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Hotel La Semilla

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  • Food & Drink

    Breakfast only, rooftop terrace

  • Spa & Recreation

    Library, garden, beach kit, diving and boat tours

  • Architecture

    Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer, Jaime Ingelmo

  • Interior design

    Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer, Andres Ocejo

  • The Originals

    Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer

  • Themes

    Sustainability, Beach

  • Food & Drink

    Breakfast only, rooftop terrace

  • Spa & Recreation

    Library, garden, beach kit, diving and boat tours

Vintage Mexican furniture and carefully curated flea market treasures give soul to this adults-only hotel in the trendiest part of Playa del Carmen.

Rooms & Suites

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Architecture Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer, Jaime Ingelmo

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Architecture Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer, Jaime Ingelmo

Mirroring the white geometric buildings dotting the shoreline, the hotel’s building has been minimally refurbished.

In collaboration with architect Jaime Ingelmo, the original building retains local flavor, while the wooden shutters on the windows are a nod to co-owner Alexis Schärer’s stint in Switzerland. Local materials such as stone, polished concrete, and bricks were used to create the hotel’s simple, earthy vibe. Suites, such as the Terraza, even have outdoor baths for the ultimate laidback lifestyle.

Interior design Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer, Andres Ocejo

Owners Alexis Schärer and Angie Rodriguez are inspired by the different parts of the world they have called home.

The result is an elegant mix of furniture and references—the concrete floor harkens back to Greece; antique handmade mosaic tiles recall those of the Yucatan region; and an industrial loft atmosphere is akin to what one might find in New York. White pervades all spaces with its quality of timelessness. In the Suite Terraza, gilded frames and chandeliers are an ode to the elegance of Saint Barts.

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The Originals Alexis Schärer and Angie Rodriguez

“Rough luxe embraces the passing of time. It’s authentic, reversing the past from the youthful perspective of the present.”
Alexis Schärer

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Sustainability Planting a seed

Through its Árboles La Semilla initiative, the hotel plants trees to forge a deeper connection to nature and spread awareness.

For this project, La Semilla has become a tree ambassador for One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization focused on global reforestation.

Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles

“As a brand, we try to close the tap.You can mop all day, but if your tap is dripping, you will never be done.”

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Architecture

The hotel is set inside an existing building that was minimally refurbished. Local materials such as stone, polished concrete, and bricks were used to create the simple, earthy feel.

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Waste

Each day, guests are given a large glass bottle of water to reduce plastic waste, which they refill for free. The hotel has reduced cut flowers and paper in both guestrooms and public spaces.

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Products & Produce

At breakfast, the hotel serves mainly healthy, locally sourced vegetarian dishes, though meat options are on offer. The menu is small and changes daily to reduce food waste.

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Culture

La Semilla collaborates with the Amigos de Sian Ka’an Organization, one of Mexico’s most respected institutions for conservation, sustainable development, and education.

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Recreation

Guests are invited to connect with nature through outdoor yoga classes and jungle excursions. Through the Zemillas well-being program, guests can work to develop self-knowledge for self-transformation.

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Accessibility

Free bicycles allow guests to explore the area while reducing their carbon footprint.

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Communication

Hotel La Semilla clearly states its sustainability measures on its website and throughout guest communications.

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Location

Location

Americas
Mexico
Playa del Carmen

Hotel La Semilla
Calle 38 Norte mz. 4 lt. 3 entre 5ta. Av. y el Mar
Playa del Carmen 77720
Mexico

Facts & Facilities

  • Temperature today

    24°C / 76°F

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