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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel

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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.
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Updated 11/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#52 of 307 hotels in Playa del Carmen
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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
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Diving
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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CaliGirl312 wrote a review Sep 14
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My BF wanted to go to Mexico for his birthday this year and we usually choose Playa del Carmen (if you've been, you know). We wanted to see what it would be like to stay in town because we have stayed in Playacar at the resorts and planned to do that for the last part of our trip for the full pamper experience. PROS: STAFF. The staff here is wonderful. They were one of the main reasons our stay here was so great. They were always willing to help with whatever we needed, whether it was breaking pesos or giving us advice about where to ride our scooter. They really made us feel welcome and like El Taj was our home away from home. LOCATION. First a disclaimer: We stayed in the Oceanfront building, so I have no idea what the Beachside building is like. El Taj is such an ideal location if you're staying in Playa del Carmen. It's located on a quieter more secluded street that's twice removed from the main tourist thoroughfare (Fifth Ave), so you get the benefit of being away from the hustle and bustle while still being less than five minutes walking distance to Fifth Ave. Some of the best shops, restaurants, Coco Bongo (if you're into that), are all within walking distance. But when we got back to our hotel at night, we really felt like we were able to get peace and quiet. Some reviews here say they had trouble with noise from the nightclubs down the street. Maybe it's because we were on the north side of the building facing in the opposite direction of the clubs, but we had NO issues with that and slept like babies. CONDOS: The condos are very nice. It was way more room than we needed w/ a full living room, full kitchenette and separate bedroom and bathroom. They had a water filter and smart speaker iin the room. We had extra towels and clean sheets every day. The bed was huge (mattress may be a bit firm for some). Our balcony was huge and overlooked the street leading to the beach. CONS: There were few, but some of them could be a make or break for other visitors. SEAWEED: There was a ton of it and it smelled. I do NOT blame the hotel for this and it doesn't affect my rating, personally, because I knew what we were potentially in for. If you are looking for a clean beach, accept that you may not get it. I looked at their camera 24 hours before our arrival and it was clear. By the time we got there, the beach was inundated. POOL ISN'T HEATED: I'm a wuss and need my pool to be heated lol. The pool water was pretty chilly for me, I mostly dipped my fee
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear CaliGirl312, On behalf of the entire team at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. What a review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service provided, well-kept facilities, and fully equipped condos of El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside. Being located right in the premier zone of the city is certainly what makes El Taj one of the best jewels of Playa del Carmen. Our location combined with the immaculate service delivered by our associates and wonderfully kept facilities set the stage for a memorable stay all year round. We look forward to welcoming you back to El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside. Warmest regards, Irais Salinas Guest Relations Manager
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Deareice G wrote a review Nov 2020
Pitman, New Jersey45 contributions54 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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Remy Coco wrote a review Sep 3
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We did a site visit for our upcoming wedding in 2022. The property, among with it's other properties nearby, are beautiful! Parking was free and convenient which came in handy since we rented a car. The welcome and check in was all around great. The person checking us in and the person who brought our suitcases up where very nice. The pool area and the common areas where well maintained and filled with many tropical flowers and plants. The location is very convenient. You are right in the center of Playa and can walk to many places. The only setback to this place is that there is basically no beach due to the anchored boats in front. However, you can walk down the beach to decent swimming areas so it wasn't that big of a deal to us. All the staff at the hotel was very friendly for the most part. There was one interaction with a front desk person that seemed like I was annoying them with questions I had, but for the most part everyone was very professional and kind. For $48 USD they also offer same day result COVID tests which you need to travel back to the US. The Asi Restaurant has great food and drinks. The servers there are very accommodating. They brought us drinks in the pool area and I also hear that they offer food services to your room as well. You also get a discount card which gives you 10% off at the neighboring Plank restaurant. I highly recommend this place for dinner. The food and the drinks where very tasty. And the services was some of the best I've ever had. Overall we are very satisfied with Condos Hotels Playa del Carmen. We are looking forward in to having our guests and ourselves stay here for our wedding.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Condo Hotels Administration, Guest Services / Front Office at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
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Dear 581jessiec, On behalf of the entire team at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. What a review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service provided, well-kept facilities, and fully equipped condos of El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside. It would be our pleasure to host you and your lovely family for such a special date. Being located right in the premier zone of the city is certainly what makes El Taj one of the best jewels of Playa del Carmen. Our location combined with the immaculate service delivered by our associates and wonderfully kept facilities set the stage for a memorable stay all year round. We look forward to welcoming you back on your wedding day to El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside. Warmest regards, Irais Salinas Guest Relations Manager
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Cvargas1113 wrote a review Aug 2021
Anaheim, California16 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here with a group of 10 other family members & friends. We had more than enough room in our 2 bd 2 bath units. They're very upscale & spacious. The views of the ocean from our front patio & rear balcony's were very nice. The hotel employees were all very courteous and we enjoyed the restaurant located at the beach in front. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a low-key type of hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Cvargas1113, On behalf of the entire team at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. What a review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service provided, well-kept facilities, and fully equipped condos of El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside. Being located right in the premier zone of the city is certainly what makes El Taj one of the best jewels of Playa del Carmen. Our location combined with the immaculate service delivered by our associates and wonderfully kept facilities set the stage for a memorable stay all year round. We look forward to welcoming you to El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside back in the close future. Warmest regards, Irais Salinas Guest Relations Manager
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lilibrumc2021 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
The flat is comfortable and clean, the wonderful view and standing on the sand, friendly and helpful staff. The poll is wonderful. Excellent location. Covered parking and easy access. It is located in the center of Playa del Carmen but it is very quiet.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear lilibrumc2021, 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. 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. 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 entire team who continuously delivers El Taj's 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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PRICE RANGE
$128 - $246 (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, Zitla, and Señor Frog's Playa del Carmen 5ta Av.
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.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.