Playa Maya was a cute little hotel that we thoroughly enjoyed. It is beachside, with no street entrance - this was a bit difficult on our first night as the sign wasn't too easy to see so we almost missed it as we dragged our suitcases along the sand (they reccommend you send one of your party to get them to pick up your suitcases, but it was quite late at night when we arrived and neither of us felt comfortable hanging around in an unfamiliar place alone.)
The view of the ocean is great. It was always nice looking at this over breakfast on the beach. Great proximity to fifth avenue and the like... throughout my stay I couldn't work out why so many people stayed in the resorts away from the action, when they could be staying on the beach! The staff was excellent and very friendly. And we were so impressed with the towel art every day!
Only problem we really had was that the shower didn't work very well when we arrived. We asked at the front who said they'd get onto maintenance... I don't know if they ever did, but it took 2 days for it to start... somehow slowly getting better. Honestly for the first 2 days the hot water tap would only turn slightly and would barely work, and then it started slowly getting better every day, so really not sure if maintenance were advised or not - we asked a few times but we were concerned there might be a language barrier. Nonethless by the end of our stay we had a fully working shower, just wished it had been like that from the start!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Maya is right on the beach and centrally located, just 1 block from 5th Avenue, the heart of activity in Playa del Carmen. Our unusual off-street location and beach-only entrance make us a very tranquil base from which our guests can easily explore all the shopping & nightlife of Playa, along with the other wonders of the Riviera Maya. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Maya Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Playa Maya Del Carmen
- Playa Maya Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico