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Playa Mambo

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Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 | Quintana Roo, Tulum 77710, Mexico
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Playa Mambo for three nights and had wished we could have stayed much longer. We are a family with two small kids and had the large bungalow in front of the beach. Fantastic ocean view! The regular bungalows are quite small. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful! While we were there they were renovating and upgrading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not have rooms at playa mambo, but ate breakfast and borrowed their sun beds during our stay in Tulum. Due to the lovely staff this became our "second home". Viktoria, the manager was from Sweden and spoke very well English. She was able to give us great restaurant and activity tips. The owners were great and did everything... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

location and beach is perfect - bed is super comfy! We loved getting out of our cabana and straight onto the beach. Only real negative: Most everything in Tulum is cash only, and the ATMSs rarely work. Not the end of the world, but for places charging close to $300 per night, I think they should start taking credit cards.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed in Turquoise , I think the cheapest of their places and it was perfect for a couple, but are all Mexican beds so small? The slightly more expensive rooms are on the beach with nice verandas to go with. Playa Mambo is towards the end of the Hotel Zone , but it is the same all along the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was our first time in Tulum, and we knew Playa Mambo was going to be rustic but we didn't quite expect it to be so rustic. As other reviews have commented, their is no A.C. This might work if you face the sea, but our room had no such view (and to say as their website does that the... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The huts are right on the beach so setting is lovely, however with it being near the jungle it was extremely humid there and so no air con was a big downside. We were provided with a fan but they just blew hot air around. Our hut was near a generator and so was quite noisy. We had to ask... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at Playa Mambo for 2 nights and just loved it! The rooms really are 'eco' and there is no air con and the lights are not very bright but the location is amazing. Right on a gorgeous white sand beach with lovely warm ocean. The whole resort is set on the sand, so its definitely shoes off and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Playa Mambo was generally really lovely. Straight onto the beach, get service and beautiful cabanas. My only problem is that I have crappy temperature control issues and with no air conditioning I found the rooms a little stifling but that could just be me! Tulum is an expensive area but the happy hour and the food menu and really reasonable.... More 

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Valencian Country, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Me and my partner spent a whole week in Playa Mambo cabanas and the experience was really superb. We went there looking for a quiet place to rest and enjoy the sea and we found exactly that. The cabins were ample, clean, silent and nicely decorated, with a king-size bed covered by a mosquito-net. In six nights we found zero... More 

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Thank 66Chema
Israel
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Everyone who arrives at Tulum should know that the hotels on the beach (Zona Hotelera) are located in a national park. Because of that the hotels cant connect to the electricity lines and are not connected to water pipes. We didnt knew it when we made the reservation to Playa Mambo. There was no A/C in the room, just a... More 

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