The Hotel Casa Melissa was a very comfortable place to crash for 7 nights in Playa. It is steps away form the beginning of the 5th Ave pedestrian zone, and from the Cozumel ferry the bus station, and the beach. So whether you are going out, getting in, or lazing the day away you don’t have far to go to do it.
The rooms were spotless on arrival and kept that way by the unobtrusive staff, the balcony had an ocean view, I could fall asleep listening to the crash of the surf, an in room fridge kept my drinks cold and the massively oversized soaking tub that was fun for two but could accommodate four was quite a welcome surprise. The staff were friendly and helpful when needed, and let you go about your day when they weren’t.
There were some fairly energetic bands that preformed at some nearby bars till about 10pm most nights that were simply too loud to ignore, but after that it becomes fairly quiet at that end of 5th ave.
As others have pointed out there is no wifi in the rooms, but there is in the lobby. But also just about every bar has free wifi for the asking, so unless you aren’t feeling social it isn’t a big deal.
Playa del Carmen has accommodations to meet any taste and budget, and hotel experience is based on the expectations vs the delivered experience. So if you are looking for a clean, comfortable and central no fuss place to stay then Casa Melissa is an excellent choice, and I would choose to return there over some more posh places I have stayed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Melissa has a privilege location right in the hearth of the famous 5th avenue of Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya. Casa Melissa offer spectacular ocean views from every room, ideal for those seeking for intimate yet moderate lodging in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Casa Melissa was fully renovated in 2011 and new building was added to extend hotel inventory to 32 rooms which are all connected to the main building. ... more less
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