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Hotel Esencia

4.5 of 5 Carretera Tulum-Cancun KM 265, Xpuha 77710, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Collingwood, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We returned to Hotel Esencia for a week long stay this past November. It was as wonderful as our first trip a few years ago. The service remains top-notch. At the risk of forgetting someone, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to Simon, Jorge (Koala), Jorge (Championes), Armando (Polito), Elias, Mauro, and Clementino for taking such good care... More 

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The first vacation with our baby (2 months). The staff provided us with all the necessities (crib, bathtub for the baby, mosquito net etc) and was very helpful throughout our stay. We had almost every meal at the restaurant. The food was great (although I would prefer a slightly larger menu with more local cuisine). Beautiful room (garden room), beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I travel to Mexico three times a year. In the past 8 years, we have focused on the Riviera Maya because it is an easy flight, and we have been to wonderful small luxury resorts. We traveled to Esencia in early Nov. We had flight problems in Dallas, we missed our connecting flight and arrived late at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

1- The grounds of this place are OK but there is really nothing spectacular about it that makes it worth $600/night. There are prettier and much better places in Tulum or Playa del Carmen for $400/night. 2- It is in the middle of nowhere so you are completely stuck there (which is not necessarily bad when you decide to travel... More 

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

Dear Mr. Sanin, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We were of course expecting your review as you alerted us upon your check-out. All of us at Hotel Esencia value all comments from all our guests. We're terribly sorry that the hotel did not meet your expectations and preferences. We'd like note that... 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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