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Residences El Faro

4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   10th Street, between 1st Avenue and the beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Given some of the reviews I was a bit hesitant to stay at the El Faro condo that I rented on another site. I communicated in advance of our stay with Susan Mattingly, the property manager based in Denver, so I booked El Faro Reef 101 for a 10-day trip. We were really impressed with the place...the location is as... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented reef 201 for 3 weeks and it was the best beach condo we could have rented!! It's exactly how you see it on Vacation Rentals. The view and setting of the place is awesome. You are right on the beach. The apartment is clean and well maintained. The kitchen has nearly everything that you need. The Wifi connection... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a wedding and a family vacation. The best part of our trip was staying at this hotel. We liked it and the staff and grounds were top notch. Rene gave great recommendations and helpful hints for around town. Super Helpful!!! If we head back to Playa, this would be a top choice for future stays. We... More

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Playa del Carmen
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class and beautiful condo hotel right on the beach. Great property with 1-2-3 br condos with a gorgeous pool right on the beach. Not cheap, but as they say, get what you pay for. Only a block from famous 5th Ave bars restaurants and shopping, but what a super property with all the pzazzzz. Great way to enjoy Playa.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El faro is a great place to stay with a family, although the surrounding have changes a bit around the beach area. The club/ restaurant next door is no longer there. They are opening something different. But the rooms are great. They have a pool and it is walking distance to everything in playa. The condos are all different and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The condos at El Faro and Corto Maltes are very spacious and at the perfect Playa del Carmen location. I stayed here twice. Once I stayed with my mom and another with 2 girlfriends. All of us loved the spacious condos, beach and pool. Will probably go back next year.

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7 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

El faro is located on the white sandy beach of playa del Carmen. It is a block away from 5th avenue. With a fully stocked 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo (reef #201) one can cook their own meals (groceries are available at walmart... A six block walk) or enjoy the excellent restaurants in playa del Carmen. The resort has a... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I'll start by saying we stayed at El Faro for 7 nights and we booked our stay with rentals your way/playa luxury rentals! We rented unit coral 103. It's a first floor 3 bedroom condo directly in front of the pool/beach. The location of El Faro can't be beat. I've stayed several places in Playa and nothing comes close to... More

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great time on beach, scuba diving, snorkelling and booze cruise. Great looking 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo. However, looks can be deceiving. No washer/dryer. No laundromats nearby. There is a small closet. Wife used closet space, and I lived out of suitcase. You can pay extra for cleaning service. The shower in the bedroom is huge, but no soap holder... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Once there, you tend to imagine that you might be dead, as you can't believe what you actually seeing: an incredibly white sandy beach and crystal clear waters. The property is beautiful and fresh and everyone working there is extremely hospitable. The 2-bedroom apartments are really spacious, with a kitchen and a nice balcony overlooking the pool and the beautiful... More

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Address: 10th Street, between 1st Avenue and the beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Residences El Faro 4*
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Also Known As:
Encanto El Faro Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Residences El Faro Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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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 
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