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Hotel Esencia

4.5 of 5 Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before writing my review I took a few minutes to read the reviews in the 'terrible' category and actually took them a bit personally, that is how taken I was with Esencia and the experience my wife and I had there on our honeymoon. There is a special quality to Esencia that I have never found or felt in another... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Esencia is just what we were looking for. The beaches there are much cleaner and much less inhabited than those in Playa del Carmen. The property was immaculate, serene, and nestled elegantly in a natural jungle settling. The staff - amazing and were quietly "there" when you need them. We cannot wait to go back!

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were originally booked to stay in Pescadero Mexico, however the Hurricane changed those plans. I was lucky enough to find Esencia on SLH and booked 5 days before. My husband and I had no expectations on arrival. We just needed a beach, good food and a quiet room to celebrate our anniversary. We received all 3 of these. Our... More

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

I recently had my wedding here Sept 20th and it couldn't have been anymore perfect. Esencia is under new management and it's even better than when I site visited in May if that's even possible. The staff is insane and so accommodating, after a week we were all family. We had the entire place for all our guests and our... More

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Wellsville, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to rest, relax and unwind. The spa is amazing, the service is mostly great, and the setting is picture perfect. If you are looking for a place that offers constant activity this is not a good choice but if you seek a place to just chill it does not get any better.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently spent 2 weeks travelling through Mexico and this was the last stop on our trip and what a way to end a fantastic holiday. We were lucky enough to stay for 4 nights. This would have to be the most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in. The rooms are so well designed and tastefully decorated, everything has... More

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hotelesencia, Director General at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Catzontherun, Muchas gracias! Greegings Down Under. So happy to read your comment title…thank you. We’re “wowed” by it. I’m glad that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you back again next year to this corner of paradise where I am sure we will offer you an even grander experience! It... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We're were so amazing at the intimacy of Hotel Esencia that we tried it again this summer. It is truly amazing. While the hotel is very small (around 30 rooms) there is something for everyone. Our first stay we did a garden villa with a plunge pool and we had the ultimate in privacy. On our second stay we tried... More

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hotelesencia, Director General at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear KayBee89, It was a pleasure to welcome you back recently to Hotel Esencia. We couldn’t agree more with you in that Esencia offers something for everyone and so happy that you enjoyed a second time round. As you mention each room or suite be it in the Garden Suites or the Ocean View suites in the main house offers... More

New York City, New York
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49 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went here with my best friend on a 3 day vacation. I had no idea she was bringing me to paradise. The reception area on arrival is very unassuming and you don't know until you drive into the resort on a golf cart how spectacular the grounds are. It belongs to an italian countess we were told who turned... More

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hotelesencia, Director General at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Katrin S, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at Hotel Esencia and for your recognition. This is very important to us and I will share with the staff who will be very happy to read your review. We are grateful for your visit and your best friend for surprising you with this trip. It is a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were exhausted from stress and work and needed a place to completely be still. We found it at Esencia! From the welcoming sweetness of Julia to every member of the staff, our life had found respite and rest. The room was lovely, the plunge pool ideal, the beach only a place one could dream of…we will never forget our... More

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hotelesencia, Director General at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Luckyranch, Gracias. Thank you! We thank you for allowing us to be your hosts and for providing you with the setting for your needed break. It was our pleasure and we are very happy to read that all the staff and in particular your recognition of Julia allowed you the respite and rest you were seeking. I hope we... More

Neuilly-sur-seine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

my favorit hotel in the world : location is great ; decoration is wonderfull just perfect excellent service ,all people receive you as friend rooms are elegant, big , quiet charming . the quality of service in beach is incredible and massages at spa are amazing I hope that nothing will change with new owne of that great place

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hotelesencia, Director General at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Cher Sandrine580, Merci beaucoup! Thank you for making Hotel Esencia your favorite hotel in the world. This is a wonderful recognition and we are proud that you see us as such. I am sure the staff will be equally as happy as I am to read your review. With the recent change in ownership there will be some enhancements and... More

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Esencia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Esencia Playa Del Carmen
Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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