The Petit Lafitte is the perfect place to go if your priorities, like mine, are a beautiful beach, kind, accommodating staff, good food and clean well stocked rooms, where everything works. There's a game room for pool and ping pong and a very nice pool.
We booked early, directly with the hotel and were able to get the best beach facing bungalow right on the beach, at a very good rate. In the bungalow there's a small fridge, stocked with soft drinks and snacks you do pay for but you are generously supplied with free bottled water and there is room for your own stuff if you care to bring some.There's also coffee maker and coffee supplies replenished daily or more often if you need one. A king sized comfortable bed and adequate storage place.
Breakfast included a buffet of fresh fruit and juices, sweet and savory pasties and cereal but everything hot was made and served to order. I mentioned to our waiter that they'd run out of plain croissants and he put aside the next day for me without me even asking.
Dinner included a different soup every night, salads, antipasto, and deserts and except for the Mexican barbecue night buffet, which was quite good , there was a choice of two mains that were cooked and served to order.
It was unfortunately not the best weather and it was great to be right on the beach to take advantage of any good weather hours of the day and be able to make a quick escape to our veranda.
They played really good music at both the bar and dinner, live and canned and I really appreciated not having to listen all day to loud speakers calling me to cheesy activities and awful music which has been my experience at large resorts .
This is a great place to relax, enjoy the sea and sun and the quality and variety of the other guests, couples, friends, families from all over the world attests to that.
I would have liked better lighting in parts of our bungalow it,( although the lighted makeup mirror in our bathroom was better than any place I'd ever been),more pillows, the food a bit spicier, a TV (in rooms, not the bungalows) but would have cared less had the weather been better but beyond those minor details it was just lovely.
If you are looking for endless activities, getting drunk at a swim up bar while being blasted by incredibly bad music, this is not the place for you.
I recommend it to grownup, civilized people, with or without kids, who want a beautiful beach in a small resort, run by a gracious and friendly staff.
A first for me was David, the head honcho outside as we left waiting to say "Adios".
This is a place you want to return to and hopefully next time the weather will be kinder. If very good is an 80 and excellent is 100, my rating is 90.
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Petit Lafitte Playa Del Carmen
- Petit Lafitte Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico