Dos Playas Beach House By Faranda

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Our Opinion

A hotel for those on a budget. This is a hotel located amongst many of the larger resorts along Cancun. Despite its budget label, the resort does well with its personable staff and well-kept rooms. The Dos Playas Cancun doesn't offer much but the price is cheap. It's hard to recommend a 2 star hotel, but if you are on a budget it might not be a bad choice.

Offering relaxation along with excellent no-frills value, Dos Playas Cancun is sure to please the budget-minded traveller. This unpretentious beachfront resort is only 10 min to downtown Cancun and 30 minutes from the airport.

  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • All Inclusive
  • Private beach
  • Gym
  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • hawkinsn32 : Whitby, Canada
Great experience!

I just returned on Friday, July 14th from the most relaxing and enjoyable experience with one of my best friends. I've been to many resorts of all different ratings. Dos Playas I would describe as quaint, authentic, clean and professionally run. Our room was simple, with minimal decor. but clean. There is no main lobby area or lobby bar for socializing but there is so many different outdoor spots for this. The resort was unique in the sense that it had different levels for seating and suntanning (unlike the typical pool area sitting and then beach rows). The beach was not raked so there is some seaweed along the shoreline, but it did not bother us at all. We spent 80% of our time at the beach and in the ocean. It is right next to the ferry for Isla Murejes. So that is your view to the right. The resort is also to the right of a public beach with Mexican restaurants which was cool. Diego went out of his way to provide us exceptional service each shift that he worked. In the restaurant, Luis and Casimiro made sure to take good care of us and were very professional. Valeria and Joseph were a great team. Valeria was so sweet and helpful. Joseph's passion and energy was contagious. He went out of his way to ensure we had a great time and was always professional. The nighttime performances were authentic and fun, plus he can dance!The restaurants were small and simple. The food was fantastic, healthy and there were always many options. I highly recommend the Thai restaurant experience. A special thank you to the maid who took care of room 2404 during the week of July 7-14. She also went out of her way to ensure we were happy (but I didn't catch her name). The small complaints we had were no mimosas available in the morning and no bottled water each day in the room. There was a water jug available to refill your bottle but the water was generally warm from the humidity. I would return to this resort! Thank you for a wonderful week.

  • stacy b : Pickering, Canada
Beautiful small resort - would come back!

I just returned from an amazing vacation with my best friend and 7 days in paradise at Dos Playas. It is a beautiful authentic resort with tons of greenery, local wildlife and smiling friendly staff around. You will see what you want to- it's not 5 star, top of the line, but far nicer than the 3 star it's rated. Bathrooms are a bit outdated but clean, restaurants are tiny but delicious, and the resort is quiet but welcoming. One small irritant was there are no complimentary water bottles so you must buy or bring your own to refill at the water cooler. But you can solve for that quickly. We loved taking the local bus up the road ($1 USD) to the mall and market places. We have to give a shout out to the smiling faces of Diego, Luis, Valeria and Casimiro. They were wonderful in their own ways, always pleasant and going out of their way to make sure we were happy. Joseph also went out of his way with a very memorable gesture that I appreciated so much and always made attempts to personalize our experience. Overall my message is the same as most people with positive comments. Beautiful small resort with good food, incredible beaches and friendly staff. Don't expect 5 star if you aren't willing to pay 5star prices.

  • AmtheExplorer : Toronto, Canada
Great experience

Very happy with our stay on this hotel last week. The staff is respectful, friendly and very attentive, We got a big room with a nice king bed, with a safe box and a small fridge on it, the cleaning staff kept the room nice and shiny every day. Reception staff was always helpful, no complains at all. We went all the time at restaurant " Iguanas" and we loved the food there (they have a good variety but we were mainly looking for local and Caribbean food" ), they never repeated the same plate twice during the whole week. They have another restaurant but never visited it. (didn't need to)There was a different show every night (a Cuban music group, Mayan dancers, Mexican traditional show, jugglers, etc ) the DJ is pretty good on making the crowds exciting. The beach is good, the sand is like white powder and the water is clear and not too hot but the are some sea grass floating on it which is not a real issue as it is not too much. In general we had a great time and we are planning to comeback again!.

  • Snaa T : Toronto, Canada
Average, but expected this before booking

Overall the resort is nice. The beach front is covered in docks and is quite small but we made the best of it. The food was very good mostly but the drinks were very week. Had to go to the bar next door and pay for real drinks at times. The room servicing staff would knock and then walk right in before waiting for a response. This happened every single time. I enjoyed watching the iguanas and black birds.the nightly entertainment was pretty good.

  • rocrules23 : Los Angeles, California
Good for the price

Simple nice hotel for the price. Everyone is very nice and helpful. We couldn't enjoy the swimming pool because they close the pool at 8:00 PM which was disappointing, but we dealt with it. There was a crumbled piece of paper by my door for the 5 nights we were there and no one picked it up. I would think the cleaning personnel would, but it was there when we left. One day we didn't get all our towels and they forgot to put the pillowcase on a pillow another day. Other than that we enjoyed this hotel.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks 
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks from 10am-11pm
  • Use of kayaks
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Water aerobics
  • Daily activities 

  • 140 rooms
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 2 Pools
  • Tennis court
  • Scuba diving on site (fee)
  • Shopping plaza
  • Golf nearby

Standard Room

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom w/shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Terrace or private patio
  • Garden or partial lagoon view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons  



  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International


  • A la carte for dinner
  • Thai
  • Reservations required, dress code is dressy casual 


  • Pool Bar
  • La Piazzetta Poolside bar
Kids Deals - Kids under 6 stay & eat free when sharing a room with an adult; pay a special rate for airfare & transfers. Max 2 kids. Special children's rates available for 6-11 years.

Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Hotel Dos Playas Beach House
Blvd kukulcan km 6.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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