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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

One of the best,cheapest,beautiful hotel in playa carmen.At the edge of fifth avenida,the hotel offers quietness,beauty,relaxation,nice basic breakfast.Agora is right on your doorstep,the expensive restautants,the mass of tourists,and the bars right next to you.

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Thank Georgios K
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Hidden next to everything. Will return again and again. Loved it. It was my own jungle for a weekend during off season. Great tacos 25 steps away. Shopping around the corner, like literally. Beach is two or three blocks away.

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Thank Jesse S
Banff National Park, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the postives- Very friendly staff. Omar was great and has some really good local recommendations. Cleaning service everyday by a very friendly cleaning lady. Fonda Regina is a great authentic restaurant. A fantastic location. Close enough to the hustle and bustle to walk to restaurants and bars but just removed enough to be quiet and private at... More 

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Tampico, Mexico
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158 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Ok so the place is really nice, the room was also really cool! Only thing is, when we arrived there was nobody ther to check us in, so maybe that was a chip on our shoulder, but besides that...everything was cook. Playa is a small town so the hotel is pretty much near to every main attraction and definetly close... More 

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Thank 125Annie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

Our stay at Shalala – or as we affectionately came to call it: our “jungle Oasis in the middle of Playa del Carmen” – was really wonderful. Omar and Memo were very sweet, incredibly accommodating, and mindful of anything we asked for, and Atala (the lovely cleaning lady) could not be sweeter. The location is great as it’s just between... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We stayed in a luxury hotel before and after this. But we stayed here three nights and it was perfect. I don't think we (husband) could have stayed here for 7 nights. But it was really wonderful. Great location, the restaurant attached was great, the owner is awesome. Love it, would definitely come back! Try out something different and keep... More 

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1 Thank Tiffany E
Nieuw-Lekkerland, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights in the bungalow. It is a very small place in 'the jungle' of playa del carmen near the beach and clubs. This place is awsome for people who wants privacy but also wants to go out. We get a free welcome- drink when we arrived. Near the street is a small supermarket, restaurants, freshsmoothie bar... More 

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Monrovia, Liberia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I spent one night in Playa del Carmen returning to the US from Cuba. Arriving in Cancun, I started second-guessing my decision not to just stay close to the airport. The 5th Avenue strip in Playa is a loud, garish, trying-too-hard, faux-paradise that I wanted nothing to do with, and as I walked up it from the bus depot toward... More 

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2 Thank Amanda R
Akumal, Mexico
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

This places is a paradise in the paradise. Being in playa u don't think u gonna find another amazing place in there, however, Shalala Hotel is the place. Not many rooms; but the ones they have are really comfortable, clean, natural, well designed nd very romantic, perfect place to spend time w ur love. The pool is small but nice... More 

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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in June and highly recommend the property. This is a great quiet place for couples who are looking to escape the hectic part of playa but still want to be within walking distance. The place is literally no frills so don't stay if you expect the mod cons of a regular hotel, but we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shalala casa hotel is an intimate and exclusive caribbean property located in downtown playa del carmen 200 meters from the beach and steps from the famous 5th avenue. It is established in an exclusive neighborhood surrounded by best restaurants offering french, thai, italian, healthy and seafood cuisine.5 beautiful rooms, each with a charming ambience; totally independent and private with 1,500 egyptian cotton sheets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ecolodge Shalala

Address: 38th Street Between 5th And 1st Ave., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $110 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ecolodge Shalala 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The place has no really signage that says 'Shalala Hotel' and none of the locals have heard of it. Look for the 'Regina' sign and yourself an hour of stress and walking around!”
 of 5 bubbles Zibba_13, 11 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Our room had shower, lock and privacy problems, I'm not sure whether it is for all rooms or just ours...”
 of 5 bubbles AnnalovesNYC, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Don't expect much for your money! No A/C and no heating.”
 of 5 bubbles SusuM_12, 23 Dec 2012 | Read review
“They have balconies on all rooms, and if you want just a room there is a smaller Cabana. Families the large facility is great for muliple people and private. If you want a larger apartment feel there is a larger king bedroom with living room that is great. All have Balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryH158, 20 Aug 2012 | Read review
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