There are not enough words to describe Esencia. We have actually been coming here for many years. We made a return visit in April 2022 after Covid, and a lapse of a few years. Absolutely, no place we would rather stay. The team is hands down the best. The changes to the hotel are amazing. The little touches have made a huge difference in the property. No detail is missed. We are literally counting the days until we can return. Many, many thank you for an outstanding visit. We will be back soon!
Hotel Esencia is a magical escape. It’s everything that you would want in an exclusive luxury hotel with a chic, beachy, minimalist vibe that’s tucked in a jungle. If you want to steal away to relax & unplug this is the spot. The resort grounds are immaculate, complete with a resident peacock. The 3 onsite restaurants are amazing with each having its own unique ambiance and menu. The spa, wow. I received 3 spa services during my seven day stay (Essence of Love, Coffee Ritual & the Energetic Massage) My husband had 2 services (Essence of Love & Reflexology). Needless to say, the spa is to die for & can’t be missed!! Make sure you arrive a bit early to use the sauna, steam room or jacuzzi before your services. No detail is over looked and the service is perfect in every way that we experienced. From the atmosphere, to evening turn down service, from the accommodating & friendly staff-especially Augustine, to the 24/7 concierge, there is no wonder why Esencia was awarded the 2022 rating from Forbes Travel Guide as one of the few Five Star Hotels in the world. Our Honeymoon experience was flawless.…
Hotel Esencia is without a doubt the absolute best hotel I have ever stayed at. I loved the low-key elegance and relaxing vibe of the property. Any requests were accommodated graciously and efficiently. The staff members are real gems -- the best trained I have had the privilege of meeting. I was not sure the hotel could live up to its reputation (most hotels fall down in some aspect at some point....). In fact, I was blown away by this hotel. The highlights for me were the spa (which incorporates Mayan and local features into the treatments) and experiencing a Mayan gratitude rite that the hotel arranged for its guests. Can't wait to return.
Staying at Hotel Esencia was like living in a dream for four days. I can’t really add any special insights except to say that this hotel delivers a wonderful experience at every aspect: room comfort, food, grounds, pool, spa and location. The best part about Hotel Esencia is the staff. I could see that they all work very well together and genuinely care about the guests. Our stay was to celebrate a special milestone but I hope to return soon. I particularly enjoyed the Japanese restaurant Taiyo and we ended up eating here twice during our all-too-short stay.
Hotel of your dream and excelent service from all employees. A special reference to Luis Antonio Dzib mesero playa y alberca who took care of us in the beach. I would like to congratulate Esencia owner and management to have reach the excelence. See you soon again!
Esencia is probably the most beautiful and immaculate property I have ever stayed at, arriving at the entrance it felt like we were entering a secret garden! Being whisked through to our gorgeous seafront suite, there was nothing to fault. All the staff were great, service was faultless. Food and drinks were extremely good and the beef bar was not disappointing, what a magical setting! The beach is beautiful in front of the property and kept seaweed free, there is a small reef with a good assortment of fish. The highlight being the cenote, paddle boarding, thank you to Pasquale for being so patient to a complete novice, you are brilliant at what you do! Then snorkelling with the wonderful manatees, a very special experience. This beautiful property has been on my wish list for a few years and it lived up to my expectations, thank you Hotel Esencia.…
Hotel Esencia does not feel like a hotel at all. It felt like a luxury, yet casual private jungle oasis. The design team here are amazing from the architecture down to the candles on the table.Every space was beyond beautiful, functional and comfortable. The property is beautifully landscaped and very spread out . The staff and service were top notch. Hilda took great care of us. The food was fresh,and delicious. The beach was great with one section of reef for snorkeling. Pasquale the lifeguard took us to the cenote for paddle boarding and to swim/snorkel with the wild manatee family. This is really a special place to unwind get away and enjoy beach life. Very Magical!
My wife and I visited Hotel Esencia in 2018 on our honeymoon and could not wait to return. We recently did, and found it just as enthralling as our first visit. Inspiring design, incredible food (Beefbar- what a marvelous addition), and such warmth and attention from every member of the staff. You cannot help but feel embraced here. (Thank you to Hilda for giving us such a warm welcome 😉) I wondered if it would feel quite as magical on our second trip as it did on our first, and it absolutely did. Now the only question is how soon we can return for our third visit — or will we make the trip to the new France location first? Decisions, decisions!
True to its name, Hotel Esencia is the heart of beauty in the Riviera Maya. It is absolutely the most exquisite place to be! The accommodations are perfect with elegant luxuriousness yet so, so comfortable; the staff are top notch, friendly and helpful always; the beach is devastatingly gorgeous with sand like the finest sugar. There are tons of things to do: paddleboarding, snorkeling, swimming with the manatees in the cenote (within walking distance!) and jaunts on the Hobie Cat, or just lazing in the palapas on the beach. The spa is simply spectacular with so many interesting treatments housed in the most beautiful and original palapa. The food, the drinks, all of the restaurants are amazing and full of variety, so no need to venture off resort for any reason. The only thing you’ll want is to stay longer! Thanks to Kevin and the whole beautiful bunch a Hotel Esencia, you have every reason to be proud of this most deserved Best of the Best Traveler’s Choice rating!…
Words cannot express the beauty and elegance of @hotelesencia so please see photos. Private and exclusive. Chic and comfortable. Attentive and caring staff. Delicious food, healthy and indulge worthy. Lush and expertly manicured grounds. Heavenly beach. Luxurious amenities. Thank you Kevin, Hilda, Sean, Kelly, Pasquale, Willy and Miguel for a magical trip.