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Hotel Esencia

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Xpuha 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Xpuha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The European influence here is wonderful. I felt like I was invited to stay at a friend's villa. Small and intimate. The property is serene and the staff is lovely. I dined here for most of my trip and was endlessly pleased with the menu options and the restaurant settings. The beach is very private though there are other small... More

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Yurij G, Manager at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear TheTravelingBaron, First and foremost, thank you for choosing us, we, the staff of Esencia rejoice at reading a review like yours. I'd like to that we'll be updating a lot of our amenities throughout the next year to further improve your stay. Rest assured we will not change the identity or feel of the Estate; you will always be... More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Before writing my review I took a few minutes to read the reviews in the 'terrible' category and actually took them a bit personally, that is how taken I was with Esencia and the experience my wife and I had there on our honeymoon. There is a special quality to Esencia that I have never found or felt in another... More

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Yurij G, Manager at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Kreintime, It was a delight for all of us to read your amazing review and recommendation. I will make a particular note of acclamation to Jesus in his warming welcome and of course the rest of our staff. We're proud and dedicated to making any stay with any purpose to be a truly memorable one, reading reviews like yours... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Esencia is just what we were looking for. The beaches there are much cleaner and much less inhabited than those in Playa del Carmen. The property was immaculate, serene, and nestled elegantly in a natural jungle settling. The staff - amazing and were quietly "there" when you need them. We cannot wait to go back!

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Yurij G, Manager at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Birchrunner, Thank you for very much for your comments. We are incredibly proud of our Estate and all our staff is equally happy to be part of making your experience an unforgettable one. We'll be making some minor tweaks and upgrades throghout the property over the coming year - rest assured, nothing of our serene and natural jungle setting... More

New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were originally booked to stay in Pescadero Mexico, however the Hurricane changed those plans. I was lucky enough to find Esencia on SLH and booked 5 days before. My husband and I had no expectations on arrival. We just needed a beach, good food and a quiet room to celebrate our anniversary. We received all 3 of these. Our... More

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Yurij G, Manager at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear JeannieStu Thank you very much for your review - we're thrilled that your stay was such a pleasant surprise and also that you took the time to share with everyone on Tripadvisor! We strive towards differentiating us as an original haven of tranquility and peace. Having stated this, we have taken your husbands comments to heart together with others... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I recently had my wedding here Sept 20th and it couldn't have been anymore perfect. Esencia is under new management and it's even better than when I site visited in May if that's even possible. The staff is insane and so accommodating, after a week we were all family. We had the entire place for all our guests and our... More

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Yurij G, Manager at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear V, Though I was not present for your wedding, Litzie sends her warmest regards to you and P. From all of us, it was a pleasure having you here - we look forward having you (all three) here again in the future. We're busy behind the scenes implementing the upgrades and more (New Technogym fitness center, Our new chef... More

Wellsville, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A wonderful place to rest, relax and unwind. The spa is amazing, the service is mostly great, and the setting is picture perfect. If you are looking for a place that offers constant activity this is not a good choice but if you seek a place to just chill it does not get any better.

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Yurij G, Manager at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear MarcusBernard Thank you so much for your warming comments - we're thankful that you chose us as your destination to unwind and relax. We are keen on making sure that nothing disturbs your peace while at Esencia. I will be sure to share your experience with the rest of our staff. Warmest regards and hope to see you again... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently spent 2 weeks travelling through Mexico and this was the last stop on our trip and what a way to end a fantastic holiday. We were lucky enough to stay for 4 nights. This would have to be the most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in. The rooms are so well designed and tastefully decorated, everything has... More

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

Dear Catzontherun, Muchas gracias! Greegings Down Under. So happy to read your comment title…thank you. We’re “wowed” by it. I’m glad that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you back again next year to this corner of paradise where I am sure we will offer you an even grander experience! It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We're were so amazing at the intimacy of Hotel Esencia that we tried it again this summer. It is truly amazing. While the hotel is very small (around 30 rooms) there is something for everyone. Our first stay we did a garden villa with a plunge pool and we had the ultimate in privacy. On our second stay we tried... More

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

Dear KayBee89, It was a pleasure to welcome you back recently to Hotel Esencia. We couldn’t agree more with you in that Esencia offers something for everyone and so happy that you enjoyed a second time round. As you mention each room or suite be it in the Garden Suites or the Ocean View suites in the main house offers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went here with my best friend on a 3 day vacation. I had no idea she was bringing me to paradise. The reception area on arrival is very unassuming and you don't know until you drive into the resort on a golf cart how spectacular the grounds are. It belongs to an italian countess we were told who turned... More

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

Dear Katrin S, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at Hotel Esencia and for your recognition. This is very important to us and I will share with the staff who will be very happy to read your review. We are grateful for your visit and your best friend for surprising you with this trip. It is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were exhausted from stress and work and needed a place to completely be still. We found it at Esencia! From the welcoming sweetness of Julia to every member of the staff, our life had found respite and rest. The room was lovely, the plunge pool ideal, the beach only a place one could dream of…we will never forget our... More

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

Dear Luckyranch, Gracias. Thank you! We thank you for allowing us to be your hosts and for providing you with the setting for your needed break. It was our pleasure and we are very happy to read that all the staff and in particular your recognition of Julia allowed you the respite and rest you were seeking. I hope we... More

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

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