This is the second time that my husband and I have visited Esencia and it was just as perfect as we remembered! It really is idyllic; first class service, stylish decor, beautiful well appointed rooms (we had a garden suite), excellent selection and quality of food and drinks (and I am fussy!), and a peaceful and clean beach in a picturesque location. I also used the Mayan spa, which is extremely relaxing and luxurious. There is no gym but you can run along the beach and they offer free yoga classes every morning. Basically, I cannot find fault with the place and in fact it delights at every opportunity! I am particularly fussy about food and I really felt well catered for here. You get coffee and pastries delivered to your room at a time of your choosing as part of your stay, you can then go and have full a la carte breakfast when you get up and go to the main pool area. Lunch includes a wide range of Mexican and international options as well as Esencia's specialty ceviches, which I loved. Evening dinner is in the restaurant in the gardens, very beautiful and romantic by candlelight and again, a great menu with chef's specials every night. They also stock your minibar for free (beer, soft drinks and water) and keep fresh fruit in your room at all times. Having stayed in many of the world's top hotels I genuinely think this is my favourite and I cannot wait to go back again!
- Also Known As:
- Esencia Hotel
- Esencia Playa Del Carmen
- Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Esencia Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, gourmet restaurant, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an actual Italian duchess. Though friendly, warm and generous, the duchess demands the very best and Esencia still benefits from her superior taste, her impeccable style and her zest for life. ... more less
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