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Hotel Esencia

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Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is a once in a lifetime experience. We have traveled the world and this place is truly magical. The staff is truly amazing. The rooms, are perfection. I personally loved loved loved the spa and its uniqueness. Morning Yoga with Vanessa was awesome! Great Job Esencia Team! You have out done yourself!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After our stay last year we knew we would have to come back again, and so we did for another 5 days visit this year. This hotel is magnificent. Everything from the rooms, the grounds, the restaurant & the staff make this a magical experience. This is definitely the hotel you want to go to when you would like to... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exactly the kind of place you remember and advise your friends to visit. Staff is polite, efficient and extremely kind. The site feels like a dream come true, incredible beach ( thanks to all those persons spending incredible energy in cleaning the site all day long). Tulum is just half am hour drive. Enough to enjoy the city if you... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was with my husband for our honeymoon, and it was definitely the best choice. It is incredibly romantic. The hotel has excellent service and cleanliness. Rooms are beautiful. The food is remarkably exquisite. The Spa is a magical place to have a relaxing time. And, do not forget to visit the boutique, it has variety of great articles.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel at the 11th hour as a previous hotel in Tulum ended up being a disaster. This place made our nightmare turn into a dream! The rooms were top notch and extremely comfortable! Very powerful AC and magazines/books available in the rooms for your reading. They also provided coffee and tea with sweetbreads to our room every... More 

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Playa Del Carmen- Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a great stay at Esencia. The arrival experience is a bit different than most hotels but also very unique and it sets the tome for what to expect at this very boutique resort. The Rooms are all very light and open and offer very local flair and charm. The Service at the resort is amazing and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect Dream escape - the place is just so incredibly chic -every inch of the property is so well done and well taken care of. The service is impeccable - and staff so thoughtful. We loved every second of our stay and we will be going back very soon

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relatively short car ride to Playa (20mins) and slightly longer one to Tulum (35mins) this for us was the ideal location to base ourselves and be within easy reach of Coba, Tulum, Cenotes and various other activities for those with active children (not us!). But it is a base camp which is hard to leave! Not just because of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was the beach vacation I've been searching for - forever - beautiful white sandy beach, clear warm water, cabanas (no need to stress there's enough for every one), yoga every morning with a view of the ocean, along with coffee and pastries delivered to your room. Beautiful rooms/villas with clean, modern decor, all the wifi you could need. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I promised I'd write something, but I don't want too many people to find this amazing retreat. This is a small intimate resort, hidden away on the Mayan Riviera. The beach is the same that you see featured on Corona's ads. Just like the Ads very few people. The resort operators are meticulous with details, the rooms are immaculate. The... More 

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