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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Also spent Thanksgiving week here and have to agree with the previous reviews. Would like to be critical in some way so as to be helpful to travelers looking for problems or issues at this wonderful resort but can't come up with anything. It was, I'd imagine, a crowded week at Thanksgiving but you really didn't feel it at all.... More 

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1 Thank grassarena
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arrival I felt as though I was swept into my own private Shangri-La. It was utterly magical! In an instant I could feel myself drift into relaxation as I settled into my majestic suite. The room had a 360 degree view spanning across the jungle and aqua marine Caribbean Sea, large cozy bed with delicious sheets and yummy towels.... More 

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1 Thank Kimberly L
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend at this wonderful establishment. Everything is of the highest quality while remaining low key. Luxury certainly but with subtlety and taste. The rooms have everything you would want and have outdoor spaces to relax and take in the surroundings. You are a few steps from a lovely private beach. Stressed-go to the intimate spa... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited Hotel Esencia for my husband's 40th birthday. If you are into small boutique hotels, you will love this place. They are very detail oriented and it seems to make their day if they can spoil you! While we were there, there was always some fun unique surprise in store. Whether it be live music to a romantic private... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear momfvgd, Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and that your husband's 40th birthday here was a big hit. I have already alerted my staff to your nice comments here. We are quite fortunate to be located on the prettiest strip of quiet white sandy beach in... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Esencia is a 29 room small hotel nestled in the middle of the jungle. When you get to the property check in is fast and you star seeing smiles the moment you walk in. After you check in you are driving to your room in a golf cart that cruises along a path in the jungle, if you are lucky... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Sirius_blk, Thanks so much for the beautiful description of your visit with us! I'm very pleased to hear that my staff delivered a five star vacation experience. We are a small family operation here and all of us are obsessed with perfection. Thanks so much for commenting on your favorite details. I'm happy to hear that you're planning to... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I never write reviews but this little jewel exceeded all of my expectations. I didn’t know it was possible to find such a beautiful, quiet, white sandy beach so close to the US. I thought I would have to fly half way around the world to Thailand or the Maldives for this. I came for a quick weekend on my... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Braydenp1026, A million thanks for your kind comments! I will be sure to alert my staff to your lovely 5 star review. We truly enjoyed having you here with us during your long weekend break and I sincerely hope to see you back here in sunny Mexico again very soon! Warmest regards, Kevin Wendle Owner & CEO More 

Marion, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival you arrive our front then are whisked away on a golf cart down a jungle path! The hotel is spread out with two story four plexs along with the main house. All nestled into the jungle so they blend in with the natural setting. Beautiful resort.. Staff was nice and genuine. Spa was very nice as was the... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Alecia S, I'm happy to hear that you're coming back in December! A million thanks for all of your kind comments. I've already alerted my staff to read your lovely 5 star review. See you soon! Kevin Wendle Owner & CEO More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Romantic stay in a gorgeous suite. From the moment we stepped onto the grounds we were overcome by how beautiful the Hotel Esencia property is. It feels like you enter an exclusive estate. The garden suites are tucked back in the lush landscape for maximum privacy. We stayed in the main house in a suite with one private patio facing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Beautifully presented hotel which lives up to all expectations. Seamless and friendly service with an excellent spa. We very much enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and clients.

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2 Thank RachelDavid190
Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear RachelDavid190, I'm so happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations! On behalf of all of us here, thanks so much for your kind comments and 5 star rating. Warm regards, Kevin Wendle Owner & CEO More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I am not a fan of anything in the Cancun area, all huge, big box hotels, all inclusive mega resorts and mass tourism; however we discovered a little Jewel in between all of this. After an hour drive from Cancun airport, we arrived in this magical, amazing mansion on the beach, service is beyond, grounds are stunning, rooms are simply... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear euro7999, Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! Like you, I've never been a fan of the big box hotels which is what attracted me to our beautiful quiet beach to begin with. I'm so pleased to hear that my staff delivered a five star experience in every way. I sincerely hope that we have the chance to welcome... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, two restaurants, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an Italian duchess. Though friendly, warm and generous, the duchess demands the very best and Esencia still benefits from her superior taste, her impeccable style and her zest for life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Esencia

Address: Calle Carretera Federal KM 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Xpu-Ha
Price Range: $790 - $1,282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Esencia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Esencia Playa Del Carmen
Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya, Mexico - Xpu-Ha
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
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“If you aren't in the main house suites you are in the jungle with no ocean view or sounds of the waves.”
 of 5 bubbles grassarena, 5 days ago | Read review
“Let them know what you need and they will be sure and accommodate your every need and desire!”
 of 5 bubbles KimberlyL527, 6 days ago | Read review
“Rooms in second floor are more private.”
 of 5 bubbles Sirius_blk, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“The beach front rooms are spectacular, but the private villas offer privacy and luxurious seclusion!”
 of 5 bubbles t0ddanth0ny1, Jun 28, 2016 | Read review
“Beach for view, inward for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles davidmertens, May 25, 2016 | Read review
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