I would give this hotel 5 stars except for the noise from the bar at night. For most of the evening it was quite pleasant to either sit on my balcony or at the bar and listen to the music and not loud in my room. Unfortunately, later at night there were a couple of bands that believe louder is better. The hotel does supply foam earplugs, but I recommend you invest in better earplugs if loud music will bother you at night.
Having said that, I highly recommend this hotel. The price was excellent and the rooms and facilities were very clean and well maintained. It is an older, traditional Mexican hotel that has taken care to update. The linens and pillows were nice, and although the coverlets were a bit cheap, it was nice to see that they were white and obviously cleaned often. The shower was hot; the air conditioning was cold. They allow smoking on the balconies, and provide ashtrays; you can also smoke at the bar although I am not sure at the tables. The restaurant/bar is in an open-air courtyard, so hopefully that won't bother the non-smokers too much.
The location is wonderful, and it's very close to Zenzi Beach Bar which I like very much - great staff, comfy beds, reasonable prices, good food and no cover. Nearby there is shopping that ranges from tacky fun souvenirs to local treasures and international calibre shopping.
But one of the best things about this hotel was the staff. Everyone was very nice and extremely helpful. The bar staff was great (although there was a small problem when I couldn't remember the Spanish word for cranberry juice - quickly solved when a bartender with better English helped us out). They were entertaining and very quick to serve. Three examples of customer service stand out.
First, when I arrived I asked if there was a good place to engage a taxi to go to 30th street as I wanted to go to a flower store there and also Mega. (The taxi drivers gouge you if you want to take a taxi from 5th Avenue.) The receptionist didn't tell me - he TOOK me to the corner and told me the taxi drivers would charge me 50 pesos. They did.
Secondly, I couldn't get the television to work. When I mentioned this at the front desk, the receptionist came to my room immediately, figured out what was wrong, and fixed it. Immediately! Unfortunately I couldn't find any channels with English subtitles, but I watched Warner with Spanish voice over and subtitles, which I counted towards learning Spanish - really, watching Friends in Spanish doesn't really need much knowledge of Spanish.
Third - The receptionist checked me in for my return flight, and printed it. She didn't seem to mind at all, although it took about 15 minutes. She printed off my confirmation and seemed rather embarrassed that I tipped her 100 pesos for the service. Unfortunately I was not able to use it to check in and had to go back to the desk to check in (no luggage), but Air Transat did honour my seat booking.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want or can't afford a resort.
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- Also Known As:
- Siesta And Fiesta
- Siesta & Fiesta Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Siesta Fiesta Playa Del Carmen
- Siesta Fiesta Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico