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“Playa Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
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Allure Agave Acanto Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Norte bis | Between 1 & 5 ave, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Acanto Boutique Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 200 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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vancouver canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Playa Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

"Acanto embodies the very spirit of Playa del Carmen by combining sexy, stylish design with a perfect location that will allow for effortless transitions from beach to the fashion, cuisine and nightlife of 5th avenue..."

I work for Mexi-Go! a Canadian Magazine about Mexico and have had the pleasure of staying at many great hotels around the country. I absolutely loved my time at Acanto and can't wait for my next visit. Keep up the great work!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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matthew c, General Manager at Allure Agave Acanto Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
We Love the analogy to the sexy and stylish design. Our architect and interior designers are world class.

Thank you for the compliments
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Allure Destinations organized our recent stay at Acanto Hotel & Residences through in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. My wife and I have been proud members of Allure Destinations with no complaints for a little over 5 years now. We couldn't imagine using another company and we´re so happy that we chose Allure Destinations as our travel club.

We usually vacation in Mexico as Allure Destinations offers great locations and simply stunning accommodation options, plus we are a little older now and really can´t handle long haul flights anymore.

Acanto Hotel & Residences is a lovely boutique style resort and really has a nice intimate feel. The romantic ambiance is perfect for couples or Honeymooners. We stayed here last month (January 2014) and found that the resort catered perfectly to our needs and seemed to accommodate other more family orientated groups who were also staying at the resort.
Our suite had an ocean view and quite literally, Acanto Hotel & Residence is right on the beach. We were actually lucky enough to be staying there during a full moon, and the beach is absolutely stunning during this time, perfect for romantic strolls for those looking to reignite the flames of passion in their relationship.

What my wife and I really like about Acanto Hotel & Residences is that the resort is just a short walk away from 5th Avenue; you literally arrive right in the thick of the action. Playa Del Camren’s 5th Avenue is definitely the epicentre of life in the area, and generally all the tourists converge on this seemingly never ending street of souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, tour stands and attractions.

As we are Allure Destinations members we received absolutely fantastic service and treatment, there was never enough anyone could do for us. It really makes a difference if you can stay at world-class resorts and be waited on hand and foot, and greeted with smile everywhere that you go.

It was our first time staying at Acanto Hotel & Residences, and we would 100% recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms father away from the swimming pool are probably a little bit quieter than those closer to the...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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matthew c, General Manager at Allure Agave Acanto Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for the praises. We do cater to families, honeymooners, weddings and small groups as we are intimate with 21 units..

We are known as one of the most romantic hotels in a very romantic area such as Playa del Carmen.

The Penthouse rooftop units are for sure the most popular and the views from the roof are bar-none. A night under the stars and moon in the jacuzzi is a must for all romantics.

I just want to clarify to readers that although it appears that we are on the beach we are actually 1 block away from the beach
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Can't go wrong here. Very private, upscale apartment type housing right in the heart of Playa Del Carmen. Everything was in walking distance. Tons of great food, the lady (Karla?) at the front desk was BEYOND helpful in directing us to restaurants, getting cabs, etc.

100% would recommend.

Room Tip: All the rooms are solid - this place is where you want to be.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Matthew S, General Manager at Allure Agave Acanto Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Consider us your home away from home.. Well welcome you with open arms and a great room..
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Unique. In the heart of Playa on a blocked off street. One of the very nicest places to stay. Great staff great service. Everything in walking distance. I will not forget my stay, as it was on the top of my list. You cannot go wrong. Secure to the point I left things outside my room and had no fear of anything being misplaced. I can't say enough.

Room Tip: Don't rent a car, it is not needed in this location, even if you take the ferry to Cozumel. All...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Lemont, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This small hotel located between 5th Ave. & 1st, remains quiet even being right off the main shopping avenue. The selection of shops near the hotel are more unique & upscale than the shopping venues further south. There was a good selection of eateries & night clubs within a 5 minute walk. The hotel itself is simply stylish & kept clean. Most of the sleeping quarters are suites with kitchens, that were not affordable for us or not needed. There were a few quirks that could be adjusted. The showers were not forceful enough to cleanse off the sea & sand. The hot tubs located on the rooftop, had some problems as we found out using them after dusk each evening. In competition with other boutique hotels in the area, relocate the "morning coffee station" to the central patio bar offering fresh brewed coffee with real cream, as well as additional eats & making use of this lovely patio. The staff was consistently friendly & helpful...

Room Tip: 5D js used as a king-size bedroom,(affordable) quiet with an interior patio, short walk up. If you n...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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matthew c, General Manager at Allure Agave Acanto Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
So glad you had a great time. Recently we have replaced all shower heads and faucets, as the salt in the water builds up over time and clogs them.. not we have much better pressure and flow.

We have taken your advice and relocated the morning coffee and fruit to the pool/bar area. we will also be offering continental and full breakfast in that area as well.

Next time you return you will see the changes
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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We recently visited Playa del Carmen for the second time... we decided to stay in town this visit and found, through Trip Advisor, the Acanto Boutique Hotel. Based on reviews and the Acanto website we selected this for our stay in late January. The location was PERFECT...not too far from the beach and midway on the activity laden 5Th Avenue. The hotel was well staffed and the rooms were modern and clean. The staff was excellent...attending to all of our requests in a quick and professional manner. the view from the rooftop is AMAZING! Secure parking garage with no charge for parking. We would definitely consider this hotel again when returning to Playa!

Room Tip: Street side can be a bit noisy at night so if you are a very light sleeper you may want to be inside...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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matthew c, General Manager at Allure Agave Acanto Hotel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Glad you loved it..

Yes the street side rooms, although it is closed to traffic is a bit more noisy at times than the interior room. Generally people just walking by after a night out.

We do have sound conditioners in the rooms for those who are light sleepers

The parking is a big convenience , no charge, and secure for any guest that wants to bring a car..

We look forward to seeing you again soon
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Acanto is in a great location right off the main drag. Great value and great rooms, all very well kept. I will never stay anywhere else in Playa Del Carmen. Matt's staff is top notch and will make you feel right at home.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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matthew c, General Manager at Allure Agave Acanto Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Its great to hear how much you loved the Acanto and we welcome you back any time
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Address: 16 Norte bis | Between 1 & 5 ave, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Acanto Boutique Hotel)
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#7 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#19 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#41 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Allure Agave Acanto Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tripadvisor's Top Boutique Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Acanto Hotel NOW ALLURE AGAVE ACANTO has been praised by the Media. This hacienda-style property, one block from the beach and the area's pedestrian-filled la Quinta Avenida is set around a courtyard that's home to a swimming pool w chaise lounges and lanterns. Spanish accents influence the interiors, curved windows frame views of the gardens. All guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, phone calls, daily continental breakfast, access to the beach, daily maid service, concierge service and discounts to many local area restaurants. Allure Agave Acanto also offers Penthouse accommodations with roof top areas with BBQs and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Frommer's Travel Guide says" In my view, this property is the most romantic yet family friendly hotel in Playa del Carmen. There is intimacy and flair and a sense of isolation. The accommodations are endowed with color and texture, all encircling a swimming pool and softly lit courtyard that draw a division between this small enclave and the world outside the hotel's door. The accommodations are large and comfortable and all include full kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms. The location is great, just around the corner from La Quinta Avenida, on a secluded and quiet side street, surrounded by restaurants offering live music, great food and drinks. Allure Agave Acanto offers a Romantic yet family friendly atmosphere where our experienced staff will cater to your every need. All guests will enjoy our swimming pool & BBQ, marble floors and bathrooms, granite counter tops, central air conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TVs, telephones, terraces and so much more. All of our accommodations are energy efficient and ecologically friendly. We provide organic natural soaps and shampoo for all of our guests and are a smoke free facility. We look forward to your stay with us in Paradise. The Hotel no longer offers Jacuzzi's on the property ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Acanto Boutique Hotel
Hotel Acanto Boutique
Allure Agave Acanto Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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