What the new Reef 28 Hotel is like in Playa Del Carmen

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The roof of the new Reef 28 Hotel.

The Reef 28 Hotel

The Reef 28 Hotel is a new stylish addition to the center of Playa Del Carmen. This hotel is on 1st Avenue and 28th Street near Mamitas Beach.

For a long time this was just an empty lot but now stands this new hotel. Along with the hotel there is a spa, rooftop and pool, bars and restaurants. We are going to show you everything this hotel has to offer and who might like to stay here.

What are the rooms like at the Reef 28 Hotel?

Modern, clean and comfortable come to mind when thinking about the rooms. There are large bathrooms, bed area and a separate livingroom area. The rooms are a good size especially for the downtown of Playa Del Carmen.

The bathrooms are lined in stone with large glass showers and large sink area.

All rooms face outward on four sides. Only the one side has partial ocean views. To be honest the rooms are nice for staying in and you don’t miss the views because it has such a nice rooftop.

Amenities in the rooms

  • WiFi
  • USB charging station.
  • 24 hour room service with menu in rooms. The menu did look good although we never used it since there were the other dining options.
  • Daily housekeeping.
  • Minibar that is stocked daily (beer, water soda).
  • Coffee maker.
  • Large flat screen TV with cable.
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One of the rooms in the Reef 28 Hotel.

Dinning opportunities at this hotel

This hotel has four restaurants and three bars. There is a bar in the lobby which makes for a nice coffee or drink while waiting for people, a rooftop bar and a bar between the two restaurants on the main floor.

Restaurant options at the Reef 28 Hotel

  • Ventiocho is in the center atrium of the hotel where a breakfast buffet is served.
  • El Asiatico is good for getting a taste of Asia.
  • Cachito is the Mexican restaurant at the Reef 28 Hotel.
  • The rooftop serves light meals for lunch or dinner.
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The Ventiocho Restaurant at the Reef 28 Hotel.


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The is the Ell Asiatico Restaurant in the Reef 28 Hotel.

Services at the Reef 28 Hotel

The rooftop and pool

Enjoy laying around on the roof when visiting this hotel! You have a great panoramic view. There is one pool and two jacuzzis on the roof plus a lot of space for lounging around.  You can also have lunch or dinner on the roof as well as drinks from the Arriba Bar.

The gym at the Reef 28 Hotel

For those of you who like to work out while on vacation there is a gym on the top floor of the hotel. It is adequate for being a hotel gym. It is air conditioned, has a TV, water cooler and towels. You can find a rowing machine, treadmills, dumbbells, and machines.

The Okom Spa

One of the highlights of this hotel is the nice spa. The Okom Spa is a calm and restful place cut off from the outside world where you can indulge in hydrotherapy, a massage or beauty treatment.

The spa is one of the better spas in Playa Del Carmen and the perfect place to pamper or destress. For more about the Okom Spa see our article here.

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The hydrotherapy area of the Okom Spa in the Reef 28 Hotel.

Who we recommend this hotel for

This hotel is adults only, so it is good for couples that want a place by the beach and also a place to get out and enjoy the town. It is more urban with a rooftop pool and cosmopolitan restaurants plus 5th Avenue just out the door.

Since this the Reef 28 Hotel is all inclusive you can easily drop into Playa Del Carmen and do not have to worry about planning where to eat. Compared to other all-inclusive hotels that are resorts, this is a more modern cosmopolitan hotel in the center of Playa. This is a smaller more compact all-inclusive that would appeal to the more city person.

We feel this hotel would ideally appeal to couples that are around ages 29-56 years old. It also is a very affordable option with good value.

How much are rooms at the Reef 28 Hotel?

You might be surprised how affordable this new hotel is. The prices will vary depending on the time of year you want to go but for an all-inclusive stay, this is one of the better deals in town. For prices for the Reef 28 Hotel see our link here.

Where is the Reef 28 Hotel and what is nearby?

The hotel is on 1st Avenue and 28th Street. This is just up the street from Mamitas Beach and one block from 5th Avenue. The location of the hotel is very central in Playa Del Carmen and most things are walkable from it.



Thank you for reading our review of what the Reef 28 Hotel is like. Let us know if you have questions or comments below. We would love to hear from you. 

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A night view looking out toward the ocean from the rooftop of the hotel. You can see Cozumel in the distance.

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    • Hello Kim. You can click the link in the article to see prices. We are not sure If February is listed yet, but there are very good rates now considering all you get.

    • Hello Mike

      This hotel is central in Play for going out exploring by yourself and certainly comfortable. Check on the booking site to make sure they have a single person booking option because this is offered as an all inclusive so room prices are normally for two people. The rooftop and bars can be a place for meeting people.

    • Your comments go here to our website and not the hotel but we can answer your question for you. The hotel is on first avenue and the beach is just down the street. It is about one block to the beach.

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