I had gotten in touch with one of the owners about a year ago before my first trip to Playa. I was going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to stay in a condo or a hotel for my first trip-he was very patient and helpful as he helped me understand some of the pros and cons of each. I ended up staying in a hotel for that first trip but knew when I came back less than a year later Arena Blanca had my name on it.
We had a unit on ground level. It was very clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The water cooler was a great perk and helped keep us hydrated. I also liked the location a lot, very close to 5th Avenue but it was on the quieter end which was great. I would definetly stay here again. Prompt refund on the security deposit, great communication from the managers. Couldnt have asked for more.
Oh and I have to say this because I just couldnt believe it. The housekeeping didnt come every day but when she did come she CLEANED OUT MY HAIRBRUSH! My disgusting, hairy hairbrush that I don't even like to clean out and it is my own hair. Talk about above and beyond!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Because of its classic architecture and impeccable construction, Arena Blanca is known by the locals, as "the beautiful building". The building has a gorgeous two-bedroom condo (with a spectacular rooftop terrace) and numerous charming one-bedroom poolside condos. Arena Blanca is known for its great design, maintenance, and staff. From the iron gates to the arched stairways to the brick-ceilings (known as "bovedas"), Arena Blanca has many traditional Mexican elements. And together with modern elements, they create a very comfortable and beautiful vacation property. We are proud of the special care and attention to detail found in the building, thanks to the skill of the local builders. The difference is noticeable...And the location? Es perfecto! Arena Blanca is ground zero for many of Playa's favorite restaurants including La Cueva del Chango. And it's just a few minute walk to the quaint area known as "Little Italy" and a ten minute walk to the touristy center of Playa del Carmen. Close enough but far enough away! The short walk to the Caribbean via Calle 38 is one of the most beautiful walks in town... past the gardens of our favorite restaurant, La Cueva del Chango, and the charming beach front palapas hotels. We love being so close to Mamitas Beach, a diverse and colorful beach that provides the best people-watching in Playa. Rent an umbrella, pop open a cerveza, and enjoy the view of the beach and beach-goers... it’s a feast for the eyes. You just might think you’ve died and gone to heaven, right here on earth! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arena Blanca Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico