The apartment is well appointed with luxury fixtures and fittings. It has been decorated with taste, and features all the amenities needed to feel home even away from home. The building is new and features a lush rooftop pool with a small ocean view. The centre court has a beautiful flowing fountain and green area.
The apartment building is in a pretty good location, very close to the beach, Wal-Mart, Mega, corner stores and the famous 5th Ave. The rooftop pool had a great view, common area and court yard was a perfect spot to relax, (the pictures shown are a perfect depiction) and is very quiet during the day time. The condo itself is great, very clean, fresh, and updated, could have maybe had a microwave or a kettle, but we made do. Security was around the clock and they were very courteous, Luis the building manager was also very helpful.
Located on 4 blocks or 5 minutes walk to the beach, it offers privacy and comfort, suitable for couples, singles or travelers on a budget. It is a 2 bedrooms condo, but also available as a 1 bedroom. Renting it as a 1 bedroom, you will still have access to the entire unit. We'll be happy to host you at this charming downtown condo in Playa.
Our stay from the beginning when we requested to reserve the apartment until we checked out was amazing. Marielle was quick in responding whenever we communicated. She made sure we had all the necessary information for our arrival, check-in/out and stay.
The apartment is located in a perfect location. A short walk to the Avenida 5 where everything is located (restaurants, nightlife, and stores). The apartment is located a block away from the Walmart which came handy in getting food and any necessary supplies. There is also a little store directly across the street for smaller items or last minute items (chips, ice, cold drinks..)
The apartment is big and the pictures do it justice. Comes equipped with several things so make sure to see what you already have before going to buy items...we bought frozen food to cook in microwave or oven then realized the apartment doesn't have an oven or microwave...but we made it work for us.
The rooftop was awesome and huge. The times we used the pool, tanning beds, or hang out areas they were never busy. It also made for some great pictures and sunset/sunrise watching.
We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Marielle as she was out of town, but she left us in contact with Leidy who was just as friendly, welcoming and made the check-in/out process run smoothly.
Will definitely stay at this place again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Playa del Carmen.
Email contact with Marielle was excellent. She was always very courteous and very prompt in responding to emails and answering any questions - a highly recommended booking agent. The apartment itself was nicely decorated, comfortably set up and conveniently located for beaches, restaurants and nightlife, in a new condo-building with a great rooftop pool. As previous guests have mentioned, it is right across from a busy long-distance bus station -master bedroom and living room look directly onto it- which makes sitting on the balcony not really an option and sleeping with ear plugs somewhat of a necessity but it was so hot during our stay that we stayed mostly indoors anyway. However, the apartment seems to be rather neglected both by its owners and its management. There were a number of things that left a negative impression upon our arrival: firstly, the place was not particularly clean (hairs on the bathroom floor, toothpaste rests on the sink, a colony of ants on the kitchen countertop and on the dining table, glasses and cutlery full of stains, dust and hairs on the drawers in the bedroom) - we actually spent our first day there cleaning up with the cleaning supplies we found in a cupboard! Secondly, there was no hand soap in the bathrooms, there was half a roll of toilet paper in one bathroom and none in the other, the bed linen were discoloured and not ironed, the towels were really worn out. The kitchen had some equipment and utensils but we could have used a kettle and a microwave oven and we had to go out and buy a bottle opener when we needed to open a bottle of wine! Lastly, there was no way to make the bedroom dark at night - the windows face east and are covered only with a flimsy white fabric that lets the 5am sun in! With a little care this would have been a really nice place and all the negatives mentioned above really take minimal effort to fix. All and all we had a pleasant stay and any drawbacks were counterpointed by a great beach, a beautiful pool and by Playa itself!
L'appartement est très bien situé; à moins de 10 min de marche de la plage, de la station de collectivo, du supermarché MEGA, du Walmart, du bureau de poste et de la gare principale ADO.
Les photos publiées correspondent exactement à ce que vous aurez en arrivant.
L'appartement était très propre par contre il y avait une odeur de cigarette persistante. L'une des chambres était même carrément inhabitable. Ceci n'est pas la faute de Marielle. Il est bien indiqué que c'est un appartement non fumeur, alors SVP les fumeurs un peu de respect pour les autres. Il ne fait pas -30°C, sortez sur le balcon pour fumer!!!
La cuisine est équipée correctement par contre, il n'y a ni micro-ondes, ni four.
Les serviettes de bain et de plage sont fournies, ce qui est pas mal pratique.
Le seul point négatif est la chambre qui donne sur le terminus alternatif ADO. C'est très bruyant toute la nuit (bruits de bus et de personnes qui parlent, crient, rient), prévoyez donc des bouchons/boules Quies. Remarque : si l'autre chambre n'avait pas pué la cigarette, nous aurions pu y dormir tranquillement car celle-ci donne sur la cour intérieure qui est beaucoup plus calme.
Sur le toit, l'espace piscine / chaises longues est calme et bien pratique pour relaxer après une grosse journée d'excursion. Il y a aussi un espace avec tables et chaises si vous voulez manger dehors.
Nous n'avons pas eu la chance de rencontrer Marielle. La remise des clés s'est faite très facilement grâce au gardien de sécurité (il avait la clé à notre arrivée et nous lui avons laissé à notre départ).
Je recommande cet appartement sans problème.
This is our forth trip to Playa, the apartment building is in a pretty good location, very close to the beach, Wal-Mart, Mega, corner stores and the famous 5th Ave. The rooftop pool had a great view, common area and court yard was a perfect spot to relax, (the pictures shown are a perfect depiction) and is very quiet during the day time. The condo itself is great, very clean, fresh, and updated, could have maybe had a microwave or a kettle, but we made do. Security was around the clock and they were very courteous, Luis the building manager was also very helpful.
Now for the negatives, first, the ADO Bus Station is next door so buses are coming and going 24 -7. The Coco Bongo tour buses are dropping off people at 11:00pm and pick up is 3:00am. If you’re a heavy sleeper you'll probably sleep through the noise, if you’re a light sleeper you’ll be up all night with the party goers. Second the resident upstairs are up all night with their techno music and their loud voices echoing through the walls. These two points I made is why I only gave a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
Marielle was an amazing host, from start to finish; she helped out with any concerns we had immediately, though we did not complain.
Check in was a little hazy but went well, Danielle was not there to greet us but the security had our keys and showed us to our room.
All in all I would recommend this condo to all who wish to visit Playa, the rooftop pool for us was the big seller and did not disappoint us, thanks for the stay at the Charming Apartment 5mn To the Beach.
I was very impressed with the communication before and during my stay as it was my first time to Playa,Mariella and Daniela responded quickly .I loved the condo as it was "Miami style" being new with good taste in style and comfort , the rooftop pool was excellent with a great view and separate dining area and large hammock to relax.
The location was perfect and close to everything , I did not need to use the taxi's which is very important having all within walking distance.
I would highly recommend this condo as a great option if you are deciding on visting Playa!
Mike H- California
Fantastic Apt. mins from the main strip! Air conditioning/ TV/
Shower all fantastic,very tasteful decor and great security !! Marielle was an amazing host and made sure if we needed anything she was only a call away! Thank you Marielle !! Hope to see you very very soon!!
This is a great apartment only 3 blocks away from 5th Avenue - which is close enough to all the action to be very convenient but far enough away to be very quiet - which is nice, you will sleep well here. The "Mega" grocery store is only a couple blocks away if you want to stock your kitchen. The building is very nice and new, it has a 24/7 security guard, and a great rooftop with a pool, space to lounge / eat, a hammock, and a grill. The apartment is very comfortable - air conditioners in each bedroom and in the main living room, nice bathrooms / showers (but not always hot water, minor issue given the warm weather), big TV, etc. Marielle was always avaialble by phone and responsive if we called her with any questions. We were very happy with our stay here and recommend it - a FAR better value than a hotel!!
Prettier than pictured, gorgeous building, so close to the beach and all that you need to buy and do. We're very happy we stayed here, it is also very clean.
They don't supply any soaps or things like that so make sure to pack them.
This is a great apartment! Its well kept and the location is perfect - its steps away from both beach and restaurants, but still in quiet surroundings. We enjoyed our stay in Playa and the apartment made the perfect settings. Marielle was a great host with quick responses and she made sure we had arrived safely.
I would love to go back and can highly recommend it!
Very nice apartment with fantastic roof-top pool. Security and host are very friendly. Love to come back