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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We needed a place to stay for the final three days of our trip around the Yucatan Peninsula. Wanted to finish off close to the Caribbean for some sand, sun, and water. However, it needed to be a budget choice that would accommodate our family of 5 (parents and teenagers). Found Hotel Playa del Karma!! They allowed us to squeeze...

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Located perfectly in the centre (we were never disturbed by any happenings at the 5th avenue!). Close to the beach, "collectivos", bus station, restaurants and bars etc.. Lovely staff, very helpful and kind! Small and cozy hotel. We'll visit again, soon.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It started with the room that I reserved not being available (?) claims to be adult only but that's not true, as babies were crying early in the morning, when questioned didn't really have an explanation as to why children are permitted when the web site stated that was not the case. Pool(?) is tiny you can sit in it...

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2Thank berto1727
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We were very happy with Hotel Playa del Karma. The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The courtyard is charming and peaceful. We were even adopted by the Hotel cat (Karmie). Thank you to all that made our 2 week vacation feel so safe, welcoming and wonderful.

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Newmarket, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Playa del Karma. I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. It was close enough to everything...the beach, 5th avenue, etc. but far enough away to be peaceful when sitting outside in the garden and pool area.

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2Thank BeachLover4Ever2015
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This hotel is perfect if you don't mind a little walk. Just five blocks from the water I thought it was a great location. The service was good, the common areas were clean. The A/C worked well, The only down side was the pool was shaded buy the lovely trees, and just too cold to use. But over all we...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The Hotel is definitely a solid 3 1/2 stars - clean, well kept, a good firm bed with clean linens and prompt hot water. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great location off the main strip (quiet) but within walking distance of everything. Two blocks from the ADO bus station so no cab needed when you arrive. Wifi doesn't work well...

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Aventura, Florida
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Hotel needs updates. It could be a charming place but needs some serious renovations. No breakfast on site. Pool was dirty. Rooms are humid and smelled mildew. Parking is additional (extra $10 to park next door). Not the best Mexican experience in Playa del Carmen for $100 a night plus tax. Staff is just ok. Not recommended.

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Siem Reap
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

The bungalow style rooms are perfect and very quiet considering close proximity to all the action. So if you're in Playa to party or chill you'll enjoy either way. I didn't try the pool but it looked fine... I did use the hammock outside my room though :-)

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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Great hotel with friendly staff and peaceful courtyard. Small pool to go swimming in too. Very close to the main street and beach. Rooms all clean. I've stayed here twice now and both times everything has been fine.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Playa del Karma, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is a contemporary ethno-boutique hotel designed primarily with indulgence and service in mind. This Playa del Carmen hotel with its prime location in the heart of the youngest and liveliest city in the Riviera Maya and its close proximity to the Quinta Avenida is centrally located, allowing guests the convenience to access diverse tourist attractions that accommodate all interests and budgets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Playa del Karma

Address: Mza 122 Avenida 15 entre calle 12 y 14 Lote 9 Centro | Col. Centro entre calles 12 y 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $77 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa del Karma 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Playa Del Karma Hotel
Playa Del Karma Carmen
Hotel Playa Del Karma Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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#17 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#56 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#66 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“We were on the first floor in the corner and it was quiet for us.”
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“We check for comfortable beds & AC. Karma was "a great" to stay!!”
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