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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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#61 of 333 hotels 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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HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Ashley Buswell Raison wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
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From the walk-in to the hotel to the beach we were in awe, after a stressful need for a relaxing vacation we knew we were in the right spot. The front desk, restaurant and crew were all very accommodating. Nothing like having tequila shots and drinking cervesas on the nice relaxing lounge chairs at nighttime enjoying the breeze and ambiance. Thank you, Franco for making sure we were comfortable and satisfied! It was cool to watch the fisherman bring the catch of the day in from the boats anchored out front. We will definitely be back in the near future 💕🇲🇽
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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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Crespo_Amsterdam wrote a review Jul 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands273 contributions54 helpful votes
Excellent hotel downtown Playa del Carmen right at the beach. Two beautiful swimmingpools, excellent and friendly doormen. The appartment we rented was well equiped, spacious for 4 people, two bathrooms and a small kitchen, including washing machine. WiFi was good. Beachbeds at your disposal at the beach, unfortunately the beach was Full with seaweed, although it was cleaned every day, multiple times. All in all very good hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parkingspots under the hotel
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Deborah F wrote a review Jul 2022
Suffolk3 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a condo for 10 days. It’s a nice set up with fantastic staff and facilities but beachside is very tired and the condo we were in needed a make over. It had all you needed but luxury it wasn’t. We were told Oceanside was newer than beachside so it could be condos are in a better state but I would only give ours 3 out of 5. We had a penthouse condo for 4 but hadn’t realised the sun deck was on the roof and had to go up another set of stairs. We thought you walked out of your patio doors into your private space. It detracts when you have to continually take everything up one set of stairs. We had a nice time but may have chosen differently if we had seen floor plans of the set up. When your paying these prices per night I would expect more. Cleaners did a great job keeping the condos clean but note that unfortunately the seaweed makes the beach smelt and unusable
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Folia wrote a review Jul 2022
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
Very well run condos with friendly and efficient staff. Kept our condo very clean throughout our stay. Thanks to Eva and her colleagues. El Taj is well situated for 5th Ave. pools are good. Beach is suffering from seaweed but nearby beaches are ok.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Pick your condo with care. Not all the same standard. Best if you like pools rather than beach...
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, Folia! Thank you for your positive feedback! We are very happy to know your stay with us was an amazing and pleasant experience! It's unfortunate that sargassum is still a current issue in the region, but we remain committed to providing first-rate services and accommodations for our guests, and we are glad that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for letting is be a part of your experiences in Playa del Carmen. Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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Roam35177922161 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great Service and great location! Highly recommended! The staff is very helpful! the rooms are spacious and very clean! Highly maintenance of the entire place. Wonderful location close to 5th. Avenue.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, Roam! Thank you for your positive review! We are very happy to hear your stay with us was such and incredible experience for you. We pride ourselves in our first-rate services and accommodations, and knowing that they help make the best memories for our guests during their vacations is the best news we can get! We hope to see you again in the near future, and thank you for making us your best choice in town! Sincerely, Fernando Morales Guest Relations Manager
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bkocolon wrote a review Jun 2022
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 as a couple
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Response from PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Responded Jun 27, 2022
Hi, bkocolon! Thank you for your positive review! Knowing that you had an amazing stay with us makes us very happy, as does knowing that our commitment to provide first-rate services and accommodations helped make your vacations an amazing experience. It's unfortunate that sargassum has become a mainstay of the area, but we are glad to see it didn't diminish your enjoyment of your time with us. We hope that you'll visit us again in the coming future in order to experience our services and offerings once more, 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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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 with family
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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 as a couple
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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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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $235 (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 L'Ambassade (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 Po Thai Restaurant, Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar, 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.