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1 Norte Esquina Calle 14 Norte Corner 16th Street, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 11/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#60 of 332 in Playa del Carmen
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
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. .
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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bkocolon wrote a review Jun 2
Atlanta, Georgia
Overall a good hotel, very centric, lots of restaurants, bars etc. Sargazo is inevitable during its season, Just be aware of when to book. Service was very on point, and the rooms were impecable. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Deareice G wrote a review Nov 2020
Pitman, New Jersey45 contributions56 helpful votes
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Our trip was during Covid we are a family of 7. We stayed in Room 340 penthouse suite ocean front Amazing- the views were incredible. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The room looks even better than the pictures, and I travel a lot. Loved the restaurant downstairs- we loved the chicken pesto sandwich amazing. Only wish they were open after 5, but its covid so I totally understood. The hotel is very conveniently located easy to walk to everything, the beach area was not crowed with other hotels. If needed they also have a parking lot downstairs. My only complaint was that we lost electricity- but thats expected. Several hotels lost electricity because of construction. The hotel just had us go to another property across the street and my family was able to work from there. Problem solve quickly and very professionally. I would stay there tomorrow if I could. Everyone was sad leaving
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Condo Hotels Administration, Guest Services / Front Office at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Nov 20, 2020
Dear momof4onthego, Greetings from El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel. I would like to thank you for affording the time to share your beautiful feedback in regards to your recent stay at our condo-hotel, especially during this difficult time. We hope you and your family are safe and well. We are absolutely delighted to read that you were 100% relaxed and enjoyed the resort facilities! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to contribute to a memorable moment. I would like to apologize for the details that made your stay less pleasant, but I am happy to hear that our front desk team fixed that issue promptly and was able to accommodate you and your family, in another condo so that you continue to enjoy your stay with us. We are more than ever encouraged to continue our journey and to deliver personalized hospitality to our guests. I will definitely share your valuable feedback with the team to continuously deliver our El Taj signature service from the heart. We most certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another exquisite stay with us. With my best regards, Irais Salinas Guest Relations Manager
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Ken K wrote a review Apr 2022
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida81 contributions69 helpful votes
We had a great stay. This was our second time. The place is beautiful. Breakfast on the beach is awesome every morning. Close to all the restaurants and shops. The beach is disappointing but not much the hotel can do. The people there are wonderful!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded May 2, 2022
Hello, Ken! Thank you for your positive commentary! We are happy to hear that you ha an amazing experience while staying with us again! It is unfortunate that the state of the beach is not as ideal as we would like it to be, but we are glad that our services and amenities were able to make your time with us just as incredible as we hoped they would. We hope that you'll continue to visit us in the coming future, and you can be sure we'll be happy to receive you and your family for another wonderful stay every time. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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skoenig46 wrote a review Apr 2022
Comfortable and clean condo with excellent customer service. We liked the location. On the beach , close to town yet didn't hear music from clubs. Unfortunately the beach has eroded away so we missed laying out on the beach in front of the condo. Beaches are a short walk away.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Apr 30, 2022
Hello, Skoenig! Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had an amazing experience during your stay with us! It is unfortunate that erosion has shortened the beachline for a while now; yet, knowing our top-rate services and amenities made your stay enjoyable and unforgettable is great news, and we'll make sure to let our teammates know of your glowing praise! We hope to have you with us again in the near future and thank you for letting us be a part of your memories of Playa del Carmen. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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ParticularDenver wrote a review Apr 2022
Denver, Colorado91 contributions50 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at El Taj overall. I had read in previous reviews about some of the issues like the small beach area so we knew what to expect. We stayed for 8 nights at El Taj in the beach-side portion. There is an ocean front part of the building and a beach side part of the building. They are separated by a small street but feel like the same complex. Because the of the sargassum seaweed situation right now, the beach-side may be preferable since it is farther back from the ocean. We were assigned a room in the beach-side portion and I was a little disappointed. I had seen pictures and knew that the penthouse patio had windows looking onto it from the hotel next door. We stayed in #309. There were things that we really liked about the unit. The primary bedroom was spacious. The bed was comfortable and the AC worked great. There are some improvements that the owner of the unit should make to improve the unit. There is water damage on the side of the cabinet next to the sink and it looks like plastic was left to melt off the bottom of the dishwasher. The cushions on the upstairs patio are faded and the refrigerator on the upstairs patio is completely rusted out. These would be minor things to fix and would make a big difference in the overall appeal of the unit. We ended up LOVING the upstairs patio and using it a ton. We could see that the patio next to ours was a little better cared for.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Apr 19, 2022
Hello ParticularDenver, Thank you for your positive commentary! We are thankful that you chose us for your vacation time in Playa del Carmen, and glad we could make your stay an amazing experience. It is unfortunate to hear about any minor issues you experienced; you can rest assured that we'll look into the little details to make sure your next visit is even more memorable! We look forward to having you with us again in the near future and thank you once again for letting us be a part of your memories of Playa del Carmen. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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edult wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
These condos have a terrible seaweed problem. The seaweed accumulates next to fishing boats right in front of their beach, there is very limited cleaning. Thus seaweed is rotting and causing an horrible smell. The smell starts from their beach and goes a block or two back. If you ask them, they will say this is a global problem but no other community has a terrible problem like they do. There is proper cleaning early in the morning of all seaweed. These guys tend to ignore you suggesting it is natural phenomena and they cannot do anything. Clearly other beaches are cleaner so they have to pull their act together. Smell is so bad you cannot sleep here in the night. I suggest to avoid this property in Playa del Carmen
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid booking this property during seaweed season at all costs probably from Feb to Dec
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Apr 18, 2022
Hello Edult, Thank you for your commentary. We are very sorry to hear you had a negative experience during your stay. Sadly, the topic of sargassum in the beachline is not a new development and is a situation we have had to deal with over the last few years. As you know, the appearance of sargassum is a natural occurrence that happens frequently in the region and affects certain areas more heavily than others. While we understand this can be discouraging when planning your vacations, we always recommend our guests to acquire knowledge on the situation in order to be aware of the possibility of it affecting their trip. Likewise, we invite all our guests to use our Live Webcam of the beach to better assess the situation in the days leading up to their arrival. We hope to see you once again in the near future in order to offer you our top-class services and give you an unforgettable experience in your next stay. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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Peter B wrote a review Mar 2022
Greenville, Michigan, United States40 contributions50 helpful votes
The El Taj is one of two places we stay when in PDC depending on availability and length of stay. We really like the environment and appreciate the service the staff provides. This trip we give a shout out to Adolfo and Eric for excellent service. We have stayed in both the oceanfront and beachside areas. It is quiet, it has a lot of greenery planted, and the curving architecture gives a great vibe. Their pools are great. The beachside restaurant / beachclub staff are outstanding. The beach has eroded away significantly over the last 8 years but there is still outstanding beach near the main ferry terminal to the south and beyond another terminal to the north (both terminals easily seen from the oceanfront of El Taj. You can also walk to Emerald Beach by heading down 38 from 5th Ave (or take a bike if you prefer). The room was clean and airy (we don't like A/C) but has A/C and a very nice kitchen to use. You have a feeling of privacy throughout most of the property and a very soothing vibe. Getting a Covid Test was easy and handle by the front desk. They also offer some discounts at nearby restaurants and also use of a gym not far from the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Apr 7, 2022
Hello Peter! Thank you for your positive commentary, knowing you have an amazing experience every time you visit us makes us very happy! It is unfortunate that the beach suffers from erosion, but we are glad to offer first-rate services and accommodation to our guests every day thanks to the efforts of our teammates. Rest assured we will pass along your praise to them and let them now of your unforgettable stay. We hope to continue seeing you again in the coming future, and are honored to be your choice when coming to Playa del Carmen! Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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LMY2014 wrote a review Feb 2022
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica42 contributions13 helpful votes
Spent 11 days at this great place. The condo was spacious and well equipped - and the beds were good :-) We enjoyed both the pool and the beach - and especially the beach clup Asi, where Elkin and his crew make sure you have the best time. Breakfast is amazing and anything else we ordered was also very good. The location of Taj is absolutely perfect - just one block from the noise and activities of 5th Avenue, but you hear nothing but the waves. Highly recommenden <3
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Apr 6, 2022
Hello LMY, Thank you for your positive review! We are happy to know you had an amazing experience during your stay with us! While our great location is certainly a great advantage, the every-day work of our teammates to provide our guests with first-rate services and experiences is what we value the most. Knowing their efforts helped make your stay unforgettable is great news to hear, and we'll make sure to pass along your praise to them! We hope to have you with us again sometime in the near future and thank you for letting us be a part of your memories of Playa. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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941tod wrote a review Feb 2022
Amazing, condo, service, beach club. This was a special anniversary and rented the penthouse on the beach. Had a family bbq on the rooftop. Really an unforgettable experience. The heated pool is uncommon in Playa and a huge plus.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Mar 14, 2022
Hello Tod, Thank you for your glowing review, we are incredibly happy to know about your amazing stay with us! We aim to provide first rate rate services and experiences to our guests every day, and will gladly let the rest of our teammates know of your appreciation for their work to make your stay special! We hope to see you once again soon, and thank you for letting us be a part of your memories of Playa. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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Patrick C wrote a review Feb 2022
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho23 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent the last 3 days of our trip at El Taj beachside. We had previously stayed at El Taj oceanside and thought we'd be disappointed to be across the street. We were not! Our 1BR condo had a patio just steps from a lovely infinity pool surrounded by lush vegetation. The included breakfast was served on the beach where we watched the sun rise over Cozumel each morining. The airport transfer arranged by the El Taj concierge was much nicer than the shared shuttle we had taken at the beginning of our trip.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Feb 17, 2022
Hello Patrick! Thank you for sharing your experiences during your stay with us at El Taj! We are happy to hear you visited us once more, and to know that the first-rate service of our teammates left you with a fantastic experience during your visit. Please don't hesitate to contact us in the future before your trip to ask how we can help! We hope to see you once again in the future, and would like to offer you a small courtesy the next time you are in town. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$162 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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el taj oceanfront and beachside condo hotel
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooRiviera MayaPlaya del Carmen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
57
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Quinta Avenida (0.2 miles), Playacrawl (0.1 miles), and 3D Museum of Wonders (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar, Po Thai Restaurant, and Amorcito Corazón.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Playa del Carmen.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.