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Hotel Esencia

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Poolside Bar
Fitness centre
Concierge
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4 Star Hotel
Hotel Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, three restaurants, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an Italian...
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Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
33.6 km to Cozumel Airport
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Reviewed yesterday

Transportation, arrival, and welcoming: This is a peaceful and calm place that always felt like there were many fewer guests than were actually there. It took us about an hour to get there from and to the airport each time using another private company on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is in probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (go ahead, Google Earth it). In fact they had a property which was integrated recently into the hotel called “El Cielo” (Heaven) which truly is. Stop there for lunch and drinks....More

Thank Juan C
Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded yesterday

Dear Juan C, I was delighted to read your kind review, especially your comments about our spectacular white sand beach. You are not the first guest to tell me that the satellite photos of our beach convinced you! Thanks so much for your kind comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had four fabulous nights in this seriously beautiful hidden oasis.Just 30 minutes from the hussle of Playa del Carmen, Esencia is beautifully appointed and tranquil. Service,food and beverage were first class as was our accomodation in a jungle villa with private...More

1  Thank Mark M
Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded yesterday

Dear Mark M, My sincere thanks to you and your wife for your recent visit, and of course your lovely 5 star review. And thanks so much for your personal congratulations to me. Though I certainly appreciate the compliment I'm grateful to have an extraordinary...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

I was expecting nothing short of heaven, and this is what I got!! My friend and I were there to celebrate Mother's Day. The customer service is amazing! The staff is very attentive but not annoying. They are always welcoming with a smile and are...More

4  Thank Brenda W
Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Brenda W, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback here on Trip Advisor. I know that many potential guests take the time to read our reviews here and each one is so important. I will be sure to pass your...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

New beachfront suites, new food, same amazing service and location. Go Here! The staff and accommodations are beyond 5 star. Yoga every morning, tea in the afternoon and the location is ideal for exploring Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. The concierge was exceptional at getting...More

3  Thank Doctoreddy
Response from Kevin W, Owner at Hotel EsenciaResponded 28 May 2018

Dear Doctoreddy, What a pleasure to read your nice comments! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a client return for a second (third, etc) visit as I know that the world is full of many lovely vacation options. We are so fortunate to be located...More

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$791 - US$1,779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$791 - US$1,779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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world_traveler_ct
15 April 2018|
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Response from Ana_Bertelli | Reviewed this property |
We did not use the meal plan. We did drive around and ate at Tulum mostly, we loved to explore the region. The restaurants at the property are excellent but we thought they were a bit too expensive.
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CreepyRoss
6 April 2018|
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Response from Kevin W | Property representative |
There are some very casual restaurants on the same beach as Hotel Esencia approximately 800 meters from the hotel, a 5-10 minute walk along the beach. In addition the hotel is located within a 5 minute taxi ride of Puerto... More
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world_traveler_ct
30 March 2018|
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Response from TBMORE | Reviewed this property |
Really a personal choice. Awesome to walk right out on the beach and the deck above creates shade and less direct sun. Upper level is also terrific but steep stairs and no shade (they will bring an umbrella, but wind can... More
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"Room 701 has 2 balconies and luxury shower but no bathtub. Decide whether you want to be in main house or..."
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"See review. Decide if you prefer ground floor or upper for beach access."
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"Not a single "bad" room on the property - Really!!"
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"The newest rooms have sea views"
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