Furnished apartments in Playa del Carmen
Photo: the garden at IH Riviera Maya; our on-site apartments enjoy full use of it
International House has a number of furnished apartments available for rent, which you can share with other students, or rent for your own, exclusive use. The normal minimum period for renting an apartment is 2 weeks, although shorter rentals can sometimes be arranged on request.
These apartments are entirely self-catering, which means that no meals are provided.
The school has a number of apartments on-site (see below for details). All other apartments are centrally located and are therefore between 5-20 minutes from the school on foot or by public transport.
Your apartment includes:
- your own individual bedroom
- sheets and towels (but you should bring your own beach towels)
- use of the kitchen, bathroom and living room and/or terrace
- cleaning and change of bed linen once a week
- keys, so that you can can and go as you please
When bookings are confirmed we will send you the address of the apartment.
If you are arriving on the Sunday before the course begins, you should make your own way to the apartment (unless an airport transfer has been requested).
IH Riviera Maya has a number of apartments available on the school premises (for details, see sidebar, left).
Apartment A Available for exclusive use of 1 or 2 students. A large studio room with two double beds, A/C, cable TV, kitchenette and private bathroom. This apartment also has access to a large roof terrace.
Apartment B Available as a shared apartment, or for exclusive use of 1 or 2 or more students. This large, fully furnished apartment has 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining room/living room, balconies onto the street, A/C and cable TV. If used as a shared apartment, the kitchen and dining room/living room are also accessible to students staying in Apartments C and D.
Apartment C A single room with one double bed with A/C, cable TV and a private bathroom. Access to the kitchen and dining-room/living-room in apartment B.
Apartment D A single room with one double bed with A/C, cable TV and a private bathroom. Access to the kitchen and dining-room/living-room in apartment B.
On-site apartments are cleaned every day except Sundays. We wash and replace sheets and towels once a week but there is no on-site laundry service. Instead, you have a local laundrette one block away, which charges approximately 2 US$ per kilo to wash, dry and fold clothes.
If you are staying in our on-site apartments have full access to the garden (photo, top of this page), as well as keys to the front door of the school building so that you can come and go as you please. We rely on you to keep the front door locked when the school is closed.
Price per person per night 2014, with prices 2015 in parenthesis:
- Single room in shared apartment: 40 US$ (43 US$)
- Double room in shared apartment: 28 US$ (30 US$)
- Exclusive use of 1 bedroom furnished apartment: 70 US$ (70 US$)
- Exclusive use of 2 bedroom furnished apartment: 85 US$ (90 US$)
Included | Meeting service on arrival at the apartment, weekly cleaning service and change of bed linen, utilities (water, gas and electricity).
Not included | Meals and use of telephone.