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“We went to heaven for a week!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Posada Del Capitan Lafitte

La Posada Del Capitan Lafitte
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Km 62 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #50 of 124 Playa del Carmen B&B and Inns
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“We went to heaven for a week!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Looking back at photos from my trip in August of last year with my 28 yr old daughter made me remember I'd not ever posted my review!!! My ex & I started going to Shangri La back in early '80s. Visited the original Capitan Lafitte only. Over the years went back 5 times with kids.
Was desperately seeking that same feel if a hidden away resort but alas Shangri La was now some huge resort with a million people on the beach!! Thank God Turqouise Reef Group was still around to send us to Capitan Lafitte!!!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place!!! Secluded, beautiful, amazing staff who treated us like family, great food... Heavenly!!! We rented a cabana closest to the ocean... Nightly the waves lapping against the shore serenaded us to sleep! Each morning we awoke to the sunrise and beautiful, peaceful uncrowded beach!!! Just like we experienced 30 yrs ago!

We didn't know if we could find that same exclusive & unique place like we had yrs ago but we did!!! It was fabulous & will return for sure as long as they stay their unique & exclusive selves! You have to try it!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, MN
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6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We had been frequent guests at the old Capitan LaFitte until it closed and then reopened as Petit LaFitte down the beach, closer to Playa del Carmen. We had stopped in to check out the new place a couple of years ago, but weren't impressed by the air conditioning, internet access and telephones that the old place didn't have. This year we decided to try it anyway, and are very pleased that we did. The majority of the staff of the old place moved down the beach, so it was like a homecoming to see them again and enjoy their hospitality. The internet and telephones were easy to ignore, and because the hotel itself is only one room deep we could open windows on the front and back of our room and forget the a/c. This is a 'semi inclusive' place, with a tasty breakfast and dinner included in the room price--- but not including lunch or the bar tab. The beach along this stretch of Riviera Maya is perfect for taking long walks, and the atmosphere at this hotel is lively but not the 'party city' you'd find in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. We were there over winter break, so a fair amount of the guests brought their families and we enjoyed being surrogate grandparents to the well behaved kids we met.

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Posada Del Capitan Lafitte

Address: Km 62 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 124 B&Bs / Inns in Playa del Carmen
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
La Posada Del Capitan Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
La Posada Del Capitan Lafitte Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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