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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

this place has BEDBUGS - and they know it but put you in a bedbug room anyway. we checked and in within an hour they were crawling across the bed and came out of the light switch at the head of the bed. we took pictures and a video and called the guy at the front desk in to see... More 

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Cozumel, Mexico
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120 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I recently needed a place for a quick visit to Playa del Carmen and after looking at reviews and prices, decided to give the Sahara a try. For me, the location was great since I arrived by ADO bus at their 20 Av. terminal, a short walk away. My initial opinion was not good since the desk clerk seemed a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Old hotel , poor wi-fi , make sure you know have to pay Tax (VAT) in hotel ,which change your "good deal" ,outdated . Good things are very good location close to beach and few steps to 5th Ave , included breakfast place very nice and friendly staff . Very close to bus station.

Thank Tacayyz
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Sahara for two nights. We did a reservation via hotels.com and chose the option to pay a bit more to get the breakfast. Our room was crampy (with a hole in the bathroom's wall) and getting hot water was sometimes an issue. In the morning of the day of check out, we asked the night guard to give... More 

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Split, Croatia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Located close to the centre but yet distant enough from loud boom boom bars, so it's quite and calm. Perfectly situated. Nice neighborhood, fleet market in the park across the street. Hotel is very safe and comfortable, spotless clean. Breakfast not the best.

2 Thank Petra V
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Booked on booking.com and were advised that this hotel took American Express. When we arrived there was an American express sticker on the front door and when we went to pay they say they don't take American Express (which is all we brought). They told us to go to the arm and get cash??? I then got my daughter to... More 

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el invitado es sólo molesto porque no funcionaba express..esto no depende de nosotros ademas llamamos pronto el centro de llamadas... More 

Munich, Germany
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Only three blocks away from beach and two from bustling Avenida Quinta. So you´re close by but miss the noise - unless hostel next block or Carnaval Days let the beds vibe ... Clean, well kept, friendly staff.

1 Thank Li K
Sylvan Lake, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Just off the main strip, next to everything, clean, quiet, well decorated for a simple, yet comfortable stay. WIFI, Cable, A/C, friendly and accomodating staff. Little storage if you need it. Often budget hotels are shabby and kind of depressing but there is a pretty central garden, modern rooms.

1 Thank Laura W
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We came to Playa del Carmen to look for a hotel during the day of our arrival. We've found Sahara Hotel and we really enjoyed it! The room was cleaned every day, the owners were excellent and helpful. We do recommend it :) PS. Try tacos in those restaurants right behind the hotel! A m a z i n g... More 

2 Thank Claudia P
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171 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

our friend Shaun who drove us there from Corozal recommended it as he and his wife have stayed there before. Although basic and not very big room, was perfectly fine for one night. Well situated and was clean. Only negatives for us were that ceiling fan very noisy - we prefer not to use AC unless absolutely necessary and it... More 

Thank reynoir2

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sahara Hotel

Address: Calle 8 Norte 15 | Corner Street 8 and 15th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $47 - $596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sahara Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Sahara Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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“no huge views, street watch from north and west”
 of 5 bubbles laurawN1475KP, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“One first floor #2”
 of 5 bubbles itsuosan, 14 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Get a balcony overlooking the street for a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles seanm474, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
“the rooms on the third floor with a balcony are great. No mosquitos. No Noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Divejb, 23 May 2013 | Read review
“if you have lots of luggage, ask for a room in the bottom floor. Probably in the back or in the side is your best bet ( front street quite busy ).”
 of 5 bubbles HappyDiver78, 26 Jul 2012 | Read review
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