This hotel is not as flash as they try to market it as (or charge for!), in fact the only thing that it has going for it is it's geographical location to the strip.
The Hotel has only 2 rooms with balcony's and these are the top priced suites, the other rooms don't even have opening windows. There is the constant twang of moldy aircon in the air and various noises from restaurant fans that must pass by nearby walls.
If I was to come to this area again I would maybe book into one of the hacienda style hotels a few doors down that look a lot more worth the money, or failing that rent a house in the nearby playacar and taxi in (2 mins).
The rooms are in disrepair, one of the suites I was in had cheap laminate repaired with even cheaper mastic.
To top off my bad experience of this hotel, they have some noddy system with towels and towel cards, I brought my own and used this for the whole duration of my holiday but still got charged £25 for a towel I didn't use once because of the stupid "system".
Poor quality rooms, Poor value for money, Poor holiday experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Punto is a boutique hotel strategically located in the heart of Playa del Carmen: at the center of its active life and a few steps away from its best beaches. Located on the exuberant Fifth Avenue, with numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment, the hotel offers a cool atmosphere that delights couples, single travelers and groups for its lively vibe, excellent service, modern facilities and "La Azotea" a restaurant lounge on the top floor with the best view of the sea and Cozumel, where to enjoy exclusive events, hot DJs and the best cocktails.Walking distance from the Mexican Caribbean beaches, it offers access exclusive promotions for its guests.With only 16 modern rooms decorated with special style, at El Punto there’s a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where quality of service is priority number one. All suites include king size beds, minibar, safe deposit, free high speed Wi Fi internet access, flat screen TV and air conditioning. Because details count, we have hairdryer, bathrobes and designer toiletries at disposal.A delicious breakfast, included in the rate, can be enjoyed every morning in front of the hotel, in one of the most popular restaurants in Playa. Front desk is open 24 hours and provides multilingual staff, tour assistance, express check-in and check-out.Minimum age required to stay is 16 years old and minimum age required for check-in is 18 years old. Smoking is not allowed. These requirements complete the concept of a boutique hotel designed for people looking to have the best time in paradise, within a modern context and at the best location for the Mexican scene.About Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen is now one of the most glamorous places in the Mexican Caribbean. "Playa", as their regular visitors call it, is situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya and gathers the best restaurants, shops and nightclubs, as well as fabulous beaches on the Caribbean Sea.A destination where everyone will find their place: relax, play water sports, go shopping, enjoy nightlife, the finest cuisine and unique cocktails.Beaches invite you to relax and enjoy yourself. For those who love the sea, boats depart daily from the port to the great Mayan reef, home to the world’s second largest reef. When the night falls, a walk down the Fifth Avenue is a must, where you can find a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and boutiques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Punto Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico