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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
  • 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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Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Austin, Texas
1 review
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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San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Kennebunkport, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed there a couple weeks ago. It's great for couples, not ideas for young families (no A/C, locks on doors are limited, no in-room-safe, and not very quiet. But, if you're up for the true Tulum vibe, a rustic hut with thatch roof in the sand, it's fantastic.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Playa mambo has great service, it is a small place but the service is AWESOME and the prices are reasonable. After been treated badly at La Zebra we stopped at Playa Mambo, it was a little hidden but we saw the delicious plates of food and we were intrigued plus it smelled amazing. The beach is gorgeous and we had... More 

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