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Riviera Maya Hotels

Hotel Básico

  • Av. 5 at Calle 10 Norte Map It
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Design

Pros

  • Innovative and eco-friendly design
  • Great rooftop lounge
  • Showers have strong water pressure
  • Huge beds

Cons

  • Limited storage space in rooms
  • Not family-friendly
  • Late-night noise

Updated 02/26/2013

Fodor's Review

Básico's award-winning contemporary design uses 80% recycled materials, from the used tires on the spongy lobby floor to the rooftop lounge chairs made from boxes that were once pickup truck beds. The roof also has two small pools made of recycled oil tanks, and a small bar where Playa's young and trendy meet up with hotel guests for late-night drinks. Guest rooms, though equipped with plasma TVs and DVD players, are designed to look very basic indeed, with plain cement

walls, exposed plumbing, and rubber curtains made from inner tubes, but that's all part of the allure, as are retro amenities like beach balls, swim fins, and Polaroid cameras. Although a DJ spins music outside your door, the soundproof walls ensure a peaceful night.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Av. 5 at Calle 10 Norte, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico

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Phone:

984-879–4448

Hotel Details:

  • 15 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/26/2013

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