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Hotel Esencia

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 199 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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455 reviews 455 reviews
43 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no other place like this in Mexico. Amazing, peaceful, total relaxation. We have stayed here 7 times and we will be back again and again. We travel all over Mexico and hands down our favorite and our second home! You will love it!

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

Dear Eaves67, Thank you! It is truly special and rewarding to be recognized by our guests, and to be referred to as the Best of the best makes it all the more worthwhile. I have shared this with the staff and they were excited by your review. We are very honored. As always a pleasure to welcome you and we... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Esencia , is your own private heaven. I wanted to go ahead and write this review because i am so excited my husband and I went in 2010 and we are headed back next week. To start off i am constantly working and freelance they have been so sweet and helped change our reservation like 3 times and always happy... More

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

Dear Itsmycheese, It is our pleasure. So glad you could finally schedule your dates and return to Esencia four years later. I know you have returned and gone but we trust this visit was as good or better than in 2010. You describe the true “essence” of Esencia. Thank you! We look forward to the “…to be continued” again but... More

Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's paradise from all kinds of perspectives! All the people there was really nice, the place is quiet and peaceful even for a family hotel, rooms are simple, relaxing and beautiful. it was energetic and inspiring! We hope to be back soon!

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

Dear Atun1978 Gracias! So happy to read you found paradise in Esencia and that you found inspiration and were able to recharge! Thank you for your wonderful comments and especially your recognition of the staff – they are the key players and truly enjoy making your stay the best. I will share your comments with all the team. In the... More

Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is my 3rd trip to esencia. It was perfect as always. Get the meal plan because the food is delicious. The beach was wonderful and the water was clear and warm. It was a wonderful trip. I look forward to visiting again and seeing the upcoming changes kevin plans to make.

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

Dear Daniel B, Thank you. It was a pleasure to welcome you back and that once again you found perfection. As you heard we will be undergoing some enhancements to Esencia over the next couple of months that we are certain you will enjoy. We look forward to your return visit and the opportunity for you to experience the changes... More

Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Private, peaceful, relaxing...perfection! I recommend buying the pre-paid meal and drink plan before you go - it will save you money and it is so convenient. The service and staff were fantastic. This made for a fantastic girls weekend trip but I will definitely be taking my husband with me the next time...and there WILL be a next time!

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

Dear Kristy A, We are happy to see you found “Heaven” in Esencia for your girls weekend trip. Your opening I believe describes perfectly the essence of Esencia. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return visit this time with your husband. If we can be of assistance with arrangements please do let us know. All... 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*
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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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