Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby LinLou from Iowa
Perfect on a budget!Posted Nov 26, 2012
Pros: Nice rooftop for lounging in case you don't want to go to the beach. Large refrig. In rooms.
Cons: A lot of dogs in the area heard a lot of barking from them.
Location: Well at the end of 5th St. But didn't prove to be a problem. Lots of good choices for eating close to the hotel- an easy walk.
Pictures of the hotel are accurate. Nice sized rooms.Good value for the price.Although an additional TV in the living area would be nice.Staff was accommodating.
by A verified traveler
DON'T STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Posted Jul 26, 2012
Pros: DON'T STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cons: DON'T STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Location: DON'T STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyday there was an issue-unsanitary room, debris in water, no air conditioning, rust, mildew, water from shower running into room, no hot water, damaged furniture, early morning noise disturbances, inattentive/unconcerned/lackadaisical staff. This hotel is only 3 years old with all of these issues of a 23 year old hotel. Deplorable and appalling!!!!!!!!!!!1
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very nice hotelPosted Feb 29, 2012
Very nice and clean hotel. Nice staff. 10 minutes walk to town center.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Toronto
Great Value @ Great Quiet LocationPosted Nov 10, 2011 on Hotels.com
Warning: parking is on the street- there is no such thing as "parking" in the hotel. You may be temporarily unlucky as we were and arrive at a time when the street was packed and no place to park. You wait a bit (until the restaurant at the corner starts to get empty -which btw, don't waste your time going; it's not as good as they will tell you) and you find a spot. Parking rules are unclear, but we got no tickets even if we were parking in a 'forbidden' spot. Not so good: hotel has no acoustics, so if someone is yelling (like maids like to do from one floor to the other), or if the neighbours are in high heels, you listen everything! Not so good: bathroom is cute, but so impractical. Ends up flooded every time you shower. Not so good: rooftop patio would be better with some shade. Sun can be unbearable and there is no shade at all. Not so good: it would be nice if rooms could become totally dark; curtains are ok, but not totally darkening the room. Not so good: they will tell you that they give you tickets for a private beach for 2 people. However, read the small font: those 'free' tix require min consumption per person of US$15! Just to get a towel and a sun-bed.... when the sand is so deliciously comfortable to be on. SO, beware, there is no free lunch. The BEST: strategic location steps to beach and 5th avenue (where the action is), but still in a quiet area. The good2: brand new, everything looks nice, spotless. The good3: blender in the room! great for yummy home-made smoothies! The good4: staff is friendly and useful in giving you tips.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Calgary, AB, Canada
BambuPosted Apr 3, 2011 on Hotels.com
The staff was very helpful, polite and hospitable. Almost feels like a cute bachelor apartment, close to restaurant, bars, boutiques and 3 blocks from the beach.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Massachusetts
Excellent home away from homePosted Mar 28, 2011
Bambu Suites is just off the north end of Quinta, the main street where everything happens in Playa. It's also an easy 2-block walk to the beach. The two full beds seemed a little short for our over 5'10" selves, but otherwise the room was very comfortable. The kitchen had a big fridge and a microwave - very handy for making our own brealfasts and lunches sometimes, and keeping drinks cool. The living room area chairs could perhaps have been cosier, but I'm getting picky now. We were able to walk out to the small dipping pool, with sunbeds that always had a choice of sun or shade due to their courtyard location. Ideal spot for using the wi-fi and reading. The neighborhood was quiet, except when the mariarchi band began it's evening round at the fish restaurant across the road and woke us up from an afternoon nap or two. Incidentally, that same restaurant was often packed with locals in the afternoons. (We didn't eat there because we're vegetarian.) The supermarket, a few blocks away from the beach, is well worth the walk for low prices and a slice of local life. The beach is long golden sand, and always has an onshore breeze. We were never too hot, but the sea was always warm. I swam in the sea more than I have in years. It wasn't a great beach for snorkelling, though. You can see the high-rises of Cozumel on the horizon. We would definitely recommend Bambu Suites. The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. We had a great vacation.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Scotland
A little gem amongst giantsPosted Feb 24, 2011
Fantastic apart/hotel with a boutique feel to it. A wee bit off the main drag of 5th Avenue, but literally only by a few minutes stroll which we welcomed after eating out etc. The rooms are huge and Lopita and the cleaning staff ensured that everything was spotlessly clean every single day. Aldo and the reception staff are there to help and are very friendly. The beach is literally a few hundred yards away, so the pool at Bambu is rarely used. We stayed for 15 nights and would have happily stayed for 15 more.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Clifton Park, NY
Potential, but not yet realizedPosted Feb 15, 2011 on Hotels.com
Bambu Suites is about a year old. First the good -In many ways its a very nice, small hotel. Our jr. suite was very spacious, very clean, attractively decorated, wii-fi worked fine, full kitchen. It's about 4 blocks from ocean, on the new end of 5th Avenue - many restaurants and shops very near by. Now the bad - there are just too many things that are wrong, basically all of which could be readily corrected if the owner paid more attention to the details. Of 2 air conditioners in the suite, only 1 worked (the other one just the fan worked). The hair dryer would run 10 seconds before tripping the overload switch. One bed was on a slant due to improper installation of the foundation
for Couplesby A verified traveler from San Francisco
Great Boutique Hotel, just a bit far from all the actionPosted Sep 29, 2010
This is a new small and modern hotel, the staff was extremely nice, the hotel has 3 hot tubs on the roof, which you can use up until 1AM. The only drawback was the location of the hotel. If you walk down to 5th Ave. which is where 80% of the action is, it will take you 10-15 mins walking. This normally wouldn't be an issue, but when it's 92 degrees and the humidity is close to 70% it can be quite a trek. At the rate Playa Del Carmen is growing, I'm sure this hotel won't be on the outskirts anymore within 18 months.