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Papaya Playa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Horrible experience, the security of the hotel asked me if I was a guest at that hotel multiple times because I was the only latino at the hotel, everyone else was white! One of the worst experiences.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first went to the Papaya Playa Project (PPP) for a yoga class, taught by Jhiwan, whose playfulness and great sense of humor beautifully complement his deep knowledge of yoga and breathing techniques. The yoga studio needs a new floor, but I understand that work will be done soon. The yoga class was so good we returned several times, starting... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cool beach, good food, kite surfing!! Drinks, great music! If you are planing to stay here or just come for a day it's really cool for couples or group of friends ) They have cabanas where you can stay and a spa (planning to try it just now) Order their guacamole and totopos, it's really good and filling.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent 34 nights at Papaya Playa Project and loved every minute of it. The sunrises are incredible, the beach is peaceful. The staff was really nice and extremely helpful. The amenities are just what you need, when you need them. They have a pretty good selection of books in different languages you can borrow from the front desk. I... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I and my wife stayed in PPP for 3 nights at end of July. We found an offer for a small room, but with a/c. Actually the room was very small. But for a few nights it was quite ok. It's eco-friendly hotel, with some consequences. The water is salty. It's purified, clean, but salty from the see. You can... More

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Papaya Playa is awesome for a few days chilling out. Downfalls: restaurant is overpriced and food is not authentic (better to eat in town), cheaper rooms are not great for price - if you can upgrade your room, the bathroom in our cabana was basically unusable for the time we were there. We mentioned this to reception and they 'cleaned'... More

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Oslo, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula this summer, and the first place we stayed was at Papaya Playa Project in Tulum. We were traveling on a budget, and when booking online on their website in the last minute, we got a good discount. We chose the most basic cabin, and it was basic, but everything is so tastefully... More

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Los Angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends and I met up in Tulum for a long weekend in August. Yes, it's really hot in August unless you are in the direct path of the ever-present ocean breeze. Papaya Playa Project (PPP) is a bohemian-chic beach resort located at the beginning of the Tulum hotel area on a stretch of road that runs along the ocean. There... More

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Lille, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super value for this hotel. View on the sea is extra. The room is very simple but the bed is quiet comfortable. Negative point is the noise from the music at the bar. Music was very lound and our room was too far from the bar.

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Mentor, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is wonderful. It was a little hot sleeping in our beachfront hut but other than that the place is great. Food was great. Beachfront beautiful and secluded. I recommend. Spend a little extra for one of their air conditioned suites if you can.

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Address: Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Papaya Playa 3*
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Introducing, PAPAYA PLAYA, A DESIGN HOTELS™ PROJECT hitting Tulum, Mexico from December 6, 2011 to late 2012. Having sought far and wide for a place to create an authentic, nurturing experience, the 900 meter stretch of oceanfront paradise cocooned on the Caribbean coast of the Mayan Riviera was the perfect spot. Together with Emilio Heredia, owner of the existing Papaya Playa beach bungalow resort, Design Hotels™ is initiating the ultimate pop-up camp. Claus Sendlinger explains: “Our idea was to create a transitory, yet deeply culturally-rooted experience and we couldn’t have dreamed up a better place to make this happen. Capitalizing on the natural environment and multicultural character of Tulum, we quickly put together an international team of real visionaries, each enriching the experience with their own food, music, design or wellness concept. The enthusiasm and creative energy of everyone involved enabled us to renovate the camp and put together a holistic program within a very short period of time.” So come December, the authentic-pleasure seekers have a new raw-luxe camp they can sink and rub their feet into. Eighty-five cabañas have been renovated by the Design Hotels™ creative team. Integrating local materials and building techniques, they encourage its residents to soak in the warmth of the elements, both physically and mentally. The separation between man and nature diminishes in these rustic spaces while the perception of small indulgences – like high thread count sheets, flowing mosquito nets and thick towels – is heightened. The ultimate luxury in most of the cabañas, is the private porch, where hammocks gently swing guests into sync with Tulum’s laid-back rhythm. ... more   less 
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