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Hotel Esencia

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Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I returned to NY the evening before the snow storm I should have stayed My vacation at Escencia began like this : For starters my friend and I had read about Escenzia in the NY Times.We only had a few days to spare so why not try something that sounds heavenly. Our car pulled off the highway onto a short... More 

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of our visit to Mexico. This is a delightful property set in secluded grounds and at one end of a beautiful sandy beach. We were met by Eric, who with Julia was one of the concierge team. He showed us our room and the rest of the property. We also met... More 

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tennessee
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at Esencia, room 703. The resort is immaculate, peaceful and beautiful, previously owned by an Italian Duchess. Our room , in the main house, overlooked the pools and beach, very big, living room and king bed, huge bathroom area, balconies front and back with tables, couch, chairs. This resort offers a private and upscale experience for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are transported to your own private paradise from the moment you enter the grounds. Greeted by warm and friendly staff you are attended to from the moment you arrive. A meandering walkway leads you from your contemporary styled room, through two beautiful pools to the white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea. The views are magnificent from any angle;... More 

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Livingston Manor, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience all around . My sister in law and I went to Hotel Esencia for a week. We sat at the beach, paddleboarded and snorkeled .Five stars for the beaches,the food and drinks,the villas,the pools ,hot tubs and spa .The staff were so attentive and made us feel special.Another guest that we met even commented on the warmth of... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Esencia in December and were married on the beautiful Xpu ha beach. Esencia is extremely upmarket and really does have that exclusive feel. It is perfect for couples and families alike, and if you are looking to get away from it all then this secluded paradise is for you. All of the hotel staff are the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From beginning to end Esencia wins the prize. What an amazing three day experience! The arrival is somewhat mysterious in a golf cart through the jungle and from there you arrive at this gorgeous relief of open green grass and gorgeous palms with white peacocks strutting in the garden. Am I in heaven or what? The beach is flawless. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is clearly a 5 star hotel operation with care and detail in its design and execution. I usually try to review hotels as hotels and not as restaurants. But in this case it is located 50km from Tulum in one direction and 30km from the dreadful Carmen del Playa in the opposite direction. So you are going to be... More 

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

Dear Mark J, As you are clearly a tough critic and well traveled I was pleased to read your assessment of the hotel as “clearly a 5 star operation with care and detail in design and execution”. And I appreciate your kind comments about our lovely rooms and excellent breakfast menu. I am however sorry that you found that our... More 

Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the finest hotels we have ever stayed in. Everything was first class and beyond expectations, real paradise. Fantastic architecture. Absolutely stunning. The hotel was amazing from the moment we arrived, attention to detail, with the most attentive staff, they were always ready to help. Every request we had was promptly fulfilled, they paid attention minimum details. Esencia is... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Esencia is like visiting the grand villa of a friend with amazing taste on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are so many little details here that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. The photos and even the reviews that I read online before our stay don’t fully capture the magic of Esencia. The whitewashed... More 

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