Ratings based on 205 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
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5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Lost in space

beautiful boutique hotel right on the beach

Posted 26-Mar-2015
I would rate everything A + about this small boutique beach hotel except for one factor: sargasso ruined the water all week as far as the eye could see both north and south of hotel. I understand Petit has zero control over that. Nevertheless, Expedia asked me for my opinions. So here they are. I definitely would have chosen another town in Yucatan had I known about the sargasso. All staff perfect except for Coral at desk; she's kind of a pill to deal with.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom NY

Great spot for a family vacation

Posted 23-Mar-2015
Pros: The location is priceless! And so is the staff. The beach is beautiful. And everything is so relaxing.
Cons: My husband wishes that the wireless reception was better.
Location: We hired a van + driver with the help of David and went to Tulum ruins and Akumal for snorkeling. We pai $300 for 6 ppl for 8 hours.
We met up with family from Germany at Petit Lafitte Hotel. We rented one of the Ocean View bungalows which I'd highly recommended. The staff was extremely nice an accommodating. The food was great too. I love the whole atmosphere. It's not the most stylish hotel but if you are looking for a relaxing vacation this is your place. I can't wait to go back. Great place for families (we traveled w/a toddler) too. Check out Coco Cabanas for lunch. It's next doors (a little hidden so ask for directions). Also make sure to book a beach massage! Noberto was great. $80 for two people for 50 min. Can't beat that. In general all the prices (e.g. for drinks, mini bar) are very, very reasonable. All in all an awesome vacation!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Would go back again

Posted 23-Mar-2015
The staff was amazing, friendly and funny. The rooms were clean and spacious. Balcony rooms closest to the ocean would be what I recommend. Great view of the ocean. Bungalos would be cool if you had children but for a couple I would recommend saving some money and getting a room. We were only in our room to shower, sleep and hang out on the balcony. The food was amazing. Breakfast had many options and always fresh squeezed juice. Dinners were out of this world. The soups were delicious. To get to down tow Playa it is about a $20 cab ride. Be prepared when shopping. Know what you want to spend and tell the venders what you are willing to pay. They start out extremely high and go down to very low. Save time by telling them what you will pay instead of asking them the price. Plan tours before you go so you can read review and know what you are getting into. None of ours were terrible but i would research before we went next time. Don't over pack. Dinners were casual. Loved that we were not to close to Playa, but close enough. If you want night life I would recommend staying closer to town. If you want peace and quiet this is a great place.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Sussex, UK

Just what we wanted

Posted 21-Mar-2015
Very friendly and welcoming. Only footsteps from the beach. Ideal for celebrating a family birthday without getting lost in the crowds at a mega resort! If you don't like quiet relaxation maybe this isn't the resort for you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Great Falls, Montana

Very nice hotel right next to the beach

Posted 20-Mar-2015
Very friendly staff, very helpful, clean rooms and grounds, right on the beach with ample space to relax including three hammocks. Great food, too.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom New York, ny

Boutique Hotel on the Beach

Posted 19-Mar-2015
Pros: The food and staff were great!
Location: You will either need to take a taxi or rent a car to do things outside of the hotel. Renting cars is pretty cheap so I would recommend it.
This hotel is the real deal. When they say breakfast and dinner is included, they mean full meals. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Any question I had about where to go and what to do, they had the best recommendations. I had a much better experience here than at any of the top notch all inclusives. The hotel is right on the beach with stunning views and also convenient to all of the tourist attractions off of the main highway that runs along the coast. I would definitely come here again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good non-industrial tourism type small hotel.

Posted 15-Mar-2015
Pros: Very accommodating hard working friendly staff. Massage therapists we booked with through Davide were great.
Cons: Thick memory foam topper on beds would be an improvement. Dinner from 6PM on would be of benefit for those from eastern time zones like NL or England
Location: Yumil temple site south of Tulum was worth the trip like Tulum 30 years ago but not on beach.
No complaints except slightly hard to find hotel but all direction to the hotel and signage were spot on. Get there before sunset if possible. If you like a soft bed this hotel is not for you. Beds were ultra hard even with their an attempt at a foam topper. Pool and grounds super clean. Staff ultra pleasant and hard working. They made the stay! Davide (manager) is really as good as previous comments on Trip advisor. We asked and found off the beaten path cenotes and lagoons to snorkel. We aren't big fans of industrial tourism and would not go to XCaret or Xelha for a third time. Not quite a boutique hotel but very good value.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom New York

Great hotel, 3rd time staying at Petit Lafitte

Posted 13-Mar-2015
Pros: We really like the staff. David, Antonio, Manuel, Victor, among others are terrific. They are always upbeat, and helpful.
Location: It is located on a nice beach. 5th ave playa del carmen is close by, fun for shopping, eating, bar hopping. Akumal bay and Xpu-ha beach are close too.
This is a great hotel, and location. The staff is fantastic, the same group have been working here for over 4 years, and they are a pleasure to see each time. Food is good, breakfast and dinner were included and they do a wonderful job entertaining guests at dinner with live music, and traditional Mayan dancers on occasion. There have been some renovations since our last visit, they definitely take pride in the appearance of the hotel. It is always clean, with pretty landscaping.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom Mutlangen

Hotelanlage mit Atmosphäre

Posted 3-Mar-2015
Pros: Um es umgekehrt zu sagen - es war nichts, was zu kritisieren wäre. Preis/Leistungsverhältnis excellent.
Location: Das Hotel liegt ca. 5 km von Playa del Carmen entfernt zwischen Appartement-Anlagen, wer Wert auf Trubel legt, braucht ein Auto. Parkplatz kostenlos.
Etwas für Leute, die keinen Massen-All-Inclusiv-Urlaub mögen. Geräumige Zimmer mit air-condition und zusätzlich nostalgischem Propeller, tropische Gartenanlage mit kleinerem aber nie überlaufenem Pool und für den Preis excellentes Essen (Frühstück mit umfangreichem Früchtebuffet und rund einem Dutzend à-la-carte Gerichte, Dinner mit Salatbuffet und jeweils 2 Gerichten zur Wahl). Dazu locker-freundliches Personal. Auch für Familien mit Kindern gut geeignet. Lage direkt am Bilderbuch-Strand (wie dort überall öffentlich, aber absolut kein Gedränge) mit weißem Sand und türkisfarbenem Wasser, gemütliche Strandbar. In der Lobby 2 Computer zur freien Benutzung, davon einer mit angeschlossenem Drucker. Kostenloses WLAN vorhanden, aber öffentliches Netz offenbar häufig überlastet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

Familiäres freundliches Hotel in ruhiger Lage

Posted 1-Mar-2015
Das Hotel liegt außerhalb von Playa del Carmen direkt am Strand. Wir hatten ein Zimmer mit direktem Blick auf den Strand. Das Hotel ist wesentlich kleiner als all die umliegenden Resorts und wird sehr familiär und freundlich geführt. Man findet schnell Kontakt und es ergeben sich angenehme Gespräche. Das Hotel hat einen eigenen Strandabschnitt, an dem die Liegen nicht zu eng stehen. Wer will, findet Schatten. Im Vergleich zu den Resorts in der Nähe, steht wesentlich mehr Platz am Strand pro Person zur Verfügung. Außerhalb von Playa del Carmen ist das Meer eher felsig und daher nicht überall ideal zum Baden. Jedoch direkt am Strand vom Hotel bestehts ein Abschnitt, an dem man gut baden kann. Das Frühstück und das Abendessen sind abwechslungsreich und umfangreich. Wir sind Vegetarier. Das Hotel war sehr bemüht spezielle Mahlzeiten für uns zu erstellen. Das Hotel ist geeignet, wenn man Abends die Ruhe sucht. In der Umgebung vom Hotel herrscht Stille. Zur Stadt ist es weit und nur mit Taxi oder Mietwagen möglich. Mietwagen kann direkt im Hotel bestellen. Hat sehr gut geklappt. Neuerdings bietet das Hotel auch Yoga werktags an. Das langjährige Personal ist sehr freundlich und kümmert sich um die kleinen Sorgen. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden das Hotel wieder wählen.