Ratings based on 190 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Minnesota
Paradise off the beaten pathPosted Jan 26, 2015
Pros: Location, staff and food.
Cons: Rooms are dated but clean.
Location: A $15-25 cab ride to Playa del Carmen. We also walked the beach to town...about an hour and a half walk (one way.)
We stayed here for 4 nights in January and wished we would have stayed longer! The highlights are the staff, the staff!, the staff!!, great food and quiet location. We did not want a mega, all inclusive with loud music, crowding and buffet food. Petite LaFitte was perfect! It has a bed and breakfast feel. The owner, George, really tries to get to know you and looks out for his guests. A very caring and kind man. David, the activities director, is genuine and so helpful. The waitstaff is attentive and personable...knew our names & preferred orders by the 2nd day! There are plenty of chairs & umbrellas on the beach (free!) so we did not have to race the crowds to ensure a prime beach spot. There were also very few "beach peddlers" which we liked (I saw only 2). It should be noted that the ocean directly in front of the hotel has rough waters so they advise to swim in an area directly adjacent...an extra 40 steps through the soft, white sand! We were surprised at the exceptional food! Tasted & looked beautiful! They offer a few choices of generously portioned main entrees each evening (seated dinner) and also have a substantial buffet of salads, fruits, breads, etc. We really enjoyed the beachside dinner. They don't have organized activities but they do have kayaks, boogie boards, etc to use. There was pre-dinner entertainment on our last evening...Mayan dancers! With the quaint size of the hotel, it really was a private performance. Top notch hospitality!!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom St. Louis, mo
Nice hotel, good amenities, pleasant settingPosted Jan 24, 2015
Pros: Pricing, beach area, food.
Cons: Better wifi service, sanitary improvements.
Location: Location is in between Cancun airport and Tulum ruins.
Pleasant, natural setting, competitive pricing, excellent service. The breakfast and dinner meals were first rate. Very friendly, helpful staff.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Georgetown, On, Canada
Staff very welcoming and accomadating.Posted Jan 24, 2015
Pros: Staff was friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Food was well presented and waiters were very socialble. Room was very clean.
Cons: A little better curb appeal when entering the property, and for me a little softer bed.
Location: Right on the beach, and a short taxi ride into town.
From the get go, resort was warm and friendly. Staff was easy to get to know and met repeat guests. In town, other than people hounding you felt safe and expierienced a totally different world we were used to.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom ny
Great Place, perfect beach and good foodPosted Jan 24, 2015
Pros: Great Place, perfect beach and good food
Cons: a shuttle to drive people to the city, like two times a day thing or something.
This hotel is really good for chilling and relaxing. perfect beach and good food plus the staff is very nice and helpful. do take in consideration it is a 10 minute drive form center of playa, you can't walk there.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great customer service, clean and beautiful cabinsPosted Jan 21, 2015
Great customer service, clean and beautiful cabins right on the beach. Great place to get away!!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Denver
Fantastic for quiet, comfortable family vacation.Posted Jan 19, 2015
This was our second time there. It's quiet, clean and quaint. the staff is outstanding. The food was great -- we were happy with each meal. If you want a super fancy place or a place to party, it's not for you. But if you want to relax in a great environment, it's the place to go. A great value in the Maya Riviera.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Lovely small hotel on beach.Posted Jan 15, 2015
Pros: Value and location
Location: Near all water parks, snorkeling venues and cnotes.
Rooms could use upgrading, for example, there are no shelves in bathroom, no room to hang towels, TV was old, etc. With a little more of the conveniences necessary for vacationers, this could be one of the best small hotels in Playa. Food was so-so. Kitchen staff tries hard and is adventurous is the selection and preparation of food for dinner, however on 3 of our 6 nights there, we were give only 2 choices for the entree. With breakfast and dinner included in the day rate, it would have been better to have more of an entree selection. That said, breakfasts were outstanding. Waiters seem to favor the big tippers - was very obvious and it shouldn't have been. Beach is not great --shallow water levels that go very far out and impossible to get in deep water for a good swim.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 7, 2015
Great boutique hotel and friendly staff! The chef did a good job with breakfast and dinner! Perfect for couples and parents with small children. Hotel is very calm and quiet. About 15 mins from Playa del Carmen downtown so you will need to get a cab ($20 each way).
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Greenville, SC
Nice Smaller PropertyPosted Jan 7, 2015
Pros: We loved the staff, the food, the grounds and the beach area. We liked that it was not all inclusive, but included breakfast and dinner.
Cons: The rooms could definitely be improved as well as the room maintenance and cleaning. A comfortable chair in the room would be nice. Wifi needs improve
Location: Great location near Playa del Carmen. Walking the beach to downtown is possible but was 3.5 miles one way. Recommend a cab on the return.
This hotel has a great location with a nice beach. The property and grounds are very nice and were beyond our expectations. Breakfast and dinners were included and the food was excellent. The staff was pleasant and friendly and meal service was excellent as well. One of the members of our party was vegetarian, and the staff remembered this after the first day and had already planned her entrée for the evening by the time we came in for breakfast. Nice bar overlooking the beach with lunch service, which we enjoyed almost daily. The property seemed very family friendly as well. The only thing we cannot rave about were the rooms and the wifi -- the rooms were very basic and somewhat dated, the beds were very hard,, the sheets did not fit the bed properly and there was a slight moldy smell in our room. Our room was not serviced until very late in the day a couple of days and we had to call to ask if they were coming, as we needed our limited number of towels replenished. We spent so little time in our room, because the size of the property allowed us to be out at the beach just a few steps away. The beach was maintained very well and there were enough chairs and thatched umbrellas to go around at no extra charge. he wifi was intermitant in most locations.The dining room and lobby was somewhat reliable, but the wifi in the bar area and our room were almost nonexistent. We would stay here again but would try a room further from the beach to see if this helped with the musty smell
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Bend, Oregon
Great, family friendly, relaxing vacation spot!Posted Jan 6, 2015
We wanted something authentic, out of the way, but not so out of the way that you felt unsafe. We got that and more! From the moment we got there we were part of the family. The food was authentic, the drinks were strong and inexpensive, and the staff was incredibly friendly. We will be coming back, and it can't be soon enough!