Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hotel La Semilla

Rates from (ex tax)$195.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD232.05), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Modern Mexican flea market

Setting

Playa del Carmen garden

A stone’s throw from beach town Playa del Carmen’s soft Caribbean sands, nine-room Hotel La Semilla is a love letter to Mexican history and hospitality. Owners Alexis and Angie have filled each room and common space – including a lush garden and rooftop terrace – with restored flea market finds, and have a preternatural ability to anticipate your every need.

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Facilities

Photos Hotel La Semilla facilities

Need to know

Rooms

Nine, including two suites.

Check–Out

12noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $195.00, excluding tax at 19 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD195.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include full, homemade breakfast.

Please note

div>An apartment complex is currently being built nextdoor to the hotel, and while work is not constant, construction activity may cuase noise distrubances from time to time between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and until 1pm on Saturdays. Work will continue until early March 2018.

At the hotel

Library; garden; rooftop terrace; bicycles to borrow; beach kits with towels, beach bags, umbrellas and coolers; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: bottled water and organic Yucherbal toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Each of the nine rooms is distinctly decorated with carefully curated vintage finds from flea markets around Mexico, but if you’re looking to really splash out, room Eight, one of the two suites, is something extra special. Perched at the top of the hotel, it’s not only the largest room, flooded with warm Mexican sunshine, but also has a private terrace (with a glimpse of the ocean) and a private outdoor shower.

Poolside

The hotel does not have a pool, but the calm, warm waters of the public Calle 38 beach is a two-minute walk away, and the hotel can furnish you with a beach kit complete with towels, beach bags, beach umbrellas and coolers in which to pack your snacks and cervezas for a day on the sand. Should you prefer a private beach club, your hosts can point you in the direction of the Canibal Royal Beach Club, just a few minutes away.

Packing tips

All those books you’ve been meaning to read – in the hotel’s spirit of relaxation, the rooms don’t have televisions or other entertainment, so you’ll want to stake out a sunlounger on the Terraza or a seat in the shady Jardín Copal to settle in for a few hours of reading.

Children

This a strictly adults-only hotel. Only children over 17 are permitted.

Food and Drink

Photos Hotel La Semilla food and drink

Top Table

If you need respite from the morning sun, settle into a cosy sofa in the Cocina Loft itself while you sip your coffee; for a breezier dining experience, take a seat at one of the wooden tables scattered around the garden.

Dress Code

Sandals and sun-hats; with its rustic-chic aesthetic and intimate feel, La Semilla might as well be your friend’s house, so feel free to even pad around barefoot, if you so desire.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but an extensive homemade, organic breakfast is served each morning at Cocina Loft, the open kitchen and cosy sitting area that blends into the Jardín Copal, the tropical back garden. The main dish changes daily – put in a request the night before if you have a particular hankering – but the offerings always include fresh fruit, pastries, breads, house-made jams and granola. As your hosts Alexis and Angie make all the food, they are happy to accommodate any allergies with advance notice. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and you’ll likely find yourself chatting with fellow guests about the day’s adventures.

Hotel bar

In the afternoon, wine and beer are available for free in the hotel's garden. If your pick of poison isn't available, a member of staff will be dispatched to pick it up.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 10:30am.