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Hotel Esencia

4.5 of 5 Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

We loved Esencia. Quiet, relaxing, sophisticated. You don't need to leave. While it's only 30 minutes from Tulum and we had excellent restaurant recommendations in Tulum, we chose to stay and enjoy the fantastic food and relaxing atmosphere at Esencia for all five nights. We did venture next door to Al Cielo for both lunch and dinner. They won't always... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at Esencia. Our first visit was a family vacation with my husband and two young girls exactly 2 years ago. It was glorious and I worried if a return trip would meet my already very high expectations! Last week I returned with a friend for what was my first girls only trip. We were met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no other place where you'll get this level of service besides One & Only. And the food is amazing. All organic prepared any way you desire. There is absolutely no need to eat off the resort. The grounds are amazing and the beach beautiful. The only knock is that you share the beach with some questionable resorts and... More 

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new york
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only luxurious but low-key spot on the entire R.Maya. Understated class. Touch of Europe meets authentic Mexico. Privacy, simplicity, impeccable service, warmth, always striving to make your stay better, minute by minute. Ask and you shall receive. Wonderful spacious rooms with your own iPod play list curated from Paris, broad property that allows privacy but encourages community among guests... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we felt pampered. The grounds are peaceful and the beach is stunning. This hotel is small with only 29 rooms and even though it was full while we were there, it was quiet and peaceful all the time.The villa's are private and ours was set in the jungle where the... More 

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26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

the hotel is mid way between playa del carmen and cancun - unlike many other resorts in the area, this is a small hotel, which we definetely prefer the rooms are very nice and the service is outstanding: in the morning they serve you a first breakfast (with tea, coffee, home made pastry) directly in the room the restaurant has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a wonderful 3 night stay in Hotel Esencia. The grounds, main house, and our room were beautiful and peaceful. Service was exceptional from check-in to the pool attendants. The organic spa (where all oils and what not are made from ingredients found in their garden) is wonderful and a treatment we had was great. There is a small... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I are from Georgia, and were attending a wedding on Isla Mujeres in late October and decided to add a few days to the trip and spend some time for ourselves. We had not traveled to Mexico before and decided to stay at Esencia based on the good reviews we had seen. We knew what we didn't... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I were looking for long weekend out of the cold and a friend had told me about Hotel Esencia near Tulum. This property is truly what I dream that heaven will look like, the whitest beach I've ever seen and, even though it was Thanksgiving weekend we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

we have just returned from a 2 night stay here which we tagged onto the end of a 10 tour of Mexico. The location is fantastic, with a beautiful, secluded beach. However, prices at the hotel are extortionate and are in US dollars not pesos ! A sandwich can not be bought for less than $25. A trip to the... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Littledoctork, Thanks so much for your recent visit. All of us at Hotel Esencia value and appreciate any feedback from our guests. I thank you for your kind comments about our spectacular beach and location, and for noting the peace and tranquility of Hotel Esencia and our lovely staff. I'm very sorry that you found our prices higher than... More 

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Xpu-Ha
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, Mexico - Xpu-Ha

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