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Hotel Club Viva Maya Hotel 3 star
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Paseo Xaman-Ha, Mza. Lote Holetero 5 | Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexique Playa del Carmen, Mexico -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

From the sauna to the table football through dance, tennis or diving, the Club Viva Maya hotel is the right place to provide an entertaining ambiance for children even summer camps on the edge of a beautiful beach. It is recommendable for fathers, mothers and children.

This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 8.46 /10

    The hotel is located in Playacar, on the seafront and just 1 mile from the centre of Playa del Carmen. It takes about 50 minutes to reach Cancun airport, which is 33 miles away.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The disadvantage of the hotel. The medium-sized rooms are furnished with double beds on red tiling, bedspreads with big floral motifs that contrast with the pale yellow walls decorated with a painting. The works on the decoration in 2001 have not improved the lighting: the ceiling lamp scatters only pale light and is very poor at dusk. However, the facilities are more numerous than at our previous visit: air conditioning, satellite television, a clock, telephone with direct access for international dialling, a safe (for surcharge payment), a mini-bar filled up (fizzy drinks, water, beer), a kit for making tea and coffee and a small balcony furnished with an armchair and two plastic chairs. The small bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer, personal skin care products and a bath tub beside the toilet.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    The lobby of the hotel, all in marble and with classic decoration, leads to a large courtyard, quite welcoming, with chairs and tables made of wrought iron. The lobby bar, on the right of the reception, offering wooden furniture does not spread on a large area but opens onto the courtyard. For the rest, the architecture of the Viva Maya hotel, built in 1998 (renovated in 2001 and then in 2005) is basic: two sets of buildings perpendicular to the sea. They rise on 3 levels painted in shades of ochre. In the middle and around the alleys you can stroll among wild plants and adorable small rodents released in the open air dwelling the entire hotel. They lead to a very large swimming pool, composed of two basins, which precedes the beach. Nearby, the open-air theatre, with a vast esplanade, stages a performance every evening. It produces 14 shows in total during your stay.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    The advantage of the Viva Maya hotel. The restaurant La Terraza, located near the reception, prepares a large buffet topped with regional and international dishes in the morning, afternoon and evening. The cuisine is more than correct. The restaurant organises regular thematic evening parties. Its main hall is rather friendly sprawling over 2 levels. The restaurant serving a la carte, Viva Mexico, accommodates a buffet grill for lunch and offers Mexican specialities for dinner. Delicious! Also in the evening you can dine at the Mediterranean restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a pizzeria, all serving a la carte and upon reservation. A snack bar has also opened in late 2005.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    Opposite the hotel, the deck chairs are numerous along the shores of the public beach of Playacar, which has narrowed since the passage of Wilma. Equipped with showers, a ground for beach volleyball, it has lost a bit of its charm. The clear waters show a background of fine and white sand with some rocks which attract swimmers and beginner divers. The turquoise gradient of the Caribbean Sea conquers fans of water sports and aquatic activities. This highly frequented place is noisy, but guarded. Here and there palm trees and parasols with roofs of palm provide a shaded area. A steep slope can be formed during certain tides.

    To know

    A hotel of entertainment or leisure centre with 400 rooms? At the Club Viva Maya, there are enough entertainment facilities to meet the demands of all members of a small group or a big family on holiday in Mexico on the Caribbean coast. Among other things, the hotel has 40 animators, mostly French speaking, a daily programme of activities proposed by its own tour operator agency organising excursions and a night club. It pays efforts to upgrade its cuisine, but you should not consider the appearance of the rooms despite recent renovations and expansion (52 additional rooms).
    Finally, you will stay on all inclusive service. We liked the warm and friendly welcoming.

    Equipment

    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, thalassotherapy, stretching, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, beach volley, jet ski, (paying), sailing, kayak, canoe, dance, step, bums and tums, archery

    • Whirlpool bath

    advantage

    • Multilingual staff
    • A teen club in addition to the kid's club
    • Non-stop activities
    • The restaurant services a la carte meet high quality

    disadvantages

    • Limited space on the beach compared to the hotel's occupancy capacity
    • The lighting in the rooms
    • It is almost impossible to spend a restful stay here
    • The lack of charm in the hotel's architecture

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Céline B. Céline B.  
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      • Package deals in février 2013 Posted on 2013-09-14 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        magnifique, agréable, propre, accueillant

      • Advantages

        repas variés et bons, personnel très accueillants, plage et piscine superbes, bien situé

      • Disavantages

        peu de français dans l'hotel

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      • Situation
      • Restauration
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      • Qualité / Prix
      • Overall Score 9.00/10
    • Christine B. Christine B.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2005 Posted on 2011-04-26 Affaire - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        super hotel, restauration excelente beaucoup de choix , chambre tres propre, et le personnels tres agréables souriants bonne ambiance

      • Advantages

        empacement de l hotel nouritures beaucoup de choix serviette de bain a dispo a la piscine, transat gratuit

      • Disavantages

        j ai pas trouve de point faible

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      • Qualité / Prix
      • Overall Score 8.29/10
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