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Papaya Playa

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ranked #31 of 64 Tulum B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Claudia-Felipe Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we arrived at the lobby of the hotel, we admit to be a bit scared. Papaya lobby looked a bit like a camping. The reception personel led us to the room and it didn't take long for us to realise how beautiful this place was. We had the seeview cabanna with airco. We had our own small private pool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the yoga and spa offered at this designer hotel> we thought it was very hip and cool. Dj on the beach, amazing vibe, great mix of people. Creative space and of course the warmest ocean and finest sand amongst incredible Tulum ruins

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed from 4/4/14 to 4/8/14 and thank goodness it was windy to keep the bugs away. Think it was the perfect time to go. I wish I was able to get the newer cabanas, but I appreciated my rustic cabana. It really grew on me in the end. What to know: - Wifi is really only available at the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Papaya Playa in the fall of 2013, and I still remember it as one of the most amazing and different vacations that we have ever had!! We have been fortunate enough to have traveled to almost 60 countries: seen and visited a lot of fabulous places and met some great people. But with its pristine... More

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Papaya Playa struggles to figure out who they are, they have beach shacks for under $200 with no electricity or private baths and hut we stayed on which is called the New Cabana which was over $600 a night, ouch. It was clean but the so called air really never worked. The view and beach was nice, water beautiful, our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in papaya playa for a weekend last month, the cabanas are just perfect right by the beach, I had my own hamaca in the balcony with the best view for the sunrise , the service at the restaurant during breakfast was exceptional, to be honest in a little picky, but the service fitful my expectations (especially the General... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this gorgeous hotel and must definitely recommend it. The general manager was so kind, welcoming and the most amazing host, we will definitely come back, This hotel is magical at daytime and at night with the beautiful starry sky. Rooms are extremely clean and well sorted. Best place in TULUM!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After my previous trip to Tulum in which we spent most the time at the Papaya beach club and having liked it so much, my friends and I decided to have the whole experience and actually stay in the hotel this time... bad idea. The thing whith this place is you don´t get your money´s worth. I know it´s supposed... More

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Miami, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Papaya Playa for a week with my wife and three kids. We rented two cabañas in front of the Sea. We slept with the balcony sliding door wide open and had a fantastic breeze blowing in every night. Our kids ran around the beach and grounds and had a great time. The staff was friendly and accommodating and... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only used this project as a beach club, walks in got some beers and carried them down to the sunlounger area. The lounging area was sheltered and looked out to a spectacular turquoise sea on a quiet beach ( and we were there during spring break so a shock that it was quiet). The beers were reasonably priced, 35... More

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Additional Information about Papaya Playa

Also Known As:
Papaya Playa Hotel
Papaya Playa Tulum
Papaya Playa Hotel Tulum
Address: Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Papaya Playa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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