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Residences El Faro

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10th Street, between 1st Avenue and the beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Reef 403 - first impression walking down the hall towards the unit I just wanted to run away!!! They have MAJOR construction going on as soon as you open the door... And the construction is EVERYDAY, Sundays too - from 7am till at least 6pm (Sundays till 3pm) the dust and the noise are terrible!!! The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: - Location is great (1st ave and Calle 10) in the heart of PDC, can walk anywhere and get anything you need. Great restaurant/bar next to hotel (Zenzi) has good food, beverages and live music, with chairs right on the beach. Scuba shop, Starbucks, Walmart, 5th ave all walking distance. From what we saw, was one of best locations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is our second stay at El Faro Reef 101. The room has a great view of the ocean. Unfortunately there is construction next door on our side of the building so there is drilling and sounds that begin at 8am and stop at around 4pm except Sunday. So if you plan to book within the next few months on... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We just got back from a fantastic stay here! This is the ideal vacation spot, serious oceanfront. You won’t be distracted by emails and work stuff while you’re here unless you choose to be. Styled with a modern vibe, all the amenties, and ocean views everywhere, you can’t help but immediately unwind. Master bedroom was comfortable with an excellent ensuite... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although the resort is in a prime location (1 block from 5th avenue) it needs a major facelift. The pictures we saw online were a bit of a bad representation. There is major construction going on next door and the hotel is looking a bit rundown. Granted we came from a 5 star resort to this, so we are being... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband, 2.5yo son and myself stayed here twice on our month long visit to Mexico. I almost gave 5 stars as we loved it here but there is a couple of things that have stopped me. We stayed in Reef 203. The first stay was 9 days. We reported a couple of maintenance issues to our rep Josue. The... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is the second year in a row for staying in Surf 308 at El Faro. The room is perfect with two bathrooms, free WiFi, and a great view of both the pool and the beach. We have nothing but good things to say about this room and the service of the people at El Faro. Unfortunately, the closing of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was our second time staying at El Faro & both times we were extremely happy with our stay. The ground floor unit Reef 103, was perfect for our family. The kids could come & go between the condo & the pool. The condo is a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 large bathroom, in suite laundry, and fully equipped kitchen. Everything... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

THE GOOD- Our family has stayed in 3 different El Faro condos in 2014 (Coral 302) & 2015 (Reef 403 & 404). The residences are very beautiful, modern, clean, and the property is an a great location right on the beach, (and only a block from 5th Ave). The El Faro front desk staff is great, and very helpful. The... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've stayed in Playa del Carmen 3 times and this is the best I've seen! El Faro is comprised of 1-3 bedroom condos with all rooms featuring a balcony/patio overlooking the pool and the beautiful ocean. We stayed in #104, a 2-bedroom condo on the first floor with a patio opening to the pool, and a view of the beach... More 

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