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“excellent playa del carmen hotel on beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alhambra
Ranked #148 of 213 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
sydney traveller
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199 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“excellent playa del carmen hotel on beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

After 2 false starts we finally found a good, reasonably priced option in ever changing PLaya del Carmen. Location is what it's all about here- walk out from the bar and onto the beach, without the noise of some other beach hotels. Hotel is clean rooms are comfortable, only niggle being a low pressure shower. Also no TV a plus or minus.... great fast wifi. also a first in this town.

Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

My wife and I had stayed here on two previous occasions and had a nice quiet time. Not this time. We arrived just as the hotel was filling up with a youthful Swiss soccer team in town for a few matches. They were drunk, noisy and generally obnoxious and literally trashed the place during our stay. The management did nothing to prevent this sordid behavior and we were kept up at night by the din. I cannot recommend this establishment and shall not be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Mort S
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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

i satayed there foo a week n i get an amazing vacation.
Rooms are clean and nice. very well located in a nice beach with no rocks and very clean.
The food it`s great they have a restaurant ( zabor ) that is not only for the guess of the resort also for walkers and ppl who joins the beach. So you can be sure that you`ll have a great menu and variety. Many kinds of Ceviche and seafood.
The staff are friendly and warm to all. Waitters alwas can help and i just get relaxed and happy.

I really recomend this small hotel to get relaxed and taned.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Cokingafair
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

Great beachfront location close to 5th Avenue shops and restaurants. Spacious and comfortable room. Breakfast and other meals can be had at tables on the beach.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank kathy_rodgers
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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

This is our 4th year at the Alhambra and we had another great week. We stayed in room 12 for 4 years straight. It is a street side with balcony and ocean view. We went ahead and reserved the ocean front room for next year. We love the Alhambra!!!!! I don't know what the folks from Ottowa are talkin about because we have never found a speck of dirt in the four years we have stayed. We were also there in February and the staff was as nice and attentive as ever. The front desk people all speak english to us all the time. The maid can not speak english but we have never had a problem. There was a group of young very loud and rude soccer players that were asked by the hotel staff to quiet down after many complaints from the other hotel guest. I am suspicious that may explain the very bad review they have given. The food and drinks are great. The cheviche is the best in Playa and the breakfast is included. I have never heard anyone complain about the food or drinks, in fact it is one of the reasons we stay there. Our first year in Playa we stated at the Aventura Mexicana and although the hotel is nice the food was bad and it was too far from the beach. We had stumbled upon the Alhambra while walking down the beach and fell in love (Especially with the Margaritas) The Maquito Beach Hotel is next door and is very nice but it is also expensive. If you want to waste alot of MONEY on fancy furniture go there. The food, drinks or location are no better.

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Alhambra

Property: Hotel Alhambra
Address: Calle 8 con playa MZ 4 N 876 | Beach Front, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#43 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#51 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#82 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price range (per night): $211 - $590
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alhambra 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open the door to the Harmonies and Healing energies of earth, sunlight and ocean. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Alhambra Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Alhambra Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico

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