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Petit Lafitte

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Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was my 4th time at Petit Lafitte! I now go every year, just to relax on the lovely beach, swim in the warm warm, clear clear water, meet kind people, and see the staff - who are AWESOME! If you need a little peace and quiet, delicious food (not mass produced, like at all inclusives), this will be your... More 

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

Hola Sarita! Thank you for your 4th visit and for making your journey to Petit Lafitte a yearly tradition. I hope you know that you are appreciated just as much and that we hope that after your solo trips you get to come to and share Petit Lafitte with a traveling mate. Thank you for your lovely comments and loyalty,... More 

NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Initially, we were somewhat dissappointed because the hotel was not in Tulum, as we mistakenly believed. It was also somewhat isolated and hard to go places from there. A few hours later, we realized these were its best qualities. The hotel is 45 min from Cancun's airport, not as far as Tulums. Yet, has all the qualities of a small... More 

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

Dear Falerhand. Thank you very much for your brief and lovely review. I am glad you decided to try us. I remember you had a few concerns in the beginning of the reservation process and I am glad that you have it all clear now and left hoping to have stayed a bit longer. I truly hope our paths cross... More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The resort is a lovely small size with quaint bungalows along a sandy palm tree - and - hammock - lined path to the beach. Very friendly staff you get to know who seem to get along like friends. The breakfast that came with the stay had fresh fruit juice, fruit, granola, yogurt, and pastries every morning in addition to... More 

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

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your review, your brief yet clear depiction of our place and for yoru wish to return. May your wishes come true. We will be waiting to hear from you again,. Sincerely, Iván Fuentes. More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband, my 20 year old daughter and her friend traveled here this past summer at the beginning of July. WE ADORE THIS HOTEL!! The service was impeccable. Wifi is great, only in the room and in the lobby. Breakfast is included, as is delicious. We dined at the hotel for lunch everyday by the beach. I recommend the ceviche,... More 

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

Howdy Margaret! We wish to thank you for your stay at Petit Lafitte on this family vacation and also for your lovely review. There is not a lot to add other than we truly hope you fulfill your dream of coming back, it will be ready to receive you again for your second visit!! Kind Regards, Iván Fuentes. More 

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Initially I wasn't going to write this review because I don't want everyone to know about this place! Too many people might make it hard to get a room! This was our first time staying at Petit Lafitte. We initially decided on this hotel because it was an affordable alternative packaged with our flight. We were very pleasantly surprised. The... More 

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

Dear JamesT, Thank you for trying us for the first time, we are very happy to hear that you would definitely return and that you were even hesitant to write because you want to ensure that there will be rooms available for you in the future. That’s got to be the best compliment to a hotel! We’re glad to hear... More 

Minneapolis, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We spent 11 days at Petit LaFitte this February, and as usual found everything just the way we left it, which is to say just what we wanted. We've been staying there and at the old Capitan Lafitte on and off for twenty years or so, and while everything else along the stretch of beach north of Playa Del Carmen... More 

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

Hola Radioranger, Thank you very much for your loyalty to Capitan Lafitte and to Petit Lafitte now. As you know, some guests become more than just guests over time and you are close friends now, thank you for contributing to Javier’s cause after his accident. That shows how connected we all are and we really appreciate your kindness. A note... More 

Ann Arbor, MI
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed with our 3-year-old for four nights in early March and found the whole experience to be just as we'd hoped. We booked a garden view bungalow and were originally shown bungalow #16 but we found this particular bungalow to be the least desirable – right next door to a utility shed, across from the informal zoo... More 

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

Dear RebekkaK, We hope your return to The Great Lake State, was hassle free and that you are now preparing to enter spring. We wish to thank you for trying Petit lafitte in your family trip and that your little one enjoyed the freedom and safety of a small resort. We’re really glad you enjoyed the “new” section we opened... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was my second year of going to Petit. The place is amazing. I have only gone there with my sister and her hubby but it would be a great place to be romantic with the one you love. The place is real amazing. Every one knows your name on the second day there. This is the place if you... More 

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

Hola BillD, Sooo, your second time around, traveled solo after a first visit with sister and brother in law and now hoping to return with a loved one for a third visit? You have evidently tried different styles of traveling and discovered that Petit Lafitte serves for various traveling styles, families, couples and solo travelers. We view that as a... More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited Petit Lafitte for 4 days in February and had a fantastic stay. I was looking for a laid back place to relax, unwind and get away from the endless winter and this was the perfect place. I booked my trip somewhat at the last minute and Ivan was extremely helpful in allowing me to stay in two different... More 

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

Dear KAT614614, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I remember working with you in the reservation process and I was really surprised to see that you were hoping to stay even if you had to switch rooms twice, as it was originally planned, I am glad that you were able to stay in 12 for two nights. I... More 

Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for the first time and were pleasantly surprised. We booked a garden view room and ended up in building 1 on the 2nd floor. We agreed that the room location was one of the least desirable in the entire resort. The main dining area was right in front of our patio and it did stay noisy until... More 

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

Dear 8Shots, As the spring unfolds in Michigan, your memories of Petit Lafitte may have beginning to fade, regardless, we want to thank you for trying Petit Lafitte on your Riviera Maya vacation and being your first time, we feel honored to read such a positive review from you. You were surprised by the general experience and that is what... More 

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