Based on other Trip Advisor reviews I chose Petit Lafitte for a surprise birthday getaway for my husband. It was a good choice. For 3 days we never left the hotel area other than to walk down the beach.
The food was delicious (hey, I live in New Orleans and am a foodie-so this says alot). The whole place was clean, slow paced, quiet, with nice guests, and nice, mostly english speaking help. The beach bungalows were rustic but comfortable. They are advertized as beach views but don't expect them to all be facing the beach. Our bungalow was towards the back and did have a view but we couldn't really hear the waves. They are still building their gardenview bungalows, of which a couple of them will still face the beach. When they finish it these new bungalows will face a beautiful garden area with parrots.
The beds were a bit on the hard side and we had difficulty figuring out the A/C (no instructions and it was not intuitive). There was plenty of hot water, thick fluffy white towels, beach towels, shampoos, soaps, etc. but no lotion. Our room had no clock, no phone, and no TV so disconnecting from our hectic daily schedule was made easier. There was wi-fi in some places and a computer, with internet, for guests in the game room for those who needed it. But, after a couple of days of decomressing I was actually annoyed to see anyone carrying around a laptop and talking about the stock market news of the day!
I highly recommend using Transportadora Velazquez (pdctransfers.com). They were cheap, on time, friendly and already knew the way to this hotel. There is absolutely no way I could have figured out how to get to this location without them (behind another couple of residential areas, over and down a sidewalk for The Tides hotel, down unmarked, single lane, dirt roads...you get the idea.
The weather was a bit windy and cool at night so take some pants and a light jacket. All your meals are served outdoors.
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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