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Deseo Hotel + Lounge, Playa del Carmen 

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Avenida 5 at Calle 12
Playa del Carmen
Tel: 52 984 879 3620
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Children are neither seen nor heard at Deseo, chic older sister to the Hotel Básico. The 15 rooms here are super-hip white on white, wherein the only adornments are cascading white window drapes and clotheslines playfully hung with flip-flops, sun hats, and bananas to get you in a beachy mood. The vibe is romantic and sensual; a couple of the suites have bathtubs right next to the beds, and all rooms come with fluffy white duvets and pillows that invite lounging. The most-private rooms have hammocks strung across skinny balconies for afternoon lazing. King-size padded chaises beneath white gauze canopies allow privacy beside the pool, where sunlight filters through wood-slat rails. Deseo feels more sophisticated and relaxed than the Básico, though Muzak-y electronica plays everywhere (you can switch it off in your room, but it never really leaves you alone). It's a welcome escape from the jumble of T-shirt shops and tequila-soused tourists that pack Playa del Carmen's main thoroughfares.—Maribeth Mellin

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On a visit to Playa del Carmen last year happened on Deseo Lounge. Fantastic ethereal atmosphere, great music and tasty cocktails. Deseo's crowd is a mix of the... more

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