I stayed for my first time at Hotel Cielo just off 5th Avenue.
As a solo traveller I prefer to stay right on 5th Avenue to be right in the heart and soul of Playa Del Carmen. I have stayed on 5th Avenue about 8 times since 2014 and generally stay on the northern end of Playa but still on 5th Avenue. I booked in October at Cielo which is the far south end of 5th Avenue and received a sale rate which made it very attractive time for the location . I would like to comment that my stay was very enjoyable and a big reason I stayed here was the restaurant in the hotel call Carboncitos has an excellent breakfast lunch and dinner , that I always go to when staying in Playa.
The room I had booked was with a king size bed , 2nd floor and everything was good. I did wish my room had a mini fridge, but they do not provide with there rooms. That was my only comment that was not obtainable . the safe in my room was a good size brand new adequate size and made me feel secure having my iPad cell phone passport visa Cards locked away. Not all Boutique hotels in Playa have a great in room safe.
The cleaning staff very nice and did a great job and I never worried about them. The whole place felt super secure and made me feel at home
Wifi was not always super inside my room , concrete seems to interfere with wifi but adequate to use, if I wanted to download a large iTunes movie file I would sit in the a hallway next to my room or go into the restaurant which had real good wifi
The hotel is run by a very pleasant couple and though I forget Steve’s the owners wifes name she was always very pleasant when I would pass the front desk. The hotel is in a great location of fifth to access Walmart, shopping , ADO bus depot 2 blocks away. And the ferry to Cozumel. OXXO is a block away on 10th Avenue. I had never used ADO bus from the Cancun airport to a hotel but after using it found it to be the the cheapest ride from the airport I ever took in all of my 8 trips to Playa. for 10-12 bucks US (178 pesos) you cannot beat that and I only had to walk a 2 min walk with my luggage to the hotel. I have to say after being at Hotel Cielo for 10 Nites I found my self eating at the hotel restaurant a lot more as everything there was great. The restaurant sure brings in the people
At night I felt very safe on 5th and 10th Avenue in this area and was glad I stayed on the ferry end of Playa this trip.
They did give me a 50% off deal every morning to eat the breakfast at the hotel restaurant which for me was a great deal as I love there breakfast. The photos on trip advisor from others tell it all
All the staff at the hotel and restaurant were great and it appears that Steve treats his staff very well as they have been there for a long time. One of the waiters when asked told me Steve is a great Boss (El Jeffe). LOL
I’m just waiting to get back to Playa in 2018, I did go to Playa 4 times in 2017 and am addicted to this great town. Overall Playa is safe , great food, nice people and I have never left disappointed at any of my stays in small boutique hotels.
Playa really does it all for me and a great safe Mexican destination
Cheers From Canada
Steve and spouse you run a very nice hotel and restaurant , thanks for the great stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cielo is a cute little boutique style hotel located steps to the beach, in the heart of the "Original Playa." Our rooms start as low as $79 per night, balcony rooms with Caribbean views start at $119. Come see why people rave about our incredible value, friendly service, comfortable rooms and Highly Rated restaurant,Carboncitos. 50% Off Breakfast Included only with Direct Hotel Booking. Hotel Cielo and Carboncitos are both staples of Playa del Carmen and having hosting woderful guest from all around the world for over 13 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cielo Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico