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Residences El Faro

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Yellow Springs, OH
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Pros: It's a nice condo, but a little weird that there's no door on the bathroom in the master bedroom. Close to restaurants and nightlife. Great pool, though unheated. Easy check in process and the maids do a great job cleaning. Cons: Noise. There's a night club that blasts loud, thumping music sometimes til 6:00 a.m. This was an issue...

Thank Gabriele
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Playa del Carmen in mid-October. We rented Unit 401. The trip occurred in "low-season", so the complex was relatively empty. The unit was fully equipped. The unit was very clean and well-located in the complex. This unit is a high unit so the noise from the beach front bars is not evident. The street noise...

Thank BBHall
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The staff works very hard keeping the place clean, the security guards are friendly and helpful, and the setting is well maintained with a wonderful Caribbean view and nice pool. The pool is not heated so it was a tad chilly, tho others seemed to enjoy it. There is no bar or restaurant functioning on the premises, but just a...

Thank Agrob
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed at El Faro Reef 204. We booked through Rentals Your Way. The booking process was easy. The check-in process was also easy. We had some minor issues with the apartment (e.g. burned out bulb), we called the local office, and matters were handled within a few minutes. The grounds are well kept, the location is perfect: beach front....

1Thank viamarin
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed in El Faro 302surf condo! I have to say was one of the best place i ever been. Great condo with an amazing view. 100% secure clean and quiet. Deffenetly come back one day. The Owner Zoraida Cuevas is very helpfull and extremly kind. Highly Recomended even for family or bigger group.

1Thank Istvan F
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, we travel to PDC often. We found El Faro 6 years ago, and have stayed there ever since. We started our frequent to trips to playa Del Carmen in 2001, and have typically stayed in a large Vlilla or a few condo units. We travel with large groups of friends and family of all ages (5-80). El faro has...

Thank Petersons608
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed in the "penthouse" Coral 402. The apartment itself was a good size for 4 people, the only awkward part was the 2nd bathroom was not attached to the 2nd bedroom, made getting ready in the morning slightly awkward. Our only real issue is the loud music from the nightclubs that starts around 11pm and goes until 6am. While this...

Thank Clancy4925
Hercules, California
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We just recently stayed this October. It was an amazing view from our condo. Three couples shared the condo and it was perfect! The location was amazing, from the location on the beach to the water. Security guards are there all the time so its very safe. I will definitely go back to the same resort again! Only thing that...

Thank Vcity415
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed here with friends this July. This property had a perfection location with proximity to everything nearby. We walked to the store for groceries then out to dinner every night. The pool is nice and the beach is great! You couldn't find a better place in downtown. I loved it. We stayed in a second floor condo and enjoyed...

Thank Holly J
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was a family vacation. For the first time each of our kids were bringing their significant others. We are almost all scuba divers so we were occupied most days with travelling out of the downtown area to the Cinotes or fresh water caverns to dive. It was important that we have each our own rooms and the kids shared...

2Thank Patricia G

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful exclusive condominium property is nestled in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, and perfectly situated right on the beach. Our 65 suites have a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room area. The complex is comprised of three buildings, Reef, Coral and Surf, with one, two and three bedroom suites. These individually owned condominiums are spacious and each offers its own distinct style. Owners and guests enjoy our expansive pool, or basking in the sun on our beach front lounge chairs. Enjoy the view from your balcony; the impressive colours of the Caribbean Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residences El Faro

Address: 10th Street, Between 1st Avenue And the Beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $323 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residences El Faro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Encanto El Faro Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Residences El Faro Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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“rooms in surf have view of sunrise”
 of 5 bubbles oilers99, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get your property management reps phone number. The front desk doesn't help as the condos are individually owned.”
 of 5 bubbles jamescN3066OO, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would choose a room on the reef side for less noise”
 of 5 bubbles michelleg57, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms nearest the front desk would appear to be noisy due to next door”
 of 5 bubbles mikecM4622JK, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book Ocean Front rooms, the other side will noisy from the street”
 of 5 bubbles yugithecat, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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