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Playa Mambo

Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 | Quintana Roo, Tulum 77710, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Playa Mambo will hold a special place in my heart forever. Everything exceeded our expectations. I'm a bit of a hotel snob and definitely like to be pampered but the authenticity of this place, the personality of the owners, the feeling of community in the common areas and the AMAZING, pristine, beach (perfectly located) made our stay more memorable than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Playa Mambo was amazing. Cute and cozy eco cabanas so close to the ocean you hear the gentle lap of the waves to lull you to sleep. Natalia and Frederico are very friendly and helpful to any needs. They recommended great things to do in the area and went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable.... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is fine and the owners are very friendly, nothing to complain about in regards to accommodations. I assume that the owners of Playa Mambo do not operate the Deli/Grocery store next door, however whoever does is a thief. The ATM located right next to the entrance of Playa Mambo (in front of deli) is used to counterfeit Debit/Credit... More

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PlayaMamboHotel, Propietario at Playa Mambo, responded to this review

Hi Mona! How are you? First of all thank you for the heads up on this issue, and we´re really sorry for all the inconvenience this is causing you. As you´ve mentioned neither the store at the front or the ATM belong to Playa Mambo Eco Cabañas, but anyway we talked to the store owner to let her know about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was extremely pleased with our stay at Playa Mambo. The room was great and affordable, the beach was gorgeous ( and just steps from our door) and the owners were very sweet and full of helpful tips for my trip. I highly recommend this place!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa Mambo is terrific. A bit rustic, but you don't go to Tulum for high thread count sheets and fast wi-fi. The beach and views are amazing, the rooms are put together nicely and the owners are really nice, accommodating and make really delicious eggs and coffee in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained, unique cabanas and warm people running the place. Can't go wrong here. Not to mention the beach access is second to none and I visited many of the expensive resorts in Tulum. Our friends who stayed in a big fancy house even chose to have their wedding on the Playa Mambo beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but visited for a day for lunch and to use the beach chairs. We had a look at a few different spots along the beach and Playa Mambo was on the best part of the beach. The rooms looked clean and nice, and are really reasonably priced considering the beautiful location. It is a very small... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is not your average beach resort. It is beautifully low key, quaint and intimate. We stayed in the penthouse cabana, 20 meters from the water. We loved hanging out on the second story balcony playing cards under the stars and waking up to the sound of waves. It is ideally located, on a beautiful part of the beach and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are after authentic & simple on the beach Tulum accomodation with fabulous hosts then stay here. The location is idyllic. We stayed in the Green cabana and it opens right onto the world's softest sand and a beautiful beach. Natalia and Federico could not have been more charming and they are doing a great job of preserving the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

perfect place to rest after a long drive through Belize, and enjoy the white sand beach at the door of each comfortable hut. Lovely couple running the place. This is a peacefull resting place, confortable and safe, ideal to go out in Tulum archeological site within bike distance, and enjoy the local restaurant in the nearby town of Tulum. Full... More

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Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 | Quintana Roo, Tulum 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 34
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