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Petit Lafitte
Ranked #7 of 212 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the family atmosphere, friendly & service minded staff of this resort. Everyone knew our names by the second day. The food is very delicious and the staff always accomodated our every need.

The 2 front desk managers Eduardo and Miguel always greeted us with wonderful smiles & great ideas on different adventure tours. I'm from the b Yucatan & some of our family who live in Merida drove up mid week for a family reunion & catered to us like we were part of their family.

Jesus our master Mixologist at the pool bar was so entertaining & fun. Would always make is laugh & remembered what we were drinking every time! Very impressed!

We loved it and are planning on returning next year!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hey there!

How fun it was to have your family here, including the ones who live around the corner in Mérida.
I especially enjoyed the night we had so much fun at the gig and dinner after.
Thank you so much!
We are thrilled to know that you are already thinking of a next visit!
A pleasure, to have you, a pleasure to meet you and a hope to see you again!

Warm Regards,

Iván Fuentes

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We LOVED Petit Lafitte. It's a small hotel, with 55 units, and somewhat secluded, down a little dirt road, but when you get there, you're in this slice of paradise. Terrific service from Eduardo and Miguel at the front desk, and the wait staff like Antonio, Manuel and Martin were superb. Before long we were making friends with other guests, and it felt like we were all part of a special club of people who are all in on a secret! Pool area is lovely, the beachside bar is great for drinks and lunch, and the breakfasts and dinners were delicious too. Can't recommend this highly enough. Only negatives were the mosquitoes, which the staff were surprised at how prevalent they were. Wouldn't stop me returning, I'd just bring more insect repellent.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear NiceblokeSF,

From here to Petaluma CA, go our greetings to you and your family.
This is a place for friendship, and yes…It is kind of a secret. More than just a little hotel on the beach. It has a spirit that you evidently captured. Some summer rains bring mosquitoes, yes that is a fact, as is that some repellent will take care of that. Thank you for your visit and more for your kind review.

Until our paths cross again!

Kind Regards,

Iván Fuentes

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My friend and I visited PLF in February 2017 - same week as last year. As we approached the lobby, we were greeted with a "welcome home!" The hotel manager remembered us from the year before - what a great feeling. And no sooner do we get checked in, but a family that we had met last year showed up to check in as well. Talk about a homecoming!

This year, we stayed in a bungalow that had a garden view. It was toward the back of the property but it had a lovely view of a fountain and a hammock garden. It was a short walk to the restaurant, bar and beach.

The service and food are still amazing. The hotel staff are great people, you can see that they genuinely care about the guests and they enjoy their jobs. They always make you feel welcome and appreciated.

The beach area in that region of PDC seems to be changing. We did notice a lot more seaweed than the year prior. We walked over to the next hotel and swam there. It was not that big a deal since we had a group of other guests we were sitting with to keep an eye on our belongings. The beach staff do their best to keep it clean, but Mother Nature has other ideas of how she is running the show. This is definitely NOT a reason to stay away from PLF. This hotel is a gem and it will make you want to come back every year!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Gemi3886.

We really love that you and S, returned for a second visit this 2017.
Thank you! I am glad that you liked the your Bungalow 24 in the new section, close to the jungle. We really appreciate your comments and you getting the “family feel” as you perceive, it is genuine. It is easy to see that our staff really feels it. Whenever we get someone new trying for a position, (which is not often) they either resonate and integrate or they don’t resonate and leave soon. That is how we have managed to create this team of believers who treat our guests like precious friends or extended family.
Yes, the beach configuration has changed some and now the new challenge is to maintain the atmosphere and feel of “hidden gem” that many have talked about in the 10 years since we opened.
We hope to have you again in the future.
Stay happy, healthy and traveling, Oh and thank you for your input on facebook.

Best Regards,

Iván Fuentes

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This small little gem has excellent accommodations, service, and food. Pure relaxation. It you want a truly "down-time" quite vacation, this is the place to go. We stayed in the ocean bungalows. You can actually walk out of your front door and step into the sand.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear WeezieDee,

As I write this response I know you and a lot of Houstonians are having a terrible time facing the damage of Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing floods. Our thoughts and prayers are with all our guests from Texas.
We hope things go back to normal soon and that you get to remember the lovely time you spend during your 50th birthday celebration at Petit Lafitte. It sounds like you had a great time and were able to relax and enjoy the beach, service, bungalows and the company of your friends.

Stay safe and we hope to see you again.

Kind Regards

Iván Fuentes

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Great staff and delicious breakfast. There was more seaweed on the beach this time and rocks in the water made it less inviting to swim. New mega resort next door meant lots more people and vendors walking the beach.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hola Mary and H,

Thank you for your recent visit to Petit Lafitte! It is at least the second one.
Yes there have been changes from your previous visit in November of 2016. In my country they call it progress, but I have my own feelings, it can be done with a lot less impact for sure. We luckily are tucked in our patch of jungle and beachfront that still allow us to preserve the relaxed atmosphere. Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you and your husband again someday.

Best Regards,

Iván Fuentes

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Additional Information about Petit Lafitte

Address: Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $230 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Petit Lafitte 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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