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Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
Ranked #16 of 211 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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Reviewed February 18, 2008

we stayed at the porto playa in october 2007 and absolutely loved it! it is so close to the beach and in a very safe part of playa del carmen. the condo itself is beautiful and has everything you will need. the staff is very nice and is full of recommendations for the best stuff to do in the area. by far the biggest feature of porto playa is it's proximity to 5th avenue. you are a block away from all of the restaurants and shops yet off of the strip so you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean.

i think they have a new website so go here to book a room: [--]

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed January 7, 2008

Porto Playa Condos are just a hop, skip and a jump (one minute) away from the bussle of La Quinta Avenida in Playa Del Carmen, but yet it's a very tranquil, impecably presented condo hotel .

Some of the tourism specialising locals don't even know about Porto Playa (trust us, we got a little lost on our way to the hotel - make sure you have the address on hand when you arrive in Playa Del Carmen, then you won't have any problems).

Our first night we arrived at 11pm exhausted after almost 30 hours of travel from Australia. Expecting the reception to have been long closed and to have troubles getting to our room we were so happy to be met by a delightful security officer who was patiently awaiting our arrival.

The next morning we woke to discover ourselves in a little paradise. The gardens were lush and the setting was so tranquil. We made breakfast and sat at the table on our balcony .

We discovered two pools - one winding itself around the gardens at ground level and a second on a mezzanine with snapshots of the carribean ocean.

Just at street level we found 'The Gym' which isn't cheap but a superb facility where Porto Playa guests get a 20% discount on casual visits (we paid 12 US per person per day)

There are also roof top spas and bbqs which are accessible to all guests. The panoramic views are incredible.

All condos have greaqt cooking facilities and are so well equipped that they are perfect for a stay of a week or two. The rooms are very spacious with beautiful marble bathrooms.

Walmart and Mega Supermarkets are about a 15 minute walk from the Condos and have everything you need when you're not dining at the myriad of great restauants in Playa.

The only issue we had, was some construction going on adjacent to our room on the perimeter of the property, however as soon as we mentioned the noise the staff found us another room right away.

The condos are well suited to all types of visitors, however because it's a smaller complex there are no kids programmes or activities.

Porto Playa is good value and a beautiful place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 25, 2007

About ten days ago, I got in touch with Porto Playa to book one of their penthouses for 2 weeks. We got quickly an agreement about the price to pay.
The first surprise appeared when I was asked to pay 5% extra as a credit card service charge (more than $250 for one transaction).
As I am not based in the US, the wire transfer is not an option being too expensive. On the site, under Policies, there is no mention at all about the extra charge for a credit card payment.
My request to them was to waive this charge. I have been mailing with various people in the reservations department with no conclusion yet. Travellers from outside the US, be aware !

Stayed: December 2007
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Reviewed December 16, 2007

Wow, this place is such a find!! There are so many upsides...and a few minor downsides...

Location
1 block from 5th avenue, the main shopping and dining thoroughfare in Playa. 1 block to the beach.

Property
Perfectly manicured grounds. The 2 bedroom condo we stayed in was extremely clean. In fact, the maid spent an average of 2 hours cleaning it each day. We were impressed with the cleanliness and attention to detail.

Pool
Perfect for adults. I wouldn't put kids in the pool because there are drop-offs over the side.

Security
24 hour, round the clock security on the property. The property is even gated. We were impressed.

Peace and Quiet
It was so nice to stay in a place where you don't get hounded by timeshare folks. It was so nice and quiet.

And now the downsides..

Beds
The mattresses in our condo were ROCK HARD. We found featherbeds in the closets and they seemed to ease the hardness but still...yowch.

Parking
The parking is in a secured garage, which is great. But it's kind of a pain to get your car in and out because they hand lock it with a chain and padlock. So you have to find a security guard to open it by hand.

All in all, a terrific stay. We will definitely stay there again.

Stayed: December 2007
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Reviewed June 26, 2007

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2007

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2006

Stayed: December 2006
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Address: 1a. Avenida Norte, Mza. 26 #23, Calle 16, Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#11 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $159 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The focal point is a Sanctuary reminiscent of a tropical rain forest. There is even a "State of the Art" Gym and Fitness Center right on premises. Porto Playa features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses and condominiums. All the Penthouses have their own private rooftop terrace with BBQ outdoor kitchen, heated Jacuzzi some with spectacular partial ocean views. Centrally located in the heart of Playa, Porto Playa is only one short block from the beautiful Caribbean Playa del Carmen beaches and famous 5th Ave. Perfect for beach weddings, honeymoons in Playa del Carmen , families and business groups and meetings. ... more   less 
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