The condo is in a very nice complex, and the unit itself is very beautifully and tastefully decorated. We loved that the kitchen had included some basic consumables, like spices and sugar, as it makes little sense for every renter to go out and purchase those things. But a few points made it less than a stellar stay. When we checked in, the living room air conditioning was non-functional, and the condo was hot and muggy. It was repaired on the 2nd day of our stay. The internet did not work when we checked in. Fortunately, we were able to use the internet at the front desk to send a message about the AC and internet not working. The rental agent came over in a couple of hours, and got the internet working. We were 4 of us, and the small balcony only had seating for three. We brought a dining chair out there, but it was tight. The second full bath had a horrible (rotten fish) stench by the 2nd evening. It may have been because the shower does not drain properly, and the dirty shower water was stagnant. We used a squeegee to get the water pushed into the drain, and we also washed the shower enclosure with available cleaning products. We also asked the rental agent to see if a maintenance man could look into any problems. After all those efforts, including a maintenance person visit, the stench did subside. The beds in each bedroom are double beds, not queen-sized or larger beds, as is common nowadays. With my wife and I being in the 6 ft tall range, the double is simply less comfortable than we're used to.
All told, would we recommend this rental? Yes, as it provides excellent value. If we wish to have a rental without all the annoyances listed here, we recognize that we would probably need to pay more for some other/different place.
Ruben the owner was very helpful with answering any questions I had and providing a list of good restaurants, supermarkets and things to do during our stay. His apartment manager Jose was readily available when we had to reach him. The batteries had fallen out of the safe on the inside and he came within an hour and half to open and fix.
The condo front desk staff were friendly and ready to provide any assistance and information.
The pool and jucuzzi were very nice to have after long days of excursions. The tenants were pleasant around the pool area. The exterior condo grounds were kept clean which made it nice when entering and leaving the building.
The location is good. It was just a few blocks away or 5 min walk to mamitas beach passing through la quinta avenida. La quinta avenida has all kinds of restaurants and shops.
The condo room we were staying in was clean and decorated very nice. We were 2 couples and a baby and the residence was spacious. We also enjoyed having a full bathroom in each room and a half on the hallway. The only drawl back was the construction next door was a bit of a nuisance when trying to sleep in past 8am or during impromptu naps during the day. This only affects the one guest bedroom on the North side, not the master bedroom that faces the pool. For only this reason I gave this a 4 star review.
I would recommend this location to anyone looking to stay in playa del carmen.
I don't usually write reviews but this was a holiday to remember. Not only was the condo lovely but it had all the conveniences of home. The owners of the condo made sure that all of our needs were met, if I had a question I received a response
within the hour. The complex, the staff and other guests were wonderful and the location to the beach and 5th Ave were all within walking distance. We enjoyed our holiday so much that we have made plans to return next year to explore more of beautiful Playa del Carmen.
Just got back from Playa Del Carmen last night. Absolutely the best vacation and my favorite place in Mexico. From the moment we arrived at Sabbia condos we were in heaven. The condo is absolutely beautiful. We walked in the door and we were taken back by how gorgeous the condo was decorated from the furnishings to the artwork as well as all the little things from the placements on the dining room table to the wonderful guidebooks on the coffee table. The bedrooms, the bathrooms, the kitchen were all decorated with the finest and have everything you needed. We loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the pool, which was a great place to relax. As far as cuisine we would have never found local restaurants without all the tips from Ruben and Jamais. It was so nice to read all their notes on their favorite places. We will definitely be back.
Andy and Karen Jacobsen