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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel

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4.5 of 5
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1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 Norte | Corner 16th Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 200 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for four nights this week, Monday thru Thursday. Everything about the experience was first class. Not one hiccup or disappointment. From driver picking us up at the airport to the front desk, and bell staff everyone was utterly professional. Will definitely go back. We had a roof top access with dining table and BBQ, that we used all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

El Taj was spectacular! I stayed in one of the larger units and it had everything. The staff was very helpful and friends with all requests and the unit was absolutely beautiful. The associated spa was really nice and had everything you could want. Ask for Daniella for a massage...she was awesome! My only complaint was the towel situation. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the third time I have stayed at El Taj and I love it more each time. I've stayed in several units and they are each beautifully appointed with great attention to detail. The bedrooms are lush and the living rooms are so comfortable you hardly ever want to leave the unit. The only reason to leave is the... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time at El Taj.....chosen from the TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. My husband and I have a family of five, and we met friends there (another family of five). Lots of fun. We LOVED the location, near so many great restaurants, we could walk everywhere. We did not have any problems with noise issues.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El taj when u enter is beautiful. It's location is walking distance bear everything. The noise was not an issue for us as we were in the oceanfront building. Claudia greeted us upon arrival and being we came on a red eye requested an early checkin. Claudia graciously was able to accommodate this as the guest prior checked out early.... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that you had an excellent overall stay with us. It's also lovely to know that you had a great experience traveling as a family with a younger child. We are a family hotel and it's very important to... More 

Berkshire, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a 9 night stay at El Taj and it was fantastic. We stayed in 355 and the condo was very tastefully furnished, modern, well equipped and spotless. Our balcony was fantastic with plenty of space and a view of the beach, perfect for a pre-dinner drink before heading out for the evening! I know there... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so incredibly thrilled to hear that your vacation with us was outstanding! We do our very best every day to create the very best experiences for our guests and it seems our hard work and love for hospitality are both paying off. Our condo hotel concept allows our guests to reside in a comfortable and spacious... More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Taj is in a fantastic area- in the middle of all of the restaurants and shopping. It is quite loud at night (near the clubs and bars) but when you close your door, you don't hear much. The service is incredible and people are very detailed oriented and friendly. The only cons- first, they have boats anchored in front... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you had a great overall stay with us. As you mentioned about the music from the nightclubs - we do have triple insulated soundproof windows in all of the units which allows you to enjoy peace and... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 (kids 6 and 9) spent 4 nights at the El Taj last week for spring break. El Taj has two buildings: "Oceanfront" and "Beachside". "Oceanfront" is directly in front of the beach. "Beachside" is behind "Oceanfront" (on the other side of the street) and doesn’t have a view of the water. We stayed in “Oceanfront” in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stay! Staff was warm, friendly and attentive. Indigo beach staff was top notch as well. The Gym was outstanding! We were steps from everything and had the perfect getaway we needed. Only recommenation is to get US currency switched into pesos at the nearby Scotia Bank.

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us during your Babymoon at El Taj! We are proud to offer top notch service and amenities to all of our guests. Our condo hotel concept allows you plenty of space and the comfort of home while being surrounded by lush gardens, beautiful beaches and the... More 

Erie, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
11 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with wife and daughter for a week. We stayed in room 349. Overall a great place to stay. Pre-stay was excellent. Organizing things like airport transfers, groceries for the room, tours, etc was a breeze. I felt the concierge was responsive and easy to communicate with. Cell phone app was cool as well. Thanks Fernanda for everything. The... More 

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, How absolutely delightful to hear that your entire stay with us was perfect! We strive every day to create the best possible experiences for our guests. Our entire staff comes with a passion for hospitality and it truly shows every day in the way that they interact with our guests. We all have the same goal - to... More 

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