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El Duende del Mar

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida 30 Esquina Calle 3 Sur, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #84 of 199 hotels in Playa del Carmen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My friend and I had a lovely stay here for the price. Our room was clean and tastefully decorated in a Mexican style - lots of bright colours going on. Marbella the owner was very welcoming and brought us a breakfast of the most delicious fruit and yoghurt to our room each morning. Special mention also to the beautiful, excitable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Not a luxury hotel and yet, you are constantly surprised by their attention to detail. The location is not the greatest and yet, you can easily forget it due to the fantastic Marbella, the manager, who makes every effort to provide with a great stay. Rustic and pretty apartment, tasty breakfast delivered to your room, air con, fans, kitchenette, your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We had the fortune of staying at El Duende del Mar in early 2007. We loved it. It's location is centric to the center of town, Quinta avenida, and the beach. Renting bicycles was a great option we used to explore our surrounding area. Let me start with the BEST carne asada place EVERRRR HC de Monterrey. It is 2-3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We have stayed in El Duende del Mar from 3rd to 17th of march 2012. A bit hard to find, as there is nor real sign outside the building where you find the reception. If you enter the garden, which is closed by a big wooden door, you feel like you are in a dschungel in the middle of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

I stayed at El Duende del Mar for 3 nights. The hotel is a little hard to find since there is no sign announcing it. I had a very clean and spacious room and the garden is simply great. I was there only to sleep since I was diving all day! I had a hammock on my balcony and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

My parents and I stayed at Duende del Mar from 3/29 - 4/4/09 and found it a very enchanting hotel. The owner, Denis and his staff (Marbella & Hector and everyone) were extremely accommodating and we felt like we were at home. We had a 2 bedroom suite and it was very spacious and included a kitchen/living room area on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2006

To all the Dear friends thinking to visit mexico, but avoiding the restricted and unpersonnal all inclusive hotels El duende del mar is the place for you.It is located on Avenue 30 at 5 minutes walking from the main street 5 Avenue and 7 minutes from the beautifull main beach and 8 minutes walking from the main bus station. This... More

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Address: Avenida 30 Esquina Calle 3 Sur, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Duende del Mar 2.5*
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El Duende Del Mar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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#87 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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The Hostel Duende del mar, service B & B are unique apartments with Mexican details,equipped with kitchen utensils, stove, refrigerator, dining room, air conditioning, hammock on the terrace, cleaning every third day, changing linens and towels, accommodate groupsof 4 to 8 people, Bed is available to each guest (no bunk beds) including breakfast (coffee,bread, fried eggs) and bicycles. We are a better option for a comfortable stay among allother available hostel options, we have the best prices! ... more   less 
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