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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like a celebrity or a rock star staying here, I literally felt as though I could bump into brad or Angelina at any moment. It’s pretty much the perfect hotel; the beach is huge and more or less empty except for the guests of the hotels. The food is really great here they have bob right next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience at Esencia was amazing. I absolutely loooooved the place! It is gorgeous and yet relaxing and it's the perfect place to go to detach from the craziness of your life routine. The place is classy and sophisticated, non comparable to the overrated 5 stars big Cancun resorts. The tropical surrounding makes it even more special and unique. Peaceful.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hotel is really great, everything about it is perfect. I was very lucky because I had great weather while I was there. I spent days on the beach enjoying great food and cocktails and taking brief breaks to walk across the white sand beach into the turquoise water. In the evening I would return to my candle lit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a 35-minute drive up the coast from Tulum, on the pristine and private Xpu-ha beach, sits Hotel Esencia. Originally the home of an Italian Duchess, 29-room Esencia still feels more like a private estate than a five-star resort, making it the perfect secluded retreat for our honeymoon. Everything about the hotel is well thought out. From the white-washed rooms... More 

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

Dear CC C, A million thanks for your thoughtful, detailed 5 star review. I'm so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us! I will be sure to alert my staff to your kind comments. We still have your straw hat and will keep it in a safe place for your return! All the best, Kevin Wendle... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an overdue review for our visit to Hotel Esencia & Al Cielo in late March of 2016. We stayed two nights at Al Cielo then two nights at Hotel Esencia. My boyfriend and I travelled from NYC to Hotel Esencia to celebrate his birthday. It was a very easy trip from NYC ----> Cancun .... the BF and... More 

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1 Thank laurentaflinger
Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear laurentaflinger, Thanks so much for your beautiful review -- I'm happy to hear that my team provided a 5 star experience during your boyfriend's special birthday weekend. Our fresh fish tacos are also my personal favorite and they are our best seller so I can't disagree with you there! We look forward to your next visit. All the best,... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waking up at 5am to watch sea turtles hatch, watching the sun rise from the white sandy beach, digging into the cakes and coffee delivered to our balcony.... and all of this on our first morning! This hotel was perfection. Our room was amazing, the beach and pool spectacular and the staff so lovely and accommodating. Our only problem was...... More 

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

Dear FeathersLucey, Thanks so much for your nice comments! I'm so pleased that you didn't miss the annual hatching of the sea turtles. It's such a moving experience to watch them march to the sea. Unfortunately this only happens on our beach on random days between July and October but it's always an unforgettable experience. I'm always grateful to see... More 

Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty perfect, this place. Best beach I have ever seen, food spectacular, service impeccable, rooms gorgeous. So quaint, luxurious and private. I cant think of one single criticism. Thanks Meredith at Casto Vacations for setting everything up.

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1 Thank Heather N
Kevin W, Owner at Hotel Esencia, responded to this review

Dear Heather N, How thoughtful of you to post such nice feedback -- thank you! I can assure you that we are not perfect but as you know my staff works very hard to ensure a near perfect holiday beach vacation. We are blessed to be located on the very best beach in the Riviera Maya. One of our guests... More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Hidden away in the jungle hotel Esencia is a perfect retreat for 3 or 4 days of relaxation. On a perfect soft white sand beach with Aqua sea, the hotel is boutique, quiet and friendly. The staff are very helpful, bilingual and friendly. The rooms are all white with good air conditioning and room fans. We had a garden unit... More 

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

Dear dollydraws, Thanks so much for your lovely 5 star review! Though I always love hearing nice feedback about our beach, our food, and our spacious white suites, I especially enjoyed reading your comments about all of the incredible wildlife on our property. Those colorful butterflies and peacocks never cease to take my breath away. I hope we will have... More 

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I’ve just returned from 5 days at Hotel Esencia with my two children and WOW I cannot believe how perfect this place is. As other reviews have pointed out here it’s an absolute paradise on one of the prettiest white beaches I’ve ever seen. Lots of places have a nice beach but what’s exceptional here is that you feel like... More 

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

Dear Twin2girlboy, What a nice review! Thanks so much for your lovely comments. It's true that even our starting level suites are large enough for a family of four and yes, they were all recently renovated with all brand new furnishings, A/C, mini-bars, and super fast free wi-fi. I'm happy to hear that you were all quite comfortable! I hope... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Hotel Esencia is not only spectacularly beautiful, the service, the food, and all the amenities were sensational. The owner, Kevin Wendle, is wonderful and the staff is great. We swam in the sea and the pools. We awoke to peacocks at our door most days. It was paradise.

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

Dear LovetotravelLil, Thanks so much for your kind feedback and generous 5 star review. It was a real pleasure meeting you and your lovely daughter. Please consider Hotel Esencia your new "home" in Mexico! All the best, Kevin Wendle Owner & CEO More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $494 - $1,260 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Xpu-Ha
#1 Spa Hotel in Xpu-Ha
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