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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was beautiful, and the staff was lovely. Our biggest complaint is that the snorkeling adventure provided by the hotel was dreadful. The guide was a jerk, the equipment was cheap and archaic, and the coral and fish were very unimpressive. Also it is really difficult to get away from Esencia, if you are interested in experiencing things outside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After dreaming about this place for weeks when planning a holiday to Mexico but feeling like I could never afford it, I managed to find a mid week deal that made it just affordable. We turned up and parked our car, and disappeared into a jungle path where we were met and guided to the hotel reception. When we arrived... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is for those looking for that boutique feel from arrival you well as I'd me you are at home. The price point is certainly a lot higher than others, and the property is under new ownership. Current the service level and rooms mixed but they will be improving on this. And is to be expected in a boutique... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Escencia last April while we were in town for a wedding. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and hope to return for a longer stay some day. The rooms were clean and very pretty. I enjoyed that each one felt like our own little cottage. Each morning a continental breakfast and coffee... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined our friends here who raved about this little hotel. No big flashy signs or entrance, hidden from the road, you enter into what feels like a secret jungle retreat. A short golf cart ride thru tropical plants and flowers and iguanas everywhere, you reach the main grounds of the resort. Well manicured and more rustic than the typical... More

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

By far one of the best hotels/estates I have ever stayed at. This staff is incredibly detailed and delightfully gracious. You feel like your staying at a beautiful house - there is no slickness of a hotel feel here. The sea completes this story, you become part of the environment and fall into a slow and peaceful state of mind.... More

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

Dear Robmacfrog, Muchas gracias! Thank you so much for deciding on Esencia Estate for your holiday It makes us really happy to know that you had a wonderful stay and were able to disconnect. We appreciate your recognition of the staff – they are the heart of Esencia and this is a natural reflection of what we do best, to... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed with family including two babies. Adults and children coexist wonderfully. We felt like staying in our own villa by the Caribbean. If you prefer the Ritz Carltons,the Mandarins, the Four Seasons, this is not the place for you. This is a jewel holtel wiht less than thirty rooms in independent villas built near the seaside residence of the... More

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

Dear Bovone, Muchas gracias! We are so pleased to read of your recent experience and that you and your family found your “jewel” and had a wonderful visit. As you so describe Esencia’s intimate surroundings with it´s adults and children’s pools, and beautiful white sand beach offers all guests the space to totally relax and enjoy. We look forward to... 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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Hotel Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, two restaurants, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an Italian duchess. Though friendly, warm and generous, the duchess demands the very best and Esencia still benefits from her superior taste, her impeccable style and her zest for life. ... more   less 
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