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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go for the upgrade to the deluxe room and gold wristband. Buy it before you arrive for the best price. The gold wristband allows you access to private beach areas and dining in all restaurants.The wristband also gives you access to all top shelf liquor!

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Pueblo
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After almost 15 years, my husband and I returned to our honeymoon site with our two boys. They wanted to see the same place we had stayed at before. I was concerned that the resort may not be as nice as some of the other resorts in Playacar, but I also looked forward to reminiscing at this resort. The Reef...

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San Diego
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the Reef Playa Car this is a great boutique type hotel. It's very authentic with its jungle fell and palapa roofs. The beach is beautiful and the kayaks and catamaran were fabulous. I love this place !

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my 3rd time staying at The Reef Playacar and it won't be my last. I have stayed a fair amount of resorts from Cancun, through the Riveria Maya, Playa del Carmen down to Tulum and The Reef has out shined all the other resorts. First and foremost, the staff. They are all incredible and do a wonderful job...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mario in the Lobby bar is awesome. Also the staff in the buffet. Jorge especially works hard. Loved the location. I will return to playacar but probably stay in another hotel. The dive shop staff was also great and very knowledgeable of the area.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I bought a membership to The Reef Playacar in 2012. It never dissappoints me. They have improved and updated many things but then...I love that some most things have not changed. The staff that have been there for years DO remember you. I love the pool area and the new furniture in Nikos beach side bar. This resort is simple,...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent resort. Service, cleanliness, value, beach location were all excellent. Only recommendation is to add additional bar tenders as there was too many customers:bartender ratio. My family enjoyed there stay as well.

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BROOKLYN, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

My only negative remarks are: Some of The rooms require renovation The buffet dinner was not good The pool was freezing and kind of dirty Overall I LOVED this resort and I plan to return again VERY soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from The Reef Playacar (my second time) in Playa del Carmen and I am already missing it. The friendly staff, the beautiful beach, and the lovely green grove in the middle of the resort make the Reef Playacar a magical place to visit. The food is very good, the rooms are clean and the staff is very...

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La Torre de Claramunt
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All inclusive normally isn't our kind of holiday but we spent the last two days of our 1000 km Yucatan tour at the Reef Playacar to relax. Good location near but away form downtown Playa del Carmen. Superb hotel, small scale compared to most other beach hotels in Playacar. High quality rooms offering privacy. Beautiful setting at a white sand...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This boutique style all-inclusive resort is located on a beautiful white sandy beach just steps away from the famous 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico. The hotel offers all food and domestic drinks, 1 buffet restaurant, 2 a la carte restaurants, Italian & Gourmet($), snack bar, ice cream parlor, various bars including a swim up bar, 2 pools, kids club, daily activities & nightly entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reef Playacar

Address: Paseo Xaman-Ha, Ret. Sayil s/n | Fracc. Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $244 - $487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Reef Playacar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Reef Playacar Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Reef Club Playacar
Reef Playacar Mexico
Reef Playacar Playa Del Carmen
The Reef Playacar Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#50 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#56 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#64 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#65 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#81 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“premium rooms are excellent and offer more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles GeertvanHeijningen1, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“request a King bed room vs. 2 doubles”
 of 5 bubbles stephmc007, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles MrGreenBeanz, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in room 314 just a quick walk to the restaurants, pool and beach. As mentioned in my review a smaller resort”
 of 5 bubbles midget04, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Please avoid the premium package as the best part is on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles onn_toi, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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