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Playa Mambo

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Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 | Quintana Roo, Tulum 77710, Mexico
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Carson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Playa Mambo for 5 nights and we had the best experience ever! We originally booked our stay with another hotel but they were experiencing a power outage so they referred us to Playa Mambo. I was a bit skeptical at first but my boyfriend and I are glad that we got to stay at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Amazing staff, so friendly and attentive. The location was perfect. Such great vibes here! Relaxing and quiet, convenient location, perfect for couples. Close to some really great restaurants and bars. Food here was simple, quick, cheap and delicious. Nice healthy free breakfast served daily. Loved it and will be back. The only slight issue we had was with the wifi... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Tulum is a terribly expensive place to visit, so Playa Mambo seemed like a good option that wouldn't break the budget. Unfortunately, what you get for the money is not worth it. We paid $150 a night for the Ocre Cabana. Cash only - extremely inconvenient. It was super hot, full of bugs, and mice even got into our bags... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We stayed at Playa Mambo for three nights and had wished we could have stayed much longer. We are a family with two small kids and had the large bungalow in front of the beach. Fantastic ocean view! The regular bungalows are quite small. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful! While we were there they were renovating and upgrading... More 

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1 Thank Erika O
PlayaMamboHotel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Playa Mambo, responded to this review

Dear Erika, It was such a pleasure to have you and your divine kids here with us. We continue as unobtrusively as we can the upgrade work to make it even more beautiful. Yes, you should have stayed longer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

We did not have rooms at playa mambo, but ate breakfast and borrowed their sun beds during our stay in Tulum. Due to the lovely staff this became our "second home". Viktoria, the manager was from Sweden and spoke very well English. She was able to give us great restaurant and activity tips. The owners were great and did everything... More 

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PlayaMamboHotel, Director General at Playa Mambo, responded to this review

We missed not having you come around after you left! Thank you for your recommendation and do hurry back. More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

location and beach is perfect - bed is super comfy! We loved getting out of our cabana and straight onto the beach. Only real negative: Most everything in Tulum is cash only, and the ATMSs rarely work. Not the end of the world, but for places charging close to $300 per night, I think they should start taking credit cards.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed in Turquoise , I think the cheapest of their places and it was perfect for a couple, but are all Mexican beds so small? The slightly more expensive rooms are on the beach with nice verandas to go with. Playa Mambo is towards the end of the Hotel Zone , but it is the same all along the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was our first time in Tulum, and we knew Playa Mambo was going to be rustic but we didn't quite expect it to be so rustic. As other reviews have commented, their is no A.C. This might work if you face the sea, but our room had no such view (and to say as their website does that the... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The huts are right on the beach so setting is lovely, however with it being near the jungle it was extremely humid there and so no air con was a big downside. We were provided with a fan but they just blew hot air around. Our hut was near a generator and so was quite noisy. We had to ask... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at Playa Mambo for 2 nights and just loved it! The rooms really are 'eco' and there is no air con and the lights are not very bright but the location is amazing. Right on a gorgeous white sand beach with lovely warm ocean. The whole resort is set on the sand, so its definitely shoes off and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Playa Mambo

Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 | Quintana Roo, Tulum 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: $104 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Mambo 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Playa Mambo Hotel Tulum
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