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“...and I did it again!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Banana
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5a. Av. Nte. Esq. Calle 32, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Fiesta Banana)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 201 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Frankfurt, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“...and I did it again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was staying at the Banana 6 months ago and this time I did some research to see how prices are at other hotels and hostels but I have to say I couldn't find anything comparable. Other hotels were more expensive and for a private room with an own bathroom at a hostel - not a location as that good - the same price so I decided to stay again at the Banana and was very happy. The staff made our stay very comfortable, they are very friendly and always helpful. Roberto, Matteo, Salome and also the cleaning staff - always nice. You get the feeling you are staying with friends, than normal guests. In 2008 I stayed at an all-inclusive hotel in Playacar (hotel zone in Playa) and the cleaning lady stole 2 pieces of clothes and the hotelstaff was not very helpful in that case. Anyway, if you want it quiet, take a room in the highest floor (2nd floor) or a room to the poolside, because in the 1st floor you will hear some noises from the bars nearby. You feel welcomed, safe and very comfortable at this little hotel with the best location ever!

Room Tip: rooms with the balcony to the pool or highest floor are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I've stayed in this cosy hotel twice already,it's conveniently located at one end of the 5th Avenida, 5 mins' walk from the beach. The hotel provides beach towels and offers 50% discount for the Mamita's Beach Club, which in my opinion is the best part of the beach here in Playa del Carmen. The rooms are thouroghly cleaned daily, there's 24h security, free wifi, and the hotel staff can organize all sorts of excursions,activities,and short trips, from their travel agency next door.
The staff are friendly,young,and really helpful. I had an inconvenience with my luggage that was delivered by the airline 3 days after my arrival, and the staff really made an effort to sort this out for me (special thanks to Matteo,Salome' and Roberto!). I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Riviera Maya!
Valentina from Milan,Italy

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Centrally located at the north end of the Quinta Avenida. Close to all the entertainment but still away from the big noice. Excellent location with very friendly and helpful owners and staff.Very clean rooms, excellent beds, rooms very good isolated so no noice from other guest.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riverside, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was a great value. The rooms are small but clean. The shower was great. The internet wasn't working in the rooms but downstairs. Breakfast was not included though there was a choice that I thought we took. Food was a little expensive, but there are tons of places all over town to eat. The staff was friendly and helpful and honestly the location is absolutely fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband has always stayed at Hotel Banana when he comes to Playa del Carmen by himself, we stay at a friend's when we are together. The Hotel is small, clean and in a great location. My daughter and son-in-law were booked in there for a one night stay, which I payed for in cash, and for an unforseen reason, had to cancel their stay at the last minute.
Hotel Banana was kind enough to refund my money, which they did not have to do, with under twenty four hours notice. That's a class act.

Room Tip: Back corner on second floor, right side.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent a night here before finding something long-term in Playa del Carmen. Though the price is reasonable for a few nights, there are cheaper places available of similar quality. The location, however, is great, the service was friendly and the place was clean. A good option for someone wanting to be close to beach, and the action of 5th avenue, whilst being in a relatively quiet part of town.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I loved staying here! The price is soo cheap, especially for the location, right on 5th Ave, the main street. Everything is accesible. A 3 minute walk to the beach. The rooms are super clean and have a balcony. There is a safe in the room. The beds are strong. The experience was wonderful.

The staff is outstanding, especially the main receptionist Simone. I only had to make a request once and I knew by the end of the day it would be met. From planning tours and excursions, to changes to the room. She excelled at her job. The others knew less English, but were eager to be available and super sweet.

Easily one of the very best hotels I have ever stayed at. A true gem.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Banana

Address: 5a. Av. Nte. Esq. Calle 32, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Fiesta Banana)
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#89 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Banana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Banana Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Banana Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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