A whitewashed hideaway of tropical plants and Mexican vintage finds, Hotel La Semilla is situated in a well-heeled residential area of Playa del Carmen. The gorgeous beach is only five minutes' walk away and a 2-minute stroll will bring you to the 5th Avenue pletora of shops and restaurants. Complimentary bicycles are available to explore the surroundings. La Semilla offers a secluded garden filled with hammocks and an ocean-view rooftop terrace, perfect for a sundown cocktail.
The nine rooms are all individually decorated by the owners with finds from around Mexico and artefacts from their lives from around the world. Views, lay outs and size differ, but all rooms include air conditioning and a fan, plus a bathroom with shower and complimentary organic Yucherbal toiletries. Bottled water and a beach kit (towels, umbrella, cooler) are provided for. For added space choose the rooftop suite (number 8) which has a private terrace with an outdoor shower with a glimpse of the ocean, or the terrace suite a large terrace with outhdoor bath.
An extensive, organic breakfast (included in the rate) is served in the "Cocina Loft", the open kitchen and sitting area that adjoins the tropical garden. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, pastries, breads, house-made jams, granola and a daily extra. There is no restaurant as such, but the owners are most happy to recommend one of the many Playa del Carmen restaurants. The refrigerator in the kitchen is stocked with your favourite drink (free wine and beer) on arrival, to be enjoyed in the garden or on the roof terrace.
✅free Wi-Fi throughout
• 9 rooms
• Architecture: Architecture Angie Rodriguez, Alexis Schärer, Jaime Ingelmo
• Interiors: Angie Rodriguez, Alexis Schärer, Andres Ocejo
Your hosts: Alexis Schärer & Angie Rodriguez