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“Stay at Porto Playa in Playa del Carmen” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub

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Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
Ranked #17 of 213 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado, United States
1 review
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“Stay at Porto Playa in Playa del Carmen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

We just returned from 10 days in beautiful Playa del Carmen. We stayed in Porto Playa where we spent most of our time at their beach club. We stayed in #212 which was spacious with everything we needed to make our vacation very comfortable. You won't believe the master bath! The staff are very friendly and professional. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: No stairs to climb in #212!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

We were upgraded to Porto Playa from our reservation at the Maya Villas. Got an fantastic deal on Sinqueaway.com. The place was great, with very nice rooms, big living room and awesome patio on the roof (we had the penthouse room, recommended) which had a nice hot tub and grill cooking area. I would have loved to have a larger group since this would have been a perfect place to have a nice dinner and drinks party with friends. Beds were super comfortable and the pool here was awesome. We didn't stay at Maya Villas, but the pool here looked like it was much larger and got a lot more sun than the one at Maya. Staff was very friendly and nice and took care of any of our requests. One day the hot tub was drained for cleaning and I asked for it to be refilled and it was ready when we got back from dinner.

Location is perfect, on a street one block from the beach and beach club and one block from 5th ave (pedestrian street). We walked to the grocery store and got beer and food for the week and cooked here, made margaritas, etc with everything they provided in the kitchen. The beach club was really nice and seemed like one of the nicer ones on the beach. I personally didn't think the breakfast buffet there was worth the $15 (mainly fruit, yogurt, and a couple pastries, better stuff down the beach for same $), but besides that the drinks and lunch there were great. One note, the drinks aren't super cheap, but they are good and worth it and not crazy expensive.

A few travel tips, I used playainfo.com for airport transfer which was good about $75 I think one way (about as much as the taxis charge but you get a big van). Going back to the airport you can get taxis to take you from playa for about 500 pesos so much cheaper than getting a round trip transfer from a service. I also highly recommend doing the jungle ATV tour with mexxtromo, it was only $80, included transportation there and was about 3 hours long. Well worth the money and you swim in a very cool cenote at the halfway point. Xel-Ha was also worth every penny and is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Get a penthouse room, well worth it to have the hot tub at night and view of the city/some ocean. I...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Condo 221 was the everything we hoped for and more. The inside of this condo was decorated with old world wall finishes and gorgeous marbles floors that run up the walls and around the mirrors in the bathrooms. This beautiful condo gives you the feel like you are in Italy, Bali and other exotic places at the same time! Between the marble mosaics, stone and marble decor around the rooftop penthouse hot tub and shower, this condo has it all! We were fortunate to stay in the only 3 bedroom unit with ocean views inside of the condo. We could see the turquoise carribbean water fron the main living area, the master suite and the fabulous rooftop! We had exceptional service, even better than our stay at the Cancun Ritz Carlton. The rooms were always clean, the grounds are immaculately maintained, and we felt like the staff was always available and friendly at any hour of the day. This is the first time I have done a review on trip advisor, because it's the first time I fell in love with a vacation getaway! I've already inquired about my next trip back to unit 221 !!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

We have vacationed to Playa many times and we found the 3 bedroom penthouse unit 202 to be the perfect place to vacation. The penthouse was beautiful!The location was perfect and we could walk to 5th avenue .The choices of restaurants couldn't have been better. This was the perfect vacation and we will be back to stay at the gorgeous porto playa condo 202 .

Room Tip: unit 202 was right next to the pool and had a great view.Beautifually decorated with everything you...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Condohotels, Jack Perlman, General partner at Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
Dear Rhonda
Thank for returning with your family once again. We know how much you love this unit and how often you return. Therefore we would like to provide you with our resident chef to cook and you and your family a meal one night in your favorite unit, complimentary! I also realize some readers would think this is a bogus review since another family member wrote a similar review. but I want to assure everyone it's not especially after you view the pictures of this unit on our web site.
Jack Perlman , General partner
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Condo 202 is the perfect place to stay in beautiful Playa Del Carmen. Porto Playa's location is one of many fantastic features; its located right next to the beach and in the heart of the main drag. Surrounded by an overwhelming number of unique restaurants and bars, Porto Playa still maintains the feel of a private resort with its own gateway and greeting guard. The inside of the condo is decorated beautifully with fun artwork and luxurious marble. The layout of the condo is perfect for any type of trip whether its friends, couples, or family. Rooftop hot tub and grill area is absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend unit 202 for the perfect pent house getaway!

Room Tip: Unit 202 is tucked away just right in the complex. Great view of pool!
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Beautiful Condo....we originally tried to booke El Taj which was rated # 1 in trip advisor when we booked the vacation but it was booked.We were booked into this building of only 20 condos Our family was so happy that we stayed in the sister property call Porto Playa. We stayed in condo 221 a large multi level gorgeous condo with nice large heated pool. The condo was beautiful, imaculate and so were the common grounds.
We went to the beach clu at El Taj which was great but after seeing both we were happier in Porto Playa because of the pool and larger condos.
Bravo to the staff.....

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natalie W
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Condohotels, General Partner at Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Dear Natalie,
Thank you for pointing out how spacious the units are. In fact Porto Playa also has the largest heated swimming pool of all our properties. I remember seeing you doing laps in the pool! Even though El Taj is one of our highest ranked properties, Porto features several multi level units like unit 221 with it's own specious roof deck and plenty of space to enjoy the comforts of home. I also recall seeing you at our trendy beach club that belongs to all our properties and braging to some guests how much better Porto Playa is. I guess now it is official!
Jack Perlman
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We loved the location of this resort. It was better that we expected and we were in the best location. the staff was great and we can stop talking about them with our traveling friends.
William the concierge was very helpful in finding us a chef and recommending some great places to dine.
We loved the interior space and its decor in the condo....the grounds were landscaped with many tropical plants.
We will return to Porto Playa!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
Address: 1a. Avenida Norte, Mza. 26 #23, Calle 16, Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The focal point is a Sanctuary reminiscent of a tropical rain forest. There is even a "State of the Art" Gym and Fitness Center right on premises. Porto Playa features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses and condominiums. All the Penthouses have their own private rooftop terrace with BBQ outdoor kitchen, heated Jacuzzi some with spectacular partial ocean views. Centrally located in the heart of Playa, Porto Playa is only one short block from the beautiful Caribbean Playa del Carmen beaches and famous 5th Ave. Perfect for beach weddings, honeymoons in Playa del Carmen , families and business groups and meetings. ... more   less 
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