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Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I gave the El Taj only 3 stars not based on the accommodations (which are lovely), but mainly due to the fact that the food is NOT very good, the front desk manager and desk attendants are not personable or helpful and the beach has pretty much been eroded away. Understand the beach erosion is of out of their control,...

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Purley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

We thought this was so much better than a larger all-inclusive resort. It is located right in the middle of Playa del Carmen so you get out to see the local environment and experience a wider range of restaurants and shopping than in the big resorts, which are all a taxi ride away from the town. There were nice touches...

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Profitmike, We are glad you had such a fantastic stay with us! At El Taj we're truly committed with creating the most wonderful experiences for all our guests to make them feel at home on every getaway; this is possible thanks to our attentive team, fully equipped condos and well-kept indoor and outdoor facilities all year round. It is...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Sold us an ocen view and gave us one with a completely obstructed view. Couldn't see anything unless you stood on the table. Granted, before all the beach erosion and need to put heavy potted foliage to barrier the room and hotel outside dining area, I bet it did have a great ocean view. But it now has NO view!...

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New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Not a luxury hotel, but overall a nice place to stay close to the sea. The room is modern and spacious. Only one problem, the shower was not very convenient to use since I have to hold it by hand. Love the design of the jacuzzi. The pool was small but well designed. Breakfast in Indigo Veach Club was good,...

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MissPeachPeach, We are really glad to know that you have enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us and enjoyed to the fullest the service, facilities and amenities that El Taj provides for all guests from beginning to end. As you’ve experienced, we combine the comfort of being at home with the luxury and enjoyment of a resort because we are...

River Vale, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Taj condos are gorgeous, we could not believe how luxurious they are. The staff is wonderful, and the concierge, especially Marisol, are extremely helpful. We will definitely return again, thank you for everything!!

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendyconway, We are really glad to know that you enjoyed a top-notch experience with us and enjoyed to the fullest the service, facilities and amenities that El Taj provides for al guests from beginning to end. As you’ve experienced, we combine the comfort of being at home with the luxury and enjoyment of a resort because we are all...

California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great - it had a pool on the ocean, and the rooms had beautiful views. Some even had their own hot tubs! We went with a group of friends and had a 3bd apt with a shared living room/kitchen. You can walk 5-10 min to the main street of Playa which is great. We also went scuba...

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trvlr4life945, We are really glad to know that you and your friends enjoyed a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed to the fullest the service, facilities and amenities that El Taj provides for al guests from beginning to end. As you’ve experienced, we combine the comfort of being at home with the luxury and enjoyment of a resort because...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Taj is by far the greatest value for accommodations in Playa. Their website shows each room and it's amenities. Most (if not all) have a full, state of the art kitchen allowing you to save on meals. Walk over 1-2 blocks away from the tourist area (I cannot recall the name of the street but it's the only way...

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MidwestGal16, We are really glad to know that you enjoyed a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed to the fullest the service, facilities and amenities that El Taj provides fr al guests from beginning to end. As you’ve experienced, we combine the comfort of being at home with the luxury and enjoyment of a resort because we are all...

USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we are currently staying in 341 and there is no ocean view at all and it it noisy. the view from the bedroom is a commercial area and the view from the living room is plants. the unit does not face the ocean. no ocean view. here is the description that is very misleading. true disappointment. "This is the largest...

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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not have been happier with this place. The staff was fantastic and room 341 and 342 were great. We found out when we arrived that due to previous storms and vary high tide the beach had been all but washed away but what was left was great. being set at Indigo Beach Club which in its self was...

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PlayaAssoc, Owner at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mcikfish, We are really glad to know that you and your wife had an excellent experience with us and enjoyed to the fullest the service, facilities and amenities that El Taj provides from beginning to end. As you’ve experienced, we combine the comfort of being at home with the luxury and enjoyment of a resort because we are all...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid extra for an ocean view room. There is not ocean view. Internet is very slow. If you want to go to the beach, you must walk 20 minutes to Sr Frog beach. This is not an hotel, this are apartments. I feel cheated. They don't offer you even a single cup of coffee. For the same price go...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Taj Condo Hotel consists of 57 spacious condos situated on 2 separate properties in front of the beach. El Taj oceanfront is directly on the beach and El Taj Beachside is across the street. Guests get to use all the on site amenities including our exclusive beach club. We offer 2 incredible heated pools. The relaxing heated pool on Beachside property is an exotic black mosaic infinity pool with an extra large Jacuzzi while the oceanfront heated pool sits right on the beach in front of our exclusive beach club. We're located in the most liveliest area of Playa that offers the convenience of having the best restaurants, nightlife and shopping within one block from your vacation home.Each Condominium offers expansive floor plans and superb finishes. The Beachside condos have private terraces that are surrounded by exotic plants, Lilly ponds and all face the pool and cascading waterfalls. All the penthouse units in El Taj Beachside feature ocean views from the private roof decks. All the oceanfront units have views of the ocean.Each condo comes with fully equipped kitchens and the finest details including flat screen TVs in all the rooms. We provide the same services usually associated with some of the finest hotels. Our designers traveled the globe to Indonesia trying to recreate an environment reminiscent to Bali. . ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel

Address: 1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 Norte | Corner 16th Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $175 - $654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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El Taj Oceanfront And Beachside Condo Hotel
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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#5 Business Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#5 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#14 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#21 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#23 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“Stay on an upper floor in the main building (not the smaller one across the street) face the pool and close to the main entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles MidwestGal16, 1 week ago | Read review
“Penthouse rooms have huge terraces.”
 of 5 bubbles abernes, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“unit 337 was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles M_Cartin, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront penthouse had spectacular ocean views and private rooftop with palapa and hot tub - the most breathtaking view in all of Playa.”
  • View from palapa on our oceanside penthouse rooftop
  • View from our oceanside penthouse rooftop
 of 5 bubbles 983joyced, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“great location, great value”
 of 5 bubbles williamsU3268PJ, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
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