Ratings based on 108 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Dirk from LA
Great easy family beach enviromentPosted Dec 2, 2013
Pros: Good staff, good food, all close together
Cons: Hotel need some face lift in the dinning area and also in front, street
Location: XEL-HA great water fun for the entire family
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 27, 2013
Pros: the food was excellent
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
First time visit to Petit LafitePosted Nov 18, 2013
Pros: Staff and view
Great anniversary trip back to Playa Del Carmen. We have been coming for over 15 years and the Petit Lafite has to be one of my favorites. Great beach access and view and the staff was amazing. Thank you David, Manuel, Victor, Javier and all.
for Couplesby HertsMickey from Herts, UK
Small, friendly hotel that is on the beachPosted Oct 13, 2013
Pros: Location by the beach
Cons: The beds/mattress are really hard. Provide mosquito/insect repellant or mosquito nets in the rooms Provide free transport in the evenings to PDC
Location: Beautiful location. Nothing to do nearby unless you wish to participate in water sports.
The hotel location is great if all you wish to do is have peace and quiet and lie on the beach all day, swim/catch up on your reading or if travelling alone. Petit Lafitte is a small hotel with ~ 30 rooms that is ideal for couples - not families with young/teenage children - as there is no activity or entertainment offered by this hotel. It is very quiet. The décor is simple and may be described as rustic, if you are prepared to overlook some of the comforts that you might still expect in "decidedly modern stylish rustic charm". Whilst the location of Petit Lafitte is beautiful , if you are after something to do in the evenings, its location means you have to travel to Playa del Carmen for variety in your holiday experience or meals. We preferred to go to PDC in the evenings for meals as there was more variety of comparably good quality restaurants available, plus in most cases the meals and drinks were cheaper than at the Pettit Lafitte Hotel. We found that a taxi from PDC will cost anything from 150 to 160 pesos, the hotel however charges a standard 180 pesos to PDC. The difference is however minimal when you translate into your own local currency. The staff at Reception, Luis and Jorge, were great and really helpful and will go out of their way to assist. The waiters were however a little too efficient in checking to see if you had finished your meal so that they could take the plates away!
for Everyoneby Mel from London
Great friendly hotel, right on the beachPosted Oct 13, 2013
Pros: The food and the staff
Location: The hotel is a 2-hr walk into the centre of Playa del Carmen or a £10 taxi ride.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff quite not be more friendly and welcoming, all speaking a high level of English. The hotel is directly on the beach, the swimming pool is big enough for a proper swim and gets plenty of sun throughout the day. Breakfast at the hotel is like a 3-course meal, really fills you up.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Washington, DC
All good, great staff...Posted Aug 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
I rate the experience as a 5, primarily due to the excellence of the staff. Louise and David, others as well, made up for any minor issues during our stay... We would return and also recommend the hotel to others...
for Everyoneby Raphael from San Francisco
Nice old school mexican hotel, solid 3 star hotelPosted Aug 3, 2013
Cons: Internet, Bar stock, Cab drivers friends of hotel that could be called and charge a little less (cheaper to get a town car in ~NYC than a cab in playa
Location: South of Playa, go to Tulum, Coba, Playa, Chichen itza
Most people that work at Petit Lafitte have been there for over 15 years, some up to 25 years or more, That speaks well of the place in it self Petit LF is a nice little hotel 7 kilometers away from main area of Playa del Carmen, there is good and bad in that, the good is Clean beaches, no vendors, very quiet setting. The bad is... Predatory cab drivers,($15 US each way to Playa), not many choices for dinning other than the little italian place next door, the bar at Petit LF has bottom of the line stock (Bacardi, Cuervo, etc) no WiFi (it does not work)
for Everyoneby Adam from NYC
Simple and excellentPosted Jul 17, 2013
Excellent& friendly staff, excellent food, quiet, private beach, away from resorts. The rooms and facilities are simple and clean. Would go back.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
great small hotel on the beachPosted Jul 8, 2013
Pros: the friendliness of the staff!!
Cons: the beds were very hard
we had a great experience at this hotel. the staff was amazing, knew our names when we checked into the hotel. every morning we were greeted by name and a smile. i never even left the resort!! i spent every day on the beach!!!
for Everyoneby La Reina from dallas, tx
Quaint little resort with lots to offerPosted Jul 5, 2013
Pros: The staff hands down!!!
Cons: Just a little updating on the aesthetics.
Location: Great location. Quiet area, beaches are not busy. 15 mins to downtown Playa Del Carmen!
As soon as we arrived, David and his staff greeted us warmly, showed us the grounds and made sure our rooms met up to our expectations. The entire staff knew our names and made sure we had everything we needed or wanted. Beach was great with plenty of lounge chairs, grass umbrellas, shade for those who want it and hammocks to nap in. A nice beach bar with a great bartenders. Victor will hand make any drink and we loved his sense of humor. We will be back ( not soon enough) and will try the Bungalows next time. We found our "little gem" in Playa Del Carmen!!!