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    Hotel Esencia

    Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “garden suite” (15 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (17 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    4.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 224 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Great small boutique hotel. Very friendly staff. Awesome massages by Gloria. We had one of the large suites in the main house, with private patio. It was terrific! The food was very good, though it's the same menu every day -- with a special each...More

    1  Thank gosti2014
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    My wife and daughter surprised me with this wonderful experience. Honestly the best vacation I've ever had in my life. I've never been to a hotel more luxurious than this one on the most beautiful beach in the Americas. I never fancied Mexican food before...More

    2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    This is a beautiful hotel set in wonderful grounds. Our room was amazing, very large with a comfortable bed and large bathroom and a walk in wardrobe. Coffee and pastries were left in a small cupboard on our terrace each morning which was lovely, although...More

    1  Thank supersaint76
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Hotel Esencia is top notch from the get go! Everyone there is extremely friendly and kind. At every turn you are being helped with whatever you may need. The property is one of a kind. It's very secluded. Once you check in at the arrival...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I have been to many luxury hotels before, and would definitely label myself as pretty intense when it comes to my expectations. I will honestly say this is the best hotel I have taken my family on a vacation. The property is amazing, the food...More

    3  Thank Greg S
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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • 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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$789 - US$1,199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 29
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    • Location
    • Mexico >
    • Yucatan Peninsula >
    • Quintana Roo >
    • Riviera Maya >
    • Xpu-Ha
    • Also Known As
    • Esencia Playa Del Carmen ,
    • Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen
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    Kayla S
    21 March 2017|
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    Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
    Garden suite is enough. This place is our hidden secret - the absolute best, and I would suggest you buy the food package as well which is outstanding.
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    MomofFourGreatKids
    14 February 2017|
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    Response from Yurij G | Property representative |
    Dear MomofFourGreatKids, we accept guests not staying on our property for lunch, dinner and to our beach cabañas, however all subject to availability. We kindly invite you to contact the concierge department who will take... More
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    26 November 2016|
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    Response from Sirius_blk | Reviewed this property |
    Booked thru travel agent, they did not aks for CC or id
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    "You can't go wrong with any room."
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    "Ocean view suites or villas"
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    "We were in the garden with a plunge pool...... heaven"
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    "Do not book the garden room and be prepared for more rustic than luxury"
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