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Banyan Tree Mayakoba vs Hotel La Semilla

Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Hotel La Semilla are both rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Banyan Tree Mayakoba ranks slightly higher than Hotel La Semilla. Banyan Tree Mayakoba has a TripExpert Score of 88 with positive reviews from 7 publications including Travel + Leisure, Oyster and Star Service.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba
8 / 10
Carretera Federal, Playa del Carmen 77710
From $559 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Oyster
Kid-Friendly
"As one might expect from the ultra-luxurious Banyan Tree brand, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba is one of Playa del Carmen's most sought after resorts." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
96.0
"This first foray into the Americas by the Asian hotel chain is set amid dunes, mangroves, and freshwater lagoons." Full review
Travel + Leisure
World's Best Hotels
"The Banyan Tree, which opened in the lavish Mayakoba coastal development in March 2009, upped the opulence ante with 107 private stand-alone villas." Full review
Fodor's
"In addition to vaulted ceilings, lounge areas, dining rooms, private gardens, and Talavera earthenware sinks, all rooms have outdoor bathtubs and private 376-foot swimming pools—a unique perk." Full review
Gayot
"Mayan design enjoys sleek modern influences at this resort on the Yucatan Peninsula."
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Hotel La Semilla
8 / 10
Calle 38 Norte Entre 5ta Av Y, Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77720
From $145 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Star Service
"Facilities include La Terraza, the private rooftop terrace; the Jardin Copal lounge area; and the Cocina Loft, which offers an open kitchen area where breakfast is served daily." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Smallish rustic-chic rooms here are attractively adorned with vintage objects purchased from flea markets and haciendas." Full review
Fodor's
""The Seed" of perfection is apparent at this boutique hotel where hospitality, comfort, and style collide" Full review
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For extra space, request Room 8 (with an outdoor shower) or Room 9 (with a tub on the terrace).
Jetsetter
"Shabby chic beach stay with natural roots and rustic luxe Mexican flare in lively Playa del Carmen." Full review
Afar Magazine
"This chic property is a peaceful oasis on a wonderful street just off the main drag." Full review
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