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“Incredible friendly getaway!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Petit Lafitte
Ranked #6 of 212 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
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108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Incredible friendly getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Small and inviting with absolutely fantastic staff, this hotel with great bungalows on the beach is quiet , friendly, and amazingly uncrowned. You never fight for a beach chair or hammock or dinner table. The staff quickly begins greeting you by name - and you can 'almost' picture this as your own intimate home away from home! If you want a quiet relaxing place this could be it! If you want action and night life , stay somewhere else - perhaps in playa itself.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Irishimp17
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, General Manager at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear irishimp 17,

What a nice review, thank you for taking the time to share with readers your opinions on Petit Lafite, we are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time, to the point that it felt like a home a way from home for you.
We think hihgly of our staff also and find inspiration in your words.
You are right to point that this is a quiet place for relaxation seekers and that action seekers and nightlife lovers should go somewhere else, the thing is:
We have a lot of young travelers that come to Petit Lafitte to rest, relax, eat well and read books during the day after a long night dancing in town. After all we are just 15 min away from the action.
Thank you for the pleasure of your visit and your kind review.

Sincerely,

Iván A. Fuentes.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Went to this resort on a office trip to relax. Had a wonderful time. Service was EXCELLENT, employees were always nice. Greeted every time we pasted a employee. Food was great and entertainment was good. Dancing and exercising by the pool with Ivan was a blast. Would definitely come again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cpitts77
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, General Manager at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Dear Cpitts 77,
Thank you for trying Petit Lafitte and thank you also for taking the time to write about it.
Your review, was brief, positive and rewarding to us.
We hop your trip back home was great and wish to see you comeback sometime in the near future.

Best Regards,

Iván Fuentes
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Montclair, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

I will start of by saying that the only thing keeping it from being a 5 was the actual room itself. Although clean it was a little older, the restroom was pretty small and the bed was very HARD. A/C was very loud had to be turned off inorder to sleep. My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to get a room with a beach veiw and had coffee on the patio overlooking the beach and the sunrise in the morning. Other rooms looked to be block by plam trees? The good has to be two things. The hotel is just a few steps off the beach, the hotel property grounds is also kept very clean. At times my girlfriend and I felt like we had the whole property to oursleves, didnt have to get up early and save a beach chair, we also had the pool just about all to overselfs. The other good thing about Petite Lafitte was there staff. Hands down one of the best I have come across. David and his staff have hospitality down and would be a big reason why we would return to Petite Lafitte. I can not say enough about how they let you be, but are there when and if you need them right down to our Taxi driver Ceasar who worked with us on getting to and from the hotel. We went for 4 days In May 2012 only wish we would have stay longer.

Room Tip: 505 has a ocean view not sure on the rest.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Beto A
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, General Manager at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review, 24 June 2012
Dear Beto A,
Thank you for your helpful comments, your perception of the room section being a bit old, is correct, the Bungalow section is only 3 years old whereas the room section is around 20 years old, we recently did improvements on those rooms, installing new-fancy ceiling fans, TVs, faucets and such. We swept all the room section with those improvements, wonder why the bed was hard, we added new matresses with extra padding. I mean, I believe you, it just seems odd.
Thank you for your mention of the staff and David, our concierge and Cesar our driver, they both have devoted a lifetime to the Lafitte experience. I am glad it shows.
We hope you consider a future visit to Petit Lafitte, we will be glad to recreat and surpass the first time around...
Kind Regards and Best Wishes,

Iván A. Fuentes
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Seguin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

We have been going to Lafitte's for over 15 year and it is as friendly and accommodating today as when we first visited. The staff and their families have become like family to us. They constantly go the extra mile to make our stay there special. The rooms are very clean and spacious, the quality of the food and it's presentation is excellent, and the service is fantastic. Oh yes and the beer is cold. We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms allow you to sleep with windows and curtians open
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tom D
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, General Manager at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review, 24 June 2012
Dear Tom D,
Thank you for your nice comments, your loyalty of 15 years means a lot to us and to our family.
You are another one of those more than just a guest cases, and we are glad you feel special, you should.
I guess there isn't a lot else to say, it is clear that you return here because you like the place and the way you are treated. We plan to maintain the quality level and we want to keep nurturing our repeat clientele.
Thank you so much for collaborating in this long standing relationship.

Truly,

Iván A. Fuentes
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

I went to Playa del Carmen with two girlfriends to de-compress and celebrate one of our 40th birthdays. None of us had been there before, found this hotel on the internet, and completely lucked out! We did not want to stay at one of the mega-all-inclusive-resorts and had considered other more "modern" looking boutique hotels in town and were so relieved we did not stay at one. Petit Lafitte was perfect! Small, sweet, charming, right on the beach with the outdoor bar overlooking the water and breath-taking, relaxing view. On the best swimming stretch of the beach. Outside of town but easy to access bars, clubs, wild nightlife, shops, etc. with a quick cab ride. The food at the open air restaurant was good and we ate all of our meals there, including ceviche and guacamole at the bar. The atmosphere was lovely but hands down the best thing about our stay was the impeccable, friendly service. Everyone smiled, joked with us, pampered us, and made my friend's birthday extra special!! Plus Jesus makes the best margaritas in town. Beautiful, fun, relaxing, everything we wanted! Muchas gracias y besos to the wonderful staff at Petit Lafitte. We hope to see you again soon.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms are fine, but we moved upstairs for additional privacy and light.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cossette D
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, General Manager at Petit Lafitte, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Dear Cossette D,
It was very nice to have you and your friends stay with us for a birthday gathering.
We enjoyed your pleasant friendly company.
Thank you for all the kind remarks.
Small...Sweet...Charming, Impeccable, friendly, service...Whoa....
Thank you...we are all purring like cats. :)
Please return on your next visit to Riviera Maya, maybe next years birthday???

Best Regards and, once again, Thank you.

Iván A. Fuentes
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Property: Petit Lafitte
Address: Carretera Cancun - Chetumal km 296 + 2.1 | Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#6 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#13 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price range (per night): $255 - $494
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Petit Lafitte 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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