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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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    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Israel
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

    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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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was our first time to Tulum and the beach outside the hotel really is beautiful and we love how the bungalows and beach area at Playo Mambo have been designed. The staff were so friendly and helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The breakfast here was good with lovely fruit and toast... More 

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    Vail, Colorado
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This is a quaint little spot. The rooms are very cool, and each has it's color theme. Ours was fuchsia. All the rooms are very close to the beach, even if not beach front. The free breakfast was satisfying, but if you want a big breakfast, you'll have to order more. The tomatillo jelly is amazing!!!! Drinks on the beach,... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

    Gorgeous beach, stunning garden, friendliest and most helpful staff ever! Want to wake up to the sound of waves, and the head to the buglao cafe to be greeted by shy iguanas and homemade jam and bread? This is the place for you, we just loved it and are definitely coming back. The perfect mix of eco-tourism and comfy rooms.... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

    I had done extensive research with regards of where to stay in Tulum; wanted good location, clean, ON the beach, private bath, and all within our modest budget--Playa Mambo could not have been more perfect! Plus, the staff well exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond daily to make sure our stay was nothing but amazing! My boyfriend and... More 

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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

    The first and only night I stayed was enough to make me consider another place. – poorly served breakfast; – insenaly hot rooms (no a/c, so it's almost impossible to sleep); – weak shower that floods everytime you use; – weak lighting inside the room – no wifi connection (bad one on the front door); – they don't accept credit... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

    We stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon tour around Mexico. The rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. No AC but there is a fan to use at night. The little beach in front of the hotel is perfect - White sand and clean, warm sea. The beachfront bar makes great cocktails and the restaurant serves a... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

    We enjoyed a perfect 5 days at Playa Mambo. Nati and Frederico and their staff took care of our every need. Isaac, Fernando and Jairo spoiled us with delicious food and drinks. Breakfast was perfect each day...we loved the presentation of the sliced local fruit with mint, toast with homemade marmalade and coffee. We also enjoyed being served fish tacos... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

    My boyfriend and I went to Playa Mambo in December as part of a two week trip travelling around Mexico. It was absolute paradise at Playa Mambo. We loved the simplicity of the cabins, their proximity to the beach (i.e. on it). We were told there was only a 'garden view' available, but in fact our garden view was still... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

    Just back from a few excellent days at Playa Mambo. We spent the first half of our week in Playa del Camen, then thankfully discovered the paradise of Tulum for the second half! We were two moms and three kids in the honeymoon bungalow and couldn't have been happier. We were steps - literally- from the beach, slept with sounds... More 

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