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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PLF is a well-run, family beach resort, nestled between mega-resorts in Playa del Carmen. I am amazed this type of accommodation still exists. My adult daughter said it reminded her a bit of family camp! In fact, there were several families who stay for the entire holiday weeks each year. The staff seemed to know them well. There are 2...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned last night from having stayed at Petit Lafitte the week after Christmas. The staff are super friendly and helpful. This was our first time to the region and to this hotel. It's a nice compromise if you don't want to stay at one of the mega all-inclusives. There seemd to be a number of families who have been...

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New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back here again for Christmas week with the whole family. This is our umpteenth stay here - coming back since 1988 at the old Lafitte - returning a couple of times a year. The fabulous staff is still creating a perfect stay. They remember how many pillows I like, how I like my margarita, and no one asks me if...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed here as a family. Below were our thoughts on the resort. Negatives: 1. The staff can be somewhat gruff and unresponsive to the presence or needs of guests. There are exceptions, but many seem to have forgotten the most important aspect of their success is service. Where is the management ? 2. The hotel has up to...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear dswwilson, Thank you for your December, family visit. We’re glad that you chose Petit Lafitte among the many options of hotels in Riviera Maya. We also wish to thank you for the positive feedback as well as for the areas of opportunity that you have pointed out. We know for a fact that there is room for growth and...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 days in October and was fortunate that the weather was excellent throughout my stay. The staff were friendly and provided great service. I got one of the garden view rooms for a great rate and my 3rd floor room had a wonderful view of the pool with a glimpse of the ocean. I loved the...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear wpats7123. We are delighted to see your belated yet, wonderful response. You mentioned you would find time to write it and we see you held your word. Thank you! We hope the New year started off on the right foot for you and we wish you a great 2017, with many travels, and possibly a return to Petit Lafitte....

La Florida de Piedras Blancas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went as a guest to a destination wedding at Petit Lafitte, and was beyond amazed at this gem. Aside from being a perfect location on the beach, the vibe and intimacy of the hotel amidst such huge all-inclusive resorts was a great surprise. It was a perfect visit - from the service at all of the delicious meals, to...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear fincabellavista, We really appreciate your review and kind words, specially coming from someone who knows about the travel industry and the special efforts that come with owning and running a small family hotel. We are glad that J&S, wedding brought a lot of wonderful people together in a celebration of love and life. It certainly went like a breeze...

Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have our wedding at Petite Lafitte in November and it couldn't have been better. We knew that we wanted an intimate and relaxed place to bring everyone together and Petite Lafitte was that and much more. This isn't your typical resort, it's authentic and rustic in all the right ways, with amazing food, and great...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear Stephkay1 and J. We hope your return home and the Holidays after a lovely wedding week with us, were enjoyable. I truly enjoyed working with you and your now husband in the creation of a magical wedding. We also enjoyed meeting your group of friends and family, many of them very personable and kind. Please send some pictures when...

Davis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was absolutely wonderful. The location couldn,t have been better, the staff was always helpful and trustworthy. The food was excellent and the bar by the sea where we had lunch everyday was a treat. We met many wonderful people who are returning customers. We are already planning to go back next year. Highly recommended, particularly for the people...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Happy New Year ViajeraDavis, We truly appreciate the fact that just as you are leaving, you are already planning a return trip to Petit Lafitte. We totally resonate with your comment about the people, not only the staff who work here, but also the type of guests that we attract help create a wonderful, open minded group of people. It...

Picton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodations are simple but comfortable and clean. The location is stellar- - great beach, pool, bar etc . But two things are outstanding. It is a small intimate place with around 70 guests if the place is full and the staff are simply outstanding. We get welcomed back like family. It is a great place to take your kids-...

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Ivan F, Director of Sales at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review

Dear Carlyn, What a nice situation to have you be here for a second time and seeing the reservation for next December made even before you parted. I can’t picture a better scenario. We want to express our commitment to preserving the Petit Lafitte style and atmosphere. The very same that keeps you coming back. Have a wonderful year 2017...

Moutain West
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I stayed at PL. We stayed in one of the beach bungalows and loved it for the privacy they offer. The food -which has always been good - was even better this year. A new chef, perhaps? Our favorite aspect of this resort is that it's quiet. They play great mellow music...

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Dear snow_is_cold, We are very honored by your second visit to Petit Lafitte. It indicated that you enjoyed what we provided for you the first time. Given that our aim is to create sincere connections with our clients and turn them into repeat guests and friends, we feel we have accomplished a lot with you both. We accept your comments...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Petit Lafitte

Address: Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $259 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Petit Lafitte 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Petit Lafitte Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“The bungalows are worth the extra 40.00”
 of 5 bubbles melissacpettit, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would definitely ask for a bungalow, but all the rooms are good. I would think you should ask for a room on the third floor so that there is no one above you.”
 of 5 bubbles lindaaT6850WN, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows on the north side are the quietest (with highest likelihood to see monkeys too!)”
 of 5 bubbles runjunkie1972, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“you can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles ilt523, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are fine with balconies. It honestly doesn't matter if you are in the front building or the back. The bungalows are nice as they have a loft that's perfect for kids. We've stayed in both and been happy. Haven't stayed in the newer bungalows in the back facing the garden. If you want to hear the ocean, I'd suggest the bungalows facing the water. ”
 of 5 bubbles AllisonR299, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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