because as soon... More

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Address: Avenida 15 entre calle 12 y 14 manzana 122 lote 9 Centro | Col. Centro entre calles 12 y 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa del Karma 3*
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Also Known As:
Playa Del Karma Hotel
Playa Del Karma Carmen
Hotel Playa Del Karma Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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The Hotel Playa del Karma, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is a contemporary ethno-boutique hotel designed primarily with indulgence and service in mind. This Playa del Carmen hotel with its prime location in the heart of the youngest and liveliest city in the Riviera Maya and its close proximity to the Quinta Avenida is centrally located, allowing guests the convenience to access diverse tourist attractions that accommodate all interests and budgets. ... more   less 
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