Le Reve Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Rate includes a welcome drink upon arrival
- The white sand Xcalacoco beach, within strolling distance of your room
- The top-notch cuisine at Merlot
- Riviera Maya location makes for easy access to ancient Mayan sites and nature parks
What To Know
- The hotel recently became family-friendly (it's no longer adults-only)
- Rooms are on the small side, but the beach is your backyard
- There is a $10/day fee for WiFi
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On Mexico’s Riviera Maya, between the megaresorts in Cancun and eco-villas in Tulum, Playa del Carmen is the beach town of choice for romance and relaxation — qualities taken to heart at honeymooner-favorite Le Rêve. Between the jungle and the gin-clear Caribbean Sea, the resort’s thatched-roof buildings, palm-dotted grounds and large pool evoke an appropriately beachy vibe while letting the region’s natural good looks take center stage.
Bed and Bath
Intimate and private, each of the resort’s 25 suites has a special flair: Colorful Mexican tiles play against dark wood, bright-white comforters are tossed with tropical flowers, and bathrooms get a beachy vibe from wicker accessories. No matter your suite’s aesthetic, the sparkling Caribbean is never far from view. Bump up the privacy factor by booking a thatched bungalow with your own personal pool. Greet the morning with a double dip: Acclimate with a splash in the plunge pool, then walk a dozen paces to the sea for a saltier swim.
The resort’s Merlot restaurant builds its menus around locally produced ingredients, which include tangy ceviche, grilled fish and salsas made with tropical fruits. For couples, the resort excels at wedding and honeymoon packages, with a full-time wedding coordinator and plenty of special services, like nighttime tiki torches and breakfast in bed.
How to Get There
We stayed in a garden view room (the cheapest) for a week.
The negatives: Room very small, with only a queen sized bed and attached night stands. Not even a chair to sit on.
Could not read at night, because lighting so poor -- I had to go into the bathroom and sit on the toilet seat to read. Shower had only luke warm water and very little water pressure. No lounge chairs around the pool, and the ones on the beach were flat to the ground (no legs to elevate) -- hard to get in and out of. Beach in front unswimmable - rocky (but there is a cordoned off swimming area a little way down the beach -- very crowded, however). Dining room is very unattractively decorated -- ugly yellow wood chairs with no padding and glaring light from above. Kitchen excessively slow.
Positives: Help outstanding. Very agreeable and helpful. (When our toilet seat fell off, they fixed it immediately.) they called and made arrangements for us, etc. Wonderful chef. They had a superb Valentine's Day dinner. All dishes well flavored with lovely presentation. They even made a scrumptious seafood cocktail for me that wasn't on the menu.
Had a couple of issues for which the hotel cant be blamed, room was flooded during a massive storm. The hotel staff did everything to help and make us comfortable. The staff are excellent, do as much as possible to make your stay unforgettable and want for nothing. Our favourite waiter in the morning was Marco who made you feel like a friend more than just another customer. His team as were all the other staff excellent, friendly, accommodating. Cannot fault the food which was excellent. Glad we went all inclusive where all but champagne and expensive was included, will be sad to go home from this very picturesque paradise. The hotel is small with only 20+ rooms, which makes it even more personal. Loved our stay. The pictures are from the bottom of our bed.
LeReve Hotel and Spa is private, serene, and tranquil located on the beautiful teal Caribbean Sea. The bungalows and master suite are quaint and very clean,. ALL the food prepared and displayed by a unique chef is the most delicious with one of our favorite Red Snapper - all served in clean, elegant dinning room (or room service!).
Efficient pool bar is conveniently located. The small pool needs to be heated in the cold months as it is too cold to enjoy. The beach furniture needs to be replaced.
Each of the LeReve emplyees are professional and friendly in their own job. I will provide names but I can't recall all names: Jessica and Sophia both professional friendly, and valuable emplyees, Jorge, Jose,Nora, Sercuridad, beach workers, Lyndon pool-man, massues Ruth, Roberto, Anthony, Benny, Mani ,Elianna, and every employee in dinning room and bar
(apologize can't recall all names). Candalia, our maid, cleaned our room beautifully evey day. (My purse and jewelry were left out safely.)
Anthony is your new employee who quickly greeted us and he was attentive to us for the week with is professionalism and he shared his knowledge of the surrounding history. He is an educated man, professional and friendly and a valuable employee.
What an amazing little jewel about 45 minutes south of Cancun! LeReve has only 30 units, so smaller than we've stayed in before. We had the most simple unit and it was all we needed. Swimming pool, then a few steps to the beach where there were 12-15 pallapas (thatched top "umbrellas"! with two chairs each, and pads on the reclining chairs. Only one restaurant, but that wasn't a problem. Ample menus for all three meals, food plated with style by a wonderful chef, and wonderful service. Bar by the pool and ocean, again with good service for drink and food. Very quiet, some music at the beach bar, but not blaring. Secluded, so would have to take taxi into Playa del Carmen. We just wanted to relax and read!
It's been almost a year since my spouse and I stayed at this boutique resort for 10 nights and I am just now writing a review which is certainly no reflection of this fabulous little hotel.
We stayed in the room next to the walkway adjacent to the restaurant. The green backyard space had a very comfortable hammock which I spent quite a bit of time in relaxing and reading.
The room itself was quite bare with just the bed, bedside tables and television. The shower was spacious and we had hot water throughout our stay, all hours of the day and night. Wi-fi was great and we were able to access Netflix on the smart tv.
The food was the best I have ever had while on vacation! Neither my spouse or I had a bad meal at the restaurant. On the day of our Chichen Itza excursion we were provided with coffee and breakfast sandwiches even though we left before the restaurant opened.
The beach was nice with a lot of palapas, but water shoes were required if you wanted to walk in the ocean.
We loved our time at this great hotel and hope to return some day.