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Petit Lafitte

3.0 of 5 Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Cuba, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful 8 days at Petit Laffite. This family owned resort is a sweet alternative to the huge all-inclusive resorts crowding the Caribbean. The staff is amazing – so helpful, friendly and accommodating. Drinks are tasty and the food was very good – especially the fish tacos and the guacamole. We ate at the resort... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a tad outdated, was probably really nice in 1990. Stayed in a rustic bungalow which was musty and reminiscent of a hunting shack. Bed was old and uncomfortable but had new-ish pillows. Also if you get the half board plan drinks are not included. Food was mediocre. Nothing about the place was 'bad' but not worth what... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely, small hotel. The staff couldn't be nicer, all really warm, responsive and delightful. Our room was large, clean and simply furnished. The bathroom was small but perfectly adequate. We were very disappointed when we arrived to discover that the extra we had paid for an ocean view was essentially wasted. Although the ocean is right there,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing time we had at Petit Lafitte. Small little hotel about 6km from Playa Del Carmen. It is surrounded by bigger resorts. We stayed here for 3 nights at the start our honeymoon in a beach view bungalow. The accommodation was simple but all that you needed. We enjoyed the fresh breakfast each morning then walked the 6km... More 

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Hola mwtrinder, It was an honor to be chosen as part of your honeymoon. We hope the rest of it was just as enjoyable as the beginning. We wish this is only the beginning of a long fulfilling life for you both. On behalf of all the staff, Thank you. Iván Fuentes. More 

Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Among a strip of generic all inclusive hotels lies the gem of Petite Lafitte. My family of four went for our spring break vacation for a week, and we absolutely loved our stay. While the grounds are small, the rooms are lovely and the food fantastic. It feels like a little oasis in Playa del Carmen. Would absolutely come back!

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Hola daniellen, Thank you for you happy belated comment! Perhaps the only clarification note would be that we are not all inclusive. The largest meal plan we have includes dinner and breakfast and in the summer we have an option with just breakfast in some rooms. (Not all). We are glad you loved your stay and that you and your... More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from Petit Lafitte. We had a great time. The staff was very helpful and friendly. David, the concierge, went out of his way more than once to help us acquire reservations at a very busy restaurant. We stayed in a bungalow on the beach. Small, but cozy room with the necessities. The only negative... More 

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear MikeH, Thank you for choosing Petit Lafitte four your vacation as a couple. We’re glad that you found the peace and quiet that evidently you were after. Sorry to hear you thought the beds were too firm. We appreciate your sincerity. We wonder what happened we have been replacing mattresses and basically have covered the whole hotel. One piece... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am hesitant to write a positive review for Petit Lafitte because I don't want too many people to discover this hidden piece of paradise. This was our third year visiting Petit Lafitte, and the staff and ambiance were everything and more than we remember from our previous stays. What keeps us coming back? First and foremost, it's the staff.... More 

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear Alan P. It was nice having you again for a new Petit Lafitte vacation. Your loyalty motivates us to continue with our life-business philosophy and approach. We thank you for overcoming your hesitation to write and share your story with others, in many ways you are being generous as well and then it all comes full circle. Thank you... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just returned from a 6 night stay at Petite Lafitte. We stayed in an ocean view bungalow. The bungalows are log cabins located right on the beach surrounded by palm trees. The cabin was not 5 star luxury, but was clean and adequate for our needs. The meals were of a very high standard, waitered served in the dining... More 

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Hola Roundtheglobe 13, We’re very glad to hear your enjoyed Petit Lafitte’s location for your 6 night stay in one of our bungalows. We designed the bungalows to be elegantly rustic, so we equipped them with all the amenities of the standard section, like a very nice AC unit, mini-bar, coffee maker, safe deposit box etcetera. Thank you for your... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our daughter's wedding was held here. We and our guests had the entire place to ourselves for the weekend, occupying 40/50 rooms. Their wedding/event planner did a fantastic job in helping us plan the wedding and put us in contact with vendors for music, airport pickups, videographer, hair/make-up, etc... They were a real pleasure to work with. We had preliminary... More 

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear 454larry, It was a real pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. I personally enjoyed working with Healy for a bit over 6 months creating such a wonderful event. It was a real journey to be so involved in very carefully and detailed preparations specially in the Jewish tradition. As you saw, our vendors are among the very best... More 

Usa, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Petit Laffite ! Excellent place for perfect vacation. We had fantastic 7 night stay here and its was very comfortable stay here. Staff were very good. Its beach view resort. Excellent staff, swimming pool, kids play room, beach view restaurant, bar right on beach front. I highly recommend this place for any family, friends for pleasant stay. Love to visit... More 

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear IndianI, Thank you for your brief review, we gather you had a very nice family vacation at our family operated hotel. We’re glad to hear you were comfortable and satisfied with the place and the service. We hope you get to return someday as seems to be your intention. We wish you a lovely end of the year and... More 

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  • Great Place(6)
  • Riviera Maya(6)
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Additional Information about Petit Lafitte

Address: Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Petit Lafitte 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Petit Lafitte Playa Del Carmen
Petit Lafitte Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#12 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen

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