Hotel Shangri-La Caribe y Playa Hotel 3 star
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Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona federal Maritima, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexique Playa del Carmen, Mexico -
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With rooms in rustic appearance, good restaurants, shores among the most beautiful ones, nature, the Shangri-La Playa y Caribe is a charming hotel that blends subtly the essentials and the superfluous things. It is a good place for a short or long stay with your close relatives.

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 on the seaside, 1 mile from the centre of Playa del Carmen. Cancun airport is 32 miles away. It takes some 45 minutes to get there by car.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    The rooms, equipped with basic but refined facilities, are furnished with a bedhead in white cement along a king-size bed or two double beds. They benefit from windows with shutters and anti-mosquito nets, and overlook the beach or the garden. White walls, tiled floor and brightly coloured cotton fabrics dress the rooms. The individual air conditioning is combined with a ceiling fan. There is no television, nor mini-bar, refrigerator and the telephone is available at the reception. The safes are paid. The bathrooms feature a large shower. The private terraces offer pretty nice hammocks.

    Overview 8.65 /10

    Built in 1990 and renovated in 2005, the hotel has 118 rooms in bungalows scattered amid lush vegetation. These small wooden pavilions with palm-leaf roofs rise on 2 to 3 levels. They are connected by small path in red cement and mozaïques that roam the sand to cut a passage to the common areas. The lights, in the shape of mushrooms, are scattered among these paths amid flowers. The central swimming pool, in Mediterranean-style, is surrounded by hedges of tropical plants. A second pool is located at the end of the hotel and overlooks the sea. When you arrive, the lobby looks like a small colonial counter. The property has been well maintained during each of our visits, and the reception is friendly.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    The breakfast is served at the Aventura restaurant from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It includes a copious buffet consisting of fresh fruits, natural juices, cereals, pastries, tea and coffee and a menu of hot dishes. From 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm, the restaurant "Le grill" prepares lunches a la carte. It offers a wide choice of snacks, salads and typical Mexican dishes. In the evening, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant La loma has 2 excellent menus including regional and international cuisine. It costs an average of 190 pesos for a dish. With its candles, its immense chandeliers bearing tiny lamps, the vast hall of the facility, open to the outside and covered with a palm-leaf roof, appears as if coming from a fairy tale. It overlooks the tropical vegetation. It organises a Mexican buffet hosted by a group of mariachis on Sunday evening. From 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Casa Club bar serves cocktails, beer, ice, etc. in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    Beach 8.95 /10

    One of the most beautiful public beaches of Playa del Carmen stretches out at the end of the hotel. Its sand is white and clean. The transparency of the waters washing down the shore extends into infinite turquoise blue gradient to the sea. There are windsurfing boards and equipment for snorkelling but people mainly swim there. The site is guarded. Some parasols with palm-leaf roofs provide a shaded area for sun basking in this place, which provides relative peace.

    To know

    The Shangri-La Playa y Caribe hotel is one of the exceptional hotels on the Turquoise Coast. It is situated along one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. It is ideal for families, preferably discreet, couples and small groups of friends who want a change of scenery, to relax or stay in a stopover between two luxury trips. It provides pretty cosy comfort in a semi-wild and refined ambiance, located 1 mile from the centre of Playa del Carmen, a small trendy town.
    The section "Playa" accommodates family rooms housed in three-storey buildings; the section "Caribe" accommodates double rooms in bungalows on two levels.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      football, beach volley, sailing, (paying), kayak, (paying), water-polo, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe

    advantage

    • A vast and well ventilated space
    • A strong emphasis on good taste
    • A clientele courteous and respectful
    • An old hotel but well maintained

    disadvantages

    • A location in a rapidly developing tourist area
    • The lack of facilities

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Clémentine G. Clémentine G.  
      6 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2012 Posted on 2014-03-07 En famille - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Un hôtel familial pour des vacances en toute sérénité. La proximité à la fois de la plage et de la ville est un atout, deux restaurant différents pour plus de diversité. Un personnel très accueillant, à l'écoute, disponible et en plus une hôtesse était française, ce qui facilite les échanges.

      • Advantages

        La proximité de la plage et de la ville

      • Disavantages

        Le prix un peu élevé peut-être

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
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